Roderick Strong Confirmed for EVOLVE Title Match

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After a weekend of teases, WWE has announced NXT star Roderick Strong will be challenging for the EVOLVE Championship next month in New York.

According to, The Undisputed Era member will face fellow NXT wrestler and current EVOLVE champion Fabian Aichner in a triple threat match that also includes Austin Theory on December 15th in Queens.

Strong will face Darby Allin in a singles match the following night in Deer Park.

The card change comes just a few days after Impact Wrestling pulled their tag team champions LAX from the EVOLVE shows. As we previously reported, EVOLVE later announced they would no longer consider booking talent associated with Impact.

Strong first teased the upcoming appearances via Twitter over the weekend. 

“Thought of the day- NXT Superstars holding titles? Well there are no bigger Superstars than the and I’ve won just about every title but the title,” he wrote. “So Maybe Dec. 15th I come to La Boom and ?

Aichner quickly accepted Roddy’s challenge social media.

The full cards are as follows: 

EVOLVE 117 — Saturday, Dec. 15, at La Boom in Queens, N.Y.
EVOLVE Championship Triple Threat Match

Fabian Aichner (c) vs. Roderick Strong vs. Austin Theory with Priscilla Kelly

EVOLVE Tag Team Championship vs. WWN Championship (If JD Drake is pinned, he will lose the WWNChampionship to whomever pins him)
EVOLVE Tag Team Champions The Street Profits vs. WWN Champion JD Drake & Anthony Henry

Special Challenge Match
Kassius Ohno vs. Darby Allin

AR Fox with Ayla & The Skulk vs. Curt Stallion

Josh Briggs vs. Leon Ruff

BSHP KNG vs. Joe Gacy

Harlem Bravado vs. Joe Bailey

EVOLVE 118 — Sunday, Dec. 16, at NYWC Sportatorium in Deer Park, N.Y.
EVOLVE Championship Match (If Aichner is still champion)

Fabian Aichner (c) vs. AR Fox with Ayla & The Skulk

EVOLVE Tag Team Championship Match (if Street Profits are still champions)
The Street Profits (c) vs. Harlem Bravado & Austin Theory with Priscilla Kelly

Special Attraction Match
Roderick Strong vs. Darby Allin

Special Challenge Match
Kassius Ohno vs. Anthony Henry

SHINE Showcase Match
Priscilla Kelly vs. Shotzi Blackheart

Josh Briggs vs. Adrian Alanis

Joe Gacy vs. Joe Bailey

Four Way Freestyle
Curt Stallion vs. Leon Ruff vs. BSHP KING vs. Colby Corino