Also, Matt Riddle and Curt Stallion will be teaming up to take on EVOLVE Tag Team Champions AR Fox and Leon Ruff in a title match on the show.
This has been followed up by the announcement that at EVOLVE’s 134 show on August 25, KUSHIDA will be challenging WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak for his championship.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 16, 2019
On the matter, WWE.com’s article had the following to say:
NXT Superstar Kushida’s dance card for EVOLVE Wrestling’s weekend of events on Aug. 24-25 has filled up in a big way.
The Japanese icon, who’s been on a tear since signing with NXT earlier this year, will first take on former WWN Champion JD Drake on Saturday, Aug. 24., at EVOLVE 133 in Livonia, Mich., a suburb of Detroit. WWE fans will remember Drake for his hard-hitting performance against Austin Theory at the EVOLVE 10th Anniversary Celebration, which streamed live on WWE Network last month.
The next night, at EVOLVE 134 in Chicago, Kushida will renew his rivalry with Drew Gulak when he challenges The Philadelphia Stretcher for the WWE Cruiserweight Title. Gulak issued a challenge to Kushida on Twitter after Kushida was announced for EVOLVE’s upcoming events, writing that he “still owe[s]” the submission specialist, a seeming reference to Kushida’s 2-0 record against Gulak on NXT TV this year.
Before long, 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick and EVOLVE Matchmaker Gabe Sapolsky joined the conversation to give their blessings for the match and schedule the WWE Cruiserweight Title bout for Aug. 25.