As previously reported, the tag team of Santana and Ortiz (collectively known as LAX) were pulled from the upcoming EVOLVE shows this December, where they were scheduled to compete in a six-man tag team match against The Street Profits.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the decision was made by Impact officials because they did not want their current world tag team champions wrestling against, and potentially losing to NXT Superstars (the Street Profits are also the EVOLVE Tag Team Champions), especially due to the event being broadcast live.
Furthermore, apparently Impact at this point considers EVOLVE to be close enough to a WWE product that it just doesn’t make sense to have two of their top stars working on a show that may at some point end up on the WWE Network. It has been rumored for a very long time that the company may be opening up a more expensive tier of their Network which would allegedly include content from independent promotions they are partnered with.
LAX is currently scheduled to defend the Impact World Tag Team Championships against Pentagon and Fenix (aka the Lucha Brothers) at their next pay-per-view event, Impact Homecoming, on Sunday, Dec. 6th.