EVOLVE 131 Results 7/13/19

EVOLVE 131 Results 7/13/19
2300 Arena
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Anthony Greene w/Brandi Lauren vs. Josh Briggs 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Briggs launches Greene across the ring. Briggs with a Big Biel Throw. Greene side steps Briggs into the turnbuckles. Briggs with a BackBreaker. Greene ducks a clothesline from Briggs. Greene with a Hurricanrana. Briggs responds with another BackBreaker. Briggs dumps Greene back first on the canvas. Briggs with a Standing Frog Splash for a two count. Greene heads to the outside. Briggs kicks Greene in the face. Lauren starts running interference. Greene attacks the left leg of Briggs. Greene negates The ChokeSlam. Greene with a High Knee Strike. Greene goes for a Suicide Dive, but Briggs counters with a ChokeSlam on the ring apron. Greene blocks a boot from Briggs. Greene kicks the left hamstring of Briggs. Greene SuperKicks Briggs. Greene with a SpringBoard Cutter on the ring apron.

Greene punches Briggs in the chest. Greene with a straight right hand. Greene slams Briggs head on the apron. Greene with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Greene blasts Briggs with a knife edge chop. Greene decks Briggs with a back elbow smash. Greene snap mares Briggs into the turnbuckles. Greene repeatedly stomps on Briggs chest. Lauren delivers a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Greene hooks the leg for a two count. Briggs shoves Greene. Greene with a JawBreaker. Greene follows that with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Briggs with a Release Suplex. Briggs nails Greene with a back elbow smash. Briggs ducks a clothesline from Greene. Briggs with a Leaping Lariat. Briggs is starting to build moment. Greene SuperKicks Briggs. Briggs responds with Three Big Boots. Briggs with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Briggs goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Greene blocks it. Greene with a single leg takedown. Greene goes for a single leg crab, but Briggs blocks it. Greene with a Running Forearm Smash. Briggs delivers another Big Boot.

Briggs hits The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Greene kicks Briggs in the chest. Briggs is pissed. Greene with Two Step Up Enzuigiri’s. Greene follows that with a Release Belly to Back Suplex. Greene with a PumpHandle Driver. Greene applies the single leg crab. Briggs crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Greene stomps on the left knee of Briggs. Greene goes for The 450 Splash, but Briggs ducks out of the way. Greene with a High Head Kick. Greene throws Briggs into the turnbuckles. Greene ascends to the top turnbuckle. Briggs with a straight right hand. Lauren continues to run interference. The referee ejects Lauren from the ringside area. Greene with an Avalanche Victory Roll for a two count. Greene with Two SuperKicks. Briggs connects with The Go To Hell. Briggs breaks free from the single leg crab. Briggs goes for a ChokeSlam, but Greene counters with two haymakers. Briggs plants Greene with The ChokeSlam PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Josh Briggs via Pinfall

Second Match: Sean Maluta vs. Curt Stallion vs. Harlem Bravado vs. Stephen Wolf in a Fatal Four Way Match 

Wolf immediately attacks Bravado after the bell rings. Stallion unloads two knife edge chops. Maluta with a spinning back kick. Stallion with a roll through double foot stomp for a two count. Stallion with a forearm smash. Maluta reverses out of the irish whip from Stallion. Maluta knocks Bravado off the ring apron. Standing Switch Exchange. Maluta with a High Head Kick. Maluta with a Twisting NeckBreaker. Wolf dropkicks Maluta. Wolf side steps Maluta into the turnbuckles. Wolf with an Apron Enzuigiri. Wolf follows that with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Wolf howls for the crowd. Bravado attacks Wolf from behind. Stallion with two open hand chops. Bravado drops Stallion with a Big Boot. Wolf sends Bravado tumbling to the floor. Wolf lands a SomerSault Plancha. Maluta responds with a Swanton Bomb to the floor. Stallion hits The Fosbury Flop.

Stallion with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Maluta with a heavy chop. Bravado sends Maluta crashing to the outside. Bravado nails Stallion with a let jab. Bravado with a DDT/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. Bravado with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Bravado repeatedly stomps on Wolf’s chest. Wolf reverses out of the irish whip from Bravado. Bravado decks Wolf with a back elbow smash. Maluta with a right hand to Bravado. Maluta fires off Three SuperKicks. Maulta with the cover on Wolf for a two count. Maluta knocks Stallion off the ring apron. Wolf with a JawBreaker. Wolf ducks a clothesline from Maluta. Both men are knocked down after a double crossbody block.

Wolf drops Bravado with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Stallion responds with a German Suplex. Stereo Corner Dropkicks. Wolf and Stallion are trading back and forth shots. Wolf with a Discus Forearm Smash. Bravado responds with a Helluva Kick. Stallion HeadButts Bravado. Maluta with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Wolf drops Maluta with an Inside Out Lariat. Wolf applies a side headlock. Bravado dumps Maluta out of the ring. Bravado with a Death Valley Driver. Stallion responds with The Air Raid Crash. Maluta with a Flying CodeBreaker. Wolf avoids The Spinning Heel Kick. Wolf hits The Blue Thunder Bomb. Bravado has Wolf perched on the top turnbuckle. Maluta knocks Bravado off the ring apron. Stallion with an Avalanche Reverse Spanish Fly. Bravado connects with The Straight Cash Homey. Wolf lands The Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.

Winner: Stephen Wolf via Pinfall

Third Match: Anthony Henry vs. Arturo Ruas 

Henry avoids a Spinning Heel Kick from Ruas. Ruas with a flurry of bodyshots. Ruas with a double leg takedown. Ruas applies an arm-bar. Ruas talks smack to Henry. Henry starts teeing off on Ruas. Henry with a waist lock takedown. Henry applies the cross-arm-breaker. Ruas reverses the hold. Henry is raining down haymakers. Ruas with a BodyScissors TakeDown. Henry with a Triangle Choke. Ruas PowerBombs Henry. Ruas transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ruas with the cover for a two count. Ruas kicks Henry in the back. Ruas kicks Henry in the gut. Ruas is throwing haymakers at Henry. Henry’s nose is bleeding. Ruas with a high knee strike. Henry fires back with combination palm strikes. Henry with a Roll Through Double Foot Stomp.

Henry drops Ruas with a Spinning Heel Kick. Henry follows that with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Henry delivers a Missile Dropkick. Henry nips up. Henry with a flying forearms mash. Henry with a Belly to Back Suplex. Henry with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex. Henry goes back to the cross-arm-breaker. Ruas rolls Henry over for a two count. Ruas heads to the outside. Henry with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring apron. Henry rolls Ruas back into the ring. Henry goes for a Flying Double Foot Stomp, but Ruas ducks out of the way. Ruas delivers his combination offense. Ruas with a Cartwheel Dropkick for a two count. Henry applies a sleeper hold. Henry takes out the legs of Ruas. Ruas dodges The PK.

Ruas with a High Head Kick. Ruas follows that with a Snap German Suplex for a two count. Ruas unloads a flurry of jabs. Henry blocks a Rising Knee Strike from Ruas. Henry drills Ruas with a RoundHouse Kick. Ruas puts Henry on the top turnbuckle. Henry with a Flying Double Foot Stomp on the back of Ruas. Henry with a Tornado DDT. Henry delivers another Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Henry applies The Ankle Lock. Ruas responds with a Knee Bar. Henry and Ruas are trading back and forth shots. Ruas connects with The Spinning Heel Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Arturo Ruas via Pinfall

Fourth Match: Brandi Lauren w/Natalya Markova vs. Shotzi Blackheart in a No Disqualification Match 

Natalya Markova attacks Blackheart before the bell rings. Lauren talks smack to Blackheart. Markova with a Big Boot. Markova drops Blackheart with a Spinning X-Factor. Markova delivers a Helluva Kick. Blackheart fires back with two knife edge chops. Blackheart kicks Markova in the chest. Blackheart drills Markova with The 619. Blackheart delivers a Missile Dropkick. Blackheart lands The Suicide Dive. Blackheart slams Lauren’s head on the ring apron. Blackheart brings out two steel chairs from under the ring. Blackheart thrust kicks the midsection of Lauren. Lauren with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Lauren punches Blackheart in the back. Lauren drives Blackheart back first into the edge of the ring frame.

Lauren sets up a chair contraption on the outside. Lauren goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Blackheart blocks it. Blackheart is throwing haymakers at Lauren. Lauren drives Blackheart face first into the steel ring post. Lauren with a forearm smash. Blackheart rakes the eyes of Lauren. Blackheart SuperKicks Lauren. Blackheart drops Lauren with The Shining Wizard. Lauren negates The Slice Bread #2. Lauren PowerBombs Blackheart on the ring apron. Lauren rolls Blackheart back into the ring. Lauren hooks the leg for a two count. Blackheart dives over Lauren. Blackheart ducks a clothesline from Lauren. Blackheart with a Knee Lift.

Blackheart with a Discus Forearm Smash. Blackheart drops Lauren with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Blackheart follows that with a Leaping Cannonball Senton. Lauren kicks Blackheart into the ring post. Lauren takes Blackheart around the ring. Blackheart slams Lauren’s head on a chair. Blackheart with forearm shivers. Blackheart knocks Anthony Greene off the ring apron. Blackheart goes for The Suicide Dive, but Greene pulls Lauren out of harms way. Lauren hooks the leg for a two count. Curt Stallion and Anthony Greene starts brawling on the outside. Lauren with multiple kendo stick shots to pickup the victory.

Winner: Brandi Lauren via Pinfall

Fifth Match: Babatunde vs. Colby Corino w/Sean Maluta 

Corino talks smack to Babatunde. Corino with two open hand chops. Babatunde has the obvious size and strength advantage. Corino with a forearm smash. Babatunde responds with a Biel Throw. Corino is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Babatune is distracted by Maluta. Babatunde launches Corino to the ring apron. Babatune with an Open Hand Chop. Babatunde throws Corino back into the ring. Maluta SuperKicks Babatune. Corino with clubbing blows to Babatunde’s back. Corino with a SpringBoard Swanton Bomb for a two count. Babatunde catches Corino in mid-air. Babatunde BuckleBombs Corino. Babatunde levels Corino with a Body Avalanche. Babatunde with a straight right hand. Babatunde with a Running Elbow Drop. Babatunde connects with The Running Frog Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Babatunde via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: The Unwanted (Eddie Kingston & Joey Gacy) (c) vs. AR Fox & Leon Ruff For The EVOLVE World Tag Team Championship

Fox and Ruff starts things off with Two Stereo Suicide Dives. The Unwanted are pissed. Ruff celebrates with The Skulk. Kingston pulls Fox out of the ring. Gacy nearly hits Kingston with The Suicide Dive. Ruff with a SomerSault Senton off the ring apron. Fox follows that with a SpringBoard Reverse 450 Splash. Ruff slaps Gacy in the chest. Ruff with a Double SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Fox SuperKicks Gacy. Fox with a High Head Kick. Fox drops Gacy with a Cutter. Ruff with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Kingston unloads a flurry of bodyshots. Fox and Ruff with a Pump Kick/Step Up Enzuigiri Combination. Gacy drills Ruff with a HandSpring Cutter.

The Unwanted hits their Discus Lariat/Saito Suplex Combination. Kingston levels Ruff with a Body Avalanche. Gacy with a Corner Clothesline. Unwanted double teams Ruff. Kingston with the cover for a two count. Kingston bodyslams Ruff. Kingston with a PowerBomb off the second rope for a two count. Gacy ducks a clothesline from Fox. Unwanted with a Running STO/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination. Ruff fires back with forearm shivers. Unwanted is mauling Ruff in the corner. Kingston with Two HeadButts. Kingston puts Ruff on the top turnbuckle. The Unwanted with a SuperPlex/SitOut PowerBomb Combination for a two count. Gacy is distracted by The Skulk. Fox gets Ruff off of Kingston’s shoulders.

Fox SuperKicks Kingston. Ruff is throwing forearms at Gacy. Ruff drops Kingston with a Tornado DDT. Fox with a SpringBoard Spanish Fly for a two count. Kingston drops Fox with The Spinning Back Fist. Unwanted with an Inside Out Lariat/Release Suplex Combination for a two count. Gacy argues with the referee. Gacy brings out a table from under the ring. Kingston chops Ruff in the chest. Fox delivers The Coast To Coast. Ruff hits The Ruff Ride. Ruff with a SomerSault Plancha through the table. Fox lands The 450 Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: New EVOLVE World Tag Team Champions, AR Fox and Leon Ruff via Pinfall

Seventh Match: Drew Gulak vs. Matt Riddle 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Riddle with a single leg takedown. Gulak pops back on his feet. Riddle kicks the left hamstring of Gulak. Riddle with a rolling waist lock. Gulak crawls under Riddle. Test Of Strength. Riddle backs Gulak into the ropes. Riddle with a waist lock takedown. Riddle applies a hammer lock. Both men are jockeying for position in the center of the ring. Riddle negates The GuLock. Riddle applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Gulak puts Riddle foot on the bottom rope to force the break. Riddle backs Gulak into the turnbuckles. Riddle with clubbing mid-kicks. Gulak kicks Riddle in the jaw. Gulak goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Riddle counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Riddle hits The BROTon for a two count. Gulak escapes The BROMission. Gulak with the cover for a one count. Gulak and Riddle are trading back and forth shots.

Gulak with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Gulak applies The Cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Gulak with a quick cover for a one count. Gulak delivers a back chop. Gulak wraps his legs around Riddle’s neck. Gulak avoids The PK. Riddle with rapi fire jabs. Gulak applies a side headlock. Gulak with a waist lock go-behind. Riddle PowerBombs Gulak. Riddle goes for a High Knee Strike, but Gulak counters with a PowerBomb for a two count. Gulak applies a single leg crab. Riddle crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Gulak punches Riddle in the chest. Gulak uppercuts Riddle. Riddle is lighting up Gulak’s chest. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Gulak. Riddle with a Ripcord Knee Strike for a two count. Riddle delivers another BROTon. Riddle ascends to the top turnbuckle.

Gulak with a SuperPlex for a two count. Chop Exchange. Riddle repeatedly stomps on Gulak’s back. Riddle hits The PK for a two count. Gulak HeadButts the midsection of Riddle. Gulak applies a Full Nelson Lock. Riddle responds with The BroMission. Riddle transitions into a Cross-Arm-Breaker. Gulak with a small package for a two count. Riddle with a flurry of strikes. Riddle drills Gulak with The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Dueling chants from the Philly faithful. Riddle with a DeadLift German Suplex off the second rope. Riddle goes for a Flying Corkscrew Senton, but Gulak gets his knees up in the air. Gulak gets Riddle trapped in The GuLock. Riddle plants Gulak with The BroDerek to pickup the victory.

Winner: Matt Riddle via Pinfall

Paul Heyman Segment 

Eight Match: Austin Theory (c) vs. JD Drake (c) in a Winner Takes All Match For Both The EVOLVE/WWN Championship

Drake shoves Theory. Theory slaps Drake in the face. Theory ducks a clothesline from Drake. Theory kicks Drake in the gut. Drake negates The Ataxia. Theory with a forearm smash. Theory dives over Drake. Theory dropkicks Drake. Drake dropkicks Theory to the floor. Drake goes for a Suicide Dive, but Theory counters with a forearm smash. Theory punches the steel ring post. Drake slaps Theory in the chest. Drake shoves Theory into the edge of the ring frame. Drake unloads two knife edge chops. Theory with a Back Body Drop on the ramp. Theory stomps on the left shoulder of Drake. Theory punches Drake in the back. Theory rolls Drake back into the ring. Theory with the cover for a two count. Theory argues with the referee. Theory with a knife edge chop. Drake is pissed. Drake delivers a heavy chop. Theory with clubbing blows to Drake’s back. Theory kicks the left shoulder of Drake. Theory with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Theory applies a Modified Straight Jacket Hold.

Theory blocks a boot from Drake. Theory with a Belly to Back Suplex. Theory follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Theory is mauling Drake in the corner. Theory with a running forearm smash. Theory continues to throw forearms at Drake. Drake hulks up. Drake wants more punishment. Theory with a flurry of short-arm clotheslines. Drake drops Theory with a Lariat. Theory decks Drake with back elbow smash. Drake PowerSlams Theory. Theory drop toe holds Drake into the middle turnbuckle pad. Theory with a Rolling Thunder Dropkick. Theory with a leg sweeps. Drake avoids The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Drake throws Theory into the ropes. Drake lands The Suicide Dive. Drake rolls Theory back into the ring. Drake with a running chop. Drake bodyslams Theory. Drake delivers The Vader Bomb for a two count.

Drake stomps on Theory’s chest. Drake heads to the second rope. Theory attacks Drake from behind. Drake with two sharp elbow strikes. Drake drops Theory with a Flying Leg Lariat. Drake goes for a Running Cannonball Strike, but Theory ducks out of the way. Theory hits The Rolling BlockBuster for a two count. Drake drives Theory back first into the turnbuckles. Drake with a knife edge chop. Drake puts Theory on the top turnbuckle. Drake repeatedly slaps Theory in the chest. Theory with a back door escape. Theory goes for a PowerBomb, but Drake blocks it. Theory with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count.

Theory talks smack to Drake. Drake with a Back Body Drop. Theory kicks Drake in the face. Drake kicks Theory in the face. Drake drills Theory with The Stunner. Drake follows that with a Running Cannonball Strike. Drake connects with Drill Bit for a two count. Drake lands a MoonSault for a two count. Drake and Theory are trading back and forth shots. Theory goes for Ataxia, but Drake counters with a Lariat. Drake goes for another MoonSault, but Theory ducks out of the way. Theory with a flurry of SuperKicks. Theory plants Drake with The Ataxia to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWN Champion, Austin Theory via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Adam Cole (c) vs. Akira Tozawa For The WWE NXT Championship

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cole backs Tozawa into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Cole takes a bow. Cole with a waist lock go-behind. Tozawa applies a wrist lock. Cole reverses the hold. Tozawa with a single leg takedown. Tozawa grabs the side headlock. Cole responds with the headscissors escape. Tozawa applies another side headlock. Cole with a back heel trip. Cole reverses the hold. Cole drops Tozawa with a shoulder tackle. Tozawa leapfrogs over Cole. Cole goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Tozawa lands back on his feet. Tozawa ducks a clothesline from Cole. Tozawa with The Flying Octopus. Tozawa punches Cole in the gut. Cole launches Tozawa to the ring apron. Tozawa with an Apron Enzuigiri. Cole pulls Tozawa off the top turnbuckle. Cole with an Inside Out Pump Kick. Cole drops Tozawa with a NeckBreaker. Cole with a straight right hand. Cole kicks Tozawa in the gut. Cole whips Tozawa back first across the turnbuckles.

Following a snap mare takeover, Cole drives his knee into Tozawa’s back. Cole applies a rear chin lock. Tozawa gets back to a vertical base. Tozawa with shots to the midsection of Cole. Cole with a back elbow strike. Cole toys around with Tozawa. Tozawa slaps Cole in the face. That leads us to a forearm exchange. Cole drives his knee into the midsection of Tozawa. Tozawa with a Modified F5. Tozawa drills Cole with a Sliding Dropkick. Tozawa lands The Suicide Dive. Tozawa follows that with a Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Tozawa delivers a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Cole with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cole hits The BackStabber for a two count. Tozawa fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Cole with a Pump Kick. Cole drops Tozawa with The Ushigoroshi for a two count.

Cole and Tozawa are trading back and forth shots. Pump Kick Exchange. Cole with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Tozawa responds with a right jab. Cole SuperKicks Tozawa. Cole goes for a SuperPlex, but Tozawa blocks it. Tozawa sends Cole crashing to the canvas. Cole SuperKicks Tozawa in mid-air. Cole with another Ushigoroshi for a two count. Cole grabs the NXT Championship. The referee admonishes Cole. Cole is distracted by Johnny Gargano. Tozawa rolls Cole over for a two count. Tozawa with a Snap German Suplex. Cole with three sharp elbow strikes. Tozawa crawls under Cole. Tozawa  drops Cole with a 360 Enzuigiri. Tozawa goes for The Senton Bomb, but Cole gets his knees up in the air. Cole hits The Panama Sunrise. Cole connects with The Last Shot to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE NXT Champion, Adam Cole via Pinfall 

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