WWE Announces First All-Women's PPV, Evolution
It's exactly what WWE needs right now.
On the July 23 episode of Raw, Stephanie McMahon stood in the ring, next to her husband Triple H, and father Vince McMahon to announce to the world that the women of WWE would be getting their own PPV event this fall.
"On October 28, 50 women--then, now, and forever--will participate in an event called Evolution," Stephanie McMahon told the audience of Raw. "And that event, I am privileged to announce will be the first-ever all-women's pay-per-view."
Evolution will air at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT from NYCB Live, home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in New York. Multiple championships will be on the line from Raw, Smackdown, NXT, and NXT UK. Additionally, the finals for the second annual Mae Young Classic will also be included in the show.
In addition to the entire current roster being included--in one form or another--on the show, WWE Hall of Famers Trish Stratus and Lita will be on the show, and there could be more, according to WWE. How all these superstars are going to be included on one card is a mystery, but we're guessing there will be a battle royal of sorts on the show.
A few years ago, WWE fans became frustrated with how the women's division was being treated, especially when new talent from NXT--WWE's developmental program--was called up and not given the chance to showcase their talent. Many times, there was only one women's match per PPV, and even when they did happen, they were short. The division wasn't taken seriously, and the proof is in the fact the entire women's roster were called "Divas," and the championship belt had butterfly wings on it.
After an outcry on social media, to give these women a chance, WWE took note and began the road to where we are now. In April 2016, the Divas Championship was retired and a new WWE Women's Championship was revealed. Since then, women have competed in their first Royal Rumble, Hell in a Cell, Elimination Chamber, and Money in the Bank matches. These superstars have main evented PPVs as well, and no longer are fans accustomed to 30-second matches. The talent is on the same level as the men, so it's about time they are treated that way.
Tickets for Evolution will go on sale on Friday, August 24 at 10 AM ET / 7 AM PT.
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