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The Mae Young Classic was a special event, promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion, WWE. It will be constituted by a 32 competitor tournament exclusively for women from both NXT and the independent circuit. The tournament took place on July 13, and 14, 2017 and the final match will take place on September 12, 2017.


WWE announced that a women's tournament would be taking place in the summer of 2017 at a press conference during WrestleMania 33 weekend. There will be a total of 32 wrestlers competing. The name of the event is in honor of the late WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young. It was announced on their official website that the first four wrestlers to be competing would be Sarah Logan, Lacey Evans, Princesa Sugehit, and Toni Storm. The second set of names announced were Tessa Blanchard, Abbey Laith, Taynara Conti, Jazzy Gabert, and Kavita Devi. On June 26, 2017, Lita and Jim Ross were announced as the commentators for the tournament. The third set of names announced were Kairi Sane, Dakota Kai, Piper Niven, and Bianca Belair. The fourth set of names announced were Rhea Ripley and Sage Beckett. The fifth set of names announced were Kay Lee Ray and Ayesha Raymond. Later in the day, Vanessa Borne qualified to the classic. On July 13, 2017, WWE held the Mae Young Classic: Parade of Champions, a pre-tournament event streamed live on YouTube and Facebook and revealed the remaining tournament participants.

Qualifying matches

WWE NXT Tapings - June 23 (Full Sail University - Winter Park, Florida)



This participant was taken out of the tournament for a specific reason and therefore were replaced by another competitor.

Wrestler Country representing Progression in the tournament Reason Replacing wrestler
Nixon Newell Wales Replaced before the official start of the tournament ACL injury Miranda Salinas


If an official participant suffered an injury, they would be replaced by one of the following participants:

Wrestler Country representing
Barbi Hayden United States
Deonna Purrazzo Italy
Jessica James United States
Lei'D Tapa Tonga
Nicole Matthews Canada

Broadcast team

Ring name Real name Notes
Alundra Blayze Debrah Miceli Backstage interviewer, Hall of Famer
Dasha Fuentes Dasha Kuret Ring announcer
Jim Ross James Ross Lead commentator, Hall of Famer
Lita Amy Dumas Color commentator, Hall of Famer


Tournament bracket

Round of 32
Taped July 13
Airing August 28
  Round of 16
Taped July 14
Airing September 4
Taped July 14
Airing September 4
Taped July 14
Airing September 4
Live on September 12
 Princesa Sugehit Sub  
 Kay Lee Ray      Princesa Sugehit  
 Mercedes Martinez Sub    Mercedes Martinez Sub  
 Xia Li        Mercedes Martinez Pin  
 Abbey Laith Pin        Abbey Laith  
 Jazzy Gabert      Abbey Laith Pin
 Rachel Evers Pin    Rachel Evers  
 Marti Belle        Mercedes Martinez  
 Shayna Baszler Sub        Shayna Baszler Sub  
 Zeda      Shayna Baszler Pin  
 Mia Yim Pin    Mia Yim  
 Sarah Logan        Shayna Baszler Sub
 Candice LeRae Pin        Candice LeRae  
 Renee Michelle      Candice LeRae Pin
 Nicole Savoy Sub    Nicole Savoy  
 Reina González        Shayna Baszler
 Serena Deeb Pin        Kairi Sane Pin
 Vanessa Borne      Serena Deeb  
 Piper Niven Pin    Piper Niven Pin  
 Santana Garrett        Piper Niven  
 Toni Storm Pin        Toni Storm Pin  
 Ayesha Raymond      Toni Storm Pin
 Lacey Evans Pin    Lacey Evans  
 Taynara Conti        Toni Storm
 Rhea Ripley Pin        Kairi Sane Pin  
 Miranda Salinas      Rhea Ripley  
 Dakota Kai Pin    Dakota Kai  
 Kavita Devi        Dakota Kai
 Bianca Belair Pin        Kairi Sane Pin  
 Sage Beckett      Bianca Belair
 Kairi Sane Pin    Kairi Sane Pin  
 Tessa Blanchard  


See also

External links

WWE Mae Young Classic 2017

BracketologyEpisode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7Episode 8Episode 9

WWE Mae Young Classic 2017 contestants

Abbey LaithAyesha RayBianca BelairCandice LeRaeDakota KaiJazzy GabertKairi SaneKavita DeviKay Lee RayLacey EvansMarti BelleMercedes MartinezMia YimMiranda SalinasNicole SavoyPiper NivenPrincesa SugehitRachel EversReina GonzalezRenee MichelleRhea RipleySage BeckettSantana GarrettSarah LoganSerena DeebShayna BaszlerTaynara ContiTessa BlanchardToni StormVanessa BorneXia LiZeda

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