Evolution will be the first ever all Women’s PPV. It’s essentially Wrestlemania for women, I guess. And no Wrestlemania is complete without a battle royal for the sake of having everyone on the card.
At Evolution, at least 20 women will compete in a battle royal. On the line is a future championship match. A mix of legends and current superstars will all vie for this opportunity. Of course, there can be only one winner.
Here are four women who I believe are most likely to win the battle royal.
I believe that Becky Lynch will retain her Smackdown Women’s Championship against Charlotte. It would feel like such a waste if Charlotte won. Since I’m banking on Lynch emerging victorious, that means Naomi has a chance of winning the battle royal at Evolution.
In kayfabe, Naomi has to be one of the most likely winners. She won the battle royal at Wrestlemania, after all. She knows a thing or two about how to survive being thrown over the top rope.
A feud between the now vicious Lynch and the athletic Naomi has potential. It’s a very obvious contrast of styles. The Lass Kicker is known for her suplexes and mat game, while Naomi has an impressive array of aerial attacks.
While some would find it hard to buy Naomi as a credible threat to Lynch’s title reign, this could still be a fun contest.
Ember Moon hasn’t really done much of anything since her arrival on the main roster. She was in the Money in the Bank ladder match, but that’s been her only appearance on PPV so far. A win at Evolution would be a big step forward in her career.
By winning the battle royal, Ember will earn the right to face Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship. This will obviously be the biggest match of her career. Regardless of whether or not she wins against Rousey, a strong showing will be very beneficial for her.
Rousey has never faced anyone quite like Ember Moon. It will be interesting to see how such a match goes. Given that Rousey has mostly faced women whose strengths were more in their character work than in their wrestling (with the exception of Ruby Riott, who gave Rousey one of her best matches), a match with Ember Moon is intriguing to say the least.
Am I really advocating for Carmella to return to the title picture? I guess I am. Whodathunk, right?
One of Carmella’s best matches was against Becky Lynch. This was the match where Lynch earned her title opportunity at Summerslam. The actual match at Summerslam was also pretty good. While Carmella is far from the best wrestler in the world, when she is booked to her strengths, she’s pretty decent.
Now it will be interesting to see a rematch between the two, but this time, the roles are reversed. Carmella is no longer a cheating, conniving heel. She is now gutsy and proud. Lynch is no longer the plucky underdog. She is now the vicious predator.
While it may be hard to believe Carmella even stands a chance against Lynch, she did beat Charlotte Flair twice, so she’s got that going for her.
I’m not here to write about Asuka’s booking post Wrestlemania or anything like that. I just don’t feel strongly enough about it to dedicate five minutes writing a couple of paragraphs bemoaning how she dances now or whatever. I have better things to do.
I do believe Asuka is more likely to win at Evolution than many of the other competitors. You cannot tell me Dana Brooke and Sonya Deville have as much a chance as Asuka does. The Empress was champion for like 500 days, and she was undefeated from around 2016 to Wrestlemania 34. That’s kind of a big deal.
I don’t think Asuka and Becky Lynch have ever faced off against each other. This has so much potential to be a great match. As long as it’s booked well and there’s no shenanigans of any kind, this could be something special.