World Wrestling Entertainment announced today that a 32 competitor women’s tournament will be taking place this summer on the WWE Network. This was officially announced today during “WWE Re-imagined,” a presentation held at a business partner summit in Orlando, Florida.

Raw Women’s Champion Bayley, Smackdown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss and NXT Women’s Champion Asuka were the ones who broke the news of this ground-breaking tournament. They were also joined on stage by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

The following are quotes from Bayley, Bliss and Asuka regarding this summer’s women’s tournament. The quotes are taken directly from WWE.com.

“Building on our Women’s division, it gives us great pleasure to share in announcing what’s next for WWE,” said Bayley. “For the first time ever, this summer, WWE will feature a Women’s Tournament.”

“I speak on behalf of all of us, not just the champions standing before you today, but the entire Women’s division. It’s truly an honor to be part of another significant movement in WWE history,” Bliss said.

After speaking to the audience in Japanese, Asuka said in English, “I am proud to be part of the Women’s Evolution, representing Japan and WWE.”

Triple H tweeted the following about this summer’s women’s tournament, letting us know that the tournament will have an international flavor as 17 different countries will be represented.

Picture used above is courtesy of WWE.com.

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