WWE held its first ever all female pay per view Evolution on Sunday, Oct. 28 and the night went better than the company could have expected.
For two and a half hours, the biggest stars of WWE’s women’s division showed why they are now considered just as important to the brand’s success as the men.
Rather than recap the details of each match we just need to discuss the biggest highlights of the night.
After Trish Stratus and Lita predictably won their tag team battle against Alicia Fox and Mickie James, we quickly jumped into the 20 woman battle royal. This is where popular stars of the past came face to face with current competitors.
Standout moments included Ivory enjoying a dance break with Carmella, Tamina Snuka and Nia Jax paying tribute to Roman Reigns before destroying everyone else in the ring and Ember Moon and Asuka facing off to thunderous NXT chants.
If the creative team doesn’t decide to renew the rivalry these two started in the yellow and black brand, they need to reconsider their life choices.
It came down to a final three of Zelina Vega, Ember Moon and Nia Jax, with the crowd firmly behind Ember. Nia won to set up a rematch between her and Ronda Rousey, but Ember was the breakout star of the contest.
The WWE Universe is begging for her to get the push she deserves.
The match of the night came when best friends turned bitter rivals Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair faced off in a Last Woman Standing match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
This was hands down the most anticipated fight of the night and it didn’t disappoint. The duo’s always excellent chemistry reached new levels of greatness as they threw everything but the kitchen sink at one another.
Charlotte landed a front flip through a table to the champ, while Becky countered with a leg drop from a ladder that put Charlotte through an announce table. It wasn’t until Becky powerbombed the second generation star from the top rope through yet another table, that the Queen was down for the count and The Man retained.
This was a perfect culmination of a spectacular feud. With Survivor Series around the corner, it sets up an intriguing champ vs. champ battle for Becky and Ronda, who was victorious against Nikki Bella.
As far as Nikki and Brie are concerned, it’s time for them to take a back seat in the division and take on a role similar to Big Show or R-Truth, respected veterans who are used to put over talented up and comers.
The night ended with a big on stage celebration for the entire past and present of WWE’s women’s division. The only thing missing was the future, as the championship match between Kairi Sane and Shayna Baszler was the only NXT representation of the whole night.
Seriously, they didn’t have space in the battle royal for Nikki Cross, Lacey Evans, Bianca Bel Air or Mia Yim? Considering that this movement started in NXT, it felt like a huge slap in the face.
Going forward, the company can continue this momentum by introducing tag team titles and creating new stories and team ups for the division.
We just can’t watch Sasha and Bayley vs. The Riott Squad or Asuka and Naomi vs. The IIconics again.
One last thought, it’s time to finally give fans the long teased Four Horsewomen of MMA vs. the Four Horsewomen of WWE. We’ve waited long enough.