Ticket sales for WWE’s upcoming all-women event, Evolution, are reportedly low and are said to be the weakest sales for a WWE event in a while.
According to Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, ticket sales haven’t completely flopped, but they are weaker than expected. He said that these sales are reportedly the lowest for any WWE pay-per-view event in a while. The event sold 7,000 tickets, and about 2,400 of them went to scalpers, which Meltzer said he “wouldn’t call bad.”
“The building will probably end up full when all is said and done; but, it’s not nearly as hot a ticket as I expected it to be and the secondary market is not strong at all,” he said in the newsletter. “It’s much lower than most pay-per-views. I thought it would be because of a heavy push – I thought it would be bigger and in fact, that’s not the case. It’s not a hot ticket at all.”
WWE Evolution will be the first-ever women’s only pay-per-view in WWE history. The event, which will feature several female stars, is set to be held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on October 28 and will be streamed live on the WWE Network. Trish Stratus, WWE Hall of Famer, will face Alexa Bliss, and Hall of Famer Lita will take on rival Mickie James. This will be Stratus’ first match since the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble match earlier this year.
So far, only two matches have been announced, but it has been rumored that RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey will take on Nikki Bella, but nothing has been announced yet. It is expected to feature superstars from the past and present, since the event states that more than 50 women will compete.
On his Conversation With the Big Guy podcast, Ryan Reeves, known as Ryback, voiced his opinion regarding the pay-per-view event.
“Are any men allowed on the show whatsoever in any capacity? No, good for them,” Ryback said. “I think it’s cool for the women of the past. They had done most of the leg work in this so they were the ones who had to deal with all of the limited opportunities. It is because of all of them, and because of WWE and how they ran things. It’s great. There is nothing bad to say about it and a good opportunity for the women to make a pay day on a Network pay-per-view.”