In October 2018, WWE made history by holding the first-ever all women’s pay-per-view, Evolution. The show was rated as one of the finest PPVs of the year and fans were under the impression that the event would be held annually.
However, WWE didn’t book another Evolution PPV this year despite rumors of a potential “Evolution 2.0” making the rounds since August.
On After The Bell, Paige threw shade at WWE for not bringing back the all-female event in 2019 despite the tremendous success of the inaugural show.
“Don’t even get me started with that, dude. I don’t understand why we don’t have another girls’ pay-per-view. We had that one-off deal, what the hell’s that about? Give us one every year, what the f***? That’s the whole purpose. We had a Women’s Evolution for a reason.
Shane McMahon had previously told Bleacher Report that WWE did consider holding Evolution this year, but the main focus was on booking a women’s match for their Saudi Arabian event. History was made at Crown Jewel when Natalya wrestled Lacey Evans in the first-ever women’s match in The Kingdom.
The WWE Universe slammed McMahon’s explanation as a mere excuse while many pointed out that the company’s 2019 pay-per-view schedule had enough room for Evolution 2.0.
The 2-time former Divas Champion further criticized WWE for limiting the potential of the Women’s Division and not giving them complete freedom in the business.
“And, you know what, f*** it, let’s stop talking about the Women’s Evolution and actually just let the women do what they want, and I just feel like a lot of the girls are being held back.”
Now that WWE is eligible to book women’s matches in Saudi Arabia, a second Evolution PPV may never see the light of the day shall the company choose to have the female Superstars wrestle in The Kingdom alongside the men.