WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul Triple H Levesque discussed the WWE Mae Young Classic during a media conference call recently in connection with NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III.
The Mae Young Classic is a 32-women wrestling tournament that will broadcast on WWE Network starting Monday, Aug. 28.
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Most of the tournament was pre-recorded in July at Full Sail Live at Full Sail University in Winter Park, near Orlando.
The finals will be Sept. 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
WWE Hall of Famers Jim Ross and Lita call the action. WWE Hall of Famer Alundra Blayze is the backstage interviewer, and your ring announcer is Dasha Fuentes.
For the list of competitors, click this link
For information on the Classic, click this link
About Mae Young
Johnnie Mae Young, a WWE Hall of Famer, began her professional career in 1939. Already an incredible athlete — she was on her Tulsa, Oklhoma-based high school wrestling team and was a national champion softball player — Young embarked on her chosen livelihood at age 15.
Throughout the 1940s, she blazed a path for future female grapplers everywhere. Aith World War II in its midst, many territories that didn't feature women’s wrestling began to open up those doors, which were kicked down by Young and her contemporaries.
She remained one of the most active and successful female Superstars throughout the next few decades.Young was the first U.S. Women’s Champion, and her lengthy rivalry with the legendary Mildred Burke was one of the most storied of the time. In fact, in 1954, she and Burke were among the first female competitors to tour post-war Japan.
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