WWE Announces ‘Evolution,’ the First All-Women's Pay-Per-View for October

At the start of the July 23 episode of Monday Night RAW, Stephanie McMahon announced the first all-women's pay-per-view in WWE’s history: Evolution.

Evolution will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Nassau Coliseum and will stream on the WWE Network. All of the Women’s championships will be defended at Evolution, including the RAW, SmackDown Live and NXT Women’s Championships. The finals of the second Mae Young Classic will also take place at Evolution.

Check out the announcement of Evolution below. 

The RAW Commissioner, joined by Triple H and Vince McMahon, made the announcement in front of the Cincinnati crowd and representatives from all of WWE’s brands, including NXT, NXT UK, 205 Live, and both RAW and SmackDown.

“Three years ago, our fans demanded a change with the hashtag, #GiveDivasAChance, and an evolution started,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative in a press release. “Since that time, our female Superstars have overdelivered in every opportunity presented to them, and I expect nothing different during our first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view event.”

“This historic event marks another milestone in WWE’s women’s evolution,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “The spotlight just got brighter for these athletic, talented women, who will once again showcase to the world that they can break down barriers and blaze their own trails.”

Current WWE Women Superstars including Ronda Rousey, Alexa Bliss, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Carmella, and Asuka are expected to appear as well as WWE Legends, Trish Stratus and Lita.

Tickets for Evolution will be available Friday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. EDT via www.ticketmaster.com, NYCBLIVE.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

The talk about Stephanie McMahon’s announcement started on Friday, July 20 when the official WWE Twitter account tweeted that the RAW General Manager will appear on Monday Night RAW to deliver a “historic” announcement.

Pro Wrestling Sheet reported in early July that WWE officials have been discussing the possibility of an all-woman’s event for the fall. The report states that after the backlash from The Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia, which did not allow the WWE women to participate, the idea of the show has been thought up as a way to make up for that event. The report also states that the all-woman’s show could also crown the first Women’s Tag Team Champions. Pro Wrestling Sheet states the show will be in late September or early October.

The WWE confirmed that the Tables, Ladders and Chair pay-per-view, originally scheduled for Oct. 17 has been moved to December with the Super Showdown in Australia scheduled to be the only Network show in October.

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