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Kay Lee Ray and Ayesha Raymond officially announced for Mae Young Classic

Kay Lee Ray on Twitter

The official “Parade of Champions” unveiling is tomorrow ahead of the first day of taping, and rumors are flying around about who will be added to the 32 wrestler field for WWE Network’s Mae Young Classic.

WWE is keeping the buzz going by officially adding two more names to the field, including one who’s been on a lot of fans wish lists from the start.

That would be Kay Lee Ray, a 24 year old Scot who’s held championships in a number of United Kingdom and European promotions, including WWE partner Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW). Despite her youth, she’s been a staple of the scene for several years, including prominent matches with fan-favorite (and WWE-aligned) Progress, plus competing on TNA’s British Bootcamp II reality competition series alongside current WWE talent like Noam Dar and Nikki Cross.

Also announced today (July 12) is Ayesha Raymond, another British wrestler who’s worked in her home country as Ayesha Ray. WWE touts the 6 foot tall, London-born talent as a “a mix of brawler and powerhouse” who’s wrestled since 15 years old. They list her as having trained with past and present Performance Center coaches like Robbie Brookside and Johnny Saint, while other sources on the internet include Paige’s parents Ricky and Saraya Knight as past trainers.

Ray and Raymond join 15 others confirmed on

Kairi Sane
Abbey Laith
Taynara Conti
Dakota Kai
Lacey Evans
Sarah Logan
Bianca Blair
Jazzy Gabert
Kavita Devi
Toni Storm
Princesa Sugehit
Piper Niven
Rhea Ripley
Sage Beckett
Tessa Blanchard

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