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WWE news: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson congratulates female superstars on ‘historic’ WWE Evolution

WWE news: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson sends out tweet promoting WWE Evolution
WWE Evolution battle royal gets a boost from Dwayne Johnson. Pic credit: WWE

WWE Evolution takes place tonight on the WWE Network and it is a historic event. It is the first time a WWE pay-per-view ever featured only women on the show.

Dwayne Johnson knows how important this show is and tweeted out his support for WWE Evolution, name-dropping legends like Fabulous Moolah, Sherri Martel and Wendi Richter as trailblazers.

Tonight’s WWE Evolution lineup

The headlining match for WWE Evolution is not one that has a lot of fans excited (outside of Total Divas fans and those who want to see Nikki Bella get beaten up).

That match sees Ronda Rousey battle the last superstar before Divas became WWE superstars, Nikki Bella. The match is for the WWE Raw women’s title and Nikki likely has no chance at all outside of Bella Magic cheating.

However, the best match on the entire show should be the Last Woman Standing Match between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair for the WWE SmackDown Live women’s title.

This match will see a winner when one woman can’t get back to her feet before a ten count. Lynch has been wrestling with a hardcore attitude recently and comes in as the champion.

Another match that has fans excited is one that sees Trish Stratus and Lita come out of retirement to team up to battle Mickie James and Alicia Fox.

This match was just changed this weekend when Alexa Bliss could not pass the concussion protocol and was pulled.

When it comes to the match quality, the NXT Women’s title match between Kairi Sane and Shayna Baszler should be right up there with the Charlotte vs. Becky match. Another bout that could steal the show is the Mae Young finals between Toni Storm and Io Shirai.

Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Natalya got into a six-man match and will take on the Riott Squad.

Finally, there will be a Historic Women’s Battle Royal, with the winner getting a future shot at the world title. This includes all the women not involved in other matches, plus the return of stars from the past, including Alundra Blayze, Michelle McCool, Ivory, Molly Holly, Tori Wilson and Kelly Kelly.

The Rock’s WWE Evolution tweet

It is nice to see The Rock throwing out thanks to Fabulous Moolah and Sherri Martel (who have both passed away) and Wendi Richter, who helped usher in the Rock and Wrestling Connection with Cyndi Lauper and Captain Lou.

The WWE will likely also throw out some video promos honoring other women from the past, from the classics like Mae Young to the ’90s stars like Bull Nakano and Chyna, to the stars of the Attitude Era like Sable and Beth Phoenix (who will be serving as one of the commentators).

WWE Evolution kicks off at 7 p.m. EST on the WWE Network.

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