We’ve begged WWE to give it to us for what feels like forever and we may finally get our wish sooner rather than later: WWE Mae Young Classic 3 is coming.
In 2017 and 2018, the WWE Mae Young Classic was an exciting time for fans of women’s wrestling. On top of dubbing two future champions as its winners (Kairi Sane and Toni Storm), the tournament served as a breakout for several future stars like Shayna Baszler, Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley.
In addition, MYC saw the brief return of past legends like Serena Deeb and Kaitlyn, as well as one-off appearances from notable names like Meiko Satomura and Alysin Kay. And don’t even get me started on the mountains of incredible matches that came out of the tournament during both years.
Unfortunately, for whatever reason, the third entry of the tourney did not come to fruition in 2019 and it left a big, noticeable hole in the wrestling stratosphere. But apparently, WWE may be taking steps to finally fill that hole.
Triple H recently conducted an interview with Inside the Ropes (h/t eWrestling) where at the mention of the Mae Young Classic tournament, Trips said, “We’re gonna do it again here soon.”
Now, granted, just how “soon” it could come seems up in the air now. Obviously, this interview was filmed prior to coronavirus putting the world in a Figure Four Leg Lock and obviously, there are going to be some issues that would come with WWE trying to conduct a tournament right now.
Even in a time when wrestling is considered “essential” enough to allow for state-wide travel, it’s going to be tough to bring in talents from overseas as they have in recent years. Besides, WWE was having difficulties running their regular week to week shows (taped and lived) in the middle of this pandemic.
Trying to conduct a full fledged tournament of the same magnitude from the past few years that could once again feature unsigned wrestlers may be pushing their luck.
However, the confidence in which Triple H said that the tourney is coming “soon” is a good sign at least. All of the news we’ve heard in recent memory from higher ups like Trips and Stephanie McMahon has been plagued with noticeable uncertainty, but this newfound confidence seems to suggest that the right steps are being taken to bring the tourney to life this year.
Again, plenty of other factors that we need to keep in mind that we’ll just have to wait and see for, but right now, the future looks bright for a third WWE Mae Young Classic.