WWE Mae Young Classic: Full List of Competitors Announced


The full list of competitors was announced before the WWE Mae Young Classic began taping at Full Sail University.

The WWE Mae Young Classic began taping on Thursday night and will continue into Friday. It features 32 women competing in this inaugural tournament from all around the world. Top names like Kairi Sane, Abbey Laith and Tessa Blanchard were already announced.

Before the taping began, WWE had all 32 women appear in the Mae Young Classic Parade. It’s similar to what was done to open the 2016 Cruiserweight Classic.

Some of the female wrestlers that appeared weren’t previously announced by WWE, including two big names on the women’s wrestling scene. Who were they?

The full roster for the Mae Young Classic can be seen below. This is in the order they were announced:

  1. Dakota Kai
  2. Serena Deeb
  3. Vanessa Borne
  4. Xia Li
  5. Rachel Evers
  6. Sage Beckett
  7. Kay Lee Ray
  8. Tessa Blanchard
  9. Toni Storm
  10. Marti Belle
  11. Lacey Evans
  12. Santana Garrett
  13. Nicole Savoy
  14. Ayesha Raymond
  15. Reina Gonzalez
  16. Shayna Baszler
  17. Piper Niven
  18. Zeda
  19. Rhea Ripley
  20. Kavita Devi
  21. Sarah Logan
  22. Bianca Belair
  23. Abbey Laith
  24. Candice LeRae
  25. Mia Yim
  26. Miranda Salinas
  27. Renee Michelle
  28. Princesa Sugehit
  29. Mercedes Martinez
  30. Jazzy Gabert
  31. Taynara Conti
  32. Kairi Sane

Sane got saved for last, potentially as a way to highlight how she’ll be one of the top names (and favorites) of the Mae Young Classic. She signed with WWE earlier this summer.

Candice LeRae is a surprise name. She appeared on an episode of WWE NXT earlier this year, competing in a No. 1 Contenders Battle Royal for the NXT Women’s Championship. LeRae is also the wife of NXT star Johnny Gargano.

Serena Deeb is a former member of the WWE main roster. She’s known for her role in CM Punk’s Straight Edge Society on SmackDown, which also featured Luke Gallows.

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What do you think of the Mae Young Classic roster? Did WWE miss on not including someone?