Welcome to Ringside News’ coverage of WWE Evolution, the company’s first-ever all-female PPV live from New York!
Tonight’s marquee match is Nikki Bella challenging Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship. Bella turned on Rousey after a few weeks of pretending to be her friend – sounds like all women, amirite? Eh? No-one? – and now she is challenging Rousey for the title. With only a few weeks to build this feud, the writing team has done a decent job of making it rather vitriolic, with some nasty insults flying around. Brie will undoubtedly be in Nikki’s corner tonight but all-being-well, Rousey will toppled Nikki and retain.
The second biggest match tonight, and one sure to be a barn-burner, is the third throwdown between SmackDown Live Women’s Championship Becky Lynch and Charlotte. Lynch has been a revelation as a heel Champion and it would be incredibly stupid for WWE to take the belt off of her. Lynch should win clean and move on to a new feud, perhaps with Asuka. Let us know who you’d like to come out on top?
In a slightly sad note for tonight’s show, Alexa Bliss will be unable to compete. It’s unclear what Bliss’ injury is but it’s a crying shame she won’t get to share the ring with Lita and Trish Stratus. Somehow Bliss went from a huge one-on-one match, to a tag team, to not even competing. You have to feel for her. However the match is going ahead with Alicia Fox as Mickie James’ partner. This should still be a fun match but it has lost a lot of its lustre.
Also on the historic Evolution card is Shayna Baszler Vs. Kairi Sane, a Battle Royale, Io Shirai Vs. Toni Storm in the final of the Mae Young Classic, and The Riott Squad Vs. Sasha Banks, Bayley, & Natalya. It’s a stacked card, hence the battle royale match, and it should be a really fun night. Remember to download the Ringside News app, follow us on Instagram, and enjoy the show!