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WWE Evolution POOR TICKET SALES?! Seth Rollins INJURED?! | WrestleTalk News Sept. 2018

August 20, 2019

Hello and welcome to the WrestleTalk News,
I am a returning Luke Owen – back from my honeymoon to the Great White North. Where
I saw some mountains, swam in a glacial lake and ate an untold amount of Poutine. Seriously,
congrats Canada that is a fine little dish you have right there. Chips and gravy is very
British, but those cheese curds are a lovely touch. And if you want to welcome me back home in
person, you can do so at Wrestling Media Con this coming weekend in Manchester, England!
Not only will myself, Oli and El Fakidor Laurie Blake face off against Cultaholic live on
stage, we’ll also be a part of Internet Darlings 2 with Brian Zane from Wrestling
Wregret and Maffew of Botch-A-Mania fame. Get your tickets now using the link in the
video description below. And you can guarantee that we won’t need
to be replaced by Renee Young, which Jonathan Coachman was on commentary for last night’s
Raw. BACK OF THE NET WITH THAT SEGUE. I’ve still got it, never left me, son. Unlike the last time Young replaced Coachman
for commentary – which was hyped as historic on social media – this was out of the blue
and just happened. Which was quite nice, actually. And WrestlingInc are reporting that the reason
Coachman wasn’t on Raw last night was because he’s filming for the Golf Channel at the
WinStar World Casino in Oklahoma today. Which means he wasn’t around for the announcement
that Lita will be once again returning to a WWE ring at Evolution in October – this
time to face off against Alexa Bliss’ bestie Mickie James. This is the second official
match announced for Evolution, following on from Bliss vs. Trish Stratus which was revealed
just before Summerslam. The NXT and NXT UK Women’s Championships will be defended on
the show, along with the finals of the Mae Young Classic 2 – which we won’t spoil here.
The Smackdown Women’s Championship will also be defended and it’s believed that
Nikki Bella will challenge Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship. But there are some reports about the ticket
sales for Evolution that don’t scream ‘good news’. Following on from All In selling
out its 10,000 seats in Chicago in half an hour, and Ring of Honor and New Japan’s
G1 Special from Madison Square Garden selling out quicker than Vince McMahon dialling the
venue’s phone number to try and get the show cancelled, the Wrestling Observer are
reporting the total opposite for Evolution. The show is being held at the Nassau Coliseum
in New York, and tickets went on sale last week. However according to Dave Meltzer, “They
didn’t sell out and tickets remain in every price category.” The event is set up for
just under 11,000 and Meltzer adds that it will likely sell out or at least come close
but, “it’s notable for all the hype that this was not the giant success out of the
gate that most PPV shows are these days, and virtually all would be in the New York market.”
Meltzer also notes in the Observer that while the advance ticket sales are good for WWE’s
Super Show Down from Melbourne, Australia, it’s, “not at the level of selling out
without papering.” One of the big matches for that show will
be a giant six-man tag between The Shield against Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler and
Drew McIntyre. However one sixth of that line-up might now be in question. On last night’s Raw in the closing angle
of the show, The Shield were attacked by Strowman, MacInDolph and the heel Raw roster including
Authors of Pain, Kevin Owens, Jinder Mahal and a wild Drew Gulak and a rare Mike Kanneillis
appearance. During the melee, Rollins was thrown off the stage into a police van that
The Shield entered the arena in. Some eagled eyed viewers might have then noticed that
Rollins’ arm went through the van’s window and was bleeding profusely. While this could
have been a planned spot, the commentators didn’t make mention of it and no replays
were shown – with the cameras trying hard to not show the blood. At the time of recording there has been no
official word on Rollins’ health, but pointed out that there was a similar accident
on an episode of WCW Monday Nitro with Goldberg – which put him on the injured list for five
months. For those keeping score, that would be February next year. Keep supporting indie wrestling by buying
your tickets for Wrestling Media Con this weekend by clicking the image on screen right
now! I’ve been Luke Owen and that was wrestling.

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  • Reply Sachin Bajrangi September 5, 2018 at 11:37 am

    How is WWE suppose to sell out a ppv event when they have only released two matches. The fans are interested in the match ups and there are plenty available, so release them

  • Reply Travis Smith September 5, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Now is the time for WWE to pump all they can into evolution, but they're more concerned with the Australian event coming up prior to it. They need some issues for this show. Need some tags, singles, cages, hardcores, or something to give this event some substance. Hopefully they do.. I can't see them sinking money into a ppv that doesn't have some success. But then again how often has this event really been mentioned?

  • Reply Ash September 5, 2018 at 11:42 am

    Not surprised at the poor ticket sales. Knew that was gonna happen when they mentioned the Evolution ppv on that Raw lol

  • Reply chris cjsjwkwma September 5, 2018 at 11:48 am

    I wonder why evolution isn't selling well look at the matches so far lol

  • Reply Ruben H September 5, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Seth was sacrificed to get Roman Reigns over.

  • Reply Roger Jones September 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Poutine is AWESOME!!!

  • Reply The Lying Triangle September 5, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    No I am Luke Owen

  • Reply vAnnoying September 5, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    I’m not watching raw if Seth Rollins ain’t there like if agree

  • Reply king Ze2us September 5, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Huhh wwe you suck

  • Reply Turtle Shell September 5, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Honestly if Ronda vs Nikki is the championship match then I'd throw my ticket in the trash.

  • Reply Cody Prickett September 5, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    God I cant do another 5 or 6 month seth Rollins injury again

  • Reply Retro Kid Icekat September 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    WWE Evolution all the men would take a toilet break and jerk off to the female wrestlers after watching them for abit!

  • Reply stickemup1275 September 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Well their booking so far for this ppv is horrendous

  • Reply XMetalMatter Rammstein September 5, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    The Shield comes back. A member gets injured and is out of action for months. This seems like a trend.

  • Reply Money maker NSE-BSE September 5, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    What evolution didn't sell out? I mean it's strictly competition! No bra and panties matches no lingerie what the hall how is it possible???

  • Reply estebanlaze September 5, 2018 at 3:32 pm


  • Reply Revolution Nexus September 5, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Apparently, the world doesn't deserve the shield

  • Reply pvanganimare September 5, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Wow. So according to WWE, it's the first time ever in women's history that women are commenting and announcing sports.

    So basketball, soccer, tennis…. the Olympic never EVER ALLOWED women to do that lol.

  • Reply pvanganimare September 5, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Wow, so according to wwe, it's the first time ever in women's history that women has their own show dedicated JUST TO WOMEN. Womens evolution baebae lol.

    Ignore women's tennis, soccer and the Olympics lol.

  • Reply Zane Iqbal September 5, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Is he actually badly injured or will he be alright to be back raw next couple of weeks
    Rollins made raw in my opinion

  • Reply Rick Harmon September 5, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Im expecting Evolution to be the worst rated ppv ever. I understand WWE is becoming woke but there is zero reason to alienate the biggest part of your audience to have an all women ppv. What the ladies are doing is good in most cases so why do this? Just keep booking a lot of matches for regular ppv with the girls and all is well. When this is the worst of all time business wise itll prove my point. Theres no need to be so woke stop falling victim ti that cancer.

  • Reply Th3mpz September 5, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Are Kurt Angle return to become part of the Shield again?

  • Reply Daniel Camacho September 5, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Sasha banks vs lita would helped sell tix who the hell wants to see mickie james vs lita

  • Reply Elister Jay September 5, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    This is why they shouldn't have The Shield back this soon to begin with smh I can't help but feel annoyed knowing that this could have been avoided if they weren't trying so hard to get Roman over as a face of the company

  • Reply Jamal Prewitt September 5, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Maybe God himself has had enough of the Shield reunions.

  • Reply shiraaz moosa September 5, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    If Kelly Kelly returns for evolution then I would prefer if she was booked against Lana or Carmella or that Mexican girl(I forgot her name)

  • Reply Will Zimmermann September 5, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    They need to put the female tag belts on the Bella's or Ronda & Asuka

  • Reply Will Zimmermann September 5, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    If wwe ever has the balls to make purple cruiser weight tag belts and pink or yellow tag belts for females and nXt perfromers strictly could make wwe a nice profit in replica toy belt sales and inspiring future female competitors and please bring back the European title exclusive to raw or smackdown and then the champion gives the uk champ a shot for tv time on the USA network or at the Australian live event

  • Reply Dan White September 5, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Cheeky primus t shirt in the honey moon photos

  • Reply Crow Quill September 5, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    It's a all woman PPV , which wether we want to admit it or not , is a very niche market.

  • Reply Marcus Joyner September 5, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I thought lita had a career ending injury.

  • Reply Manny Williams September 5, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Sorry to say but I don’t care for women’s wrestling… sorry ??‍♂️

  • Reply Lucien Hicks September 5, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    All In sold out in 30 minutes. WWE are papering shows. I fucking love it.

  • Reply CARNEL STUDIOS September 5, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    evAAAloution ? (first two menations) LOL its evolution!! ?????? (joke)

  • Reply Terry Masters September 6, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Ticket sales for Evolution would be a lot better if there were enough matchups that we actually care about. I am not interested in seeing Nikki Bella being handed a title shot that she has not earned just to improve ratings for her stupid "reality" show.

  • Reply Enrico anderson September 6, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Nobody wanna see them non wrestling bitches wwe whack as fuck weak ass Roman as champ wtf

  • Reply kevin rapley September 6, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Of the tickets sold, there are currently 2,183 tickets available on StubHub for Evolution.

  • Reply Bill Blass September 6, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Evolution is gonna be crap, not tryin to be sexist, especially if Rousey vs Nikki Bella is main event

  • Reply VALERIE ARSENEAULT September 6, 2018 at 1:53 am

    Try booking some men,Two or three matches like the girl s get on a regular show,World Title,Undertaker and i think there doing Daniel Bree vs Miz maryse?But there's not enough good and over girls ,That's why there bringing in Names, Charlotte,Natty Rhonda,Trish Lita,I think Lita Mickey will be great, Mickey s right up there with Charlotte Asuka probably the top five best actual Wrestlers Sasha too,She should fight Asuka

  • Reply miradude11 September 6, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Is anyone really surprised the Evolution isn't selling like mad? It's easy to see it's not about showcasing the women of wrestling's skills. It's WWE saying "Look how much we respect our women". Evolution is being advertised as a "Celebration of Women's Wrestling" or sports entertainment or whatever. Unfortunately this will probably end up like every big show they have put together. The finals of the Mae Young Classic has a good chance of being match of the night. This show should be showcasing the best of all the brand's women's division.

    If it were me, I would make the main focus be the best of the women in WWE. Matches involving Charolette, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Bayley, Asuka. Kairi Sane, Io Shirai and more mixed with the women legends like Trish and Lita. And the rest of the women that aren't the best or those that haven't really had time to shine could be in a Battle Royal and the winner gets a title shot for their respective brand at the next ppv. Just as a general Idea

    But WWE is not going to focus on the women themselves. They are going to focus on the idea of women's wrestling. Though they have improved no one watches a Bella's match and goes "That was amazing".

    Stephanie McMahon prances around saying "The fans put an end to 30 second women's matches." Yea now we get 1-5 minutes with multiple ad breaks on live tv and we're lucky if they get 10 minutes on a ppv. Which is better than 30 seconds but If you really want your women to put on a fantastic match you have to give them time. I truly feel that if given a bit more time Asuka v Charolette at WM34 could have been a 5 star match. The match was great but it felt like the end came out of no where. I wished they could have shown the two reversing or breaking out of the finishers a couple times before the finish. But it seems like the women of WWE are just viewed as an afterthought it seems. That or something to boost their PR.

    I would love to be wrong. I hope WWE uses this chance to get their first 5 star quality women's match. But with WWE's track record, I dont like the odds.

  • Reply GLMR KLLS September 6, 2018 at 5:10 am

    I guess Dean heel turn will be postponed

  • Reply Charles Sandborgh September 6, 2018 at 5:14 am

    2 types of female characters, the snobby bitch or the crowd pandering face… Wow such personality depth

  • Reply SightseerLounge September 6, 2018 at 5:44 am

    WWE should sweeten the deal with Evolution. Smackdown and Raw Women's Tag Championships would be a nice way to spice things up a bit!

  • Reply MikeGlasses September 6, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Announce Bayley vs Sasha for Evolution already

  • Reply Liberty Prime September 6, 2018 at 6:24 am

    I am not exactly surprised Evolution has low ticket sales. There are enough women and story lines to make maybe 3 good matches. There are some great women talent in wwe sure but not enough to support a ppv on its own.

  • Reply brandon September 6, 2018 at 6:34 am

    Would love for OSW to go to that panel, but they're irish fuckers.

  • Reply charles Meekins September 6, 2018 at 7:10 am

    why in the hell would they have lita vs mj and not trish vs mj which is a bigger and more important match, i though the only reason it was alexa and trish was because mj was injured

  • Reply William Ogden September 6, 2018 at 8:36 am

    I'm not saying sexy women are needed to make a good product. That's fine but if you decide you don't want to go that route because you think it's disrespectful or something, it means that you need to put in work to make sure every other aspect is on point that much more. WWE isn't doing that and they sometimes give off the impression that they're clueless or they don't really know what they're doing. Poor or nonexistent gimmicks, storylines/angles that seemingly go nowhere, repeating the same matches for weeks in a row, shoddy camera work where they switch views every couple of seconds, etc.

  • Reply Tritian September 6, 2018 at 9:45 am

    wow…. that is the neckiest of neckbeards that ive ever seen lol

  • Reply Kane Pettit September 6, 2018 at 9:56 am

    So he is gonna be out for a cut??

  • Reply Mervyn Graham September 6, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Seriously how is anyone surprised that WWE Evolution is having poor sales when you look at how bad the first two matches are and they won't be doing the matches people want to see. Four Horse Women vs Four Horse Women as the main event. You can tell they'll be bussing in people with free tickets. Nothing against the modern women but Lita vs Asuka would've been a better match and no one wants to watch the Bella's.

  • Reply MistarZtv - Evolve, DbD & Titanfall September 6, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Ugh I almost don't wanna watch Evolution because of the bellas. XD

  • Reply MistarZtv - Evolve, DbD & Titanfall September 6, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Please don't bring back Coachman.

  • Reply MistarZtv - Evolve, DbD & Titanfall September 6, 2018 at 11:01 am

    With how poor WWE has been writing the majority of women's division since 2017 are we really that surprised though?

  • Reply DCS tv September 6, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Dude its just blood his arm aint broke

  • Reply Meaghan September 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I swear the shield are cursed 🙁

  • Reply Tustin Cyphert September 6, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Rollins was bloody and Ambrose looked like he was having a seizure.

  • Reply Jay Radano September 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Jesus , U and Ollie have the same exact voice I think.

  • Reply Spooker Red Menace September 6, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    glad you enjoyed the Commonwealth, WOOOOOOOO! my home land Canada! you said you went to the west coast.. ya its most beautiful

  • Reply ShadowEspionage360 September 6, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Yup, couple lacerations. He'll probably need stitches. I highly doubt he'll be away long(if at all) though.

  • Reply Bronx Born 53 September 6, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    The wrestling GODS are trying to send a message to stop trying to use the shield to get Roman cheered and over to Vince senile ass by 1st Roman getting sick, then Ambrose being injured and out of action for a couple months, and now potentially Rollins could be out for a significant amount of time which is sad because Seth finally started rolling hot as a babyface with the work he put in these past couple of months and what WWE do, tarnish his run by aligning the shield up again to protect this fool Roman Reigns from being boo’d smh.I truly hope Seth is good to go and should be a sign to Vince senile ass that it’s a gift and a curse trying to keep putting shield back together when we know the real reason why and the wrestling GODS.Shit look like it’s becoming a curse lol.

  • Reply See What I Did There? September 6, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Bringing back legendary but rusty performers to face new hot main attractions screams fake. No storylines. Just sheer watch what happens next fuckery. Who would want those tickets? I sure don't and I love women's wrestling.

  • Reply ENDERPUNK2K20 YT September 6, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Hey im from Oklahoma anyone else

  • Reply Daniel Endres September 6, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    the matches for Evolution so far arent good and the ones expected are even worse. Nikki Bella vs Ronda Rousey????

  • Reply johnsos9 September 6, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Lmfao! I guess people really don’t give a damn about this forced divas bullshit.

  • Reply Lort Fupa September 6, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Everytime The Shield reforms a member is injured i swear

  • Reply Anthony Clark September 6, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    I knew this All Ladies PPV was a little too soon for WWE fans as a whole. We'll see what happens.

  • Reply Yousef Alamer September 6, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Get woke go broke

  • Reply Th3 Envy p September 6, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    All woman ppv failing? No way! ?

  • Reply marcus813 September 6, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Rollins' accident isn't quite the same as Goldberg's, but I'm still scared for the former's health. I hope he'll be OK.

  • Reply Brains Strowman September 7, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Ronda rousey vs nikki bella who tf would want to see that you cant pay me to watch that cause i wasnt going to watch evoulution ever since they had their male wrestlers promoting the ppv on raw like they were so excited

  • Reply Muhammad Smith September 7, 2018 at 2:07 am

    WWE hype up their women's wrestlers way more than they actually are. They force their HISTORIC FIRST EVER's instead of just letting the women go and have good matches, good rivalries and make their championships mean something

  • Reply Jackson.Lehman September 7, 2018 at 2:44 am

    Have Jason Jordan replace Seth. Then when Rollins returns have Jason turn on him

  • Reply Alex B September 7, 2018 at 4:25 am

    Luke looks more buff, i dig it. Big bad booty daddy lol

  • Reply Michelle September 7, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Female wrestlers are not taken seriously because of how WWE have portrayed them – ditzy, having affairs with male wrestlers and the boss, screaming at each other during matches, doing degrading stuff like mud-wrestling and having to act like b*tches to each other to get noticed. This is how WWE thinks women act like in real life. OMG.

  • Reply John Stark September 7, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Get Woke, Go Broke

  • Reply ShaunTheCHB September 7, 2018 at 8:05 am

    I attribute to just a very underwhelming card. WWE has not really gone out of their way to put exciting matches on Evolution. Trish vs Biscuit Butt is average excitement at best, the ones who are most excited are horny teens, Lita vs Mickie has some excitement but not alot and who the blazes wants to see Nikki against Ronda? WWE's whole hype for the show is that it's a women's PPV. That's it. That's apparently supposed to be the key draw.

    So far I personally find the card that is advertised to be very meh. I don't care about Evolution and probably won't watch unless WWE really starts kicking the card up to scratch. Booking some exciting bouts and actually hyping them on the network will draw more excitement. Just hyping the whole "women's movement" and all that crap won't be enough to draw.

  • Reply George Kroll September 7, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Kurt Angle will take Seth Rollins place, and join the shield. Then when Rollins comes back there will be 4 shield members.

  • Reply Darkside780 September 7, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Rollins and Omega are the two best performers in the world. May we keep them safe. Please. I can’t handle anymore Cenas and Roman’s.

  • Reply Jamie Vandermaas September 7, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Maybe they shouldn't hold Evolution in a rat infested, dump of an arena. It's almost like Vince wants it to fail.

  • Reply James Rossi September 7, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Eev ah lution .

  • Reply cody greenly September 7, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    They can't push Roman through the shield if a shield member keeps getting injured

  • Reply Death'sHead September 7, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Every time Renee talked i kept saying "shut up meg."

  • Reply Darren Cole September 7, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    that shield angle was pointless so close to super show why have Rollins take a bump like that

  • Reply BLooDMisT003 September 7, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    No surprise …as long as roman is in the company, ticket sales will be lesser than expected

  • Reply Gucci Malcs September 7, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Nobody wants tickets to a politicized all women’s pay per view? Imagine that it’s almost like people don’t want things shoved down their throat.

  • Reply Tyler Valentine September 7, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    I was gonna go to Evolution but all the good tickets were gone before the presale I tried.

  • Reply Raja Soomro September 7, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Vince having nightmares about MSG NJPW ROH IMPACTWRESTLING n the list goes on All in

  • Reply Clinton Lawrence September 7, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Ive been waiting for the shield reunion and if seth is injured im takeing a 1month break from raw

  • Reply Robert Montgomery September 7, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Love renee on commentary

  • Reply supergluehotty September 7, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Dammit why so many bumps that ambulence spot was kill a man insane. He didnt need to go that hard.

  • Reply Thairishlife 55 September 8, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Hardly surprising. The internet fans who jizz over womens wrestling are, in fact, just a very vocal minority.

  • Reply DefiantBoris September 8, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    I hope a truck of peace visits Mediacon.

  • Reply Richard Paz September 8, 2018 at 5:50 pm


  • Reply Justin Barrett September 10, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Gotta do some situps, my man.

  • Reply damien251 September 11, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    You mean we don't wanna watch an all women's wrestling event? I'm so shocked lol

  • Reply Beth White September 13, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    I would LOVE to go to Evolution, but can't due to work and travel issues in October. But I will be watching and cheering for all my favorite female superstars!

  • Reply Mark miller September 14, 2018 at 3:09 am

    I think it would’ve sold better in another state.

  • Reply Juan Jose Sanchez October 2, 2018 at 3:30 am

    Get woke, go broke

  • Reply DSB_IV October 29, 2018 at 4:47 am

    So much for Evolution having poor ticket sales… The house was packed

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