While Stephanie McMahon might be the leader of the WWE Women's Evolution on-screen, it's Fit Finlay who keeps everything together behind the curtain.
In her weekly column with the Calgary Sun, Natalya Neidhart praised Finlay as "the driving force behind the women's division." Finlay has worked with the female superstars since 2001 when he was hired as a trainer. He continues to work as a trainer and producer for the division.
When asked about passing his knowledge to the female talent, Finlay said, “I think it became important to me because I saw a need, and it seemed to me that the women’s division at that time was just standing still and spinning its wheels. I felt I had something to offer, not to teach anyone to wrestle like me, but to tap into what made each of the women special and to help identify their individual personalities.”
It's been a big year for female superstars in WWE. In January, the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble headlined the annual event. On Oct. 28, WWE will hold the first-ever all-women's pay-per-view Evolution. Nattie asked Finlay wants next for the women as they continue to break barriers Finlay believes the sky is the limit.
"I think the next step for women is whatever they put their minds and passion into. They have knocked doors down and set new standards, not just in WWE, but the bar has been raised by women from all walks of life and they should step up and take what they want and deserve!”
WWE Evolution takes place on Oct. 28. Fightful will provide complete coverage of the event.