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SK Exclusive: Winner of the Mae Young Classic revealed 

Billi Bhatti
7.25K   //    12 Sep 2017, 23:58 IST

All 32 competitors of the Mae Young Classic

What's the story?

The sources have revealed the winner of tonight's Mae Young Classic. You can listen more about it on the YouTube clip below:

In case you didn't know...

The Mae Young Classic is an ongoing special event, promoted by the WWE and airing on the WWE Network. The 32 competitor tournament was exclusively for women from both NXT and the independent circuit.

The heart of the matter

The winner of tonight's tournament will be former UFC superstar, Shayna Baszler. Our sources all say that Baszler has been earmarked as the winner ever since the WWE secured her for the tournament, with the WWE wanting Ronda Rousey and the other horsemen present to celebrate the victory with Baszler, in order to gain an ESPN Sports Centre moment for the company. You can listen more about it in the clip below:

What's next?

The final between Baszler and Kairi Sane will go down tonight after SmackDown and will take place in Las Vegas, NV.

Billi's take

Baszler always seemed like the obvious choice, despite not being the most talented performer. However, aside from providing the company their ESPN moment, she does bring a solid amount of legitimacy to the table, being the only former MMA star competing in the tournament. Therefore, it is really is hard to put up a compelling argument against Baszler being chosen as the winner .


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Billi Bhatti
In September 2015, Billi Bhatti launched The Dirty Sheets Podcast, with the goal to break and cover professional wrestling news, that people would actually care about — rather than developing a click-bait news site. The Dirty Sheets Podcast is available on iTunes. Billi was a participant on Big Brother UK in 2007. Prior to Big Brother, he worked as a personal trainer and commercial model, modelling for the likes of Telenor, Birkenstock, Ringspun and Animal. Billi appeared for IPW:UK Wrestling f
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