The ramifications of Vince McMahon’s retirement and the ascension of Stephanie McMahon/Nick Khan/Paul Levesque will change WWE and the wrestling world for years to come. In this piece, I will focus on the creative changes that many fans hope to see, specifically concerning the women’s division. WWE currently boasts an incredible assortment of female talent, and the potential for the division is sky-high. Adding to this potential is the leadership of both Stephanie and Triple H, who are noted for their dedication to furthering the standing of women’s wrestling. One simple way that the McMahon-Levesque regime can showcase their female talent is by booking a second Evolution premium live event. The first Evolution was a mark of progress in 2018, and the wrestling world is ready for Evolution II.
To show just some of the many possibilities that could occur, here is my fantasy booking of Evolution II. I am booking this card with the current champions, but besides that, everything else is on the table.
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch—Four Horsewomen Elimination Match
What better way to properly utilize Sasha Banks than fulfilling this long-anticipated four-way? These women are universally considered trailblazers of the women’s division and deserve to be celebrated. They also deserve the main event of this hypothetical show. If HHH is truly dedicated to giving the fans what they want, he will do whatever possible to book this dream match. The Four Horsewomen are already solidified as WWE icons, and having this contest at Evolution II would be a fitting celebration of their legacy. The in-ring competition would be incredible, and the build of the match could provide compelling programming for weeks before and after. Having this match as non-title leaves an even bigger collision for the foursome at a future WrestleMania for championship gold.
Bianca Belair vs. Rhea Ripley—RAW Women’s Championship Match
This match is the present and future of the women’s division. These two competitors have already created memorable moments in their brief encounters, and a spotlight match on this card is exactly what they deserve. Both women hold high standing with Levesque, and a championship match between the two is a certainty in the future of Triple H’s WWE.
Liv Morgan vs. Naomi—Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
As much as I love the Boss-n-Glow Connection, having Naomi return as a member of The Bloodline would be a major move. There have been rumblings that new management is well into talks with Naomi and Banks to return, a move that needs to happen. The former tag team champions walked out because of the head-scratching booking of their division, and HHH is the right person to remedy the issues that caused the disruption. In the meantime of their hiatus, Liv has broken out as a star and standout champion on SmackDown. Morgan is well-deserving of a big stage like this, and Liv vs. Naomi would be an excellent match for Evolution II.
Meiko Satomura vs. Asuka—NXT UK Championship Match
I can think of no better match for the NXT UK champion than fellow Japanese legend Asuka. Both women have been dominant in their respective NXT reigns and throughout their respective careers. Satomura and Asuka have faced each other in several high-profile matches while competitors in Japan, and renewing their rivalry for the WWE audience would result in a certified dream match.
Iyo Sky & Dakota Kai vs. Bella Twins—Tag Team Championship Match
The return of Dakota Kai and the main roster debut of Iyo Sky at SummerSlam made a huge impact and proves HHH’s dedication to raising the status of female wrestling in the company. Since there are currently no official women tag team champions, I have decided to put the belts on the newly formed team of Sky and Kai (has a nice ring to it). Fans have been clamoring for a Bella Twins return, and this would be an exciting way to do so. The babyface Bellas would be extremely over as they face the brash and talented duo of Sky and Kai.
Kairi vs. Jaime Hayter—IWGP Women’s Championship Match
What’s the point of fantasy booking if you don’t have anything fantastical? Inter-promotional matches have become more and more common in wrestling, and Triple H should walk his talent through that door. With the recent announcement that STARDOM and New Japan Pro Wrestling will combine to crown an IWGP Women’s Champion for the first time in history, Kairi is a clear top contender. The new title is reportedly going to have a strong presence in the United States, and having Kairi as the first champion provides fans with a known name and world-class competitor. As for Hayter, there is no doubt that we will see more AEW and WWE talent switching companies. Hayter is a competitor that WWE likely has their eyes on, and could make the switch.
Ronda Rousey vs. Shayna Baszler—Fight Pit Match
Two MMA bad-asses locking horns in the first-ever female fight pit match in WWE history would be awesome. Having more extreme matches featuring women competitors is a way that Triple H could break perceived differences between male and female athletes.
Trish Stratus & Lita & Mickie James & Melina vs. Cora Jade & Roxanne Perez & Nikkita Lyons & Tiffany Stratton
Team legend versus team future would be an exciting way to showcase the different generations of female talent in WWE. A feud between these women would be an excellent experience for the younger athletes, and a great way to show appreciation for the women that paved the way for their opportunities.
What possible matches would you like to see at Evolution II? Comment below!