Hometown: Chong Qing, China
Xia Li is a grappler unlike any other in the Mae Young Classic. Among the first Chinese athletes to be recruited into WWE’s developmental system, Li is new to the ring, but not combat sports. A decorated martial artist, she claimed top-place finishes in numerous tournaments, including the Second World Traditional Chinese Wushu Championship, as well as fitness events, such as the Nike Challenge Competition, in her native China.
Li officially joined the WWE Performance Center in January and has been diligently studying under WWE’s coaches ever since, learning how to apply her well-honed martial arts bona fides inside the ring. She will have her first opportunity to show the world the fruits of her labor when she battles in this summer’s Mae Young Classic.