— EVOVLE Wrestling announced the following today…
EVOLVE will crown its first champion on April 5th at WrestleCon at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ. We will now release the first significant information on the tournament:
-The EVOLVE Title Tourney will closely follow the NFL conference playoff format.
-This means the 1st and 2nd seeds will get byes.
-There will be two wildcard matches with the winners facing the 1st & 2nd seeds in the semi-finals.
-The winners of those two matches will fight in the finals to determine the first champion.
-It is possible that the lower seeded wildcard match will be a Freestyle, which would make getting a higher seed even more important.
Eligibility & Seeding:
-The seeding will be determined by a combination of Record and winning % with the EVOLVE Leaderboard used in tiebreaker situations. We understand there will not be a perfect system, and any issues will be resolved on the Dragon Gate USA events in California.
-A wrestler must have competed on no fewer than six (33% of total) EVOLVE cards to be eligible. This is to insure that the competitor has at least been a semi-regular over a span of time in EVOLVE.
-An exception to the 33% rule is the possibility of sending out an international invitation to the tournament.
We will have much more on the tournament in the upcoming weeks. The next WWNLive Alerts will also start to explain how instituting a title will change EVOLVE. Tickets for April 5th are now available at www.WrestleCon.com or by calling 267-519-9744. This card has a special 4pm start time and is at a great, centralized location. There will also be several non-tournament bouts on the card.