5 surprising moments from the Mae Young Classic - Episode 5
I am so glad the first round is over.
The fifth episode of the Mae Young Classic was the best episode of the entire show up to this point. We finally got the inexperienced competitors out of the tournament and it clearly showed in this fifth show. This episode was a dramatic improvement in terms of match quality. It wasn’t just about having a good main event anymore.
With all of this in my head as I watched the fun fifth episode, I present my list of the top five most surprising moments from the beginning of the second round of the Mae Young Classic:
#5 The match quality is great throughout the show, not just the main event
I was pretty surprised by the formula that the Mae Young Classic used during the first round. It always featured a weak undercard with inexperienced wrestlers followed by an excellent main event. I was pleasantly surprised to see this format finally change with episode five. It seems that weeding out of the greener talent has helped the tournament.
The entire show was filled with some performers (Evers, Belair) who gave dramatically improved performances as they worked with more experienced opponents.
Part of me wonders if the show would have been better off just starting with 16 women instead of 32. That being said, I am hopeful this trend continues with the remaining shows.