WWE Mae Young Classic Tournament Coverage – Episode 2
Episode 2 of the Mae Young Classic Tournament opens with a recap of the four matches from Episode 1. We go into the arena at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, and WWE Hall of Famers Jim Ross and Lita welcome us to the show once more.
We take a look at the first two competitors, Xia Li and Mercedes Martinez.
Match #1: Tournament First Round Match – Mercedes Martinez vs. Xia Li
Martinez drops Li with a head lock take down, but Li fights back to her feet. Martinez drops Li again and toys around with her for a bit. Li comes back with some kicks to the hamstrings and backs Martinez into the corner. Li delivers another kick and then tosses Martinez across the ring. Li goes for a cover, but Martinez gets out at one. Martinez goes for strikes, but Li blocks them and shoves Martinez down again. Martinez comes back, but Li kicks her in the midsection. Li goes for the cover, but Martinez kicks out at two. Li comes off the ropes with a right hand and then delivers another, but Martinez comes back with a spine-buster. Martinez goes for the cover, but Li kicks out at two. Martinez grabs Li and applies a modified dragon sleeper submission and Li tape out.
Winner: Mercedes Martinez.
We take a look at the next two competitors, Rachel Evers and Marti Belle.
Match #2: Tournament First Round Match – Marti Belle vs. Rachel Evers
Evers backs Belle into the corner and then they tie up. Belle backs Evers into the corner this time and then applies a side-headlock. Evers turns it into a side-headlock of her own, but Belle gets free. Belle drives a knee into Evers’ midsection and takes her down with a hip toss. Belle goes for the cover, but Evers kicks out at one. Belle goes for another hip toss, but Evers counters and takes Belle down with a kick to the side of the head. Evers goes for the cover, but Belle kicks out at two. Evers takes Belle down with a leg sweep take down and goes for the cover, but Belle kicks out at two. Belle rolls to the apron and Evers grabs her, but Belle drapes her over the top rope. Belle gets back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Evers quickly kicks out.
Belle drives her knee into Evers a few times and then delivers some elbows as well and drops Evers with a clothesline. Belle goes for a cover, but Evers kicks out quickly again. Belle slams Evers into the corners, but Evers blocks the last one. Belle begs off but Evers delivers a right hand and slams Belle into the turnbuckle repeatedly. Evers delivers right forearms and then drops her to the mat with a scissors kick. Evers delivers a low dropkick and then drops an elbow. Evers sends belle off the ropes and drops her with a spine-buster. Evers goes for the cover, but Belle kicks out at two. Evers kicks Belle in the face and delivers a right hand. Evers goes for a fisherman’s suplex, but turns it into a fisherman’s buster. Evers goes for the cover, but Belle kicks out at two.
Belle comes back with a quick shot and then drops Evers with a face-first DDT and goes for the cover, but Evers kicks out at two. Evers comes right back with an inside cradle and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Rachel Evers.
We see a video package of Triple H addressing all 32 women of the tournament and congratulating them on making the final cut and wishes them well in putting on a great tournament. We then take a look at the next two competitors, Miranda Salinas and Rhea Ripley.
Match #3: Tournament First Round Match – Miranda Salinas vs. Rhea Ripley
They lock up and Salinas applies a side-headlock. Ripley shoves her again, but Salinas comes back with a side headlock. Ripley turns it into one of her own. Salinas shoves her off and applies one of her own. Ripley gets free and drops Salinas with a dropkick and Salinas rolls to the floor. Salinas gets back into the ring and Ripley charges, but Salinas connects with a drop toe hold that sends Ripley into the ropes. Salinas goes for the cover, but Ripley kicks out at one. Ripley comes back and takes Salinas into the corner and delivers a few shots. Salinas gets free and drops Ripley with a snapmare take over. Salinas kicks Ripley a few times and goes for the cover, but Ripley kicks out at two.
Salinas goes for some right hands, but Ripley counters with delivers a few forearm shots. Salinas counters with a forearm of her own, but Ripley counters back and delivers a dropkick. Ripley kicks Salinas in the face in the corner and then delivers a hesitation dropkick. Ripley goes for the cover, but Salinas kicks out at two. Ripley stomps Salinas down on the mat, but Salinas counters with deliver a chop block. Salinas goes for a roll-up, but Ripley kicks out at two. Ripley kicks Salinas in the face and then delivers a Full Nelson slam and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Rhea Ripley.
We take a look at the next two competitors, Mia Yim and Sarah Logan.
Match #4: Tournament First Round Match – Mia Yim vs. Sarah Logan
They lock up and Yim applies a side-headlock. Logan fights back and takes Yim down to the mat and delivers a few rights. Logan goes for a submission down on the mat, but Yim counters into a pin attempt and Logan kicks out at two. Yim comes back and kicks Logan a few times and takes her down to the mat and goes for a cover, but Logan kicks out at two. Yim takes Logan to the ropes and applies the tarantula submission. Yim then applies a front face-lock submission in the middle of the ring, but Logan gets free and they battle down on the mat. They slap each other across the face and Logan kicks Yim away. Logan delivers a chop and right hand combo and then takes Yim down with a hip toss. Logan knees Yim in the face and goes for the cover, but Yim kicks out at two.
Yim comes back with a German suplex and bridges into the pin, but Logan kicks out at two. Yim delivers another German and goes for the cover again, but Logan kicks out again. Yim delivers more kicks, but Logan rolls her up for a two count. Yim comes off the ropes, but Logan takes her down with a flapjack. Logan goes for the cover, but Yim kicks out at two. Logan delivers double knees in the corner and suplexes her out of the corner. Logan goes for the cover, but Yim kicks out at two. Yim comes back and delivers the Eat Defeat and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Mia Yim.