Evolution, WWE’s first ever all women’s pay-per-view event takes place this Sunday, October 28, 2018 from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York.
The show will feature over 50 female Superstars from the RAW, SmackDown and NXT brands and will also host the 2018 Mae Young Classic Tournament Final.
Besides, current female Superstars, big names and Hall of Famers from WWE’s glorious past will also take part in the show.
Although the show will have female personnel in the commentary, it turns out that there will be some male involvement as well.
WWE’s long-time commentator, Michael Cole will be part of the commentary team and will join Renee Young and Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix at the announcers’ desk.
Cole was initially planned to do the honors with Young and Phoenix doing the commentary, but later the decision was made to include Cole.
A part of the WWE Universe is still disturbed as to the involvement of a male member in an all women’s show. As per PWInsider, while WWE believes that both Young and Phoenix can do their job well, the company doesn’t want to make either woman to not look too strong while doing commentary.
After all, Cole is the voice of WWE and it’s justified that he is the most experienced in carrying out regular commentary on PPVs. So, putting Cole in between two women gives an air of confidence that the commentary would be spot-on.
Mauro Ranallo was also being considered along with Cole, but given Cole’s superior position in the company, it isn’t surprising to see him grab the spot.
Young took to Twitter to address the male involvement and supported WWE’s decision in the process.
Yeah, just because it’s an all women’s PPV doesn’t mean we’re banning the men. We’re all celebrating the women’s achievements. And there have been men that have been a big help in the achievements that all of the women have made too. It’s a team effort. Equality = everyone?
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) October 24, 2018