Evolution Review

TRISH STRATUS & LITA VS. ALICIA FOX & MICKIE JAMES w/Alexa Bliss

Leah is understandable slower with her offense, but she still looks good. Trish looks really good, and I think that’s also a testament to Alicia Fox’s athleticism and ability to make others look good. That’s certainly not to take anything away from Trish. Trish and Mickie punching each other in the face is fun. Did Mickie punch Trish in the poon when she was holding her upside down on the ropes?

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Mae Young Classic Semifinals Review, 10/24

TONI STORM VS. MEIKO SATOMURA

Though Storm has been one of my favorite new wrestlers, I’ve been unimpressed by her performance in this tournament so far. This match starts out boringly as well until Storm lands a vicious kick to Satomura’s chest. I’d like to see her really get rolling, and same with Satomura, because this match has the potential to be amazing.

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Mae Young Classic Quarterfinals Review, 10/17

LACEY LANE VS. MEIKO SATOMURA

The commentators talk about how much of an underdog Lane is, and how embarrassed Satomura would be if she lost. I agree. I see a ton of potential in Lane, but she’s not there yet. She should be no match for the veteran that put on the match of the tournament with Mercedes Martinez in the second round. I would be surprised, and frankly, unhappy if Lane wins this match. I have nothing against her, but I would just find it illogical, as well as WWE letting one of their developmental talent go over a Japanese legend for in a situation that would help neither woman at this point. However, it would hurt Satomura.

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NXT UK Review, 10/17

MARK ANDREWS VS. JOE COFFEY w/MARK COFFEY

Huge size advantage for Coffey, but Andrews is ridiculously fast and evasive. Andrews is out-muscled in an ill-advised early lock up, but once he starts to fly he gets some good shots in. Coffey is a big, strong dude, and can recover a lot more quickly, so it’s going to be easier for him to recover from Andrews’ attacks than it will be for Andrews if Coffey gets his power offense going.

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Mae Young Classic Round Two Review, 10/3

TONI STORM VS. HIROYO MATSUMOTO

Matsumoto has the advantage in experience, and it shows early. She seems to be effortlessly controlling Storm. She’s strutting around with a smile on her face while Storm can’t get anything going at all. I do not like this, because I love Toni Storm. Storm finally gets some offense in with a huge snap German suplex. Matsumoto still gets the better of the next flurry of exchanges and puts Storm in a Lion Tamer, Boston Crab, Half Crab, and seems to let Storm get to the ropes. It seemed that she didn’t want Storm to tap out, she just wanted to weaken and dishearten her a bit.

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Mae Young Classic Round One Review, 9/19

KAVITA DEVI VS. KAITLYN

The announcers are all fawning over Kaitlyn. No love for Kavita Devi. Devi is going to be the heel as she snubs Kaitlyn’s handshake attempt. I remember Devi not looking very good in last year’s tournament, but she was also very green, it was her first match. Let’s see what a year at the Performance Center has done for her.

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