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Triple H doesn’t know if women need their own show in WWE right now


During an interview with Muscle & Fitness to promote the Mae Young Classic (which had its first episodes drop today), Triple H was asked if he believes the tournament will lead to something bigger, like, say, 205 Live came from the Cruiserweight Classic.

Yes and no.

How he explained it:

“In some ways, I think the Cruiserweights is a different platform that can have its own distinct individual show. I don't know if the women need that right now.

“The Cruiserweights, they have a match here or there on RAW, and then they have their own division and their own show on 205. With the women, you have opportunities on RAW, you have opportunities on SmackDown, you have opportunities at NXT. Hopefully, over time you'll have opportunities in the U.K. You'll have opportunities in different localized markets. Those are the things, for me, that it begins to spread around.

“I would love for the Mae Young to be this recurring yearly, or whatever it is, this recurring thing that is the opportunity for the girls that are out there grinding, for the girls that are out there working at the little armories and the little places and dreaming about that pot of gold to be able to jump on the rainbow and start to take the ride. And for us to scan around the world every year and say, "Who do we want to look at this year, and give them that opportunity? Who's really improved since last year to take this opportunity? Who's that next level? Who's that next generation of stars?"

“To me, that's where something like the Mae Young Classic becomes a huge opportunity. And if it's my decision, yeah it will be exactly that. An opportunity that keeps coming back over and over.”

It seems to me he’s saying the cruiserweights need their own show whereas the women are presented in such a way on current television programming that they don’t need a separate show. I’m not sure why they can’t have both.

Then again, that could depend on the success (or lack thereof) of the Mae Young Classic.

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