Two more names have officially been announced for WWE’s Mae Young Classic, just one day shy of the first set taping.
International stars Kay Lee Ray and Ayesha Raymond now join the growing list of the already announced competitors which include Kairi Sane, Tessa Blanchard, Abbey Laith, Taynara Conti, Jazzy Gabert, Kavita Devi, Toni Storm, Princesa Sugehit, Lacey Evans, Sarah Logan, Bianca BelAir, Piper Niven, Dakota Kai, Sage Beckett and Rhea Ripley.
Read WWE.com’s profile of the latest addition to the 32-women tournament below.
- Kay Lee Ray is a fiery Scottish star on the rise, a veteran grappler who is known for her ability to take to the skies with an innovative, daredevil attack.
The red-headed grappler is well-known in the United Kingdom, having compiled a decorated career. Ray is a former Queen of Southside Champion, Scottish Women’s Champion, SWE Speed King Champion and a women’s champion for Glasgow-based Insane Championship Wrestling. The Mae Young Classic offers Ray an opportunity to not only show what she can do in the states, but in front of the entire world on WWE Network.
- Watch out for Ayesha Raymond because she not only has the size and strength to overpower the competition, but she loves to fight. Having grown up in the East End of London, where she started training to fight at the age of 15, Raymond is no stranger to competition.
In addition to Raymond’s penchant for fisticuffs, she is arguably one of the biggest and strongest women to declare for the Mae Young Classic. Standing at 6-feet-tall with a background in bodybuilding, Raymond is a mix of brawler and powerhouse. She has won titles in various promotions, including STARDOM, IPW and World War Wrestling, and has also received training under British greats like Johnny Saint, Tony Scarlo and WWE Performance Center coach Robbie Brookside.
In addition to these new competitors, it has also been revealed that former WWE Women’s Champion Alundra Blayze will join the Mae Young Classic announce team alongside fellow WWE Hall of Famers Jim Ross and Lita.
More names to the Mae Young Classic tournament are set to be revealed during the special Facebook Live “Parade of Champions”
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