Sapolsky later found Dragon Gate’s offshoot promotion, Dragon Gate USA, before launching an independent promotion, EVOLVE, from 2009-2020, which closed after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sapolsky got involved with WWE through EVOLVE, first working as a consultant before becoming a creative member. His association with WWE made EVOLVE something of a feeder for his promotion to WWE, with his EVOLVE talents such as Matt Riddle later jumping to his WWE.He Released by WWE I joined the company in January of this year, and since then my primary focus has been on working in the NFT space.
Sapolski’s run with EVOLVE was controversial, with some fans accusing him of betraying independent professional wrestling on behalf of his WWE association, while other former EVOLVE stars, including disgraced wrestler David Starr, Will accuse Sapolski of not paying wrestlersHe would also be accused of using a burner account to attack wrestlers and fans online. Something Sapolsky later denied.