It seems based on live event results spreading through the internet, there have been no female competitors present at WWE live events this weekend. Here is the reason why WWE has been keeping the women away from the squared circle.
While the WWE rosters are predominantly made of male competitors, every live event generally has one or two female matches on the card. This usually consists of a multi-women match and a Championship defense. That isn’t the case this weekend, for example.
Take the show from Peoria, Illinois on Friday for example. There were eight matches on the card, yet no women were present. The two Championships defended were the RAW Tag Team Championship and the Intercontinental Championship. The main event saw Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley, and Finn Balor defeat Jinder Mahal, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn.
There is a specific reason why the women are not being featured and some cluey readers may already have an idea on why this is the case. This weekend is the Money In The Bank pay-per-view, which follows NXT TakeOver: Chicago tonight. Twelve women are scheduled to compete at the event, which takes up a significant part of the RAW and SmackDown Live women’s rosters.
It is believed that the women are rehearsing their matches, so as to provide better quality content for fans watching the pay-per-view on the WWE Network or services around the world. Alexa Bliss, for example, is already in Chicago and as we recently reported, has just got a new tattoo.
Back before the Royal Rumble this year, WWE had a similar situation. Women were not showing up at live events. It was only later during the WWE 24 special and associated coverage that it was revealed the women had been training for the match.
This would be a similar case to that. Expect the women to be back on the road next week, once the pay-per-view is out of the way.