WWN Issues Statement On LAX Being Removed From EVOLVE Appearances, Will No Longer Consider Booking IMPACT Talent

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WWN issued the following statement regarding IMPACT Wrestling‘s LAX being removed from advertised appearances on upcoming EVOLVE events:

We are sorry to inform you that Impact Wrestling has pulled LAX off the upcoming EVOLVE dates. EVOLVE officials were contacted by LAX and informed that they were needed for something else that weekend. No other explanation was given. Impact Wrestling didn’t contact EVOLVE officials and left it up to LAX. There is no heat on LAX as WWN understands the situation they were put in. EVOLVE officials had told LAX that the plan was to have matches with EVOLVE Tag Team Champions The Street Profits of Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins that weekend. EVOLVE was informed that LAX would not be able to lose in those matches. In order to avoid any political issues, EVOLVE made one night a triple threat match and the other night a six man tag. This would give the fans the LAX vs. Street Profits matches they wanted, while protecting all parties politically.

Unfortunately, Impact Wrestling waited until the matches were announced and then pulled the talent the next day. This all could have easily been avoided by not allowing LAX to take the dates in the first place. EVOLVE will no longer consider booking Impact Wrestling contracted talent moving forward. EVOLVE officials are currently working on a replacement and will have news early next week. We apologize for the lineup change, but assure you that EVOLVE will produce something special on for EVOLVE 117 December 15th in Queens, NY and EVOLVE 118 on December 16th in Deer Park, NY. Thank you for your support.

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IMPACT’s Santana and Ortiz were announced as competing for EVOLVE last Friday, with the matchups only being announced this week. They were scheduled to compete in a Triple Threat Tag Match for the EVOLVE Tag Team Championship against AR Fox & Leon Ruff and current champs (and NXT stars) Street Profits on December 15th in Woodside, NY. The second match would have seen the current IMPACT Wrestling Tag Team Champions team with Austin Theory against The Street Profits and Darby Allin on December 16th in Deer Park, NY.