Roddy is coming to EVOLVE!
Friday afternoon there was a back and forth exchange on social media that was initiated by current NXT Tag Team Champion and one-fourth of The Undisputed ERA Roderick Strong. Strong mentioned on Twitter how there are NXT stars holding EVOLVE gold referring to The Street Profits and Fabian Aichner but Roderick concluded his tweet by saying that there are no bigger stars than The Undisputed ERA and maybe he should prove that by showing up to one of the forthcoming EVOLVE shows.
This lead to EVOLVE booker and creative writer Gabe Sapolsky chiming in and noting that he'll have to make some calls.
Thought of the day- NXT Superstars holding #EVOLVE titles? Well there are no bigger Superstars than the #UndisputedERA and I’ve won just about every @WWNLive title but the #EVOLVE title. So Maybe Dec. 15th I come to La Boom and #ShocktheSystem? #OurERA— Roderick Strong (@roderickstrong) December 1, 2018
Looks like I have some calls to make.... https://t.co/x2Eh4yRcdE— Gabe Sapolsky (@BookItGabe) December 1, 2018
The EVOLVE Champion Fabian Aichner chimed in and so did the "Daredevil" Darby Allin. Both Aichner and Allin called Roddy out and today in a press release sent out by WWE, it was announced that Roderick Strong is EVOLVE 117 and 118 bound. At EVOLVE 117 Roddy will challenge Fabian Aichner for the EVOLVE Championship in Queens, NY on December 15th and the following day he'll face Darby Allin at EVOLVE 118 in Deer Park, New York.
Below is the official press release by way of WWE.com which features the full lineups for both EVOLVE 117 and 118:
EVOLVE 117 — Saturday, Dec. 15, at La Boom in Queens, N.Y.
EVOLVE Championship Triple Threat Match
Fabian Aichner (c) vs. Roderick Strong vs. Austin Theory with Priscilla Kelly
EVOLVE Tag Team Championship vs. WWN Championship (If JD Drake is pinned, he will lose the WWN Championship to whomever pins him)
EVOLVE Tag Team Champions The Street Profits vs. WWN Champion JD Drake & Anthony Henry
Special Challenge Match
Kassius Ohno vs. Darby Allin
AR Fox with Ayla & The Skulk vs. Curt Stallion
Josh Briggs vs. Leon Ruff
BSHP KNG vs. Joe Gacy
Harlem Bravado vs. Joe Bailey
EVOLVE 118 — Sunday, Dec. 16, at NYWC Sportatorium in Deer Park, N.Y.
EVOLVE Championship Match (If Aichner is still champion)
Fabian Aichner (c) vs. AR Fox with Ayla & The Skulk
EVOLVE Tag Team Championship Match (if Street Profits are still champions)
The Street Profits (c) vs. Harlem Bravado & Austin Theory with Priscilla Kelly
Special Attraction Match
Roderick Strong vs. Darby Allin
Special Challenge Match
Kassius Ohno vs. Anthony Henry
SHINE Showcase Match
Priscilla Kelly vs. Shotzi Blackheart
Josh Briggs vs. Adrian Alanis
Joe Gacy vs. Joe Bailey
Four Way Freestyle
Curt Stallion vs. Leon Ruff vs. BSHP KING vs. Colby Corino
Results from EVOLVE 117 and 118 will be published here on Fightful once those respective shows conclude and to catch up on the results from the last EVOLVE event, click here.