WWE is reportedly planning on a Queen of the Ring tournament that would kick off this October.
While the tournament was first reported by Wrestling Inc., Andrew Zarian of Mat Men followed up Tuesday by tweeting that he was told the tournament would start on the October 8th edition of SmackDown and would continue on the following Monday’s Raw. The initial Wrestling Inc. report said the tentative plan was a special for Peacock.
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WWE started holding annual King of the Ring tournaments dating back to 1985, but they became more sporadic starting in the mid-2000s. The last such tournament was in 2019, their first in four years.
In 2018 and 2019, WWE held their first and only all-women’s PPV called Evolution in addition to two Mae Young Classic tournaments.
When asked about another women’s only event during an NXT conference call earlier this year, Paul “HHH” Levesque wasn’t big on the idea, saying that they had already done that and that to him, “…equality is equality. Equality is not ‘we have to have our own program.’ If I told you that I was making an all-men’s show and I didn’t want women on it, it would be criticized.”