WWE announced that Shinsuke Nakamura and Natalya will be teaming up for the Mixed Match Challenge.
Check out the full announcement below:
Shinsuke Nakamura will team with Natalya to represent SmackDown LIVE in the WWE Mixed Match Challenge tournament, airing exclusively on Facebook Watch beginning next Tuesday.
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 present a tag team arsenal so dynamic, so explosive, that it could arguably rival that of the original Hart Foundation.
Together, Nakamura and Natalya will do battle in the ground-breaking tournament on Facebook Watch, where male-female WWE Superstar pairings will attempt to win $100,000 for a charity of their choice. 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.
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 next Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 10 ET/7 PT, exclusively on Facebook Watch.
And here is video of Nakamura photobombing his teammate Natalya as they get set to compete together:
WWE has also confirmed that Sami Zayn and Becky Lynch will team up for the Mixed Match Challenge.
WWE posted the following statement on Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Kane’s status after Braun Strowman’s brutal attack last night on Raw:
Medical update on Brock Lesnar and Kane following Braun Strowman’s attack
After Braun Strowman used a grappling hook to tear down a lighting truss and send it crashing down on Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Kane, WWE.com can confirm that Lesnar is undergoing examination by WWE medical personnel.
Kane, meanwhile, refused medical attention.
It is unknown how this incident will affect the Universal Championship Triple Threat Match at Royal Rumble involving all three Superstars.
Stay with WWE.com as more information becomes available.