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SmackDown LIVE Women Will Be At Raw Tonight For Stephanie McMahon’s “Historic” Announcement

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Stephanie McMahon is returning to WWE television tonight on Raw to make a “historic” announcement.

WWE announced the news via Twitter on Friday:

It looks like all of the women on the main roster will be on hand for Stephanie’s “historic” announcement. According to a report this afternoon by Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, the women of SmackDown LIVE were told this afternoon to be at tonight’s Raw at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio for the announcement.

While sources have been tight-lipped on what the announcement will be, the women of SmackDown LIVE were given short notice today to be at Raw. It’s unclear how this will affect a WWE live event featuring SmackDown LIVE talent scheduled for tonight in Carbondale, Illinois.

McMahon’s most recent history-making announcements were about the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match and the first-ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match. If this were to be in the same vein, it could be about a WWE Network event strictly featuring female talent.

It was reported two weeks ago by Pro Wrestling Sheet that WWE officials are discussing the idea of presenting an all women’s live event featuring main roster talent this fall.

After the women of WWE were not allowed to perform at the Greatest Royal Rumble event on April 27 at the King Abdullah Sports City’s International Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, organization officials are looking to make up for the controversial decision. Pro Wrestling Sheet was told by WWE sources that the idea of an all women’s show taking place in late September or October is seriously being discussed by higher-ups.

Several WWE female performers have confirmed to PWInsider that they were told recently it was something the company has been working on developing.

PWInsider has been told by one WWE source that the show would take place in September at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. There are a number of Sundays open at the venue. WWE does not have any events currently listed for Sunday, September 30, so that could be the date. That said, WWE does not have any TV tapings scheduled that week for the Northeast and on Monday, October 1, they are in Seattle, Washington for Raw. All of this would obviously make staging such an event a lot harder than usual.

WrestleVotes on Twitter followed up on’s report by saying that WWE plans to hold a women’s pay-per-view event this fall at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The event will feature the finals of the Mae Young Classic and women’s tag team champions will be crowned. WrestleVotes, however, is unsure of the event’s date, although it will be a Sunday.