Monday, September 4, 2017

Mae Young Classic: "Episode 6"

Yeah, it's from the previous episode, but nothing here was this awesome.
The back half of the Round of 16 couldn't compare to the front but at least, in three out of the four matches, the right person went over, and it should be a fun quarterfinals.

Candace LaRae vs. Nicole Savoy

The Queen of Suplexes finally got to hit a bunch of suplexes, and looked great doing them. LaRae got a surprisingly small amount of offense in, but won a top rope confrontation to hit Miss LaRae's Wild Ride for the win. The best match of the show, but maybe like the fourth best match of the entire second round.

Dakota Kai vs. Rhea Ripley

This had a lot of great spots, even if the flow wasn't the best and the crowd was a little dead for it. I'm glad Kai won (via a double stomp in the corner, one of my least favorite finishers), because while Ripley os OK, she's only started to transcend the basics and come into her own.

Shayna Baezsler vs. Mia Yim

Boo. If anyone's getting farther than they should in this tourney due to fame/connections, it's Baeszler. She still hasn't figured out how to consistently not really hit and kick people while looking like you're really hitting and kicking people. Yim was the superior performer here, but tapped out after missing a 450 splash. I hope Yim sticks around.

Toni Storm vs. Lacey Evans

Probably the least impressive match of Round 2. Storm's pretty good,  Evans is pretty good. Evans' ring gear was slightly less ridiculous than in Round 1, at least. The match was OK, and I'm glad Storm won. Evans probably has more outfits to wear to the ring.

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