It’s no longer a rumor; PW Insider has confirmed that WWE now owns the promotion.
“World Wrestling Entertainment has officially acquired ownership of the Gabe Sapolsky-Sal Hamaoui EVOLVE promotion, PWInsider.com has confirmed. EVOLVE has long been the flagship promotion of Hamaoui’s company, World Wrestling Network (WWN). The deal was closed after several months of negotiations. While there were rumors making the rounds that EVOLVE had been sold to WWE, nothing had been finalized until just recently.”
“They will have the complete rights to use the EVOLVE brand name and produce EVOLVE events going forward, whether as live events or WWE Network programming. There is no word whether we’ll ever see an EVOLVE event again, but certainly there will be EVOLVE/WWN content added to the WWE Network in some form down the line.”
If you want to live in a world where you can see more of the Young Bucks and Zack Sabre Jr. on WWE Network, well WWE can now make their Evolve matches available to you as part of your subscription.
What do you think of WWE’s acquisition of the Evolve promotion?