ORLANDO, Fla. — Lacey Lane won’t bust any more brackets in this year’s Mae Young Classic. The NXT up-and-comer, who shocked many observers with her spectacular Cinderella run into the Quarterfinals, met her match in Meiko Satomura.
Despite Satomura’s immense advantage in experience, Lane showed no deference to the Japanese icon and rejected a mid-match handshake, a decision that Satomura instantly made Lane regret by cutting her down with a devastating kick.
With her hometown supporters cheering her on, Lane rebounded to score a near-fall off a top-rope crossbody block. Satomura sidestepped Lane’s bicycle kick moments later, however, and demolished Lane with a Death Valley Driver to get the win.
Satomura embraced Lane after the match, acknowledging – as many WWE Universe members have – that Lane’s future in sports-entertainment is incredibly bright. In the near-term, however, all eyes remain glued on Satomura as she readies herself for the Semifinals.