Mae Young Classic to air weekly, beginning September 5th


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The WWE has confirmed that the Mae Young Classic will premiere on Wednesday, September 5th at 9 pm Eastern following NXT and will air weekly on the WWE Network.

The commentary team will feature Michael Cole, Beth Phoenix, and Renee Young with Cathy Kelley and Shadia Bseiso serving backstage interviewers on the series.

The series will also feature a “Bracketology” special that was shot on Tuesday with hosts Mauro Ranallo and Beth Phoenix previewing the 32-woman tournament. The Bracketology preview will air Wednesday, August 29th at 9 pm Eastern.

The weekly show will lead to the finals of the tournament on Sunday, October 28th at the “Evolution” pay-per-view.

The Mae Young Classic will be taped tonight and tomorrow from Full Sail University and will feature the following participants:
-Toni Storm
-Io Shirai
-Tegan Nox (Nixon Newell)
-Meiko Satomura
-Ashley Rayne (Madison Rayne)
-Kacy Catanzaro
-Lacey Lane
-Reina Gonzalez
-Kavita Devi
-Rhea Ripley
-Deonna Purrazzo
-Karen Q
-Rachel Evers
-Xia Brookside
-MJ Jenkins
-Nicole Matthews
-Jessica Elaban
-Allysin Kay (Sienna)
-Mia Yim
-Xia Li
-Isla Dawn
-Aerial Monroe
-Mercedes Martinez
-Hiroyo Matsumoto
-Priscilla Kelly
-Taynara Conti
-Killer Kelly
-Vanessa Kraven


Anyone want to predict the winner? I have Io Shirai winning it.


Totally Toni’s tournament.


This feels like when we all thought ZSJ/Ibushi would be the finals of the CWC, but now I believe Shirai/Storm are actually signed? That’ll probably be the final. Hoping Xia Brookside has a good showing.


Toni and Io will be up there. I have Tegan Nox as my dark horse.


I wouldn’t be surprise if they try to go with the comeback story type storyline for Kaitlyn and they have her go all the way to the final only to fail against a younger competitor at the Evolution PPV.

So my guess would be Kaitlyn vs Toni Storm as the finals of the tournament.