NXT UK’s Isla Dawn clashes with decorated veteran Nicole Matthews
Nicole Matthews might be forgiven for carrying a chip on her shoulder. The Canadian ring veteran — one of the most respected and battle-tested competitors of the North American independent scene for the past decade — was relegated to alternate status in last year’s Mae Young Classic, a fact Matthews considers nothing short of an injustice. Now that she finally has her chance to show her skills on WWE Network as an official competitor in this year’s tournament, the rule-breaking mauler plans to make it count.
Scottish sorceress Isla Dawn will do everything in her power to ensure that she, and not Matthews, is the talk of the WWE Universe after they clash in the First Round. Dawn’s résumé might be shorter than Matthews’, but what she lacks in comparative ring experience she more than makes up for with vicious kicks. Will Dawn’s striking prowess pave the way to victory, or will Matthews prove once and for all that she deserves recognition as one of the world’s elite wrestlers?