The second episode of the 2018 Mae Young Classic aired on the WWE Network last night. Matches 5 through 8 were shown as the tournament reaches the halfway point of the opening round.
Mae Young Classic 9/12 Results
Donna Purrazzo defeated Priscilla Kelly
Before the match, Purrazzo spoke about being an alternate in last year’s tournament and how disappointed she was.
EVOLVE’s Priscilla Kelly has had obstacles in her path to get to the Mae Young Classic as well. She was once featured on the television show “My Big Fat Romanian Gypsy Wedding” where she was being shopped around as a potential bride while she was just 14-years-old.
It would be Purrazzo who would come away with the victory. She made Kelly tap to her Fujiwara armbar.
Zeuxis defeated Aerial Monroe
Cedric Alexander was shown in the crowd to watch his wife, Aerial Monroe, perform.
It would be Zeuxis who punched her ticket to the second round, however. The luchador picked up the win with a Spanish Fly from the top turnbuckle.
Kacy Catanzaro defeated Reina Gonzalez
The woman from American Ninja Warrior that everyone has been talking about picked up her first win on WWE programming here. There was nearly a foot height difference between the two but the smaller Catanzaro was not deterred.
It was a David and Goliath battle with Catanzaro using the ropes to try and gain an advantage on her much larger opponent. Catanzaro would then pick up the victory, seemingly out of nowhere, with a victory roll.
After the match, it looked like Gonzales was going to attack Catanzaro but she then lifted her up on her shoulders instead. Catanzaro will face Rhea Ripley next.
Mercedes Martinez defeated Ashley Rayne
Ashley/Madison Rayne took a long road to get to the WWE. Once she got there, she’d lose her first match to Mercedes Martinez.
In a bit of a surprise, Rayne (who had been featured in promos leading up to the tournament) was knocked out in the 1st round.
Martinez made it all the way to the semi-finals last year and she’s off to a good start already in this year’s tournament as well. She picked up the win with a Fisherman Buster to advance to the second round.