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A new year, a new (better?) way to watch the second Mae Young Classic

Last year’s Mae Young Classic provided fans an opportunity to watch some of the best women’s wrestlers in the world, all on the WWE Network. This year, WWE will look to make the sequel better than the original. With a loaded roster once again, what else could they do to make it better? The answer was simple: how to broadcast the show.

When the Mae Young Classic was put out all at once on the WWE Network, it was meant to be watch in a binge-style way, like Netflix. While the matches were great, many were complaining about the method. The first Cruiserweight Classic had the shows come on weekly, after NXT. The way it was done before resulted in great numbers. WWE has decided to return to that very format.

Starting on Wednesday, September 8, the Mae Young Classic’s single-elimination approach will happen weekly, immediately after that week’s episode of NXT. That will continue until the finals, which will take place at WWE’s Evolution PPV on October 28 at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, NY.

Additionally, Michael Cole, Beth Phoenix and Renee Young will provide commentary. The 2018 MYC Bracketology will take place before the tournament begins on August 29.

Here are the participants confirmed for the show so far:

  • Kaitlyn
  • Io Shirai
  • Tegan Nox
  • Kacy Cantanzaro
  • Toni Storm
  • Jinny
  • Ashley Rayne (Madison Rayne)
  • Kavita Devi
  • Meiko Satomura
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Deonna Purrazzo
  • Reina Gonzalez
  • Lacey Lane
  • Jessie Elaban
  • Nicole Matthews
  • MJ Jenkins
  • Karen Q
  • Zatara
  • Mia Yim
  • Mercedes Martinez
  • Allysin Kay (Sienna)
  • Hiroyo Matsumoto
  • Xia Li
  • Zeuxis
  • Isla Dawn
  • Aerial Monroe
  • Rachel Evers
  • Priscilla Kelly
  • Killer Kelly
  • Vanessa Kraven
  • Xia Brookside

Looks like a very stacked field. Are you happy with the new format?

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