On July 13, Evolve’s 10th Anniversary show will be streaming live on WWE Network. The card is stacked with Evolve and WWE superstars but until last night, there was no women’s match on the card.
Evolve announced on their Twitter account that Shotzi Blackheart with take on Brandi Lauren at this Saturday’s big event. The match came to no surprise because Evolve posted a poll on Twitter asking fans if they wanted to see this match added. With an 89% vote of yes, we we will see these young talented ladies on WWE Network.
This is a huge opportunity for both Blackheart and Lauren to get exposure to more eyes via the WWE Network. They are widely known on the independent circuit but not households names like the women of WWE.
WWE and Evolve have had a working relationship since 2015 which has allowed WWE to scout talent from the independent promotion. WWE has also allowed their talent to appear on Evolve shows since this partnership came to fruition.
This is the first time since the WWE Network launch in 2014 that they have aired a non-company show. Evolve founder and promoter, Gabe Sapolsky was recently interview by James Stewart on the ‘Wrestling Inside The Ropes’ podcast and said this has been in the works since 2016.
Here are the complete card for this Saturdays show.
NXT Championship Match
Adam Cole defends against Akira Tozawa
EVOLVE Champion vs. WWN Champion in a Winner Take All Match
EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory vs. WWN Champion JD Drake
EVOLVE Tag Team Championship Match
Eddie Kingston & Joe Gacy defend their titles against AR Fox & Leon Ruff
Matt Riddle vs. Drew Gulak
Anthony Henry vs. Arturo Ruas
Babatunde vs. Colby Corino
Fatal 4-Way Match
Curt Stallion vs. Sean Maluta vs. Stephen Wolf vs. Harlem Bravado
Josh Briggs vs. Anthony Greene
Brandi Lauren vs. Shotzi Blackheart
Evolve’s 10th Anniversary show streams live on the WWE Network this Saturday July 13 at 8 pm EST.