WWE Sets Johnny Gargano’s Opponent for EVOLVE
WWE.com reports that Johnny Gargano’s opponent for EVOLVE 120 will be champion Austin Theory, but it will be a non-title match. It happens on January 19 in Woodside, New York. Gargano will also wrestle at EVOLVE 119 on January 18 in Brooklyn, but his opponent has not been named.
The report reads: 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.
Gargano’s opponent for Jan. 19, Austin Theory, won the EVOLVE Title from NXT Superstar Fabian Aichner just last Saturday night, triumphing in a Triple Threat Match that also featured Roderick Strong.
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.