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MAE YOUNG CLASSIC BEGINS TODAY, SPOILERS ON 33 COMPETITORS IN FLORIDA FOR TOURNAMENT

By Mike Johnson on 2017-07-13 10:45:00

WWE will film day one of the Mae Young Classic Tournament today in Winter, Park, Florida at Full Sail Live.   PWInsider.com can confirm the following talents are in Orlando, Florida for the Mae Young Classic:

*Candice La Rae

*Mia Yim aka Jade from Impact Wrestling

*Tessa Blanchard

*Rachel Ellering

*Lei'd Tapa

*Deonna Purrazzo

*Santana Garrett

*Renee Michelle

*Marti Belle, formerly of Impact Wrestling

*Mercedez Martinez

*Kay Lee Rae

*Ayesha Raymond

*Rhea Ripley

*Sage Beckett (formerly Andrea/Mary Kate)

*Kairi Sane (formerly Kaiji Hojo in STARDOM)

*Dakota Kai  (formerly Evie)

*Bianca Belair (formerly Bianca Blair)

*Vanessa Borne (current NXT talent Danielle Kamela)

*The former Kimber Lee, Abbey Laith

*Multi-time STARDOM champion Jazzy Gabert

*Taynara Conti

*Piper November, formerly Viper.

*Kavita Devi, a Great Khali trainee from Indian

*Lacey Evans

*Sarah Logan aka the former Crazy Mary Dobson

*Toni Storm

*lucha libre star Princesa Sugehit

*Reina Gonzales, formerly Victoria Gonzales, the daughter of Rudy Boy Gonzales.

*Zaeda, formerly Julia Ho 

*Zhao Xia 

*Barbi Hayden

*Shayna Baszler

*Nicole Savoy

Referee: Jessica, the former Kennadi Brink

Out of tournament due to injury: Nixon Newell

Note: There may be additional talents in Florida that are not yet confirmed as well, either competitors not yet discovered or alternates there in case of injuries.

The Mae Young Classic, a 32 competitor single-elimination tournament, will debut with four episodes released on 8/28 to be viewed on the WWE Network via Video on Demand.   The company will then release another four episodes on 9/4. 

The tournament finals will be held live on Tuesday 9/12 at 10 PM on the WWE Network from the Smackdown taping in Las Vegas, Nevada after Smackdown Live goes off the air, so the finals will replace that week's episode of 205 Live.

A "Bracketology" special previewing the tournament will air on Sunday 8/20 following WWE Summerslam on the WWE Network.  So, including that special, there will be ten episodes total.

The tournament, named for WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young, is the company's latest endeavor at "superserving" their audience via the WWE Network, as they have described it, following the Cruiserweight Classic and the WWE UK Championship tournaments.

 

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