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|WWE Mixed Match Challenge|
|Opening theme||"One Chance [Rock Version]" by CFO$|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Running time||22–25 minutes|
|Original network||Facebook Watch |
|Original release||January 16 –|
April 3, 2018
WWE Mixed Match Challenge, also known simply as Mixed Match Challenge, is a professional wrestling web television series and tournament that was produced by WWE, where all matches are mixed tag team matches. The teams, which are made up of both male and female wrestlers, compete for the chance to give $100,000 to a charity of their choice. The other charities receive $10,000 each.
The tournament comprises various matches, that result from scripted storylines and have predetermined results. The 12 episode series premiered on January 16, 2018 on Facebook Watch. Each episode was 25 minutes in length, and featured one match. The show filled WWE's 10:00pm ET slot previously held by 205 Live. Following the show's premiere, 205 Live began to air at 10:20pm ET.
During the second episode, Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan announced that the first week of Mixed Match Challenge received 35 million total engagements.
The show consisted of teams from both the Raw and SmackDown brands, as picked by their respective general managers, Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan. Enzo Amore was originally supposed to take part, but was replaced with Apollo Crews after catching the flu. Samoa Joe was originally Bayley's tag team partner, after winning a fan vote, but was injured and replaced by Elias, who finished second in the fan vote. Alicia Fox suffered a broken tailbone and was replaced by Mandy Rose. Big E became the partner for Carmella after winning a fan vote between all three members of The New Day.
- – Raw
- – SmackDown
|Raw Teams||Team Names||Charities|
|Alexa Bliss and James Harrison||The Resistance||Connor's Cure|
|Sasha Banks and Finn Bálor||The Boss Club||Special Olympics|
|Nia Jax and Apollo Crews||Susan G. Komen|
|Sonya Deville and The Miz||Awe-Suka||Rescue Dogs Rock|
|Mandy Rose and Goldust||Rose Gold||Hire Heroes USA|
|Bayley and Elias||Americares|
|SmackDown Teams||Team Names||Charities|
|Charlotte Flair and Bobby Roode||Robe Warriors||Girl Up|
|Lana and Rusev||Ravishing Rusev Day
The Husband & Wife Duo
|Naomi and Jimmy Uso||Glowing Since DAY ONE ISH||Boys & Girls Clubs of America|
|Natalya and Shinsuke Nakamura||Make-A-Wish|
|Becky Lynch and Sami Zayn||The Ginger Snaps||UNICEF|
|Carmella and Big E||KaBOOM!|
The full tournament bracket was revealed on January 11, 2018 on WWE.com. In one of the semifinal matches, fans were able to vote on a Facebook poll, for an eliminated team to be given a second chance in the tournament.
(Weeks 10 and 11)
|Raw||Finn Bálor and Sasha Banks||Sub|
|SmackDown||Shinsuke Nakamura and Natalya||12:48|
|Raw||Finn Bálor and Sasha Banks||Pin|
|Raw||The Miz and Sonya Deville||12:45|
|Raw||The Miz and Sonya Deville||Sub|
|SmackDown||Big E and Carmella||9:49|
|Raw||The Miz and Sonya Deville||Pin|
|Raw||James Harrison and Alexa Bliss||11:20|
|Raw||James Harrison and Alexa Bliss||11:15|
|SmackDown||Sami Zayn and Becky Lynch||Pin|
|Raw||James Harrison and Alexa Bliss||Pin||Raw||James Harrison and Alexa Bliss||Pin|
|SmackDown||Jimmy Uso and Naomi||10:35||SmackDown||Bobby Roode and Charlotte Flair||20:00|
|Raw||Goldust and Mandy Rose*||Pin|
|SmackDown||Jimmy Uso and Naomi*||10:14|
|Raw||Finn Bálor and Sasha Banks**||Pin|
|SmackDown||Bobby Roode and Becky Lynch ***||13:03|
|Raw||Elias and Bayley||Pin|
|SmackDown||Rusev and Lana||9:38|
|SmackDown||Rusev and Lana||Pin|
|SmackDown||Bobby Roode and Charlotte Flair||11:02|
|Raw||Apollo Crews and Nia Jax||Pin|
|SmackDown||Bobby Roode and Charlotte Flair||10:39|
(*) - Daniel Bryan was the special guest referee for this match after winning a fan vote.
(**) - This team won a Second Chance poll, earning 40% of the votes, to re-enter the tournament.
|Greg Hamilton||Ring announcer|
|Michael Cole||Lead commentator|
|Corey Graves||Color commentator|
|Beth Phoenix||Color commentator|
Hall of Famer
The second season will premiere on September 18, 2018 on Facebook Watch, as announced on September 4. In the second season, teams will not compete for charity. They will also compete round robin-style on fourteen 30-minute, two match episodes. The finals of season 2 will take place at the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs event on December 16, 2018.
|Raw Teams||SmackDown Teams|
|Alexa Bliss and James Harrison||Asuka and The Miz|
|Sasha Banks and Bobby Lashley||Naomi and Jimmy Uso|
|Bayley and Finn Bálor||Lana and Rusev|
|Alicia Fox and Jinder Mahal||Charlotte Flair and AJ Styles|
|Natalya and Kevin Owens||Carmella and R-Truth|
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