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. They then remind us that whoever wins The Mixed Match Challenge earns The #30 spot in their respective Royal Rumble Matches and an all expenses paid trip to wherever they want to go. We head right to the ring for the first match of the night and it is Team Pawz vs. Mahalicia.
Team Pawz (Bobby Roode & Natalya) vs. Mahalicia (Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox): Roode and Mahal get things going. Back and forth action. Roode gets some momentum and tries for a glorious DDT. Mahal backs away and calms himself down. Fox tags in and immediately gets clotheslined by Natalya. Natalya with a slingshot drop off the ropes, runs over Alicia Fox and hits a low dropkick. Natalya runs into the corner, but she rolls through and tries for a sharpshooter. Fox gets to the ropes and lands a big boot to Natalya’s face, then goes for a cover, but only gets a two count. Backstage, Carmella is getting ready for her match. R-Truth gives her a hug and goes to leave the arena until Carmella tells him they have a match. Back in the ring, Fox with an elbow drop on Natalya, tries for a northern lights suplex and gets a two count. Fox drags Natalya to her corner. Natalya with a quick roll-up. Fox is up and hits a clothesline, then goes for a cover, but only gets a two count. Fox continues to beat up Natalya, looks for a kick in the corner, but nobody is home and Natalya is finally able to tag in Roode. Roode with a couple of clotheslines, shoulder thrust in the corner and a second rope blockbuster, then goes for a cover, but only gets a two count. Mahal tries for his finisher, but doesn’t get it. Roode goes for a pin, but only gets a two count. Fox ends up slapping Roode. Natalya takes down Fox. While the referee is distracted, Roode takes down a Singh Brother. Mahal hits the khallas for the victory. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox are headed to the playoffs. Bobby Roode & Natalya are done in this tournament. Winners: Mahalicia (Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox)
Michael Cole then informs us that because Braun Strowman is injured (elbow), he’s out of The Mixed Match Challenge Tournament.
We then take a look at The Mixed Match Challenge Playoffs Bracket: On The Monday Night RAW side of things, Ember Moon and her mystery partner (we will find out next week who it is) vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox, also Finn Balor & Bayley vs. Bobby Lashley & Mickie James. On The SmackDown LIVE side of things, it will be Jeff Hardy & Charlotte Flair (AJ Styles is no longer in the tournament) vs. TBA (we will find out in the next match), also The Miz & Asuka vs. Jimmy Uso & Naomi.
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Fabulous Truth (R-Truth & Carmella) vs. Ravishing Rusev Day (Rusev & Lana): Crowd starts out with alternating “Rusev Day!” and “Lana is the best! Lana number one!” chants. R-Truth then gets some “What’s up!” chants going. Both team go back and forth until the crowd asks for a dance break. Rusev says “no!” and heads out of the ring. R-Truth and Carmella end up getting their dance on, but Lana and Rusev get in a cheap shot, do a little cheering and dancing of their own. Lana and Carmella finally get things going with Lana getting in a couple of punches, two suplexes, tries for a third, but Carmella gets a roll-up for only two. Lana with running knees to the back of Carmella, then goes for a cover, but only gets a two count. Carmella finally gets a jawbreaker and crawls towards Truth, but Rusev runs over and yanks Truth off the apron. Lana with a big kick. Rusev tags in and goes right after Truth. Rusev with a bunch of kicks and punches. Crowd with a “Rusev Day!” chant. Lana tags back in and goes after a knocked out Carmella. Lana slams Carmella’s head into the announce table and then sends her into the edge of the ring. Rusev yells that Lana is Brock Lesnar. Truth sneaks up on Rusev and starts swinging away on him. Lana with a kick to Truth’s face. Lana gets back in the ring and a superkick catches her for the 1-2-3. R-Truth & Carmella are headed to the playoffs. Winners: Fabulous Truth (R-Truth & Carmella)
Updated Mixed Match Challenge Playoffs Bracket: On The Monday Night RAW side of things, Ember Moon and her mystery partner (we will find out next week who it is) vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox, also Finn Balor & Bayley vs. Bobby Lashley & Mickie James. On The SmackDown LIVE side of things, it will be Jeff Hardy & Charlotte Flair (AJ Styles is no longer in the tournament) vs. R-Truth & Carmella, also The Miz & Asuka vs. Jimmy Uso & Naomi.
We are informed that The Mixed Match Challenge Playoffs for The Monday Night RAW side of things will be next week. Mixed Match Challenge goes off the air.