As you’ve probably heard by now, WWE has officially announced their first ever all-women’s pay-per-view event, WWE Evolution, set to take place at the Nassau Coliseum on October 28th.
Following the reveal on Monday Night Raw last night, Michael Cole noted that the event would see the Raw Women’s Championship, Smackdown Women’s Championship and NXT Women’s Championship defended, as well as the finals of the 2018 Mae Young Classic. It was also mentioned, and later confirmed, that members of the still emerging NXT UK brand would also be a part of the event.
In the official press release sent out Monday night, the wording also stated that the NXT UK Women’s Championship would also be on the line at WWE Evolution.
“The event will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view around the world, featuring Women’s Championship matches from Monday Night Raw®, SmackDown® Live, NXT® and NXT UK, as well as the finals of the all-women’s tournament, Mae Young Classic 2018.”
The company did announce the expansion of the NXT brand to the United Kingdom last month, and will be holding their first set of television tapings on July 28 and July 29. What’s interesting is that the NXT Women’s Championship doesn’t even technically exist yet, and it’s worth pointing out that we still don’t even know when the episodes of NXT UK television will begin airing on the WWE Network, or if that’s even how the company plans to distribute the show.
We have reached out to WWE for clarification and will report back as soon as we hear anything.