As it was previously reported, the WWE are set to begin tapings for their Mae Young Classic tournament on July 13th and 14th at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida with a special live finale taking place at the end of summer.

According to a new report from PWInsider, the WWE will be hosting a special a preview to the Mae Young Classic via the WWE Network on Sunday August 20th. The report adds that the first round of the tournament will be released via Video on Demand in the final week of August for fans to binge watch each episode. From there, the second round of the tournament will be able during the first week of September with current plans of a special live finale taking place on Tuesday, September 12th.

The initial plans were to release the filmed episodes during the week of Summerslam and NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn but have since changed in an attempt to prevent the tournament from being overshadowed by everything else WWE had scheduled for that week.

The 32 women tournament will follow a similar format to that of last year’s Cruiserweight Classic with a focus on the international talents from 17 countries. Current talent participants are already going through the traditional background checks that take place before WWE offers deals as well.

WWE has already locked in a number of talents for the tournament.

What are your thoughts on the the tournament’s new release format? Who do you think will participate in the tournament? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Danny?

    Can’t wait for this and to see who’s gonna be participating

    • Gato_wiska

      Some performance center girls said they will compete.

      • MyleneCruz

        I need Bianca to be a part of this!!

        • All Eyes On Me

          Yeah Bianca Blair, i love her hair it’s soo unique

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  • Andy Pappas

    Am hoping to see Eva Marie one last time

    • BitchFit

      why….. lol

    • ?too litty?

      Honestly and truly.

  • Come ON! I want this tournament to start so bad and see the competitors. can’t wait to see what the women’s had to offer.

  • GlowTime

    Good call. As much as I want to see this competition right NOW!.. I’d rather hold out and not have it overshadowed. Thank you WWE!

  • ssilva872

    It sucks we have to wait longer but it makes sense to not put too much stuff around Summerslam/NXT Takeover: Brooklyn.

  • BLKLTR05

    Seems logical that they wouldn’t want such a “big” event to be overshadowed by even bigger events. I’m all for it. I would love it if they would at least let us know what the winner gets. Are they going to introduce a Mae Young Championship? Will it be a basic ass statue like the Andre The Giant one? I’d rather them go the Championship route and have it be defended at the same rate as the British Championship on NXT or even on the MR shows.

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    This will be the most interesting thing in the network ever!

  • All Eyes On Me

    Representing USA…
    “A little bit of bad, makes me so good”
    Mandyy Rrooseee

    (I know it’s her old theme but tbh I like it better than her current one)