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Roderick Strong’s Evolve return is official

And what a surprise! He’ll face all the dudes who responded to his tease on Twitter. It’s almost like they knew something...

Things move fast in pro wrestling these days, and the whirlwind which started with Impact pulling LAX from the cards for next weekend’s Evolve shows in New York looks to have settled down with the official addition of Roderick Strong to Dec. 15’s 117 & Dec. 16’s 118.

And like an indie John Cena, Roddy has booked himself into a Triple Threat for the Evolve title on Saturday night in Queens. Here’s an updated card for La Boom:

  • Fabian Aichner (c) vs. Roderick Strong vs. Austin Theory (with Priscilla Kelly) in a Triple Threat for the EVOLVE championship
  • The Street Profits (c) vs. WWN champ JD Drake & Anthony Henry for the Evolve Tag Team championship (and if Drake is pinned, he loses the WWN championship to whoever pins him)
  • 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

On Sunday in Long Island, Strong will face off with the other guy who responded to his tweet about possibly making Gabe Sapolosky’s scene. Here’s that line-up, per the write-up on

  • Fabian Aichner (c) vs. AR Fox (with Ayla & The Skulk) for the Evolve title (if Aichner still holds it)
  • The Street Profits (c) vs. Harlem Bravado & Austin Theory (with Priscilla Kelly) for the Evolve Tag Team titles (provided Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford still have them)
  • Roderick Strong vs. Darby Allin
  • Kassius Ohno vs. Anthony Henry
  • Priscilla Kelly vs. Shotzi Blackheart
  • Josh Briggs vs. Adrian Alanis
  • Joe Gacy vs. Joe Bailey
  • Curt Stallion vs. Leon Ruff vs. BSHP KING vs. Colby Corino

What’s next in the “new direction” for Evolve. We’ll keep you posted. Does adding one-half of the NXT Tag champs to these line-ups make you more likely to watch? Let us know below.

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