The Mae Young Classic 2018 was a women's professional wrestling tournament produced by WWE, an American–based promotion. The event was the second Mae Young Classic.

In April 2018, the WWE announced a second tournament, following up on the 2017 tournament.


On June 22, 2018 the WWE confirmed the tournament would once again be 32 competitors, with the event being held at Full Sail University. On July 12, 2018 the first two competitors for the 2018 tournament were announced as Kaitlyn and Rhea Ripley. The finals will be held as part of the Evolution pay-per-view on October 28, 2018, at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

On August 8 it was announced that the show would air every Wednesday on the WWE Network immediately after WWE NXT, beginning September 5. The show will be announced by Beth Phoenix, Renee Young, and Michael Cole.

Qualifying match

NXT tapings – July 18 (Full Sail UniversityWinter Park, Florida)



Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Tournament bracket

Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
 Meiko Satomura Pin  
 Killer Kelly      Meiko Satomura Pin  
 Ashley Rayne Pin    Mercedes Martinez  
 Mercedes Martinez        Meiko Satomura Pin  
 Lacey Lane        Lacey Lane  
 Vanessa Kraven      Lacey Lane Pin
 Taynara Conti Pin    Taynara Conti  
 Jessie Elaban        Meiko Satomura Pin  
 Toni Storm Pin        Toni Storm  
 Jinny      Toni Storm  
 Rachel Evers Pin    Hiroyo Matsumoto  
 Hiroyo Matsumoto        Toni Storm Pin
 Mia Yim Pin        Mia Yim  
 Allysin Kay      Mia Yim Pin
 Kaitlyn Pin    Kaitlyn  
 Kavita Devi        Toni Storm Pin
 'Tegan Nox Pin        Io Shirai
 Zatara      Tegan Nox Pin  
 Isla Dawn Pin    Nicole Matthews  
 Nicole Matthews        Tegan Nox KO  
 Rhea Ripley Pin        Rhea Ripley  
 MJ Jenkins      Rhea Ripley Pin
 Kacy Catanzaro    Kacy Catanzaro  
 Reina Gonzalez        Rhea Ripley Pin
 Io Shirai        Io Shirai  
 Xia Brookside      Io Shirai Pin  
 Zeuxis Pin    Zeuxis  
 Aerial Monroe        Io Shirai Pin
 Deonna Purrazzo Sub        Deonna Purrazzo  
 Priscilla Kelly      Deonna Purrazzo Sub
 Karen Q Pin    Xia Li  
 Xia Li  

Broadcast team

Ring name Real name Notes
Beth Phoenix Elizabeth Kociański-Copeland Color commentator
Hall of Famer
Cathy Kelley Catherine Kelley Backstage interviewer
Kayla Braxton Kayla Becker Ring announcer
Michael Cole Michael Coulthard Lead commentator
Renee Young Renee Paquette Color commentator
Shadia Bseiso Shadia Bseiso Backstage interviewer

See also

External links

WWE Mae Young Classic 2018

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

Mae Young Classic 2018 contestants
Aerial MonroeAllysin KayAshley RayneDeonna PurrazzoHiroyo MatsumotoIo ShiraiIsla DawnJinnyKacy CatanzaroJessica ElabanKaitlynKaren QKavita DeviKiller KellyLacey LaneMeiko SatomuraMercedes MartinezMia YimMJ JenkinsNicole MatthewsPriscilla KellyRachel EversReina GonzalezRhea RipleyTaynara ContiTegan NoxToni StormVanessa KravenXia BrooksideXia LiZataraZeuxis
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