Earlier today, WWE’s Twitter page announced that Stephanie McMahon will be making an announcement on the next edition of RAW. Wrestling Standard has learned that Stephanie McMahon will be announcing an all women’s PPV event, as well as potentially a new tag team division.
In what will be a historic event, WWE’s female talent will get the chance to “show the boys”, as Stephanie McMahon would say, and host their own PPV.
Pro Wrestling Sheet was the first to report that WWE was having internal discussions regarding an all women’s event the fall. Wrestling Standard can confirm that those discussions occurred, however, according to our sources, the event will take place next month, in Long Island, New York – as first reported by WrestleVotes.
As well as the PPV announcement, people close to the situation have also mentioned that RAW could also be the setting to announce the women’s tag team division, as well as a tag team tournament for the event.
Currently, there are three championship matches scheduled to take place at the event (RAW, SmackDown Live, and NXT), as well as the new Women’s Tag Team Championships. However, these plans have not been ironed out. This could suggest why the Sasha Banks and Bayley feud was scaled back on Monday – the two are expected to team up.
Another duo that has been mentioned is Ronda Rousey and Natalya. This would, therefore, mean a Rousey Rousey title match at the all women’s PPV would not be happening. However, right now the plan is for Natalya to team up with Nia Jaxx. Regardless, as just explained, the company have not ironed out plans fully; there are a lot of variables involved.
Other teams that are expected to feature at the event are The Riott Squad, the Iiconics, Alexa Bliss and Mickie James and either Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair or Becky Lynch and Naomi (Fire and Glow).
With all that being said, there have also been discussions to save the women’s tag team tournament. The thought behind this is to save the tournament and broadcast it as a WWE Network special. Additionally, if the company do decide to save the tournament, it will most likely coincide with WWE’s next trip to Saudi Arabia.
The last trip to Saudi was not a fruitful one in terms of good PR for WWE; the company received a lot of flack for having the event in the first place. This way, they are planning ahead – if they save the tournament – by combating the bad press with an all women’s event this time around.