Madison was last in the ring at Impact’s Slammiversary against Knockout Champion Su Yung, she has since been written off Impact programming. She also wrestles on the indies and makes appearances for Women of Honor.
Along with Madison, Priscilla Kelly and Xia Brookside will enter the field.
Here’s what WWE had to say about each woman:
Ashley Rayne: A 13-year ring veteran from Columbus, Ohio, Ashley Rayne will not be intimidated by the Classic’s world-class field. Fighting far and wide, with tours of Japan, the U.K., mainland Europe and the United Arab Emigrates under her belt, Rayne has crossed paths with the likes of former WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James in the past. Her preferred finishing move, the Cross Rayne, is a vicious rolling cutter that threatens to twist opponents’ heads off their shoulders.
Priscilla Kelly: Making her pro debut a little over three years ago, 21-year-old Priscilla Kelly of Moon Creek, Ga., has already developed an ability to wage wicked mind games inside the ring. Though Kelly is equally capable of out-grappling her foes as staggering them with stomps and strikes, her physical prowess is trumped by her penchant for dominating the psychological struggle. Kelly is known to employ unorthodox tactics, including licking and biting her opponent to gain the edge.
Xia Brookside: The youngest woman to be announced for the Mae Young Classic so far, 19-year-old Xia Brookside of Leicester, England, enters the competition an already-decorated champion, having battled all over the globe while capturing titles and winning tournaments. The spunky up-and-comer — the daughter of United Kingdom legend and WWE Performance Center coach Robbie Brookside — specializes in classic British grappling techniques, but also brings a hard-hitting influence from her experiences competing in Japan.
These three women join the likes of:
- Meiko Satomura
- Toni Storm
- Kacy Catanzaro
- Io Shirai
- Rhea Ripley
- Nicole Matthews
- Deonna Purrazzo
- Tegan Nox
- Jessica Elaban
- Reina González
- Kavita Devi
- Mia Yim
- Mercedes Martinez
- Killer Kelly
- Isla Dawn
- Lacey Lane
- Karen Q
Mae Young Classic II tapings will take place on Wednesday, August 8th and Thursday, August 9th from Full Sail Live in Orlando, Florida.
What do you think about these three women? Who do you want to see them go up against? Are you excited to see Madison in a WWE ring? Sound off in the comments below.