On Wednesday, the WWE officially announced their new Mixed Match Challenge for next month. The innovative new offering from the company will be a tournament featuring mixed-gender tag teams. WWE will present the special format via social media streaming rather than USA channel or WWE Network, making it an even more interesting experiment. Here are the latest details on what fans can expect to see and when for the new Mixed Match Challenge from WWE.
As the WWE website reported on Wednesday, the new single-elimination tag team tournament is set to begin in mid-January. The format features six male superstars and six female superstars from each brand. Teams will be announced in early January to let fans know who will be teaming up with whom. Most importantly, the winning team in this new tournament gets to send $100,000 to a charity of their choice when all is said and done. There could be some unique mixed teams competing too.
For example, there could be a team of Miss “Five Feet of Fury” Alexa Bliss and “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman for Raw and a team consisting of Charlotte Flair and Shinsuke Nakamura from SmackDown Live. The Monday night pairings could also include Enzo Amore teaming up with Nia Jax, who recently seemed to be part of a crush angle with the Cruiserweight champ. The blue brand offers the potential for a husband-wife pairing of Naomi and Jimmy Uso. Other superstars involved include Sasha Banks, The Miz, Finn Balor, Bobby Roode, Carmella, Rusev, Sami Zayn, and Bayley.