Ever since WWE held it’s first and so far only ‘Evolution’ all-women’s pay-per-view back in 2018, many wondered what the next step would be in the ‘Women’s Evolution’ in the company.
Ever since that event, fans and wrestlers alike have been pushing for a second installment of the event, but WWE are thus far yet to do it. Former WWE star Mickie James recently spoke to SportsLine One, where she details the pitches she made to WWE about another all women’s show.
“I would have these conversations, especially in the last two years, year and a half, what was next for Mickie James and how do we do that? I would often say, and I had several conversations with people backstage, from writers to office to executives, where I was like, ‘Why haven’t we done Evolution again? Why has there not been a two?’ It was an incredible show, and I wish, especially because of the amount of tools that were available and the money and things that could have been as far as pushing it and developing stories, we could have utilized a lot more stuff, but the show itself was still remarkable. The girls killed it. I never want to take away from that.
“Coming back from injury and figuring out what was next, I had been asked to work behind the scenes and in a producers role. I did commentary for awhile. I remember right before WrestleMania, I went to NXT to do commentary and had some much fun. I had very important conversations with very important people. I said, ‘Hey, let’s do an all-women’s brand. We do 205 Live and all these other things. We need content for The Network. We have an immense amount of talent, talent that isn’t necessarily getting used on television right now. This could be a wonderful place for them to grow and find their voice and find their way to become stars in this pocket until they are ready to come to television. We could pull from here for the female talent.’ It was met with a lot of resistance and maybe not understanding of why I was fighting so hard. I wasn’t just fighting for me and I wasn’t the only one who posed this question or went to the well. When I realized that this was the fight that I was hanging my hat on, it was unfortunate that it didn’t happen the way I wanted to in that moment.”
Mickie was released from WWE back in April.
Mickie would go on to make her vision a reality in the NWA last month, being the driving force behind the NWA EmPowerrr event on August 28.
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