Adam Cole To Face Shane Strickland At EVOLVE 121, Darby Allin At EVOLVE 122

Adam Cole's EVOLVE opponents have been revealed.

EVOLVE announced that former NXT North American Champion Adam Cole will face Shane Strickland at EVOLVE 121 and Darby Allin at EVOLVE 122. You can read the full announcement below.

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The Undisputed ERA’s Adam Cole will take on two of EVOLVE Wrestling’s top competitors, Shane “Swerve” Strickland and Darby Allin, at EVOLVE events next month in Atlanta and Concord, N.C.

The Panama City Playboy’s showdown with Strickland is set for EVOLVE 121, taking place Friday, Feb. 15, at the Kroc Center of Atlanta. Strickland is among the most decorated wrestlers in the entire independent wrestling scene. Last year, he held the EVOLVE Championship for nearly three months before being dethroned in October.

From there, Cole will battle Allin at EVOLVE 122 on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord. For Allin, who is striving to build momentum toward an eventual EVOLVE Title opportunity, the match provides yet another chance to prove himself against a WWE or NXT Superstar. In recent months, the enigmatic daredevil has crossed paths with the likes of Velveteen Dream, Mustafa Ali, Roderick Strong and Kassius Ohno, and although he lost those matches, he pushed his opponent to the limit each time. His luck turned around last weekend, however, when he scored a victory over NXT’s Fabian Aichner at EVOLVE 120 in New York.

In addition to competing at both events, Cole will be available for meet-and-greets at both shows, as will NXT Superstars and reigning EVOLVE Tag Team Champions The Street Profits.

Tickets for EVOLVE 121 and 122 are available now. For more information, visit

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