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Mae Young Classic 2018 Recap & Review – Episode 3

WWE Mae Young Classic 2018
Episode 3
#WWEMYC

Original Air Date: September 19, 2018
Event Date: August 8, 2018
(available on the WWE Network)

City: Winter Park, FL
Venue: Full Sail University

Commentary: Michael Cole, Beth Phoenix, Renee Young
Ring Announcer: Kayla Braxton

 

Video
Mauro Ranallo narrates as he introduces tonight’s competitors.

Intro Video
“Vicious” by Halestorm

Video
Reintroducing Kavita Devi and Kaitlyn.

Ring Area
Rinku Singh and Saurav Gurjar are in the crowd.

Match 1
Mae Young Classic 2018 First Round Match
Kaitlyn vs Kavita Devi
(referee: Darryl Sharma)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Kaitlyn wins via pinfall with a spear
Time: 4:08

Match Thoughts
This was okay. Devi displayed her power by beating up Kaitlyn for most of the match. Kaitlyn mounted a comeback late in the match. And she still uses the spear. The finish felt sudden, and overall this just felt like a reintroduction to Kaitlyn more than a full match.

 

Video
Profiling Jinny and Toni Storm.

Ring Area
Tyler Breeze is in the crowd. So are the IIconics.

 

Match 2
Mae Young Classic 2018 First Round Match
Toni Storm vs Jinny
(referee: Drake Wuertz)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Toni Storm wins via pinfall with Strong Zero
Time: 7:08

Match Thoughts
Very good match. I wish this match-up happened later in the tournament so they could’ve gone longer. Jinny showed her mean streak and punished Storm throughout the match. This was a fight, and Jinny seemed to be willing to do anything to win. Storm persevered and hit some big moves when she needed to. I really enjoyed this and look forward to seeing them battle again in NXT UK.

 

Video
A look at Xia Li and Karen Q.

Ring Area
Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae are in the crowd.

 

Match 3
Mae Young Classic 2018 First Round Match
Karen Q vs Xia Li
(referee: Aubrey Edwards)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Xia Li wins via pinfall after a spinning kick
Time: 4:21

Match Thoughts
Pretty good match. Like the opener tonight, it was fairly short. This might have been the most evenly fought match of the night so far though. I liked what both women did here.

 

Video
Getting to know Allysin Kay and Mia Yim.

Ring Area
Sonya Deville is in the crowd. So is Shelton Benjamin.

 

Match 4
Mae Young Classic 2018 First Round Match
Mia Yim vs Allysin Kay
(referee: DA Brewer)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Mia Yim wins via pinfall after a diving Seoul Food
Time: 9:39

Match Thoughts
Very good match. It was clear that Yim and Kay knew each other well, and they did a good job of putting over the idea that they don’t like each other. This was a good, even fight with some nice moves sprinkled throughout.

 

Show Impressions
I think this episode might have been the most even as far as quality goes. Every match was quite entertaining for various reasons, and the matches were different enough from each other to keep things interesting. This was a good show.

Match of the Night
Toni Storm vs Jinny
I liked Yim versus Kay as well, but I was more invested in Storm versus Jinny.

 

Official Results:https://www.wwe.com/shows/maeyoungclassic/2018-09-19

 

 

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