10 Mae Young Classic Competitors with the Most WWE Potential
The Mae Young Classic aired on the WWE Network over a 3 week period from August 28th to the live final on September 12th, 2017. It featured a 32 woman single elimination tournament, involving competitors from 12 different countries.
The tournament was a showcase of talent from outside of the WWE, acting as a great recruiting opportunity for the company to sign some very deserving talent and bring them into the WWE Universe.
*Quick Disclaimer: Kairi Sane and Shayna Baszler are excluded from this list because of their star power and status before coming into the tournament. Both of these women have looked tremendous in the tournament and will no doubt factor into WWE’s future plans.
Kairi Sane has been tossed around by numerous podcasts and fans as potentially the one who could've dethroned Asuka before she had to relinquish the NXT Women’s Championship due to injury, and Baszler already has a name from the Mixed Martial Arts world.
With that said, here are 10 Mae Young Classic Competitors with the most potential:
Mia Yim – 28 Years Old, Pro Since 2009
Even at just 28 years of age, Yim provided a veteran presence in the tournament along with versatility and ability in the ring. Yim performed under the ring name Jade for TNA making her more recognizable to fans of women's wrestling and giving her a built-in fan base for matches in the tournament.
Serena Deeb – 31 Years Old, Pro Since 2005
Similar to The Brian Kendrick in the Cruiserweight Classic, Deeb made her return to the WWE in the Mae Young Classic. She was part of CM Punk's Straight Edge Society during her first
Deeb won the fans over with her story of redemption, hoping to gain a second chance with the WWE and after a strong performance against Vanessa Bourne and Piper Niven, she has more than earned the fans respect.