WWE’s women’s revolution has come full circle it would seem with the announcement this past Monday that the female grapplers would get their own pay-per-view. WWE Evolution will transpire on October 28 in New York City.
For the past five days there has been much speculation of what and indeed who we can expect to see at the event. Many fans have taken to social media to suggest a Then vs. Now theme where current stars face-off against those who paved the way. There have been many brilliant suggestions; however, Dave Meltzer believes he has the inside track to what WWE will be doing on the night in question.
Appearing on his Wrestling Observer Radio, the inside-man of professional wrestling spoke on his speculation that, in addition to Raw, Smackdown Live, NXT, and legend females, the event will feature a either a Battle Royal, Tag Team Battle Royal, or Royal Rumble in order to get everyone possible on the card. Of course, should this turn out to be true, WWE could bring forward their plans for Women’s Tag Team Champions despite Stephanie dismissing that we’ll see the new titles at the October event.
Whilst he had the air-time, Meltzer also went a long way to dismiss Triple H’s claims that the show is an answer to the Greatest Royal Rumble. With the company returning to Saudi Arabia in November – Greatest Survivor Series anyone? – Dave spoke about the probability that the timing of the event at the climax of October probably isn’t a coincidence:
“If you remember, the big thing they were criticized for was not bringing the women to Saudi Arabia which I guess they couldn’t do. I guess they weren’t allowed, which is weird because the Russian circus brought women to perform in Saudi Arabia…they got to bring them in, whereas the WWE didn’t….I’m sure that this is all tied in.”
What we do know is that every current female championship will be defended on the card, including the NXT UK Women’s Championship which many speculate will be awarded to the inaugural holder on the night. We will also see the finals of the second annual Mae Young Classic.