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Triple H Announces Return Of Tournament After Coronavirus Pandemic Is Over

Triple H WWF World Heavyweight Champion

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 19, 1992) – WWF Wrestling Challenge

On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.

It was broadcasted from the Sports Arena in Toledo, Ohio and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1992’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– The Undertaker vs. Mike Collins

– The Beverly Brothers vs. Rock Werner & Jerry Fox

– Koko B. Ware vs. Barry Horowitz

– Shawn Michaels vs. Louie Spicolli

– Sgt. Slaughter vs. Tom Stone

– Virgil vs. Kent Carlson

– Sid Justice vs. Ron Cumberledge

• Triple H Announces Return Of Tournament After Coronavirus Pandemic Is Over

The Mae Young Classic tournament was introduced by the WWE back in 2017, which helped the company to find some of the most talented women in the business today. The inaugural tournament was won by Kairi Sane, with Toni Storm winning the second one.

However, WWE did not continue with the idea in 2019. WWE Hall of Famer Triple H revealed in an interview with Inside The Ropes that the 3rd edition of the tournament is being planned after the Coronavirus pandemic is over.

Here are some highlights from the interview:

On why NXT UK was created: 

“There’s a wealth of talent here that have built something really cool here through their hard work and through their determination and kind of learning on their own, kind of built their own thing here, and to come here and now, I guess, in some ways reward them for that hard work and start to create something bigger here for them, and start to create a pathway that leads them to something more.

This is about being able to make this a career and a long term career choice for them and to be able to expand that out so that it can be on every level for them and for everyone else and see that that pathway is there to something bigger.”

On finding out how much talent was out there when they started putting together the Mae Young Classic: 

“Even as aware of the environment, globally, as we are, when we went to go do the Mae Young Classic the first time, and we started to say, oh we’re going to do this tournament with women, are there enough women out there for us to do this?

We’ll do 16, but finding 16 elite women of the caliber that we want to be in this will be a challenge, and then we started to dig and we started to find more and more and next thing you know we’re at 32 and next thing you know, to do a 32 woman tournament, I’m going, hmm, boy, who am I going to put in there and who am I not gonna put in there?”

On holding another Mae Young Classic: 

“We’re gonna do it again here soon, and we’re kind of getting to that point again now, like, wow, there is just a lot out there. So they are here and there and they’re all over the place.

I think the talent sort of gravitate toward finding each other and they end up in these little pockets and then they’re all learning from each other but helping to bring that out and show it to the rest of the world is the goal.”

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