During NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV's pre-show WWE ran an advertisement on the local monitors that appeared to carry significant spoilers for SummerSlam's Raw Women's Championship match and the female exclusive pay-per-view Evolution.
Per the graphic, it looks like the history-making October 28 event will see Alexa Bliss take on a returning Trish Stratus. Even more in their tale-of-the-tape photo, Bliss was missing the Raw Women's Championship — an early indication that she'll be losing to Ronda Rousey at SummerSlam.
Spoiler Alert:August 18, 2018
Rousey's victory on Sunday is assumed, but as Roman Reigns learned at WrestleMania and the Greatest Royal Rumble, sometimes the obvious is guaranteed. The Evolution advertisement is just another piece of evidence that points to Rousey leaving Brooklyn with WWE gold.
Stratus' return, provided it happens, will universally please WWE fans. The WWE Hall of Famer last graced a WWE ring in January during the Women's Royal Rumble, where the 42-year old looked so great that fans began speculating on a potential return to action. And it looks like that's happening.
The pairing of Bliss and Stratus is oddly on time considering Bliss just told The Mirror that Stratus would be her number one pick for a match at Evolution.
"Trish Stratus, because I watched her when I was growing up and was one person I would love to get in the ring with. I always watched her and think it would be fun to be in the ring with her," said Bliss.
Stratus vs. Bliss is guranteed to garner attention ahead of the history-making Evolution show. Here's WWE's official press release on the event:
On Monday Night Raw, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon announced the formation of WWE Evolution, a groundbreaking all-women's exclusive pay-per-view event that will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. ET from NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York.
The event will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view around the world, featuring Women's Championship Matches from Monday Night Raw, SmackDown LIVE, NXT and NXT UK, as well as the finals of the all-women's tournament, Mae Young Classic 2018
Every woman on the roster will be on hand, including Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Carmella, Nia Jax and Asuka, as well as WWE Hall of Famers and Legends Trish Stratus, Lita and many more