After the Twitter audience got a free concert and the Legends, the pay-per-view (PPV) only portion of Evolution kicked off with the 20 woman battle royal for a future title shot.
And not to shortchange any of the competitors, each got an entrance...
.@Madusa_rocks is here to turn #WWEEvolution ABLAZE!!! pic.twitter.com/g5lAsvj1x5— WWE (@WWE) October 28, 2018
M O L L Y— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) October 28, 2018
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Closing out the intros, the IIconics got to enter with microphones to rundown the host city, Long Island, and the Legends in the field. Which of course led to their being the first two eliminations after the field jumped them at the bell...
Narrator: "The future was far from IIconic."— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) October 28, 2018
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Big spots included a quadruple suplex and a DANCE BREAK for Ivory and Mella, and team-ups and showdowns between Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville, former NXT rivals Ember Moon & Asuka and eventual winner Nia Jax and her cousin Tamina.
Was expecting this to turn into a Right To Censor callback.— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) October 28, 2018
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They almost swerved us at the end when Zelina Vega revealed herself after hiding for most of the match, but she celebrated without noticing her attack on Moon & Jax failed to eliminate either.
Don't celebrate just yet, @Zelina_VegaWWE... #WWEEvolution @NiaJaxWWE pic.twitter.com/lzQPWhf34i— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) October 28, 2018
Order of eliminations:
20. Peyton Royce
19. Billie Kay
18. Molly Holly (by Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)
17. Kelly Kelly (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)
16. Torrie Wilson (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)
15. Sonya Deville (Mandy Rose)
14. Alundra Blayze (Nia Jax)
13. Maria Kanellis (Nia Jax)
12. Lana (Tamina)
11. Mandy Rose (Carmella)
10. Dana Brooke (Ember Moon)
9. Michelle McCool (Ember Moon)
8. Naomi (Tamina)
7. Carmella (Ember Moon)
6. Ivory (Asuka)
5. Asuka (Ember Moon)
4. Tamina (Ember Moon)
3. Zelina Vega (Nia Jax)
2. Ember Moon
When will Nia try to take out Ronda Rousey again, or Nikki Bella for the first time? Stay tuned.
Get complete Evolution results and coverage of the entire card here.