Mae Young Classic Hits 18 Reveals, As Four More Announced

WWE announced another four competitors for the 2018 Mae Young Classic today, with an international presence and continuing with some highly touted indie stars. Today’s announcement features luchadora Zeuxis, former Crash Women’s Champion Lacey Lane, Scottish star Isla Dawn and Ring of Honor/Women of Honor star Karen Q.

ZEUXIS, Puerto Rico

We first reported on Zeuxis this past May when she left CMLL, and it looks like our prediction was true – the former Mexican National Women’s Champion is now entered into this year’s Mae Young Classic. Per WWE, she is “a proponent of “Lucha Strong Style,” and “enters this year’s field with a decade of ring experience and more than 800 matches under her belt. Calling herself “Puerto Rican Power,” Zeuxis boasts a combination of strength and speed, and has frequently ended matches with a top-rope Spanish Fly. She is a multi-time champion in Mexico and Japan, and last September she collected perhaps her most important accolade yet, defeating Princesa Sugehit (a competitor from last year’s Mae Young Classic) in a Mask vs. Mask Match.”


Lacey Lane just recently lost her Crash Lucha Libre Women’s title to Tessa Blanchard, before being announced as a recent signing to the WWE Performance Center, and like fellow signee Deonna Purrazzo, she’s getting thrown into the mix early. “The newly signed WWE Performance Center recruit was a member the 2012 NCAA Division II championship basketball team at Shaw University,” WWE said, “where she graduated magna cum laude. Deciding to give wrestling a try, Lane studied the mat game under WWE Hall of Famers The Dudley Boyz. Before joining the WWE PC, Lane made waves on the independent scene in both the U.S. and Mexico.”

ISLA DAWN, Scotland

Scotland’s Isla Dawn has worked all over North America and Europe, recently making her WWE debut at the WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament, where she was part of a triple threat with Toni Storm and Killer Kelly. “This self-described “modern-day witch” employs a hard-hitting style that draws from her background in kickboxing and dance that has carried her throughout promotions across Europe,” the WWE mentions.


Photo: ROH

Karen Q, much like Deonna Purrazzo, was one of the emerging stars with Ring of Honor’s Women of Honor division. She just recently faced WOH Champion Sumi Sakai for the title at ROH Honor For All event in Nashville. Karen Q “blitzes the competition with a dizzying combination of technical wizardry and breathtaking aerial assaults,” said the WWE. “All the while, she also softens opponents up for the Spring Roll – her take on the Boston Crab – to rearrange spines and claim victories.” Although she’s American, she may end up representing China, similar to how Mia Yim represents South Korea.


  • Kacy Catanzaro, USA
  • Isla Dawn, Scotland
  • Kavita Devi, India
  • Jessica Elaban, USA
  • Kaitlyn, USA
  • Reina Gonzalez, USA
  • Jinny, England
  • Karen Q, USA
  • Killer Kelly, Portugal
  • Lacey Lane, USA
  • Mercedes Martinez, USA
  • Nicole Matthews, Canada
  • Tegan Nox, Wales
  • Deonna Purrazzo, USA
  • Rhea Ripley, Australia
  • Io Shirai, Japan
  • Mia Yim, South Korea
  • Zeuxis, Puerto Rico

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