Both Triple H and Stephanie McMahon go in-depth about the mega-announcement.
To open last night's RAW the Chief Brand officer of WWE Stephanie McMahon and the founder and senior producer of NXT Triple H alongside the WWE Chairman Vince McMahon were in the ring to make the "historic" announcement that has been touted over the past few days. That announcement was unveiled to be that on October 28th at the Nassau Coliseum in New York, WWE will be presenting the first-ever all-women's wrestling event in the history of their company entitled 'Evolution'.
With that major announcement being made it was also noted in WWE's press release concerning the show that over 50 women will be a part of the event. To add, the RAW, SmackDown, NXT, and NXT U.K. Women's Championships will be defended at 'Evolution'. The finals of the Mae Young Classic will take place on the PPV as well and the tapings for that tournament begins next month on August 8th.
Prior to the announcement being broadcast to the world, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon spoke with ESPN to give their thoughts on this historic event for WWE.
"You can expect to see the best of all brands -- that's Ronda, Charlotte, Alexa, Sasha, Carmella, Nia Jax, Asuka, everyone -- plus you'll get to see Trish Stratus, Lita will be there, you're going to see some legends," HHH said. "You're also going to see stars of now and the future in Shayna Baszler and the women of NXT."
Triple H did touch on the Saudi Arabia conflict when the women of WWE were not allowed to compete on the 'Greatest Royal Rumble' card. HHH stated that he would like to take the Saudi Arabia situation off the table for now and focus on what is in he and Stephanie McMahon's hands right now which is 'Evolution'.
"Let's take the Saudi Arabia show off the table, and let's just say it never happened -- would anybody question that they deserve this opportunity?" Levesque asked. "To me, it's a ridiculous statement, the timing of it. You cannot effect change in a region that, culturally, is trying to change. You cannot help them affect that change without being there."
Stephanie McMahon then added that this event will be treated like every other WWE PPV with the production, creative writers, putting together storylines among other aspects. McMahon closed in saying that she hopes this event will be the WrestleMania for the women's division.
"What's awesome about this pay-per-view event is that it's being treated the same as every other pay-per-view, because we believe in it so much," McMahon said. "It has the creative writing team. It has all of our live events production, talent relations -- all of the different departments that go into making every pay-per-view a success are behind this pay-per-view. In terms of my role, I'm going to do everything I can to make it as big and as successful as it can possibly be. I'm hoping, at any rate, that this is going to be the WrestleMania of the women's division."
To read into the official announcement of the 'Evolution' PPV, click here.