The women’s division of the WWE is going through an evolution phase for the past few years. It started a couple of years ago with the motive of erasing the traditional concept about them. The term Diva exists no more on the roster which itself grew to a bigger extent over the years. This gave birth to separate women’s championships on Raw and Smackdown Live.
Gradually, the women superstars started to capture the main event spotlight on a regular basis. Be it a weekly edition or PPV program, it has become a regular thing to see them in marquee matches. There have been several first-ever matches for them in this entire time span. Another one might be waiting as we go forward to 2019.
Reports from Wrestling Observer Newsletter suggest that WWE officials are considering another women-centric PPV. They are trying to innovate the idea of hosting the “Queen Of The Ring” tournament in 2019. This will be a female counterpart of the original King of the Ring tournament for the male roster. Currently, this trend has become extinct.
But arranging this “Queen Of The Ring” tournament might allow the officials to host a separate PPV event for the women superstars. WWE Evolution began the trend of hosting an all-women PPV event in WWE programming. “Queen Of The Ring” tournament could turn out to be the second special PPV show for the female superstars.
The main reason behind hosting this second show in WWE programming is to keep the controversies away for the female roster. WWE hosted two PPV events in Saudi Arabia in 2018 without the women superstars. Evolution came as the first consolation prize for them. Now the Queen Of The Ring could become the second satisfactory prize for them, (courtesy wwfoldschool.com)
“WWE wants to do at least one all-women PPV every year, but it’s possible that WWE does two all-women PPV every year, similar how they will be doing two PPVs in Saudi Arabia every year (as the main reason behind WWE doing an all-women PPV this year was to ensure people don’t complain about an all-men PPV in Saudi Arabia).”
There’s no confirmed update on when Queen of the Ring could make its debut at WWE programming. But WWE will head back to Saudi Arabia following Wrestlemania 35. Considering this, it’s possible that the inaugural show might find its way to around the month of April or May. This would also ensure a gap of six months with Evolution if it comes back in October 2019.