Mia Yim def. Kaitlyn in a Second-Round Match
It’s going to take more than a bad hand and the powerful opposition of Kaitlyn to stop Mia Yim. The Blasian Baddie, whose hand was bandaged after being injured in the First Round, pulled out the victory against the former Divas Champion in a gritty battle.
The fight went back and forth, with each woman employing a targeted strategy: Yim focused her strikes on Kaitlyn’s leg, while Kaitlyn concentrated on twisting and torquing Yim’s hand and wrist.
Both competitors unloaded their heaviest artillery late in the match. Kaitlyn tasted Sole Food, Yim’s foot-to-face signature move, but she kicked out. In an equally amazing act of resilience, Yim stayed alive after Kaitlyn mowed her down with the Spear. Even more incredibly, Yim had the wherewithal to slip on a kneebar moments later. With her legs twisted into a pretzel and with nowhere to go, Kaitlyn tapped out.
Now that she’s eliminated the WWE veteran from the tournament, The Blasian Baddie prepares to meet Toni Storm in the Quarterfinals.