The Mae Young Classic continues to shine and NXT may have had their Match of the Year — it’s the best of the best from WWE last week.
Monday Night RAW
Can someone collect their kid?
Lio Rush already paying dividends as he cut a good promo on his RAW debut. Rush’s interactions with Elias were entertaining and he carried the long promo to allow Lashley to just make his entrance and look imposing. Their internet exclusive video was also hilarious.
Almas vs. Styles
Andrade Almas continues to impress whenever they put him on TV. This was a rematch of a match the two had in July that received positive feedback. This one improved on the last one and featured a great finish with that transition from a pin into a Styles Clash.
NXT’s Match Of The Year
If you only watch NXT then this might just be your match of the year. Pete Dunne and Ricochet were always going to deliver big time but they exceeded even my high expectations. Ricochet continues to wow the NXT crowd with his inhuman agility while Pete Dunne got to be his sneering, sadist best. The crowd was molten hot for this match which really adds to a match and the action was off the charts.
Mae Young Classic
She still has it
When it was announced that Kaitlyn would be returning to a ring after four years there was some worry. Would she have ring rust after four years? Is she actually as good as we remember? Turns out… there was no need to worry, Kaitlyn is definitely as good as we remembered and if anything, better. Even against the green Kavita Devi she managed to keep things on track and pull off a decent opener.
Karen Q vs Xia Li
Xia Li was vicious and her array of kicks was great. Karen Q showed some attitude and kept up her end of the deal. A rare great match that was sub-10 minutes and got everything it needed in. Good work from both and I really want to see more of Xia Li.
Frenemy World Tour
Mia Yim and Allison Kay are no strangers to one another, be it as Sienna and Jade or AK and Mia they have shared a ring many times in the past all across the US from TNA to the indies. This was another, possibly the last, chapter in the story of their rivalry and it may have been their best. This continued the Mae Young Classic’s stretch of good main events and Mia Yim going through was the popular choice