WrestleMania may be the main attraction, but there was other huge news out of Orlando this morning.
According to WWE.com, World Wrestling Entertainment has announced their first annual women’s wrestling tournament this summer that will feature 32 of the best female competitors on the planet representing 17 countries world wide. The announcement was dropped at a WWE partners summit in Orlando, Florida under the brand of “WWE Reimagined.”
WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque, brought the WWE Universe the news flanked by WWE Raw Women’s Champion Bayley, WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, and NXT Women’s Champion Asuka.
Also on hand was WWE’s Chief Branding Officer Stephanie McMahon who took to Twitter to share the news, and her enthusiasm for the upcoming competition.
Today @WWE‘s Business Partner Summit, @itsBayleyWWE @AlexaBliss_WWE & @WWEAsuka announced the 1st ever women’s tourney coming this Summer! pic.twitter.com/PxKKwcfRGW
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 1, 2017
While the participation of all three champions is unknown at this time, the announcement excites fans of the WWE Universe and sports entertainment in general. Many of whom have been clamoring for this long rumored event coming off the heels of both the United Kingdom tournament and the Cruiserweight Classic.
A start date will be coming in the near future, so stay tuned to monkeysfightingrobots.com for all your WWE updates.