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Mae Young Classic Finals 10/28/18 Review: Evolution

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The finals of the Mae Young Classic at WWE Evolution on October 28, 2018, was an excellent match. Mae Young Classic will showcase 32 women’s wrestlers from around the world compete in a single elimination tournament in order to become the best women’s wrestler in the world. Man…, it has ended. *Sniff* However, I’ll get to that later as WWE Evolution was a pretty good show that felt like an NXT live special so I won’t be surprised if Triple H and the NXT creative team booked this show, but if Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn, and WWE creative booked this show, I’ll be shocked and give them praise for it. Anyway, let’s talk about the finals of the Mae Young Classic. Let’s break it down:


We start off the show with a video package showing the history of Mae Young, the history of women’s wrestling in WWE, showing the winner of last year’s Mae Young Classic with Kairi Sane, and hyping up Toni Storm Vs. Io Shirai for the finals of the Mae Young Classic. Toni Storm talked about how she made it to the semi-finals of the Mae Young Classic last year, but she felt disappointed that she didn’t win. However, this year, she plans to win this year’s Mae Young Classic as this is her dream. Io Shirai said that she wants to be the best women’s wrestler in the world and to do that, she has to win the Mae Young Classic.

Toni Storm said that this will be the biggest match of her career, but she has to beat Io Shirai in order to win the Mae Young Classic. Io Shirai said that she will win this year’s Mae Young Classic and show that if she can be the best in Japan, she can be the best in the world.

Both women are looking to win the Mae Young Classic, but only one woman can talk out as the winner. We’ll see who walks out with the Mae Young Classic trophy. Well produced video package here.

We then see Jessika Carr in the ring who will be refereeing the match. Nice to see Jessika Carr getting some focus here as she’s known as Kennadi Brink in her time in ROH and Shine where she became the first female referee in WWE so congratulations to her and she has done a great job ever since coming to WWE. I wish she would wrestle, but she’s doing great as a referee so props to her.

We then see Rhea Ripley, Meiko Satomura, Taynara Conti, and Tegan Nox in the crowd! Mark out moment for all of them! Nice to see them here in the crowd as they’re keeping an eye on who wins the Mae Young Classic which will be interesting to see. Let’s get to it!

Toni Storm Vs. Io Shirai in the finals of the Mae Young Classic was excellent. Mark out moment! These two women went out there and delivered an excellent match as both women delivered inside the ring. Both women shook hands the moment the bell rang.

Io Shirai did excellent in this match as she tried to show why she is one of the best women’s wrestlers in the world. Her springboard front missile dropkick on Toni Storm who was on the top rope who landed hard on the floor was well executed. Her moonsault to the outside on Toni Storm was beautifully executed.

Toni Storm did excellent in this match as she tried to make her dream come true. Her running front dropkick on Io Shirai was well executed. Her German suplex on Io Shirai on the ring apron looked like it broke Io Shirai’s neck.

There was a spot in the match where I thought it was over as Toni Storm hit Io Shirai with Storm Zero (Double underhook sitout powerbomb), but Io Shirai managed to kick out. Wow, I didn’t expect Io Shirai to kick out there. Impressive. Excellent work by both women here.

The ending of the match came when Toni Storm hit Io Shirai with Storm Zero for the pin and to win the Mae Young Classic! Mark out moment! What a great win for Toni Storm as she fought hard for the past year and she finally achieved her dream by winning the Mae Young Classic. Congratulations to her!

After the match, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Sara Amato came into the ring as Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Sara Amato gave hugs to both Toni Storm and Io Shirai as they gave them both flowers while Triple H handed the Mae Young Classic trophy to Toni Storm.

Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Sara Amato have appeared on the Mae Young Classic! Mark out moment for those three! They were the ones responsible for the Mae Young Classic so props to them and thank them for giving us some great shows and matches. Once again, congratulations to Toni Storm!

Excellent match and congratulations to Toni Storm for winning this year’s Mae Young Classic!

Overall, an excellent match for the finals of the Mae Young Classic. Well, it was fun while it lasted. *Sniff* Hope to see this show again next year because this was a lot of fun. If you want to see more of this type of action, then watch NXT and NXT UK as some of these women will be on there as well. If you haven’t already, please watch the Mae Young Classic from beginning to end including this show, you won’t be disappointed. If this comes again next year, I will once again review the shows so hope to see you all then. Women’s Wrestling!


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That is my review for the finals of the 2018 Mae Young Classic.

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