REVIEW: Mae Young Classic Episode Seven

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The Mae Young Classic features 32 of the most talented female professional wrestlers from all over the globe.  Those 32 women will compete in a tournament on WWE Network.  This is a review of the Mae Young Classic on, reviewing each episode individually.

Our review of the Mae Young Classic continues on with Episode Seven, featuring Abbey Laith, Mercedez Martinez, Shayna Baszler, Candice LeRae, Piper Niven, Toni Storm, Kairi Sane, and Dakota Kai.

> Abbey is such a great talent.  I would really love to see her more on WWE programming.  Mercedes is a heck of a striker.  I personally would’ve liked to see Abbey win, but I understand that Mercedes is the ideal opponent going forward in the semi-finals.  Mercedes picks up the win after hitting a good looking Fisherman Buster.

> Shayna turning her back on Candice when Candice wanted the handshake immediately set the tone that Shayna has no time for that.  She’s here to kick ass and move on, nothing more, nothing less.  I love it when Candice does the Suicide Dive Tornado DDT!  Candice has a technical mat game, and she got to show it against Shayna here, but Shayna’s grappling experience is too much for Candice.  Candice taps out, Shayna moves on to the semi-finals!  Good match.  Shayna’s heel tactics were great, and gives her a much needed personality to go with her phenomenal talent in the ring.

> I absolutely love the spot where the two had the test of strength, and they turned it into a sequence of pin attempts.  Especially the part when Piper was fed up with Toni getting her shoulder up, so she laid down on top of her.  I am just in awe and absolutely impressed, both of these women need to be signed.  I’d love to see them regularly on WWE programming.  Impressive Backstabber by Toni.  Toni picked up the win after a german suplex from the middle rope, followed by a leg drop off the top rope.

> I said it before, I’ll say it again, Dakota Kai’s personality and energy is infectious!  She just looks like a fun person to hang out with.  Lots of energy in this match, fast paced action, very fun to watch!  In a rare turn of events, Dakota Kai actually had a size advantage over her opponent.  After a picture perfect elbow drop, Kairi Sane picks up the victory!

> Pretty good quarter-final round here.  Candice vs Shayna was an excellent match, and it really got Shayna to that next level for me.  Her use of heel tactics to add to her personality created a new dimension and I love it!  The crowd interaction tonight was fun to hear and see too.  Toni Storm is going to be a huge name in this business.  The confrontation of the Horsewomen stables was a good segment.  Overall this has been my favorite episode in the tournament now.  I can’t wait to see the semi-finals!

I will be back with a review of Episode Eight after I watch it, stay tuned folks!

Tommy earned degrees in Liberal Arts, Multimedia, and Communications from MSJC & CSUSB. Experienced in management, marketing, and graphic design. Former journalist at Coyote Chronicle (2016-2017), and On-Air Talent on Coyote Radio.

Former Play by Play Commentator for Jesse Hernandez’s Empire Wrestling Federation (2010-2016). In 2016, Tommy stepped down as the lead play by play commentator for EWF. He joins the broadcast team when needed.

His other duties during his time in professional wrestling include operating various promotion’s websites, playing theme songs at events, running scoreboard technology for Wrestling Cares Association, marketing consulting, and DVD production for many Southern California promotions.

Tommy’s most active role at present time is being a communications consultant at Jesse Hernandez’s School of Hard Knocks. Duties with this role include teaching pro wrestling students the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication in the industry, and coaching with public speaking.