Triple H Confirms WWE Is Planning A Women’s Tournament For This Summer By Brad Davis on January 18, 2017@sescoops
It’s been rumored for months and now WWE COO Triple H has confirmed that WWE is planning to present an all-women’s tournament later this year. During an appearance on FOX Sports’ Wrestling Compadres podcast, Triple said the tournament will likely take place this summer.
“That’s another one of my big passions, to go do a women’s tournament,” he said. He spoke about NXT’s growth, the Cruiserweight Classic, the UK Championship Tournament and scheduling being a big issue. “It’s really been a process with the women us finding the right time and space.”
Much like WWE did with the Cruiserweight Classic, WWE will scour the globe and hopes to find women who are unknown to the masses, “diamonds that are just waiting there” and bring them in, see what they can do.
As for the prospect of inter-gender matches, Triple H isn’t a fan. He says it’s exciting when the woman can take down the guy, but he doesn’t know if the world wants to see a guy kicking the crap out of a woman. It might work on a smaller level, but he considers it ‘shock entertainment.’ There’s a reason UFC and boxing don’t have men fighting women. There’s a reason why even WWE has weight classes. “Let women be the athletes that they are.”
The discussion regarding the women’s tournament begins around the 21-minute mark.