WWE Announces Mae Young Classic 2018 Taping Dates, Potential Competitors For The Tournament

Mae Young Classic

WWE has officially announced some of the details for this summer’s Mae Young Classic 2018.

As expected, the tournament will be taped at Full Sail Live in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 9. It will then come to the WWE Network “later this summer.”

Like with the inaugural Mae Young Classic, the single-elimination tournament will again feature a 32-participant field. WWE is advertising that it will include wrestlers from 12 different countries.

“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,” Paul “Triple H” Levesque said in a press release. “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.”

WWE noted that additional information will be announced in the coming weeks. They haven’t confirmed any competitors for the tournament, but Tokyo Sports reported last week that Meiko Satomura would be in it. Last year’s version featured a mix of wrestlers under contract with WWE and many who weren’t.

Tickets for both Mae Young Classic taping dates go on sale today at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT via www.nxttickets.com.

According to a fan who attended last night’s NXT television tapings at Full Sail Live in Winter Park, Florida, a video aired promoting Mae Young Classic 2018 and a few competitors from last year’s tournament were prominently featured. They are Toni Storm, Rhea Ripley, Mia Yim, and Mercedes Martinez.