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Mar 28, 2018
Talita

    

Becky Lynch and Bobby Roode vs. Sasha Banks and Finn Balor

During Roode’s entrance, Becky mirrored all of Roode’s movements. Roode and Balor starting out with a bit of a stalemate. Roode with a glorious taunt and gets a “too sweet” to the forehead. Both Becky and Sasha want in the ring now. Things get a little heated between the two when Bayley is brought up. Becky does Bayley’s taunt and they two swing away at each other. Balor tags in and in comes Roode who tries for a glorious DDT early on, nope, Balor with a cover, two.

Balor brings out a flurry of kicks to drop Roode. Becky and Sasha rallying their partners to get back in the match. Banks with running double knees, cover, two. Becky rallies, near fall. Sasha with a roll-up, two, kick. Sasha charges into the corner, gets booted by Becky. Sasha heads up to the top rope, Becky follows her up and swings away. Superplex off the second rope!

Balor and Roode back in, Balor goes to work finishes with a double stomp. Balor drops Roode, cover, Becky breaks up the pin. Roode tries for the glorious DDT, gets shoved into the corner, Roode up and hits a blockbuster, cover, two. Slingblade by Balor, wants to finish it off, but Sasha wants in and hits double knees on Becky. Becky than lands a suicide dive on Roode. Balor with a dropkick to Roode into the barricade. Sasha heads in to finish off Sasha and Becky with the sneak roll-up for the win.

Winner: Becky Lynch and Bobby Roode via Pinfall (Advance to the finals)

Post-Match, Sasha and Balor are shocked at the loss. Roode and Becky celebrate in the ring.

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Jan 17, 2018
Devin

    

Finn Balor and Sasha Banks makes their entrances as Renee Young and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show from the ringside position. They throw it to the announce team that includes Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix.

We get all the social media video promos from both teams.

Finn Bálor & Sasha Banks vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Natalya

The ladies start the match but Banks traps Nattie in her own corner and ducks the ropes to break the attack. Tag made to Nakamura, so Balor joins him. Still no intergender wrestling in this one. Balor and Nakamura go move for move for a stalemate early on. Balor cinches in the side headlock and doesn’t let go after hitting the ropes. Nakamura fights Balor to the ropes and plays a little mind game as he drapes over his opponent. Finn with a slap and Shinsuke says “come on!” Nakamura makes the tag and the ladies are back in.

Collar elbow tie up that Banks gets the best of and shows off a bit. The claws are out as we go to Natalya’s forte, cat fighting. Nattie showing the mean streak and puts Banks in the corner. Sasha gets the boots up off a charge and traps Natalya in the ring ropes for a double knee. The Queen of Harts goes outside to regroup with her partner. Banks goes for a dive but Nakamura catches her and places her gently back on the apron. Not impressed, Banks goes for it again. Nakamura ducks and the cross body connects near the barricade. Back in the ring and Natalya in control with a rear chin lock. Sasha goes for a tag but Nattie intercepts.

Tag made to Balor and Nakamura hops in only to be met with several strikes. Balor with a charge but Nakamura gets the knees up in time. Balor doesn’t skip a beat and hits an enziguri that knocks Nakamura off the ropes. We’re going shot for shot now as both men hitting their signature strikes including the Nakamura high knee while Balor is draped over the top rope. DDTs and throws reversed until Nakamura connects. Balor pops up and counters a Kinshasa with a Sling Blade. Front drop kick by Balor, who heads up top. Natalya hits the ropes to knock Finn down where it doesn’t feel so great. Nakamura covers but Banks breaks it up. Nakamura calling for the big knee again and Finn sends him into the ring post. Banks calling for the tag and it’s made. Sasha hits the diving double knees to the outside. A little double team offense as Banks and Balor hit the “Too Sweet.” Sasha hits the Banks Statement and Natalya has no choice to tap.

Winners via Submission: Sasha Banks & Finn Balor

After the match, we kick it back to Renee and Byron to view some other promos from the participating teams. They thank us for joining as Finn Bálor and Sasha Banks celebrate in the ring as we head off the air.

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Jan 16, 2018
Devin

The groundbreaking WWE Mixed Match Challenge Tournament begins tonight with an explosive showdown pitting Finn Bálor & Sasha Banks against Shinsuke Nakamura & Natalya, immediately following SmackDown LIVE at 10 ET/7 PT, exclusively on Facebook Watch.

Whether competing in the historic WWE Iron Man Match against Bayley at NXT TakeOver or inside Hell in a Cell against Charlotte Flair, the innovative Banks is the very definition of a trailblazer. And with the distinction of being the first-ever Universal Champion and the longest-reigning NXT Champion in history, Bálor is definitely cut from the same cloth as the four-time Raw Women’s Champion. Add to the mix their larger-than-life personas and you have a fierce combination capable of taking any team to task in WWE Mixed Match Challenge.

The explosive pairing of The Artist with The Queen of Harts will truly prove to be something special. A graduate of the infamous Hart Family Dungeon, as well as a former SmackDown Women’s and Divas Champion, Natalya has shown time and time again that her technical expertise is second-to-none. Mixed with the charismatic Strong Style of the two-time NXT Champion, this combination promises to unleash a tag team arsenal so dynamic, so explosive, that it could arguably rival that of the original Hart Foundation.

The winner of this inaugural tournament contest will advance to go head-to-head in the second round of WWE Mixed Match Challenge with the winner of the Week 2 match pitting The Miz & Asuka vs. Big E & Carmella.

In the weeks leading up to this landmark event, the 12 tandems of the Mixed Match Challenge have taken to social media to express their excitement. Most recently, The Queen of Harts presented The King of Strong Style with the jacket of her father, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, which he wore when he won the Tag Team Championship.

See who reigns supreme in the explosive opening match in WWE Mixed Match Challenge, premiering tonight at 10 ET/7 PT, exclusively on Facebook Watch. Follow WWE Mixed Match Challenge on Facebook for more.

Jan 4, 2018
Devin

    

Raw General Manager Kurt Angle has revealed that Finn Bálor will team with Sasha Banks at WWE Mixed Match Challenge, a bold dream team that could definitely make the difference for Team Raw in the unprecedented tournament on Facebook Watch.

Whether competing in the history-making WWE Iron Man Match against Bayley in NXT or inside Hell in a Cell against Charlotte Flair, the innovative Banks is the very definition of a trailblazer. With the distinction of being the first-ever Universal Champion and the longest-reigning NXT Champion in history, Bálor is definitely cut from the same cloth as the four-time Raw Women’s Champion.

Add to the mix their larger-than-life personas and you have a fierce combination capable of taking any team to task in the Mixed Match Challenge.

Together, Bálor and Banks will compete in an innovative Facebook Watch exclusive tournament, where unlikely male-female WWE Superstar pairings will attempt to win $100,000 for their charity.

Check back with WWE.com to learn other #WWEMMC combinations as they become available. Follow WWE Mixed Match Challenge on Facebook for updates, and find out how you can impact the show’s matchups, stipulations and more along the way. WWE Mixed Match Challenge begins Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 10 ET/7 PT, exclusively on Facebook Watch.

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