Mark Henry shares his thoughts.
This past Monday on RAW WWE officially announced that on October 28th at the Nassau Coliseum that the company will be presenting their first-ever all women's wrestling PPV entitled 'Evolution'. There have been five matches confirmed for the show with those being RAW, SmackDown Live, NXT and NXT U.K. Women's Championship matches along with the finals of the Mae Young Classic tournament.
While there has not been a set list of competitors unveiled for the show, it was noted in the press release for 'Evolution' that 50 women will be a part of the event including three WWE Hall Of Famers and former WWE Divas Champions. Recently, former WWE Women's Champion Gail Kim explained on Twitter why she would decline the offer of partaking in 'Evolution' if it was presented to her.
The very topic of 'Evolution' was being discussed as former 7-time WWE Women's Champion Charlotte Flair joined Dave LaGreca and WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry on Busted Open Radio. During their conversation Henry went on to speak about how he hopes WWE reaches out to women from various promotions and companies and vice versa because the forthcoming event is more than just about women's wrestling.
“I second that. There definitely will be a lot of unbelievable talent on the card.” Henry said. “I hope in all the world of worlds that the WWE reaches out to Gail Kim. She’s one of my favorites, and I’m not just saying that because we’re friends. I’m saying that from a professional talent standpoint. There’s very few women, that have put the psychology into their matches and the storytelling like Gail has, and, you know, I just really hope that there are people that are outside of the other companies that can respect what the WWE is enough to say, ‘Hey, we want our… we’ll pay em but we want our Women’s Champion to be involved in something like that’ because it just means a lot for the world of women’s wrestling--not just the WWE.” He continued, “You know, the Tessa Blanchard’s of the world. There’s several, really, really high-level female wrestlers out there in the world. I hope Jazz is able to come back and experience this and people that have opened the doors and paved the way for that to happen and I think it should be cross-branded. I think that all women should be included, and not just WWE because I think it would make an [even bigger impact] for people to go back to their specific places in the world of women’s wrestling knowing that they were a part of a movement of something that was bigger than wrestling and I think that's what’s gonna happen. Its gonna be bigger than wrestling."
To read up on the full announcement and press release for WWE 'Evolution', click here. If you are going to use the quote above, please credit Busted Open Radio with an H/T to Fightful for the transcription.