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The Grapevine (11/30/16): All Women Everything

Good morning, and this is your daily Grapevine! This section of Smark Henry is where we round up all the founded and unfounded rumors abound the pro wrestling scene that you may have missed over the evening.

The WWE all-women tournament a la Cruiserweight Classic is apparently a go:

  • The women's tournament on the WWE Network, which will be like the Cruiserweight Classic earlier this year, is reportedly set to start taping early next year. More than a few women, such as Kimber Lee, Evie, and Heidi Lovelace are working extended tryouts at the WWE Performance Center at the moment, while Deonna Purazzo and Rachel Ellering will probably be used as well. The women will apparently be reporting to the PC in as early as January. (Source: PWInsider, WrestlingInc)

We say: That went faster than expected. We can't wait to see this play out!

  • John Cena may be taking another break soon. Cena's out right now currently filming the second season of American Grit and will be back at the end of December, but he may be filming a new movie, The Pact, with Leslie Mann. (Source: WrestlingInc, Variety)

We say: Don't look now, but can you believe that Cena is starting to become exactly what he feuded with the Rock back in 2011 for?

  • Mustafa Ali has officially been signed to WWE. Ali, who had appeared in the Cruiserweight Classic and the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic on NXT, among other episodes of the show, is now part of the WWE roster competing in 205 Live. (Source: PWInsider)

We say: Good signing. Ali is a little underrated because he wasn't able to break through as much as his other fellow cruiserweights, but we're glad to see him get his due.

Let us know what you think of today's news in the comments!

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