WWE Evolution Kickoff: October 28, 2018

WWE Evolution Kickoff: October 28, 2018


♪ ANNOUNCER: AND NOW, WWE NETWORK PRESENTS EVOLUTION KICKOFF. A RENEE: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO A SOLD-OUT NASSAU COLISEUM. WE ARE HERE FOR A HISTORIC NIGHT IN WWE FOR WOMEN EVERYWHERE. THE MOMENT THAT SO MANY WOMEN AND MEN HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR. THE PAST, PRESENT AND THE FUTURE. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME TO THE EVOLUTION KICKOFF SHOW, I AM YOUR HOST TONIGHT RENEE YOUNG. WE ARE GOING TO KICK OFF ALL THINGS EVOLUTION, BUT I’M NOT DOING IT MYSELF. SHE IS THE FIRST EVER NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPION, THE YOUNGEST DIVAS CHAMPION, AND THE CURRENT SMACKDOWN LIVE GENERAL MANAGER, PAIGE. AGE BANK I WANT TO BE JUST A REGULAR PERSON. RENEE: WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ALL YOUR ACCOLADES. THE GLAM IS ON HERSELF — THE GLAMAZON HERSELF, WWE ALUNDRA BRAY’S DEATH ALUNDRA BLAYZE. — A NO UNDER BLAZE. — ALUNDRA BLAYZE. RENEE: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HERE TONIGHT? PAIGE: IT FEELS LIKE THEIR WRESTLEMANIA MOMENT FOR ALL OF US PREDICT THE ADRENALINE BACKSTAGE, I’M SO EXCITED. I’M SO PLEASED WE GET TO BE A PART OF IT. ALUNDRA: IT’S NICE TO RECONNECT WITH ONE AND I HAVE CONNECT OVER THE YEARS. — CONNECTED WITH OVER THE YEARS.>>IF YOU SO POWERFUL TO BE HERE AND BE A PART OF THIS. IT DOES MEAN SO MUCH. TO EVERYBODY WHO HAS BEEN HERE WE THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. IT’S NOT JUST US HERE TONIGHT. WE ARE GETTING REAL FANCY BUSTING IT ALL OUT. WE ARE GOING TO HAND THINGS OVER TO CHARLIE CARUSO, WHO IS ON THE WWE EVOLUTION RED CARPET. CHARLIE: I CAN RELATE TO YOUR FEELINGS, I HAVE CHILLS BEING DOWN HERE AS THIS IS SUCH A HUGE NIGHT FOR THE WOMEN OF WWE. I AM SO HONORED TO BE HERE WITH TWO STAPLES OF THE WOMEN’S DIVISION, BOTH OF THESE LADIES, BIG MATCHES AREA ALEXA BLISS AND SASHA BANKS. YOU BOTH LOOK GORGEOUS. TONIGHT OBVIOUSLY A BIG NIGHT FOR THE ENTIRE WWE WOMEN’S DIVISION. WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE FOR YOU? AND IT JUST SHOWS — NOW WE ARE CARRYING IT TO AN ALL-WOMEN’S PAY-PER-VIEW. THIS IS AMAZING TO SHOW HOW FAR WE’VE COME AND TO SHOW THE NEXT GENERATION HOW FAR YOU CAN GO.>>FOR ME YOU CAN DREAM ALL THESE FIRST TIME EVER’S, HELL IN A CELL. I NEVER THOUGHT AND A MILLION YEARS THIS WOULD HAPPEN. IT’S REALLY LIKE HAVING A DREAM COME TRUE AND TO BE AROUND ALL THESE AMAZING WOMEN, MY HEART IS FULL OF JOY AND I CAN’T EXPRESS HOW MUCH GRATITUDE AND HAPPINESS I FEEL RIGHT NOW. CHARLIE: YOU CAME TOGETHER TO MAKE HISTORY, HAVING THE FIRST EVER WOMEN’S TITLE MATCH IN ABU DHABI. ALEXA: WE WEREN’T SURE HOW WE WERE GOING TO BE RECEIVED AND IT WAS AMAZING, IT WAS SUCH A POWERFUL MOMENT. THEY WERE CHANTING, “THIS IS HOPE.” IT WAS A MAGICAL MOMENT, AND HAVE A GREAT OPPONENT IN THEIR — AND TO HAVE A GREAT OPPONENT IN THERE WAS AMAZING. SASHA: THAT MATCH WAS BIGGER THAN WRESTLING. I KNEW WE WERE MAKING A DIFFERENCE, I KNEW WE WERE MAKING AN IMPACT. WHEN THEY CHANTED “THIS IS HOPE,” I THOUGHT THIS IS WHAT WE ARE DOING. WE ARE CHANGING THE WORLD, CHANGING THE GAME, AND LETTING LITTLE GIRLS KNOW YOU CAN DO IT JUST LIKE THE GUYS, EVEN BETTER. CHARLIE: WE HAVE SO MANY AMAZING LADIES WALKING THE RED CARPET. RENEE: WE TALK ABOUT SO MANY OF THE FIRSTS FOR WOMEN, IS THERE A MOMENT THAT STANDS OUT IN YOUR CAREER’S? — IN YOUR CAREERS? PAIGE: BECOMING A DIVAS CHAMPION . AND ON MY BIRTHDAY — YOU’VE ALREADY SAID IT. BETH: I GOT TO BE PART OF SOME AWESOME FIRSTS FOR THE WOMEN. I GOT TO BE IN THE FIRST WOMEN’S LADDER MATCH AND DEFINITELY BEING THE FIRST TO ENTER THE MEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE. RENEE: WE TALK ABOUT WOMEN BREAKING GLASS CEILINGS, AND THIS MATCHUP HAS GOTTEN SO INSANELY PERSONAL. FORMER BEST FRIENDS AND PIONEERS OF THE WOMEN’S EVOLUTION, BECKY LYNCH AND CHARLOTTE FLAIR TAKE EACH OTHER TO THE ABSOLUTE LIMIT TONIGHT IN THE FIRST EVER LAST WOMAN STANDING MATCH FOR THE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP.>>I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE MY FIRST GUEST ON THE CUTTING EDGE, THE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION BECKY LYNCH. BECKY, THANKS FOR COMING ON THE SHOW. YOU AND I HAVE A LOT OF SIMILARITIES. I GET THAT YOU THINK YOU ARE MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE IN THROWING AWAY YOUR FRIENDSHIP WITH CHARLOTTE.>>BECKY, THAT’S YOUR BEST FRIEND.>>WAS THE BEST FRIEND.>>I HAD TO FIGHT AND SCRATCH FOR EVERY INCH THAT I EARNED, JUST LIKE YOU.>>BECKY LYNCH HAS WON THE TITLE.>>BUT THE CHOICES YOU’RE MAKING , THEY WILL STAIN YOUR SOUL . IT ENDS WITH YOU SITTING IN YOUR HOME STARING AT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE WALL AND YOURSELF. HERE’S THE KICKER, YOU WON’T EVEN LIKE YOURSELF. BECKY: YOU’RE RIGHT. I DON’T LIKE MYSELF. I LOVE MYSELF. NOW I’M RELENTLESS. MICHAEL: IF SHE CAN BRIDGE INTO THE FIGURE EIGHT, WE MAY HAVE A NEW CHAMPION. BECKY SAVES HER TITLE VIA DISQUALIFICATION. BECKY: I’M BETTER THAN THE QUEEN. MICHAEL: THE FRIENDSHIP IS LONG GONE. BECKY: CAREFUL YOU DON’T HURT YOUR NECK AGAIN GOING THROUGH THOSE ROPES. CHARLOTTE: I’M SORRY, IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU SAY, BECAUSE ALL SHE CARES ABOUT IS THAT CHAMPIONSHIP. THAT’S WHY YOU RAN AT SUPER SHOWDOWN. MICHAEL: BECKY USING HER CHAMPION’S ADVANTAGE HERE. CHARLOTTE: AND THAT’S WHY YOU RAN LAST WEEK. YOU LOVE WHAT YOU’VE BECOME? MICHAEL: OH MY GOD. COREY: CHARLOTTE FLAIR JUST SPEARED THE WOMEN’S CHAMPION THROUGH THE LED WALL.>>BECKY LYNCH DEFEND HER TITLE IN THE FIRST EVER LAST WOMAN STANDING MATCH. BECKY: WHO INVITED YOU HEAR? YOU WANT SOME ADVICE? YOU NEED TO STRIKE THEM BEFORE THEY STRIKE YOU. COREY: THESE TWO FORMER BEST FRIENDS INTENT ON DESTROYING ONE ANOTHER. CHARLOTTE: WHEN I WIN BACK MY SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP, I WON’T JUST BE STANDING OVER A DEFEATED OPPONENT. I’LL BE STANDING OVER A FRIEND WHO LOST HER WAY. WHO ARE YOU? BECKY: YOU’RE NEVER GETTING THE TITLE. RENEE: JOINING US NOW ON THE EVOLUTION KICKOFF SHOW, PLEASE WELCOME THE VOICE OF MONDAY NIGHT RAW, ALSO A MAN WHO HAS HELPED ME EXPONENTIALLY IN MY CAREER IN WWE, MICHAEL COLE. MICHAEL: I’M SO HONORED AND PRIVILEGED TO BE A PART OF THIS, ESPECIALLY TO BE A PART OF THE SHOW WITH THREE WOMEN WHO MEANT SO MUCH TO MY CAREER. BETH, ELIMINATING THE GREAT KHALI IN THE ROYAL RUMBLE. AND TO BE A WILL TO CALL SO MANY OF YOUR MATCHES. PAIGE, WHEN YOU WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP THE NIGHT AFTER WRESTLEMANIA. OF COURSE, RENE, THE RIDE WE HAVE BEEN ON AND TO BE YOUR PARTNER ON MONDAY NIGHT RAW, I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BE A PART OF THIS BROADCAST AND HOW I’M SO HONORED TO BE HERE AND REALLY ENJOY ALL OF THIS WITH ALL OF YOU GUYS. YOU DESERVE IT AND I CAN’T WAIT TO BE OUT THERE AMIDST ALL OF THIS ACTION. RENE BANK ESPECIALLY THE MATCH WE WERE TALKING ABOUT, THE FIRST EVER — THE FIRST-EVER LAST WOMAN STANDING MATCH. HOW PROUD ARE YOU OF WHERE SHE’S AT? PAIGE: I’VE KNOWN BECKY LYNCH SINCE WE WERE 13 YEARS OLD. I’VE NEVER SEEN THE SIDE OF HER EVER. I THINK SHE NEEDED IT. SHE IS THE DEFINITION NOW A STRAIGHT FIRE. I LOVE THIS SIDE OF HER. BETH: I WAS WONDERING, CAN I FILE A FORMER COMPLAINT — A FORMAL COMPLAINT ABOUT BECKY LYNCH, THIS SEEMS A LITTLE PERSONAL FOR ME. HERE’S THE THING, I ENJOY WHERE BECKY HAS GONE, I LOVE TO WHERE SHE’S COME INTO HER OWN. EDGE CAME TO SMACKDOWN BECAUSE HE IS UNDEFEATED IN LAST MAN STANDING MATCH IS. HE KNOWS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO GO TO THAT DARK PLACE, AND SOMETIMES THERE’S NO COMING BACK. HE FELT COMPELLED TO TALK TO HER. WHEN SHE SAID THAT ABOUT HIS NECK, THAT WAS PERSONAL. RENE BANK I CAN UNDERSTAND. MICHAEL: ARE PEOPLE FORGETTING ABOUT CHARLOTTE? ALL I HEAR ABOUT HIS BECKY LYNCH . CHARLOTTE IS A SEVEN-TIME WOMEN’S CHAMPION. HAVE WE FORGOTTEN WHAT CHARLOTTE IS CAPABLE OF? SHE WAS PART OF THE FIRST EVER HELL IN A CELL MATCH. AND NOW BECKY HAS ARRIVED? THIS MATCH, TO ME, BENEFITS CHARLOTTE. THERE ARE NO PIN FALLS, NO SOME MISSIONS, NO COUNT OUTS. YOU INCAPACITATE YOUR OPPONENT TO THE POINT WHERE THEY CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE COUNT OF 10. TO ME, THAT BENEFITS CHARLOTTE FLAIR. REMEMBER WHO HER DAD IS. RENEE: WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO THIS MATCH, I DO BELIEVE THIS LAST WOMAN STANDING MATCH IS GOING TO STEAL THE SHOW TONIGHT. THESE WOMEN ARE GOING TO TERI EACH OTHER APART. WANT TO MAKE A QUICK PREDICTION HERE? PAIGE: I SAY BECKY. SORRY, BETH. BETH: I HAVE TO GO CHARLOTTE, BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE SHE’S IN THE ZONE. MICHAEL: CHARLOTTE. I’M WITH BETH. RENEE: HERE’S THE THING, THERE’S ONLY ONE PLACE YOU CAN SEE WWE EVOLUTION, AND THAT’S ON THE WWE NETWORK. HEAD OVER TO WWE.COM AND SIGN UP, BECAUSE EVOLUTION WILL BE ABSOLUTELY FREE TO NEW SUBSCRIBERS. WHAT A SHOW WE HAVE HERE TONIGHT. MICHAEL: THE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP IS ON THE LINE, AND I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS MATCH. “ROWDY” RONDA ROUSEY WILL DEFEND THE WOMEN’S TITLE AGAINST, ARGUED LEE, ONE OF THE TRAILBLAZERS AND ONE OF THE REASONS EVOLUTION IS HAPPENING TODAY. NIKKI BELLA VERSUS RONDA ROUSEY FOR THE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP TONIGHT. RENEE: AND TRISH STRATUS IN LEADER TAKING ON MY FAMILIAR FIVE — TRISH STRATUS AND LITA TAKING ON A FAMILIAR VIBE. MICHAEL: KAIRI SANE CONTINUES HER LONG RIVALRY WITH SHAYNA BASZLER. THEY ME TONIGHT FOR THE NXT WOMEN’S TITLE. RENEE BANK AND THE TEAM OF SASHA BANKS, BAILEY AND NATALYA TAKE ON THE TROUBLE TRIO OF THE RIOTT SQUAD. MICHAEL: THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE COMING TOGETHER TONIGHT IN AN OVER THE TOP BATTLE ROYAL, WHERE THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A FUTURE CHAMPIONSHIP OPPORTUNITY. RENEE BANK THE FINALS OF THE MAE YOUNG CLASSIC COME TO A CLOSE TONIGHT. THE OZZIE STORM — THE AUSSIE STORM, TONI STORM, TAKING ON IO SHIRAI. MICHAEL: AND THE FIRST EVER LAST WOMAN STANDING MATCH FOR THE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP. YOU WIN THIS MATCH BY INCAPACITATING YOUR OPPONENT TO THE POINT WHERE THEY CANNOT MAKE IT TO THEIR FEET BY A COUNT OF 10. THAT’S HOW YOU BECOME SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION TONIGHT AT EVOLUTION. RENEE: WE ARE JUST GETTING THE BALL ROLLING HERE. WE ARE GOING — HEAD OVER TO WWE NONWORK.COM AND SIGN UP — WWENETWORK.COM TO SIGN UP. WE ARE GOING TO TAKE THINGS OVER TO THE RED CARPET AGAIN AREA CHARLIE: THANK YOU SO MUCH — AGAIN. CHARLIE: TRISH STRATUS. THIS IS INCREDIBLE. PUT INTO WORDS WHAT TONIGHT MEANS FOR YOU. YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH IT ALL. TRISH: I’M STILL PINCHING MYSELF. IT’S LIKE EVERYTHING WE SET OUT TO WORK FOR IN THE BEGINNING BEING HERE IS FULL CIRCLE. I MADE MY DEBUT HERE AT NASSAU COLISEUM. I CANNOT FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AND ENTERED THE WWE WORLD. TO BE COMING BACK ON AND INVENT — ON AN EVENT THAT FOCUSES ON WOMEN IS SPECIAL. THE WORK WE DO NOW REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE. CHARLIE: I HAD NO IDEA, THAT FACT ABOUT YOUR DEBUT, THAT’S SO AWESOME. TALK TO ME ABOUT WHEN YOU WERE IN THE POSITION WHERE YOU ARE COMPETING NIGHT IN AND NIGHT OUT. THE JEFFERSON THIS NIGHT WAS GOING TO COME? TRISH: I DIDN’T THINK THIS WAS EVER A THOUGHT FOR US. THIS IS A HUGE STEP FOR WOMEN IN THE BUSINESS. WE WANTED ONE MATCH ON THE CARD. WE ARE UNDER THE RADAR. SLOWLY BUT SURELY, THE WORK THAT WE DID, THE PASSION, THE DRIVE THAT ALL THE GIRLS HAD. WHEN YOU GET TO DELIVER LIKE THE MEN, THE ATHLETES, WE HAD IT IN US. WE JUST TRY TO CAPITALIZE. THE BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS OF THE GOLDEN ERA, I FEEL LIKE WE LAY THE FOUNDATION. THESE GIRLS ARE THE ONES WHO BUILT THE FOUNDATION FOR A PLATFORM TO SPEAK TO THE ENTIRE WORLD. CHARLIE: HOW INCREDIBLE YOU GET A CHANCE TO PROVE YOURSELF — PROVE TO YOURSELF AND THE REST OF THE WOMEN, YOU GET TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT IT’S ABOUT. YOU ARE TEARING UP WITH A WOMAN YOU KNOW ALL TOO WELL, LITA. WHAT DID GOING TO MEAN WHEN YOU GET IN THE RING TONIGHT AGAINST MICKIE JAMES AND ALICIA FOX? TRISH: IT’S SO SPECIAL TO COME BACK WITH HER. OUR CAREERS PARALLELED FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, RIGHT FROM OUR RETIREMENT. MY RETIREMENT MATCH WAS WITH HER. I CANNOT HAVE A FITTING — HAVE A MORE FITTING ENDING. THERE WAS ALWAYS A TRISH AND A LITA CAMP, AND NOW IT’S LIKE IT’S COMING TOGETHER. WE’VE BEEN FRIEND, WITHIN 50. — WE’VE BEEN FOE. ESPECIALLY MICKIE JAMES IN THERE, SHE ROLLED WITH US BACK IN THE DAY AS WELL. I’M EXCITED TO HAVE THAT ENERGY AND THAT EXCITEMENT. FANS KNOW THAT HISTORY. THAT WAS ONE OF THE PINNACLE MOMENTS IN OUR DAY WHEN WE WERE TELLING STORIES TOGETHER. IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT TIME FOR US. CHARLIE: WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND THE REST OF THE WOMEN. RENEE: IT’S ABOUT TIME FOR TRISH TO LACE UP THE BOOTS. TONIGHT, HALL OF FAMERS, ALSO KNOWN AS TEAM BEST E, TRISH STRATUS AND LITA WILL STEP THROUGH THE ROPES TO TAKE ON TWO WOMEN THAT HAVE CAUSED ALL SORTS OF TROUBLE FOR THEM. PLEASE WELCOME TO THE PANEL NOW, CARMELLA. CARMELLA: I’M SO EXCITED TO BE HERE. RENEE BANK HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT TONIGHT? CARMELLA: I’M SO EXCITED. — RENEE: HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT TONIGHT? CARMELLA: I’M SO EXCITED. WE DID THIS, WE ARE DOING IT. LOOK AT THE WOMEN.>>WE NEED A PICTURE OF THIS.>>YOU AND I HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT YOUR OWN EVOLUTION AND WHERE YOU STARTED FROM NXT TO WHERE YOU’RE AT NOW. WHAT A JOURNEY YOU’VE HAD. HER MILLER: — CARMELLA: I’VE BEEN SO FORTUNATE TO BE A PART OF THESE FIRST EVER’S. I WAS THE FIRST WOMAN TO CASH IN AND BECOME SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION. I FEEL LIKE WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED HERE. I’M SO GRATEFUL TO BE A PART OF ALL OF THIS. RENEE: WE CONTINUE TO BREAK DOWN ALL OF THE THINGS HAPPENING HERE TONIGHT AT EVOLUTION. ANOTHER GROUP OF WOMEN THAT ARE BANDING TOGETHER TO SHINE A LITTLE MORE LIGHT IN THE WOMEN’S DIVISION, THE QUEEN OF HEARTS NATALYA IS TEAMING UP WITH SASHA BANKS AND BAYLEY TO TAKE ON THE BRATTY TRIO OF THE RIOTT SQUAD. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE RIOTT SQUAD? THEY HAVE BEEN RUNNING ALL OVER. THEY’VE BEEN DOING DAMAGE. PAIGE: THEY CAN TRY AND DO IT ON MY SHOW. CARMELLA: SHE WOULD NEVER ALLOW THAT ON SMACKDOWN LIVE. SHE RULES OF WITH AN IRON FIST. F BANK WHAT I APPRECIATE ABOUT THE RIOTT SQUAD, THEY ARE THICK AS STEVE’S. THERE MAY NOT BE — BETH: WHAT I APPRECIATE ABOUT THE RIOTT SQUAD IS THEY ARE THICK AS THE UTES. — THICK AS THIEVES.>>I CAN RELATE TO HER FEELING WITH LITA AS WELL. IF NATTY IS NOTHING ELSE, SHE IS LOYAL. I WANT HER ON MY TEAM. RENEE: SHE’S ACTUALLY STANDING BY RIGHT NOW.>>ONE OF THE MOST FABULOUS WOMEN IN MY OPINION. WE ARE STANDING AT THE FIRST EVER ALL-WOMEN’S PAY-PER-VIEW EVOLUTION.>>I’M FEELING EXCITED, I’M FEELING OVERWHELMED IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY. WE THRIVE ON THIS FEELING. THIS IS WHAT IT’S ALL FOR. ALL THE TEARS AND THE HEARTACHES AND HEARTBREAKS AND THE HIGHS AND THE LOWS ARE LEADING TO NOW. IT’S AN OVERWHELMING GREAT FEELING.>>YOU MENTIONED SASHA BANKS, YOU SASHA AND BAYLEY TAKING ON THE RIGHT SQUAD. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MAKE SURE IT’S YOU THREE WHO ARE REMEMBERED ON SUCH AN EPIC NIGHT? NATALYA: THE RIOTT SQUAD ARE NOT USED TO BEING PUT IN THEIR PLACE BY SUCH DOMINANT WOMEN. WE HAVE A FEW TRICKS UP OUR SLEEVES TO PUT THEM IN THEIR PLACE. I CAN’T WAIT TO TAP OUT A FEW GIRLS.>>CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT TRICKS YOU DO HAVE UP YOUR SLEEVE. RENAE, BACK TO YOU — RENEE, BACK TO YOU. RENEE: WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SO MANY WOMEN. NATALYA IS ANOTHER WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN AT THE CENTER OF THIS WOMEN’S EVOLUTION. SHE HAS BEEN A MAINSTAY WITH WWE. THERE ARE SUMMONING WOMEN TO LOOK UP TO HEAR. PAIGE: NATTY WAS OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THEM. I LOVED ALLONGE ABLAZE, I LOVED — ALUNDRA BLAYZE, I LOVED BETH PHOENIX.>>I JUST SPOKE WITH GENERAL MANAGER PAGE IN THE BACK — MANAGER PAIGE IN THE BACK. EVOLUTION WILL GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST HISTORIC MOMENTS IN THE WWE. I’M HONORED TO BE A PART OF IT. I WILL BE COMPLETING IN THE EVOLUTION BATTLE ROYAL. AND I’M LOOKING FOR TO WINNING AND GOING ON TO FACE CARMELLA FOR THE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP. CARMELLA: TRUTH, I’M NOT CHAMPION ANYMORE. AND YOU’RE NOT IN THE BATTLE ROYAL. I’M IN THE BATTLE ROYAL, THOUGH. I NEED YOUR SUPPORT, IT WILL BE GREAT.>>I WILL BE THERE.>>WHY DON’T YOU DO A — WORK ON A DANCE FOR US? WANT TO DO A LITTLE DANCE BREAK? GIVE US A DANCE BREAK.>>DANCE BREAK. DANCE BREAK. DANCE BREAK.>>[LAUGHTER]>>SUPPORTING CARMELLA ALL THE WAY. RENEE: WELL, TRUTH, THANKS FOR COMING OUT AND JOINING US. STICK WITH US HERE IN THE EVOLUTION KICKOFF SHOW. WE HAVE LOTS MORE TO COME, AND MAYBE SOME MORE R-TRUTH.>>I LOVED SO MUCH YOUR GUISES RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO CHARACTERS — YOUR GUYS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO CHARACTERS.>>THIS IS NICE, IT DON’T SMELL LIKE ROACHES IN HERE ARE NOTHING. WHAT IS THIS, A CARE BEAR?>>IT REMINDED ME OF MY SISTER, THE LOVE, LAUGHTER, ALWAYS HAVING EACH OTHER’S BACK. WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION?>>FAMILIES HAVE A DYNAMIC. THE SISTER SISTER RELATIONSHIP, THEY CAN BEAT THE HELL OUT OF EACH OTHER, BUT IF THEY — BUT IF SOMEBODY ON THE OUTSIDE SAYS SOMETHING, THEY GO ON THE ATTACK.>>MY SISTER IS TAKEN ON RONDA ROUSEY, AND I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHO YOU THINK IS GOING TO WIN?>>THIS IS A FACT, IS RONDA — IT’S RONDA.>>WELL, MY SISTERS FEARLESS. SHE IS THE LONGEST REIGNING DIVAS CHAMPION.>>RONDA GOING TO KNOCK HER OUT.>>WHAT ARE YOU DOING?>>EXCUSE ME. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TALKING TO? YOU GET BACK IN HERE GIRL. THAT’S RIGHT, WALK UP OUT OF HERE. RENEE: I KNOW NIKKI BELLA IS THE LONGEST REIGNING WOMEN’S CHAMPION, BUT I WOULDN’T MESS WITH TIFFANY. THAT’S SOME FIRST DAY STUFF. HERE’S SOME GOOD NEWS, WWE EVOLUTION IS BROUGHT TO YOU IN PART BY — GET YOUR DO BW WE CART NOW. THEY ARE AVAILABLE — YOUR DO BW E-CARD NOW — YOUR WWE CARD NOW. TONI STORM IS TAKING ON IO SHIRAI. TONIGHT A WINNER WILL BE CROWNED.>>THROUGH THE YEARS I’VE WRESTLED, BUT I STILL LOVE IT. I THINK IT’S THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD.>>WWE HALL OF FAMER MAE YOUNG ORIGINATED A MOVEMENT. THAT BECAME AND EVOLUTION. — A MOVEMENT THAT BECAME AND EVOLUTION — BECAME AN EVOLUTION. AND TONIGHT THAT EVOLUTION IS REIGNITED.>>WE STARTED WITH 32 SUPERSTARS IN THIS EPIC MAE YOUNG CLASSIC TOURNAMENT. ONE WOMAN WILL WIN. ONE WOMAN WILL MAKE HISTORY.>>A GRUELING EIGHT WEEK TOURNAMENT TESTED THEIR DESIRE, THEIR RESOLVE, THEIR PASSION. UNTIL THERE WERE ONLY TWO.>>MY NAME IS TONI STORM AND I’M FROM AUSTRALIA.>>TONI STORM IN THE RING, YOU KNOW WE ARE READY TO PARTY TONIGHT. TONI: LAST YEAR I MADE IT TO SEMIFINALS, AND THAT’S GREAT. THERE’S NO SHAME LOSING TO KAIRI . AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED I DIDN’T GET THE JOB DONE. MICHAEL: THAT YOUNG LADY HAS THE WORD STAR WRITTEN ALL OVER HER. TONI: I SAT AROUND AND HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS FOR OVER A YEAR NOW. I CAN’T LET MYSELF DOWN, I CAN’T LET MY FANS DOWN. MICHAEL: STORM. RENEE: A CAREER DEFINING MOMENT FOR TONI STORM. TONI: I WANT TO WIN THE MAE YOUNG CLASSIC BECAUSE THIS IS MY DREAM. IO: MY NAME IS IO SHIRAI. I’M FROM TOKYO, JAPAN. MICHAEL: SHE IS KNOWN AS THE GENIUS OF THE SKY. RENAMING YOU ARE NOT GOING TO FIT THIS MOMENT — TO FORGET THIS MOMENT. IO: IT MAY BE VERY INSPIRED. — MADE ME VERY INSPIRED. MICHAEL: IN JAPAN SHE WAS NAMED TOP WRESTLER FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. IO: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] MICHAEL: MOONSAULT. SHIRAI IS GOING TO EVOLUTION. IT’S NOT OVER YET, WE’VE STILL GOT ONE MORE MATCH. ANNOUNCER: FOR ONE OF THESE WOMEN, TONIGHT MARKS THE CULMINATION OF A LIFELONG JOURNEY. RUN A BANK THESE WOMEN HAVE BEEN THROUGH SOME OF THE MOST INTENSE BATTLES WE HAVE EVER SEEN. ANNOUNCER: FOR ONE, THE PURSUIT FOR REDEMPTION. TONI: I HAVE NEVER FELT SO MUCH PRESSURE. ANNOUNCER: FOR THE OTHER, A CLAIM ON THE WORLDWIDE STAGE. IO: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] TONI: I’M BRUISED AND I’M BEATEN AND I FEEL LIKE I HAVE NOTHING LEFT, BUT SHE’S NOT GOING TO BEAT ME. IO: [SPEAKING JAPANESE] ANNOUNCER: WHO WILL MAKE HISTORY? WHO WILL REALIZE THEIR DREAM? WHO WILL BE CROWNED THE WINNER OF THE 2018 MAE YOUNG CLASSIC? RENEE: HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR BOTH OF THESE WOMEN, TONI STORM AND IO SHIRAI TO SHOW UP TONIGHT? WHAT A HUGE A LOOK TO MAKE A NAR THEMSELVES. THESE ARE TWO WOMEN WHO ARE RENOWNED AROUND THE WORLD. PAIGE: TO DO IT ON WWE EVOLUTION, THIS IS LIKE THE BIGGEST PLATFORM FOR WOMEN RIGHT NOW IS TONIGHT. BETH: I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I’M SUPER INVESTED IN THIS BECAUSE YOU AND I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WATCHING THE MAE YOUNG CLASSIC THIS YEAR FRONT TO BACK. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN AND I’M REALLY EXCITED TO SEE THESE TWO WOMEN HAVE A GREAT TIME. RENEE: THE BUZZ SURROUNDING THESE TWO WOMEN, WHEN YOU AND I WERE GETTING READY TO GO IN AND CALL THE MAE YOUNG CLASSIC, I FEEL LIKE THEY WERE TWO OF THE BIGGEST NAMES, SO HOW FITTING THEY ARE THE TWO TO MEET HERE AT THE FINALS. LAST YEAR, WE NOW HAVE AN NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUP TONIGHT, THIS IS A WAY TO CEMENT YOUR NAME AND FUTURE GOING FORWARD. BETH: THIS IS WHAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, NEEDING A PLATFORM. NOW THAT WE HAVE THAT PLATFORM IT FEELS LIKE THE SKY IS THE LIMIT. RENEE: BIG QUESTION, WHICH OF THESE WOMEN NEED THIS MORE? PAIGE: I THINK IO SHIRAI, EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT TONI STORM. I THINK SHE’S A STAR AND HERSELF. I THINK THIS IS A BREAKOUT MOMENT FOR IO. BETH: I’M GOING FOR TONI STORM HERE. SHE’S ON A ROLL AND HER PASSION IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH. THIS GIRL IS HUNGRY AND WANTS IT. SHE IS SPECIAL, SHE IS UNIQUE. I’M GOING TONI STORM. REN A BANK FOR ME, I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN ON THE FENCE — RENEE: FOR ME I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN ON THE FENCE. WE ARE SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE ON THIS. WE ARE GOING TO TAKE THINGS ON BACK TO THE RED CARPET WITH CHARLIE CARUSO. CHARLIE: WHAT A NIGHT THIS IS, THE FIRST EVER ALL-WOMEN’S PAY-PER-VIEW. I HAVE A LADY WHO KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS. THIS IS MARIA MENOUNOS. WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TONIGHT IN YOUR MIND? MARIA: IT’S A HUGE MOMENT FOR THE WOMEN OF THE PAST FOR WWE. IT’S A BIG MOMENT FOR WOMEN IN SPORTS IN GENERAL, I THINK. I’VE BEEN CHATTING WITH SOME OF THE GIRLS FROM MY MATCH SIX YEARS AGO, JUST SIX YEARS AGO. EVERYBODY WAS EMOTIONAL AND CRYING AFTER THE MATCH BACKSTAGE. IT WAS A BIG DEAL TO MAKE IT IN THE SHOW THEM. NOW YOU SEE THE GIRLS ON THE BIG MARQUEE. NOW WE ARE HERE FOR THE FIRST PAY-PER-VIEW, IT’S MASSIVE. CHARLIE: DID YOU EVER IMAGINE IN YOUR WILDEST REIGNS YOU WOULD BE SITTING HERE ON THE RED CARPET TALKING ABOUT THE FIRST-EVER ALL-WOMEN’S PAY-PER-VIEW? MARIA: NO, BUT I THINK WE ALL KNEW IT WOULD HAPPENED — WHAT HAPPENED. I’M GLAD TO BE HERE AND SEE IT WITH MY OWN EYES. CHARLIE: I KNOW YOU KNOW ALL ABOUT THE MATCH IS GOING DOWN TONIGHT. WHICH ONE ARE YOU EXCITED TO WATCH? MARIA: I’M NOT PICKING. I LOVE EVERYONE. AND I’M EXCITED TO SEE EVERY SINGLE WOMAN, BECAUSE EVERY SINGLE WOMAN ON THIS ROSTER DESERVES THEIR MOMENT. CHARLIE: I KNOW YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME THOUGHTS ON ROWDY RODDY ROUSEY, JOINING THE WWE AND MAKING A STATEMENT IN HER TIME THERE — TIME HERE. MARIA: SHE’S ROWDY AND SHE’S AMAZING. I THINK IT’S BEEN A REALLY COOL ADDITION TO THIS NETWORK. CHARLIE: THANK YOU SO MUCH, MARIA, RENEE TO YOU. — MARIA. IN A, BACK TO YOU. — RENEE, BACK TO YOU. RENEE: MAN OH MAN, WHAT A HUGE NIGHT. THE FACT WE ARE GOING TO BE SOLD OUT HERE IN NASSAU COLISEUM. THIS ALL STARTED WHEN OUR CHIEF BRAND OFFICER MADE THIS HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT. MICHAEL: THE ENTIRE LOCKER ROOM IS ON THE STAGE TONIGHT AS WE ARE MOMENTS AWAY FROM A HISTORIC ANNOUNCE IT. TRIPLE H: NIGHTS LIKE TONIGHT HAPPEN BECAUSE OF ALL OF YOU. YOUR DEDICATION, BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS MAKE ALL OF THIS POSSIBLE. WITH THAT SAID, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL OUR WOMEN TO PLEASE STEP FORWARD ON THE STAGE. STEPHANIE: IT’S A RARE THING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE HISTORY, TO CREATE MOMENTS AND MEMORIES THAT SOME OF US WILL REMEMBER FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES. MICHAEL: FOR THE FIRST-TIME EVER WOMEN WILL STEP FOOT INSIDE HELL IN A CELL. FIRST WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH IN THE HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST.>>THE FIRST 30 WOMAN — 30-WOMAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH. STEPHANIE: THESE MAMAS DON’T JUST HAPPEN BECAUSE OF OPPORTUNITY, THEY DON’T JUST HAPPEN BECAUSE OF INCREDIBLE TALENT. THEY HAPPENED BECAUSE YOU DEEMED IT WORTHY OF READING A PART OF WHAT YOU LOVE. YOU DEMANDED MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WOMEN IN WWE, IGNITING A REVOLUTION AND OPENING DOORS FOR WOMEN THAT SOME OF THEM HAD ONLY DREAMED OF. BECAUSE OF ALL OF YOU WE ARE ABLE TO STAND HERE AND MAKE ANOTHER FIRST-EVER ANNOUNCEMENT. ON OCTOBER 28 OVER 50 WOMEN THEN, NOW AND FOREVER WILL PARTICIPATE IN AN EVENT CALLED EVOLUTION. AND THAT EVENT WILL BE THE FIRST-EVER ALL-WOMEN’S PAY-PER-VIEW.>>YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOUR MIND SETS. WE ARE PROVING THAT EVERY DAY.>>WE HAVE BUSTED OUR BUTTS FOR A VERY LONG TIME. WE HAVE COME SUCH A LONG WAY.>>HAVING HAD ALL OF THESE HISTORICAL MATCHES, AND NOW CULMINATING IN THIS, IT’S BEYOND A DREAM COME TRUE.>>THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEVER IMAGINED POSSIBLE, AND I CAN’T WAIT FOR OCTOBER 28. RENEE: LOOK AT THAT, R-TRUTH. LOOK AT THAT. THAT’S CARMELLA’S MOM. I HOPE THEY DANCE. HOW DID R-TRUTH GET FROM HERE MOMENTS AGO RIGHT OUT TO THE RED CARPET? PLEASE WELCOME ON FORMER WOMEN’S CHAMPION, THE DISNEY PRINCESS EVE TORRES. I’VE HEARD ABOUT THIS FROM YOU, MANY TIMES, MOSTLY FROM KAITLYN. EVE: THEY DID CALL ME THAT. I’M DOING AMAZING. I’M SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY TO BE HERE AND HONORED TO BE HERE. I’M GLAD TO SHARE IT WITH YOU GUYS. RENEE: AS A FORMER DIVA’S CHAMPION, WHAT DOES TONIGHT MEAN TO YOU? ELITES AND BOUNCE WOMEN HAVE GROWN IN THIS COMPANY. EVE: IT’S UNREAL, TO BE HONEST. IT’S HARD TO EXPLAIN WHERE OUR MINDS WERE BACK THEN COMPARED TO HEAR. I HAVE MEMORIES OF HEARTBREAKING MOMENTS, OF SO MUCH HOPE AND SO MANY ASPIRATIONS FOR US AS A DIVISION, AND BEING LET DOWN SO MANY TIMES. I KNOW, BETH, WE SHARED SOME ANY OF THOSE TOGETHER. IT’S A SPECIAL DAY. IT’S HONESTLY SO HARD TO CHOOSE BECAUSE WE HAVE AMAZING MATCHES. I’M EXCITED TO SEE RONDA DO HER THING. I’M ALSO — I ALSO REALLY LOVE JUST WATCHING BECKY LYNCH AND CHARLOTTE FLAIR DO THEIR THING. I GET CHILLS EVERY TIME I WALKED — I WATCH THE PACKAGE. ALL THE MATCHES ARE GOING TO BE STELLAR AND ALL THE WOMEN DESERVE TO BE IN THAT RING TONIGHT. RENEE: WHAT DID IT MEAN FOR ALL THREE OF YOU TO HEAR THAT ANNOUNCEMENT, THAT WE WOULD BE HAVING OUR FIRST-EVER ALL-WOMEN’S PAY-PER-VIEW? PAIGE: HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN WHAT YOU FEEL COME A BECAUSE IT’S INCREDIBLE — FEEL, BECAUSE INCREDIBLE. WHEN WE FINALLY GOT IT, WE WERE LIKE, YES, WE DESERVE THIS. EVERY SINGLE WOMAN HAS WORKED THEIR BUTTS OFF. THEY ARE GETTING THE TIME AND THEY DESERVE IT. EVERY SINGLE WOMAN. BETH: I THINK WE FELT A MOMENT OF VINDICATION. I DON’T WANT TO DISCREDIT ALL THE MEN WHO STOOD BESIDE US AND FIGHT FOR US AND BELIEVED IN OSPREY AT OUR HUSBANDS, OUR COWORKERS. — BELIEVED IN US, OUR HUSBANDS, OUR COWORKERS. THERE IS AN UNSUNG GROUP OF HEROES OUT THERE — HEROES OUT THERE OF MEN FIGHTING FOR US. I WANT TO BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF FOR THAT COMES WE FOUGHT — FOR THAT BECAUSE WE FOUGHT. RENEE: WE HAVE STEPHANIE MCMAHON STANDING BY.>>I’M HERE WITH STEPHANIE MCMAHON ON THE RED CARPET, AND THEY’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE MOMENT YOU ANNOUNCED THE FIRST-EVER ALL-WOMEN’S PAY-PER-VIEW, EVOLUTION. WHAT EMOTIONS ARE YOU FEELING RIGHT NOW? STEPHANIE: WHAT EMOTIONS AM NOT FEELING RIGHT NOW? I WOKE UP WITH TEARS IN MY EYES AND GOOSEBUMPS FROM HEAD TO TOE. THIS FEELS LIKE WRESTLEMANIA, THAT’S WHAT THIS MOMENT IS FOR ALL OF US TONIGHT.>>YOUR FAMILY IS WWE, THO — THE MCMAHONS. KNOWING HOW MUCH THE WOMEN HERE APPRECIATE YOU, THAT’S GOT TO GIVE YOU A GREAT SATISFACTION AND PRIDE. STEPHANIE: I APPRECIATE ALL OF THE WOMEN HERE. I’M SO PROUD OF EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM. THIS HAS TAKEN EVERY SINGLE WOMAN WHO HAS STEPPED FOOT INSIDE A WRESTLING RING, FROM ANY PROMOTION ALL AROUND THE WORLD. IT TAKES OUR FANS, ALL OF THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES WHO REALLY MAKE THIS HAPPEN, AND OF COURSE THE WWE UNIVERSE WHO DEMANDED MORE OF US WITH THAT ” GIVE DIVAS A CHACNE” — A CHANCE” HASHTAG.>>WE CAN’T FORGET THE MEN WHO HAVE BEEN SUPPORTIVE. YOUR HUSBAND TRIPLE H HAS BEEN BY YOUR SIDE. HOW HAS THAT BEEN? STEPHANIE: TRIPLE H, PAUL AS I CALL HIM AT HOME, HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR HOW WE BEEN TRAINING AND RECRUITING OUR WOMEN. TRAINING THEM THE SAME WAY, GIVING THEM THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES AND THE SAME MATCH TIME. THAT’S REALLY WHAT STARTED THIS MOVEMENT, BECAUSE THE AUDIENCE IN NXT STARTED CHANCING — STARTED CHANTING “THIS IS WRESTLING.” THE WOMEN STARTED STEALING THE SHOW. AND THAT’S WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO HERE TONIGHT.>>THE WOMEN STEALING THE SHOW TONIGHT, WHAT DO YOU WANT THAT TO BE? STEPHANIE: I WANT THEM TO BE BLOWN AWAY BY THIS EVENT AND I WANT THEM DEMANDING MORE.>>WE WANT TO HEAR MORE FROM YOU GUYS, SO BACK TO YOU. RENEE: WE ARE ALWAYS DEMANDING, THAT’S HOW YOU GET IN EVOLUTION. GOT TO DEMAND AND THEN YOU GET IT. THE COOL THING ABOUT EVOLUTION IS IT’S THE CULMINATION OF THE PASS, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE. THEY ARE ALL GOING TO COLLIDE IN A BATTLE ROYAL. THE LAST WOMAN STANDING INSIDE THE RING, SHE WILL EARN A FUTURE OPPORTUNITY AT A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. YOU SEE ALL OF THESE WOMEN COLLIDING INSIDE THE RING AND ABLE TO SEE THE FIRST-EVER ALL-WOMEN’S ROYAL RUMBLE. THAT WAS A MONUMENTAL EVENT YOU NOW FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP OPPORTUNITY, THIS IS ANYBODY’S GAME. BETH: EVERY CURRENT FEMALE ON THE ROSTER, THIS COULD BE A GAME CHANGER FOR THEIR CAREER. IT’S AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY. CAN YOU IMAGINE IF ALUNDRA BLAYZE WINS TONIGHT? PAIGE: SHE LOOKS SO GOOD. RENEE: YOU GOT SOMETHING UP YOUR SLEEVE, EVEN? — EVE? EVE: I CAN’T PUT ANYTHING IN HERE. I’VE TRIED. PAIGE: I THINK NIA JAX IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. SHE IS — SHE WAS INCREDIBLE IN THE ROYAL RUMBLE.>>NOSE TO NOSE WITH THIS WOMAN HERE.>>SHE ALSO HAS EXPERIENCE IN A BATTLE ROYAL ENVIRONMENT. I CAN SEE NIA GOING VERY FAR. RENEE: ANKLE YOU, E FOR JOINING US ON THE PANEL — THANK YOU, EVE, FOR JOINING US ON THE PANEL. LET US HAD TO THE RED CARPET AND HEAR FROM THE AMAZING NIGHT JACKS.>>LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL FAMILY. WE HAVE NIGHT JACKS — WE HAVE NIGHT JACKS — HAVE NIA JAX. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BELATED. WWE UNDERSTANDS HOW IMPORTANT TONIGHT IS. WHAT DOES TONIGHT MEAN FOR YOU AND ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR MATCH TONIGHT? NIA: I’M DEFINITELY READY. IT’S AMAZING I GET TO SHARE THIS MOMENT WITH MY AUNT. SHE HAS BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS FOR 50 YEARS, AND NOW SHE GETS TO WITNESS THE FIRST-EVER ALL-WOMEN’S PAY-PER-VIEW. I HOPE I CAN MAKE HER PROUD.>>WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU SEEING THAT WOMEN ARE FINALLY BEING ABLE — DEAN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITIES HERE IN WWE?>>IT’S INCREDIBLY EXCITING. I’M HERE TO SUPPORT MY TWO NIECES, NIA JAX AND TAMINA SNUKA. FOR ALL THE FENCES TO THE OPEN, I’M SO EXCITED TO BE HERE FOR EVOLUTION.>>WHAT WOULD YOU SAY, IF YOU HAD TO LOOK DOWN THE ROAD EVEN FURTHER, PEOPLE DIDN’T THINK WE WOULD GET TO THIS MOMENT, WHAT HIS NEXT? — WHAT IS NEXT? NIA: WHATEVER WE WANT. I DON’T FEEL LIKE WE HAVE TO PUT ANY LABELS ON IT. WE CONTINUOUSLY BREAK THE BARRIERS. WOMEN CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT, AND THEY WILL.>>YOU TO LOOK GORGEOUS. WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU HERE WITH US. BACK TO YOU AND THE TEAM. RENEE: WE HAVE AN UNBELIEVABLE SOLD-OUT HOUSE HERE TONIGHT AT NASSAU COLISEUM. IT IS ALL ABOUT TO GO DOWN. AND WWE EVOLUTION IS PRESENTED BY WWE 2K19, THE VIDEOGAME BEING HAILED AS THE NOMINAL — AS THE NOMINAL — AS PHENOMENAL. NOW TO WOMEN WHO HAVE MADE THEIR NAME IN THE CULMINATION OF THE FIRST EVER MAE YOUNG CLASSIC, THEY ARE TAKING THEIR RIVALRY TO NEW HEIGHTS. SHAYNA BASLER LOOKS TO REGAIN THE NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP. SHE HAS TO GO THROUGH THE PIRATE PRINCESS, KAIRI SANE FIRST. LET’S TALK ABOUT THINGS COMING FULL GO FOR THESE TWO WOMEN. TO BE AT THE VERY FIRST MAE YOUNG CLASSIC WHERE KAIRI SANE WAS ABLE TO BE CROWNED THE VICTORY THAT NIGHT. SHAYNA BASLER, THE WOMAN WHO WAS QUICKEST TO EVER WIN THE NXT CHAMPIONSHIP THINKS SHE LOST THE CHAMPIONSHIP TO KAIRI SANE TO BEGIN WITH. PAIGE: I LOVE KAIRI SANE. I THINK SHE’S AN AMAZING ATHLETE, AN AMAZING WRESTLER, AND I ENJOY WATCHING HER. AHOY ALL THE WAY. BETH: I HAVE TO DISAGREE. PAIGE: TYPICAL. BETH: I KNOW. IF I HAVE TO PICK A WINNER IN THIS ONE, I LOVE KAIRI SANE AND I THINK SHE SUPER RESILIENT, BUT SHAYNA BASZLER HAS THIS DEADLY VICIOUS STREAK. I THINK SHE CAME HERE TONIGHT TO WIN. RENEE: I THINK I HAVE TO SIDE WITH BETH ON THIS ONE. I DON’T SEE SHAYNA BASZLER WALKING AWAY WITHOUT THE NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP. HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS, WE CURRENTLY HAVE SOMEBODY STANDING BY WHO KNOWS SHAYNA BASZLER ALL TOO WELL.>>ONE WOMAN WHO IS VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE CHALLENGER IN TONIGHT’S NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP, WE HAVE ROWDY WHAT — WE HAVE ROUNDY — WE HAVE ROWDY RONDA ROUSEY. YOU HAVE BEEN A FAN OF THE PRODUCT YOUR WHOLE LIFE. TALK TO ME ABOUT WHAT YOU’VE NOTICED ABOUT THE EVOLUTION AND WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE A PART OF IT. RONDA: I’VE NEVER FELT THIS KIND OF CAMARADERIE IN MY LIFE. I’VE ALWAYS BEEN AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT KIND OF PERSON. YOU JUST FEEL IT IN THE LOCKER ROOM, EVERYONE KNOWS THIS IS SOMETHING THAT’S BIGGER THAN ALL OF US INDIVIDUALLY. WE ARE REALLY MAKING HISTORY, AND SOMETIMES I THINK IT SAYS SO MUCH. THERE IS NEVER GOING TO BE ANOTHER FIRST AGAIN. SO MUCH DEPENDS ON THE SUCCESS OF THIS EVENT. MY HEART FEELS MORE FULL THAN THE GRINCH AND THE END — GRINCH AT THE END.>>I THINK THAT IS A PERFECT ANALOGY. AS A WOMAN IN SPORTS, A WOMAN IN SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT, FOR YOU TO SEE ALL THESE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WOMEN CONTINUE TO BE GIVEN, ESPECIALLY HERE IN WWE, WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THIS PUSH FOR GENDER EQUALITY? RONDA: I WANT MY DAUGHTERS TO DEAL WITH LESS BS THAN I DID. MY MOM DID EVERYTHING TO MAKE SURE I DEALT WITH LESS BS THAN SHE DID. IT’S A TORCH WE PASS ALONG. I’M DOING MY BEST TO WHACK AWAY ON THE BEATEN PATH.>>YOU ARE TAKING ON NIKKI BELLA. YOU HAVE BEEN THROWING JABS AT EACH OTHER FOR A FEW WEEKS. WHAT IS YOUR MINDSET GOING INTO THAT? RONDA: BECAUSE IT’S PERSONAL, THE NICEST THING FOR ME TO DO WOULD BE TO FINISH OUR — FINISH HER OFF VERY QUICKLY AND HAVE THE REST OF THE NIGHT IN PEACE. I DON’T KNOW HOW PG THIS IS, BECAUSE SHE’S A BACKSTABBING BETRAYER I’M GOING TO BE NOT SO NICE AND LEAVE THAT RING DIFFERENT THEN — NOT SO NICE AND MAKE SURE SHE LEAVES THAT RING DIFFERENT THAN SHE WALKED IN. RENEE: A MATCHUP THAT IS JUST AS SKATING VERBALLY AS IT WILL BE PHYSICALLY TONIGHT. WHEN THE BELL RINGS, THE LONGEST REIGNING DIVA’S CHAMPION IN THE HISTORY OF WWE NIKKI BELLA TAKES ON THE BADDEST WOMAN ON THE PLANET, THE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION RONDA ROUSEY.>>WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A WOMAN WHO CHANGED THE ENTIRE SPORTS INDUSTRY. SHE BECAME A HOUSEHOLD NAME I DEFYING ODDS. WANDA: I AM MUCH MORE THAN A PRETTY FACE. — RONDA: I AM MUCH MORE THAN A PRETTY FACE.>>HOW INTIMIDATING IS RONDA? ♪ MICHAEL: RONDA ROUSEY HAS DONE IT.>>WE WOULD BE PROUD OF YOU AS THE CHAMPION REPRESENTING THIS DIVISION. MICHAEL: OH MY GOD. WHY?>>YOU WANT AN EXPLANATION? WE DON’T OH YOU ONE. — WE DON’T OWE YOU ONE. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A LOSER WHO DOESN’T DESERVE IT. YOU WALKED INTO AN EVOLUTION THAT MY SISTER AND I STARTED. I AM THE LONGEST REIGNING DIVA’S CHAMPION. MICHAEL: HER RECORD-SETTING RAIN IS 301 DAYS. NIKKI: WE MADE EVEN MEAN SOMETHING. OUR REALITY SHOWS ME PEOPLE WANT TO SEE US AND WOMEN’S WRESTLING EVEN MORE. WE HAVE BROKEN MORE BARRIERS THAN YOU HAVE EVER HAD — THEN YOU EVER HAVE. RONDA: THE ONLY DOOR YOU KNOCKED DOWN WAS THE DOOR TO JOHN CENA’S BEDROOM. YOU GUYS CAME RUNNING UP TO ME AFTER MY WRESTLEMANIA PERFORMANCE. I THOUGHT, HOW COOL ARE THESE LADIES? I WAS TOO IDEALISTIC. YOU GUYS WEREN’T THERE TO SUPPORT ME, YOU ARE THERE BECAUSE THERE WAS A CAMERA POINTED AT ME. NIKKI: ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT SOUNDS REALLY JEALOUS OF US. YOU DON’T EVEN COMPARE TO US AT ALL. YOUR MOTHER IS ALREADY ASHAMED OF YOU. IMAGINE WHAT YOUR MOTHER’S GOING TO THINK WHEN A DIVA WILL BEAT YOU FOR YOUR TITLE. RONDA: MY WORD IS MY BOND. COME SUNDAY, I WILL END YOU. I GIVE YOU MY WORD. RENEE: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THE EVOLUTION KICKOFF PANEL, THE VOICE OF MONDAY NIGHT RAW, MICHAEL COLE. ECHO BANK I WAS TRYING TO GET ON THE RED CARPET BUT NOBODY WANTED ME. — MICHAEL: I WAS TRYING TO GET ON THE RED CARPET BUT NOBODY WANTED ME. ARE YOU GUYS READY FOR RONDA AND NIKKI TONIGHT? RENEE: HERE’S MY QUESTION, WHAT HAPPENS IF RONDA ROUSEY LOSES TONIGHT? WHERE DID SHE GO HERE — GO FROM HERE? THE TRASH SHE HAS BEEN TALKING THE BELLA TWINS, HOW SHE UNDERESTIMATED NIKKI TONIGHT? BETH: I THINK EVERYONE IS UNDERESTIMATING NIKKI BELLA PRE-AT NIKKI BELLA EAT ME — UNDERESTIMATING NIKKI BELLA. NIKKI BELLA BEAT ME. SHE’S OUT THERE TO WIN AND TO PROVE A POINT. SHE CAN SET THE WORLD ON FIRE BY DEFEATING RONDA ROUSEY. RENEE: I DON’T THINK I’VE MET A HARDER WORKER THAN NIKKI BELLA. I DON’T THINK THAT THE SHOE FITS THERE. PAIGE: BOTH OF THEM, NIKKI AND BRIE HAVE BEEN A BIG INFLUENCE ON ME. THEY WORK REALLY HARD. AND I DON’T WANT TO DISCREDIT RONDA, BECAUSE SHE’S DONE A LOT FOR FEMALE ATHLETES OUTSIDE OF THE WWE. THE WOMEN WHO HELD — WHO IS THE GLUE OF THE EVOLUTION, I FEEL LIKE, IS THE BELLAS. AE EVOLVE — THEY EVOLVED. THEY’VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR THIS FOR SO LONG. MICHAEL: FROM RONDA’S STANDPOINT, SHE HAS TO BE WORRIED ABOUT BRIE BELLA TONIGHT. YOU KNOW BRIE WILL BE RINGSIDE. THINK ABOUT THIS, RONDA ROUSEY HAS BEEN DONE UNDEFEATED SINCE SHE CAME TO THE WWE. SHE’S BEEN ON THE BIGGEST STAGE. FOR RONDA, SHE’S PROVEN SHE CAN HANDLE THE NERVES, SHE CAN COMPETE ON A BIG STAGE. I THINK FOR RONDA TONIGHT, IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THE WORLD HOW SHE’S ADAPTED. RENEE: SHE CAN SILENCE SOME HATERS TONIGHT. MICHAEL: EXACTLY. RENEE: I WANT SOME PREDICTIONS. PAIGE, GIVE ME THE TRUTH. PAIGE: AS MUCH AS TO BE NIKKI, I THINK RONDA IS GOING TO TAKE IT. BETH: I’M GOING TO GO RONDA. MICHAEL: CAN’T BET AGAINST RONDA. RENEE: THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE YOU’RE GOING TO SEE THIS EPIC CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH, IT’S ON THE W DUBYA NETWORK. HEAD OVER TO W — ON THE W DUBYA WE NETWORK. — ON THE WWE NETWORK. HEAD OVER TO WWENETWORK.COM. MICHAEL: RONDA ROUSEY DEFENDS THE TITLE AGAINST NIKKI BELLA IN A MATCH THAT BOTH OF THESE LADIES HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO. IT BECOME SO PERSONAL. RENEE: AND THE WWE HALL OF FAMER TRISH STRATUS AND LITA TAKING ON A FAMILIAR RIVAL IN MICKIE JAMES AND ALICIA FOX. ALEXA BLISS IS IN THEIR CORNER. MICHAEL: FOR THE FIRST-TIME EVER, THE NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE DEFENDED ON A WWE PAY-PER-VIEW. KAIRI SANE IS THE CHAMPION, SHAYNA BASZLER THE CHALLENGER. THIS YEAR-LONG RIVALRY WILL CULMINATE TONIGHT. RENEE: TWO TEAMS WILL BE BATTLING FOR WHAT’S RIGHT. THE TEAM OF SASHA BANKS, BAYLEY AND NATALYA TAKE ON THE TROUBLE TRIO OF THE RIOTT SQUAD. MICHAEL: THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE COLLIDE IN AN OVER-D-TOP-ROPE BATTLE ROYAL, WHERE THE WINNER RECEIVES A FUTURE CHAMPIONSHIP OPPORTUNITY. RENEE: AND THE FINALS OF THE MAE YOUNG CLASSIC COME TO A CLOSE TONIGHT. ONE WOMAN WILL BE GROUND THE VICTOR OF THE PRESTIGIOUS TOURNAMENT. THE AUSSIE STORM TONI STORM TAKE ON — TAKES ON IO SHIRAI. MICHAEL: AND FOR THE LAST TIME — FOR THE FIRST-TIME EVER, A LAST WOMAN STANDING MATCH. YOU INCAPACITATE YOUR OPPONENT TO THE POINT WHERE THEY CAN’T GET BACK TO THEIR FEET BY THE COUNT OF 10. THAT HE AND CHARLOTTE, THIS EXTREMELY PERSONAL RIVALRY CONTINUES TONIGHT — BECKY AND CHARLOTTE, THIS EXTREMELY PERSONAL RIVALRY CONTINUES TONIGHT. RENEE: YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS A SECOND. HEAD OVER TO WWENETWORK.COM. WWE EVOLUTION IS FREE TO NEW SUBSCRIBERS READ WE ARE MOMENTS AWAY — SUBSCRIBERS. WE ARE MOMENTS AWAY. BETH: MY HEART STARTED BEATING FAST. MICHAEL: I’M EXCITED TO SHARE THE BOOTH TONIGHT WITH BOTH WRITTEN A AND BETH. — BOTH RENEE AND BETH. PAIGE, YOU HAVE THE COMFY CHAIR BACK IN YOUR OFFICE. RENEE: COLE, YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE RINGSIDE FOR SUMMARY MATCHES, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO BE MATCH OF THE NIGHT TONIGHT? MICHAEL: THIS IS HISTORY TONIGHT. THE SMACKDOWN AND ROLLINS TITLE — RAW WOMEN’S TITLE, THIS IS GOOD TO BE INCREDIBLE. RENEE: FOR EVERYBODY WHO HAS BEEN A SUPPORTER OF ALL OF THE WOMEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH. ENJOY TONIGHT. WE ARE GOING TO PUT ON A SHOW. STAY TUNED, IT ALL GOES DOWN RIGHT NOW.

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  1. Who else can't stop staring at Ronda's ears? Her ears are different than most normal folks. Like where would she put her earrings? lol

  2. Haven't watch it live.. huhuhuhuhuhu been waiting for this since last month and I failed to watch it live on tv. Huhuhuhuhuhu…

  3. Somebody tell Michael Cole that we are with Becky and always will be nobody can replace not even everyone's favorite Ronda

  4. I’m so happy that Salute by Little Mix became the theme for this! It’s perfect for it! It really is a fantastic girl power anthem!

  5. I See IT Like Alexa , Rhonda rousey ist Just an overhyped Rookie !
    It's very awkward she never loose a Match , very corious

  6. 16:10 Michael Cole, ya forgive us for forgetting about the golden girl for a moment. She's a great worker, but did she gained alot of her push off her last name and you even said it. Becky won and that's what was the right thing. Becky is just better. 💋💋💋

  7. It took a village to kick start the evolution. There wasn't one woman who kick started the evolution. So, no one single handed kick started the evolution. FACT!!

  8. This is a special moment for the women because they worked really hard to get this. They even pushed their limit to the max. And the women are showing everyone that they same no matter what you are like and who you are. All of the women are showing everyone that women are not that different from men. Also the women were bringing back great memories from the past. Paper view has brought all the women in the divisions. Also in Paper view there is no men. This is the very first ever Paper view that has only women. Paper view can also make the women to come together and work together as a team. This is one of the most historical event in wwe history. You can also see the smiles on all of the wwe women’s faces. I’m just trying to say that this Paper view is the most important event that the women has had.

  9. For everyone who says Nikki didn’t start a women revolution she did she was the longest reigning divas champ and the reason of a whole women pay per view and Ronda where was Ronda 5 years ago not in wwe that’s for sure that’s my point

  10. Would beg Rhonda to just precision punch or kick me during a conversation spot if i were a wwe wrestler. I would love it, make me better by being so great

  11. Ask Rhonda to stay away from submissions as often as possible, game characters constantly getting caught in submission are the worst. at least Keep them sperate

  12. On October the 28th in the year of 2018 a event first all woman's pay per view event called Evolution kickoff

  13. I love and respect all these women…… I'm in my early 40s…. And I remember growing up watching GLOW wrestling in the 80s from 1986 to 1990… GLOW girls weren't the pioneers but they brought women's wrestling into the mainstream.. and they paved the way for WWF and WWE girls and NXT girls and Mae Young and AEW girls….

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