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Mae Young Classic results, live blog (Sept. 12, 2018): Ashley Rayne vs. Mercedes Martinez

Here's a place to follow along with the action and comment on the second episode of the 2018 Mae Young Classic (MYC) Women’s Tournament during its premiere, Weds., Sept. 12 at 9PM Eastern time on WWE Network.

Round one action continues tonight, headlined by a 2017 semifinalist vs. a former Impact Knockouts Champ. Mercedes Martinez vs. Ashley Rayne might have been a match some would expect to see later on in the tourney, but only one will advance to round two.

We’ll also see the highly anticipated debut of American Ninja Warrior standout Kacy Catanzaro against another veteran from the first MYC, Reina González. Recent signee Deonna Purrazzo faces 21 year old indie sensation Priscilla Kelly. And “Big Swole” Aerial Monroe does battle with Zeuxis’ “Lucha Strong Style”.

You can also check out a complete bracket for the entire tournament here. Stella Cheeks will be along with a review of the episode a little later.

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Enjoy the show!

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The show opens with a video package recapping last week’s action and hyping this week’s matches up.

From there we go into the intro video for the show.

Commentary welcomes us to tonight’s show and talks a bit about Mae Young herself before tossing to a video package for Deonna Purrazzo vs. Priscilla Kelly.

Deonna Purrazzo vs. Priscilla Kelly

Kelly right in with an overhand chop before the bell! Circling, Purrazzo looking to go low and pick a leg but Priscilla keeps her distance at first. Collar and elbow, full nelson to a hammerlock, Deonna with a snapmare, hammerlock of her own, side headlock, countered to the headscissors, the Virtuosa slips out with a slick World of Sport escape and we have a stalemate!

TPK in with a knee, whip across, slide under, test of strength, hammerlock, leapfrog, jockeying for position, Purrazzo folding press, only two! Charging him, catch the boot, leg drag into the Fujiwara armbar but Hell’s Favorite Harlot gets the ropes for the break almost immediately! Superkick follows... NOPE! Forearms to follow, backing Deonna into the corner, big chop, arm drag, charging for the Penalty Kick... only good for a nearfall!

Dragon sleeper applied, shaking Purrazzo around in it before shifting to a pin and getting two out of it. Deonna backs herself into the corner, back elbow on the charge, a boot on the next, Kelly draws her up but the Virtuosa staggers her with chops! Whip, hip toss, handspring dropkick... NO GOOD! TPK ducks a lariat, off the ropes she drops Deonna with a lariat of her own!

Whip reversed, Russian legsweep, the Fujiwara armbar is back on in the middle of the ring, Purrazzo wrenches it in... IT’S OVER!

Deonna Purrazzo wins by submission with the Fujiwara armbar.

Video package for Aerial Monroe vs. Zeuxis follows.

We see Natalya in the crowd.

Aerial Monroe vs. Zeuxis

Collar and elbow, Zeuxis breaks for a right hand but Monroe backs out of it and tells her if she touches her hair again, she’s gonna get popped in the mouth! Fast-paced exchange, off the ropes, duck a lariat, sidestep a kick and Aerial lands a kick of her own for two! Drawing the former CMLL star up, she throws a forearm and full-on grabs Monroe’s hair!

Palm strikes in return, off the ropes, BIG backhand chop but Zeuxis recovers and hits an uppercut before smashing her face into the turnbuckles. Hair-assisted biel follows, a normal one after, again grabbing at Aerial’s hair! Cover gets two, drawing her up, Cobra Twist applied, we see Cedric Alexander watching in the front row as Monroe counters to a crucifix pin for another nearfall!

Chop connects and earns a mat slam, cover made, only two and Zeuxis follows it up with a camel clutch, clawing at Aerial’s face! Monroe catches a kick, off the ropes, big uppercut, Zeuxis rolls to the corner, rolling hip toss into a back kick... NOPE! Duck a kick, bridging pin nearly takes it for the ex-CMLL luchadora, Aerial takes her leg out with a kick, off the ropes, basement reverse STO connects!

Palm strikes in the corner, charge in, back body drop up top and Zeuxis cuts her off, headed up top... SPANISH FLY! IT’S OVER!

Zeuxis wins by pinfall with a Spanish Fly.

A video package for Kacy Catanzaro vs. Reina Gonzalez follows.

We see the Riott Squad of Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan in the crowd.

Kacy Catanzaro vs. Reina Gonzalez

Gonzalez backing Catanzaro into the corner, she catches a charge and front facelock swings her into oblivion! Two-handed choke lift, forearms in the corner but Kacy slips to the apron, turning handstand headscissors off the top rope! Crossbody caught, she floats out, leg kicks, off the ropes, duck a lariat, satellite headscissors... REVERSED INTO A BACKBREAKER!

Choke over the middle rope, short whip into the corner and Reina is well in charge, jawing at Kacy. Putting boots to her, swinging slam... NOPE! Another backbreaker into a submission, double choke reversed to a wheelbarrow, Gonzalez slings her away and knocks Catanzaro aside! Boot to counter a leg kick, scoop and a slam... STILL NO! Throwing her into the corner, Kacy sidesteps a charge and the bigger woman takes the post hard!

Dodging an elbow drop, dropkicks to the knee to try and stagger her, drop toehold into the second rope, slingshot neck snap! To the apron, springboard dropkick, brillo style! Somersault leg drop... NO GOOD! Wheelbarrow...

Kacy Catanzaro wins by pinfall with a victory roll pin!

Post-match, the two women square up and Gonzalez offers a tentative handshake. Catanzaro accepts, Reina yanks her in... and lifts her on her shoulders in celebration!

A video package for Ashley Rayne vs. Mercedes Martinez follows.

Undisputed ERA (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly, & Roderick Strong) are shown in the crowd.

Ashley Rayne vs. Mercedes Martinez

Circling, collar and elbow, waistlock takedown into a front chancery from Martinez, Rayne reverses to a hammerlock, Mercedes to her feet and out with a slap. Wristlock of her own, reversed into a cradle for two and Ashley grabs a front chancery. Martinez scoops her up, reverses to a northern lights suplex for two and follows it with a rear chinlock and a knee to the back.

Into the front chancery, ranhei pin from Rayne, jawbreaker, off the ropes, wheelbarrow... COUNTERED INTO A STORM CRADLE DRIVER! Butterfly lock in the middle of the ring, Ashley struggles but gets a foot on the ropes to force the break, big right hand, forearms to the collarbone but Rayne sidesteps the charge and pops to the second. Tornado DDT reversed into a delayed vertical suplex, emphasis on the delay!

Going for another, Ashley slips out and hits a neckbreaker... NOPE! Off the ropes, sliding lariat, another one, cover gets two, off the ropes a third time and Martinez counters with a spinebuster! Fired up, fisherman buster blocked, Rayne firing forearms off, alternating with chops, rolling elbow! Whip reversed, clothesline connects, running neckbreaker, Ashley charges in with a forearm and heads up top.

Diving crossbody lands true and Rayne lets out a primal scream, drawing Mercedes up, inverted facelock drop... NO GOOD! Going for a second, Martinez reverses, fisherman buster countered to a small package... BUT SHE CAN’T PUT MERCEDES MARTINEZ AWAY! Enzuigiri connects, back to the inverted facelock, shot off, knee lift, Mercedes gets her up again...

Mercedes Martinez wins by pinfall with the fisherman buster.

Commentary hypes up next round’s matchup for Martinez... MEIKO SATOMURA!

That’s the show, folks.

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