Kairi Hojo, Two Others Announced For Mae Young Classic

Japanese superstar Kairi Hojo has officially entered the Mae Young Classic. She announced it on the JumboTron during WWE's Tokyo Live Event.

And yes, she will now be called "Kairi Sane." As opposed to her elbow drops, which are IN-sane. (See what I did there?)

We did a full write-up on Hojo (and her elbow drop) back when she signed with WWE in March, which you can read at this link.

Also added to the Mae Young Classic is Scottish bruiser Viper, or as she'll now be known in WWE, Piper Nevin.

Viper has been competing since 2009 for the Scottish Wrestling Alliance, Pro Wrestling EVE, Insane Championship Wrestling and WCPW.

And finally, having qualified for the tournament at the last NXT taping, Bianca Blair is also in the Mae Young Classic. Blair is perhaps best known for her outstanding athletic ability, which she showed off at the Performance Center Combine.

You can watch her qualifying match against Aliyah at this link.

Earlier today, it was confirmed that New Zealand's own Evie, now called Dakota Kai, has also entered the tournament, bringing the field to 13.

  • Sarah Logan 
  • Lacey Evans 
  • Princesa Sugehit
  • Toni Storm
  • Tessa Blanchard
  • Abbey Laith
  • Taynara Conti
  • Jazzy Gabert
  • Kavita Dev
  • Dakota Kai
  • Kairi Sane
  • Piper Nevin
  • Bianca Blair

Even more information about the four women confirmed today is available at WWE.com.

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