The Mae Young Classic has official dates for taping.
In August, 32 women wrestlers will compete in the second annual Mae Young Classic which is the same tournament that brought Kairi Sane and NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler to NXT. WWE released the following announcement that says the matches will be filmed on August 8th and 9th and will be aired at a later date. There was no mention of if the winner will face the NXT Women's Champion.
WWE today announced that Mae Young Classic 2018 will take place Wednesday, Aug. 8, and Thursday, Aug. 9, from Full Sail Live in Orlando, Fla., with tickets available tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT via nxttickets.com.
The tournament, named after WWE Hall of Famer and one of the greatest WWE Superstars in history, Mae Young, will once again feature 32 of the top female competitors from 12 countries participating in a single-elimination tournament. The second annual event will stream exclusively on WWE Network later this summer.
“We are thrilled to once again present the Mae Young Classic and provide a global showcase for 32 of the top female talent from around the world,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “Last year’s event was a significant milestone in WWE’s Women’s Evolution, and I am confident this year’s event will break even more barriers.”
Additional information on Mae Young Classic 2018 will be announced in the coming weeks.
Fightful Wrestling will have coverage and results for the Mae Young Classic including the broadcasts later this year.