WWE is said to be considering a new take on an old concept for their female Superstars!
After the WWE’s first ever all-women’s pay-per-view back on October 28th, Evolution, many fans have not only wondered, but assumed we will be seeing a second Evolution event next year due to the inaugural show’s success.
While it appears as if another all-women’s pay-per-view event is a certainty, it looks like the company is looking into adding a second all-women’s show. According to Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, one idea WWE has been tossing around would be to revive the King Of The Ring pay-per-view, but would be called the ‘Queen Of The Ring’.
Of course, it’s still very early in the process and it should be noted that this is just one idea WWE has been considering as they look to come up with something on top of a second Evolution. The King Of The Ring concept had been discussed to be brought back in the past, as the company’s last tournament came back in 2015 with Bad News Barrett defeating Neville in the Finals. The namesake was last used for pay-per-view in 2002, the year Brock Lesnar won and earned a shot at the Undisputed Championship at SummerSlam.
EA’s Take: I’d be a proponent of King Of The Ring returning for the men, the women, whoever. But, it needs to MEAN SOMETHING. Give the winner a title shot like they did with Brock Lesnar way back in 2002. That’s what killed the concept it lack of importance. At the very least, the winner needs to be elevated like they did with Booker T in 2006. I just don’t want to see any more meaningless ‘Kings’ (or Queens) like Barrett or Sheamus and even Regal to an extent.
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From Venice, Florida (12/8/18)
Results from the other NXT Live Event last night in Florida!
Last night while a portion of the WWE NXT roster featuring the brand’s champions and top Superstars were in action for a Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota (find the results here), another portion containing more of the newer talent and Performance Center recruits continued their own weekend tour.
Following Friday night’s action in Fort Pierce (check those results out here), things moved along to Venice with a lineup that featured War Raiders back in tag team action, Keith Lee partnering with The Street Profits to take on The Forgotten Sons, in addition to Nikki Cross versus Deonna Purrazzo and more. Below are the results:
- Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Mansoor Al-Shehail & Rick Boog
- Xia Li defeated Vanessa Borne
- Babatunde defeated Fabian Aichner
- Aliyah & Reina Gonzalez defeated Jessie Elaban & MJ Jenkins
- Shane Thorne defeated Riddick Moss
- War Raiders defeated Brennan Williams & Punishment Martinez
- Nikki Cross defeated Deonna Purrazzo
- Keith Lee & The Street Profits defeated The Forgotten Sons
Results c/o Fightful
— Naturally Phenomenal (@NaturallyP1) December 9, 2018
#NXTVenice it was an awesome match between @NikkiCrossWWE and @DeonnaPurrazzo with as beloved Nikki is, it was awesome seeing Deonna getting a fairshare of support from the crowd as well, she is awesome pic.twitter.com/lpHPVxKOEO
— Kyle Feeley (@ScorpioKyle) December 9, 2018
Thank you #NXTVenice
Lee Profits. pic.twitter.com/uIQqH2PaqI
— King Tez (@MontezFordWWE) December 9, 2018
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From St. Paul, Minnesota (12/8/18)
Results from NXT’s Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota!
As we’ve noted, the WWE NXT roster has been divided up this weekend with some of the fresher faces staying home in Florida while the majority of the top Superstars have been north in Wisonsin and Minnesota.
After Friday night’s show in Green Bay (check out the results here), last night’s card a TakeOver: War Games II rematch as The Velveteen Dream challenged Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship. Plus, Kairi Sane looked to recapture the NXT Women’s Title from Shayna Baszler, The Undisputed Era in a 6-Man Tag and much more. Below are the results:
- Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno
- Jessamyn Duke defeated Candice LeRae
- Bobby Fish defeated Humberto Carrillo
- Dominik Dijakovic defeated Kona Reeves
- Aleister Black defeated Johnny Gargano
- Ricochet & Heavy Machinery defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong)
- NXT Women’s Title: Kairi Sane defeated Shayna Baszler by DQ
- NXT Title: Tommaso Ciampa retained over The Velveteen Dream
Results c/o WrestleZone