8 Ups And 6 Downs From WWE Evolution

Women rule the night, present solid PPV with top matches delivering.

Becky Lynch

WWE’s first all-woman PPV is officially in the record books, and as the company liked to remind us Sunday night, history was made on a historic night of history-making proportions.

Oh, and Stephanie McMahon invented women’s wrestling. If she didn’t, she brought it to the mainstream.

With those lessons in mind, Evolution has to be deemed a mild success, as they produced an event that featured only female performers and delivered a few really good matches and a card with no real drags on the show. Even the worst matches of the night were watchable at worst. We saw a title change, a tournament final, the return of Hall-of-Famers, and the future of the women’s division on center stage.

We were treated to a nice break in the norm, with even the staging at the front of the arena set up differently, which gave the event a different feel right off the bat. Overall, Evolution was a fun diversion Sunday night, with a couple notable moments and others that left you scratching your head. It’ll be interesting to see if the company tries an all-woman event like this again in the future, or if this was a one-tie deal ahead of the men going to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel.

With that said, let’s find out what broke the glass ceiling and what was left home on Friday night. Let’s get to it…


Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.