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WWE Evolution
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Promotional poster featuring various WWE wrestlers
Promotion WWE
Brand(s) Raw
SmackDown
NXT
NXT UK
Date October 28, 2018
City Uniondale, New York
Venue Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Tagline(s) First-ever all-women's pay-per-view comes to Long Island!
Sponsor(s) Allstate
Long Island Family
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WWE Evolution is an upcoming women's professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event, produced by WWE for their Raw, SmackDown, NXT, and NXT UK brands. It will take place on October 28, 2018, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York.[1] It will be the first pay-per-view in WWE history to consist solely of women's matches.

All of WWE's women's championships will be defended at the event. It will also feature the finals of the 2018 Mae Young Classic tournament. The event was announced on the July 23, 2018 edition of Raw.[2]

Production

Background

On July 23, 2018, Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, and Triple H opened Raw to announce the creation of Evolution, an all-women's pay-per-view.[2][1] Hall of Famers Lita, Trish Stratus and Beth Phoenix are slated to take part in the event.[2]

Storylines

The card will consist of matches resulting from scripted storylines, with results predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw, SmackDown, NXT, and NXT UK brands.[3][4] Storylines will be produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live, WWE NXT, and NXT UK.[5]

On August 18, a match between Alexa Bliss and Trish Stratus was scheduled for Evolution.[6]

On September 3, a match between Lita and Mickie James was scheduled for Evolution. This will be the first time that they compete against each other since James won the WWE Women's Championship from Lita in the latter's retirement match at 2006 Survivor Series.[7]

Matches

No. Matches* Stipulations
1 TBA (c) vs. TBA WWE Raw Women's Championship match[8]
2 TBA (c) vs. TBA WWE SmackDown Women's Championship match[8]
3 TBA (c) vs. TBA NXT Women's Championship match[8]
4 TBA (c) vs. TBA NXT UK Women's Championship match[1]
5 Io Shirai vs. Toni Storm 2018 Mae Young Classic tournament final match[8]
6 Alexa Bliss vs. Trish Stratus Singles match[9]
7 Lita vs. Mickie James Singles match[10]
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
    *Card subject to change

References

  1. ^ a b c "Stephanie McMahon announces the first-ever all-women's pay-per-view WWE Evolution". WWE. Retrieved July 23, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c Powell, Jason. "7/23 Powell's WWE Raw Live TV Review: Bobby Lashley vs. Roman Reigns to determine Brock Lesnar's challenger for the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam, Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, and Triple H's big announcement, The B-Team vs. Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt for the Raw Tag Titles". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved July 23, 2018. 
  3. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Live & Televised Entertainment". WWE. Archived from the original on February 26, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ Steinberg, Brian (May 25, 2016). "WWE's 'Smackdown' Will Move To Live Broadcast On USA (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on May 26, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ Namako, Jason. "WWE announces Trish Stratus vs. Alexa Bliss for the all-Women's Evolution PPV on October 28". WrestleView. Retrieved August 18, 2018. 
  7. ^ Martin, Adam. "Another match official for WWE Evolution, WWE Hall of Famer to appear on RAW next week". WrestleView. Retrieved September 3, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b c d "WWE Sets First-Ever All-Women Pay-Per-View Event 'Evolution'". 23 July 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018. 
  9. ^ Bristout, Ralph. "Alexa Bliss vs. Trish Stratus". WWE. Retrieved August 18, 2018. 
  10. ^ Burdick, Michael. "Lita vs. Mickie James". WWE. Retrieved September 3, 2018. 

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