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Mixed Match Challenge 2 Recap & Review – Week 4

WWE Mixed Match Challenge
Season 2, Episode 4
#WWEMMC

Original Air Date: October 9, 2018
Event Date: October 9, 2018 (aired live on Facebook Watch)

City: Indianapolis, IN
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Commentary: Michael Cole, Renee Young, Vic Joseph
Ring Announcer: Mike Rome

 

Backstage
Kayla Braxton and Vic Joseph talk about tonight’s matches. Kayla informs us that Kevin Owens was injured at the hands of Bobby Lashley last night, so Natalya will have to have a new partner going forward in the tournament. Kayla is interrupted by Lio Rush. Lio says Kevin Owens is out, and Country Dominance is going to win everything.

Video
Last week, B’n’B told Kayla Braxton that they are ready for Strowman and Moon.

Backstage
Kalya and Vic Joseph are joined by Ember Moon and Braun Strowman. Strowman feels good about their chances tonight. So does Moon.

Video
Two weeks ago, Cathy Kelley asked R-Truth and Carmella how they move forward after their loss. Carmella was disappointed, but R-Truth says they just need to get fine tuned.

Selfie Promo
R-Truth is excited to take on Ric Flair tonight. Carmella corrects Truth, but Truth is confused.

Selfie Promo
Styles and Flair are ready for tonight.

 

Match 1
Bayley & Finn Balor vs Ember Moon & Braun Strowman
(referee: Dan Engler)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Braun Strowman pins Finn Balor after a running powerslam
Time: 9:04

Match Thoughts
Good match. B’n’B’s strategy was to keep Ember Moon in the ring, and though Moon looked dominant, it seemed like Balor and Bayley’s plan was going to work. Unfortunately, Strowman did get a couple tags in the match. Balor looked good against Strowman, but it wasn’t enough. I liked this match though. It was nice an competitive with very little goofiness which a lot of these matches seem to have.

 

Selfie Promo
Natalya says she needs a new partner, and she’s not sure who it’s going to be.

Selfie Promo
Lio Rush and Country Dominance came to win.

 

Match 2
Carmella & R-Truth vs Charlotte Flair & AJ Styles (WWE Champ)
(referee: Jason Ayers; watching in the back: Jimmy Uso, Naomi)

Show/Hide Results

Result: AJ Styles pins R-Truth with a sunset flip
Time: 8:28

Match Thoughts
This was goofy, and it was fun. There was a woo contest and a dance break early in the match. There was also an extended sequence that featured Charlotte chasing Carmella around and around the ring. Once they actually started wrestling, it was still pretty light-hearted. I liked it.

 

Selfie Promo
The Miz and Asuka says they will beat Ravishing Rusev Day next week.

Selfie Promo
Rusev and Lana don’t think The Miz is funny.

 

Show Impressions
I liked this pair of matches. One was mostly serious, and one was mostly goofy. It was a good balance for what this show is.

Match of the Night
Fabulous Truth vs Fenomenal Flair
This definitely stood out more to me. The first match was easily the better wrestling match, but this was super silly.

 

Official Results:https://www.wwe.com/shows/wwe-mixed-match-challenge/2018-10-09

 

 

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