Earlier this week WWE announced the first ever all-women’s pay-per-view that will take place on October 28th and feature the likes of Trish Stratus, Lita, Beth Phoenix and Ronda Rousey. The company had already moved around their October pay-per-views in order to slot the women’s pay-per-view into their schedule, but Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer has confirmed that this was a terrible choice from WWE.
“One interesting thing on the women’s show, that’s going to be on a really bad night. He said via Ringsidenews. It’s going to not only go head-to-head with NFL Sunday Night Football, which is the number one watched television show of the week, almost every week but also it’s going against the World Series, which is a huge thing. I don’t expect that it’s going to ruin anything. As far as casual fans that are sports fans, the show will be hurt.”
Reports by Cagesideseats also suggest that all members of WWE’s current roster have been forced to push the Evolution pay-per-view ever since it was announced because the company is hoping that they can get eyes on the product. Monday Night Raw has suffered when it’s come up against Monday Night Football in the past, so they will be well aware that the women could be facing a huge problem on the night since there are two other huge sporting events at the same time.
WWE obviously won’t change the date now, but if Evolution is unsuccessful in any way or the ratings are low for the historic event, then the company easily could blame it on the fact that it was already up against it before the show ever went live.