News has been spreading online for quite a while now that the Mae Young Classic Women’s Tournament would be an event mostly run by women. Referees, ring announcers, backstage interviewers and ringside announcer were all heavily expected to be women.
After the recent signing of Kennadi Brink as a NXT referee, the rumor of a female color commentator to stand next to Jim Ross at the Tournament announce table was made official today by WWE as Hall of Famer and 4-time WWE Women’s Champion Lita was chosen to comment the action right from ringside.
WWE unveiled in the same announcement more news about the streaming conditions of the tournament. The first four episodes will be available on demand on WWE Network on Monday, August 28. Episodes five through eight will be available on demand on Monday, September 4. All 8 episodes will be taped on July 13th and 14th at Full Sail University in Orlando.
The final matches will stream live from Las Vegas on Tuesday, September 12. A special WWE Network show entitled “Mae Young Classic: Bracketology” will present the 32 competitors on Sunday, August 20, immediately after SummerSlam. Only a few names were revealed for the moment, but women from 17 different countries were announced by WWE to be apart of the tournament.