WWE Interested In Evolve Star?
WWE who are in some kind of working relationship with the EVOLVE independent promotion recently posted an article discussing who might come to NXT and be a breakout star. The names included Timothy Thatcher, Johnny Gargano, Tracy Williams, Anthony Nese and Zack Sabre, Jr.
Sabre was also shown in a Tweet:
— WWE (@WWE) October 15, 2015
It’s not yet clear what this working relationship entails, but it’s believed WWE may be treating EVOLVE as an unofficial feeder promotion – somewhere they’ll go to first when looking for independent talent, or somewhere they can send talent that they don’t yet want under contract.
Former MMA star Matt Riddle recently claimed he was sent to EVOLVE to get seasoning before WWE give him a second look.
WWN Live, the parent company of EVOLVE issued the following statement:
You have supported us and you deserve an answers. You want to know what’s going on with WWE and The WWN Family. This is the absolute truth. There are no answers. Yes, there is obviously a growing relationship. What direction it will take is unknown. There are rumors and speculation, but this relationship changes and develops almost weekly. This is a road that has never been traveled before. There is no precedent. We don’t know what to expect nor what is possible. All this means is that anything can happen. There are infinite possibilities. The only sure thing is that this will be a wild, unpredictable and thrilling ride. We will all find out where this road goes together. There is no telling what will happen next.
WWE Leaks Things To TMZ
Speaking of working relationships it’s becoming more apparent that WWE and TMZ are on very close terms. It’s believed that WWE give the gossip site exclusive stories in return for them being pro WWE on any stories that are outside of their control. For example the Lana/Rusev engagement was actually something WWE worked with TMZ on. Rumors of Vince being “furious” are said to be overblown and the story was deliberately “leaked” pre-emptively.
Funny Jake Roberts Trailer
To promote the upcoming “Resurrection of Jake The Snake” documentary DDP has cut together all the time he drops the F-Bomb: