We've noted how WWE plans to do an all-women's tournament for the WWE Network in early 2017, similar to the Cruiserweight Classic and the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Plans are to tape the new series at Full Sail University.
WWE has been reaching out to several female wrestlers who worked extended tryouts over the past few weeks, according to PWInsider. There is said to be great interest in women's stars Kimber Lee, Evie, Nixon Newell and Heidi Lovelace, among others. There are also plans to use Deonna Purrazzo and Rachel Ellering in the tournament.
EXCLUSIVE UPDATES ON WWE'S POTENTIAL WOMEN'S SERIES, TALENTS COMPANY IS INTERESTED IN By Mike Johnson on 2016-11-29 09:42:00
As we have noted previously on PWInsider.com, there has been talk of WWE producing a women's wrestling-centric series on the WWE Network, similar to the Cruiserweight Classic. There have been early plans to produce the series in early 2017, although no specific dates have been locked in. The early plans were to tape the series at Full Sail Live.
In recent weeks, WWE has reached out to a number of female talents who worked extended tryouts at the WWE Performance Center showing interest in bringing them into the WWE fold. While no one has been officially signed yet, there has been movement in that direction for a number of talents. Over the last 10 days we have heard from multiple sources there is great interest in Heidi Lovelace, Kimber Lee, Nixon Newell and Cheree Crowley aka Evie, as well as others.
PWInsider.com can also confirm that Deonna Purrazzo and Rachel Ellering's names have also been mentioned internally in regard to tournament plans. It should be interesting to see how things continue to develop and evolve in the months ahead.