Season two of WWE Mixed Match Challenge continues tonight (Tues., Nov. 27, 2018) with the latest match-ups in the tournament.
Up next: Bayley & Finn Balor vs. Mickie James & Bobby Lashley and Ember Moon & Curt Hawkins vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox. This is the start of the playoffs.
The show starts immediately following SmackDown Live at 10 pm ET on Facebook Watch. See you then!
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Geno here. It’s playoff time, baby.
Mahalicia vs. Hawkins & Moon
The story commentary was hammering was, of course, the fact that Curt Hawkins hasn’t won a match in years and the late switch from Braun Strowman. Will the historic losing streak finally end in a mixed tag team match?
“This could arguably be Curt Hawkins best chance,” Vic Joseph said. Renee Young followed up with the fact that this could very well lead to Hawkins getting a WrestleMania moment, which was enough to startle Michael Cole.
Hawkins sucks, get it?
He sucks so bad, he actually wanted Moon to stay in the match, to the point that when Foxy tagged in Mahal, Hawkins campaigned for Ember to stay in and just throw hands with Jinder. It was quickly evident why, as Mahal controlled the action for an extended period. Ultimately, this was all about Hawkins making a tag to get Moon back in. When he did, she ran wild on Fox, including a couple near falls. Then, she hit the Eclipse but before she jumped off for it, Hawkins tagged himself in so he could try to pin Fox.
He was that desperate for a win.
Of course, that’s not how the rules in this tournament work, and he wasn’t allowed to get the win this way. Instead, Mahal ran back in, hit the Khallas, and scored the pin.
Mahalicia def. Hawkins & Moon
Country Dominance vs. B’n’B
They did the usual pre-match posturing, with Bobby Lashley posing and Lio Rush being annoying and all that jazz. The match started with Mickie James and Bayley going back-and-forth until they both jumped to tag their respective partners in. Lashley took control and was dominant while James was ripping Bayley off the apron so Balor couldn’t tag out. That only lasted so long, however, and eventually he got to her. It was her turn to get in and run wild.
She had the edge for a time, but James came back. When Bayley overtook her once more and it looked like she was going to score the win, Lio Rush interfered. That brought Finn back in and he took the guys out to give Bayley time to hit Bayley-to-Belly on James to score the pinfall and the victory.
B’n’B def. Country Dominance
Next week the SmackDown side will determine its semifinal matchup.
See you then!