For those wondering if AEW and WWE are in the beginning stages of a war, this might give some credence to the argument that they are.
The Wrap has reported that WWN’s Evolve brand will be airing their Evolve 131 show on the WWE Network. The main event will be Adam Cole defending his NXT World Championship against 205 Live’s Akira Tozawa.
Evolve’s 10th Anniversary Celebration” will also feature a match between fellow Evolve alums Matt Riddle (currently in NXT, which is WWE’s minor leagues) and WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak. That one is a non-title match.
Additionally, NXT Superstars Arturo Ruas (formerly Adrian Jaoude) and Babatunde, Evolve Champion Austin Theory and the promotion’s Tag Team Champions Joe Gacy and Eddie Kingston are also all set for action. Additional matches will be announced in the near future.
“Evolve was the birthplace for many current WWE and NXT Superstars so it is only fitting that their 10th Anniversary Celebration will be showcased live on WWE Network,” Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE executive vice president of talent, live events & creative
Evolve 131 takes place on July 13 at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA. The event — and the WWE Network livestream — will start at 8 p.m. ET.The Wrap
Yes, that’s the same date and start time for new competition All Elite Wrestling’s (AEW) “Fight for the Fallen” event. That one will livestream on Turner’s (so, WarnerMedia’s) B/R Live service.
For those fans that weren’t alive or watching during the Attitude Era, this will be the first time you are forced to decide what to watch between the number one and number two company. Even though WWE won’t be showing their programming, Evolve will be on their Network.
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