Who will Johnny Gargano face when he returns to EVOLVE?
As was noted, last week it was revealed that NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano will be making his return to EVOLVE Wrestling for their January 18th an 19th events, his first appearances for the promotion since signing with WWE back in 2016 (see the full announcement here).
While it had yet to be revealed who ‘Johnny Wrestling’ would match-up with for either date, today WWE issued the following to announce on the 19th at EVOLVE 120, Gargano will go one-on-one in a Non-Title Match against the new EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory. At this time, Johnny’s EVOLVE 119 opponent has yet to be announced:
The controversial NXT Superstar, who broke the news of his upcoming EVOLVE return over the weekend, will also be in action on Friday, Jan. 18, at EVOLVE 119 in Brooklyn, N.Y., though no opponent has yet been named.
Prior to joining NXT in 2016, Gargano was a mainstay in EVOLVE and its sister promotions under the World Wrestling Network umbrella. (You can read all about his emotional farewell to the independents here.) In announcing his one-weekend-only return on Twitter, Johnny Wrestling credited his tenure in EVOLVE as being instrumental in his development as a Superstar.
Aichner is also scheduled to compete at EVOLVE 119 and 120, as are fellow NXT Superstars and reigning EVOLVE Tag Team Champions The Street Profits. Additionally, WWN Champion JD Drake, Anthony Henry, Darby Allin, AR Fox with Ayla & The Skulk, Eddie Kingston, Josh Briggs, Joe Gacy, BSHP KNG, Curt Stallion and Priscilla Kelly are already confirmed for Brooklyn and Woodside.