One more for the card. It’s safe to say that the Women’s Revolution has become a bigger deal than anyone realistically expected it to be. The movement has started in the NXT developmental system and moved all the way up to the main roster. It’s such a big deal that the movement has its own tournament with the Mae Young Classic. So who might be winning the thing this time around?

This week on the final episode of the Mae Young Classic, Toni Storm and Io Shirai qualified for the finals of the second annual Mae Young Classic. Storm pinned Meiko Satomura to advance while Shirai defeated Rhea Ripley. The two will face off in the tournament finals at this Sunday’s Evolution pay per view. The winner of the first tournament, Kairi Sane, will be defending her NXT Women’s Title against Shayna Baszler in a rematch of last year’s tournament final.

And here’s how they got there.

Toni Storm vs. Meiko Satomura - Semifinal Match: Mae Young Classic, Oct. 24, 2018

Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley - Semifinal Match: Mae Young Classic, Oct. 24, 2018

Opinion: This is one of those matches where it’s hard to imagine either of the two of them losing. That makes for an interesting final and the action should certainly be worth watching. It helps when the first tournament winner is actually doing something big and has become a star on her own. Hopefully whoever wins this year can become an even bigger star than Sane.

Who do you think wins the tournament? Are these the best options for the final? Let us know in the comments below.

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