In October 2018, WWE staged its first all-female pay-per-view called Evolution and hasn't done it since, amid protests from some fans and the wrestlers themselves. Although the event was fairly successful and hosted one of WWE's biggest female matches, the Last Woman Standing Match between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, the company has never considered organizing it again.
Is WWE rethinking Evolution?
As part of the build-up to NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, WWE revealed their first matchup for their historic all-women's pay-per-view Evolution. During an appearance on Ten Count with NBC Sports Boston, WWE Superstars Lacey Evans suggested that WWE should bring the event back to life: "I think it's always necessary.
Why not? What's wrong with it? that there would be no harm in it," she said. "I think all the moms out there that in particular are struggling: you have Ronda Rousey, you have Becky Lynch, you have the Bellas, you have Lacey Evans, you have Bianca Belair, you have Tamina, you have all these badass women now pushing to redo it to have all the children in the front row to watch them.
In addition, behind this, there are many girls in the world who want to be sports entertainers. That dream of, not necessarily to be a professional wrestler, but just to have a damn career and having to juggle what we do and the fact that we can show the world what moms are capable of, that we can still pursue our dreams and these careers, and being badass wives, and moms and hard work is cool.
So I'm there for any moment that can help us highlight a woman's strengths. Let's do it, especially with the fact that I myself have two girls." It is being reported from numerous reputable sources that WWE has announced WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus vs Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss for Evolution in October.
This graphic was shared on the screens at the Barclays Centre, which shows Alexa Bliss without her Women's Championship set to face Trish Stratus. The wrestler started wrestling in the independent circuit again earlier this year and made her first appearance during MCW Pro Wrestling's May 19 show under her ring name Rosa Mendes, where she teamed with another former WWE wrestler Adam Rose and defeated the team of Gia Scott and Joe Keys.
Maria Kanellis returned to the WWE after a long hiatus with her husband, Mike Kanellis and performed as a heel for the first time, on June 18, 2017, during Money In The Bank. After some time in the company, she announced her pregnancy and left in September of the same year.