Stokely Hathaway wasn't able to hang on.
One of the premier managers in the wrestling business, Stokely Hathaway put his career on the line during Sunday's EVOLVE 111 show, that saw him tag with Chris Dickinson to take on "Hot Sauce" Tracy Williams. The match had a unique set of stipulations, as it was a handicap "I Quit" bout, that saw both Stokely and Williams putting their WWN careers at stake.
.@sauce_williams is willing to endure anything to win! #EVOLVE111 #ClubWWN#WWNLive.com pic.twitter.com/4N8wnzgKgi— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) August 12, 2018
.@sauce_williams is willing to endure anything to win! #EVOLVE111 #ClubWWN
— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) August 12, 2018
Several members of Catch Point would attempt to interfere on Stokely's behalf during the match, but it wasn't enough, and Williams was able to overcome the adversity. After the match, Hathaway took to the microphone and said "I've never said this my entire career, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart. I love each and every one of you, and thank you for the opportunity."
Thank you, @StokelyHathaway! ------ #EVOLVE111 #ClubWWN#WWNLive.com pic.twitter.com/jgQWFdwE6h— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) August 12, 2018
Thank you, @StokelyHathaway! ------ #EVOLVE111 #ClubWWN
Throughout his career, Hathaway has appeared for Ring of Honor and WWN, among dozens of other promotions and managed several wrestlers along the way. After the loss, Hathaway took to twitter to post the following.
pic.twitter.com/WmypmtCG6U— Stokely Hathaway (@StokelyHathaway) August 12, 2018
— Stokely Hathaway (@StokelyHathaway) August 12, 2018
As any stipulation like this causes questions for the future of the talent involved. Below is an excerpt from the July 27 Fightful Wrestling Weekly about his standing with WWE.
There's also a lot of buzz about the future of Stokely Hathaway after the announcement of an August 12 match in which he and Tracy Williams will be putting their WWN careers on the line. I've heard nothing of Stokely being WWE bound, but know that everyone that I talked to with knowledge of the situation said he made a great impression at WWE Axxess and has people that speak highly of him.
You can see his run in on an April 2017 episode of Matt Riddle's Brocast below.
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