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5 crazy twists to expect in the Mae Young Classic finals

Riju Dasgupta
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We're counting down to a showdown for the ages!
We're counting down to a women's showdown for the ages!

Women's wrestling has grown from strength to strength, from the time when women's matches were just a sideshow to being a featured attraction on pay-per-views. Women's wrestling is an integral part of independent promotions as well, and 32 decorated and novice performers showed their mettle in the inaugural edition of the Mae Young Classic.

It is heartening to see just how far women's wrestling has come, and the action is all set to reach new levels of 'awesome', in only a few hours as the Mae Young Classic arrives in Sin City, following this week's edition of SmackDown Live.

They say that the cream always rises to the top, and now we're left with Kairi Sane and Shayna Baszler in the tournament finals. Without delving into the match at all, we'll consider the possibilities and ponder the events that could take place around the match, when the finals air live on the WWE Network from Vegas.

For an event of this magnitude, we're certain that WWE has a surprise (or five) up their sleeve. What crazy twists can we expect at the tournament finals, in that case? We present five compelling possibilities.

#5 The winner gets drafted to SmackDown Live

Could the winner completely bypass NXT?
Could the winner completely bypass NXT?

If you caught this week's edition of RAW, you probably saw vignettes announcing the arrival of Asuka to WWE's flagship show. We've seen Daniel Bryan match Kurt Angle at every step in the past. He would want a worthy acquisition for his brand as well, at least in storyline. Who better than the winner of the Mae Young Classic tournament, in that case?

This holds true, especially if Kairi Sane were to win the entire tournament. She's exceptional in the ring, and it is unlikely that she'll become much better when it comes to cutting promos in the English language. She could really help bolster the now unexciting SmackDown Live women's division.

Imagine the matches she could have with Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Naomi or even the women's champion, Natalya! The possibilities are truly quite endless.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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