The rumours were there that WWE is probably partnering with Facebook to come up with a live show that will take place exclusively on the social media platform. At this time, the biggest world pro-wrestling promotion of the world announced it officially. It also proved why they are always one step ahead of the others and became the behemoth dominating their competitors.
The announcement confirmed that a show named Mixed Match Challenge would be aired on Facebook live from January 16th onwards. It will feature numerous superstars from Raw and Smackdown who will be competing in mixed tag team matches. The tag partners will be chosen in future as per their choice. Money raised from these charity matches will be used for charity purposes.
This is the confirmation from WWE.com,
“In a historic event, male-female WWE Superstar pairings will battle in the Mixed Match Challenge tournament, Tuesday nights LIVE beginning Jan. 16 at 10 ET/7 PT, exclusively on Facebook Watch. The special 12-episode event will give one Raw or SmackDown LIVE combo the opportunity to win $100,000 for a charity of their choosing.”
The roster from both the brands has also been declared from which the superstars can choose their tag partners. Here it is:
Monday Night Raw: Alexa Bliss, Alicia Fox, Asuka, Bayley, Braun Strowman, Enzo Amore, Finn Balor, Goldust, Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, The Miz
SmackDown Live: Becky Lynch, Bobby Roode, Carmella, Charlotte, Jimmy Uso, Lana, Naomi, Natalya, Rusev, Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura.
Pro-wrestling Sheet has given an update of the potential mixed tag teams where the real-life couples, as well as the on-screen couples, are expected to pair up,
“One obvious note, our sources say Nia Jax and Enzo Amore are almost a lock to team together, and there’s been the talk of pairing up real-life married couples Jimmy Uso/Naomi and Lana/Rusev.”
The latter two mentioned are the married couple in real life whereas Nia Jax and Enzo Amore started a romantic angle on the flagship show for sometimes now. So, there’s no doubt that they team up together.
As for the other teams are concerned Carmella wanted to team up with Bobby Roode whereas Becky Lynch wanted Finn Balor. On an interesting note, Raw Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss wanted to get along with Braun Strowman. We hope to learn about the confirmed tag teams shortly.