If you watched this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw then you may have noticed that, aside from the horrible news about Roman Reigns, the emphasis was more about Crown Jewel rather than Sunday’s Evolution pay-per-view. Instead, Evolution came off like an afterthought and that hasn’t gone unnoticed by people in WWE.
We reported months ago that WWE was planning on the all-women’s show as a way to “make good” for the Greatest Royal Rumble show that women were not allowed to be part of. Dave Meltzer discussed this on Thursday’s Wrestling Observer Radio.
Meltzer said, “The reaction, as far internally is essentially that nobody saw [Evolution] as a big show other than a way to get Stephanie [McMahon] to brag about something and a way to try and take the heat off for the women not going to Saudi Arabia. That’s all.”
The show would have felt like a bigger deal if they chose a major arena but the show will take place in Uniondale, NY at the Nassau Coliseum.
Meltzer said, “The fact that they put it in Nassau Coliseum tells you that they didn’t think it was that big of a deal. Nassau Coliseum is considered to be one of the worst arenas in the country for them to get reactions. They still may [get a big reaction] because the people in the building are going to think the show is historical. I think they are gonna react very good.”
There aren’t many tickets left for the show so they can claim a sell out. However, it turns out that a lot of tickets were bought by scalpers and they are on sale now on the secondary market and they start as low as $9.00.