Putting rest to all the speculations centered around an all women’s pay-per-view event, the introduction of women’s tag team titles, and more, WWE’s chief brand officer and on-screen commissioner Stephanie McMahon made a grand announcement on Monday Night Raw. Sharing the stage with WWE chairman Vince McMahon and executive vice president of talent – Triple H, Stephanie broke the news around the WWE’s first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view event, titled Evolution.
More than 50 women are expected to participate in the big event which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 28th from the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York.
“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 feature the women of Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live, NXT and the newly formed NXT: U.K. brands. Also, at least a couple of Hall of Famers – including Trish Stratus and Lita are also expected to be a part of the event.
Evolution will feature the finals of the 2018 Mae Young Classic plus three title matches with the WWE NXT Women’s Title, the RAW Women’s Title and the SmackDown Women’s Title on the line.
The whole change in system has took place after a huge outcry on social media, to give these women a chance, the world wrestling entertainment body took note and began the road to where we are now. After April 2016, the Divas Championship was retired and a new WWE Women’s Championship was revealed.
Since then, women have competed in the big events like – first Royal Rumble, Hell in a Cell, Elimination Chamber, and Money in the Bank match. These superstars have main event PPVs as well, and no longer are fans accustomed to 30-second matches.
Despite their talent being on par with the men, it was just the matter of time before the women started to get their dues and treated in a better way.
A few years ago, fans became frustrated with how the women’s division was being treated. 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.
However, with Evolution – WWE has made a taken a serious step in the professional wrestling world and the spotlight will now shit to coming October when the event will get broadcasted.