On Thursday afternoon, WWE unveiled the bracketology for this year’s Mae Young Classic tournament during a live special that aired via their various social media channels (see below).
WWE.com released the following announcement regarding the bracket for this year’s tourney:
Mae Young Classic 2018 bracket revealed
The official bracket for the 2018 Mae Young Classic has been revealed.
The bracket was unveiled on WWE Network’s Bracketology special and lays out all 16 First-Round Matches, providing a roadmap for the path to victory in the 32-woman tournament.
The first episode of the 2018 Mae Young Classic kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 9/8 C on the award-winning WWE Network. The tournament will stream each Wednesday immediately following WWE NXT and before culminating with its Final at WWE Evolution, the first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view, on Sunday, Oct. 28.
The First Round will feature the following matches:
* Meiko Satomura vs. Killer Kelly
* Ashley Rayne vs. Mercedes Martinez
* Lacey Lane vs. Vanessa Kraven
* Taynara Conti vs. Jessie Elaban
* Toni Storm vs. Jinny
* Rachel Evers vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
* Mia Yim vs. Allysin Kay
* Kaitlyn vs. Kavita Devi
* Tegan Nox vs. Zatara
* Isla Dawn vs. Nicole Matthews
* Rhea Ripley vs. MJ Jenkins
* Kacy Catanzaro vs. Reina González
* Io Shirai vs. Xia Brookside
* Zeuxis vs. Aerial Monroe
* Deonna Purrazzo vs. Priscilla Kelly
* Karen Q vs. Xia Li
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Don’t miss the Mae Young Classic’s historic return when it streams exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 9/8 C.
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— Mae Young Classic (@MaeYoungClassic) August 30, 2018