Last night on Jim Ross’ podcast Madusa, Lita, and Jim Ross himself revealed four new names that will be taking part in WWE’s Mae Young Classic. Shayna Baszler, Mercedes Martinez, Ayesha Ray all whom we exclusively revealed were in Florida undergoing medicals and Rachael Evers who was reported by f4wonline.
Rachael Ellering graduated Storm Wrestling Academy during December 2015. She went on to debut in Prairie Wrestling Alliance on November 21, 2015 in a match with Lance Storm against Brett Morgan & Gisele Shaw. Ellering made her Shine debut at Shine 34 in a match won by Tessa Blanchard, in Shine 35 Ellering defeats Blanchard in the rematch of Shine 34. She’s no stranger to NXT, as she has appeared on NXT as enhancement talent. Ellering made appearances in Impact Wrestling initially at the March 2, 2017 television tapings competing in a match against Sienna in a losing effort. The following day, Ellering competed in the company’s One Night Only pay-per-view series, Knockouts Knockdown 2017 against Laurel Van Ness in another losing effort.
Shayna Baszler, the current reigning AIW Women’s Champion is no stranger to the performance center, having helped train Nikki Bella while she was training from her return from injury over the Summer which was featured on Total Bellas/Total Divas. Shayna made the transition from MMA to Professional Wrestling on September 26, 2015 where she faced Cheerleader Melissa in a singles bout. She received a WWE tryout back in September of 2016.
Mercedes Martinez is the current reigning SHIMMER Champion, WSU Champion, nCw Femmes Fatales Champion, and one half of the SHINE Tag Team Champions. The 36 year old is one of the top names in independent wrestling and even was inducted into the WSU Hall of Fame this year.
Ayesha Ray, a 27 year old from London, England stands in at 6 foot tall and was trained primarily by Ricky and Saraya Knight at the WAW training academy. For only having debuted in 2009 she’s done a lot capturing the SWF Ladies Title and the PWF Ladies Tag Titltes with Destiny. She’s has worked in Japan for the STARDOM promotion joining the Moster-Gunn stable with Kyoko Kimaura, Alpha Female, and Hailey Hatred. She even managed to capture the Artist of STARDOM title along with Kimaura and Alpha Female and kept the title for almost her entire Japan tour. She is no stranger to the WWE, having worked as one of Adam Rose’s ‘Rosebuds’ several times while the company toured the UK as well as being apart of several WWE tryouts throughout the past few years.