By Jerry Del Priore
I must say, I am really looking forward to seeing WWN & EVOLVE Wrestling’s EVOLVE 135 Friday at Saint Finbar Catholic Church Gym in Bath Beach, Brooklyn.
EVOLVE 135 is loaded with superstars such as EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory, who will be squaring off against NXT Superstar Babatunde.
The talented Theory is currently signed to WWE and assigned to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
Josh Briggs had the opportunity to pick Theory’s opponent and he selected Babatunde Aiyegbusi, who previously played for a number of teams in the Polish American Football League and had a stint with the Minnesota Vikings during the 2015 preseason.
The behemoth Babatunde is billed at six-foot-ten and 355 pounds, and sure will test the ultra-fit Theory.
Theory returned the favor by choosing Briggs’ foe, and he came up with the Blue Collar Badass JD Drake, an English professional wrestler who’s inked to WWE NXT UK brand.
Also, there will be a Grudge Match between AR Fox (Lucha Underground) with Ayla & The Skulk vs. Joe Gacy of The Unwanted.
Up next, Evolution’s Edge Tournament Match #1 – Elimination Match will feature a four-way bout between MMA fighter Anthony Gutierrez, Karam, Sean Maluta and Stephen Wolf.
Maluta, a Staten Island native, is part of wrestling royalty, as he’s the nephew of Afa, one half of the Wild Samoans.
Evolution’s Edge Tournament Match #2 – Elimination Match
Anthony Greene with Brandi Lauren vs. Brandon Taggart vs. Curt Stallion vs. Daniel Garcia.
Special Attraction Match
NXT Superstar and Brazilian martial artist Arturo Ruas vs. John Silver.
Plus, EVOLVE Tag Team Champion Leon Ruff, Anthony Henry, Eddie Kingston, Colby Corino, Harlem Bravado, Shotzi Blackheart, Adrian Alanis, Liam Grey, and others.
Additionally, EVOLVE stars will be available for pictures and autographs. Note: pricing is up to the individual star.
Meet & Greets with NXT Superstars Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRea, Babatunde and Arturo Ruas. Go to the WWNLive.com to shop for pricing info, and to live stream the event.
Tickets are on sale at www.Etix.com or by calling 1-800-514-3849. Bell time is at 8:00 p.m.