• “It was almost set up to fail” – Mickie James On A 2018 PPV
Former WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James was interviewed by WrestlingInc, where she claimed that WWE set up the Evolution 2018 PPV, which was the first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view in history, to fail on purpose.
This PPV ended up being the least successful WWE pay-per-view ever, and that’s why WWE didn’t do another one again.
Here’s what the wife of current NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis had to say about the 2018 event:
“It was only really promoted for a month. The matches weren’t even announced but a week or two before. There was zero promotion or marketing.
It was almost set up to fail, if there was as much energy and focus put into it as perhaps some of the other events, and made and highlighted how monumental this actually is, perhaps that wouldn’t be true.”
At WWE Evolution 2018, Trish Stratus & Lita defeated Mickie James & Alicia Fox in a Tag Team match. You can watch a clip from this match below:
Mickie will now produce NWA’s all-women’s PPV, which will happen in late August.
WATCH: Mickie James Kisses Melina:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 14, 1985) – WWF All American Wrestling
On this day in 1985, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All American Wrestling’.
It included pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments and featured the 1985 WWF Superstars.
The card can be found right here:
Killer Bees vs. Barry O & Terry Gibbs
Uncle Elmer vs. A.J. Petruzzi
WWF Update – Macho Man Randy Savage
Wenonah Little Heart vs. Spider Lady
Ricky Steamboat vs. Magnificent Muraco
The Body Shop – Terry Funk
Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik vs. Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo for the Tag Team Championship
Jack Reynolds interviews Hulk Hogan & Paul Orndorff July 21, 1985:
George Steele & Junk Yard Dog vs. Steve Lombardi & Gino Carabello
Leaping Lanny Poffo vs. Mr. X
Terry Funk vs. Paul Roma
Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Brutus Beefcake
King Kong Bundy vs. Tony Garea – match joined in progress (MSG)
Piper’s Pit – Macho Man Randy Savage
British Bulldogs vs. Barry O & Dave Barbie
Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Classy Freddie Blassie, Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik