After eight weeks of intense action featuring 32 of the world's top female wrestlers, the 2018 Mae Young Classic has come down to two competitors.
Australia's Toni Storm will battle Japan's Io Shirai in the tournament Finals this Sunday at WWE Evolution, the first-ever all-women's pay-per-view, which streams live, exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.
In making it to this point, Storm and Shirai have exhibited tremendous heart and determination, as well as demonstrated their considerable firepower. The Lightning Down Under, who advanced to the Semifinals in last year's tournament, earned her berth with victories over Jinny, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Mia Yim and the iconic Meiko Satomura. The Genius of the Sky, meanwhile, triumphed over Xia Brookside, Zeuxis and Deonna Purrazzo before besting the vicious Rhea Ripley.
With those tough battles behind them, Storm and Shirai now prepare to meet head-on. Will Storm's hard-hitting offense, highlighted by her ferocious Storm Zero Tiger Driver, spell victory for the popular Aussie? Or can The Genius of the Sky, whose signing with WWE made headlines around the globe this past summer, follow in the footsteps of her good friend Kairi Sane and take home the Mae Young Classic trophy?