EVOLVE News & Notes + Rampage/Ortiz Fight & More


— For those who may have missed it yesterday, the 8/23 WWE SmackDown on Syfy did a final 1.90 (1.9) cable rating, with 2.57 million viewers. This number is up from last week’s show that did a 1.83 (1.8) cable rating with 2.40 million viewers.

— A Featherweight Championship match between title holder Pat Curran and recent Bellator Featherweight Tournament winner Daniel Straus has been added to the undercard of the Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Tito Ortiz pay-per-view on November 2nd.

— Here is the latest update on the WWNLive ROKU channel. The deal is that it is all in ROKU’s hands now to get the thing launched. The hope is that the channel will be ready to go for next month’s EVOLVE events.

— Mr. Touchdown Mark Angelosetti will make his EVOLVE debut as part of the Style Battle on September 21st and 22nd. He joins Maxwell Chicago, Andrew Everett, Drew Gulak, Lince Dorado, Shane Strickland, Josh Alexander and Biff Busick in the Style Battle, which will feature two four way elimination matches on 21st with the winners facing off the next night. The six men that do not make the finals will battle in a FRAY match on the 22nd.

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