Martinez, an 18-year veteran of the wrestling ring, competed in last year’s tournament. It’s a good sign for her that she was brought back for this year’s tournament.
Yim was also in last year’s tournament and she has been wrestling since 2009. Some of you may remember her from her run with Impact Wrestling. She’s a former TNA Knockouts Champion.
Killer Kelly worked at the recent United Kingdom Championship special on the WWE Network. She is the first women’s champion in the history of German-based Westside Xtreme Wrestling.
Crystal, known as the “Queen of Philippine Wrestling,” made her wrestling debut in 2016. She was discovered by WWE last year during a scouting trip.
As of right now, here are the names announced for the tournament:
– Deonna Purrazzo
– Io Shirai
– Jessie Elaban
– Kacy Catanzaro
– Nicole Matthews
– Reina Gonzalez
– Rhea Ripley
– Taynara Conti
– Tegan Nox
– Mercedes Martinez
– Mia Yim
– Killer Kelly
The Mae Young Classic will tape on August 8 and 9 at Full Sail University in Orlando, FL.