Television history will be made soon with the first WWE pay-per-view event exclusively featuring women wrestling superstars, to be captured for local viewers by SuperSport.
Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe, said the WWE Evolution would take place in New York in the early hours (Zimbabwean time) of Monday October 29, with all four women’s championship belts on the line and thousands of thrills laid on.
“The action will be broadcast live on SuperSport 8 at 1am and repeated that evening on SuperSport 9 at 7pm, for people who do not want to make the early start,” she said.
“One of the bouts drawing major attention will pit Raw women’s champion Ronda Rousey in a defence against Nikki Bella, who is threatening a ‘Bellalution’ of major proportions.”
Even though the Bella twins earned back-to-back victories over The Riott Squad alongside ‘the baddest woman on the planet’ Nikki and Brie grew tired of sharing the spotlight with her, ambushing their supposed ally after their victory on the early October edition of Raw. With the battle lines drawn, fearless Nikki — with Brie almost assuredly in her corner — now looks to cool off Hot Ronda at WWE’s major women’s event.
Will the ultra-confident Nikki Bella take down The Rowdy One, or will she be forced to submit to Rousey’s notoriously deadly Armbar? Also on the card, SmackDown women’s champion Becky Lynch defends against Charlotte Flair in a last woman standing match. For the past few weeks, the question has been whether Lynch or Flair is the better woman. At WWE Evolution, the fate of the SmackDown women’s championship will come down to a far simpler matter: whichever one is left standing.
The “Irish Lass Kicker” and the Flair heiress will do battle in the first-ever Last Woman Standing match at the historic event. In addition to the ever-escalating hostilities between Flair and Lynch, their title bouts at WWE Super ShowDown and the subsequent SmackDown Live ended in indecisive fashion. Flair won the first when Lynch had herself intentionally disqualified, and the second ended in a double-count-out brawl.
Flair got the last word in that confrontation by spearing Lynch through the LED board at the top of the ramp, but reclaiming the blue jewel of SmackDown Live won’t be so simple. A Last Woman Standing match can’t be won with a pinfall or submission; victory can only be attained by inflicting so much punishment on your opponent that they are unable to get to their feet before the count of 10. Flair should know better than anyone that Lynch has proven very difficult to keep down.
• Alexa Bliss and Mickie James vs Trish Stratus and Lita.
• NXT women’s champion Kairi Sane defending against Shayna Baszler.
• The finals of the Mae Young Classic.
• Battle royal for a future title shot (Ember Moon, Nia Jax, Tamina, Dana Brooke, Alicia Fox, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Asuka, Carmella, Naomi, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Lana, Torrie Wilson, Alundra Blayze, Ivory, Molly Holly, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, and Maria Kanellis announced thus far).
• Sasha Banks, Bayley and Natalya vs The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan).
Details of broadcast: live pre-show on Monday October 29 at 12.30am on SS8, with the main show at 1am; repeat 1 will feature the pre-show on Monday October 29 at 6.30pm on SS9 and the main show at 7pm. Repeat 2 will feature the pre-show on Friday November 2 at 12.30pm on SS9 and the main show at 1pm.
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