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PWInsider has released a few new details on WWE’s upcoming Women’s Tournament taking place this summer on the WWE Network.

According to the report, the Women’s Tournament will begin taping in July, most likely at Full Sail University (though it should be noted that there is a chance tapings can take place elsewhere) with a plan for 8 – 10 episodes, all ending with a special live finale to take place on Tuesday August 29th.

The 32 women tournament will follow a similar format to that of last year’s Cruiserweight Classic with a focus on the international talents from 17 countries. Current talent participants are already going through the traditional background checks that take place before WWE offers deals as well.

Are you excited for this tournament? Who would you like to see participate? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • ugh it needs to hurry but look what Gail finally said. From saying ”never” to considering it, I’m so happy. I need her vs Asuka
    https://twitter.com/BustedOpenRadio/status/860516307619459072

    • MK126

      As much as id love to see her back in WWE she’d look like the biggest hypocrite if she returned. Bashed WWE up and down the dirt sheets any chance she got and said “i will never return” to now “never say never” cause now they’re treating their division like they should have been from the beginning

      • I don’t think she’d be a hypocrite, that’s how she felt at the time. People opinions are allowed to change.

        • Super Mateo

          She’s not a hypocrite. There are two things helping to heal the mental wound Gail has: time and changes made by the WWE. She has every right to change how she feels about something after a few years.

          Although TNA talents are probably off the table, I would really want to see Madison Rayne participate.

      • Geek God

        No she wouldn’t, times have changed significantly, wwe is currently everything that Gail wanted now

        • MK126

          Exactly the point lol its what SHE wants now. You cant pick and choose when you wanna return to a company (for a second time if she does) when they treated her like an after-thought the first time she returned. Just because the WWE is finally seeing the error in their ways with the women she wants to be apart of the action when she couldn’t even handle it at its lowest point. I understand her frustrations and im a huge fan of hers but for her to do what she did after her release to now saying “never say never but im still loyal to IMPACT” is like ??? cause she knows damn well if HHH or anyone from Talent Relations called her tomorrow her “loyalty” to IMPACT would be gone just as fast as she was in her last battle royal

          • Geek God

            ??????

      • Joe Mendiola

        With Sarah Stock sometimes going on the road as an agent (she’s on the European tour with WWE now), the position of head female trainer at the Performance Center is in a bit of flux. Although I think Mickie James was brought back to be groomed into that position, it would be a good fit for Gail too, especially since she has long ties to Tampa & could easily make a move to Orlando. Other than that & POSSIBLY being a future HOFer, I don’t see Gail back in a WWE ring.

      • Sitinjak

        People change,remember AJ Styles also say about never work with WWE even he never played WWE games.but when Triple H take charge with NXT,everything is change,Triple H see talent and it force Vince to use same method with Hunter,wrestling work become priority instead look.

      • jeff zimmerman

        how can she be a hypocrite when in the wrestling world people go from one organization to the other ALL THE TIME!!! come on, man!!! lol

        • MK126

          You must not have read the rest of that post or my response to Geek God on how she’d be a hypocrite for going back AGAIN after she bashed WWE for the better part of a few years after she was released from her contract. Made claims that she was promised all these things upon signing back and supposedly was victim of racist and derogatory comments but now that WWE is doing what their doing it goes from “ill never work there again” to “never say never” when she did infact say “never”

    • Jo9834

      Gail is the best in ring female wrestler of her generation. Having her in this tournament would be incredible. I know she has no issues with Triple H so even if she does a stint in NXT, it would be a huge help to that division and the girls there. Gail deserves one five star match in the WWE and I really hope she gets inducted into the HOF some day too.

    • Francisco Baguer

      Loyalty to a company that hasn’t even signed her to a new deal already? If TNA really cared about her, they would’ve signed Gail to a new contract, but clearly it seems Jarrett and the new people charge don’t care about her. Even if Gail doesn’t want to go back to WWE, there’s plenty of other options for her to wrestle. She could go ROH, Lucha Underground, or even a tour in Japan for Stardom

  • sandman14769

    Hoping Mia Yim,Veda Scott, Taeler Hendrix are all apart of it

    • Ronald Dotson

      Taeler Hendrix would be great with Ruby in NXT if she ever gets signed hopefully they can do something like they did in ovw

  • Marlon Eric

    Kharma needs to make her return.

    • Number One

      Said no one ever

      • Radic

        Expect this person and those that liked it…

        • Jorge Hernandez Moran

          And this one

          • Radic

            You want to share GG’s cookie?

        • Geek God

          And me

          • Radic

            You want a cookie?

      • NY

        And why not?

        • Number One

          Because she’s a terrible wrestler with an awful attitude.

          • Mark

            Who are you? You’re my new queen. I agree so much. Don’t know much about her attitude but she’s an awful wrestler. She’s never had a good match with anyone except people like Gail who are super skilled and can make it very entertaining. The bitch struggles to do a proper boot to the gut. She is sooo sloppy and overrated.

          • Number One

            Completely agree! Regarding her attitude, Kong/Kharma talks trash about people. She once dissed Madison Rayne in an interview and she got fired from TNA last year for starting stuff with Reby

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    • Mark
    • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

      She retired. BTW she’s better known as Awesome Kong.

      • Marlon Eric

        I know who she is. Me saying “Kharma needs to return”, means she needs to return as the Kharma gimmick and explore that personality with WWE.

  • Ronald Dotson

    I hope mia yim, Brooke, velvet, and santana are all involved and end up getting signed

    • Jorge Hernandez Moran

      What happened to Brooke dodnt she return to Impact

    • Lushluke

      Ew velvet

    • Joe Mendiola

      Brooke is now resigned with IMPACT. Velvet recently retweeted pictures of herself, emphasizing how she misses the TNA crowd & is enrolled as a student studying event management at Pace University. Think that, Bubba’s recent knocking of WWE, her “ding dong the witch is dead” posts about Anthem & being named co-trainer at Bubba/D’Von’s schools in CT & FL (just outside Orlando to be specific) all foreshadow a return to IMPACT for her soon.

  • Number One

    Deonna better be in this! Same with Mandy Leon!

  • Lily #CIMSISABESTSELLER

    Kairi and Io will murder the house! Queens!

  • Radic

    So we can expect Evie & Nixon Newell for sure since both have finished their Indie dates. And either Io Shirai and/or Kairi Hojo.
    I can see names like Candice LeRae, Mia Yim, Taeler Hendrix, Veda Scott, Santana Garrett, Thea Trinidad, Deonna, Cheerleader Melissa, Sexy Star/Dulce Garcia, Nicole Matthews.

    Would be cool to see some other returns like the Cruiserweight did. Maybe Kharma? Katie Lea? Ivelisse? Victoria? Gail Kim? (if she’s not Impact loyal by then)

    • S/P

      Have you seen the news about Victoria lately…? There is no way we will ever see her in a WWE ring ever, ever again lol

      • Aiden

        What happened?

        • Shady

          there was a nudes leak of her apparently

          • Geek God

            Um what?

          • What?

            Full on dick in her mouth picture.

        • S/P

          Her entire iCloud got hacked, and whoever did it leaked tons and tons of explicit photos and videos of her

          • Aiden

            It’s so disapointing seeing this happen to wwe’s women. And i wouldnt be surprised if they dont welcome her back. However i know good and well if she had a dick they wouldnt acknowlage that kind of shit. But shes been so loyal to wwe that it may not be a problem to them considering wwe only used chynas past as a sorry excuse for them trying to act like the affair never happened and to keep her away.

          • Kicker2

            They don’t blame the person if their private stuff is stolen like that. And they shouldn’t.

      • Sitinjak

        It’s her private stuff,beside,i do believe it was with her hubby and nothing wrong about it

        • S/P

          Yes, but I don’t think WWE will care lol they won’t bring her back

          • Sitinjak

            Plus,it seems she had injury on her right knee,that’s why she always using right knee brace even when she was in her prime

    • Geek God

      I want all 3 (Kharma, Gail, Victoria)

    • Joe Mendiola

      For a tournament that says at least 16 of it’s 32 women will be foreigners (women from 17 countries have been hyped since day 1), you’re dipping way too much in a domestic pool.

      • Gato_wiska

        Some of the American women are 2nd generation immigrants, I think they will represent their parent’s country instead of US. Look what CWC did, TJ Perkins represented Philippines instead of US.

      • Radic

        I never said all of them should, I said I can see some of these names appearing.

  • Juri Han

    May I know what the tournament is for ? Called up ?

    • Gato_wiska

      Some girls will go to NXT, some will go to main roster.

      • Juri Han

        Finally someone replied , how they’ll go to NXT or MR ? Based on what ? Winning? Popularity? If you could tell me please .

        • Gato_wiska

          I think based on how Main roster ready they are

  • Joe Mendiola

    Melina Perez said a couple of nights ago on Instagram Live that a trip to wrestle in Australia in July she announced back in January is now off. She’s currently on the shelf with a knee injury & isn’t cleared but could be ready to go by then.

  • Izzy4lw

    Please lord just give me Toni Storm, Mia Yim, Kairi Hojo, Io Shirai, Evie, Nixon Newell, and Candice LeRae. I have been dying to see them in the WWE and I think they could do wonders for the tournament (plus, Toni is gorgeous and a tremendous wrestler and is very much what Vince likes: beautiful blondes who can kick ass)

    • Marshy

      There are other women wrestlers who are not a blonde who can kick ass inside the ring.

      • Izzy4lw

        There are, and I live for them as well, but we’re deluding ourselves if we think Vince sees it the same way. I’d love to see Lufisto, Hamada, MsChif, etc in WWE, but if Vince is going to choose anyone, it’ll be the girls who can go in the ring and who also look like models – especially if they happen to also be blonde. Not my preference, but Vince’s

        • Shan

          Last time I mentioned this (Vince’s preference for blondes) on here someone jumped down my throat. As if this isn’t fact.

    • Gato_wiska

      I want Manami Toyota to compete. She will retire on November and this is the last chance we can see her on American TV.

      • Izzy4lw

        I love Manami Toyota and I think she is due some American exposure- it’d be awesome to see her in the tournament as this living legend and I think she would give a major rub to whoever beats her, but I dunno if WWE would pull the trigger. I suppose we’ll see

  • Divo’s Champion

    I hope Cameron comes back!

    • Malcolm James

      No No No

    • Joseph

      NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • But you’e a fan of Carmella who’s less capable inside the ring.

    • Shady

    • Divo’s Champion

      Lol! Ya’ll are silly.

    • Monkey Tennis

      Why would she?

      It’s a wrestling tournament.

    • tstumo

      I would love for her to come back and prove haters wrong. She was well on her way to doing so and WWE robbed that from her

    • Radic

      No thanks, I’d rather have GOOD wrestlers thanks.

    • KatyaMenelli

      Omg yes!! I miss her so much. So was improve

  • BitchFit

    Spoilers: Asuka wins.

  • Shady

    someone on reddit made an educated guess for the lineup for the womens tournament, all the picks make sense and I think it’s pretty much spot on:

    Toni Storm (AUS)

    Jinny (ENG)

    Io Shirai (JAP)

    Kairi Hojo (JAP)

    Nixon Newell (WAL)

    Jade (KOR)

    Evie (NZ)

    Kellyanne (AUS)

    Candice Le Rae (CAN)

    Tessa Blanchard (USA)

    Thea Trinidad (USA)

    Jessika Havok (USA)

    Kimber Lee (USA)

    Santana Garrett (USA)

    Cat Power (CAN)

    Bea Priestly (ENG)

    Leva Bates/Blue Pants (USA)

    Deonna Purrazzo (USA)

    ‘Crazy’ Mary Dobson (USA)

    Shayna Baszler (USA)

    Victoria (USA)

    Sara Del Rey (USA)

  • C’mon TNA Knockouts, make an appearance lol

  • A?.

    As long as Leva Bates stays away from it.

  • I really want to see this tournament so bad, I can’t wait, I can think in a lot of talent right now that can make a great impact in the wwe and are in the indy’s. Hope some past girls comeback.

  • Wicked Emma

    Hello

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    So what will the winner receive? There’s no way they are gonna give us another women’s title and an all female show. I highly doubt we moved that far ahead in the women’s revolution.

  • Cabbyhighs

    I hope they bring in Portia Perez for the commentary team!! That woman has a gift when it comes to talking the heels up and faces down, as well as getting matches over!

  • Gabriella Panajotova

    Okay but what is the end game for the participants? Or did I miss its announcement?

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Likely that person getting called up to the main roster or getting a shot at the NXT women’s championship at the next NXT Takoever.

      • Gabriella Panajotova

        I’m more inclined to think they’ll give an NXT opportunity rather than an immediate main roster spot tbh. And it could be productive for NXT.

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Yes and unless it’s a special talent, being called up very fast is not always a good thing.

    • Sitinjak

      Probably they will make another show like CW 205,too many women talents right now.Another Shimmer show?

      • Gabriella Panajotova

        I’m not holding my breath. From what I hear the ratings for 205 aren’t that great and I just don’t know if WWE want to take a chance with an additional show.

        • Sitinjak

          The viewership don’t matter right now for the show,CW enter top 10 of WWE watch list for now

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            Even like this an additional show is a lot! I’d love to see such a show, I am just not imagining WWE doing another show so soon after they started the 205 one.

          • Sitinjak

            The women in WWE are over capacity right now especially in PC,except NXT taping show willing to add more matches for women on card

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            Yeah, I know that but the thing is introducing a new show is a lot of work and it is a gamble. WWE just did this with 205, I am just not sure they’d wanna expand again so soon.

          • Sitinjak

            Best options in here,add more women’s match on card for NXT taping or probably SDL will get exclusively like CW 205 on RAW

  • Victoria&Melina19

    Former talent like Kharma, Victoria, Melina and Gail Kim need to return

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      • Victoria&Melina19

        Ikr!! My two favourites
        Oohh thanks

  • JessieJ.

    Britani Knight better join

    • OJ Von Erich

      Paige will make her return during the tournament, mark my words!

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  • Kicker2

    I hope Sarah Bridges is in it. She’s already signed. (aka Crazy Mary Dobson when she was on the indies.)

    • Sitinjak

      She signed as developmental talent on NXT right now

      • Kicker2

        That’s what I meant with “already signed” are they not allowing NXT developmental to be in the tournament?

        • Sitinjak

          Maybe they will,Ciampa and Gargano were solo superstar before DIY if I’m not wrong about it and they were on early developmental system

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Here for some news wrestling faces to take over! Fresh blood is what we need and they better give us the best female wrestlers they could find. Won’t be here past WWE female wrestlers, I literally want HHH to surprise us with some big names of the women’s wrestling scene all arround the world.

    And the winner better not dissapoint and neither the last match.

  • ?K . A . T ?

    Candice LeRae & Nicole Savoy! That’s all I ask for!!

  • Gabriella Panajotova

    Candice and Toni Storm is all I want. The rest is filler for me :D

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      QUEEN, ALL EYES ON ME

      • Gabriella Panajotova

        LMAO not that Candice.

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        • Lacey’s ugly stick

          Whats this Talking Divas?

  • cant wait for this

  • Joe Mendiola

    It should also be pointed out that Thea Trinidad confirmed a from Tampa in the past week (with her boyfriend Austin Aries) & has been posting quite a bit from around Orlando. She also popped up at ringside “scouting talent” at the last NXT tapings. Several of her recent posts have been with the recently renamed Orlando based Gabriela Rio (Gabi on Tough Enough & Raquel in TNA) aka Gabi Castrovinci. Gabi, being from Brazil, could easily fulfill 1 of the “17 countries” in the women’s tourney. They could also both be together due to getting “traditional WWE background checks”.

  • Sitinjak

    And some of them are or former Shimmer players,have to admit,after women revolution erupt, this division getting interesting.32 contestants,from main roster i think they will add Nattie,Mickie,Becky Lynch,from NXT,this is getting huge name if WWE put NXT women’s title as prize ,i assumes Ember, Iconic Duo,Sarah Bridges,Nikki Cross,Ruby,Kimber Lee and of course Asuka.The outsiders maybe Candice, Purazzo,Santana,Hojo,Io

  • iloveTorrie

    I just want them to get Hania, Keira Hogan, and Mandy Leon.

    • KatyaMenelli

      Yes!! Love these three!

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  • Gato_wiska

    Nicole Zhao said she will compete

  • Gato_wiska

    Which Immigrant American wrestlers do you think will compete to represent a different country? I mean in Cruiserweight classics, many immigrant wrestlers represented their parent’s country instead of their American state.

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