The second annual Mae Young Classic kicked off this week at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Following two nights of tapings, we now know who will be competing in the finals of this year’s event.
32 women competed in a single-elimination tournament that premiere on the WWE Network on Wednesday, September 5th. The eight episode ‘season’ will culminate at WWE’s all-women’s Evolution pay-per-view on Sunday, October 28th.
Mae Young Classic Results
The show began with Triple H welcoming everyone to the second annual Mae Young Classic tournament. He introduced Michael Cole, Beth Phoenix and Renee Young as commentators.
Britt Baker defeated Tesha Price via submission in a dark match.
Week 1 (First Round Matches):
They held a Parade of Champions introducing the 32 competitors.
- Tegan Nox def. Zatara Cabrona
- Rhea Ripley def. MJ Jenkins
- Lacey Lane def. Vanessa Kraven
- Meiko Satomura def. Killer Kelly
Week 2 (First Round Matches):
- Deonna Purrazzo def. Priscilla Kelly
- Zeuxis def. Aerial Monroe
- Kacy Catanzaro def. Reina Gonzalez
- Mercedes Martinez def. Ashley Rayne
Week 3 (First Round Matches):
- Kaitlyn def. Kavita Devi
- Toni Storm def. Jinny
- Xia Li def. Karen Q
- Mia Yim def. Allysin Kay
Week 4 (First Round Matches):
- Hiroyo Matsumoto def. Rachel Evers
- Taynara Conti def. Jessie Elaban
- Nicole Matthews def. Isla Dawn
- Io Shirai def. Xia Brookside
Week 5 (Second Round Matches):
- Toni Storm def. Hiroyo Matsumoto
- Rhea Ripley def. Kacy Catanzaro
- Lacey Lane def. Taynara Conti
- Meiko Satomura def. Mercedes Martinez
Week 6 (Secomd Round Matches):
- Io Shirai def. Zeuxis
- Deonna Purrazzo def. Xia Li
- Tegan Nox def. Nicole Matthews
- Mia Yim def. Kaitlyn
Week 7 (Quarter Finals):
- Meiko Satomura def. Lacey Lane
- Io Shirai def. Deonna Purrazzo
- Toni Storm def. Mia Yim
- Rhea Ripley def. Tegan Nox after Nox suffered a legitimate knee injury.
Week 8 (Semi-Finals):
- Jessie Elaban, MJ Jenkins, & Xia Brookside deff. Allysin Kay, Reina Gonzalez, & Vanessa Kraven in a non-tournament match.
- Aerial Monroe & Candice LeRae def. Jinny & Killer Kelly in a non-tournament match.
- Toni Storm over Meiko Satomura to advance to the finals.
- Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley to advance to the finals.
Mae Young Classic Finals
The finals of the 2018 Mae Young Classic tournament are set. The field of 32 women has been narrowed down to two. It will be Io Shirai vs. Toni Storm squaring off at WWE Evolution to determine this year’s winner.