We’re in an era where WWE wants to be more progressive towards the female side of the roster and their fans. In the last couple years, we’ve seen women main-event PPVs. We’ve seen them take part in Hell in a Cell matches, Money in the Bank, and even a Royal Rumble. Now it’s time for their first ever all-female PPV called WWE Evolution 2018. Women from WWE’s past, present, and future will be competing, from returning legends to NXT hopefuls.
Unfortunately, the show seems like less of a big deal when they’re doing WWE Crown Jewel a few days later in a country where women aren’t even allowed to wrestle or even be shown in their wrestling attire.
Kind of takes the wind out of its sails.
WWE EVOLUTION RESULTS
LITA AND TRISH STRATUS VS. ALICIA FOX AND MICKIE JAMES
Results: Trish hit Mickie James with Stratusfaction, but Alicia broke up the pin (she was hella late, but whatever). Lita hit a moonsault on both opponents, then Trish finished off Mickie with the Chick Kick.
BATTLE ROYAL FOR #1 CONTENDERSHIP
Results: The final four appeared to be Asuka, Ember Moon, Nia Jax, and Tamina. Asuka and Ember had a big showdown that ended with Ember eliminating her old rival. Tamina attacked Ember, only to eat an Eclipse and get thrown out herself. Nia and Ember got tangled up trying to eliminate each other on the apron, only for Zelina Vega to reappear out of nowhere and attempt a double-elimination. She celebrated, not realizing that neither opponent lost. Nia destroyed Vega, threw her out of the ring onto Tamina, and turned around into a series of attacks from Ember. Ember was soon flattened by Nia and thrown out with little effort.
After the match, Nia announced that whoever wins Ronda vs. Nikki will have to deal with her.
TONI STORM VS. IO SHIRAI
Mae Young Classic Tournament Finals
Results: Io Shirai went for a moonsault, but only met Toni Storm’s knees. Toni Storm picked her up and finished her off with the second Storm Zero powerbomb. After the match, the two emotionally hugged each other. Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Sara Amato came to the ring to award her a trophy and bouquet of roses.
BAYLEY, SASHA BANKS, AND NATALYA VS. THE RIOTT SQUAD
Results: With everyone else hurt, it came down to Natalya and Liv Morgan. Bayley and Sasha recovered and took down Liv with a rapid-fire powerbomb from Natalya, top-rope elbow from Bayley (followed by diving onto the others), and frog splash from Sasha.
KAIRI SANE (C) VS. SHAYNA BASZLER
NXT Women’s Championship
Results: After a brawl on the outside, Shayna Baszler’s Four Horsewomen allies Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir started getting involved. The numbers game was too much and Kairi got locked into a choke by Baszler. She struggled for a bit, but lost consciousness along with her championship.
BECKY LYNCH (C) VS. CHARLOTTE FLAIR
Last Woman Standing match for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Results: After a lengthy battle, it seemed nothing could keep Charlotte down. Becky even tried stacking chairs and table pieces over her and it didn’t work. Charlotte started getting the better of Becky, only to be powerbombed off the ring apron and through a table. Charlotte seemed like she was going to get up for the ten count, but in the final moment, she collapsed, allowing Becky to retain.
RONDA ROUSEY (C) VS. NIKKI BELLA
WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Results: Ronda got rid of Brie by throwing her over a table. Nikki got the better of Ronda and landed the Rack Attack 2.0, but Ronda kicked out. The two ended up on the top rope, but Ronda brought her to the mat and caught her with an arm bar. Nikki had no choice but to tap out.
As Ronda celebrated, Nia Jax was shown watching from backstage. Ronda then celebrated on the top of the ramp with all the other women who competed on the show.
Gavin Jasper writes for Den of Geek and is already cringing from how much, “COME ON, NIKKI!” he’s going to have to listen to from Brie Bella. Read his other articles here and follow him on Twitter @Gavin4L
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