Yes it can.
I have to slaves that listen on esp-now and resend the packet over Wi-Fi.
You have to make sure esp-now is on the same channel as Wi-Fi.
When the masters scan for slaves they need to match the slaves channel.
Works well. I used espurino on a non Wi-Fi led project and its awesome. Wish I could do all my projects on it. But I went to the esp32 soly for esp-now and sensor touch.