Everyone knows that the all women’s WWE PPV “Evolution” was a failure, both in ratings and revenue. WWE declined to make it an annual event, and has been shedding talent (both male and female) in drastic cost-cutting measures over the past year.
Rinky-dink NWA has hired Milfy James, and has announced they will be having an all-women’s PPV this fall. For this to work, it would likely require cross-promotion with Impact/AEW/AAA to have a complete event, but if that was the case, the talent on television would be substantial.
HHHHHHHHHH, when asked about NWA’s plans, said “If you want to wrestle the best women in the world, come to WWE. That’s where they are. If you want to go elsewhere and say that they are, that’s an opinion, and you can. I’m all for it and one of the biggest drivers of it … In my opinion, the best female performers in the world are in WWE and if they are not, they want to be.”
IMO, WWE used to have the best collection of female talent in wrestling. They might likely still have the best women’s roster, but have missed the boat on rising talent that became excellent elsewhere, and released so many talented performers that the competition has improved by default.
If WWE has such a good women’s division, why is it booked so fucking poorly? Why is Asuka still so abused? Why do the large majority of women pray to get in a single 3-minute match, no different that pre-Women’s Revolution? Why do women’s characters change on a whim, with radical repackaging taking place with no notice, then reversed or ignored? (Case in point: Liv Morgan). Teams are created, and one half of the team is released mid-program, with no warning or explainable reason.
Meanwhile, the women outside the WWE, both former and never-employed by HHH, is improving, and wrestle for promotions that take the women’s division seriously.
I think WWE has completely lost the plot, and wish NWA all the best with their PPV. Regardless of how it’s booked, I am a fan of women’s wrestling (when booked correctly, with women in better roles and plots).