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Rusev and Lana to represent SmackDown in the Mixed Match Challenge

With apologies to AJ Styles, SmackDown GM Daniel Bryan really does have a big heart. Mere hours after Kurt Angle and Raw announced their new B & B team, the Blue Brand stole the pro wrestling news cycle with a counter strike.

SmackDown also a brought more singing and dancing to the table with their reveal of Rusev and Lana as the next team to enter the Mixed Match Challenge field.

What a joyous Rusev Day.

Oh and there was Aiden English singing. Then there was Rusev singing. Then everyone was dancing and singing the most catchy Lana themed song of the new year.

The MMC debuts live on Jan 16 right after SmackDown goes off the air exclusively on FaceBook Watch.

The power of love is a curious thing but will it be enough to carry Rusev and Lana to a Mixed Match Challenge championship?

With now 18 wrestlers remaining, what other pairings does Daniel Bryan have written down in organic recycled Eco-friendly notebook?

Alicia Fox, Asuka, Bayley, Goldust, Nia Jax, The Miz, Samoa Joe and whoever replaces Enzo Amore, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Jimmy Uso, Naomi, Natalya, Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura and The New Day

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