When the fans return, so too should Evolution
The first-ever all women’s PPV was a rousing success. The perfect showcase of women’s stars of the past, present, and future. It was a night that featured Trish Stratus and Lita teaming up once again. Ronda Rousey successfully defended her RAW Women’s Championship over Nikki Bella. Becky Lynch defeated Charlotte in a hellacious Last Woman Standing Match, that some considered the match of 2018.
WWE may have seven hours minimum of live television every week, but as we have seen, that’s still not enough time to give all the women their deserved moment under the spotlight. It appeared that with the creation of Evolution, they finally had that, if only for just one night. Sadly it has only been that one night so far.
Despite the success of the first PPV, WWE decided not to follow up with a second in 2019. They had a bonafide hit on their hands and decided to sit on it. This is the equivalent of 20th Century Fox looking at how well Die Hard did and going, “Nah, we’re good. We don’t need a sequel.”
Well, one could make the argument that Die Hard didn’t NEED a sequel, but we still got one. Then we got another one…. and another one. Then we got the fifth one for some reason and there may be a sixth in the works? I don’t know I’ve lost track, regardless of my point stands. Not making Evolution a regular event was a mistake.
To be fair, maybe the company had plans for Evolution 2 in 2020 before the world stopped on a dime.
God willing, fans will be allowed back into WWE shows again sometime this year. If and when that happens (fingers crossed), the company should reward its women’s roster with another night to call their own. They certainly earned it after helping carry the company through the COVID-19 pandemic.