‘The Mae Young Classic’, a tournament featuring 32 women from around the globe, may be breaking some more barriers this summer.
In a report shared by Cageside Seats, it is rumored that the women won’t only be featured as in-ring competitors. The website states that WWE may be looking for more roles for women during the tournament.
As the focus of the programme is about giving women more of a spotlight, WWE are considering having multiple women on commentary, as well as having them take on the roles of the referees.
Jim Ross, an icon of WWE commentary, will also be commentating for the tournament. This has been suggested as a tactic to bring in casual viewers as they are aware of his voice – so don’t count out the female inclusion just yet!
The 32 competitor tournament will be filmed on July 13th and 14th, 2017, with the finals reportedly being recorded live at another date. The series will be released in a binge format, similar to ‘Swerved’, except only portions of the season will be made public at a time.
Although no official participants have been released, fans have been speculating since the initial announcement. Names such as Mia Yim, Io Shirai, Toni Storm and Jinny are just a few of the ladies that fans want to see. We even asked you for your input and received an array of choices!
How do you feel about the inclusion of female commentators and referees? Who would you like to see take on these roles? Let us know your views in the comments below!