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Csonka’s WWE Mae Young Classic Finals Review 9.12.17

September 12, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s WWE Mae Young Classic Finals Review 9.12.17

Mae Young Classic Finals: Kairi Sane defeated Shayna Baszler @ 12:02 via pin [***¼]

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– Renee Young welcomes up to the show. That leads us to highlights from the tournament and the red carpet from earlier this evening. Charlotte, Bayley, and Becky are here along with some of the cast of GLOW. Ronda Rousey is in attendance.

– Dana Warrior, Beth Phoenix, and Madusa are at ringside along with Mauro Ranallo.

– Jim Ross and Lita are here for live commentary.

– We get video packages for Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane.

– Ronda Rousey is here, but they haven’t shown Marina Shafir or Jessamyn Duke being there.

– Toni Storm, Mercedes Martinez, Piper Niven and Candice LaRae are in attendance.

– Lilian Garcia is here to do ring announcing duties.

Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane: Sane uses her speed to stay away early, but Baszler gets a takedown and immediately works her submission game. Sane escapes and backs away. Baszler wants a test of strength, they lock up in it and Baszler takes her down and lays in kicks. Sane fights back with a head scissors but Baszler drops her, sending her to the floor with a head kick. Baszler cuts her off and then rolls her back in, covering for 2. Baszler then attack the elbow dropping arm of Sane, grounding her and trying to take away her primary weapon. Sane gets a roll up, but Baszler then sidesteps her and again attacks the arm. Baszler rooks for a suplex, countered by Sane, but Baszler hits rolling gut wrench suplexes, covering for 2. Baszler again back to the arm, keeping Sane grounded and looking Mean. Sane fires up with a series of chops, but Baszler hits a running knee and then lays in some kicks to the head. Sane then hits the desperation spear, covering for 2. Sane hits basement dropkicks, and again covers for 2. Sane works the body scissors, but Baszler fights out and but Sane works her over in the corner and then misses the sliding lariat. Sane fires away with kicks, heads up top and leaps off into a rear naked choke by Baszler. Sane fights, and escapes by attacking the ribs of Baszler, which has been her target. Big backfist by Sane, she heads up top and Baszler cuts her off and follows her up top. They battle for position, Sane fires up and they trade strikes. Baszler locks in the kimura, but Sane attacks the ribs and traps Baszler in the tree of WHOA, the double stomp connects for 2 as Baszler gets the ropes. Sane follows with the corner forearm to the ribs, heads up top and the elbow drop hits and Sane wins! Kairi Sane defeated Shayna Baszler @ 12:02 via pin [***¼] They worked a smart and simple match, with the right person winning in a good match overall, playing off of the work of the ribs by Sane. You can argue that there were better tournament matches, and I agree, but I think this worked to get Sane over well as a resilient babyface. The main misstep for me is that if you weren’t going to shoot the Horsewomen angle here, then Baszler didn’t need to be in the finals and you could have easily done the same style match with Jazzy.

– They shake hands post match.

– Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Sara Amato are out to present Sane with the trophy and flowers.

– My Mae Young Classic coverage below…

* Episode 1
* Episode 2
* Episode 3
* Episode 4
* Csonka’s Early Mae Young Classic Takes
* Episode 5
* Episode 6
* Episode 7
* Episode 8
* Csonka: 9 Mae Young Classic Competitors WWE Should Sign
* Csonka’s WWE Mae Young Classic Road to the Finals Review 9.12.17

– End scene.

– Thanks for reading.

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The final score: review Good
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The finals of the Mae Young Classic was a short, but good show, with the right person winning. There seems to be a lot of debate over the tournament as a whole, but it opened eyes to a lot of the female talent out there not in WWE, as well as the tons of potential that WWE has under talent.