Another name has been confirmed for the Mae Young Classic.
WWE announced Evie, a wrestler from New Zealand who signed with the company late last year, as the latest confirmed participant in its women's tournament. The company revealed the news, and Evie's new name under the WWE umbrella, from its WWE New Zealand Twitter account:
EXCLUSIVE: New Zealand’s own Dakota Kai set to take part in the #MaeYoungClassic as our first ever Kiwi Competitor! https://t.co/3yHZoQ2pQq pic.twitter.com/ePgn7Xeiqw— WWE New Zealand (@WWENZ) June 29, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: New Zealand’s own Dakota Kai set to take part in the #MaeYoungClassic as our first ever Kiwi Competitor! https://t.co/3yHZoQ2pQq pic.twitter.com/ePgn7Xeiqw
— WWE New Zealand (@WWENZ) June 29, 2017
As Evie, she worked for U.S. independents such as SHIMMER and SHINE, and also has experience with the Japanese promotion Stardom, where several of the announced Mae Young participants have worked in the past.
WWE now has announced 10 total competitors for the Mae Young Classic, not counting two others who won qualifying matches for the tournament at the latest round of NXT tapings. The Mae Young Classic will begin taping matches July 13-14 at Full Sail University. Jim Ross and Lita also have been announced as the commentary team for the tourney.
Here is the complete confirmed list of wrestlers in the Mae Young Classic:
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