Over the past few years, WWE ( World Wrestling Entertainment) has come up with some exciting shows and pay per views for their millions of fans across the globe. These include a number of shows on and off the Wrestling arena which have served as the best Dosage of Entertainment for the WWE fans around the world. The Recently launched WWE Mixed match challenge is one of these shows which is more precisely a seasonal professional web TV series and tournament created and produced by the WWE.
History and Background
Just like the other pay-per-view events, this series also includes some of the most breathtaking matches, Dramatic rivalries, Feuds and more happening events during its course. Moreover, the first season of the series was launched on January 16, 2018, with a series of 12 episodes and each episode was of 20-25 minutes.
Adding more spice to what’s been seen in the first season of the famous show, WWE launched the second season on September 18 to be broadcasted right after the Smackdown live event. It was further been announced by WWE that the new season will be including 14 episodes of 30 minutes each along with a weekly show alongside.
Highlights from Season 1
The Fist season saw some of the greatest rivalries, Drama and some more entertainment during its course. Both the General Managers from the Raw and Smackdown, Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan, picked their respective teams including both males and females coming from Raw and Smackdown.
During the course of the show, each team did compete for a chance to give charity of their choice with an amount of $100,000. Moreover, other charities were also due to receive $10,000 each during the course of the competition. It was during the second episode when Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan announced that the first week of Mixed match challenge received 35 million Engagements in total.
Highlights from the Season 2(Ongoing)
After the grand success of the first season, the second season was launched on September 18, 2018, exclusively on the Facebook Watch. In the second season, it was being announced that all the teams will go forward in the competition in a round-robin style tournament over the fourteen 30-minute, two match episodes. Moreover, the Grand finale of the Season two has been scheduled to take place at the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view event on December 16.
Interesting Facts about WWE Mixed Match Challenge
Injuries and replacements during the season 1
There were a number of participants which were replaced during the course of the first season and most of them went through the process because of some flu or injury. Anzo more was supposed to take a part in the show but got replaced by Appollo crews after falling down to the flu. Another Wrester Samoa joe was supposed to join but eventually replaced by Elias due to an injury.
The Relevance of the fan’s vote
Fans have been given utmost importance in both the season and while they were been given the right to pick their favourite participants in the first season through an Online Voting system, they were also been given the power to bring an eliminated team back for a second chance. Moreover, Daniel Bryan was picked up for being a guest referee in one of the matches based on the fan votes. All in all, it was a fan-favoured event for sure.
WWE first Livestream in countries other than the USA
In the second season of Mixed match challenge, the WWE would be streaming live for the very first time in other countries like Germany, Mexico, Australia, France, Indonesia, Philippines, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam and Brazil. The series can be watched on Facebook watch across all these countries.
Players missed in the midst of the tournament
Quite surprisingly, Charlotte flair was missing from the Semifinals event of the first season which included her and Bobby Roode against the Re-entered Finn Balor and Sasha banks. It was later been known that Charlotte has dental surgery and missed the event due to the same reason.
Upcoming Matches for the Mixed Match Challenge Season 2
Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox vs Finn Balor and Baley
While we all watched the famous “Mahlicia” team losing against the power-packed team of Bobbie Lashley and Mickie James last week, they will get another chance to regroup and battle it out against the team of Finn Balor and Bayley. Although there is a lot of fuss around with the gritty pair of ‘Modern day Maharaja” and “ Not so Predictable” fox, it will be a big task ahead for them to compete against a perfect pair of Balor and Bayley who are known to be good peers from the NXT days in WWE. All in all, it will be another Golden chance for the “Mahlicia” to claim their first victory of the Mixed match challenge season 2.
Rusev and Lana vs the Day one Glow
This match would be another one in the list to watch our as it will include the famous Husband-wife duo of Rusev and Lana against the Day one glow. Although Day one glow would be eager to find their first win after losing to the Fenomenal flair in the first week, it won’t be easy for them to face off the Power couple in the Arena. Rusev, on the other hand, would be coming after a feud with Aiden English on Smackdown live and fighting against the Usos would not be a cakewalk for the duo by any means.
Teams to Watch Out in Season 2
Braun Strowman and Alexa bliss
There’s hardly any WWE fan who doubts the power and anger of the “Monster” Braun Strowman. Moreover, his pairing with quirky Alexa bliss could prove the perfect blend required to win this season of WWE mixed match challenge. Though we never know what this mix of “Power and Unpredictability” would bring on board for the millions of fans around, it would still be fun to watch them going along.
Finn Balor and Bayley
Not a lot of people are counting them in as the winners but this former NXT pair could prove lethal for rest of the pairs in the knock out rounds of the Mixed match challenge season. Still, it would be interesting to see how both of them would counterattack every challenge coming forward from other participants on their course to the Title victory.