The first night of tapings for this year’s Mae Young Classic took place at Full Sail University tonight. They’ll continue tomorrow, leading into the finals being held at WWE Evolution on October 28.
Triple H welcomed the audience and thanked them for being there. He introduced Renee Young and Beth Phoenix, who were joining Michael Cole on commentary.
– Britt Baker defeated Tesha Price in a dark match (non-tournament)
Baker submitted her with a crossface.
First round matches —
– Tegan Nox defeated Zatara
The former Nixon Newell used a shining wizard to pick up the win.
– Rhea Ripley defeated MJ Jenkins
Ripley advanced with a pumphandle slam.
– Lacey Lane defeated Vanessa Kraven
Lane won with a crucifix slam and pin.
– Meiko Satomura defeated Killer Kelly
Great match here. Satomura won with a Death Valley Driver.
– Deonna Purrazzo defeated Priscilla Kelly
Purrazzo used a Fujiwara armbar for the submission.
– Zeuxis defeated Aerial Monroe
The crowd loved Monroe, but she was pinned after an impressive Spanish Fly off the top by Zeuxis.
– Kacy Catanzaro defeated Reina Gonzalez
The former American Ninja Warrior standout used a roll through for the pin.
– Mercedes Martinez defeated Ashley Rayne (Madison Rayne)
– Kaitlyn defeated Kavita Devi
For the finish, Kaitlyn hit a spear on Devi.
– Toni Storm defeated Jinny
– Xia Li defeated Karen Q
A spinning kick got the win.
– Mia Yim defeated Allysin Kay (Sienna)
The crowd loved this match.
– Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated Rachel Evers (Rachael Ellering)
Great match, with the crowd loving Evers. Matsumoto won with a powerbomb and backdrop suplex.
– Taynara Conti defeated Jessie Elaban
– Nicole Matthews defeated Isla Dawn
Dawn tapped out to a Liontamer.
– Io Shirai defeated Xia Brookside
Shirai hit a moonsault to close out the first night of tapings.