Kairi Sane Set For Title Match at NXT Takeover

Lawrence Kim
September 13, 2017

Triple H confirmed the news to ESPN following tonight's tournament finals.

Four rounds of hard-hitting action narrowed down a field of 32, and The Pirate Princess and The Queen of Spades are the last two competitors standing.

Hours before Kairi Sane and Shayna Baszler square off in the final match of WWE's inaugural Mae Young Classic this Tuesday on WWE Network, watch Superstars and celebrity-athletes walk the red carpet at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, live on Facebook.com/WWE.

While Sane's inspirational journey through the bracket captured the hearts and minds of the WWE Universe, Baszler's path to the Finale struck a much different tone. Baszler beat Zeda, Mia Yim, Candice LeRae and, finally, a wrestling mentor of hers in Mercedes Martinez in the semifinals before falling just shy.

- In an interview with Kayla Braxton, Stephanie McMahon reveals that she is blown away by WWE's Mae Young Classic and is looking forward to the September 12 Final between Kairi Sane and Shayna Baszler.

Sane, all 5-foot-1 of her frame, absorbed damage from Baszler throughout the match, twice failing to follow through with the top rope flying elbow before fighting Baszler off and hitting several signature moves, including a vicious double stomp as Baszler hung suspended from the turnbuckle.

It'll be interesting to see whether any of Sane's rivals from the Mae Young Classic also make the step up an NXT Women's Division in need of fresh blood following Asuka's defection.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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