– The Mixed Match Challenge will be returning later this month. WWE has the second season beginning September 18 and it can once again be seen via Facebook Watch.
The teams have already been announced with some popular pairings returning from season one such as Braun Strowman & Alexa Bliss and the inaugural winners The Miz & Asuka.
Each week will see two matches take place in a 30 minute window. Unlike last year, WWE is yet to state if the superstars will be competing for a charity of their choosing. Here’s a look at the teams and an official press release from WWE about season two of the Mixed Match Challenge.
The teams are: Braun Strowman & Alexa Bliss, Bobby Lashley & Sasha Banks, Finn Balor & Bayley, Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox, Kevin Owens & Natalya, The Miz & Asuka, Jimmy Uso & Naomi, Rusev & Lana, AJ Styles &Charlotte Flair and R-Truth & Carmella
Superstar teams revealed for an exciting new season of WWE Mixed Match Challenge, debuting Sept. 18 on Facebook Watch
An exciting new season of WWE Mixed Match Challenge that will stream live in the United States and for the first time in Germany, Mexico, Australia, France, Indonesia, Philippines, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 10 ET/7 PT, with a special WWE MMC Pre-Show starting at 9:50 ET has been announced.
The 14-episode series will air on Facebook Watch and feature WWE Superstars from Raw and SmackDown LIVE competing in a round robin-style Mixed Tag Team Elimination Tournament in which all teams will face each other. Each 30-minute episode will feature two matches.
WWE Mixed Match Challenge is a Raw vs. SmackDown LIVE round robin tournament where male and female Superstars team up to determine which combination of strength, skill, athleticism and experience reigns supreme. Each showdown in the competition will follow traditional Mixed Tag Team Match rules: When tagged, male Superstars face off with the opposing team’s male competitor, and female Superstars battle fellow female competitors.
The teams from Monday Night Raw will include returning tandem Braun Strowman & Alexa Bliss as well as new combinations, including Bobby Lashley & Sasha Banks, Finn Bálor & Bayley, Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox and fellow Canadians Kevin Owens & Natalya.
The teams from SmackDown LIVE will include the returning tandems of inaugural WWE MMC winners The Miz & Asuka, Jimmy Uso & Naomi, and Rusev & Lana. In addition, the competition will see exciting new combinations, including WWE Champion AJ Styles & SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and R-Truth & Carmella.
Each season 2 episode will reflect a progressive approach to production, with elements optimized for mobile consumption, experimentation and social interaction, including the ability for fans to engage with Superstars during the show. Fans will have the opportunity to vote to impact and influence the show for all 14 episodes on Facebook throughout the season.
The unique storylines for Mixed Match Challenge season 2 will continue between episodes across WWE’s Facebook Pages with short-form videos and social content. WWE will also promote and recap the series across its extensive digital and social footprint, including on the Mixed Match Challenge Facebook Watch Page.
Don’t miss an all new season of WWE Mixed Match Challenge, airing LIVE exclusively on Facebook Watch, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 10 ET/7 PT, with a special WWE MMC Pre-Show at 9:50 ET.
– Last year, WWE took slack as they aired a live episodes of RAW on Christmas and New Years Day. It seems like the company heard the complaints as a special edition of RAW will be taped on a Friday. In the past, WWE would tape RAW or SmackDown if the show fell on a major holiday.
Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena announced that tickets go on sale next week for a special RAW on December 28. Below is the tweet from the Little Caesars Arena.
JUST ANNOUNCED: See your favorite superstars live in action for a special Friday edition of @WWE Monday Night Raw on December 28! Tickets go on sale September 15 at 10 a.m. ?? pic.twitter.com/KUCjWJQvwT
— Little Caesars Arena (@LCArena_Detroit) September 5, 2018
With talent on the road 300 plus days a year, which includes traveling the world to places like China and Saudi Arabia, they deserve to spend the holidays with their family. Even if that break is only for a day or two, everyone deserves a little relaxation.