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MAE YOUNG CLASSIC EPISODE TWO REPORT: MIA YIM VERSUS SARAH LOGAN, RHEA RIPLEY, MERCEDES MARTINEZ, RACHEL EVERS VS MARTI BELLE, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-08-28 13:28:00

Which four women will join Abbey Laith, Princesa Sugehit, Serena Deeb, and Shayna Baszler in the second round of the Mae Young Classic.

We are at Full Sail University and your announcers are Lita and Jim Ross.

We take a look at the participants in the opening match.

Xia Li says she is honored to show her talents to the WWE audience.  She mentions she has learned Kung Fu.  She wants to bring the essence of Chinese Culture to the fans.

Mercedes Martinez says it is about time for the world to see what she is all about.  She will knock you down if you get in her face.  Mercedes says this will be Xia’s first and only match because she in her way of winning the tournament.  She says she has worked too hard to get here and no one is taking it from her.

Match Number One:  Mercedes Martinez versus Xia Li

Mercedes refuses the hand shake and mocks Li.

Martinez with a waist lock and take down into a front face lock.  Martinez with a side head lock and take down.  Martinez with a wrist lock and snap mare.  Martinez floats over and slaps Li in the head, showing her no respect.  Li with kicks to the leg followed by a round kick.  Li with a European uppercut in the corner followed by a running European uppercut.  Li with a snap mare toss and she gets a near fall.

Martinez misses a boot and has punches blocked.  Li sends Martinez to the mat.  Martinez blocks a kick but Li with a series of jumping round kicks and gets a near fall.  Li with more kicks to Martinez.  Martinez with a spinebuster for a near fall.   Martinez with a surfboard into a dragon sleeper and Li taps out.

Winner:  Mercedes Martinez (Advances to face Princesa Sugehit)

We meet our next participants

Rachel Evers says she did not grow up watching wrestling because her father did not take her to shows or let her watch.  Now that he is part of today’s wrestling world, she hopes she can make him proud.  She says she does not have a specific style.  She will mat wrestle, she will use power.  What matters is when the bell rings, you will know who Rachel Evers is.

Marti Belle says she is from the Dominican Republic but she moved to New York when she was seven and that is where she became who she is.  She is a lioness.  She does not follow the pack, she leads it.  You will see a powerful Dominican woman.

Match Number Two:  Marti Belle versus Rachel Evers

Belle does not want to lock up when Evers wants to so she does some stretching to try to get into Rachel’s head.  Belle still does not want to lock up.  They lock up and they go into the corner and Belle with a clean break.  Belle with a side head lock but Evers with a side head lock of her own.  Belle with a knee to the midsection followed by a butterfly take down and a near fall.

Evers with a waist lock and take down followed by a boot to the head for a near fall.  Evers with an STO and she goes to the turnbuckles for a springboard twisting leg drop but she can only get a near fall.  Belle goes to the apron and Evers releases the hold but Belle is picked up by the hair.  Belle drops Evers on the top rope and Belle with a blockbuster for a near fall.  Belle with elbows followed by a clothesline and she gets a near fall.  Belle sends Evers into the turnbuckles.

Belle sends Evers into another turnbuckle.  Belle uses the third turnbuckle on Evers.  Evers blocks being sent into the fourth turnbuckle to conclude the circuit.  Belle tries to calm things down but Evers with a punch and she sends Belle into the turnbuckles.  Evers with punches to Belle.  Evers with forearms and a kick followed by a drop kick.  Evers with a back senton.

Evers with a spinebuster for a near fall.  Evers with a bicycle kick followed by punches.  Evers sets for a fisherman’s buster but turns it into a spinebuster for a near fall.  Belle sends Evers face first into the mat but she can only get a near fall.  Evers with an inside cradle for the three count.

Winner:  Rachel Evers (Advances to face Abbey Laith)

We see shadia Bseiso and Kacy Catanzaro in the crowd and we are told they were just signed to WWE.

We take a look at footage of the 32 women being given a speech from Triple H.

We take a look at the next participants.

Miranda Salinas says she is here to make a name for herself.  She says her look sets her apart.  Just because you are taller doesn’t mean anything.  To have Booker T working with her, it says it all.  She will make her opponent tap.  She says she does not care what she has to do, no one is taking this from her.

Rhea Ripley says she is a ‘mosh’ kid.  Because of her soccer background, she is used to doing a lot of kicks.  She says she will rip apart her opponents.

Match Number Three:  Rhea Ripley versus Miranda Salinas

They lock up and Salinas with a side head lock but Ripley sends her away.  Salinas with a waist lock into a side head lock.  Ripley with a wrist lock into a side head lock.  Ripley holds on when Salinas tries to send Ripley off the ropes.  Salinas pulls the hair and applies a side head lock.  Ripley with a drop kick and Salinas goes to the floor. 

Salinas gets back into the ring and Salinas with a drop toe hold into the ropes and Salinas pulls Ripley off the ropes and gets a few near falls.  Ripley sends Salinas into the turnbuckles and chops Salinas.  Salinas with chops in the corner.  Salinas with a snap mare and kick to the head followed by a running knee to the chest for a near fall.  Ripley blocks a slap and hits a forearm.  Salinas with a forearm of her own.

Ripley with a clothesline and hits a drop kick.  Ripley with a Yakuza Kick in the corner.  Ripley with a hesitation drop kick into the corner and she gets a near fall.  Ripley with boots to the back and she tries for a German suplex but Salinas with a kick to the back of the legs and she gets a near fall with an inside cradle.  Ripley with a round kick and a full nelson slam for the three count.

Winner:  Rhea Ripley (Advances to face winner of Dakota Kai versus Kavita Devi)

We take a look at the participants in the next match.

Mia Yim says she traveled the world and learned to be the best.  She mentions her domestic violence experience.  She says she wants to succeed as a wrestler but also to get her message across.  She says she is here to make her place in WWE.  She says she is here to stay for a long time.

Sarah Logan says she has been in situations these women cannot dream of.  When things get dark, Sarah can get pitch black.  She is no stranger to hard work.  She traveled to Japan to train.  She is used to strong style and the fighting spirit.  She says she will work harder than anyone to get her goal.

We see Beth Phoenix and Natalya in the crowd.

Match Number Four:  Mia Yim versus Sarah Logan

They lock up and Mia with a side head lock.  Logan with a front face lock but Mia with a wrist lock.  Mia with a hammer lock and waist lock.  Logan with an elbow to get out of the hold.  Logan with a shoulder tackle.  Mia with an arm drag and drop kick for a near fall.  Mia with a kick to the shoulder.

Mia with more kicks but Sarah with a head butt to the midsection followed by a knee to the midsection and she gets a near fall.  Sarah with punches and she gets a near fall.  Sarah tries for a submission but Mia leans back and gets a near fall.  Logan with a drop kick for a near fall.  Mia with a series of kicks and she gets a near fall.

Mia with a kick to the back and then she kicks Sarah in the chest.  Mia with more kicks as Sarah wants her to continue with the kicks.  Mia with a chop.  Sarah sends Mia into the turnbuckles and Mia with a Tarantula.  Mia goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick and gets a near fall.

Mia leaps into a guillotine and she rolls through for a better position.  Sarah gets out of the hold and they go back and forth with forearms.  Sarah with a slap so they go back and forth with slaps.  Then they go to kicks.  Logan with a back elbow followed by chops and punches.  Logan with a hip toss followed by a cartwheel into a knee.  Mia with a belly-to-back suplex and she bridges to get a near fall.

Mia with a waist lock into a German suplex and Mia gets a near fall.  Mia with kicks to the chest and back.  Sarah with a rollup for a near fall.  Mia with a slap but Sarah with a back drop and she gets a near fall.  Sarah with running knees into the corner and then she hits a fisherman’s buster for a near fall.

Mia avoids a knee drop and Mia with a round kick and Eat Defeat for the three count.

Winner:  Mia Yim (Advances to face Shayna Baszler)

We go to credits with a look at the matches we will see on the next episode of the Mae Young Classic.

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