Several more WWE NXT Superstars are being brought to the WWE Evolution pay-per-view, according to PWInsider. Rhea Ripley, Kacy Catanzaro, Mia Yim and Lacey Evans are booked for the pay-per-view. There's no word yet on what their roles will be, if any.
As noted earlier this week, more NXT Superstars are being brought to Evolution - Jessamyn Duke, Marina Shafir, Io Shirai, Bianca Belair, Dakota Kai and Candice LeRae. There's speculation on WWE doing some sort of NXT battle royal at Evolution but that has not been confirmed.
Evolution is set to feature more than 50 former and current female talents. Other names advertised to appear include Michelle McCool, Sasha Banks, Asuka, Carmella, Brie Bella, Nia Jax and WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix. Torrie Wilson and Maryse are also expected to appear, among others.
The first-ever all-women's Evolution pay-per-view takes place on October 28 in Long Island, NY at the Nassau Coliseum. Below is the current confirmed card:
RAW Women's Title Match
Nikki Bella vs. Ronda Rousey
SmackDown Women's Title Match
TBA vs. Becky Lynch
NXT Women's Title Match
Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane
NXT UK Women's Title Match
TBA vs. TBA
2018 Mae Young Classic Finals
TBA vs. TBA
Mickie James and Alexa Bliss vs. WWE Hall of Famers Lita and Trish Stratus
I dunno. Vince is running and booking the entire show, and I can easily see him thinking that having Marina and Jessamyn screwing Kairi out of the title would cause massive heat and be good for business. Or that people still want to see the 4HW vs 4HW storyline, despite Marina and Jessamyn being absolutely awful in the ring still.
*I tried to post it in spoiler tags and it wouldn't let me. Apparently I haven't posted enough. Sorry everyone.*
It's fine. That leaked card was pretty much bullshit. If you haven't noticed already. Kairi vs Shayna was already set for Evolution. The leaked card said Kairi would face the winner of a battle royale held earlier that night.