Recently, we’ve seen the WWE building relationships with promotions outside of the company’s umbrella such as PROGRESS Wrestling, Insane Championship Wrestling and EVOLVE Wrestling with contracted Superstars making appearances for said promotions. The most recent example of this was the announcement that NXT Superstar Steffanie Newell will challenge Jinny Couture for the PROGRESS Women’s Title (which you can check out here).
Today we are getting another sign of the continued working relationship between WWE and EVOLVE as it has been announced that NXT North American Champion Adam Cole will be defending his title at EVOLVE 107 on June 24th:
NXT #NorthAmericanChampion @AdamColePro will be coming to EVOLVE on June 24th in Melrose, MA for a title defense. Opponent will be announced this Monday. Tix & info at: https://t.co/5xJjIQc26h pic.twitter.com/b7XX4ZOiil
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) June 8, 2018
Below is the official announcement from WWE:
NXT North American Champion Adam Cole to defend title at EVOLVE 107
Proving to be a fighting champion, Undisputed ERA’s Adam Cole will defend the NXT North American Title at the EVOLVE 107 wrestling event in Melrose, Mass., later this month.
The Panama City Playboy’s opponent will be announced this Monday.
Presented by the WWN and EVOLVE Wrestling, EVOLVE 107 takes place at the Melrose Memorial Hall on Sunday, June 24. In addition to the NXT North American Title Match, the event will include a title defense by WWN Champion Austin Theory, as well as bouts featuring former UFC fighter and reigning EVOLVE Champion Matt Riddle, renowned Austrian powerhouse WALTER and more.
Cole’s title defense is the latest example of WWE’s working relationship with EVOLVE, one of the world’s leading independent wrestling organizations. EVOLVE has hosted WWE luminaries, from NXT General Manager William Regal and WWE Performance Center coach Robbie Brookside to Sami Zayn and NXT Champion Aleister Black, at its events in the past. EVOLVE wrestlers also competed at this year’s WrestleMania Axxess in New Orleans, featuring title defenses by then-WWN Champion Keith Lee and EVOLVE Tag Team Champions Chris Dickinson & Jaka.
Click here for ticket information and other details about EVOLVE 107, and follow EVOLVE on Twitter for further updates as the event nears.
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