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Meiko Satomura confirmed for WWE Mae Young Classic


Following the announcement of Toni Storm, another huge addition is set for WWE's Mae Young Classic.

Meiko Satomura has been officially confirmed for the tournament. Her involvement was first reported by Tokyo Sports last month.

The 38-year-old Satomura has over two decades of experience in the ring and is one of the standout wrestlers of her generation. She started her career with GAEA Japan before its closure, founded and wrestles for the Sendai Girls promotion, and makes fairly regular appearances on the United Kingdom indies for places like Pro Wrestling: EVE and Fight Club: PRO.

After winning it from Chris Brookes earlier this year, Satomura currently holds the Fight Club: PRO Championship.

There are now 11 participants left to be announced for the 32-wrestler tournament, which will be filmed at Full Sail University on August 8 and 9. The finals will then take place at WWE Evolution in Long Island, New York on October 28.

Here's the updated Mae Young Classic lineup:

  • Kaitlyn
  • Rhea Ripley
  • Io Shirai
  • Nicole Matthews
  • Jinny
  • Kacy Catanzaro
  • Deonna Purrazzo
  • Tegan Nox (formerly known as Nixon Newell)
  • Jessie Elaban
  • Reina Gonzalez
  • Taynara Conti (won a qualifying match at NXT TV tapings)
  • Mia Yim
  • Mercedes Martinez
  • Kavita Devi
  • Killer Kelly
  • Zeuxis
  • Isla Dawn
  • Lacey Lane
  • Karen Q
  • Toni Storm
  • Meiko Satomura