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MAE YOUNG CLASSIC NOTES (NON SPOILER), THE IMPORTANT PERSON TO REMEMBER IF YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS TOURNAMENT AND MORE WWE NEWS

By Mike Johnson & Andrew Twiss on 2017-07-14 11:56:00

WWE will tape a second day of the Mae Young Classic tonight in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University.

If you are excited about the tournament (and based on feedback, there are a lot of you), the one person you should remember to thank and support is SHIMMER Wrestling promoter Dave Prazak, who nurtured and popularized the idea that women's professional wrestling in the United States could be presented and seen as something that had legitimate athletics, grudges and storylines, not be defined by T&A and sexuality.  So, if you are thrilled to see these women on a WWE stage, visit www.SHIMMERWrestling.com and support SHIMMER, because that is the foundation ALL of this has been built on and that promotion is as Mom and Pop shop as it gets.

Madusa was doing backstage segments at the taping.  She did not make an appearance in front of the crowd.

Besides the guests previously mentioned, Bayley, Carmella, Charlotte, Tamina, Alicia Fox, Naomi, Nia Jax, Emma, Maria & Mike Kanellis, Johnny Gargano, Akira Tozawa, Montez Ford, Rhonda Rousey, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir were all moved to ringside and filmed at different points during the show. 

Dasha Fuentes was the ring announcer for the evening.

There was a Mae Young Classic shirt available for sale at the venue. 

Here is a non-spoiler listing of the first round matches that were taped last night:

*Princesa Sugehit vs. Kay Lee Ray.

*Serena Deeb vs. Vanessa Borne.

*Shayna Baszler vs. Zeda.

*Piper Niven vs. Santana Garrett.

*Mia Yim vs. Sarah Logan.

*Mercedes Martinez vs. Xia Li.

*Rhea Ripley vs. Miranda Salinas.

*Abbey Laith vs. Jazzy Gabert.

*Toni Storm vs. Ayesha Raymond.

*Dakota Kai vs. Kavita Devi.

*Candice LeRae vs. Renee Michelle.

*Rachel Evers vs. Marti Belle.

*Bianca Belair vs. Sage Beckett.

*Lacey Evans vs. Taynara Conti.

*Nicole Savoy vs. Reins Gonzalez.

*Kairi Sane vs. Tessa Blanchard.

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