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Former Divas Champion Kaitlyn, real name Celeste Bonin, will be making a return to WWE as part of the next Mae Young Classic tournament. Kaitlyn, 31, won the third season of NXT back when it was a Tough Enough-style competition. She went on to win the championship but then left the company about a year later in January of 2014.

Kaitlyn began training again last year and returned to the ring this past February. The 2018 Mae Young Classic will take place on August 8th and 9th at Full Sail University and will air later on WWE Network. No air date has been set.

Cathy Kelley takes a look at the return below:

And WWE posted the following statement in its website:

Kaitlyn returns to WWE to compete in Mae Young Classic 2018

After more than four years away from WWE, former Divas Champion Kaitlyn will make her in-ring return this summer when she competes in the 2018 Mae Young Classic.

The news, which was first reported by ESPN, makes Kaitlyn the first official participant to be revealed for this year’s 32-woman tournament.

Rising to fame in 2010 when she won Season 3 of NXT, which was a competition series among WWE rookies at the time, Kaitlyn quickly became a staple of what is now known as the WWE Women’s division.

With an extensive background in bodybuilding and power lifting, Kaitlyn used her remarkable strength and explosiveness to conquer opponents. She reached the summit of the division in January 2013 when she defeated Eve to capture the Divas Championship in her hometown of Houston on the 20th Anniversary of Raw. Kaitlyn held the title for 153 days before losing it to one of her greatest rivals, AJ Lee.

Upon leaving WWE in early 2014, Kaitlyn set out to build her own business from the ground up. Today she stands as the CEO and founder of Celestial Bodiez, a women’s fitness apparel company. Since she was last seen on WWE TV, Kaitlyn has adorned the cover of Iron Man Magazine, and made a cameo on UpUpDownDown.

Stay tuned to WWE.com for more Mae Young Classic updates as they become available.

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