Bianca Belair def. Lacey Evans
The Mae Young Classic competitors put on strong showing in the historic 32-woman tournament and displayed their immense potential in this ultra-physical head-to-head showdown. With Asuka relinquishing the NXT Women’s Championship, both Belair and Evans were clearly out to make their case for an opportunity to challenge for the coveted title.
Being a former U.S. Marine, there aren’t many fights Evans finds herself in where she gives up some speed and strength, but this appeared to be the case against the superbly athletic Belair.
“The Lady of NXT” showed off an innovative offense, but Belair’s brutal hair whip followed by a reverse powerbomb was enough to pull off the win.