COVID-19 has changed the way wrestling events have been held over the past few months and one of the changes is the cancellation of a planned all-women WWE event.
According to Wrestling Observer Live, WWE had plans to do a “Queen of the Ring” tournament this summer but the COVID-19 pandemic nixed it.
It sounds like the Queen of the Ring tournament would have been similar to King of the Ring. The idea for the tournament was allegedly tossed around as early as 2018, around the same time that the idea for an all-women pay-per-view was being discussed.
While the all-women pay-per-view eventually became a reality, with Evolution, the all-women tournament was put off till this year and now it’s unsure if it will ever become a reality.
Another all-woman event, the Mae Young Classic, was rumored to have been canceled because of COVID-19.
The Mae Young Classic has been held twice, in 2017 and 2018 and was seen as a venue for WWE to scout for new talent. Many of the participants were eventually signed by the company.
There was no Mae Young Classic held in 2019 and it is beginning to look like there will not be one either this year.