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Mae Young Classic 2018
Mae Young Classic (2018)
WWE Mae Young Classic 2018 official logo.png
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PromotionWWE
DateAugust 8, 2018
August 9, 2018
October 28, 2018 (Finals)
CityWinter Park, Florida
Uniondale, New York (Finals)
VenueFull Sail University
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Finals)
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The Mae Young Classic (2018) was a women's professional wrestling tournament produced by American-based promotion, WWE. The event was the second Mae Young Classic.

Background

In April 2018, the WWE announced a second Mae Young Classic tournament, following up on the 2017 tournament.[1]

On June 22, 2018 the WWE confirmed the tournament would once again be 32 competitors, with the event being held at Full Sail University.[2] On July 12, 2018 the first two competitors for the 2018 tournament were announced as Kaitlyn and Rhea Ripley.[3] The finals will be held as part of the WWE Evolution pay-per-view on October 28, 2018, at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.[4]

On August 8, it was announced that the show would air every Wednesday on the WWE Network immediately after WWE NXT, beginning September 5.[5] The show is announced by Beth Phoenix, Renee Young, and Michael Cole.[6] In addition, the week prior to the first episode, WWE Network aired a bracketology special.[7]

Qualifying match

NXT tapings - July 18 (Full Sail University - Winter Park, Florida)[8]
No. Results Stipulations
1 Taynara Conti defeats Vanessa Borne Mae Young Classic Final Spot Qualifying Match

Participants

Broadcast team

Ring name Real name Notes[21]
Beth Phoenix Elizabeth Kocia?ski Color commentator
Hall of Famer
Cathy Kelley Catherine Kelley Backstage interviewer
Kayla Braxton Kayla Becker Ring announcer
Michael Cole Michael Coulthard Lead commentator
Renee Young Renee Paquette Color commentator
Sarah Schreiber Sarah Schreiber Backstage interviewer
Shadia Bseiso Shadia Bseiso Backstage interviewer

Tournament bracket

The following time limits were in place:

  • Round One: 15 minutes
  • Round Two: 20 minutes
  • Round Three: 25 minutes
 
 
                  
 
- Episode 1
 
 
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- Episode 5
 
7:41[22]
 
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- Episode 2
 
11:32[26]
 
7:31[23]
 
- Episode 7
 
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- Episode 1
 
4:34[28]
 
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- Episode 5
 
4:50[22]
 
United States Lacey LanePin
 
- Episode 4
 
Brazil Taynara Conti2:38[26]
 
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- Episode 8
 
4:44[24]
 
13:05[29]
 
- Episode 3
 
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- Episode 5
 
7:08[25]
 
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- Episode 4
 
9:17[26]
 
9:47[24]
 
- Episode 7
 
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- Episode 3
 
8:25[28]
 
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- Episode 6
 
9:39[25]
 
South Korea Mia YimSub
 
- Episode 3
 
United States Kaitlyn7:09[27]
 
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- WWE Evolution
 
4:08[25]
 
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- Episode 1
 
Io Shirai10:20[30]
 
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- Episode 6
 
6:10[22]
 
Wales Tegan Nox Pin
 
- Episode 4
 
Canada Nicole Matthews3:45[27]
 
7:20[24]
 
- Episode 7
 
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3:14[28]
 
- Episode 1
 
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- Episode 5
 
7:41[22]
 
Australia Rhea Ripley Pin
 
- Episode 2
 
United States Kacy Catanzaro7:04[26]
 
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- Episode 8
 
4:46[23]
 
12:52[29]
 
- Episode 4
 
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- Episode 6
 
3:16[24]
 
Japan Io Shirai Pin
 
- Episode 2
 
Mexico Zeuxis6:06[27]
 
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- Episode 7
 
United States Aerial Monroe5:06[23]
 
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- Episode 2
 
8:44[28]
 
United States Deonna PurrazzoSub
 
- Episode 6
 
United States Priscilla Kelly4:28[23]
 
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- Episode 3
 
5:45[27]
 
United States Karen Q4:21[25]
 
 
China Xia LiPin
 

Aftermath

Performers on the tournament such as Deonna Purrazzo, Io Shirai, Jessie Elaban, Kacy Catanzaro, Kavita Devi, Lacey Lane, MJ Jenkins, Reina González, Rhea Ripley, Taynara Conti, Tegan Nox, and Xia Li already had signed contracts with the company. While Xia Brookside, Isla Dawn, Jinny, Killer Kelly, and winner Toni Storm had signed contracts with the company, performing on the NXT UK brand.

On August 25, 2018, Rhea Ripley started competing on the NXT UK brand, where she would eventually become the inaugural NXT UK Women's Champion.[31]

On October 18, 2018, WWE announced that Mia Yim had been signed to a contract, performing on the NXT and NXT UK brand.[32]

In February 2019, WWE annouced that Rachael Ellering and Karen Q signed to contract and training at the WWE Performance Center.

References

  1. ^ Namako, Jason (June 21, 2018). "First official details on the second annual Mae Young Classic tournament, tapings in August". Wrestleview. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "WWE's Mae Young Classic 2018 to be held at Full Sail Live, tickets available now". WWE. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "First Entrants In The 2018 Mae Young Classic on WWE Network Revealed - Former Divas Champion Included". 12 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Stephanie McMahon announces the first-ever all-women's pay-per-view WWE Evolution". WWE. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Mae Young Classic 2018 premieres on WWE Network on Sept. 5". Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Mae Young Classic to feature both Beth Phoenix and Renee Young on commentary". Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "WWE Reveals How and When The 2018 Mae Young Classic Will Air - Bracketology Special and Commentary Team Confirmed". 8 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ a b "WWE NXT-Tapings « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "Hiroyo Matsumoto, Aerial Monroe and Vanessa Kraven confirmed for Mae Young Classic". 1 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Zatara, Xia Li, MJ Jenkins, Allysin Kay and Rachel Evers enter Mae Young Classic". 3 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "Ashley Rayne, Priscilla Kelly and Xia Brookside join Mae Young Classic 2018". 30 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Deonna Purrazzo lands 'dream job' as she enters the 2018 Mae Young Classic". 18 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d "Mae Young Classic field widens with addition of international standouts, "American Ninja Warrior" pioneer". WWE. July 13, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ a b c d "International competitors, new NXT recruit and indie star added to Mae Young Classic". 25 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ a b c d "Four more participants confirmed for WWE Mae Young Classic". 18 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ "Kaitlyn returns to WWE as entrant in Mae Young Classic". Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "India's Kavita Devi readies for Mae Young Classic return". 20 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ a b c "Returning favorites, WWE newcomers added to Mae Young Classic 2018". 20 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "WWE? MYC?". 27 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ "NXT's Rhea Ripley selected for Mae Young Classic 2018". Retrieved 2018.
  21. ^ Satin, Ryan. "Mae Young Classic Announce Team Will Include Renee Young And Beth Phoenix". Pro Wrestling Sheet. Retrieved 2018.
  22. ^ a b c d Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Mae Young Classic 2018 Review Episode One: Meiko Satomura vs. Killer Kelly, Tegan Nox vs. Zatara, Lacey Lane vs. Vanessa Kraven, and Rhea Ripley vs. MJ Jenkins in a first-round matches". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 2018.
  23. ^ a b c d Powell, Jason (September 13, 2018). "Powell's WWE Mae Young Classic 2018 Ep. 2 Review: Mercedes Martinez vs. Ashley (Madison) Rayne, Kacy Catanzaro vs. Reina Gonzalez, Deonna Purrazzo vs. Pricilla Kelly, and Aerial Monroe vs. Zeuxis in first round matches". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 2018.
  24. ^ a b c d Powell, Jason (September 26, 2018). "Powell's WWE Mae Young Classic 2018 Ep. 4 Review: Io Shirai vs. Xia Brookside, Rachel Evers vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto, Jessie Elaban vs. Taynara Conti, Isla Dawn vs. Nicole Matthews in the final first round matches". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 2018.
  25. ^ a b c d Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Mae Young Classic 2018 Ep. 3 Review: Kaitlyn vs. Kavita Devi, Toni Storm vs. Jinny, Karen Q vs. Xia Li, and Mia Yim vs. Allysin Kay in first round matches". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 2018.
  26. ^ a b c d Powell, Jason (October 5, 2018). "Powell's WWE Mae Young Classic 2018 Ep. 5 Review: Mercedes Martinez vs. Meiko Satomura, Kacy Catanzaro vs. Rhea Ripley, Toni Storm vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto, Taynara Conti vs. Lacey Lane in second round matches". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 2018.
  27. ^ a b c d Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Mae Young Classic 2018 Ep. 6 Review: Kaitlyn vs. Mia Yim, Io Shirai vs. Zeuxis, Deonna Purrazzo vs. Xia Li, and Tegan Nox vs. Nicole Matthews in the final second round matches". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 2018.
  28. ^ a b c d Powell, Jason (October 18, 2018). "Powell's WWE Mae Young Classic 2018 Ep. 7 Review: Toni Storm vs. Mia Yim, Lacey Lane vs. Meiko Satomura, Rhea Ripley vs. Tegan Nox, Io Shirai vs. Deonna Purrazzo in quarterfinal matches". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 2018.
  29. ^ a b Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Mae Young Classic 2018 Ep. 8 Review: Toni Storm vs. Meiko Satomura, and Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai in semifinal matches to determine the finals at WWE Evolution". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 2018.
  30. ^ Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Evolution live review: Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Bella for the Raw Women's Championship, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair in a Last Woman Standing match for the Smackdown Women's Championship, Mae Young Classic Finals". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 2018.
  31. ^ Trionfo, Richard (28 November 2018). "WWE NXT UK EPISODE 12 REPORT: THE FIRST NXT UK WOMEN'S CHAMPION IS CROWNED AND MORE". PWInsider.
  32. ^ "Matt Riddle, Mia Yim, Chelsea Green among WWE Performance Center's newest recruits". WWE. October 18, 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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