For all of us women’s wrestling fans and the commenters on Diva-Dirt, it has finally been announced that the second annual Mae Young Classic will premiere on the WWE Network on September 5th at 9/8 C, immediately following NXT. The single-elimination tournament will continue each Wednesday night until two competitors remain.
As it was already announced, the finalists will battle it out during WWE’s Evolution PPV on October 28th.
This year’s Mae Young Classic tournament will also see a new announce team. Jim Ross and Lita will be replaced by a three person team of Michael Cole, WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix and backstage interviewer Renee Young.
Cathy Kelly and Shadia Bseiso, WWE’s first female recruit from the Middle East, will serve as backstage interviewers for this year Mae Young Classic tournament while Kayla Braxton will serve as the tournament’s ring announcer.
A week prior to the premiere, Mauro Ranallo and Beth Phoenix will host the Bracketology Breakdown on August 29th.
Are you excited? Is there a match up you’d love to see? Who would you like to see go all the way? Sound off (and I’ll be joining in the discussion) in the comments section below!