Tonight’s Mixed Match Challenge Pre-Show opens up with Vic Joseph & Kayla Braxton welcoming us to the show. They start off by recapping last week’s matches. They then preview and discuss tonight’s matches. The Pre-Show comes to a close.
Tonight’s episode of Mixed Match Challenge opens up with Michael Cole, Renee Young & Vic Joseph welcoming us to the show. We head right to the ring for the first match of the night and it is Monster Eclipse vs. Mahalicia.
Monster Eclipse (Braun Strowman & Ember Moon) vs. Mahalicia (Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox): Braun and Jinder gets things rolling early on. Jinder tries to match Braun’s strength, but has zero luck with that. Jinder ends up getting run over and he tags out to Alicia. Fox ends up running the ropes and even though Ember moves out of the way Fox just keeps running. She needs a water break on the outside. The Singh Brothers provide a slight distraction so Fox can drop Ember. Backstage, Rusev and Lana gets ready for their match as Lana gives Rusev a few chops to the chest. Ember works her way back into the match, but ends up running right into a big boot. Fox goes for a cover, but only gets a two count. Fox continues to keep Ember grounded as Braun tries to cheer her up to her feet. Ember lands a hurricanrana and dodges Fox, who goes out to the floor. Ember crawls over to Braun and Jinder tries to hold her by the foot, but no luck. Braun with a couple of shoulder blocks. He smacks Jinder on the chest. The Singh Brothers move Jinder out to the floor. Braun chases after them and Ember ends up leaping off the apron and taking both of them out. Braun runs and drops Jinder. Braun is back in the ring. Alicia gets in the ring and says “Who do you think you are?!” Alicia bumps into Braun’s chest a couple of times. Braun ends up taking Alicia’s hat and she freaks out. Alicia screams “Give me my hat!” Braun backs away as Ember lands the eclipse on her. Jinder comes back in the ring. Braun with a running powerslam to Jinder, then goes for the cover and gets the 1-2-3. Winners: Monster Eclipse (Braun Strowman & Ember Moon)
We are told that next week it will be Finn Balor & Bayley vs. Bobby Lashley & Mickie James in The RAW side of things.
We head backstage where Finn Balor & Bayley mock the “Lashley” chant and say when they win it will be “too sweet.”
We head to another area backstage where Lio Rush says that next week Finn Balor & Bayley will be left bruised and battered.
Fenomenal Flair (WWE Champion AJ Styles & Charlotte Flair) vs. Ravishing Rusev Day (Rusev & Lana): Both teams hold up signs that support each side. They hold them up a bunch of times to get a crowd reaction. They start with a chop-off. Lana goes first. Charlotte fires back. Rusev gives it a shot, then Styles hits one. Lana misses a chop, then hits Charlotte a bit low, then lands a bunch of mini chops. Charlotte then hammers Lana with a chop that sends her down to the mat. Rusev gets in a good chop on Styles and then tries his best Flair impression. Styles needs a moment to recover. Backstage, R-Truth is ordering a pizza and asks “How many pepperinos on the deepest dish you got?” Back in the ring, Lana tries for a bunch of mini chops that don’t do much. Charlotte cracks Lana and sends her down to the mat and out of the ring. Rusev says it’s not over and flattens Styles. Rusev and Charlotte shake hands. Charlotte then holds on and says that they need to go one-on-one. Rusev says come on and takes one and asks for another one. Rusev then says “Nothing!” Lana then comes in for a sneak attack. We then get a quick dance-off. Lana plants Charlotte down to the mat. We get a little more dancing from Lana. Lana hits a face buster on Charlotte, then goes for a cover, but only gets a two count. In comes Rusev and Styles. Styles tries for the quick pin, but doesn’t have much luck. Lana comes into the ring and hits a russian leg sweep on Styles. Charlotte is in the ring now and slams Lana down. Charlotte looks for a moonsault. Rusev gets in the way and takes the moonsault. Charlotte gets Lana in the figure-eight. Styles keeps Rusev away and Lana taps out. Winners: Fenomenal Flair (WWE Champion AJ Styles & Charlotte Flair)
We are told that next week it will be R-Truth & Carmella vs. Jimmy Uso & Naomi in The SmackDown side of things.
We are then reminded that it will be Finn Balor & Bayley vs. Bobby Lashley & Mickie James in The RAW side of things.
We then get a quick promo from the teams that will be competing in The SmackDown side of things to end the show.
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