Shayna Baszler def. Mia Yim in a Second-Round Match
Shayna Baszler’s unadulterated trouncing of Zeda in the First Round was meant to send a message to other Mae Young Classic competitors, but hardened veteran Mia Yim showed no fear going against the former UFC fighter and catch-wrestling extraordinaire.
Yim stunned Baszler with moves she never encountered in the Octagon, from a bulleting suicide dive to a Tajiri-inspired tarantula on the ropes. The Queen of Spades fired strategic strikes throughout Yim’s offensive burst, but it didn’t stop Yim from catching her with a powerbomb and then scaling the turnbuckles with extreme measures in mind.
Yim leapt into a 450 splash attempt, but The Submission Magician stayed alert — if not “woke,” as Yim had recommended — and captured her descending opponent in her seemingly unbreakable rear-naked sleeper. Following Yim’s academic tapout, Baszler celebrated with her MMA Four Horsewomen cohorts, Ronda Rousey, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke. Their celebration caught the eye of Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Bayley, three-fourths of WWE’s Four Horsewomen, sitting across the aisle.
As the two factions stared each other down and flashed the unmistakable Four Horse(wo)men hand gesture, Full Sail University erupted into “Yes!” chants.