It was announced on Monday that WWE Hall of Famers Jim Ross and Lita will be the announcers for WWE’s upcoming “Mae Young Classic” women’s wrestling tournament that will take place this summer on WWE Network. They have been the rumored names for those roles for several months and now it’s official.
Here’s more info from WWE.com on the airdates as well as comments from Triple H:
WWE has announced that the first-ever Mae Young Classic women’s tournament will stream exclusively on WWE Network, starting Monday, Aug. 28, with the first four episodes available on demand. Episodes five through eight will be available on demand on Monday, Sept. 4. The final match will stream live from Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 10 p.m. ET.
The Mae Young Classic will be called by WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross, who will be joined on color commentary by four-time Women’s Champion and WWE Hall of Famer Lita. The tournament, named after WWE Hall of Famer and one of the greatest WWE Superstars in history, Mae Young, will feature 32 of the top female competitors from around the world participating in a single-elimination tournament.
“The Mae Young Classic is a unique and exclusive offering for WWE Network subscribers and further highlights our ongoing commitment to the ‘women’s evolution’ in sports and entertainment,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events and Creative. “It’s a privilege to showcase these talented women from around the world and to provide them with an opportunity to shine before a global audience on WWE Network.”
The tournament will start taping in mid-July at Orlando’s Full Sail University, which is the same venue where NXT tapings have been held for the past five years.