WWE Mae Young Classic Results – September 26, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Rachel Evers (USA) vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto (Japan) in a First Round Match In The 2018 WWE Mae Young Classic Tournament
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Evers and Matsumoto are charging into each other. Matsumoto drops Evers with a shoulder tackle. Matsumoto plays to the crowd. Evers with an ankle trip. Evers follows that with a Basement Dropkick for a one count. Evers with clubbing blows to Matsumoto’s back. Evers with a GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Evers levels Matsumoto with a Pump Kick. Matsumoto hangs Evers on the top rope. Matsumoto with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Matsumoto delivers a Biel Throw. Following a snap mare takeover, Matsumoto applies a rear chin lock. Evers gets back to a vertical base. Matsumoto is lighting up Evers chest.
Matsumoto is mauling Evers in the corner. Matsumoto with a Running Knee Strike. Matsumoto with a Flying Knee Drop for a two count. Matsumoto goes for a Saito Suplex, but Evers blocks it. Evers is displaying her fighting spirit. Evers ducks a clothesline from Matsumoto. Evers creates distance with a Pop Up PowerBomb. Evers and Matsumoto are trading back and forth shots. Evers with a Running Pump Kick. Evers follows that with a Cutter. Evers with a Running Senton for a two count. Evers goes for a PowerBomb, but Matsumoto counters with a Back Body Drop. Evers side steps Matsumoto into the turnbuckles. Evers drops Matsumoto with an STO.
Evers connects with a Spinning Leg Drop for a two count. Evers is throwing haymakers at Matsumoto. Matsumoto fires back with clubbing forearm strikes. Evers slaps Matsumoto in the face. Matsumoto clotheslines Evers for a two count. Evers with a small package for a two count. Matsumoto decks Evers with a Discus Elbow Smash. Matsumoto with a Release German Suplex. Evers immediately gets back on her feet. Evers is pissed. Evers kicks the right shoulder of Matsumoto. Matsumoto responds with a Lariat. Evers goes for a Reverse TombStone PileDriver, but Matsumoto blocks it. Matsumoto with a High Angle PowerBomb. Matsumoto plants Evers with The Rock Drop to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hiroyo Matsumoto (Japan) via Pinfall
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Second Match: Taynara Conti (Brazil) vs. Jessie Elaban (USA) in a First Round Match In The 2018 WWE Mae Young Classic Tournament
Test of Strength. Conti unloads Two Judo Throws. Conti ducks a clothesline from Elaban. Standing Switch Exchange. Elaban decks Conti with a Back Elbow Smash. Elaban with a High Leg Lariat. Elaban hits The PK. Elaban walks over Conti. Elaban with a Running Senton for a two count. Conti shoves Elaban into the ropes. Conti abuses the referee’s five count. Conti with an STO for a two count. Conti’s pinning combinations is not going in her favor.
Conti works on the left shoulder of Elaban. Conti transitions into an arm-bar. Conti works on her joint manipulation game. Elaban is throwing forearms at Conti. Is Elaban crazy? Conti kicks Elaban in the gut. Conti rams Elaban’s fingers across the ropes. Conti repeatedly stomps on Elaban’s chest. Conti argues with the referee. Conti inadvertently kicks the bottom turnbuckle.
Elaban with a double leg takedown. Elaban slingshots Conti across the ring. Elaban with multiple dropkicks. Elaban continues to build momentum. Elaban with a Corner Clothesline. Elaban follows that with an Axe Kick for a two count. Elaban goes for a BodySlam, but Conti blocks it. Conti plants Elaban with a Spinning Side Slam to pickup the victory.
Winner: Taynara Conti via Pinfall
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Third Match: Isla Dawn (Scotland) vs. Nicole Matthews (Canada) in a First Round Match In The 2018 WWE Mae Young Classic Tournament
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Matthews backs Dawn into the turnbuckles. Matthews pats Dawn on the forehead. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Quick stalemate in the corner. Dawn tells Matthews to bring it. Third collar and elbow tie up of the match. Dawn applies a wrist lock. Matthews drives Dawn’s head to the canvas. Dawn with a single leg takedown. Dawn with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Dawn unloads a flurry of kicks. Dawn with a Running Meteora for a two count. Matthews ducks a clothesline from Dawn. Matthews with a Draping NeckBreaker for a two count. Matthews repeatedly kicks Dawn in the back. Matthews with a BackBreaker.
Dawn and Matthews are trading back and forth shots. Matthews blasts Dawn with a knife edge chop. Dawn responds with a Running Forearm Smash. Dawn follows that with a Running European Uppercut. Matthews clotheslines Dawn for a two count. Matthews has Dawn trapped in between the ropes. Matthews with clubbing buzzsaw kicks. Matthews with the lateral press for a two count. Matthews with elbow smashes across the chest of Dawn. Matthews applies an bow and arrow stretch.
Matthews talks smack to Dawn. Dawn is pissed. Dawn is throwing forearms at Matthews. Dawn delivers multiple leg kicks. Dawn drops Matthews with a Running Knee Strike. Dawn goes for an irish whip, but Matthews grabs the top rope. Dawn with a Bicycle Kick. Dawn follows that with a Saito Suplex. Dawn with an Leaping Enzuigiri. Dawn connects with a Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Dawn with a Fallaway Slam for a two count. Dawn goes for a Half Nelson Suplex, but Matthews blocks it. Matthews with a Nasty Lariat. Matthews locks in The Lion Tamer which forces Dawn to tap out.
Winner: Nicole Matthews (Canada) via Submission
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Fourth Match: Io Shirai (Japan) vs. Xia Brookside (England) in a First Round Match In The 2018 WWE Mae Young Classic Tournament
Brookside with forearm shivers across the chest of Shirai. Brookside goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver, but Shirai lands back on her feet. Shirai kicks Brookside in the gut. Shirai bounces Brookside on the top turnbuckle. Shirai with a Running Elbow Strike. Shirai is mauling Brookside in the corner. Shirai repeatedly stomps on Brookside’s chest. Shirai is choking Brookside with her boot. Shirari with a Rebound Dropkick for a two count. Shirai gets Brookside trapped in The Crippler CrossFace.
Shirai kicks Brookside in the face. Shirai is measuring up Brookside. Shirai goes for a Double Underhook Suplex, but Brookside blocks it. Brookside drives her knee into Shirai’s face. Brookside with a Spinning FaceBuster. Brookside plays to the crowd. Shirai avoids a roundhouse kick from Brookside. Shirai uppercuts Brookside. Shirai blasts Brookside with a ShotGun Meteora. Shirai walks over Brookside. Shirai lands an Asai MoonSault to pickup the victory.
Winner: Io Shirai (Japan) via Submission
The Following Matches In The Second Round Of The Mae Young Classic
– Meiko Satomura vs. Mercedes Martinez
– Lacey Lane vs. Taynara Conti
– Toni Storm vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
– Mia Yim vs. Kaitlyn
– Tegan Nox vs. Nicole Matthews
– Rhea Ripley vs. Kacy Catanzaro
– Io Shirai vs. Zeuxis
– Deonna Purrazzo vs. Xia Li
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