Promoted by fans, for fans, the Making Towns Classic was a 16 woman, one-night tournament from the fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee. You know, the old TNA Asylum?
We don’t dip too much into some of the US indy scene, but this one is worth taking a look at. As far as names go, there’s some pretty big hitters in the field, as the likes of Jordynne Grace, Su Yung, Penelope Ford and Veda Scott were involved – so this isn’t going to be one of those “a star and bodies to make up the numbers” type of deals. Dylan James and Sterling Richards initially provide the commentary on this Powerbomb.tv feed, before Veda Scott dropped in for the evening show.
First Round: Allie Kat vs. Su Yung
We started with shtick as Allie Cat prowled around the ring, confusing Su before being pulled into a Test of Strength, which gives way to the shoulder tackles as the “Body Kat” tried to barge down Su…
…and was sent scurrying into the corner when Yung screamed at her. Allie’s right back in with some rakes to the chest as the claws came out, before Su powdered to the outside, as some Benny Hill chase scenes came into play. Back in the ring, Allie keeps Su grounded as she looked to work over the arm and wrist, before decking Su with a pump kick and a back senton for a near-fall. The pair somehow ended up on the apron trading forearms, which Su breaks away from by yanking Allie’s leg off the apron as she leapt down to the floor. More brawling around ringside gives us a tour of the crowd, which led to a cannonball off the apron as Su took Allie out of a chair. Inside again, Yung uses her legs to try and force a submission, but Allie rolls back for a near-fall out of the sorta-Axel Dieter Special, before launching into a kick-heavy comeback.
A sit-down splash out of the corner knocks Su down, before a bicycle knee earned her a near-fall. Hudson Envy comes out to distract Su Yung, and it sorta worked as Allie catches her with a ripcord into a headbutt for the win. I’m not crazy with a distraction finish in the opener, but I’ve a feeling it’ll play into something later in the show with Su… As a match it was fine, but with this being a one-night tournament, there’s many matches to go, so there was a lot of pacing going on here. **¼
First Round: Nina Monet vs. Faye Jackson
This is the first time we’ve seen Monet, who was a late addition to the tournament, but according to Cagematch she’s been around for four years, mostly in the southern indys in the US.
After some early hesitation, Jackson uses a butt bump to get out of a waistlock, and is quickly in with hip attacks to try and catch out Monet. Nina escaped and throws some chops, but an attempt at a back suplex is stuffed as she instead hits a short clothesline to knock Jackson down. More chops follow from both women as Monet brought the aggression, tripping Jackson for some knees and a diving splash against the bottom turnbuckle.
Jackson returns the fire with a running seated senton that almost puts Monet away, but Nina quickly regains the upper hand with a surfboard stretch that turned into a curb stomp. A back senton gets a near-fall as we’re back to the strikes, with Faye edging out as she built up to a hip attack and a cannonball for the win. A perfectly fine tournament match – nothing overly eye catching, but likewise nothing awful as you could have expected from someone who’d been added in at short notice. **½
First Round: Christi Jaynes vs. Harlow O’Hara
Jaynes has had some publicity for, shall we say, “clip-worthy performances”… that match in Blackpool for PCW still sticks in my mind. Hopefully nothing here will get on Botchamania…
O’Hara’s been getting some buzz in the US indys lately, and she was all over Jaynes from the off, attacking her from behind before getting caught with an enziguiri as Christi had a new take on the “false alarm” stop. Harlow got annoyed by that and hit back, laying into the Brazilian with forearms and shoulder charges in the corner before a kick to the lower back left her reeling. Stretching in the ropes follows next from Harlow, as do some leaping knees to the back, but the cover was a little sloppy as O’Hara only got a near-fall. Jaynes tries to snatch something with a roll-up, but that too is only good for a near-fall as O’Hara took over again with some boot chokes as the referee was having a hard time enforcing any order.
Some more forearms from O’Hara draws near-falls as she roughed up Christi, who finally tried to fire back with a hook kick and a standing moonsault, but it was nowhere near enough. Jaynes goes up top, and misses a moonsault, allowing Harlow to hit a bicycle knee and a vicious Fisherman’s DDT for the win. Short and sweet – and I must say, some of O’Hara’s offense was impressive – especially the finishing straight, with a nasty looking DDT. **¼
First Round: Jordynne Grace vs. Savanna Stone
Stone had a brief moment of national fame earlier this year when she was used on Raw as a squash victim for Nia Jax, with a little bit of controversy as Stone was only 17 at the time.
So we’ve got a big gulf in experience here, but Stone was going in as a ZERO-1 USA champion so this perhaps wasn’t as much of a gimme as it seemed. Stone started with a springboard back elbow to take down Grace, who rebounded by catching her on the top rope with an attempt at a muscle buster… but Grace ends up falling to a flying ‘rana as Stone took her to the outside.
Grace sidesteps a dive and ends up pulling Stone onto the apron with an Electric Chair facebuster on the floor, and that’s where Grace takes over, as she took advantage of a rocked Stone with some whips into the turnbuckles. A stalling suplex dumps Savanna for a near-fall, but an attempt at a bear hug ends when Stone countered out into a DDT that almost caused the upset.
From there, Grace is back in with the whips, before lifting Stone into a muscle buster, but somehow the 18 year old kicks out at two! Grace tries a bearhug from a waistlock position, but it’s broken up as Stone comes back in with a wheelbarrow’d bulldog for a two-count, before kicking out from an O’Connor roll to trap Grace in a sleeperhold on the mat. That’s broken up in the corner, but Stone tries again… and gets thrown to the mat as Grace picks her up for a bear hug, forcing the submission. A fantastic showing in defeat from Stone against one of the tournament favourites – matching up well with Grace’s power game before falling short at the last hurdle. ***
First Round: Hudson Envy vs. Penelope Ford
After interfering in Su Yung’s opener, could there be payback here? Ford started out on offence, taking Envy to the mat with some forearms… but Hudson rises back up straight out of a horror movie and returns the favour as she started to stand on Ford’s head. Envy keeps putting the boots to Penelope, using a curb stomp, before Ford rolled her up from a wheelbarrow position for a near-fall. A series of kicks keeps Envy on her knees, but Hudson’s right back in with a German suplex as those kicks must have only just stung. Su Yung wanders out with a chair, sending Envy scurrying, and they wave off the match because this is being turned into a three-way.
First Round: Hudson Envy vs. Penelope Ford vs. Su Yung
So Yung’s got a second chance, which I find a little wonky given that she lost because she got easily distracted, rather than attacked, but each to their own.
When the match restarts, Ford kinda cheerleads Envy and Yung into fighting each other, and rather than let them fight, she tries to nick some wins with schoolboys before laying into Yung with forearms. Yung and Envy head outside for some brawling around ringside, which featured a new twist on the “I hit the ring post”, as Hudson’s Koppo kick saw her make contact with nothing but the post. Ford tried to capitalise by clotheslining Envy when she went for a PK on Yung… and I guess the kick connected as both women fell to the floor as Penelope looked to win by count-out. In a three-way? That’s sloppy officiating from Brandon Tolle… so Ford just goes airborne, with a crossbody into the pair on the floor before Yung returned fire with a palm strike.
Still, Hudson Envy wanted a piece of Su, dragging her outside as she goes for that PK again, which is caught as Yung DDTs her on the outside instead. Ford again catches Yung in the ring, hitting a German suplex into the turnbuckles for a two-count… something which Penelope argued with the referee over, as Su sits up and finishes her off with a Samoan driver for the win. That was a weird finish, but hey, I guess it gets Su into the next round despite losing her tournament match. I’m not a fan of these tournament shenanigans, but it is what it is. **
First Round: Laynie Luck vs. Aja Perera
This is the first time we’ve seen Aja this year, as she’d taken a brief tour of Japan…
Laynie slaps away a handshake, which the crowd didn’t like, as commentary flagged up that she was coming into this with a knee injury. Perera keeps the match on the ground early on, scoring an early two count with a back senton… but Laynie’s back up with some forearms, taking Aja into the corner for chops and forearms as a bulldog out of it left Aja on the back foot. Landing in the corner, Luck catches Perera in a guillotine, but they’re too close to the ropes and a break’s called. Laynie continued to bad-mouth Perera, which sparks a fightback, with a backslide almost getting the win before a Downward Spiral did the job.
This felt very brief, but what they did was solid – I just wish this didn’t come across like they had time cut as the match couldn’t really build to anything. *¾
First Round: Kylie Rae vs. Veda Scott
Okay, I have a major issue here. According to Cagematch, Kylie Rae debuted in March 2016… roughly seven years after someone else with a very similar name. In a world where branding is of the utmost importance, why would you put a millstone around your neck and also invite confusions with Kay Lee Ray? Heck, why would nobody draw attention to that before her first match for crying out loud?! You can still keep the “Smilie Kylie” gimmick, just choose a different second name. Veda Scott’s gotten a huge cat’s head as she’s now her own mascot. Part of me wants to see her wrestle in it.
We started with Kylie escaping and reversing a wristlock, before grabbing Veda in a headlock takedown as the pair went back and forth on the mat, with Rae bridging back out of some headscissors. Commentary brought up Veda’s recent trip to Germany, calling her outings for wXw impressive. That’s certainly one way to describe that match… Veda returns fire with a knee to the midsection, but her headlocks shoved out of as she cartwheeled away from a back body drop attempt, only to eat a dropkick as Rae had enough of her posing.
Rae heads up top and flies down with an armdrag as they again keep it simple, with Veda grabbing the ropes to escape an armbar, before sliding out of the ring to take a time out. She’s back in the ring with a jawbreaker on the apron, before hitting a dropkick for a near-fall, following up with a hard forearm that took Kylie into the corner for some chops. Kyle counters with chops of her own, but Veda drops her with a kick before a suplex was fought over. Rae escapes, but again runs into some kicks and a swinging Fisherman’s neckbreaker for a near-fall. From there, Veda goes to a crossface, before an escape allowed Kylie to mount a comeback with some clotheslines, leading to a lucha roll-through and a superkick for a near-fall.
Another superkick misses as Veda looks for a waistlock, instead following in with forearms and elbows as they exchanged more strikes, as Rae looked like she’d edged ahead, only to get knocked down with a flying lariat out of the corner. An Ace crusher’s next for Veda, but she doesn’t go for a cover, instead teeing up Kylie for a Shining Wizard, but it’s only enough for a near-fall, before a desperation superkick from Kyle was enough to put away Scott. A nice hard fought contest, in a completely different stratosphere to that match… although there’s something about a “last ditch superkick, slump onto them for the pin” finish that loses its sheen when the winner pops right back up. ***¼
First Round: Priscilla Kelly vs. Samantha Heights
This was one of Kelly’s first matches back after a tour with TJP in Japan, and she started off well, snapmaring Heights before grounding her with a headlock.
Heights escaped, but she’s quickly caught with a waistlock as an O’Connor roll almost gave us a quick ending, as Kelly returned fire with an armdrag and an armbar attempt. A Pele-like kick to the arm follows, as does a big boot as Kelly seemed to have Heights’ number in the early going.
Kelly’s lifted onto the apron, where things slowed down a little as she looked for a kick, before getting caught on the floor with a running knee as Heights took the fight to her. Chops on the apron follow as Samantha took a fan’s idea to “give her something” a little too literally, before scoring a near-fall after pulling Kelly to the mat by her hair. That sparks a brief fightback from Kelly, but Heights cuts her off with a headkick, scoring a solid two-count out of it.
More chops in the corner follow from Heights, but she takes too long mouthing off to the crowd, as Kelly mounts a comeback with a snapmare and a PK for a near-fall. A running seated senton gets another two-count for Kelly, who takes Heights into the ropes for some choking, only for Heights to counter with some Sole Food. A 619-like kick followed into Kelly’s midsection, before a step-up sunset flip draws a near-fall, as Heights puts Kelly in the corner, ahead of some more kicks and a camel clutch attempt. Kelly escapes, only to get lifted to the top rope as Priscilla’s forced to headbutt away from a superplex. She flies down with a crossbody that doesn’t even get a one-count as the pair teed off on each other with boots, eventually knocking each other down, before Kelly looked for a back suplex, only to score with a rushing STO off the ropes for a near-fall.
Kelly tries to finish off Heights with kicks, but it’s caught and turned into a sit-out powerbomb for a near-fall by Heights. Priscilla spits at her foe, which earned her some more shots, before a half-nelson suplex dumped Heights on her neck for a near-fall… but Heights is right back in with a drop toe hold into the topes before finishing off Kelly with a Blockbuster for the win. This started a little slow, but it got real good as Heights and Kelly turned up the intensity. An unpopular result, which is the most we’ve heard in this first round! ***
That was the end of the “afternoon session”, as the remainder of the tournament would follow on the evening show
Semi-Final: Jordynne Grace vs. Faye Jackson
The crowd’s a little fuller for this portion of the show, and we start with power on display as Grace and Jackson tried to charge the other into the corner from the opening tie-up.
Grace clings on with a headlock on the mat, before we go up to the shoulder tackles as the pair tried to show their dominance against each other… with Jordynne quickly winning out with her shoulder tackle. Some clubbing forearms helped Grace to keep Jackson on the mat, but a backhand from Faye gets things turned around, as does a Samoan drop, as Jordynne was planted in the middle of the ring for a near-fall.
Jackson throws Grace into the corner next for some hip attacks, following up with a cannonball, but she takes too long dragging Grace and is only able to pick up a near-fall. From there, a missed charge into the corner gave Grace a chance to go for a Ligerbomb, but Jackson clings onto the ropes and after fighting out of a muscle buster, she gets herself press slammed to the mat instead. Grace turns up the aggression, throwing Faye shoulder-first into the ring post before following up with some knees and a forearm in the corner… but her attempt at a Vader bomb comes up short as Jackson rolled away! Faye heads up next, and squashes Jordynne with a Whoopee Cushion, before missing a second cannonball as Grace finally gets the Vader bomb for the victory. A nice power-based contest, perhaps a little on the short-side, but with the winner wrestling again later in the show, it was to be expected. ***
Semi-Final: Aja Perera vs. Samantha Heights
I wouldn’t call it a lacklustre showing, but Heights didn’t really grab me in her first round win. She started her semi-final strong with a jawbreaker before a 619-like kick was stuffed, but Aja’s dragged onto the apron and met with a hard knee as Heights looked to strike hard and early.
Perera’s able to stem the tide though, and takes Heights back inside for a delayed slam, before keeping her on the mat with a scissored sleeperhold. Heights escaped and sweeps the leg before a running, diving Blockbuster barely gets her a two-count over Aja, who she keeps up on with a snapmare and a kick to the lower back as Heights tried to take away Perera’s vertical base. A camel clutch sees Heights keep up that trend, before rolling her up into a prawn hold for a near-fall, followed by more ground and pound, then a Muta lock as she had Aja trapped in the middle of the ring… but somehow Perera stands up and flips away Heights! A forearm smash turns it around as Heights is lifted into a Tree of Woe, where she has little way of avoiding a baseball slide as Aja collected a near-fall.
Heights quickly recovers with almost a desperation shotgun dropkick to take Perera into the corner, but her attempt at Diamond Dust is shoved away as Aja log rolls into Heights, before a German suplex snapped Samantha into the mat for a near-fall. A sunset flip from Heights nearly gave us a sudden finish, but Aja kicked out and followed up with more forearms, before Heights’ back cracker took Aja back into the corner for a punt kick on the apron… and all that’s left is for Heights to finish off with a Blockbuster to claim her spot in the final. I enjoyed this more than her first round outing – a more rounded performance, with a little bit more dominance over a Perera whom commentary had been painting as becoming slightly world weary after her Japan tour. ***
Semi-Final: Harlow O’Hara vs. Allie Kat
Allie trips O’Hara from the off, as we start with a little bit of rope running before Allie pulling down on the middle rope somehow sent Harlow over the top. Hmm…
After a brief pause, Allie gets the claws out for a back rake, followed by some corny rakes to the front of O’Hara’s chest. Well, the crowd bought into the gimmick, so all’s good! O’Hara’s had enough and rushes back in with a superkick though, before stretching Allie between the ropes, choking her against the middle rope as the referee hit his five-count but didn’t do anything. Discretion, eh O’Hara keeps up on Allie with some forearms in the corner, before nailing a hanging neckbreaker in the ropes for a near-fall, as Allie was forced into making a comeback with some Polish-ish hammers. Another Whoopee Cushion out of the corner looked to have Allie back on top, but O’Hara sidesteps a charge and lands a German suplex… only for Kat to rebound and dish out one of her own.
They start trading forearms and elbows after that, with Allie just about winning out until a slap from O’Hara rocked her… but a knee and a lariat to the back of the head puts Harlow down for a brief second, as she returned with a Samoan drop for a near-fall, before her attempt to go for a swinging Fisherman neckbreaker was countered with a small package as Allie gets the win! A nice upset finish, but this was way too short for my liking. Still, at least they recovered from the iffy start that could have derailed so many others. **½
Semi-Final: Kylie Rae vs. Su Yung
Having qualified for the semis by inserting herself back into the first round, Su Yung came out with a chair and tried to go after Rae with it before the bell. The referee’s forced to disarm Yung before the match can start, as the crowd tried to get her to sacrifice the official.
A fan (I think) tried to drag the chair away from Su, but she shoves back and sends him scurrying, so Kylie decides to fight fire with fire and get a chair herself. DUEL! The bell’s not rung so it doesn’t have any effect, but Su manages to win out as she knocked the chair out of Kylie’s hands before hitting the ring post. Rae puts her chair down and is forced to beg off, but finally the referee tries to disarm Su… and gets his eyes raked as Kylie superkicked the chair into her head. From there, the bell rings, Su’s rolled into the ring, but she kicks out at two after that superkick. Su recovered by grabbing a hold, keeping Kylie in a headlock, but Rae escapes and hits a few clotheslines, before the lucha armdrag and roll through led into a superkick for a near-fall.
Su gets up and claws at Kylie’s throat, then sprays red mist – accidentally taking out the referee, allowing Rae to hit a kick, wham, Stunner… but it’s only for a visual pin as a second referee takes ages to come out. Finally we get a two-count from that, as the pair go back to exchanging strikes, with Yung’s elbows looking to have a little more behind them. Kylie looked to be worn out, but she’s able to duck a second misting as a superkick puts Su away. This was fine for what it was, but the overuse of gimmicks (chairs and misting) didn’t grab me. If Su was a politically sensitive booking, why put her in the tournament? **
Post-match, Su looked to go after Kylie again, but instead bowed to her as a sign of respect.
Arc Williams vs. Sophie King
Sophie King’s out to the Prodigy’s “The Day Is Not My Enemy”, so she’s either a King of the North, or she’s FEAR.
Commentary calls this non-tournament match something like a “Young Lion’s match”… well, at least Arc’s got the naive part down as she’s constantly asking for a handshake before getting charged into the corner by King, who yelled to the crowd that she wasn’t in the mood for respect. King grabs a headlock, but gets taken into the corner as Arc lays in a forearm, before a leap over from Williams comes up short… second time was the charm as she gets the armdrag off, before trying once more for that handshake.
A crossbody off the middle rope from Arc takes down King, as she looked to go for a dive… only to get stopped on the apron with what looked like a hotshot. King keeps up with a sleeperhold as she targeted the neck, following through with a snapmare before combining a chinlock and a wristlock. More choking gets broken as Arc headed to the corner… for a Kevin Nash-like boot choke, before catching a kick from Arc and turning it into a choke bomb a near-fall. King keeps trying to make covers, but Arc kicked out at one every time, before landing an enziguiri, then a roll-up lungblower for the win. For their experience level, this was fine – pretty rough around the edges, but the potential is there in both women. *¾
After the match, Nina Monet and Savanna Stone hit the ring to beat up on Arc, only for Su Yung to return to make the save… and we have another match! FOUR in one night for Su… you’d think the promoter was a huge fan.
Arc Williams & Su Yung vs. Nina Monet & Savanna Stone
Su Yung started by chasing Stone out of the ring, tagging Monet on the way as the bad guys seemed to be very happy at swinging and missing for the Impact Wrestling star.
Monet’s got some powder for Yung, but it barely reached Su, so she doesn’t sell it as everyone just pauses. Yung hits a kick, but gets dragged into the corner as Stone tries to trash talk… but she gets grabbed by the wrist as Yung began to bite away at her. Arc Williams manages to tag herself in to break it up, but she just watches as Stone gets pulled into the corner, before going up top with a ‘rana… which Stone powerbombed her way out of, but Williams continues with the ‘rana anyway for a near-fall.
Stone and Williams trade armdrags, but Savanna kicks out as Monet wandered in anyway to break it up, as we get some double-teaming with a pair of superkicks. The referee’s too busy restraining Su to make a count on a pinning attempt, with Stone and Monet doing their best to keep Williams as far away from a tag as possible. A suplex gets another near-fall on Arc as the bad guys continued to taunt Su, who again rushes the ring, before she’s pulled down to the floor by Monet.
That kinda backfired as Su and Monet fought around ringside, leading to a suplex-come-DDT on the concrete from Monet. Meanwhile in the ring, a double knee drop from Arc almost got her the win, before Williams went flying with a tope into Monet and Yung. Stone’s back to her feet as the bad guy flies with a plancha, before clearing some of the front row for the hell of it. The brawling on the floor continues, with Su sending Stone into a chair with a drop toe hold, before the bad guys are placed into a chair… which collapses under their weight. Undeterred, Su heads onto the apron and crashes into them with a cannonball anyway, before rolling Stone back into the ring as Williams picked up a near-fall. Williams tries to fight back, catching some punches, before a pair of sweary superkicks left them laying.
Tags brought Yung and Monet back in, but they quickly deck each other with duelling pump kicks as a four-way sweary strike-off began in earnest. Arc breaks the chain with a pop-up powerbomb to Stone, before Monet reversed a Northern Lights suplex, then spiked Yung with a Michinoku driver as all four were visibly tiring. Williams barely makes the save on that, and looked to get lifted into an Electric Chair facebuster, which sort-of comes off for a near-fall.
They redo the Electric Chair spot, as a springboard double chop from Stone knocked down Williams, as there’s more awkwardness when Yung’s decked with a spear. Stone ordered Monet to lift Yung up again, but a spear takes out Monet before an overhead kick from Yung takes down Stone, before what I think was meant to be a Pepsi Plunge left Stone laying. Yung and Monet brawl again to the outside, and the finish is pretty quick after that as a lungblower from Williams gets the win.
Let’s be honest, this went nearly 15 minutes and probably shouldn’t have been much more than half that length. The referee had long since lost control and by the end even commentary was openly joking that it’d fallen apart. They tried, but when you’re building towards a spot that you’re too tired to do, then perhaps that’s a sign? *
Hopefully that’s the end of Su Yung here. Nothing against her, but she’s starting to get a little Poochy on this show…
Final: Allie Kat vs. Jordynne Grace vs. Samantha Heights vs. Kylie Rae
The winner gets the Making Towns Classic Tiara. It’s an elimination match, but given we’ve well under ten minutes left by the time Bryan’s done with the introductions, I sense this will be massively rushed.
We started with a tease of a four-way tie-up, before everyone just ganged up on Jordynne Grace, who did the monster spot to push them all away. A POUNCE knocks Allie Kat into the ropes, before a superkick from Rae to Grace, who was then taken down by a Blockbuster from Heights gave us our first elimination after 52 seconds. The crowd hated that one, as Samantha Heights threatened to live up to her promise of beating everyone today. Rae and Kat double-teamed Heights with a kick, before they shook hands… Kat tried to sneak attack Kylie and after rolling through a lucha roll-through, she lands a couple of headbutts before Heights hit a rewind Shining Wizard to Kat, and that’s two eliminations in a hair over two minutes!
We’re down to Heights and Rae, with Kylie still down from that headbutt… but she’s able to kick out at two as Heights got mad and threw some more punches from above. Rae tries to fight back, but clubbing forearms knocked Rae down as she was pulled into a camel clutch. Another comeback ends with Heights leaping onto her back with a sleeperhold, dragging Kylie to the mat before she broke the hold with a jawbreaker.
From there, Kylie ducks a palm striker and hits a superkick for a near-fall, before running into a kick from Heights in the corner as she teed up for a Blockbuster. It connects, but Kylie kicks out, as both women had kicked out of each other’s finishers now, and with Heights missing the Black Magic rewind step-up kick, Rae’s able to chain together a superkick, a side Russian legsweep and a Crossface as Heights was forced to tap as Kylie Rae won the inaugural Making Towns Classic!
The final went a little over six minutes, which would have been had enough before you figured in that it was an elimination four-way. Why? If you’re pushed for time, there was a bloody obvious match that could have had time cut, and nobody would have been mad. As it was, we were left with a decent final that was just far, far too rushed. *½
With the VOD coming in at two and a half hours on Powerbomb, you don’t need me to tell you that sixteen matches was way too much. Combine the one-day (okay, two-show) tournament format, which usually suffers when it comes to match quality, and a little bit of overexposure when it comes to a certain name, this was a show that started out well but sadly petered out. It’s still worth your time though, as the Veda/Rae match was shockingly good – and that’s coming from someone who was all in with the burials of her Shotgun match. Coming out of the tournament, Kylie Rae perhaps came out of this the strongest – and as someone who’d only seen some of her matches in passing from around various US indys, she’s definitely one of the hotter prospects to come out of the Making Towns Classic. I just wish she’d pick a different name, as I sense that few promoters outside of the US will be willing to tempt confusing the market by booking her… especially if they already use the “original”.