In a historic move, WWE is all set to launch its first ever all women pay-per-view event, called Evolution. It will begin live broadcast from Nassau Coliseum on Sunday, October 28th, featuring title defences from the RAW Women’s Champion, the SmackDown Women’s Champion, and the NXT Women’s Champion.
Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H announced the details of the new event. They even thanked all the Superstars, across all brands, before announcing the big event, which will feature female Superstars from both the past and present.
Stephanie also brought up the “#GiveDivasaChance” Twitter hashtag while making the announcement.
The hashtag surfaced three years ago after several televised women’s matches lasted a minute or less. There were also demands that female wrestlers get equal pay and screen time.
Stephanie McMahon told ESPN, “To be able to honour the memories and legacies of all of those women who have paved the way — many of whom I knew personally, and a lot of them around the world I don’t — [and] to represent them and this shared passion in what we do and what we love and what we’re all capable of, to me, it really demonstrates this moment of equality, not only for them, but for all of the young girls and women around the world.”
“In terms of my role, I’m going to do everything I can to make it as big and as successful as it can possibly be. I’m hoping, at any rate, that this is going to be the WrestleMania of the women’s division”, she added.
“I’m hoping, at any rate, that this is going to be the WrestleMania of the women’s division.”
“Three years ago, our fans demanded a change with #GiveDivasAChance,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE executive vice president of Talent, Live Events & Creative, reported by ESPN. “Everything that’s happened since then has come from that demand – their insistence on seeing that change. Once given the [chance], they have taken every opportunity and not only knocked it out of the park but hit a grand slam.”
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