WWE Mae Young Classic Episode 8
September 4, 2017
Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: (USA) Shayna Baszler vs. (USA) Mercedes Martinez in a SemiFinal Round Match In The Inaugural WWE Mae Young Classic Tournament
Baszler and Martinez shakes hands before the bell rings. Martinez dodges a couple of leg strikes from Baszler. Martinez goes for a single leg takedown, but Baszler blocks it. Martinez fires off a series of forearm strikes. Martinez is teeing off on Baszler in the corner. Martinez lands a vicious slap across the chest of Baszler. Martinez lands even more forearm shivers. Martinez applies a rear chin lock. Martinez repeatedly drives her elbow to the back of Baszler. Martinez transitions into a front face lock. Baszler responds with her lighting quick offense.
Baszler connects with a Leaping Knee Strike. Baszler follows that with Back to Back Gut Wrench Suplex’s. Baszler goes for the cover, but only gets a two count. Baszler applies a Heel Hook. Baszler transitions into a Knee Bar. Martinez finds a way to escape. Martinez dodges a leg lariat from Baszler. Martinez applies a Cross Face ChickenWing Submission Hold. Martinez and Baszler are trading back and forth shots.
Baszler is pissed. Baszler kicks Martinez in the hamstring. Baszler goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Martinez blocks it. Martinez connects with the Fisherman’s Brain Buster for a two count. Martinez follows that with Back to Back Saito Suplex’s. Martinez lands a German Suplex for a two count. Martinez goes for the Fisherman’s Brain Buster, but Baszler counters with a knee strike. Martinez lands a Big Boot. Baszler responds with the Kirifuda Driver. Baszler locks in the Rear Naked Choke which forces Martinez to tap out.
Winner: Advancing To The Finals Of The Mae Young Classic, (USA) Shayna Baszler via Submission
Second Match: (Australia) Toni Storm vs. (Japan) Kairi Sane in a SemiFinal Round Match In The Inaugural WWE Mae Young Classic Tournament
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sane with a Waist Lock Go-Behind to Storm. Storm transitions into a Wrist Lock. Sane floats over into a front face lock. Storm and Sane are in a middle of a grappling exchange. Storm with a pinning combination for a two count. Sane applies a Hammer Lock. Sane transitions into a side headlock. Storm crawls out of the side headlock. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Sane applies a waist lock. Storm responds with a wrist lock takeover.
Sane gets Storm shoulders pin to the mat for a one count. Sane lands a series of forearm strikes. Storm launches Sane to the ring apron. Sane rams her shoulders to the midsection of Storm. Sane dives over Storm. Sane dropkicks Storm. Storm blocks a haymaker from Sane. Storm kicks Sane in the elbow. Storm lands a series of European uppercuts. Storm goes for the cover, but only gets a two count. Sane responds with a Forearm Shiver. Storm tosses Sane out of the ring.
Sane drives Storm’s back into the ring apron. Sane connects with a Flying Crossbody Block to the outside. Sane rolls Storm back into the ring. Sane goes for the cover, but Storm kicks out. Sane locks in the Single Leg Boston Crab. Storm connects with a Suplex. Storm follows that with a Running Hip Attack. Sane responds with a Spear. Sane and Storm are trading back and forth shots.
Storm kicks Sane in the chest. Sane responds with a SledgeHammer Strike. Sane ascends to the top turnbuckle. Storm plants Sane with Strong Zero for a two count. Storm blocks a Spinning Back Fist from Sane. Storm stitches in a Kimura Lock with a Bridge. Sane rolls Storm over for a two count. Storm connects with a Leg Drop to the back of Sane. Sane lands the Spinning Back Fist. Sane goes back to the Single Leg Boston Crab. Sane drives her elbow to the back of Storm. Sane connects with the Diving Elbow to pickup the victory.
Winner: Advancing To The Finals Of The WWE Mae Young Classic, (Japan) Kairi Sane via Pinfall
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