Alexa Bliss vs. Trish Stratus Announced for WWE Evolution 2018

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 19, 2018

Alexa Bliss gestures in the ring during the WWE show at Zenith Arena on may 09, 2017 in Lille, France. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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WWE added a Hall of Famer to the all-women's Evolution pay-per-view.

The company announced Saturday that Raw women's champion Alexa Bliss will face off with Trish Stratus. It's unclear if Bliss' title will be on the line; she's wrestling Ronda Rousey for the belt at SummerSlam on Sunday.

The announcement may inadvertently spoil the result of the SummerSlam match, since it seems unlikely WWE would have the Raw champion either wrestle in a non-title match or put the championship on the line against a returning legend.

Taking the Raw Women's Championship out of the equation, Bliss vs. Stratus should be a lot of fun.

Bliss is one of the most entertaining performers in the WWE women's division, and Stratus showed at the 2018 Royal Rumble match she can still go in the ring. She competed in the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match, eliminating Natalya and Mickie James before Sasha Banks dumped her over the top rope.

The fact that WWE is running an all-women's pay-per-view speaks to the depth of female talent both in WWE and NXT. But the event is a perfect opportunity to have past stars such as Stratus come back. Evolution can serve as both a showcase for the current roster and a nod to the women who laid the groundwork.

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Evolution is more than two months out (Oct. 28), yet it's already shaping up to be a night to remember.

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