The highly-anticipated WWE women’s tournament finally has a name. The WWE Mae Young Classic will take this place this summer, and today, WWE announced further information on the taping dates and location on the tourney
The tournament will take place Thursday, July 13, and Friday, July 14, from Full Sail Live in Orlando, Florida, and tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10:00 am EDT. The show will be available via WWE Network later in the summer.
Triple H had the following to say about the upcoming tournament.
“The Mae Young Classic will mark a significant moment in the evolution of WWE. We are proud to provide this unique opportunity for the best female talent from around the world.”
It’s nice to see WWE go with honoring Mae Young with this. While she definitely had some skeletons in her closet and was no angel to say the least, WWE dodged a major bullet by not going the obvious route and naming the tournament after The Fabulous Moolah. That would have not have gone over well, especially given information that has come to light over the years about how Moolah treated other female wrestlers throughout her career and time as a performer, promoter, and trainer.
We will keep everyone updated on the Mae Young Classic as WWE releases more information on participants and the tournament in the weeks to come.