Welcome to coverage of Evolve 42 from Orlando, Florida.
Match Number One: SHINE Title Match: Santana versus Andrea (with So Cal Val and Su Yung)
Andrea knocks Santana off the apron and the referee calls for the bell to start the match. Andrea chokes Santana against the apron and she misses a splash against the apron. Santana with a baseball slide. Andrea drops Santana on the apron. Andrea punches Santana and the referee warns her.
Andrea sends Santana into the turnbuckles. Andrea misses a charge into the corner. Andrea kicks Santana. Santana has a kick blocked and Andrea with a side slam and she gets a near fall. Andrea with a camel clutch and she works on Santana’s back. Andrea tries it one too many times and Santana with knees to Andrea.
Andrea goes to the turnbuckles but Santana pulls her off the turnbuckles. Santana with a super kick. Santana with forearms and a round kick. Santana with a handspring elbow and boot to the head followed by a super kick. Su grabs Santana while Val distracts the referee. Andrea knocks Su off the apron and Santana with a rollup for the three count.
After the match, Val blames Su for losing the match. She says that they knew she was a skank and ugly, but now she is and idiot. Andrea with a knee to the midsection and hits Three Seconds Around the World. Officials come out and Val and Andrea leave.
Match Number Two:: Ethan Page versus Martin Stone
They lock up and Stone backs Page into the corner and gives a clean break. They lock upa gain and Stone with a wrist lock. Stone holds on to the wrist lock and Page gets to the ropes. Stone with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Page with a top wrist lock but Stone bites Page’s hand and returns to the side head lock. Stone with a shoulder tackle but Page does not go down. Stone with a back elbow.
Page with a wrist lock. Stone with a reversal and he takes Page to the mat. Page with a reversal but Stone with an arm wringer to send Page to the mat and Page demands a time out. Page sends Stone into the turnbuckles and he hits a bicycle kick. Page punches Stone. Page with a shoulder and punch to Stone. Page with a hard Irish whip.
Page with a sets for a clothesline but Stone blocks it and Stone with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Stone with a cross face. Page gets to the apron. Stone with a waist lock but Page backs him into the turnbuckles. Page runs into a boot and Page hits a drop kick and gets a near fall. Page kicks Stone but Stone with punches and chops followed by European uppercuts. Stone moves when Page charges into the corner and Stone with an enzuigiri.
Stone with a flying boot from the turnbuckles followed by a clothesline. Stone with another clothesline into the corner. Page teases a lawn dart but Stone escapes. Page with a super kick. Stone with a German suplex and clothesline for a near fall. Page with a kick and DDT and a suplex throw for a near fall. Stone runs Page into the turnbuckles. Stone puts Page on the turnbuckles. Stone with a forearm.
Stone sets for a superplex but Page pushes him off. Stone with a forearm and he climbs the turnbuckles again. Page with a head butt or three and Stone falls to the mat. Page with a springboard cutter followed by a uranage for the three count.
Winner: Ethan Page
Match Number Three:: Andrew Everett versus Rey Horus
They lock up and Everett with a waist lock and he sends Horus into the turnbuckles. Everett with a wrist lock. Horus with a wrist lock. Everett gets out of the hold by jumping over Horus. Everett with a side head lock. Everett with a shoulder tackle but Horus stays on his feet. Everett is knocked down and he kips up.
Horus with a leg sweep and both men try for drop kicks at the same time. Everett with chops. Horus with an Irish whip but he jumps over Horus when he charges into the corner. Horus comes off the turnbuckles with an arm drag and he follows with a head scissors but Everett lands on his feet. Everett with a head scissors and Horus goes to the floor. Everett goes to the apron and he kicks Horus. Everett with an Asai Moonsault.
Everett sends Horus into the apron. Everett with chops in the corner followed by a snap mare and shooting star press for a near fall. Everett with a head butt and chops. Everett with an Irish whip but he misses a splash. Horus with a chop and he goes to the ropes and hits a multi jump arm drag. Everett goes to the floor and Everett ducks so Horus slides over Everett. Horus with a moonsault onto Everett.
Horus chops Everett and Irish whips him into the guardrails. Horus with a cross body for a near fall. Everett with a sunset flip and he rolls through. Horus teases a kick and Everett covers up. Horus with a kick. Horus with a standing C-4 for a near fall. Horus goes up top and misses a 450 and rolls through. Everett with an enzuigiri followed by a German suplex and bridge for a near fall.
Everett with a suplex and he goes up top. Everett tries for a shooting star press but Horus moves. Everett lands on his feet. They fight to the turnbuckles and Horus with a super rana for the three count.
Winner: Rey Horus
We are back after a brief intermission.
Match Number Four: Timothy Thatcher versus TJ Perkins
Perkins with a waist lock but Thatcher with a mount position and they get back to their feet. Perkins with a reversal of a wrist lock but Thatcher reverses back. Thatcher with a key lock. Perkins with a kip up and he applies a wrist lock into an arm drag. Thatcher with a wrist lock take down. Thatcher continues to work on the wrist and arm but Perkins with a drop kick.
Thatcher and Perkins with a test of strength but Perkins with a head scissors. Thatcher with a shoulder tackle but Perkins trips Thatcher. Thatcher sends Perkins into the ropes and he holds on but Thatcher knows better than to charge at him. Perkins with a side head lock. Perkins with a near fall but Thatcher gets his shoulder up. Thatcher with a kick.
Thatcher with an arm bar. Thatcher with an arm bar. Perkins with a head scissors take down into a near fall. Perkins returns to the head scissors. Thatcher with a head scissors and Perkins with a cross arm breaker but Thatcher gets to the ropes. Perkins with a head scissors take down into a cross arm breaker attempt but Thatcher is able to block.
Thatcher picks up Perkins but Perkins holds on to the arm bar. Thatcher gets a near fall and then he picks up Perkins for a one arm suplex. Thatcher gets a near fall. Thatcher with kicks to Perkins. Thatcher stomps on Perkins’ elbow and gets a near fall. Thatcher with an arm bar. Thatcher backs Perkins into the corner and he Irish whips Perkins. Perkins with a boot but Thatcher with a dead lift side salto. Thatcher with another dead lift side salto for a near fall.
Thatcher holds on and tries for a third one but Perkins counters into a suplex. Perkins with two suplexes and he rolls through into a belly-to-back suplex. Perkins goes up top for a frog splash but he lands on Thatcher’s knees. Thatcher with a cross face but Perkins gets to the ropes. Thatcher with a European uppercut or two. Perkins with a European uppercut. Thatcher fires back with two more. Thatcher goes for a Tiger Driver but Perkins with a kick to the head from a fireman’s carry.
Perkins goes for a springboard move and Thatcher with a European uppercut but he can only get a two count. Thatcher puts Perkins on the top turnbuckle but Perkins escapes. Perkins with a cross arm breaker but Thatcher gets a near fall.
Perkins with an arm bar submission. Thatcher and Perkins alternate near falls. Thatcher gets a near fall out of a cross arm breaker. Thatcher with a Fujiwara arm bar and Perkins taps out.
Winner: Timothy Thatcher
After the match, Thatcher gets on the mic. He says that he knows that Roderick Strong and Drew Galloway will be wrestling for the Evolve title. Thatcher says that he would request to wrestle the winner.
Match Number Five:: Roderick Strong versus Biff Busick
Strong goes to the floor as the bell rings. Strong goes to the floor again and he tells Biff they will start when he says they will start. Biff hip tosses Strong into the ring and he punches Strong. Strong with elbows to Busick. Biff with European uppercuts and elbows. Biff misses a charge into the corner and he goes over the top rope to the floor. Strong with a drop kick through the ropes that sends Busick into the guardrails.
Strong kicks Busick and chops him. Strong punches Busick. Strong chops Busick against the guardrails. Strong kicks Busick and goes to the apron. Strong tries for the back breaker on the apron but Busick pulls Strong to the floor. Strong pulls Busick off the apron. Busick sends Strong into the guardrails. Biff goes round the bases for a running European uppercut. Biff tries for a second one, but he is out at third as he is caught by Strong and given a back breaker onto the guardrails.
Biff gets back into the ring and Strong kicks him in the back and chest. Strong kicks Busick in the corner. Strong with a kick to the ribs and then he drops Biff on the top rope and gets a near fall. Biff with an elbow to the midsection. Strong with a drop kick to the head. Strong with a rear chin lock with his knee in Biff’s back. Biff with elbows but Strong with a drop kick. Strong with a near fall. Strong with a waist lock but Biff with elbows. Strong sends Busick into the turnbuckles.
Strong goes to the turnbuckles and he connects with knees to the head. Strong comes off the turnbuckles into a European uppercut. Strong with a series of kicks and a face buster for a near fall. Strong gets Biff up but Biff with elbows to get out. Strong runs into an elbow. Biff with a running blockbuster for a near fall. Biff goes up top but Strong grabs the leg and then hits a jumping knee. Strong with a back breaker onto the top turnbuckle and he gets a near fall. Strong with the Strong Hold and he pulls Biff into the center of the ring.
Thatcher gets a near fall. Strong with a forearm but Biff with a European uppercut. They go back and forth. Strong with forearms but Biff with a German suplex and a running European uppercut into a rear naked choke and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Biff Busick
After the match, Strong yells at the referee and storms to the back.
Biff gets on the mic and he says that the referee finally got something right. He says that he is sick of being underappreciated and overlooked in Evolve. You cheer for Tim Thatcher. Biff says he got screwed at Style Battle.
Thatcher comes into the ring. Biff says the motherf***ker’s got something to say.
Thatcher tells Biff he is starting to piss him off.
Biff and Thatcher push each other and they get face to face. Biff with a European uppercut. They slap each other. Biff takes Thatcher down and officials and ring crew come to the ring to separate them.
Match Number Six: Davey Richards versus Trevor Lee
They lock up and Trevor with a hammer lock but Davey with a reversal. Richards with a cravate but Trevor with a side head lock. Trevor with a head scissors and Richards goes to the floor. Trevor misses a dive when Davey moves. Trevor blocks the kick on the apron and Trevor sends him face first into the apron. Trevor goes up top and Richards with a drop kick to stop him.
Richards with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Richards sends Trevor across the ring into the turnbuckles and then he sends Trevor to the other side with a hard Irish whip. Richards with an abdominal stretch and he rubs the elbow across the ribs. Trevor with forearms but Davey with a knee to the midsection and he goes up top. Davey misses a double stomp but Trevor with a jumping curb stomp.
Davey and Trevor exchange forearms. They go to punches. Davey with a kick and he runs into a boot from Trevor. Davey with a boot to the midsection but Trevor blocks a second kick. Trevor with a dead lift side salto followed by a running forearm and a running kick to the chest. Davey with elbows to Trevor followed by a punch. Davey goes for a handspring elbow but Trevor catches him. Trevor tries for a German suplex but Davey with a rollup.
Davey with a German suplex but Trevor lands on his feet. Trevor charges at Davey for a rana but Davey with a power bomb and then he applies a single leg crab. Davey kicks Trevor in the chest. Trevor with forearms but Davey with a back heel kick. Davey with a running punch. Davey goes for a cross body but Trevor counters into a lateral press. Lee with a tornado DDT and he rolls through into a suplex for a near fall.
Trevor misses a frog splash and Davey with a cloverleaf. Trevor with a jumping knee. Davey with the Alarm Clock and a Yakuza Kick. Richards with a Saito suplex followed by a double stomp for a near fall. Richards sets for Creeping Death and he connects and gets the three count.
Winner: Davey Richards
Match Number Seven: DGUSA Open The United Gate Title Street Fight: Caleb Konley and Anthony Nese (with So Cal Val, Andrea and Su Yung) versus Johnny Gargano and Rich Swann
Swann and Gargano hide behind the mobile studio to ambush Konley and Nese. The ambush works and the match starts. Gargano punches Nese and sends him into the guardrails. Swann and Konley battle. Gargano and Nesee fight by the merchandise table while Konley crotches Swann on the guardrails. The fight moves to the bleachers. Konley chops Swann and they join Johnny and Anthony on the bleachers. Swann and Gargano send Konley into the chairs.
Konley sends Gargano into the wall. Gargano with a DDT to Konley.
They return to the ring and Nese begs for mercy with Swann and Gargano. Swann with a punch followed by Gargano. Konley takes his time getting back into the ring while Gargano and Swann kick Nese. Nese rolls to the floor on an Irish whip. Nese with a forearm to Gargano and he knocks Swann off the apron. Gargano charges at Nese but Nese hits him with a chair. Gargano and Swann go to the back.
Gargano and Swann bring ladders to the ring. Gargano hits Konley and Nese with the ladder. Swann kicks Nese and the champs are down. Swann gets a chair from ringside. Konley hits Gargano with a chair and then he sets it up in the ring. Konley slams Gargano and then he sets up a ladder in the corner.
Konley Irish whips Swann into the ladder and he follows with a DDT. Nese and Konley set up chairs in the center of the ring and then Caleb puts Swann on the turnbuckles as Nese sets a ladder across the chairs. They set for a double superplex onto the ladder but Gargano makes the save and he sends Nese to the floor.
Gargano with a super kick to Konley. Gargano puts Konley on the ladder and Swann tries for a frog splash but Konley moves and Swann bounces off the ladder. Gargano checks on Swann and the referee calls for help. The officials come out to help Swann to the back while Konley and Nese do not take advantage of the situation.
Konley and Nese corner Gargano in the corner. Gargano punches Nese and Konley but The numbers are too much for Gargano. Konley rams the chair into the midsection. Gargano punches Nese but Konley punches Gargano and gets a near fall. Nese chokes Gargano in the ropes. Konley with a double sledge to the back and then he chops Gargano. Nese holds Gargano and Konley slaps him.
Andrea gets into the ring and she tries for a power bomb but Gargano takes her to the mat. Nese and Konley kicks Gargano. Konley chokes Gargano in the ropes. Gargano sends Nese into Konley and then he hits a DDT and Flatline on Nese and Konley. Gargano goes to the apron and he hits a spear on Nese followed by a suicide dive onto Konley.
Gargano with a shoulder to Nese followed by a slingshot DDT for a near fall. Konley kicks Gargano and he takes the referee’s belt. Konley whips Gargano in the back with the belt. Nese kicks Gargano while Konley continues to whip Gargano. Nese starts whipping Gargano. Gargano is strapped to the ladder and Nese gets ready to ram the ladder into Gargano, but . . .
All Night Long plays and Swann has a trash can of plunder. He hits Konley with a cookie sheet and then he hits Nese with a chair. Nese is driven into the mat with the chair on his throat. Gargano is freed from the ladder.
Swann punches Konley and then they get the ladder and Gargano runs it into Konley’s ding dingal area. Swann joins him as they go into Nese’s groinal area and then the ding ding is damaged with a hesitation drop kick into the ladder. Swann whips Konley with a belt and then he hits Nese.
Swann hits Konley with a piece of wood and then he hits Nese. Gargano hits Nese and he puts a trash can lid in front of the ding ding and Gargano swings and sends it into the Left field bleachers at Jacobs’ Field. A lid is placed in front of Konley and Swann puts it into the warehouse at Camden Yards.
Gargano with a trash can. Konley with a back heel kick and he hits Gargano with a trash can. He goes up top for a moonsault but misses. Swann and Gargano with a springboard assisted cutter followed by Hurts Donut for a near fall. Nese hits Swann with the trash can and it flattens the trash can. The can is wedged into the turnbuckles. Nese punches Gargano and Gargano punches back. They go back and forth with Gargano gaining the advantage.
Nese with a boot followed by a matrix and super kick. Gargano with a super kick. Nese with another super kick but Nese with a rollup and one arm buckle bomb. Swann with a jumping round kick to Nese. Konley kicks Swann and Irish whips him. Swann with a flip piledriver. Gargano lawn darts Nese into the trash can and the referee is pulled out of the ring by Andrea.
Gargano is hit with a bicycle kick from Konley. Swann punches Nese and Konley gets the trash can and he hits Swann with it. Nese kicks Swannn and Konley with a lungblower followed by a Jig n Tonic from Nese but Swann kicks out. The ladder is wedged between the apron and guardrails.
Konley kicks Swann and chokes him. Swann is put on the turnbuckles and Konley with a forearm. Nese with forearms and they go for a double superplex but Gargano with an enzuigiri to stop Konley. Andrea holds on to Nese to stop him.
Su Yung comes out and spits mist in Val’s face. Su with a cannonball off the apron onto Andrea.
Konley is hit with the trash can and he falls onto the ladder. Gargano power bombs Nese onto the ladder in the ring. Swann with a frog splash and he gets the three count.
Winners: Johnny Gargano and Rich Swann
After the match, Johnny Gargano says it means a lot to win the tag titles with his best friend in the world.
Ethan Page tells Johnny to shut up from the announce table.
Johnny says he knows what Ethan is trying to do, but you are nothing than a spoiled little brat who wants attention. You have to do his moves and say his name to get his attention.
Johnny says he doesn’t want a match with you because you don’t deserve to get in the ring with a talent like me. I brought you here because I thought you had potential. A few weeks ago, I was in a title match while you were carrying my bags. Johnny says he is the man here, but you are a nobody and you will always be a nobody.
If you feel like getting in the ring, I have no problem hitting you with the trash can or ladder.
Ethan starts to walk to the ring and then he goes to the back.
Johnny says he won’t let Ethan ruin this celebration and they are going to party all night long.