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WWE confirms Kushida's matches for EVOLVE 133 and 134


Kushida's matches for this month's EVOLVE shows have now been made official.

WWE revealed today that Kushida will face JD Drake at EVOLVE 133 in Livonia, Michigan on Saturday, August 24. They also officially announced that Drew Gulak will defend his WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Kushida at EVOLVE 134 in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, August 25.

Gulak vs. Kushida was first teased for EVOLVE 134 via a tweet from Gulak: "i still owe you, @kushida_0904. i'm free on the 25th. how about i bring the #cruiserweightchampionship to chicago and we can see who's truly EVOLVED..."

Tweets from Drake Maverick and Gabe Sapolsky then confirmed that the match would be happening.

Kushida defeated Gulak twice on NXT television earlier this year.

EVOLVE 133 is taking place at the Monaghan Knights of Columbus Hall in Livonia, while Chicago's Logan Square Auditorium is hosting EVOLVE 134. Kushida will be available for meet-and-greets on both nights, and Gulak will only be wrestling and doing meet-and-greets in Chicago.