Is there a better way to debut a pro wrestling blog than going to a live show? If there is, I can’t think of one.
Pro Wrestling:EVE is a local-ish promotion to me (the Resistance Gallery, where they have most of their shows, is about an hour’s tube ride away), and I’d attended a panel featuring some of the people involved at Nine Worlds 2018. If WWE and Stephanie McMahon like to claim a lot of the credit for giving women’s wrestling the legitimacy it has today, it’s promotions like EVE who are actually working at the coalface doing the hard work. Sure, WWE putting on shows like Evolution a) isn’t nothing and b) simply wouldn’t have been viable without WWE putting a lot of groundwork in to develop their women’s division over a number of years and create new, credible stars.