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WWE News: Toni Storm Now Confirmed For Mae Young Classic

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Today, WWE has announced that Toni Storm will be entering the 32-woman field for the second annual Mae Young Classic which begins taping on August 8th and 9th at Full Sail University. This will be Toni’s second go-around in the tournament after making it all the way to the Semi-Finals last year with wins over Ayesha Raymond, Lacey Evans and Piper Niven before falling to the eventual winner, Kairi Sane.

Here’s a look at the updated list of participants:

  • Kaitlyn
  • Io Shirai
  • Mia Yim
  • Killer Kelly
  • Mercedes Martinez
  • Deonna Purrazzo
  • Kavita Devi
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Kacy Catanzaro
  • Tegan Nox
  • Jessie Elaban
  • Reina Gonzalez
  • Jinny
  • Zeuxis
  • Karen Q
  • Lacey Lane
  • Nicole Matthews
  • Toni Storm

Below is WWE’s official announcement:

On the heels of challenging NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler last month in England, NXT UK Superstar Toni Storm is coming to rock the Mae Young Classic again.

As first reported by The Daily Mirror, Storm, a nine-year ring veteran from Australia, will return to the Classic for a second year. Storm made it to the Semifinals in the inaugural event, turning heads by earning three straight victories before falling to tournament winner Kairi Sane.

Storm’s mix of snap suplexes, British technical grappling and the odd bit of high-flying has taken her to championship heights around the world, with her most notable successes occurring in Japan and the United Kingdom.

Will the 22-year-old prodigy build upon her already-impressive resume by taking home the 2018 Mae Young Classic trophy? Find out when the international, 32-woman tournament returns to WWE Network later this summer, and stick with WWE.com for more Mae Young Classic updates in the upcoming weeks.

 

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