Abbey Laith def. Rachel Evers in a Second-Round Match

Rachel Evers vs. Abbey Laith - Second-Round Match: Mae Young Classic, Sept. 4, 2017

Hard-hitting Abbey Laith battles champion powerlifter Rachel Evers. Video courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Abbey Laith and Rachel Evers pulled out all the stops to advance in the inaugural Mae Young Classic. After the two uncompromising competitors floored each other with simultaneous axe kicks, the WWE Universe came unglued, showing their appreciation for the action with a chant of “women’s wrestling.”

Though Evers caught Laith with perhaps the most forceful move of the entire match — a jaw-dropping powerslam from the top rope — the youngster hesitated in following up her attack. That proved to be her undoing, as the more experienced Laith surprised the protégé of Lance Storm with a powerbomb and folded her in half with the Alligator Clutch. For a second consecutive round, Laith used Mae Young’s famed finisher to get the win, but will she keep her momentum going when she faces the winner of Princesa Sugehit vs. Mercedes Martinez in the Quarterfinals?

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