Triple H spoke to Muscle & Fitness about The Mae Young Classic, the first four episodes of which were uploaded to the WWE Network this morning and are available to watch now on demand.
There have been a lot of questions about what this women's tournament could lead to. Triple H doesn't believe it will spin off into its own show like 205 Live eventually came out of last year's Cruiserweight Classic.
"In some ways, I think the Cruiserweights is a different platform that can have its own distinct individual show. I don't know if the women need that right now. The Cruiserweights, they have a match here or there on RAW, and then they have their own division and their own show on 205. With the women, you have opportunities on RAW, you have opportunities on SmackDown, you have opportunities at NXT. Hopefully, over time you'll have opportunities in the U.K. You'll have opportunities in different localized markets. Those are the things, for me, that it begins to spread around."
Triple H's vision for the future of the Mae Young Classic is that it might wind up being an annual tournament; he wants it to be a place where some of the greatest female independent wrestlers can really shine--"an opportunity that keeps coming back over and over."
"I would love for the Mae Young to be this recurring yearly, or whatever it is, this recurring thing that is the opportunity for the girls that are out there grinding, for the girls that are out there working at the little armories and the little places and dreaming about that pot of gold to be able to jump on the rainbow and start to take the ride. And for us to scan around the world every year and say, 'Who do we want to look at this year, and give them that opportunity? Who's really improved since last year to take this opportunity? Who's that next level? Who's that next generation of stars?' To me, that's where something like the Mae Young Classic becomes a huge opportunity. And if it's my decision, yeah it will be exactly that. An opportunity that keeps coming back over and over."
You can read the entire interview at this link.