WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
RSS Feed


WNS Home

Home ⚡ DISCORD ⚡ Podcast ⚡ X


Triple H Discusses Future Of WWE's Mae Young Classic Tournament, Naming It After The Late Hall of Famer

Posted By: Kenny Williams on Aug 28, 2017

Triple H Discusses Future Of WWE's Mae Young Classic Tournament, Naming It After The Late Hall of Famer

During a recent interview with Muscle & Fitness magazine, Triple H took the opportunity to promote WWE's Mae Young Classic women's tournament, the first four episodes of which are currently available to view on-demand on the WWE Network. Below are some highlights of what he had to say regarding the tournament:

If the Mae Young Classic will be a recurring event

"I would love for the Mae Young Classic to be this recurring yearly, or whatever it is, this recurring thing that is the opportunity for the girls that are out there grinding, for the girls that are out there working at the little armories and the little places and dreaming about that pot of gold to be able to jump on the rainbow and start to take the ride. And for us to scan around the world every year and say, 'Who do we want to look at this year, and give them that opportunity? Who’s really improved since last year to take this opportunity? Who’s that next level? Who’s that next generation of stars?' To me, that’s where something like the Mae Young Classic becomes a huge opportunity. And if it’s my decision, yeah it will be exactly that. An opportunity that keeps coming back over and over."

Naming the Tournament After the Late WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young

"So there [were] a lot of decisions and a lot of names thrown around, and there was a team that went through all that stuff. At the end of the day, we were looking for something that kinda symbolized the transition. And while I think a lot of people would say, like, you know, 'Why didn’t you name it The [Fabulous] Moolah Classic?', or 'Why didn’t you name it after some other female?' To me, Mae was the one person that, when you look at it, Mae Young started at the very beginning of her life. Got into a men’s-only business and against all conceivable odds stayed in that business and competed much like Moolah did or all these other people. But Mae was one of the only ones that was able to really transition into the modern day. Mae was able to transition into the entertainment component of the Attitude Era in a way that if you look at the Attitude Era and you look at Mae Young, you can look at Moolah standing next to her. But Moolah was just kinda there in the straight man or straight woman in the equation. Mae was the one that was like, 'I don’t care. I’ll do it.' You know, she was half the time suggesting stuff that we’re like, 'Oh God. Mae, we can’t do that.' You know?"

Tags: #wwe #triple h #mae young classic

⚡ Explore WNS

Jump To Comments

Popular Tags

Popular Articles

Share Article

Follow WNS


 Follow us on X @WNSource 

 Follow us on Instagram & THREADS

 LIKE us on Facebook 


⚡ News tip? Email ben@wrestlingnewssource.com 


Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.

© 2006-2024 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π