Evolve 62 results & video highlights: Hero vs. Thatcher III; Tony Nese gets WWE tourney opp

– Anthony Nese vs. Fred Yehi

Yehi won via submission after clamping on the Koji Clutch. Nese did a promo afterward saying despite his losing streak, he wants an opportunity in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic and he wants it Saturday night.

– Darby Allin vs. Ethan Page

Page won after hitting a package piledriver. Earlier in the match, Page gorilla press slammed Allin over the ropes and into a support beam that was said to be a big spot.

– Cedric Alexander vs. Matt Riddle

Riddle submitted Alexander with a neck crank after hitting a fisherman’s buster.

– Evolve Tag Team Champs Catch Point (Drew Gulak & Tracy Williams) vs. Bravado Brothers (Harlem & Lancelot Bravado)

Champs retain after Williams pinned Lancelot after a big DDT spot. Post-match, Catch Point are cutting a promo and calling out Evolve Champion Timothy Thatcher. Thatcher came out, and told the guys to get lost.

– Evolve Champion Timothy Thatcher vs. Chris Hero

Said to be a great match. Thatcher retained the gold by submitting Hero with a cross armbar.

Post-match, Riddle, Gulak, Williams, and Stokely Hathaway all came out to contront Thatcher. Williams wants his title shot Saturday and Thatcher agrees. 

– Drew Galloway & Ethan Carter III vs. Johnny Gargano & TJ Perkins (Unsanctioned Street Fight)

Wild match that spilled everywhere including on the bar inside the arena and outside the arena. Big action, table spots, you name it. Gulak came out to check on Perkins after Galloway powerbombed him through a table. This brought Hero out who hit a piledriver on Gulak and then booted Gargano and piledrove him to turn on Evolve. ECIII hit the One Percenter on Perkins for the win.

Post-match promos by Galloway and Carter reveal a fourth member of their crew: Cody Rhodes! Rhodes will debut for the promotion on August 19th in Maryland against Gargano.

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Evolve 63 card — Saturday from Orlando, FL:

– Evolve Champion Timothy Thatcher vs. Tracy Williams

– WWE Cruiserweight Tournament preview: Johnny Gargano vs. Drew Gulak vs. TJP vs. Lince Dorado vs. Tony Nese elimination match. If Nese wins, he’s in the tourney.

– Anything Goes: Drew Galloway vs. Ethan Page

– ECIII open challenge to anyone on the Evolve roster

– Matt Riddle vs. Trevor Lee

– Fred Yehi vs. Cedric Alexander

– The Bravado Brothers vs. Jason Cade & Darby Allin