The first match has been added to the EVOLVE 131 card which will be a memorable night for the promotion.

On Saturday, it was announced that a match between two former EVOLVE wrestlers will take place at this show. That contest is Matt Riddle vs. Drew Gulak.

EVOLVE 131 takes place at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13 and will serve as EVOLVE/Dragon Gate USA’s 10th anniversary event.

The contest was set up once Gulak issued a challenge at the NXT live event on Friday in Philadelphia, PA at the Fillmore. He announced his open challenge for the anniversary show, which led to Riddle appearing on the video screen and stating to Gulak that he would accept that challenge but also to prepare himself.

Back in the day, Riddle and Gulak were both members of the Catch Point stable under the EVOLVE banner. Both stars found success in the promotion as Gulak held the EVOLVE Tag Team titles with Tracy Williams while Riddle held both the EVOLVE Championship and WWN Championship.

Gulak last wrestled for EVOLVE in December 2016 as he was later signed to WWE and placed on the 205 Live roster. On the flip side, Riddle signed with WWE and he joined NXT in August 2018.