Of course, I'm not acting like we are doing him any favors. Evan Bourne is an exceptional talent with a strong connection to WWE fans. Matt Sydal is a great guy to have in the locker room. We are lucky to be able to present this at EVOLVE in New York, Detroit and Chicago.
— Gabe Sapolsky (@BookItGabe) October 25, 2019
EVOLVE is excited to announce that Evan Bourne is returning to action for the first time since 2013. Bourne is signed for the following EVOLVE events:
– EVOLVE 139 on November 9th in Queens, NY
– EVOLVE 140 on November 10th in Brooklyn, NY
– EVOLVE 141 on December 6th in Livonia, MI
– EVOLVE 142 on December 7th in Chicago, IL
Evan Bourne was one of WWE’s most exciting stars. He was known for his spectacular “Air Bourne” finisher off the top rope. He rose to being WWE Tag Team Champions along with Kofi Kingston. Bourne’s last match was in 2013 and he parted ways with WWE in 2014. He competed as Matt Sydal, but the Evan Bourne name and persona was retired.
Bourne now wants to make a comeback. EVOLVE’s connection to NXT allows him to revive the “Evan Bourne” name and precision style that thrilled WWE audiences. ”There has never been a more ideal moment for Evan Bourne to return,” Bourne said. “I’m thankful for this rebirth. I’m thrilled for this opportunity, and I will open everyone’s eyes at EVOLVE. On November 9th and 10th, come see what I’m saying.”
“We have so many unique opportunities with the EVOLVE connection to WWE,” EVOLVE VP Of Talent Relations & Creative Gabe Sapolsky said. “We can put on matches with talent that no one else on the independent wrestling level can. One of these unique opportunities is being able to revive Evan Bourne. I know he is very hungry and looks at this as a comeback opportunity. I’ve known him since 2004 and I’m very excited to be working with him again.”
Major League Wrestling (MLW) today announced that it will present a LIVE Saturday Night SuperFight pre-show at 7 pm ET (11 PM GMT) on November 2 live from Cicero Stadium. This preshow will stream online on Fite TV and MLW’s YouTube Channel. The one-hour free live broadcast will feature 4 exclusive matches from Chicago’s Cicero Stadium:
- Triple Team Team Threat: CONTRA Unit vs. Dominic Garrini & Douglas James vs. Spirit Squad
- Zenshi vs. El Hijo de LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta)
- Savio Vega vs. Leo Brien
- Gino “El Intocable” Medina’s debut vs. Air Wolf
Following the pre-show, MLW will broadcast MLW: Saturday Night SuperFight PPV at 8 PM ET (midnight GMT), available to stream live worldwide and on-demand at Fite tv. You can pre-order at MLW.tv.
Signed thus far for this card:
- NO DQ WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Jacob Fatu (c) vs. LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta)
- WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Teddy Hart (c) vs. Austin Aries
- TEXAS TORNADO WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE FIGHT: The Dynasty (c) vs. The Von Erich Boys
- “Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Timothy Thatcher
- NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Alex Hammerstone (c) vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
- STAIRWAY TO HELL MATCH: Jimmy Havoc vs. Mance Warner
- TRIOS MATCH: Septimo Dragon, Gringo Loco & Puma King vs. Injustice
The new episode of NWA Ten Pounds of Gold has documented the journey of Billy Corgan and David Lagana mission to bring the National Wrestling Alliance back to prominence.
All pics and videos courtesy of NWA and MLW