While there’s been nothing official on the subject from WWE, continued reports point to a women’s wrestling tournament coming to WWE Network in some form during 2017. A recent report from PWInsider provides a few more details about a show that sounds like the successor to the Cruiserweight Classic (CWC), at least in terms of bringing in numerous independent & international talents and giving them exposure and a shot at a longer-term contract with the company.
Plans called for the show some are tentatively calling the “Women’s Classic” to film in early 2017 at Full Sail Live, where NXT tapes and the CWC was held. While the venue hasn’t been reserved for specific dates, some talent WWE plans to use reportedly were told to report to the Performance Center during the first week of January.
As to who will take part in the tourney, several performers who’ve received extended tryouts in the past have been contacted. Names Insider specifically mentions include former Chikara Grand champion Kimber Lee, Heidi Lovelace, Nixon Newell and Evie. NXT talent like Deonna Purrazzo and Rachel Ellering are also being discussed, although the report clarifies no one has been signed for the tournament as of yet.
Until we get something more concrete from WWE itself, take all this under the usual umbrella of “plans subject to change”. But where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire, so I think it’s safe to have some fun dreaming about the field and fantasy booking some storylines!
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