EVOLVE was in East Haven, Connecticut last night for their second iPPV of the weekend. Here’s a rundown of the show:
Shane Mercer defeated Mikey Webb
Both newcomers put in impressive performances, then Mercer put Webb away with a slam off the ropes. After the match, the stable known as “The End” (Parrow, Drennan, and Odinson) that debuted on Saturday showed up and destroyed Mercer and Webb. The crowd reacted big to that.
Jarek 1:20 defeated Brandon Watts
This was a match with two more wrestlers who are new to EVOLVE, though both were in matches on Saturday night. Jarek 1:20 was able to put Watts away with a vertical suplex into a DDT for the finish.
Dominic Garrini (w/ Stokely Hathaway) defeated Cyrus Satin
Garrini won by submission in a quick match.
Austin Theory (w/ Priscilla Kelly) defeated Jason Kincaid
Kincaid had this won with a submission after a flying stomp off the ring post, but Kelly raked his eyes and allowed Theory an opportunity to hit a TKO for the win. Kincaid, who has been trying to save Theory from Kelly, tried to plead with him after the match but was laid out again.
WWN Champion Keith Lee defeated Darby Allin in a non-title match
Lee destroyed Allin, but he wouldn’t quit and kept fighting back. Lee would throw him over and over and hit a huge double palm strike to Allin’s chest at one point. Allin countered a powerbomb into a Code Red for a near fall, but Lee finished the match with a powerbomb anyway.
EVOLVE Tag Team Champions Chris Dickinson & Jaka defeated The Gym Nasty Boys and The Ugly Ducklings in an elimination tag match to retain their titles
This was supposed to be a number one contender’s match, but the champions were in a fighting mood after wanting a piece of The End.
Jaka put White Mike of the Gym Nasties away with a powerbomb in the first fall, then Dickinson and Jaka put the Ducklings away with a double team Doomsday Device chokeslam. This was a wild match, with Dickinson and Jaka wrestling with anger as they wanted to get their hands on The End.
PAPW Champion Richard Holliday defeated RJ Rude to retain his title
PAPW were the host promoters for the show, and their title was defended in their home venue on the main card. Holliday retained with the Market Crash.
Fred Yehi defeated Matt Riddle
They had a great match. Yehi was all business, doing stomps on the bare feet of Riddle and hitting suplexes and using counters throughout. Riddle couldn’t put Yehi away and ended up losing to Yehi’s Koji Clutch.
EVOLVE Champion Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Tracy Williams (w/ Stokely Hathaway and Dominic Garrini) to retain his title
This was a technical match, with both doing groundwork and countering everything. Sabre was able to escape from the crossface late before it finally broke down into a slugfest. After a strike battle, ZSJ used a bridging pin to retain his title.
Post-match, The End came out and destroyed Williams and Garrini. The locker room emptied and we had absolute mayhem. The crowd was going wild as Catch Point went at it with The End. Darby Allin made his way to a basketball hoop and did a coffin drop off the backboard onto a pile.
Everyone brawled until we were left with Jason Kincaid in the ring to say this is just the beginning. He closed the show by thanking everyone for being there.