Bracket for Mae Young Classic, Storm Vacates Title, New SSD Match

The Mae Young Classic is just about ready to air on the WWE Network once again. This year’s show  is the second edition of the women’s wrestling tournament, and it will feature notable performers such as Toni Storm, Meiko Satomura, Io Shirai, Deonna Purrazzo, Kaitlyn, and several others. Plenty of buzz from the tapings of this year’s tournament has been made already, but the brackets for this year’s show were officially confirmed during the Bracketology special that premiered on the WWE Network last night. The Mae Young Classic will begin airing every Wednesday starting next week. The two finalists will go on to compete at the upcoming all-women’s Evolution pay-per-view on October 28th.

Here we go! Round 1 of the 2018 #MaeYoungClassic is looking a little like THIS! #Bracketology
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) August 30, 2018

Although the Mae Young Classic is taped, meaning that her matches for this year’s show are now in the can, it was reported yesterday that NXT UK star Toni Storm received an injury during one of her matches for the NXT UK Women’s Championship last week. Storm has already been pulled from upcoming PROGRESS and other independent wrestling appearances for the foreseeable future, and Germany’s wXw promotion has just announced that Storm will be forced to vacate the wXw Women’s Championship. The promotion has announced that there will be a three-way match between Killer Kelly, Kris Wolf, and Melanie Gray on Friday with the winner facing Alpha Female to determine a new champion this Saturday.

WWE is set to return to Australia for a major event called the Super Show-Down that will be broadcasted on the WWE Network on October 6th. Some major matches have already been announced for the event, including one featuring The Shield, a WWE Championship match between AJ Styles and Samoa Joe, and The Undertaker vs. Triple H in what is being advertised as their final encounter. It has just been confirmed that 205 Live will have a presence on the show as well. Cedric Alexander will be putting the Cruiserweight Championship on the line against Australia’s own Buddy Murphy during the event. Be on the lookout for more matches for Super Show-Down to be announced very soon.

The @WWE #Cruiserweight Title will be ON THE LINE when @WWE_Murphy returns home to Melbourne to challenge @CedricAlexander at #WWESSD!
— WWE (@WWE) August 30, 2018