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NXT's Kushida set for EVOLVE 133 and 134


Kushida will be making his EVOLVE Wrestling debut later this month.

Kushida will be in action at EVOLVE 133 in Livonia, Michigan on Saturday, August 24 and EVOLVE 134 in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, August 25. He'll also be available for meet-and-greets on both nights.

Drew Gulak sent out a tweet teasing that he'll be defending his Cruiserweight Championship against Kushida on the Chicago show. Tweets by Gabe Sapolsky and Drake Maverick then set up that the match will be happening.

Kushida signed with WWE and joined NXT after his contract with NJPW expired earlier this year.

Here are the other matches that have been announced for EVOLVE 133 and 134:

EVOLVE 133 (Monaghan Knights of Columbus Hall in Livonia, Michigan) --

  • Matt Riddle vs. Josh Briggs
  • EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory vs. Anthony Henry in a non-title match
  • JD Drake vs. Arturo Ruas
  • AR Fox (w/ Ayla Fox and The Skulk) vs. Joe Gacy in an anything goes match
  • Curt Stallion vs. Anthony Greene (w/ Brandi Lauren)
  • Babatunde vs. Sean Maluta
  • Leon Ruff vs. Brandon Taggart
  • Stephen Wolf vs. Anthony Gutierrez

EVOLVE 134 (Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, Illinois) --

  • EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory defending against JD Drake and Josh Briggs in a triple threat match
  • EVOLVE Tag Team Champions AR Fox & Leon Ruff (w/ Ayla Fox and The Skulk) defending against Matt Riddle & Curt Stallion
  • Arturo Ruas vs. Anthony Henry in a no holds barred match
  • Shotzi Blackheart vs. Brandi Lauren in a kendo sticks are legal match
  • Babatunde vs. Joe Gacy
  • Adrian Alanis & Liam Grey vs. The Besties in The World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett)
  • Stephen Wolf vs. Sean Maluta
  • Anthony Greene vs. PACO