Per PWInsider's Mike Johnson, EVOLVE was set to return to La Boom in Woodside, Queens, NY on Saturday 6/23 but announced this afternoon that the company has been "forced" to move the event to the Gravesend area of Brooklyn, NY at the Most Precious Blood Youth Center (2739 Harway Avenue). That's about a 40 minute drive with traffic and if you are using public transportation, it may as well be another world. Five Borough Wrestling is running the same venue this Friday 6/15.
The La Boom website lists an event for MMA company Extreme Cage Fighting on their website for the 6/23 date, so it appears the venue double booked and EVOLVE was bounced out. That's a rough change to deal with ten days out for the show, especially since it means whatever local advertising the promotion may have attempted is now completely useless.
EVOLVE is offering refunds to anyone who cannot attend at the new location. All existing tickets and seating arrangements will be honored at the Brooklyn location.
EVOLVE has run the venue regularly in recent years and their sister promotion SHINE ran La Boom earlier this month.
The UK's PROGRESS Wrestling is scheduled to run the venue Tuesday 8/7. Despite not being listed on the La Boom website, PWInsider.com has been told that event is still scheduled. Tickets for that event are on sale at this link.
Announced for the 6/23 EVOLVE event, now in Gravesend, Brooklyn:
*EVOLVE Champion Matt Riddle vs. Shane Strickland
*WWN Champion Austin Theory with Priscilla Kelly vs. Joey Janela with Penelope Ford
*WALTER vs. Darby Allin
*Chris Dickinson, Jaka & Dom Garrini with Stokely Hathaway vs.Tracy Williams, Timothy Thatcher & Anthony Henry
*AR Fox with Ayla & The Skulk vs. DJZ plus Bad Bones, Josh Briggs, Jarek 1:20 with Candy Cartwright appearing.
EVOLVE also announced the 5/24 WWE NXT North American Champion Adam Cole vs. WALTER bout will be filmed but not included in any iPPV or DVD release currently. That isn't a shock.