WWE is said to be looking at signing two Mae Young Classic competitors!
For two years running now, the WWE’s Mae Young Classic has brought some of the top female stars from around the globe to a large platform on the WWE Network, as the company continues to provide more opportunities for the women.
With the winners of the first two tournaments, Kairi Sane and Toni Storm, both on their way to stardom, the company has found many other talents with the utilization of this tournament. Including Sane and Storm, there have been over twenty-five Mae Young Classic participants who were either signed to deals before or after the conclusion of each year’s tournament with the likes of Shayna Baszler, Io Shirai, Deonna Purrazzo, Dakota Kai, Rhea Ripley and Candice LeRae among the names. Now, it looks like a couple more of this year’s participants may be getting contracts as well.
According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE is “targeting” Karen Q and Rachael Evers, also known as Rachael Ellering. For fans who regularly watch NXT, Ellering is not a new face as she’s been used multiple times on the program over the past two years and is of course the daughter of WWE Hall Of Famer Paul Ellering. Karen Q is likely most known for her work with Ring Of Honor and coming up next week, she will be getting a shot at the WOH World Title in a Four Corner Survival Match at ROH’s Final Battle pay-per-view, taking on Kelly Klein, Madison Rayne and the titleholder, Sumie Sakai (see the latest card here).
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From Venice, Florida (12/8/18)
Results from the other NXT Live Event last night in Florida!
Last night while a portion of the WWE NXT roster featuring the brand’s champions and top Superstars were in action for a Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota (find the results here), another portion containing more of the newer talent and Performance Center recruits continued their own weekend tour.
Following Friday night’s action in Fort Pierce (check those results out here), things moved along to Venice with a lineup that featured War Raiders back in tag team action, Keith Lee partnering with The Street Profits to take on The Forgotten Sons, in addition to Nikki Cross versus Deonna Purrazzo and more. Below are the results:
- Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Mansoor Al-Shehail & Rick Boog
- Xia Li defeated Vanessa Borne
- Babatunde defeated Fabian Aichner
- Aliyah & Reina Gonzalez defeated Jessie Elaban & MJ Jenkins
- Shane Thorne defeated Riddick Moss
- War Raiders defeated Brennan Williams & Punishment Martinez
- Nikki Cross defeated Deonna Purrazzo
- Keith Lee & The Street Profits defeated The Forgotten Sons
Results c/o Fightful
— Naturally Phenomenal (@NaturallyP1) December 9, 2018
#NXTVenice it was an awesome match between @NikkiCrossWWE and @DeonnaPurrazzo with as beloved Nikki is, it was awesome seeing Deonna getting a fairshare of support from the crowd as well, she is awesome pic.twitter.com/lpHPVxKOEO
— Kyle Feeley (@ScorpioKyle) December 9, 2018
Thank you #NXTVenice
Lee Profits. pic.twitter.com/uIQqH2PaqI
— King Tez (@MontezFordWWE) December 9, 2018
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From St. Paul, Minnesota (12/8/18)
Results from NXT’s Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota!
As we’ve noted, the WWE NXT roster has been divided up this weekend with some of the fresher faces staying home in Florida while the majority of the top Superstars have been north in Wisonsin and Minnesota.
After Friday night’s show in Green Bay (check out the results here), last night’s card a TakeOver: War Games II rematch as The Velveteen Dream challenged Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship. Plus, Kairi Sane looked to recapture the NXT Women’s Title from Shayna Baszler, The Undisputed Era in a 6-Man Tag and much more. Below are the results:
- Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno
- Jessamyn Duke defeated Candice LeRae
- Bobby Fish defeated Humberto Carrillo
- Dominik Dijakovic defeated Kona Reeves
- Aleister Black defeated Johnny Gargano
- Ricochet & Heavy Machinery defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong)
- NXT Women’s Title: Kairi Sane defeated Shayna Baszler by DQ
- NXT Title: Tommaso Ciampa retained over The Velveteen Dream
Results c/o WrestleZone