— DGUSA made the following announcement on their end of year sale on their website:
“Holiday Season Sales Are Here!!! Go to the Shop to take advantage of the huge savings on all DGUSA & EVOLVE DVDs, shirts, hats, sweatshirts, skull caps and more! Savings range from 33-50% off and it includes all new releases! Go to www.WWNLive.com and get every DGUSA & EVOLVE iPPV for 33% off and just $10 each. Act fast because these prices only last until December 24th. It’s the biggest sale of the year.”
— Gabe Sapolsky made the following statement on Davey Richards in an e-mail statement to fans:
“Davey Richards is an elite talent in the ring. There is no question about his work ethic and ability. However, when we book a talent we look at both in-ring ability and out-of-the-ring character. Although Davey has made an offer that shows a maturity and a desire to make amends, I still have trust issues. There is nothing more important to me than delivering what we advertise. Sometimes, it is impossible due to injury or travel issues, but I was burned too bad in the past with Davey.
However, I have seen your tweets, Facebook messages, emails and overall demand to see Davey Richards wrestle in EVOLVE. I do admit that the idea of Davey Richards, the winner of the first EVOLVE main event, finally returning to take on EVOLVE Champion AR Fox on the 25th card is very intriguing. Fox, who is approaching one-year as champion, has also asked for this match. Fox has been a fighting champion who has given us an unique and exciting title reign. At this point, he deserves to get a match that he wants.
The bottom line is I just don’t feel comfortable advertising Davey Richards, especially for a main event title match on EVOLVE 25. So we will go with this compromise. EVOLVE Champion AR Fox will have an open contract at the EVOLVE 25 live iPPV at WWNLive.com from Ybor City, FL on January 10th. If Davey wants to show up, he can sign the contract. If not, I’m sure someone else who will be a strong challenger for the title will emerge. The scheduled Roderick Strong vs. Uhaa Nation match will now be for a title shot of their choice in the future.
In closing, I just want to take a moment and thank AR Fox for an amazing year as EVOLVE Champion. Fox has exemplified the athleticism and creativity we hoped the EVOLVE Champion would represent. From impromptu title matches to inventing new moves, Fox has risen to the role of champion. We look forward to his biggest title defense yet at EVOLVE 25. Thank you for reading.”
— Below are the officially advertised cards for next month’s upcoming EVOLVE events:
EVOLVE 25 – January 10th – Ybor City, FL
EVOLVE Title Match: AR Fox Has An Open Contract
FIP champion Trent Baretta defends vs. Anthony Nese with Su Yung
Johnny Gargano & The Bravado Brothers vs. Rich Swann & The Young Bucks
Chris Hero vs. Ricochet
Winner Gets A Title Shot Of Their Choice:
Roderick Strong vs. Uhaa Nation
EVOLVE 26 – January 11th – Orlando FL
FIP Tag Team champions Roderick Strong & Rich Swann vs. The Young Bucks
Chris Hero vs. Anthony Nese
Ricochet vs. Trent Baretta
Chuck Taylor vs. Maxwell Chicago
EVOLVE 27 – January 12th – Jacksonville, FL
DGUSA champ Johnny Gargano vs. Roderick Strong (non-title)
Chris Hero vs. Chuck Taylor
Rich Swann vs. Jon Davis
AR Fox & Ricochet vs. Anthony Nese & TBD with Su Yung.