Alexa Bliss Reveals How She Learned About 'Evolution' Match With Trish Stratus

Just before NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV went live, news broke of Alexa Bliss and WWE Hall of Famer [...]

Just before NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV went live, news broke of Alexa Bliss and WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus being booked to fight at Evolution. However, Bliss was never informed on WWE decision and had to find out the same way fans did: Twitter.

In a video for WWE, Bliss discussed the moment she learned about her match with the 7-time Women's Champion.

"I found out like everyone else did on Twitter, which is pretty cool," Bliss said. "I was really excited and surprised because I love Trish. I always watched Trish growing up and I wasn't able to get in the ring with anyone during the Royal Rumble, so I'm really excited to have this opportunity."

It originally looked like Bliss vs. Stratus was accidentally leaked as a few fans attending TakeOver caught the promotional poster. Even more, Bliss appeared without her Raw Women's Championship—an early indication she'd be losing to Ronda Rousey the next day. But just before the news took off, WWE made things official on their own Twitter account.

Bliss did go on to lose to Rousey, but it was a result that shocked no one. However, by nabbing a match with an icon of women's wrestling, we'll bet Bliss regards this weekend as a fair trade.

Stratus' return is hard to overstate. While we did see her at the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble, few would have anticipated she'd be in an actual match later this year. At 42-years old, Stratus looked to be in great physical condition at the Rumble, so it's fair to expect a solid match between her and Bliss. It will be interesting to see how much WWE build to their clash and if Stratus will get involved ina Raw storyline. WWE has almost two months to get things lined up for the history-making volution pay-per-view. Here is their official statement regarding Bliss vs. Stratus:

As if WWE Evolution, the groundbreaking all-women's pay-per-view, wasn't already historic enough, Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss will face seven-time Women's Champion Trish Stratus in what is sure to be a match for the ages.

The Goddess, who is set to defend her Raw Women's Championship against Ronda Rousey at SummerSlam, will battle the WWE Hall of Famer for the first time at the pay-per-view event set for Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7 ET/4 PT. Not only will this be Bliss and Stratus' first match against each other, but it will also mark Stratus' first match since competing in the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble Match earlier this year.

WWE Evolution will stream live on WWE Network, featuring women's championship matches from Monday Night Raw, SmackDown LIVE, NXT and NXT UK, as well as the final of the second annual Mae Young Classic 2018.