Good evening and Happy Sunday wrestling world! Welcome to the live coverage of the first-ever all women’s WWE pay-per-view Evolution! Tonight, history will be made. Ronda Rousey is defending her Raw Women’s Championship against Nikki Bella, NXT Women’s Champion Kairi Sane is defending her title against former champion Shayna Baszler, and Trish Stratus & Lita are in the ring together for the first time since their retirement against Alicia Fox & Mickie James. It should be a great night! Grab some wrestling food, a nice cold drink, kick back and relax! Stay tuned!
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Trish Stratus & Lita vs. Mickie James & Alicia Fox
For some who may not know, Alexa Bliss sustained an injury last week, forcing her to miss out on the event.
Trish Stratus & Lita pretty much were in control to start the match. Fox & James had to regroup and get a fresh start. They wanted to leave at first. But don't look now, Alexa Bliss interferes and stops Lita from a moonsault! It's in James' and Fox's ball game now. The heels kept Lita from tagging in and getting a fresh dose of Stratusfaction, but Lita eventually fought back and got the hot tag to Stratus!
She comes in and is on fire, looking like she hasn't even lost a step! She delivers Stratusfaction to Mickie James. Lita comes in to drop the Twist of Fate and followed it up with the moonsault. Trish landed the Chick Kick to get the victory.
Winners by pinfall: Trish Stratus & Lita
That was a beautiful match considering Stratus & Lita had been out of the ring for so long. And there was awesome chemistry between the two teams.
Up next, it's the 20-Woman Battle Royal!
20-Woman Battle Royal
I'm just going to do the match in order of elimination:
20. Peyton Royce
19. Billie Kay
18. Molly Holly (by Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)
17. Kelly Kelly (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)
16. Torrie Wilson (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)
15. Sonya Deville (Mandy Rose)
14. Alundra Blayze (Nia Jax)
13. Maria Kanellis (Nia Jax)
12. Lana (Tamina)
11. Mandy Rose (Carmella)
10. Dana Brooke (Ember Moon)
9. Michelle McCool (Ember Moon)
8. Naomi (Tamina)
7. Carmella (Ember Moon)
6. Ivory (Asuka)
5. Asuka (Ember Moon)
4. Tamina (Ember Moon)
3. Zelina Vega (Nia Jax)
2. Ember Moon
Winner: Nia Jax
Nia Jax has the opportunity to challenge for the Women's Championship.
Finals of the Mae Young Classic: Io Shirai vs. Toni Storm
Both women start off displaying their veteran experience. Shirai has been wearing Storm down for the better part of this match so far. Storm counters and picks up some energy after the German Suplex, forcing Shirai to land right on the back of her head. Storm climbs up top but Shirai catches her with a kick to send her to the outside. She goes up top for the moonsault and lands it to Storm on the floor mat!
Storm gets Shirai on the apron and hits another German Suplex on the hardest part of the ring! Wow! What an impact! They get back in the ring after Shirai barely beat the count. Both women trade jabs but Storm with the Storm Zero and a nearfall!! Shirai is taking a beating! Storm is confused as to what she has to do to put Io away. Shirai with the counter and she sets Storm up on the middle ropes! Shirai with the 6-1-9 and the nearfall.
Shirai jumps to the top rope to put Storm away, Storm counters the maneuver! She goes for the Storm Zero once again to put Io away for good!
Winner by pinfall: Toni Storm
With that being said, Storm wins the 2nd annual Mae Young Classic.
The Riott Squad vs. Natalya, Sasha Banks & Bayley
Liv Morgan and Nattie started things out with Morgan slapping the veteran out of sheer disrespect. Nattie wants a piece of her but Morgan makes a run for it, heading to the ropes. She takes advantage of the distraction from the ref. Nattie gets Bayley in the match. The Riott Squad are trading tags, staying fresh and are quickly wearing Bayley down.
Bayley just can't seem to get Sasha or Nattie in the match. She's in her team's corner but Logan pulls Nattie off the apron and takes her down. Bayley gets some breathing room and gets Sasha in! Sasha and Ruby are going at it. Neither woman can keep the other down. Sasha is looking for the Bank Statement but it's not happening. Ruby tries to roll her up but Bayley sneaks a tag to Sasha and they turn it over to combine for the Backstabber plus the Bayley-to-Belly.
Morgan knocks Sasha into the pin and it's broken up. The Riott Squad are wearing the faces down! Sasha comes back in and flips the energy over. She goes for the over-the-top-rope dive to the outside to the Riott Squad but botches the move. They slammed her right into the barricade together and they get to wearing her down once again. Bayley comes to her rescue and covers Sasha on a top rope move from Ruby plus the nearfall. The two teams trade jabs and tags. Liv Morgan seems to have Nattie locked in and measures her for the finish. Nattie catches her in powerbomb position, Bayley tags in as Nattie bombs Morgan through the mat. She drops the elbow drop onto Morgan, paying homage to the Macho Man. Sasha tags in and goes up top as well! She delivers a well-executed Frog Splash paying homage to Latino Heat for the win over the Riott Squad!
Winners by pinfall: Sasha Banks, Bayley & Natalya
Ever since last year's Mae Young Classic, Shayna Baszler and Kairi Sane have not liked each other. Both women have defeated each other and have put on stellar matches together. Tonight, they challenge for the NXT Women's Championship! It should be an instant classic.
NXT Women's Championship: Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane (c)
Baszler starts off using that strength and aggression to her advantage. But Kairi has that killer instinct. She gets Shayna on the apron and drops her with the feet. With Kairi hyping herself up, she goes at Shayna propped up against the steps but it's Shayna with the counter and slams Kairi into the steps.
Back in the ring, Shayna is wearing the smaller Kairi down, manipulating that hold arm of the champ. Shayna stomps Kairi's arm and goes right back to it. I don't think the human arm is meant to bend like that. Kairi is trying to get some breathing room but can't keep the challenger down. Kairi kind of gets some energy and stuns Shayna after they trade jabs.
The champ locks the Atari in on Shayna but it's Shayna with the counter to break it up, going at that bad arm. Kairi gets back up and gets her in the corner, going at the physically bigger woman. Kairi with a vicious spear! She gets the momentum going even further and sets up in the corner for the corner attack and a neckbreaker with the nearfall. She drops Shayna and wants to go up top but Shayna stops her and locks an armbar in through the ropes, sending Kairi to ringside.
Shayna gets her back in the ring and sets her up, Kairi counters with a DDT and climbs to the top. Shayna rolls out but Kairi Sane with the diving crossbody to Shayna at ringside!!! Wow!! You can just hear the thud on the mat! They gets back in the ring. Kairi climbs to the top but is stopped by Shayna Baszler's sidekicks. Shayna locks in the submission and puts the champ to sleep for the night.
Winner by submission and new NXT Women's Champion: Shayna Baszler
Shayna Baszler has now become a 2X NXT Women's Champion! That's pretty impressive.
Over the past few months, the friendship between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch has become a pretty nasty one. Becky Lynch fought to get that title. They have destroyed each other like crazy in recent weeks and it's all for that prestigious championship that Becky holds. These best friend-turned-foes are going at it in a Last Woman Standing Match for the Smackdown Women's Championship.
Last Woman Standing Match for the Smackdown Women's Championship: Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch (c)
Both women start out trading moves but they know each other too well. There is so much tension in the air that you can cut it like cake. Becky takes down Charlotte and the ref starts the count. Charlotte is up at four and they go right back into it. Becky counters a Charlotte move but just as quick, Charlotte counters a diving from the middle rope and hits a big boot.
Becky counters and sends Charlotte to ringside. The ref beings the count and Becky pulls a Kendo Stick from under the ring, beating Charlotte back to North Carolina with it and back! Charlotte blocks one more hit but Becky kicks Charlotte in the midsection. They both get away from each other a pull chair after chair from under the ring and into it. They ran out of chairs but Charlotte takes a table out, Becky runs around to take her down. Charlotte gets back up and drops the champ. She goes back to set the table up but Becky gets a chair and is dropping Charlotte with it.
She drags Charlotte back into the ring to continue the assault. She drops Charlotte onto the pile of chairs. Charlotte counters Becky and goes to get a table but Becky kicks her down to ringside. She sets the table up in the ring as Charlotte recovers with a counter from the ref. Charlotte gets back in the ring and is dropped onto the chairs almost immediately with a sickening thud! Charlotte is in all types of trouble. She gets up on the count of 8 but Becky is right back at it, setting her up on the table. She goes up top but Charlotte meets her. Becky is on the table and Charlotte with the moonsault. She didn't get all of it as they both rolled off of the wood. Charlotte sets her back up and drops her with the senton on the table. They both were out until a count of 9.
Charlotte goes back under the ring and gets a ladder. Becky stops her and drops her on it. As Charlotte gets up, Becky goes for another move to drop her but Charlotte counters and goes at the leg of the champ. She puts Becky's legs through the ladder and locks in the Figure Four-turned-Figure Eight! Becky finds a nearby chair and smashes Charlotte's legs with it to break the hold out of desperation. The ref begins the count but Becky rolls out of the ring and takes off with her title through the crowd.
Charlotte chases after her and gives the champ those infamous Flair-made chops. Charlotte is chopping and trashing talking Becky all the way back to ringside. She goes for the announce table and sets it up to inflict more punishment on the champ. Charlotte goes under the ring and gets a ladder to set it up by the table. As Charlotte took her time getting back to the champ, Becky cracked her with the title! She sets Charlotte up on the announce table and climbs the ladder! Becky with the leg drop onto Charlotte through the table! Charlotte is out cold. At the count of nine, Charlotte gets up and screams "THAT'S ALL YOU'VE GOT?!" And Becky assaults her,burying Charlotte under a pile of chairs and a host of other weapons. Charlotte is completely buried as the ref starts the count.
Charlotte somehow found her way back to her feet and broke through those chairs. Becky was in complete shock and wants mercy! Charlotte goes at her with the kendo stick from earlier and is swinging away. She takes Becky to the table she had set up earlier on the outside and sets her up. Charlotte climbs up to the top turnbuckles but Becky stops her and powerbombs her through the table. Charlotte can't recover and is down for the full count.
Winner and STILL Smackdown Women's Champion: Becky Lynch
For weeks, Ronda Rousey and Nikki Bella have feuded. Tonight, their feud is put to the test for the Raw Women's Championship.
Raw Women's Championship: Nikki Bella w/ Brie Bella vs. Ronda Rousey (c)
Since arriving in WWE, Ronda Rousey is undefeated. Nikki hasn't been in a title match since 2015. Rousey starts off with a series of takedowns. Literally, the champ is toying with Nikki like a puppet. Nikki ends up at ringside and Rousey follows. Brie with the distraction and Nikki pushes Rousey into the steel post. Nikki draws the ref in and Brie sends Rousey into the steel post once again.
Back in the ring, Nikki is wearing the champ down, just dominating her. She takes Rousey back towards ringside and sends her crashing into the barricade and back in the ring. Nikki goes back to work on Rousey and rubs it in, allowing Rousey to break the hold. She looks pretty bad at the moment! Nikki gets her in the ring and drives Rousey face first into the steel post again.
She is giving Rousey all types of work. I haven't seen her get this beaten down since Holly Holm! Nikki takes her up top but Rousey knocks her off. Brie pops up on the apron and Rousey kicks her down. Nikki capitalizes and jumps back up but that strength of Rousey fights her back off, followed by a cross body. Rousey lands but nobody's home! Nikki sets up for the kill and goes for a baseball slide but Rousey pulls herself up with the ropes.
Rousey gets Nikki up on her shoulders and Brie looks to help her twin sister but is joined on top of Rousey's shoulders with her. Rousey drops them both! This match is in the champ's ball game. Rousey is beating Nikki down pretty badly! The twin goes for the walk and Rousey catches her from leaving through the crowd. She gets her back in the ring but Brie stops Rousey from following and gets laid out by the former UFC Champion.
Rousey slides back in and Nikki stops her with an Alabama Slam! She gets her back on the shoulders and drops her with the Rack Attack and the two count to follow! She begs and pleads for the ref to change the call. Nikki sets up for Brie Mode action and Rousey capitalizes on the taunt, she drops Nikki with the arm drag off the turnbuckle. She locks in the armbar and makes Nikki tap!
Winner by submission and STILL champion: Ronda Rousey
At the end of it all, it was an A+++ show. I'm sure that a lot of us wished for an AJ Lee return. As much as it would've been amazing enough to cap off the end of the show, there was really no need. These women put on an awesome night of wrestling and we should all look forward to another all-women's PPV event in the near future.
Hope you all enjoyed the show! Join us tomorrow for a night of Live Coverage with Monday Night Raw. Have a wonderful rest of your night wrestling world! Good night.