They’re an easy idea. Tournaments are one of the easiest things that a wrestling promotion can put together. It’s such a simple concept, as a bunch of wrestlers are put into a bracket of some kind and the last wrestler or team standing wins a prize. There might be a theme to the whole thing and that seems to be the case again as NXT is bringing back one of their concepts, but with a twist.

This week, NXT announced the first ever Women’s Breakout Tournament, which will focus on women who have either not yet debuted or have not wrestled many matches. While no prize was announced, winners of the previous men’s editions of the tournament have earned a title shot. Four of the eight entrants have been announced, including:

Arianna Grace
Sloane Jacobs
Kiana James
Lash Legend

The tournament begins on May 10.

Opinion: This is something that could work at the moment, as there are several talented women who could be going somewhere if they are allowed to stand out. That is the point of a tournament like this and maybe it could be what they need going forward. I’ll need to see the rest of the field to be sure, but Legend would seem to be the favorite for the whole thing, at least so far.

What do you think of the tournament? Who do you have winning? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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