The Mae Young Classic is reportedly a big hit on the WWE Network.
According to Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the eight episodes of the tournament were the eight most watched episodes of the week, despite the fact that four of the episodes were released last week.
Below are the top ten most watched shows on the WWE Network for the week, courtesy of Wrestling INC:
1. Mae Young Classic episode 5
2. Mae Young Classic episode 6
3. Mae Young Classic episode 7
4. Mae Young Classic episode 8
5. Mae Young Classic episode 4
6. Mae Young Classic episode 3
7. Mae Young Classic episode 1
8. Mae Young Classic episode 2
9. September 5th’s episode of 205 Live
10. SummerSlam 2017
WWE have also announced a special red carpet event via Facebook Live prior to the tournament’s grand finale:
“Hours before Kairi Sane and Shayna Baszler square off in the final match of WWE’s inaugural Mae Young Classic this Tuesday on WWE Network, watch Superstars and celebrity-athletes walk the red carpet at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, live onFacebook.com/WWE.
Cathy Kelley will host coverage from the red carpet, which begins at 6 ET/3 PT. With the Mae Young Classic Finale being one of Sin City’s hottest tickets next week, luminaries from all walks of life will be in attendance for the all-important event.
Among those expected to appear on the carpet and speak to members of the media are former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, former Team USA soccer star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo, WWE COO Triple H, Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, The Bella Twins, Charlotte Flair and Bayley. Cast members of the hit Netflix series, ‘GLOW,’ will also be on hand Tuesday for one of the most pivotal nights in the history of women’s wrestling.”
What have been your favorite episodes from the Mae Young Classic? Who are you rooting for at the finale? Do you think the success of the Mae Young Classic will lead to an all women’s program? Let us know in the comments below!