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Torrie & Michelle vs. The IIconics Almost Happened at Evolution
By Ninja Balenciaga
Torrie Wilson has revealed that she was originally supposed to face Billie Kay and Peyton Royce in a tag match at the all-women’s WWE Evolution pay-per-view in October 2018.
The former WWE Diva would have teamed with Michelle McCool for the match but WWE changed their plans and decided to have all four women compete in a Battle Royal instead.
Wilson said on Lilian Garcia’s ‘Chasing Glory’ podcast:
“They [WWE] had called me months before and asked if I would want to [compete at Evolution] and I said I would love to but I really want to be in a match, and I had pitched a match against The IIconics. It was gonna happen and then they decided they didn’t want it to happen. I got all excited, I was ready to go train here in Orlando, and for whatever reasons creatively it didn’t happen.”
She joked that, after getting involved in some in-ring action in the Battle Royal, the tag match might not have been a good idea anyway.
“Even when I only took two moves, I was like ‘Man, it’s probably a good thing I didn’t have that match!'”
Missed opportunity! That would've been a cute match.
Another Former Champion Coming Out Of Retirement To Wrestle At WWE Evolution?
By Eva Flair
It looks like former WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool will also be returning to the ring for the first-ever all-women's Evolution pay-per-view on October 28 in Long Island.
A graphic for McCool's Evolution appearance was shown on screens at the Barclays Center last night before the WWE NXT "Takeover: Brooklyn IV" event, according to PWInsider. As noted, another graphic displayed was for WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus vs. RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss. That match broke on the internet and WWE later officially announced it for Evolution.
There's no word yet on who McCool will be facing at Evolution but this would be her second match in 2018 as she came out of retirement back in January for the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match. She officially retired back in 2011.
Other names being advertised for Evolution are WWE Hall of Famer Lita, WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix (who may be on commentary), SmackDown Women's Champion Carmella, Asuka, Nia Jax, Ember Moon, Natalya, Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Shayna Baszler, Bayley, Sasha Banks and new NXT Women's Champion Kairi Sane. The following matches are set to take place:
* The finals of the 2018 Mae Young Classic
* RAW Women's Title match
* SmackDown Women's Title match
* NXT Women's Title match
* NXT UK Women's Title match
* Bliss vs. Stratus