Evolve Tag Team Championship: Catch Point (Chris Dickinson & Jaka) (c) vs. Matt Knicks & Isaias Velazquez  (Evolve 84- May 20, 2017)

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Part of me wishes this was non-title, but then again, where are the tag teams for Jaka and Dickinson to face? I guess you almost have to run these kinds of open challenges and then at some point, they get upset by one of the new teams in order to set up either a program or introduce new regulars to the company. Specifically when it comes Team Freelance, all I can say about Matt Knicks the wrestler is I love Matt Knicks the promoter. Velazquez is very good but won’t leave the area for his own reasons, so you really don’t see him elevating himself into a regular.

Because Knicks and Velazquez are local and because of the pro-NYC promo cut by Hathaway beforehand, this match probably gets more of a reaction than it has right to. Also, major props to Team Chicago for wearing matching gear. This is very much your typical back and forth tag match but the face/heel dynamics are much clearer than in the first half of the show. Dickinson DOES THE DEAL on Knicks but only gets two. Heat segment on Knicks and Velazquez is smartly chosen to the man who leads the comeback. Springboard Doomsday Device on Knicks but Velazquez manages to break the count. The challengers get a pretty dramatic, but I’m not sure the crowd was buying it. Velazquez is isolated. Death Trap and the champions retain.

This was an average match with some decent heat. Unfortunately, Jaka and Dickinson’s biggest problem in this title reign might be they don’t have any teams to wrestle. If Evolve is going to let this championship exist, Evolve needs to create or book some other teams.

Winner (s)/Rating: Catch Point/**1/2

Stokely Hathaway, I’m your biggest defender, so I will ignore your slanderous comments about my hometown, but let’s watch what we say.


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