EVOLVE Signs Keith Lee vs. Donovan Dijak, EVOLVE 79 Preview, Seminar/Tryout, More!

wwnWe are just a couple of days away from two EVOLVE events this weekend that will set the tone for the WWNLive Experience on Wrestlemania weekend in Orlando, FL. Yesterday, we looked at EVOLVE 78 this Friday in Joppa, MD. Today, we have a Quickie Preview for EVOLVE 79 back home at La Boom in Queens, NY, Style Battle news, another Seminar/Tryout added and a tough match schedule for Keith Lee. Let’s get to it….

February 22nd: You can still get tickets for EVOLVE 78 this Friday in Joppa, MD and EVOLVE 79 this Saturday in Queens, NY at We have not raised ticket prices in 2017 to help absorb the fees! In addition, you can now print out tickets at home or show the barcode on your cellphone. There is no need to pay fees to have them mailed or wait at will call anymore! Go to the Events section for all the event and building info. If you can’t be there in person, watch both events live at

February 22nd: Keith Lee signed with WWN in January to test his skills in singles competition. EVOLVE has put together a match schedule over the next four events that will push Lee to the limits. Four opponents, four different styles, four top competitors – The Keith Lee Trial Series has:

February 24th – Joppa, MD – EVOLVE 78 – Lee vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

February 25th – Queens, NY – EVOLVE 79 – Lee vs. Tracy Williams

March 30th – Orlando, FL – EVOLVE 80 – Lee vs. Ricochet

NEW MATCH: March 31st – Orlando, FL – EVOLVE 81 – Lee vs. Donovan Dijak

wwn1February 22nd: ATTN: WRESTLERS– The Seminar/Tryout on March 30th in Orlando will sellout. If you are interested in attending, we suggest acting soon. We are very pleased to announce the first WWN Seminar/Tryout in the Midwest. There will be a Seminar/Tryout on May 21st in Livonia, MI before the EVOLVE event that night. We will have more info on this soon, but put the date on your calendar if you want a learning experience and opportunity. Go to for more info. These are open to any wrestler or referee who has completed a training course.

February 22nd: The Creative Seminar with Gabe Sapolsky on March 31st in Orlando also looks like it will sellout. This is for anyone who is interested in the writing, booking, creative or promoting side of professional wrestling. Go here for more info.

February 22nd: Tickets are now on sale for Style Battle S1:E3 on March 12th in Ybor City, FL. Jason Cade, Jon Davis and Martin Stone have officially been added to the field that already includes Kyle Matthews and James Drake.

February 22nd: There is nothing like EVOLVE at La Boom in Queens, NY! We are finally back for the first event of 2017 this Saturday. Here is a rundown:


WWN & EVOLVE Wrestling present
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Belltime – 6:00 PM EST
La Boom
56-15 Northern Blvd
Woodside, NY, 11377


Get tickets here.

EVOLVE Championship Match
Timothy Thatcher w/ Stokely Hathaway/Fred Yehi winner at EVOLVE 78 defends vs. Zack Sabre Jr.


Zack Sabre Jr. has been on a long, bumpy road to get this EVOLVE Title shot. After Chris Hero’s endorsement at the last EVOLVE event, he is ready. The biggest variable is if he’ll face Thatcher or Yehi.


Bonus Match Event Grudge Match
Drew Galloway vs. Matt Riddle

It’s the grudge match months in the making! Galloway tried to get Riddle to join him in his quest to “save EVOLVE from itself.” Riddle kicked Galloway in the neck, leading to an injury. Now Galloway is focused on “saving EVOLVE” by eliminating Riddle. Make sure to watch this for Galloway’s words towards Riddle.

Grudge Match
Ethan Page with The Gatekeepers vs. Darby Allin

This issue is as deep as it gets. Allin made is EVOLVE debut on Wrestlemania weekend last year in Dallas after impressing in a Seminar/Tryout. Page gave him a quick defeat. Allin showed perseverance and demanded another match. He gave Page more of a fight, but once again Page defeated him after throwing him into a support beam. Page then refused to grant Allin another match, saying that he was beneath him. Allin has interjected himself in Page’s business over and over. He finally pushed Page over the edge when he watched Page pass out at the hands of Zack Sabre Jr. last month in San Antonio. Now Page is out to exterminate Allin.

Special Challenge Match #1
EVOLVE Tag Team Champion Tracy Williams vs. Keith Lee

Lee wants singles competition. This Saturday he’ll get the leader of Catch Point. Williams has racked up huge singles victories against Chris Hero and Drew Gulak to end 2016. Now he needs to keep the momentum going in 2017. Who will win?

Special Challenge Match #2
ACH vs. Jason Kincaid

ACH has a title shot on the line. If he wins his matches at EVOLVE 78 and EVOLVE 79, he will challenge for the EVOLVE Title on Wrestlemania weekend. Kincaid has quietly established himself on the EVOLVE roster. Both these men have very unique styles. Both need the victory.


Special Attraction Match
Jeff Cobb vs. Jaka

Cobb and Jaka has both been forces in EVOLVE with impressive wins and physical styles. No hype needed here.

Four Way Freestyle
Thatcher/Yehi loser at EVOLVE 78 vs. Chris Dickinson vs. Austin Theory vs. Anthony Henry

Freestyle matches always deliver action. This one will have three hungry talents and a man who needs to get back on his feet after losing a title match the previous night. This will be explosive.


February 22nd: Thank you for reading today’s WWN Alerts. What do you think of this weekend’s EVOLVE cards? Tweet using hashtag #WWNLive and let us know. We value your feedback. Remember, you can watch both cards this weekend live at It’s only $20 for a one month subscription or $150 for an entire year. That makes each live event the same cost as a cup of coffee! Thank you for all your support!


WWE Diva Champion Charlotte talks with DC about the road to Wrestlemania

WWE Diva Champion Charlotte and Dom Rini
WWE Diva Champion Charlotte and Dom Rini

Night before WWE’s pay-per-view FASTLANE Dom Rini & Jeff Blackburn caught up with the current Diva Champ Charlotte.  This is a pretty sweet interview with Charlotte.  Of course they cover the “growing up with Rick Flair as your dad questions”, and who wouldn’t?  But these guys did a bit deeper for a nice background of her tenure in NXT and WWE. This was the buildup to the road to Wrestlemania.

To listen to the interview just press play below.

WWE FASTLANE – Cleveland Be ready

WWE FASTLANE – Cleveland Be ready on Sunday February 21st in Cleveland, OH a night of pain, misery, excitement, entertainment and tragedy all happening in the first few minutes.  Such a cool lineup for the event. This is the final pay-per-view event before Wrestlemania.

So the winner of the main event between Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Brock Lesner will take on the game Triple H. for the WWE Heavyweight Championship of the world.

Proposed Card of the night

  • Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose (WWE World Heavyweight Championship No.1 Contender Match)
  • Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler (Intercontinental Championship Match)
  • Charlotte vs. Brie Bella (Divas Championship Match)
  • Big Show, Kane & Ryback vs. The Wyatt Family (Six-Man Tag Team Match)
  • Sasha Banks & Becky Lynch vs. Naomi & Tamina
  • Kalisto vs. Alberto Del Rio (United States Championship Kickoff Match)
  • Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles


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Hawk Nelson Asked To Pinch Hit Their Show At Minor League Baseball Games This Summer

Hawk Nelson embarks on an athletic and adventurous summer with the beginning of the Faith Nights Baseball Tour this weekend, upcoming Olympic promotions featuring “Turn It On,” and festival appearances filled with many surprises.

Kicking off the Faith Nights Baseball Tour this weekend, Hawk Nelson will once again be entertaining baseball fans and families with a concert either prior to or following the baseball game. Along with Hawk Nelson performing will be RunKidRun and special guest Mark Stewart (Audio Adrenaline). Lead singer Jason Dunn will throw the first pitch at each game to add to the full experience followed by RunKidRun singing the seventh inning stretch.

Beginning on Monday, June 9th, Hawk Nelson’s song “Turn It On” will be featured on NBC for Olympic promotions aired during the late night programming of The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan and Last Call with Carson Daly. The band has previously been featured in such promos in the 2004 Summer Olympic promotions on NBC networks.

Coming off of their highly successful headline tour, Hawk Nelson Green T Tour, this foursome will make appearances at all the major festivals, which will feature the mobile HawkMART, the merch store on wheels. The band will be appearing at the Creation 30th Anniversary and have a special surprise planned for all attending. Fans still remember the band parachuting into Spirit West Coast in previous years; therefore, the fans look forward to their unpredictable antics each show.

Hawk Nelson released their third studio project “Hawk Nelson is My Friend” on April 1st, 2008. This album debuted on the Billboard 200 chart at No. 34, the band’s highest chart debut. Coming next week will be the new CHR single “One Little Miracle,” which was written after Jason’s grandmother passed away. The new Rock single coming will be “You Have What I Need,” and recently the song “Arms Around Me” was added to KLTY.


This powerhouse, punk foursome hailing from Canada has won the hearts of fans and media nationwide since their debut release in June 2004 with “Letters to the President.” HAWK NELSON has appeared on NBC’s “American Dreams”, had a cameo appearance in the hit Nickelodeon film “Yours, Mine, & Ours,” where they played their original song “Bring Em Out,” as well as had their songs featured on NBC’s 2006 Stanley Cup promo spots, WB’s Smallville, Summerland, & Laguna Beach. Their most recent release Hawk Nelson Is My Friend debuted at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 selling more than 18k units. Hawk Nelson Is My Friend was also the top selling new release on the Christian album chart in addition to the comprehensive chart. The album also successfully debuted on the digital store iTunes with a No. 13 debut on the Top 100 albums chart on street day and remains on that chart one week later. Also the debut single “Friend Like That” sold 25,000 digital copies up to street week on iTunes.

Hawk Nelson, RunKidRun, Mark Stewart Faith Nights:

6.6.08 Mobile Bay Bears, Mobile, AL

6.7.08 Birmingham Barons, Birmingham, AL

6.8.08 Huntsville Stars, Huntsville, AL

6.26.08 Durham Bulls, Durham, NC

7.13.08 Memphis Redbirds, Memphis, TN

7.24.08 Fort Wayne Wizards, Fort Wayne, IN

7.25.08 South Bend Silver Hawks, South Bend, IN

7.26.08 Akron Aeros, Akron, OH

7.27.08 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Appleton, WI
7.28.08 West Michigan White Caps, Comstock Park, MI
7.30.08 Mississippi Braves, Pearl, MS
8.14.08 Frisco Rough Riders, Frisco, TX
8.16.08 Tucson Sidewinders, Tucson, AZ
8.20.08 Fresno Grizzlies, Fresno, CA
8.22.08 High Desert Mavericks, Adelanto, CA
8.27.08 Modesto Nuts, Modesto, CA

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