WWE Mae Young Classic 2017: Schedule of Dates Released for Women's Tournament

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 23, 2017

Roman and Seth celebrate in the ring during the WWE show at Zenith Arena on may 09, 2017 in Lille, France. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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On Tuesday, the WWE announced the creation of the WWE Mae Young Classic women's tournament to be held in July.

WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Triple H tweeted that the tourney will take place at Full Sail Arena in Orlando, Florida, on July 13 and 14.

The WWE initially announced on April 1 that it would be holding a 32-woman tournament during the summer involving competitors from 17 different countries.

The tourney comes on the heels of a pair of successful tournaments the WWE has held over the past year.

Last summer, the WWE created the Cruiserweight Classic, which featured 32 of the best cruiserweights in the world doing battle.

TJ Perkins won to become cruiserweight champion, and the cruiserweight division has been a staple on Raw and 205 Live ever since.

The WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament was then held in January with Tyler Bate beating Pete Dunne to become the inaugural champion.

The WWE has yet to announce which wrestlers will partake in the Mae Young Classic.

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