The Mae Young Classic will air this summer.
WWE has been added contestants to the field for the 2nd Mae Young Classic starting with former Champion Kaitlyn making her promotional return. After that other wrestlers were added by WWE or the athletes confirming the reports. WWE said there will be 32 total wrestlers in the tournament from twelve countries.
The following are the wrestlers added officially so far:
Kaitlyn - Former WWE Diva's ChampionRhea Ripley - competitor in first Mae Young ClassicKacy Catanzaro - American Ninja Warrior veteranNicole Matthews - former SHIMMER championJinny- PROGRESS Women's ChampionIo Shirai - multiple time Stardom ChampionDeonna Purrazzo - independent wrestler; Fightful AlumniJessica Elaban - NXT roster memberReina González - NXT roster memberTegan Nox - formerly known as Nixon NewellTaynara Conti - qualified via matchMercedes Martinez- 2017 MYC entrantMia Yim - 2017 MYC entrantKiller Kelly - independent wrestlerKavita Devi - 2017 MYC entrantZeuxis - CMLL and AAA wrestlerIsla Dawn - NXT UK wrestlerLacey Lane - new WWE Performance Center recruitKaren Q - ROH wrestlerToni Storm - former PROGRESS Women's ChampionMeiko Satomura - STARDOM wrestlerAshley Rayne - also known as Madison RaynePriscilla Kelly- independent wrestlerXia Brookside- 19 year old independent wrestler Hiroyo Matsumoto - 12 year veteran of Japanese wrestlingAerial Monroe - independent wrestlerVanessa Kraven - 6-foot-2-inch independent wrestlerZatara - Chilean wrestlerXia Li - competed in the inaugural Mae Young ClassicMJ Jenkins - Latest P.C. recruitAllysin Kay - former two-time IMPACT Knockouts ChampionRachel Evers - former WrestleCircus Lady Of The Ring Champion
WWE announced Vernice Gabriel for the tournament but she was later removed from the article.
The tournament will be filmed on August 8th and August 9th and WWE said it will be aired on the WWE Network later this summer. Last year's tournament was for a NXT Women's Championship match and won by Kairi Sane. There has not be definitive word on if the winner of this year tournament will also earn a title shot. The finals of the tournament will be on the Evolution pay-per-view.
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