Csonka’s WWE Evolution 2018 Preview
WWE Evolution 2018 will be headlined by Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Bella for the Raw Women’s Championship, Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch for the SmackDown Women’s title and a huge tag team match pitting Hall of Famers Lita and Trish Stratus against Alica Fox and Mickie James
The historic pay-per-view, emanating from the famed Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, is the first-ever all women’s WWE event. Though WWE was beaten to the punch by Impact Wrestling, which first held a women’s exclusive show in 2013, Evolution is seen as a huge game-changer for the pro wrestling industry and the latest step in the evolution of women’s wrestling on its quest for female superstars to be seen as equal counterparts to male stars.
In route to Evolution, there has been a criticism of WWE’s handling of the build to the PPV, which seems to have taken a backseat to a controversial Crown Jewel event that is being viewed by many as a propaganda-pushing cash grab on WWE’s part. Evolution has also been plagued by slow ticket sales as a result of the creative team focusing far too heavily on Crown Jewel, which will be a much bigger moneymaker for the company, but there’s no doubt that Evolution will prove to be a critical piece to the continued development of women’s wrestling.
As always, WWE has a chance to make a bold statement with a well-booked Evolution event, but to do so, the company must ensure that it makes these five smart booking decisions.