On July 14th and 15th 2017, the women of wrestling will take center stage. On the heels of an amazing Cruiserweight Classic last summer, which led to the creation of 205Live, WWE decided to see if they could catch lightning in a bottle twice. The WWE scoured the globe for the best wrestlers in the world. WWE is reaping the benefits of a star-studded women’s division, with the likes of Sasha Banks, Bayley, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss running the main roster and Asuka, Ember Moon, Nikki Cross, and Ruby Riot in the title picture on NXT, there is no shortage of talent. Based on what we saw from the Cruiserweight Classic, the better part of the 32-woman field will see contracts from WWE at the commencement of this tournament. This field holds wrestlers from the United States, Japan, England, New Zealand, China, Scotland, Australia, Dominican Republic, India, South Korea, Mexico, Germany, and Brazil. Along with multiple countries represented there are also multiple backgrounds represented. This tournament boasts multi-generation wrestling families, as well as cross-fit backgrounds, MMA backgrounds, boxing, Muay Thai, Ju Jitsu, Karate, and a military/SWAT background. Throw all that together, mix it with the personalities of these wrestlers and we have ourselves one very fun, and enjoyable tournament. The Finale will stream live on the WWENetwork Tuesday, September 12, at 10 pm.
Long Term Booking: Be on the lookout for the WWE to use this tournament as a MASSIVE springboard in the women’s division to gain more notoriety. This tournament could be used to lay the groundwork for an all women’s weekly tv show(i.e. 205Live). Also, don’t be surprised if WWE creative uses this as a way to build towards an all women’s Royal Rumble match, and also to build a women’s tag team division.
Below is a list of the competitors: