WWE has taped the second half of their Mae Young Classic Tournament. Spoilers below.

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Spoiler

Episode 5, Second Round:

* The remaining 16 women are on stage with the Mae Young Classic trophy to start us off. 2nd round matches have a 20 minute time limit.

* Abbey Laith defeated Rachel Evers. Great match. Huge dueling “Let’s go Rachel/Let’s Go Abbey” chants at the start. Abbey hits a suicide dive after a springboard armdrag. Rachel with a running senton for a near fall. Rachel with an STO and a springboard leg drop for 2. Both girls nail a bicycle kick at the same time to lay the other out as the crowd goes nuts and chants “women’s wrestling.” They trade punches and kicks. Rachel cuts Abbey off with a forearm and hits a scoop slam off the top rope for two. Abbey ducks a boot and hits a powerbomb for the win.

* Emma is ringside for the next match. Serena Deeb vs Piper Niven is shown on screen as a match for later.

* Piper Niven defeated Serena Deeb. Serena with a headlock early, trying to wear her down. Serena goes for a scoop slam off, but Piper falls on her for a 2. Piper with a headlock. Serena with a roll up for 2. Piper with a running cross body for 2. Serena gets her knees up as Piper goes for a running senton. Serena hits a sliced bread like run up the ropes into a side headlock. Serena with a slam and a neckbreaker for a nearfall. Serena tries to get her in a fireman’s carry but can’t get her up, and Piper throws her into the corner and hits a cannonball. Piper sidesteps a corner spear and hits a middle rope splash for a 2. Piper goes to the top and misses a splash, but reverses Serena’s Irish whip attempt into the Michinoku driver for the win.

* Bayley is also seated in the crowd with Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.

* Kalisto is now ringside for our next match.

* Mercedes Martinez defeated Princesa Sugehit. Princesa goes for the three amigos but Mercedes catches her in the ropes. Princesa sidesteps a running corner boot and nails a codebreaker. They battle on the top rope, and Princesa tosses Mercedes off the rope and hits a tornado DDT for a near fall. Princesa with a tilt-o-whirl into an armbar, but Mercedes gets out. Mercedes hits a Fisherman Suplex for the win.

* Mike & Maria Kanellis are at ringside.

* Kairi Sane defeated Bianca Belair. Bianca backs Kairi in the corner to start. Bianca getting the best of Kairi with overpowering moves. Kairi fires up and hits a dropkick. Kairi with forearms. Bianca whips Kairi in the midsection with her hair, and then just starts sipping her all over ther ring into the corner with it. Crowd goes nuts for it and boos Bianca out of the building. Bianca catches Kairi and hits a delayed vertical suplex with squats for a close near fall. Bianca with more power moves and a few different submissions. Bianca hits a Glam Slam for a near fall. Kairi gets her knees up on a splash and fights back with chops. Kairi hits a forearm off the middle rope after an Irish whip. Kairi locks in a submission but Bianca fights out and hits a powerslam for 2. Bianca with a stiff forearm but it just fires Kairi up. Bianca is dazed but hits a spinebuster, and a 630 splash for a nearfall. Crowd goes nuts. Kairi sidesteps the spear, nails the sliding forearm, a spinning backfist, and the elbow for the win.

Episode 6, Second Round:

* Nigel McGuinness is ringside.

* Toni Storm defeated Lacey Evans. Toni offers a handshake, but Lacey pulls her in to a headlock. Toni with a big boot and hits her butt-to-the-head moves, but Lacey ducks the final one and gets a roll up for 2. Lacey dives over the top with an elbow drop for a nearfall. Toni with forearms and hits a draping backcracker. Toni hits a fisherman driver onto her knee for the win.

* We have dueling Four Horsewomen as Ronda Rousey, Jessamyn Duke, and Marina Shafir are brought to ringside on the opposite side of Charlotte, Bayley, and Becky Lynch (with Sasha Banks on FaceTime)

* Shayna Baszler defeated Mia Yim. Mia ducks a kick and gets a roll up. Mia nails a suicide dive right in front of Ronda & co. Shayna blocks a kick and goes to work on the ankle. Shayna hits a gut wrench suplex for 2. Mia takes over with kicks. Shayna comes out of the corner with a knee strike for 2. Mia gets a suplex for 2, and goes for another, but gets caught in a heel hook. Mia fights out of it and hits a powerbomb for 2. Mia goes up top and goes for a 450, but Shayna catches her in a choke for the win. The Four Horsewomen on either side of the ramp jawjack, as Shayna stares down Charlotte, Becky, and Bayley as Charlotte challenges her to bring it.

* Dakota Kai defeated Rhea Ripley. Dakota flips Rhea out of the ring, but she lands on her feet. Rhea gets Dakota in an electric chair, and slams her face into the apron. Rhea with a dropkick for 2. Dakota with a roll up for 2. Rhea with a pop-up and lets Dakota splat the mat for a near fall. Dakota fights back with a kick. Dakota hits the corner kick for a near fall. They fight on the top rope and Dakota hits the double stomp with Rhea in the tree of woe for the pin.

* Johnny Gargano is ringside for our final 2nd round match: Candice LeRae vs Nicole Savoy.

* Candice LeRae defeated Nicole Savoy. Nicole kicks Candice’s hand away on the handshake attempt. Candice with a tornado DDT. Nicole folds Candice in half with a nasty German suplex. They grapple and trade submissions. Candice hits a facebuster. Nicole dodges a corner kick but gets hit with a boot when she tries one of her own. Nicole hits two roll-through butterfly suplexes and transitions into an armbar. Nicole dominating and hits a German for a 2. Nicole reverses and tilt-o-whirl armbar attempt into a firemans carry slam into the turnbuckle. Nicole goes for a butterfly off the top, but Candice fights off. They fight up top and Candice hits her swinging neckbreaker off the top for the win. Candice runs out and hugs Johnny after the match.

Episode 7, Quarterfinals:

* Drew Gulak is ringside for our first quarterfinal match. 25 minute time limit for the quarters.

* Mercedes Martinez defeated Abbey Laith. Lockup to start. Mercedes with a headlock. Abbey hits a facebuster split and a few armdrags for a near fall. Mercedes with forearms and chops in the corner. Abbey out of the corner with rapid fire chops and a bicycle kick for 2. Abbey with kicks in the corner. They brawl on the apron and Abbey knocks Mercedes off and hits a crossbody off the top. Abbey rolls her in for 2. Mercedes throws Abbey out of the ring and tries to drape her over the top rope, but Abbey slides over and hits a German for a near fall. Mercedes fights back with kicks and hits a fisherman suplex for the win. Crowd is not happy with that one. Abby is busted open a bit.

* Johnny Gargano back out at ringside to support his wife, as are Ronda Rousey, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke to support their Four Horsewomen friend.

* Candice LeRae vs. Shayna Baszler is up.

* Shayna Baszler defeated Candice LeRae. Shayna refuses the handshake. Shayna with a huge jumping knee to start. Candice ducks a boot and kicks Shayna out of the ring. Candice hits a suicide dive into a tornado DDT and rolls her in for a near fall. Candice with the GargaNo Escape to a huge pop. Shayna gets the ropes but Candice rolls off and keeps the hold. Shayna deadlifts her into a side slam. They brawl on the top and Candice goes for her neckbreaker, but Shayna turns it into her rear naked choke for the win. Crowd booing huge as Shayna won’t let the choke go. Shayna finally lets it go and jaw jacks with Gargano. Gargano jumps the rail to check on Candice. After having her hand raised, Shayna kicks Candice in front of Johnny. After Shayna left the ring, Johnny helped Candice up to a huge ovation and left her to take a bow.

* Lana is ringside for our next match: Piper Niven vs. Toni Storm.

* Toni Storm defeated Piper Niven. Great back and forth at the beginning ending with both ladies holding hands and kicking out of a double pin attempt while still locked up, and a bridge up kickout by both to a standing ovation. Piper with a running crossbody for a nearfall. Piper with a running senton for 2. Piper dodges Toni’s corner splash, but Toni dodges the cannonball and hits her splash. Piper hits the Michinoku driver, but Toni kicks out. Piper is distraught and hits the cannonball, and goes up for a splash, but Toni German suplexes her off the middle rope and hits a leg drop off the top for the win. Great match.

* Funaki is out for our next quarterfinal: Kairi Sane vs. Dakota Kai. On the way to the ring, Ronda Rousey asks for a hi-five from Kairi and gets excited when Kairi obliges.

* Kairi Sane defeated Dakota Kai. Nice exchange at the start. Kairi hits a running neckbreaker for a big pop. Kairi with chops in the corner. Kairi goes up top but Dakota pulls her down for a 2 count. Dakota with a big face wash boot for 2. Kairi with big chops and a dropkick as Dakota is on the ropes. Dakota hits the running boot. They trade forearms and go up top. Dakota goes for the double stomp, but Kairi leans out of the way and hits a forearm off the top for a nearfall. Dakota with a huge kick, but Kairi ducks the running kick, nails an Alabama Slam, and hits the elbow drop for the win. Awesome match.

* WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix is out to be a guest commentator for the next match.

* Tessa Blanchard, Jazzy Gabert and Kay Lee Ray defeated Santana Garrett, Sarah Logan and Marti Belle. Jazzy Gabert gets a massive pop from the crowd and huge Jazzy chants. Tessa & Sarah start, and the crowd erupts in We Want Jazzy chants. Sarah tags Santana who gets a series of pin attempts. KLR in, and they double team Santana as the ref is distracted, but Santana gets a double springboard armdrag for a 2 count. Marti in, and they trade forearms. Jazzy gets the tag and the crowd comes unglued. Jazzy kills Marti. Crowd is on their feet. Jazzy with a torture rack on Marti and she throws her into the turnbuckle and tags Tessa. Marti with a facebuster, and gets the hot tag to Santana. However the crowd explodes as Jazzy is tagged back in. The crowd boos as Santana locks in a choke, but KLR breaks it up. KLR accidentally takes out Jazzy, and the women all take each other out. It ends up with Jazzy alone with Marti, and Santana comes off the rope, but Jazzy catches her, puts her over her shoulder and nails a face plant driver for the win. The crowd erupts in “Please Sign” Jazzy chants.

* Triple H out. The crowd erupts in “Please Sign Jazzy” chants, and Hunter laughs and says we did this in the Cruiserweight Classic and it cost him too much money, he’s got budgets. He says he’s out her to thank us. There’s not been a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for women’s wrestling until now. He says there’s one more person he needs to thank, and that’s Sara Amato. Triple H gives a really nice speech about Sara’s journey and how much she’s helped bring women’s wrestling up and they give her a bouquet of flowers. The crowd gives her a nice “Thank You Sara” chant. Triple H jokes that Sara hates him right now, but there’s one thing left to ask: “Are You Ready” for the semifinals?!?

Episode 8, Semifinals:

* The semifinals have a 30 minute time limit.

* Shayna Baszler defeated Mercedes Martinez to advance to the finals. Mercedes shoots for a takedown to start. Shayna does a lackadaisical kick and Mercedes unloads with forearms. Mercedes catches Shayna with kicks and punches and locks a headlock in. Mercedes goes side and tries to lock in an armbar. Shayna fights out and unloads with forearms. Shayna with a roll through gut wrench suplex for 2. Shayna has a leglock in and transitions to an ankle lock. Mercedes with kicks to the face to fight out. They trade forearms and Mercedes slaps Shayna and unloads with forearms. Mercedes hits the fisherman suplex, but her leg is too hurt for hurt to make the cover and Shayna kicks out at 2. Mercedes with a barrage of suplexes. Mercedes goes for the Fisherman again, but Shayna fights out and locks in the rear naked choke. Mercedes tries to fight it but eventually taps out to give Shayna the win. Post match, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Sara Amato present Shayna with a bouquet and raise her hand, and also congratulate Mercedes.

* Kairi Sane defeated Toni Storm to advance to the finals. Collar and elbow to start. Great back and forth technical exchange. Toni with a pin attempt. Lots of technical wrestling here at the start. Kairi ducks a forearm on the apron, but misses a top rope forearm, ducks a clothesline and hits a running boot. Toni with uppercuts, but they just fire Kairi up. Kairi pulls Toni off the apron and goes up top and hits a big crossbody to the floor. Kairi rolls her in and gets 2. Kairi with a half crab but Toni gets to the ropes. Toni blocks the sliding forearm and hits her corner butt splash, but Kairi explodes out of the corner with a spear on the second attempt. They trade strikes and Kairi fires up and hits a huge chop. Kairi goes for the elbow but Toni blocks and hits a Muscle Buster/Fisherman Buster for a nearfall. Toni blocks a spinning backfist and locks in an armbar while laying on Kairi’s back. The crowd explodes with Kairi chants and Kairi reverses it for a near fall. Toni goes for the leg drop, but Kairi rolls over and Toni lands on Kairi’s back. Kairi gets a cross legged Boston crab locked in then hits the elbow drop for the win. Awesome match but a little botchy at the end. Same post match as the other semi.

* Kairi is on the stage with Triple H, Sara and Stephanie, when Shayna Baszler walks out. They square off like a UFC press conference and pose for photos with the trophy behind them. Stephanie raises Shayna’s arm and Sara raises Kairi’s as Triple H gives them the stage and we get the announcement of this being the final match for Las Vegas on Tuesday, September 12th.

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  • A?.
    • HOLLA

      Love Cheryl ?

  • #VindictiveBitch

    I came here for the comments

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  • Bryskers

    Well, it’s definitely not what I expected, which is actually not that bad of a thing. But I have to admit : Shayna making it to the finals… yikes ? I’m not a big fan of hers, for the simple reason that I don’t think she’s that good. I also wanted Mia and Candice to make it further :( WWE’s obsession with whoever comes out of the MMA’s… (I wouldn’t be surprised if her ties with Ronda helped her. And the whole 4hw vs 4hw teasing makes it look like a PR stunt of some sort.) BUT… I don’t want to take any credit away from her ! Perhaps she improved since I’ve last seen her wrestle. I’ll stay optimistic.

    And Kairi… Dang. I don’t have the words. I’m just so happy and proud. The fact that she actually might win this thing is incredible. (She probably will. [screams intensifies] SHE DEFINITELY SHOULD !) I can’t wait for y’all to see what she can do.

    So excited for August 28th ! How are we supposed to wait ??

    • A?.

      If Kairi doesn’t win this I’m done. Shayna only made it this far just because of Ronda.

      • Bryskers

        Maybe Shayna will surprise you and deliver great matches and character work. We never know :-) Let’s not judge the tournament only by the results.

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          We have queen Sonya to give us that. :)

        • A?.

          I’m not saying she’s bad, but she wouldn’t have made it this far if it wasn’t for Ronda. Other girls are WAY better than her.

          • perceval

            Yeah, but it comes down to what will bring in the big money. Hell, boxing is literally doing the exact same thing building a money fight between it’s top star and a big UFC guy.

            I suppose we shouldn’t expect pro wrestling to be more pure than boxing. :)

    • HOLLA

      I have to agree. I wasn’t a big fan of Shayna in the UFC either, and I’m mediocre with her now. She’s decent and she’s improving, but still basic at that.

      • Bryskers

        I’ve seen her matches in Stardom and she wasn’t all that. But maybe she’ll be good in this. And on the plus side, she previously worked with Kairi, so that’s that.

  • #RiotWithRuby

    Thank gawd Candice lost!!!! And the fact that Shayna is the one that eliminated her makes it even sweeter. The finals should be amazing!

    #Shayna4TheWin
    #Trifecta
    #SignShayna

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    BIANCA IS GOING TO BE A STAR. THAT IS ALL.


    I knew Kairi was going to make it to the end but I honestly thought Candice was going to be apart of the finals too.. I don’t know who Shayna is but if she wins just to promote this Four Horse collision with MMA and WWE horses then I’m going to be mad. I’m hoping Kairi wins.

  • This is a hot ass mess. They eliminated most of these girls just so Shayna can advance? Really? The MMA Horsewomen aren’t relevant anymore, not even Ronda, no need to push her so much. Smh.

    • perceval

      You know Horsewomen vs Horsewomen at Survivor Series is money. The mainstream media still keeps up with whatever Ronda’s doing.

      • Izzy4lw

        True- still though, what annoys me is we wouldn’t need all these gimmick matches for viewership if they’d learn how to actually book a match now and then or tell a compelling story.

      • Francisco Baguer

        Despite the fact Ronda isn’t the same after getting knocked out by Holm and Nunes. Ronda’s mystique died the day she lost and her popularity now isn’t the same as back then. If this was 2 years ago when she showed about at Wrestlemania, then it’d be a big deal, but now its WWE brought her back because her UFC days are over.

      • Stfu you zionist trash.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      I love me some Ronda but not these other manly hoes.

    • DellNell

      Pushed in every other woman’s promotion that she has been in at some capacity since she has been wrestling. The wrestling scene especially for women has this obsession with MMA type wrestlers.wwe is no exception.

  • A?.

    Emma getting more TV time in this tournament than she does on Raw.

  • #VindictiveBitch

    I will say two things. Shayna did not deserve to beat 3 internet darlings and make it to the finals. I understand why she is though. Its all a publicity stunt and WWE wants Rousey at the finals and they want ESPN and TMZ buzzing about all this mess. I feel like it took away from what the tournament is supposed to be about but whatever.

    I am also kinda tired of WWE over exposing and in a way objectifying Japanese wrestlers. I love Kairi but WWE just wants to be as main stream as possible and in a way exploit and make Japanese wrestlers this exotic feature.

    Its not realistic to me to have a 100 pound 5 feet tall Japanese girl beat some MMA monster but we shall see.

    • LIQUORICE

      Amen to this ! After tonight my hype and excitement of all this has really went down and it’s unfortunate. Everything you said is so true

    • king valor

      the whole women’s evolution has been a transparent cash grab and the wwe’s dumbass attempt at wooing Ronda whose popularity died the many holly whatever her name is KO’d her. WWE loves mma leftovers.

  • #RiotWithRuby

    The Shayna haters are shaking in their boots. I LOVE IT!!!

    • Zesty?

      Amen

    • ?too litty?

      Preach

    • LIQUORICE

      FOR REAL ! I’m still so shock and upset that this won’t be the finals

    • A?.

      Honestly.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Yas girl. This is literally what I was wanting.

    • Gods_Giift

      it says the ending was botchy so perhaps not

      • LIQUORICE

        Does not matter, us women wrestling fans deserve this instead of her facing some washed up mma fighter

        • Gods_Giift

          Y’all are judging her before you see her MMA is a form of wrestling & she’s been training. Judging from these spoilers she’s been putting on some great matches. The tournament wasn’t about being a best of the indies

          • Kvngbalor

            I disagree lot of us have saw her she’s ok but def got this far by association Ronda got way too much screen time

          • DellNell

            Best of the indies she was killing it thier. She did well in Japan and the indies. Unlike the other ones she can actually wrestle decent.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            I agree in a sense. I am really not familiar with her work and she’s been wrestling since 2015 but it’s hard to judge her when we haven’t seen her work yet. Now, that being, it’s not as if her opponents weren’t the best of the tournament because she had elite workers in each matches she’s had here so yeah, let’s wait to see her work.

      • Shady Sequence

        perhaps because they wrestled 3 fucking matches in the same night, Kairi in particular had 3 amazing ones. Kairi vs Dakota or Toni should have been the finals with both of them being fresh

        • Gods_Giift

          Don’t fresh with me big head

          • Shady Shady

            dumbassssssssss

    • Gavin

      Kairi vs Dakota would be better.

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    • John Finnie

      Watch this space ? Toni will win that title from Kari…..after Kari wins from Ember

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Apparently Bianca put on a match of the night candidate today. I’m ready for her to get the NXT Women’s Championship already she’s so talented and athletic! I could already tell she could play both a babyface and a heel well and the future is definitely looking bright for NXT/WWE and of course her. AND THAT 450 SPLASH WAS ICONIC. PLEASE DON’T MESS THIS UP WWE.

    https://twitter.com/flwrestlingfan/status/886006619083079680

    • #VindictiveBitch

      LOVE HER SO MUCH. BUT NOT AT HER TELLING KAIRI WHAT SHE WAS GONNA DO WHILE SHE WAS UP THERE

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Scream I didn’t even notice but oh well she’s still new but doing so good. Hopefully she doesn’t turn into Paige with the spot calling.

      • Maddox

        Does Kairi understand English tho? I keep wondering how they communicate with the Japanese wrestlers

        • Kvngbalor

          I think that was the issue I think Funaki is there translating for the Japanese stars he’s did it with Hideo Shinsu and Asuka but i believe the spot calling was due to that she had to show her cause i doubt Bianca speaks Japanese

        • Bryskers

          I think so. She regulary worked with foreigners when she was in Stardom. If she doesn’t speak it very well, she understands it.

          And as of the “spot calling”, I believe it was just a taunt, not Bianca actually telling her what she was about to do.

        • DellNell

          Wrestling does not require speaking your language. A lot of the spots sequences are universal. If you have the basics you can wrestle anyone.

    • king valor

      LMAOOO @ that spot call, but it was still CLEAN and something cameras can edit out. She’s gonna be one to watch.

    • ssilva872

      Wow that was great minus her telling her to move or something.

      Jillian is crying watching this.. ;)

    • Jose Antonio Atienza Lat

      but she was booed through the roof also when she did her hair whip on Kairi

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        I heard. She’s definitely going to be big.

    • That 450 Splash was literally FLAWLESS!!!!! Hopefully she keeps it as one of her finishers. I think it’s performed well enough (and flashy enough) to go with her “EST” gimmick.

  • #VindictiveBitch
    • ssilva872

      I love the pictures they used on the Titantron making it look like Mortal Kombat or some shit!

  • PVHa

    Kairi’s most likely got this. Maybe a dirty finish with Ronda getting involved could put Shayna over but I think they’ll want to go clean for their first big women’s tournament and Kairi/Shayna doesn’t seem to be the feud they’re trying to set up.

    Most likely, Kairi wins and goes off to NXT and Shayna goes right to the main roster to start up a Horsewomen vs Horsewomen feud to build towards one of the big PPVs.

  • LIQUORICE

    Guuuuuurrrrrllll I have my tea cup ready honey……
    these comments are about to get LIT !

  • #VindictiveBitch
    • Bryskers

      Seeing Kairi so happy makes me so emotional urgh

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Sara kinda looked like Peyton Royce in the first picture.

    • Gavin

      Looks like Sara sold out.

  • ShaAsa Twain

    The winner of the Mae Young Classic……SHAYNA BASZLER!

    http://37.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lihy97GzRt1qiny66o1_400.gif

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Now I want to see Asuka retain against Ember so she could feud with Kairi and drop the title to her. That match will be iconic and these girls will try to kill eachother! I want to see them go all out because they basically have similar styles. Kairi already has more charisma than Ember and that’s sad. WWE really dropped the ball with Ember.

    • Bryskers

      Watch 90% of the people on this website coming at you for this jzkdghrugh But I would die for Asuka vs Kairi. Doesn’t have to be for the title though. A legit dream match.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Lmao oh well Ember defeating Asuka won’t do anything either seeing how her character is being booked. And if rumors are true about Asuka going up to the main roster after SS we won’t be able to get our Kairi vs Asuka match. :(

        We can’t forget about the legend Io Shirai though.

  • #VindictiveBitch
  • LIQUORICE

    So your telling me we could of have a Kariia vs Toni in the finals serving match of the year… but instead we got some washed up mma fighter who CAN NOT wrestle take opportunities away from women who have been in this industry forever and will most likely win because triple h and Stephanie have the biggest hard on for her bff…. so pathetic

    • Raekon

      Shayna can wrestle very well, don’t underestimate her only because you don’t know her.
      She is very good in the ring and has worked with Kairi before too.

      • LIQUORICE

        It’s my opinion…. so sue me….
        I’ve seen matches of hers and she’s sloppy. I don’t feel like she’s a better wrestler that half those girls that are involved and she’s sooo not worthy of being in the finals….. admit that she’s only getting this opportunity because she’s bff with a flop mma fighter and there trying to build a 4 horse women vs 4 horse women storyline

        • Raekon

          I never saw one match on hers in which she was sloppy except of maybe her debut match a few years ago in which she was still very green.
          Her stardom and shimmer Matches are great and she has improved a lot since her beginnings.
          I would had also picked someone else for the finals but it’s something that neither you nor me can influence so I’ll just enjoy the finals for what they are and hope for a great match between shayna and kairi. :)
          You might be right that they went that way so they can pull the 4 horsewomen storyline going which is sad and takes away from the tournament(even they could had pulled it anyway and without having Shayna being in the finals.).

  • ShaAsa Twain

    Kairi queen and I hope she elbows Shane in the throat.

    • CH98

      OMG. Why? That’s wicked!

  • Geo14

    Who the fuxk is Shayna Baszler?

    Why the 4H are stealing the spotlight?

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      She’s apart of the MMA four horses with Ronda and company. Apparently Shayna raised the four up to the WWE horses mocking them.

    • perceval

      Which 4H are you referring to, Ronda’s or Charlotte’s?

    • Raekon

      She is a ex mma fighter that begun Wrestling a few years ago and trained in STARDOM Japan where Kairi Hojo (Kairi Shane in the tournament), Io Shirai, Nanae Takahashi, Mayu Iwatani, Alpha Female (Jazzy Gabert in the tournament), KLR, Santana, Toni Storm and many others have worked and trained aswell.
      Shayna has also worked for the US Promotion SHIMMER in which she is part of “trifecta” with Mercedes Martinez and Nicole Savoy in which she is a Champion aswell. :)
      For her short time in Wrestling she has learned fast and became a awesome Talent in the ring, on the mic and characterwise.
      She has worked with Kairi before so I’m pretty sure they will put up a hell of a match in the finals. :)

  • Izzy4lw

    …. I’m shooketh.

    Seriously- I get the horsewoman feud was “Money” but Candice, Mercedes, and Toni- women who have more wrestling talent in their little pinky than Shayna has in her entire body didn’t get the chance for a finals appearance against arguably the most prodigal wrestler we’ve seen the last decade?

    What this likely shows though is that WWE NEEDS to sign Toni and Candice (hell, even Mercedes) because I’m sure those three gave us MOTY calibre matches the whole tournament.

    • Bryskers

      I know that Toni and Candice were offered contracts. I do not know if they accepted.

  • Kvngbalor

    Why do i feel Shayna making it this far is less about skills but more so affiliation with Ronda they even teased a 4HW vs 4HW battle also its sad i honestly think lot of these women won’t be signed that’s what’s hurts the most

    • Izzy4lw

      They’d be stupid to pass on Toni and Candice after these showings.

      Hell, throw in Mercedes!

      • Kvngbalor

        Toni
        Candice
        Jazzy got over huge
        Mia
        Serena Deeb
        Mercedes
        Kay Lee Ray

        The list goes on

        • Izzy4lw

          Yeah if I could sign them I’d sign like half the roster, but I know if anything were gonna see MAYBE 4 new signings. My money is on Candice, Toni, Mercedes, and I’d HOPE KLR. I don’t say Kairi because she’s basically a lock.

          But knowing WWE, we’ll get Shayna and Kairi and that’ll be it

          • Gavin

            Kairi is already signed.

          • Izzy4lw

            Did she sign a multi year deal? I know everyone technically got “signed” for the tournament only

          • Gavin

            Yes. She signed a three-year deal in March.

          • Izzy4lw

            Then I’m not worried about her anymore. Now let’s talk about signing Toni, Candice, Mia, and KLR…

          • Jose Antonio Atienza Lat

            according to WWE news, they might sign 10-15 from this tournament.

            I hope they sign:

            Jazzy Gabert
            Piper Niven
            Toni Storm
            Candice Lerae
            Mia Yim
            Serena Deeb
            Mercedes Martinez
            Rachel Evers
            Santana Garrett
            Kay Lee Ray
            Tessa Blanchard
            Shayna Baszler
            Ayesha Raymond
            Nicole Savoy
            Miranda Salinas

            Not in the tournament but on their radar, there was a reason others undergone medicals – tryouts:

            Lei’d Tapa
            Deonna Purazzo
            Barbi Hayden
            Jessica James
            Nicole Matthews

            For the all women’s wrestling show on the network, more talent in NXT, SDL and RAW. Introduction of the Tag Team Titles

          • Raekon

            On the one side I would really love for that to happen, on the other side though I’m afraid they will waste them by having them stay backstage doing nothing or only working live events instead of being on tv or having any storylines at all. :(
            If they would give the women their own one hour Show on the wwe Network though then I’m all for it with one difference on your list:
            Take out Serena and sign her either as a Referee or Trainer since she probably only got out from retirement for the tournament as a one off and add Princesa Sugehit.
            Then also take out Piper Niven and Rachel Evers since both are probably already signed (that’s why the Name changes) and add Kavita Devi and Taynara Conti.

        • LIQUORICE

          Honestly everyone women involved in this deserves better

    • perceval

      The same reason that boxing’s biggest event of the year is centered on a UFC star.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Because it is. She also has The Bella rub by helping Nikki get back in ring shape after her neck surgery.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    I would rather have Toni vs Kairi in the finals. But we all know Shayna has to be pushed to the moon because Ronda was in attendance. Kairi is definitely talented. I’m also not disappointed she’s in the finals. But I’m a little confused as to why they have to make us believe she’s this unbeatable opponent like Asuka? I have no doubt she will be winning this tournament. Ember Moon will lose to Asuka at the next Takeover and then it will be Kairi vs Asuka and she will take the title off of her. I just hate how predictable this all is starting to look.

  • Rosanna

    Very unfortunate that some great talent was eliminated due to the fact that they might be working on an angle with the MMA 4HW vs the wwe 4HW. Candice and Mia Yim deserved better.

    Another thing Santana, Jazzy and Toni deserves to be signed. The crowd was super over for Jazzy. Hopefully Mia, Candice, Santana and Toni gets signed. Some others as well!

    • Izzy4lw

      Right that’s the thing is i feel like Shayna won’t even be signed she’ll just be there to fulfill a gimmick match of the battle of the horse women. Like really? You couldn’t have had Candice beat her then have her go crazy attacking the horse women of WWE or something to set the feud up? I can’t.

      • Rosanna

        I really was expecting better. Showcasing the best of the best in the business no gimmicks no angles working just a tourment of the best. Understandable wwe is scripted which I was okay with. But after seeing Mia Yim and Candice taking out by both of the four horsewoman it wasn’t a coincidence. There clearly making angle.

        It sucks because they’re great talents out there and they was simply props to promote the 4HW feud. Know I understand Tessa Blanchards frustrations.

  • B.B Hood

    You people are impossible to please, you should be thankful that they started to give women opportunities such as men .. but no .. most people here are biased as hell , I hate that !

    • perceval

      Well, I look at it this way… Horsewomen vs Horsewomen will bring a LOT of attention to the division, more than anything else would.

      • Rosanna

        It wouldn’t bring anything to the women’s division because them ladies are old and most likely won’t signed or won’t get signed. It’s all about the media TMZ, Buzzfeed ESPN. It was never about the women it was about wwe getting publicly. I can’t even take this tourment seriously. If Kairi doesn’t win it’s because of the feud and it’s going to be quiet clear and everyone is going to be upset and I hope they riot.

        • perceval

          And, if the division is getting that much media attention, and main eventing one of the Big Four PPVs at Survivor Series… How is this bad for the division, overall, exactly?

          • Rosanna

            I would respect it if the wwe was getting attention on there own not by bringing in famous MMA fighters to bring attention to the company. Why couldn’t they make the attention company by themselves. They used the other women as props just so they can get in the media to promote the mae young classic when it should have promoted single handily.

          • Francisco Baguer

            Because Bayley, Becky, Sasha, & Charlotte are children compared to them. They would all get destroyed in a legit fight against them and wouldn’t even last in the octagon. They’ll all be scared going up against tough girls who are legit.

          • perceval

            And Brock would kill anybody on the roster in a legit fight. Yet, he loses wrestling matches.

          • Francisco Baguer

            Well excuse me, considering he wins more and rearly loses, seeing how Dana White calls it fake.

          • perceval

            But, if he can be squashed by Goldberg, why can’t Charlotte beat one of Ronda’s little friends?

      • Francisco Baguer

        No it wouldn’t because Ronda isn’t the same after getting knocked out by Holm and Nunes. Ronda’s mystique died the day she lost her belt and her popularity now isn’t the same as back then. If this was 2 years ago when she showed up at Wrestlemania, then it’d be a big deal, but now its WWE brought her back because her UFC days are over.

        • perceval

          You haven’t been keeping up with the mainstream media, I see. They’re still all over whatever Ronda’s doing. She’s somehow managed to retain her star power. I’m genuinely surprised that they still care.

    • Izzy4lw

      You have to understand this was a tournament YEARS in the making for us. YEARS. Some of us have waited exactly that long to see women like Candice LeRae, Alpha, Mia Yim, and Mercedes get their fair go at the big leagues. We were patient when they wouldn’t get signed because of their looks (in the case of alpha and Mercedes) or them being too extreme (Candice) or what have you. Now we have all sorts of women in the WWE and we’re finally seeing the women who’ve busted their asses (literally) at school gyms, cafeterias, etc for YEARS trying to earn a buck doing what they love and working their way up into being the Indy “darlings” so many of us root for…

      And they got beaten out by a washed up MMA fighter a couple years from menopause.

      I know rationally that the feud makes sense to put the horses against each other, but pulling a gimmick match won’t help the division any- it’ll be fleeting, then it’ll be back to crap booking after. Instead of building up TWO great talents for a no holds barred clash who the WWE will use for years to come, they’re squandering that spot on someone who may just end up being there to fulfill a gimmick match. That’s what upsets me about the whole situation.

      • perceval

        Some of these women will be signed, and can shine in a division that will be getting more mainstream attention than it ever has.

        It’s not the sort of purist thing we’d like, but it’s a good business decision.

        • Izzy4lw

          Is it a guarantee we’ll see them? Not in the slightest. Also, having big gimmick matches haven’t helped the men in any fashion, so I don’t know how that’ll translate to the women. It’s short term gain at the expense of a long term plan. It was WWE saying “we want to sell tickets to this ONE PPV so hey let’s have a horsewoman vs horsewoman feud” because once the match is over and at least three of the 4 MMA horses go home, then what? Nothing, the WWE horses go back to business as usual. That isn’t great booking.

          • perceval

            Tell the big boxing promoters that, since they’re doing the exact same thing, right now.

            Businesses putting making money first… Well, yeah, they’re gonna do that.

            Goes both ways, too. UFC didn’t sign Punk for his fighting skills.

          • Izzy4lw

            Which I get, I do. They try to put asses in seats, but what I’m saying is if that’s what it is, then let it be that and let me be indignant. I’m not sold on that feud anymore then I was sold on Stephen Amell vs Stardust being great for the mid card. It’s a money making ploy that helps no one but the mcmahons pockets, which is why I’m indignant about them skating someone through just because (not even her!) her friends will sell tickets at one PPV this year.

          • perceval

            The hope, I expect, is that will get Charlotte and company a crossover audience in the long run. To go back a lot of years, what turned Austin from popular WWF guy to household name? That angle with Mike Tyson, and all the mainstream attention that came with it.

          • Izzy4lw

            But as often as it’s succeeded, it’s devolved into forgettable feuds that nobody really remembers. It’s a crap shoot with gimmick matches, and my fear is that it won’t translate to the WWE’s horses. That it’ll just be a one time thing that in the end wasn’t worth the trouble.

          • Francisco Baguer

            You think its going to get the same kind of exposure and publicity that Austin/Tyson got? All its going to be is a momentary increase in views from UFC fans and then they are going to leave once their favs are out and the ratings will keep going down. That won’t result in a boom period like it was back then in the Attitude Era, it just be 1-2 week attention and then will be forgotten.

      • Raekon

        Don’t worry about Shayna though, she has worked with Kairi in STARDOM and they both can put up awesome Matches.

        Even the other women are partially more experienced and more known, I can tell you that Shayna is a great talent that can put up great Matches.

        I understand your worries that they are doing it for the 4 horsewomen angle only but I’m pretty sure that Shayna won’t dissappoint you after you saw her work. :)

        Here a match between Shayna Baszler and Io Shirai for your viewing pleasure:

        https://rutube.ru/video/ad1961e437db7fd81e86d81f4cb2c6d2/

        • Gavin

          It’s not about the match being good. It’s about Shayna not being a deserving choice.

          • perceval

            Is Alexa the best and most experienced worker out there? No. It’s not always about that.

          • A?.

            What does Alexa have to do with everything? She’s not even involved, learn how to defend someone without having to bring someone else up. This tournament had way more experienced and talented girls than Shayna, she just got into wrestling because her UFC career failed.

          • perceval

            Alexa brings money. Ronda’s involvement will bring money. That’s how it works.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Completely agree but I do understand the frustration but it’s a buissness and as WWE should they will do what they believe will bring more money

          • Raekon

            It depends on how you see it. Only because Mercedes, Sereena, Jazzy and others have more experience it doesn’t make them immediately the right choices and to be honest I was gutted to see Lacey and Bianca that are green as hell advance over People that should had advanced over them like Sage or KLR or Jazzy or Santana. Yet the wwe let them advantac e to give them more exposure and make them more relevant for their next NXT appearances. Since they are homegrown Talents while the other women (except of Sage) are not even really signed.

        • Izzy4lw

          Honestly she isn’t bad. She isn’t great either- she’s competent. That’s what’s concerning for me- you have an AMAZING talent in Kairi going against a competent talent. Could you imagine a finale between Mercedes and Kairi? Or Candice and Kairi? Hell, Toni and Mercedes? KLR and Kairi!?

          • Raekon

            For the amount of time she spent in Wrestling she is actually a awesome Talent in ringwise, micwise and characterwise so far. She put up a lot of hard work to be where she is and she is very talented. I understand and I would also want rather jazzy, Mercedes, serena, mia, klar, Santana, toni or candice to go further or be in the finals but it’s not always on who has worked more years but rather who they could take Advantage from more for such an Event at the Moment.
            For whatever reason the wwe thinks that Ronda is still relevant and try to make cash out of it by taking Advantage of Shaynas experience as a MMA and Wrestling Talent.
            However, the finals can also benefit from the fact that Kairi and Shayna have worked together in the past so they will definately be able to put up a great final for the tournament making her the right choice to go after kairi in the process.

          • Izzy4lw

            Now that I’ve calmed down, I hope Shayna shows out in the finale. I sincerely hope I’m wrong- because I’m a women’s wrestling fan before I am a certain persons Stan- so I hope she proves me wrong and shows me why she deserved that spot.

          • Raekon

            If they don’t limit them in their movesets I’m pretty sure they will do. :)
            Plus if they indeed sign her she will have immediately tons of heat which will benefit her as a heel down in nxt and give her a instant feud against Kairi as the ult.imate face that “robbed” her chance of winning the mae young classic
            It would be something I would take in a heartbeat since NXT is currently a mess without continuity and has a Champion that was booked on the wall doing nothing most of the time.

          • Izzy4lw

            I actually like Asuka’s reign because it reminds me of the old days when a champ barely wrestled. They didn’t face just anyone- you had to EARN the right to face them. That’s how I feel about Asuka and I actually really like it- I just wish they told solid stories to make up for her not being as active

      • A?.

        Thank you.

      • perceval

        Isn’t this tournament pretty much a gimmick that won’t really affect storylines in the division, regardless? And how often do these Survivor Series team matches mean anything, storyline wise, in the long run? Last year’s was just a one off Raw vs SD stunt that just served to turn Nattie heel.

  • Gods_Giift

    Shayna sounds like she did great and the CWC had plenty of twists where huge indy stars were eliminated (Kota, ZSJ, Rich Swann) earlier than one would expect. That’s what makes these tournaments interesting. Its too predictable for the two biggest stars and best wrestlers to be the final 2.

    Shayna adds intrigue to the finals that otherwise wouldn’t be there. Kairi doesn’t seem like as much of a shoe in (though she probably will still win so get ya panties out a twist)

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      She’s white so you don’t have to defend her

  • Gavin

    Are you kidding me? Piper eliminating Santana and Serena already pissed me off, but Shayna making it to the finals so WWE can promote their partnership with Ronda and UFC? This tournament is the peak of some of these women’s CAREERS, and WWE threw these passionate women out like trash so some UFC has-been that has been wrestling for 2 years could advance to the finals? Kairi better sail all over this aggy bitch!

    • Raekon

      I’m pretty sure that Kairi will win the whole thing and I’m also pretty sure that shayna and kairi will put up a hell of a finals match since they both know each other from STARDOM in which both were trained and worked for in the past. :)

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Ikr Piper is a white Nia Jax. I could have done without her in this.

      • Izzy4lw

        Piper can actually wrestle though.

        Still, she went over a suspicious amount of talented women for someone who isn’t as well known as some of the others.

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          She’s definitely not as green as Nia. But she’s not very entertaining to watch.

          • Izzy4lw

            Yeah, she lacks a lot of the wow moves- I’ve seen her matches and while she’s not bad at all (she’s surprisingly good) she doesn’t leave me on the edge of my seat. Her offense is a big anticlimactic

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            I’m not a fan of big women unless they know how to be big. Piper is the type of fat girl that would be getting her ass beat in real life. So she should play her part and take some beatings. Awesome Kong should be every big girl’s role model. She knows the right times to wow us and but can still keep intrigue in a match without having to do crazy spots.

          • Bryskers

            I’ve heard her matches in the tournament were very good and that the crowd actually warmed up to her very quickly.

      • Ya

        Piper is nothing of the sort. She can get off of her feet and deliver some great powerhouse moves. Her match vs Toni in Japan was actually a great showing for her

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          I’ve maybe watched 2 matches of her’s that could be the problem. But hopefully this tournament shows me something I’ve apparently been missing.

  • Gavin

    It’s so disrespectful to these hard-working, passionate women that WWE kisses UFC’s ass even though Dana White thinks wrestling is fake. There are women in this tournament that would kill for that finals spot, but Shayna is only there because she’s past her UFC prime.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      That’s WWE for you. It all seems good at first but they find ways to still keep us wanting something else.

    • king valor

      its truly wild how much they kiss UFC’s ass…even though they could give two fucks about WWE. The company keeps shitting on its own talents for outsiders. IDK what its gonna take for change.

      • Gavin

        It will probably never change. WWE has always been a greedy, corrupt company. The only thing that has kept me watching is seeing deserving women get some amount of mainstream exposure.

      • Izzy4lw

        Vince to die. It’s sad but it’s true.

    • perceval

      Again, look at who the Universal Champion is, a part timer who owes his push to his UFC run.

      And this is the same Dana White that signed Lesnar and Punk.

    • Raekon

      Shayna has been Wrestling for a few years already and she is very good.
      So even they pushed for the 4 horsewomens storyline, she still deserved her spot cause she is a awesome Talent and very good in the ring.

  • Tamina

    Shayna blazzer is a mess

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Sccc blazzer

    • Ya

      Trash

  • Gavin

    Using this tournament for publicity and money…Sounds like it should be called the Fabulous Moolah Classic.

  • Tamina

    The Mae young classic flopped and thats that

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Ummm no we had some great matches and that’s all that matters! Hopefully Kairi wins now.

      • Tamina

        not with Shayna there

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          She better lose. She could lose and go psycho attacking the four horses since that’s what they’re aiming for.

          • Izzy4lw

            She should have lost in the top 8 and done that. Could you imagine Candice LeRae vs. Mercedes Martinez!?!? I live

  • Ya

    Su Yung or Madison Eagles deserved a spot in the classic and I would’ve had no problem with either replacing Shayna

    • Raekon

      I would rather put madison and su Yung in Biancas and laceys spots in the tournament and leave Shayna in since she is a great talent.

      • NMKPLG

        can u stop defending her under every comment. we get it u like her

  • Tamina

    praying Shayna doesn’t get signed

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      I believe she is already.

      • A?.

        She is not. She just had a tryout last year but wasn’t signed.

        • perceval

          You really think they’re not going to do anything with the Horsewomen angle?

          • A?.

            Hopefully not. They can keep it.

          • perceval

            Best for business. In this case, objectively, it really is, whether us purist smarks like it or not.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Well you better get tf off your knees and stop praying.

    • Izzy4lw

      She’s coming for Taminas spot as silent bodyguard of a particular age who may or may not have begun planning her retirement while juggling the complexities of being a woman dealing with fine lines

      • Tamina

        UMM

      • Tamina

        No one and I mean no one is taking Tamothers spot

        • Ya

          Scvraming

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Hi Wido–!

        • Izzy4lw

          I hope not she just got her push

      • A?.

        Don’t disrespect Tamina like that, she’s better.

  • Mr. Giem

    This place already looks like a war zone but I’m still giving my two cents on the matter.

    These tappings showed so much potential until Shayna advanced to the final. I must admit I was a mad at it since I wanted someone like Candice or Santana to face Kairi on the final round but well…

    I can see the story being told here and I will even give some props to NXT for it, it was brilliant the way they turn Shayna from a fan favorite into the most hated participant in the tournament. I think the way she eliminates Candice will give her some mayor heat.

    I don’t wanna be pessimistic so I hope that Shayna backs up this push with her in-ring work.

    Besides that there’s nothing to complain here, all of the matches sounds amazing, I’m already dying to watch Bianca vs. Kairi and Toni Storm vs. Piper Niven.

    I’m all the way rooting for Kairi to win the whole thing.

    • perceval

      What I don’t get is how everyone didn’t see this coming with yesterday’s spoilers, with Ronda at ringside and the WWE Horsewomen sitting right behind her. I thought it was obvious where this was going.

      • Mr. Giem

        Totally! Ever since Becky spoiled her name I was sure she was making it to the final 4 or 8 at least. Ronda appearing to support her friend should had been the ultimate warning sign for us.

        • perceval

          Hell, just yesterday I called 4H vs 4H at Survivor Series. Don’t remember if it was here or somewhere else.

          • Mr. Giem

            That would be interesting to say the least. I don’t have any doubt the WWE is trying to make it happen.

          • Gavin

            Interesting for who? The general public? Real wrestling fans want to see people passionate about pro wrestling in the pro wrestling ring.

          • Mr. Giem

            I never said it was a good thing or a bad thing. I would rather to see a lot of the girls in this tournament instead of the MMA 4 Horsewomen but I’m just saying that match will be MONEY for the company in so many different ways.

          • perceval

            Hmm, usually everyone here says they try to please the smarks too much. Now, the complaint is they’re not booking for the smarks.

            Ronda, Shayna, and company will help Total Divas’ ratings. They’re Nattie’s buds, so we’ll likely see them.

          • Gavin

            You know the Bellas are a part of the cast still, right? Also, I don’t think they have to book for the smarks, but when a UFC fighter that has been wrestling for 2 years goes to the finals over some of the best women’s wrestlers on the planet, there’s a problem.

          • perceval

            Oh yeah, they’re buds with the Bellas, too. Thanks for reminding me. So that’s at least three TD cast members enjoying this.

    • Raekon

      Shayna is a great Talent and she can back it up for sure, it’s just that most People on this site doesn’t know her yet or very Little and think that the finals will be a mess if a more known woman won’t be in it. They will be up for a surprise for sure and I’m happy about it. :)
      Of course I would had loved to have rather toni, Mercedes or jazzy to go after kairi in the finals but at least Bianca and Lacey weren’t the ones to be in the finals and Shayna has worked with Kairi in Stardom before so I’m pretty sure we will get a kick ass final. :)

      • Mr. Giem

        Whoa! Didn’t know that Shayna faced Kairi before and the fact that she’s been doing this for some time already gives me hope, she will be a terrific heel.

        And I know most of the people here get extremely mad when their faves don’t win, I’m getting used to it.

        • Raekon

          Here a Highlights Video from when she won the AIW womens Championship from heidi lovelace (Ruby Riot on NXT now):

          • Mr. Giem

            Thank you! I’m gonna watch it.

          • Gavin

            She is not that good. Most of the women in this tournament are better than her.

          • Raekon

            The women Bianca and Lacey beat were better then them aswell, yet nobody started to riot about them.
            I never said shayna was the best choice for the finals nor did I say she is the best out of all of them. She is still a great Talent in ringwise and I know because I watched several Matches of hers (mostly from stardom and shimmer).

          • Gavin

            No, they weren’t. Lacey beat Taynara, who is a total rookie in pro wrestling, even though she is a black belt. Bianca beat Sage, who has more experience, but was never very polished and has already been surpassed by Bianca. You seem to think that martial arts skills translate over to pro wrestling, which is a completely different thing.

          • Raekon

            Sage actually can wrestle circles around Bianca but Keep dreaming that Bianca surpassed her only because Bianca is getting a push now and learned how to do a splash from the top rope. ^_^
            Taynara is one to watch actually and is equal to Lacey aswell.
            Anyway, it is obvious that we agree to dissagree so I will leave it at that.
            Have a nice Weekend.

          • He fetishizes bigger woman. He also once said Kaitlyn is better than Layla of all people.

          • Raekon

            I don’t fetishize anything. I just happen to have watched Andrea in SHINE Wrestling and other promotions when I watched the ippvs so I know what she is capable off and it’s definately far more then Bianca brings on the table so far.
            In her qualifyer match almost everyone on this site said she is very green and it Shows since she couldn’t sell Aliyahs offence properly and even on this small Video posted around Twitter in which she does the splash from the top rope you see her telling kairi that she is gonna splash on her even it wasn’t needed since Kairi can sell everything thats coming on her very well.

    • Bryskers

      Same, they are booking Shayna the same way they booked Pete Dunne in the UK Tournament. It’s not a bad story to tell to be honest. I’m kind of “eeeh” because I don’t think Shayna has the skills to back up that push, but maybe she’ll surprise us all.

      • Mr. Giem

        Thank you! I want her to surprise us all so we will get a competent final, Shayna has never been my favorite but at least they are telling/booking the story the right way.

  • Ya

    Any combination of Kairi, Toni, Mercedes, or Dakota would’ve been ideal for the finals imo

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Screaming or Mia Yim!

      • Ya

        Yes!

    • Izzy4lw

      Hell add Mia, Serena, and KLR to that list. There were SO MANY OPTIONS…

      • Gavin

        Santana too if WWE didn’t feel the need to make every big girl a monster heel

        • Izzy4lw

          That seems to be all they can play. “OMG LOOK AT HER SHES LARGER THAN 140 SHES GIGANTIC SHES A TITAN SHES UNSTOPPABLE”

          • Gavin

            Piper doesn’t even seem intimidating. They could have played her off as a gentle giant or something. She didn’t need to go that far when she brings like nothing special, especially over Santana and Serena.

          • Izzy4lw

            What shocks me is that we had legit Monsters in the tournament- Sage and Jazzy…. but they rolled with piper as the “monster” to make it past the first round. It’s outstanding

          • Gavin

            Sage crushed Daffney legit just by sitting on her

          • Izzy4lw

            Right!? And Jazzy is a legit monster!

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    I don’t know why Marti Belle was in this tournament..

    • Tamina

      to fill spots obv

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Not when they have other talented women out there to fill spots

        • Tamina

          ?

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        Nah there’s plenty of women that could have been there.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Same with Renee Michelle.

    • Izzy4lw

      Honestly though when they called her name and she was on the verge of tears I felt for her. I was like “YES GIRL YOU MADE IT”

      It made me forget she’s not a good wrestler for a second.

      • Mr. Giem

        My thoughts exactly! ?

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        Ikr I did feel happy for her. She is dating a guy who has been signed by WWE before. So she must have had some kind of connection.

      • C Mack

        You’re killing me??.

      • Wicked Bliss

        Felt happy for her but bad for those who deserve more to be in the competition.

    • Gavin

      Don’t come for the good sis! She’s sloppy, but she tries. I’ll take a passionate girl who doesn’t have the best skills over a perfect wrestler who doesn’t care.

      • Izzy4lw

        But lord she’s been wrestling for nearly ten years!! To quote Gia Gunn:

        “Maybe if you’ve been doing it a long time and people aren’t living for it… maybe it’s just not for you?” God bless Marti I love her but after nine years… lord lmao

        • Gavin

          It’s not like she’s Brandi or Eva. I still like her. She just needs a lot of…polishing.

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          This explains Velvet Sky and Rosa Mendes.

      • Jamal

        Plus it’s about so much more than just athletic ability. Plenty of guys can’t work well but have made it on character stuff.

    • C Mack

      Say it again!!! And again and again!!!

    • Jorge Hernandez Moran

      I think WWE want it for her personality. She’s a sloppy wrestler but she has tons of charisma. And is been made clear through out the years that WWE prefers charisma over wreslting skills in their women.

  • Tamina

    is the ME redux up? Emma vs Mickie was great and I wanna talk about the possibilities

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Omg lemme watch real quick.

      • Tamina

        it was really good, it was around 5-6 minutes (not counting entrances) but it showed a glimpse of what they could do given an actual feud/time btw the ending was a bit weird

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          Scrm I heard it was 10. Still 5-6 is great. I’m gonna be at Raw on the 31st. So hopefully they keep it up with matches on Main Event. I need to see Queen Mickie live. I’m gonna be screaming for her.

          • Tamina

            all together w/ ending entrances etc it was like 8 mins and slay bring an Emma sign

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Lol I never make signs anymore. I’m gonna be sitting kind far up anyways, they’re 50 dollar seats.

        • Gavin

          It seemed like Emma took too long to go down for the DDT to me. It wasn’t Gail Kim style, but it definitely looked a bit awkward.

          • Tamina

            it looked weird in general imo bc it was a very hard hitting match and for Emma to just randomly stop in her tracks after a gut kick and then not be able to kick out of the DDT it felt weird

          • ssilva872

            Yeah it was a mess sadly.

  • Ya

    Australia really has a lot of great talent coming to the States tbh they’re coming for Canada’s list of great wrestlers

    • Tamina

      were any aussies in the Mae young classic?

      • A?.

        Rhea Ripley, who is already signed. And Toni.

        • Tamina

          hopefully they’re great

      • Ya

        Toni is australian I believe even tho they bill her from the UK

        • Tamina

          why do they bill her from the UK?

          • Ya

            I think I’m thinking of an indy match when they mentioned her being from the UK idk

        • Gavin

          Dasha said she was representing Australia.

          • Ya

            Oh ok then!

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    I screamed hearing about Bianca spearing that Sage girl to win. I don’t know how she’s going to bounce back from this one if they’re booking her as a powerhouse later.

    • Ya

      She’ll bounce back tbh it’s not like she lost to Liv or something

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Liv would’ve probably won by roll up though. Bianca won with an actual spear. But oh well Bianca did good and I’m happy for her!

    • Gavin

      Bianca is a powerhouse herself tbh

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        she’s basically Charlotte let’s hope she doesn’t pull out her own shovel later

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          Because of the spear?

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            No she reminds me of Charlotte for some reason. She could do powerhouse moves and also do diving moves. They definitely have similar styles.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Hmm interesting.

  • Shameronstar – Von Legend Stan

    This so giving me shades of Lois Griffin versus Deidre Jackson

    • Izzy4lw

      Omg yes come through family guy reference! Hopefully it ends with a griffin win like it did in the show lol

      • Shameronstar – Von Legend Stan

        Shayna: You get up you die!
        Kairi: Grr! I’ve had a enough of you!

  • Tamina

    dana brooke got new tron/stage graphics so hopefully we’re finally gonna see her in a storyline with Emma/Mickie

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Slay. How do you know?

      • Tamina

        pics from tonights LE

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          Do you know who she wrestled?

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            nia and emma vs Dana and Mickie

          • Tamina

            no it was nia and alexa

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            omg so did mickie pin Alexa

          • Tamina

            probably

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            If it was Dana queen she’s really gearing up for her push.

          • Tamina

            keep it

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Summer shaking.

          • Tamina

            Dana’s gonna be used to put Emma over most likely

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            No I’d love a Dana push. But her voice and accent… ugh I can’t relate to it.

          • Tamina

            i wouldnt mind a push, nothing big but enough to help her grow on mic and in ring

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Tbh if she’s gonna be around might as well.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            She deserves the title. It’ll be shocking ! Every time she gets into the ring she improve

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            You’re probably right. Emma was at the classic tapings tonight.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Oh okay. Just curious on who was at the classic and who wasn’t. Emma was at the classic tonight though.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Dana/Emma vs Mickie iconTic.

    • Alicia’s wig

      How do you know

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    I’m so excited for all of Kairi’s matches vs Tessa, vs Bianca, and vs Toni. They all sound cute as fuck on paper.

    • Tamina

      ew not tessa

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        Tessa is cute. She’s a sweetheart I met her before.

        • Tamina

          shes apparently a bitch backstage and very arrogant

          • Gavin

            she def looked cocky during the parade, even most of the heels looked grateful

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            She probably feels she deserves to be pushed to the top like Charlotte because her dad is part of the 4 horsemen with Ric Flair.

          • Gavin

            she probably will be, knowing wwe

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Hmm

        • Ya

          She has a nasty attitude and there’s too many rumors about her that one of them has to be true. Apparently she was angry about losing in the first round and has been known to disrespect and reject advice from veterans of the business

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            That’s possible. She seemed cool when I met her. But yeah.

    • MK126

      Isnt she dating Kassius or is that Rachel?

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        Rachel

  • LIQUORICE

    Don’t care what anyone says this tournament was a massive flop #SUEME

  • Ya

    I just read the spoilers thoroughly and it’s a big slap in the face to have a 16 year vet like Mercedes lose to Shayna imo

    • Shayna beating the girls she did tonight was disrespectful period.

    • Gavin

      Mercedes should have just sat there in Shimmer and ate her cake.

      • Ya

        Lmaoooo I’m glad she came out of Shimmer’s shadow and I hoped Madison Eagles would do the same tbh

        • Gavin

          I hope they sign her for making her lose to that, but they probably won’t. I’m sure they just used her experience and accomplishments to put over Shayna.

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          Screaming Widows you don’t even watch shimmer.

          • Gavin

            oop exposed

          • Ya

            Who’s that?

          • Ya

            And no one does cuz they tape shows and release DVD’s w/ messy scheduling. They’re in the 70’s of their DVDs and have taped near to #100

          • Gavin

            true I haven’t actually watched one of their DVDs since like 67

    • perceval

      Kind of like Natalya’s career.

      Speaking of whom, you know Nattie’s loving her friends’ involvement and one of them in the finals. And I just realized who will be guest starring on Total Divas, next season. TD fans better get used to Shayna.

      • Gavin

        Can’t we ever catch a break from Baron Corbin’s twin sister?

        • CH98

          Baron Corbin is sexy as hell. He also looks like he go down on a woman with those fine big lips of his.

      • Ya

        Shayna already appeared last season of TD to help Nikki train

        • Gavin

          It was enough already!

        • perceval

          And now she’ll help Brie train. Two reality shows with Nattie’s friends around.

          Ultimately, this is all Nattie’s fault. :)

          • Gavin

            sis why are you bringing her into this

          • perceval

            She’s the one who got Ronda and her little friends involved in the first place.

          • Gavin

            okay maybe she did but she isn’t the one who put shayna in the tournament and in the finals, wwe has to make that decision on their own

  • Monkey Tennis

    Sooooo… OK.

    Right then. Playing Devil’s advocate, it’s fair to say that the WWE have often put gimmicks and publicity ahead of actual in-ring talent. And that’s not just in the Women’s division, but sometimes for the men too. And at the end of the day, that’s always going to go with the territory. It’s the WWE and actual wrestling has never really been the most important thing to them. So with all that said, I can see why they thought Shayna should be in the final. It’s got nothing to do with her as a performer and everything to do with what she was and who she knows.

    But even understanding the WWE’s mentality doesn’t stop it from being disappointing that they went down that path. More so, considering what this tournament is all about. The final should have been a showcase for the best of the best to mix it up on the big stage and to show the world just what the best female talent in the world is capable of right now.

    But from all the possible dream finals we could/should have had, we get Shayna vs Kairi. Which, don’t get me wrong, I’m sure will be OK. Shayna’s by no means bad in the ring… she’s just not every interesting. And so it’ll all be on Kairi to elevate the match as best she can.

    As for potential signings from the tournament, I remain as conflicted as ever. Do the likes of KLR, Evie, LeRae, Mia etc deserve to be signed? Absolutely. Do I want them to be signed to a company where we know for an outright fact that they’ll have less matches, less ring-time during those matches and will rarely be able to wrestle at the level they currently can in the indies? No.

    • Gavin

      Dakota (Evie) has been signed for 7 months and has been at the PC for 3.

      • Rosanna

        She just reported like a month ago because she wasn’t finished with whatever company she was in. She has been in like 6 live events maybe less than that.

        • Gavin

          Oh, okay then.

          • Rosanna

            Not even a month I think she arrived the last week or June or the first week of July.

          • Gavin

            I read somewhere that she was supposed to arrive in April, so that’s why I thought she had been there longer.

          • Rosanna

            She was suppose to her and Rhea and someone else was suppose to arrive around the same time. But she wasn’t finished with some company she was in I wanna say Shimmer but I’m not sure. But she arrived just a couple of weeks ago.

          • Gavin

            It was Nixon Newell, I think, but she got injured.

          • Rosanna

            Is Nixon signed? Oh my gosh I was just looking on her Instagram and twitter the other day trying to figure out why didn’t she have signs of her being in wwe yet. I was so curious on why Rhea already was doing live events and had WWE in her name but Nixon didn’t.

          • Gavin

            Yes. She was gonna be in the tournament, but she tore her ACL.

          • Rosanna

            Oh yikes that might be a whole year and she still has to go through training promo classes and all the other things.

    • Rosanna

      Evie is already signed as Dakota Kai. But I agree 1000%.

  • TotalDivasMark

    630 Senton. Just reading it I’m screaming ‘Holy Shit!’ for Bianca

    • Gavin

      It was a 450 splash. Still great though.

      • Rosanna

        Belair is coming.

      • TotalDivasMark

        Read Bianca’s part then talk to me.

        • LaurenYorkStan

          It’s on video

          • ssilva872

            Checkmate lol!

        • Gavin

          Spoilers can be wrong. I saw the actual video on Twitter lmao

  • conan_kun

    Who gonna gets signed after the tournament and will they all end up on NXT or some moves to Raw or SDL, example:
    Tessa Blanchard to SDL with another famous wrestler’s daughter after Charlotte, Natalya and Tamina is there already
    Serena Deeb against Naomi again
    Dakota Kai playing Bayley’s diehard fan, like Mickie did to Trish

    • Gavin

      I used to like Tessa, but she seems too arrogant for me. Wouldn’t put it past WWE to give her a huge push based on her family name, though. The Dakota thing sounds interesting. Serena vs Naomi again on mainstream television would melt my FCW heart!

  • Raekon

    I’m really happy that the fans recognized jazzys worth and even chanted to the wwe and triple h to sign her. I heard from a friend that was in attendance that she had a sensantional Pop in the first episodes and that her match vs abbey were one of the best Matches of the tournament till then.
    Hoped that she will advance at least one round but was still great to see she wrestled a tag Team match aswell. :)
    All the Matches Sound great so far and I’m very excited to watch them!
    Shayna and Kairi had trained together in STARDOM so I’m pretty sure that they will put up a great final on which we all can be proud of as womens Wrestling fans! :)

    • Gavin

      Is WWE paying you to post the part about Shayna training with Kairi five times?

      • Raekon

        Different peole, different Posts and most of you doesn’t seem to know her so you go and prejudge saying the final will suck, she is not deserving yadda yadda without having a clue. So wwe doesn’t have to pay me anything and your comment is as stupid as can be.

        • Gavin

          We don’t know her? We don’t need to know her life story to know she doesn’t have the passion or the skills of at least most women in this tournament.

          • Raekon

            No one said you need to know her privately.
            If you think that she doesn’t have the passion or skills then you really don’t know her at all but rather go around and rant only because she made it to the finals.

          • Gavin

            No shit I’m ranting because she made it to the finals. That’s the point! She made it to the finals over other, better women. She started wrestling at like 35, and her moveset is basically just submissions you would see in UFC. But since she’s not relevant there, she had to drop down to her second choice, which is wrestling.

          • Raekon

            She utilizes submisions to a extent but she is still going with a mixed style of Wrestling since she pulls also powermoves, lots of strikes and techincal moves aswell.

          • Gavin

            If I’m biased against her, you’re clearly a biased fan of hers. She hasn’t paid her dues in pro wrestling.

          • Raekon

            I’m not a biased fan of hers at all, just watched her work in stardom which I was mainly watching for the japanese Talents like kris wolf, kairi hojo, mayu iwatani, io shirai, nanae takahashi among others.
            Due to this I know she worked hard on her in ring work, character and mic to become better which helped her on shimmer aswell.
            She has payed dues over two years Long, does she have to “pay dues” 10 years Long because they will let her to be in the finals of a tournament or what? This view of yours is ridicoulos.
            Besides we are talking about the wwe here that cares only about Money at the end of the day and does not give a shit how Long you were “paying your dues” as long you can bring them cash in.
            I’m just being fair and Show that I’m understanding why they went with this decision.
            Ranting here all day won’t change their decision, nor will it make you feel better anyway. All we can hope now is that Kairi and Shayna will put up an awesome match so the tournament can be successfull and the General fans can be more interested in womens Wrestling so the women in the wwe will become more opportunities in Overall.

          • Gavin

            It actually does make me feel better, but thanks for trying to tell me how I am going to feel lmao

          • LIQUORICE

            Goodness we get it that washed up mma fighter is your girl….. we still don’t like her

          • Raekon

            You are either very young or have a very low IQ cause otherwise is not understandable why you would still not use your brain after I clearly wrote everything there is. I don’t give a shit if you like her or not and she is not “my girl” either. I just wrote that I understand the decision of the wwe since it is more then obvious that they want to benefit from it by creating a 4vs4 feud in the process while I was fair towards her as a Performer unlike you and some of the others that Keep bashing her as if it was her decision to reach the finals (which is beyond stupid to say the least)..

  • perceval
    • Gavin

      Gross.

    • LaurenYorkStan

      Ewww keep that shit

    • LIQUORICE

      Nobody wanted this ?

    • MK126

      Someones gotta kick Ronda in the face again…

      • perceval

        Where’s Trish when we need her? We know Ronda’s vulnerable to the Chick Kick.

        • MK126

          She used to stiff kicks to her chin. Get Charlotte to big boot her ass back to Hollys house ???

          • perceval

            Trish & Mickie…

            https://youtu.be/47m4FkoWg14

            Holly & Ronda…

            https://youtu.be/Jo2QXK6Ypcg

            Felt a bit of Golden Era nostalgia when that happened. :)

          • MK126

            I will forever say that Trish Kick at NYR was the best shes ever done it! Even her hair flip at the end is ICONIC

  • Kiana Taylor

    Kairi better win not really feeling this whole shayna thing but hopefully its an awesome match and bianca will be be a big star

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Mercedes vs Kairi would have been the perfect final!!! Thankful that Mercedes got to the semifinals still, considering her career, she deserved it and I hope she gets a contract. As a matter fact, I hope her, Jazzy, Toni Storm, Candice Larae, Santana, Kay Lee Ray.

    As for the finals, we needed a heel vs face dynamic and we have it with Kairi as a fan favorite who I am very happy to see in the finals and Shayna Baszler. For the latter, kind of annoyed tho because having two elite workers would have truly elevated this tournament to new heights. This feels like she got where she is now because of Ronda rather than her talents…

    That being said, I hope we get to see Toni Storm vs Mercedes in the finals as well (since Kairi vs Blaszler won’t last the entire thing).

  • Kairi To win and hope they sign Candice LeRae

  • Allyn

    We all should have known that wwe was gonna pull a stunt like this, leave it to them to make a such a great production and then push a stupid 4HW agenda on us like this, how awful…..do they really want Ronda and her little friends to be in WWE that badly??? If this is a work to get them in some sort of HW VS HW match then our girls better win, as much as we disagree about Sasha, bayley, Becky and charlotte I think we are all in agreement that the actual WWE WRESTLERS should come out on top. What a way to ruin such a great tournament, the only thing that can save this is if Kairi picks up the win.

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  • Wicked Bliss

    These look so good! Now I’m excited! I just hope they sign all those girls who stood out even though they lost.

    I’m rooting for Kairi but I think they will give the win to Shayna because clearly they are already plans for her and building a feud with 4HW.

  • Maddox

    I worry for Nia Jax if they sign Jazzy Gilbert. There can only be one

    • LIQUORICE

      Plus you have Sage Miller (whatever her name is) the new nxt recruit and she’s has the same stature as Jazzy

  • Lushluke

    Bianca hit a 630 splash?!?!?!?!?? Dead

    • Danny?

      I had a look on twitter and seen a 450 splash but no 630

  • wysna

    I haven’t seen Shyna wrestle so I can’t really judge whether or not she deserves to be in the top with Kairi. But I do feel for the other girls whose work I’m familiar with. I hope this opens more doors for them.

    As for Bianca, god damn, that confident braided beauty is winning me one post at a time.

    • Danny?

      Same here with Bianca, I need to see this 630 Splash

  • Aye Mate

    Didn’t think WWE would resist putting over Shayna.

    • Bryskers

      As soon as her name was mentionned, I knew that something was about to go down, which is why I wasn’t all that enthusiastic. WWE can be awfully predictable sometimes… Riding that MMA wave hard lately.

      • Aye Mate

        To be fair, Shayna’s namesake and affiliation with mainstream UFC also loaned towards a very generous (and premature) push in SHIMMER.

        I’m not feeling it.

        Kairi Sane, Toni Storm, Dakota or Martinez would have made a stronger final.

  • -V

    Can’t wait to see Bianca, she’s becoming a favourite & I’ve only seen her wrestle once, wows!

    Kairi better win this! Wish they had a better opponent for her though.. ?

  • Ollie Roche

    I am so for this tournement but at the same time, I hate the way WWE act as if they marketed womens wrestling. TNA contributed to that massively 10 years ago and WWE talk about the women like they HAD to be called divas as if it was stuck with them at birth. The term Diva never had to be there so thy need to get off their high horse about changing it to women wrestlers. This tournement follows the same shadow, women have put on great matches for years which went unnoticed, WWE just chose to put them in swimsuit contests. Hypocracy!
    That aside, I had my money on Bianca Belair, WWE seem to really wanna put her on the map.

  • Really?? Getting rid of Serena, Mia, Mercedes, Bianca etc. only to push this Shayna Bazzler to the finals?? What the hell. And don’t get me STARTED on the Piper Niven creature..

    • Piper is a great worker and I think actually could do good things in WWE. Hope they sign her.

      • She’s super boring.

        • Gato_wiska

          Piper has the potential to be the Next Mountain Fiji

          • LIQUORICE

            Right I see her more as a gentle giant than a monster heel

        • I don’t think so, she’s powerful, fluid in the ring, and moves a lot more quickly in the ring than you would expect. She honestly reminds me of Awesome Kong before her back problems. And she is beyond gorgeous! Like I said I think she could really excel in WWE.

  • Jesus’s brother

    Shayna being in the finals is a genius move! Everyone hates her now, which is cool because she is a heel, and everyone is behind Sane which is also cool because she is a face!

    No one has seen what Shayna can do so wait and see.

    (Im not defending the girl, i just can understand what WWE logic is and it makes total sense!)

  • ?BurningUpInsideOfUs?

    Serena should’ve made it further, Mia should’ve made it further.

    Shayna Brazzers?

    http://68.media.tumblr.com/c55f70e96642fadb437a39fafed522a3/tumblr_nf0hwjRAwl1r1ult6o1_400.gif

    • #MirandaCosgroveVSAsukaWM34

      LMAAAAAO

  • PhiPhiBanks

    I personally don’t have a problem with Shayna being in the final. It will generate some buzz for the tournament and the final. More eyes on women’s wrestling in the WWE is a good thing.

    Also the tease of the two Four Horsewomen factions being at odds is a nice touch. I doubt anything would come of it.

    However, a Four Horsewomen of MMA vs Four Horsewomen of WWE would bring in more mainstream attention to the women of WWE and to the WWE as a whole than they have had in a long time.

    • perceval

      Yep, and, given the current situation with Ronda and the others willing to get involved to get Shayna established, everyone would be calling WWE stupid if they hadn’t gone with the obvious angle. A big money storyline that just drops in their laps like this?

      We’ve been wanting big storylines for the division. This one writes itself. The crowd reacted to the staredown with Yes chants.

  • Geo14

    What if Io Shirai had been competing? Shayna would have destroyed her?

    • Raekon

      Highly doubt it. They had a few great Matches down in Stardom together but Io always won them. :p

  • Danny?

    Shayna?? Shayna?? That’s a slap in the face to the women who gave their lives to wrestling to have a MMA fighter get to the finals just because she is somewhat famous.

    Mia should’ve beaten her in the second round and be done with it. It only makes it worse since I wanted her to win the most but I would’ve been fine to see Mia lose to Candice or Mercedes. Kairi better win this thing. I can’t wait to see Kairi VS Bianca, it sounds like it’s gonna be a fantastic match.

  • Exotic

    Kairi should win the tournament and because her winning it, she should be entitled to a title match for the NXT WC. She should be the one who finally defeats Asuka for the championship. F**k Ember Moon.

  • GlowTime

    Kairi better win!

  • Danny?

    Fantastic 450 Splash !!!!! @BiancaBelairWWE x @KairiSaneWWE #MaeYoungClassic @WWE pic.twitter.com/9ZFEH4VMrf— DJ Genie ???? (@DJGenie) July 14, 2017

    It was a 450 Splash by Bianca not a 630 but still very impressive

    • Aye Mate

      From everything that I have read Bianca emerged from this tournament a star in the making.

    • KingsPromise

      YASSSSSSSSS. that is all I have to say.

    • Organization XIII

      QUEEN

  • ?K . A . T ?

    Damn I really wanted to see Candice/Kairi in the finals. At least I get to see my two fav indie girls square off in the classic! (Candice & Nicole).

  • Looking Glass

    If they are using Shayna as a way of luring in Ronda then shame on them. I mean I haven’t seen Shayna in action but this Rousey rumour has been going on how long now? Is she still relevant and do people actually want her in the company?

    I’m excited to see Kairi although it feels predictable that she ended up in the finals, which the Cruiserweight Classic never did. Kota was a favourite but lost, I don’t think anyone predicted TJP going all the way.

    Also I feel like they made a massive hype about the international talent like they did with the CC, so it’s disappointing that there’s still so many US wrestlers included, especially when so many of them are eliminated so soon.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      I agree Ronda isn’t even relevant anymore. They should’ve got her on WWE TV after she first lost because now nobody even remembers her and the hype is gone.

  • MK126

    Wasnt Shayna one of the few that people would say deserved to be in WWE years ago or am I mistaking her with someone else?

    • Gavin

      No

  • #BrieForPeace ?

    I’m quite disappointed at the tournament. Kairi vs Toni Storm was finale worthy but even that seems to give away who could’ve won. I get it that Kairi is a great wrestler and so on but having her go right to the finale was really predictable. I don’t think Shayna should’ve even passed the first round, I would’ve liked to see more from that Indian girl, I didn’t think Abbey Laith should’ve gone as far because we’re gonna see her in NXT anyways and I just feel they gave so many wrong girls the victory. I’m sorry but Mia and Marti should’nt even be in this tournament aswell as Rachael Evers and Santana Garrett. If anything they should be on the PC under contract. Strangely Mercedez Martinez being in the tournament bothers me too because despite her being an indie veteran it feels like an effort to please hardcore indie fans with her going so far in the tournament. There was no such thing as a dark horse an underdog a shocking victory ( that is if you don’t count all of Shayna’s victories) or a showcase of different wrestling styles and different cultures clashing in bigger more important matches.

  • Victoria&Melina19

    I knew Shayna would be in the finals. I won’t be surprised if we see her, Ronda and co vs the 4HW of WWE at Mania.

    All probably for mainstream attention.

    Anyway hoping for Kairi to win.

  • John Finnie

    If anything all these woman can say that they had a few matches on wwe & didnt meed to dilute their moveset……. unlike every employed female wrestler

    Thats a prize in itsself

  • John Finnie

    Is anyone elses pants starting to fill up knowing how much VKM’ HHH & his Husband Steph wanting a 4HW match with *yawn* wwe 4HW
    & Dreads that washed up’Face like sand paper with….. what 1 yrs traing??? Over Kairi Sane

  • I mean, how the actual fuck did Shayna beat Mia, Candice, AND Mercedes?!?!?!?!?!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9e318a5f05134255dfd54182ed7208ac0918883cf7d0e333b937e9d42734403b.gif

  • Buffyrocks

    All things considered, it sounds like we will be treated to some really incredible matches. From the viewpoint of a “true fan” of women’s wrestlings, yes, it is unfortunate that Shayna is in the finals as it is an obvious plug to the 4HW of MMA and a total slap in the face to some of the vet women (though, I doubt most of the women will actually feel that way). From a business standpoint, it is a brilliant move. WWE knows that even casual fans these days know how awesome Kairi is, so pitting her against someone *kind of* known outside of the WWE base like Shayna (whom apparently gained a decent amount of heel heat during the tournament) is a money maker. Remember, these finals are basically being treated as a PPV/main event. AGAIN: I am equally bummed, but I understand that WWE is an entertainment business first.

    That being said, most who deserve contracts will surely be offered some sort of deal (hopefully!).

  • Jamal

    Shayna has developed into a fine wrestler so I have no problem with the final. She and Kairi should have a nice little match.

  • Pedro Miranda

    Kairi is my girl I love watching her work. And let us take time to appreciate her spear. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fbcba6d65a3ae6f77cd2245802ab49ffadf21c40c5ff83fe04790480c3be568c.jpg

  • Sounds good but dissapointed that Neither Mia Yim nor Candice were on the finals. But anyway sounds like something very good, an amazing tournament

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  • Organization XIII

    I’m with the sentiment of some of the users in the MMA girl going all the way to the finals. I don’t know what she brings to the bring but if the sole purpose is to push this 4 Horsewomen of MMA against the 4 Horsewomen of WWE narrative it’s kinda of makes the tournament a joke imo. The tournament is meant to showcase the best talent. If their are women that are more talented then they should’ve advanced Ie. Mia Yim.

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