Toni Storm def. Jinny in a First-Round Match
If Toni Storm is considered one of the favorites to win it all in this year’s Classic, her opponent in the opening round, fellow NXT UK Superstar Jinny, did everything in her power to play the part of a bracket-buster.
After enduring an early onslaught by Storm – which included The Lightning Down Under almost kicking a hole through Jinny – the ever-aggressive Fashionista reversed the trend of events by slamming Storm face-first into the turnbuckle. Jinny didn’t let up from there. She inflicted tremendous damage on Storm’s upper frame, including stretching the Aussie with a move that threatened to yank Storm’s arms off her body.
Despite her vicious attack, Jinny couldn’t finish the job and became visibly frustrated because of it, at one point deciding to trash talk the always-game Storm. The tide turned on a dime after Storm demolished Jinny with a snap German suplex. Storm then planted Jinny into the mat with Storm Zero for the win.