In less than two weeks EVOLVE Wrestling will hold the final rounds of its tournament to determine the first ever EVOLVE Champion, something Gabe Sapolsky admits in the beginning he never saw happening. On April 5th at WrestleCon in Secaucus, New Jersey, one of eight men will have a chance to cement their names in history as the first EVOLVE Champion.
The first round match on the night will see Rich Swann, Samuray del Sol, Sami Callihan and Jigsaw battle it out in a Four-Way-Freestyle to determine who will face Chuck Taylor in the first semi-final. In the second first round, AR Fox and Jon Davis will meet in one-on-one competition to determine the opponent of semi-finalist Ricochet.
The winner of the tournament will be gifted with a title belt unveiled today by EVOLVE founder and head booker Gabe Sapolsky in his WWNLive Alerts:
Considering this is a site constructed around opinion, I personally will be rooting for Samuray del Sol. In 2012 I got my first glimpse of the Luchador who was primarily trained in of all places Chicago, Illinois. Del Sol’s matches both against and teaming with El Generico were awesome, my two favorites however are Chuck Taylor and Sami Callihan. Any of the three deserve the honor of being EVOLVE Wrestling’s first champion.
The belt itself looks really nice. In an industry where awkward looking, extravagant belts seem to have become the norm it’s a throwback to what an old-school title would look like in-terms of shape, with the design taking a similar mold to that of WWE and TNA’s with the logo placed center for everyone to see, something that instantly makes it recognizable as EVOLVE’s Championship.
Also featured on the card will be an independent dream tag team match when Matt and Nick Jackson, The Young Bucks (known to Impact Wrestling fans as Generation Me) will face fan favorites Player Uno and Player Dos, The Super Smash Brothers in a match guaranteed to be nothing short of awesome.
Other names featured on the card include Brian Kendrick and the DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion, Johnny Gargano.