Evolution

During tonight’s WWE RAW from Cincinnati, Vince McMahon, Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Stephanie McMahon delivered the promised historic announcement.

A first ever all-women’s exclusive PPV event, Evolution, will take place on October 28 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York live on the WWE Network.

It was announced that “over 50 women then, now and forever will participate.” The RAW Women’s Championship, Smackdown Women’s Championship and NXT Women’s Championship will all be defended on the card. Plus, the finals of this years Mae Young Classic tournament will take place at the live PPV event.

You can check out an excerpt from Mike Tedesco’s RAW recap below:

“Triple H asks all the women to step up on stage. All RAW and Smackdown women are there. Triple H says the men that stand behind them truly support them. The WWE Universe supports them as well. They’ve supported them from the first Iron Man, Money in the Bank, Hell in a Cell match to now. They have stood in awe watching them, some with a tear in their eye as they have stolen the show again and again. Triple H is getting choked up. Triple H wants to let them know they are so proud. Stephanie says moments happen because of incredible talent, not because someone deems it important. They demanded more opportunities for the women in WWE, starting a hashtag that stated “Give Divas a chance.” That opened doors for women all around. 30 second matches became main events and divas became the superstars they were meant to be. They’ve shown that women can do whatever they want. They’re going to do another first-ever announcement. On October 28, over 50 women then, now, forever will participate in a show called “Evolution.” It will be the first all-women’s PPV. The women clap and hug on stage while Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Mr. McMahon applaud them.”