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WWE Evolution (2018)

Held in Uniondale, NY. WWE Evolution will mark the first WWE PPV to consist solely of women's matches.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronda Rousey ... Ronda Rouesy
Rebecca Quin ... Becky Lynch
Nikki Bella ... Nikki Bela
Ashley Fliehr ... Charlotte
Sasha Banks ... Sasha Banks
Pamela Martinez ... Bayley
Natalie Neidhart ... Natalya
Kairi Hôjô ... Kairi Sane
Shayna Baszler ... Shayna Baszler
Toni Rossall ... Toni Storm
Io Shirai ... Io Shirai
Trish Stratus ... Trish Stratus
Amy Dumas ... Lita
Mickie James ... Mickie James
Victoria Crawford ... Alicia Fox
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Held in Uniondale, NY. WWE Evolution will mark the first WWE PPV to consist solely of women's matches.

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This is the first time Ronda Rousey and Nikki Bella had a one-on-one match. See more »

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Before doing the reverse exploder suplex to Nikki Bella, Ronda Rousey said "Are you ready?" which is something she has done in past matches and may or may not be her loudly giving instructions to Nikki. See more »

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WWE Evolution: Actually worse than I expected
29 October 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I said an all womens ppv was a bad idea. Not because I don't believe women can perform, not because I don't believe women can draw, but because I feared it would fail and ultimately damage the "Revolution".

I'm getting the impression I was right, this whole thing was counterproductive and not the demonstration of how far womens wrestling has come at all.

Allow me to break it down.

Trish Stratus & Lita vs. Mickie James & Alicia Fox

Entirely pointless predictible nonsense, I think little miss Bliss got off lucky not being able to be a part of this garbage fire.

Womens Battle Royale

Womens battle royales were staples of the divas age. Management didn't believe women could draw or have decent matches so they'd stuff as many as they could in a ring at a time and hope for the best. Having one at this ppv seemed a bad call and made even worse by the fact that instead of utilising the NXT or Performance centre talent pool they filled the numbers out with "Legends" most of whom couldn't wrestle in their prime let alone now. The match was unremarkable, generic and the ending was unexpectedly poor.

Sasha Banks, Bayley & Natalya vs. The Riott Squad

With no actual story, no purpose to the match and it basically being what you'd frequently see on RAW each week there was little interest here. The Riott Squad have been used as nothing but jobbers for a longtime now and against the thrown together team of Bayley/Sasha and Natalya this was about as interesting and unpredictible as a stale fart.

Io Shirai vs. Toni Storm

One of the problems with WWE is it's generic western wrestling, compare Shirai and Storms matches in Japan and the comparison is heartbreaking. The two ladies had a passable match here, but it demonstrated that western tame wrestling is so inferior and so neutered that these ladies couldn't show what they can really do.

Kairi Sane (c) vs. Shayna Baszler

I'm a Baszler fan, in fact I'm a huge Baszler fan so I was looking forward to this. The match was passable though a tad short.

Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair (Last Woman Standing Match)

Lynch and Flair tore the house down once again in the match that SHOULD have been the entire events main event. It delivered on every front and though it could have been better they still put on a clinic in there. It did however show once again that the WWE failed miserably in their attempt to turn Lynch heel.

Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nikki Bella

Where would I even start on this one? So Evolution was set to demonstrate how far womens wrestling has come, how it's gone from the divas 3 minute matches to bouts that rival the mens. So why did they think that putting the talented but green Rousey vs the useless diva Nikki Bella would be a good idea let alone the actual main event of the entire show? Did the match exceed my expectations? Not even slightly, it was a terrible mess of a bout that did nothing for anybody and closed the first ever womens ppv on a seriously low note.

So did Evolution deliver? Absolutely not. No surprises, no debuts, no returns, a main event that is the most counter productive thing I've seen in the industry for years and very few actual logical matches.

The Good:

Lzzy Hale

A few decent spots

Shayna Baszler

The Bad:

Beth Phoenix on commentary

Michelle McCool and all the other girls who shouldn't have been there

Counter productive battle royale

That bronco buster

Lots of botches

Moronic choice of main event

Absence of the UK NXT Womens championship

The Little Mix show theme

Things I Learnt From This PPV:

Yacht users are by definition pirates

WWE still have absolutely no clue what they're doing

I don't see another womens ppv anytime soon

I don't understand why Renee Young is getting praised for her announcing

The fact that Flair has been champion 7 times to Lynchs 2 says everything you need to know about WWE booking


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