WWE Mixed Match Challenge
January 16, 2018
Laredo Energy Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
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First Match: Sasha Banks & Finn Balor (Special Olympics) vs. Natalya & Shinsuke Nakamura (Make A Wish) in a First Round Match In The Inaugural WWE Mixed Matched Challenge Tournament
Sasha and Natalya will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Natalya with a Waist Lock Go-Behind to Sasha. Natalya backs herself in the corner. Natalya tags in Nakamura. Nakamura and Balor are in a standing switch exchange. Nakamura with a side headlock takeover to Balor. Balor responds with a Head Scissors Leg Lock. More chain grappling in the center of the ring. Balor applies an arm-bar. Nakamura transitions into a wrist lock. Balor applies a side headlock. Nakamura is trying to play mind games with Balor. Balor shoves Nakamura. Nakamura tells Balor to bring it. Nakamura drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Nakamura goes for Good Vibrations, but Balor blocks it.
Balor is throwing up his Two Sweet Hand Gesture. Natalya tags herself in. Natalya is mocking Sasha. Natalya and Sasha are trading back and forth shots. Sasha with a Double Leg TakeDown to Natalya. Sasha transitions into a Ground and Pound Attack. Natalya with a Modified Atomic Drop to Sasha. Natalya follows that with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Sasha kicks Natalya in the chest. Sasha sends Natalya face first to the middle turnbuckle pad. Sasha lands a Double Knee Strike for a two count. Natalya rolls herself out of the ring.
Sasha goes for a Suicide Dive, but Nakamura catchers her in mid-air. Sasha takes out Natalya with a Crossbody Block off the ring apron. Sasha mocks Nakamura. Natalya connects with a Discus Lariat for a two count. Natalya applies a rear chin lock. Sasha gets back to a vertical base. Natalya bodyslams Sasha for a two count. Natalya applies an Abdominal Stretch. Sasha creates distance with a deep arm-drag. Sasha decks Natalya with an enzuigiri. Sasha tags in Balor.
Balor with multiple running haymakers to Nakamura. Balor slaps Nakamura in the chest. Balor dives over Nakamura. Nakamura kicks Balor in the jaw. Balor responds with The Step Up Enzuigiri. Balor with a Drop Down Lariat for a two count. Nakamura brings his lighting quick offense to Balor. Nakamura drops Balor with a Spinning Heel Kick. Nakamura lays Balor flat on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura connects with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Nakamura goes for The Release Exploder Suplex, but Balor blocks it.
Nakamura connects with a Sitout FaceBuster. Nakamura goes for The Kinshasa, but Balor counters with The SlingBlade. Balor follows that with a ShotGun Dropkick. Balor goes for The Coupe De Grace, but he’s distracted by Natalya. Natalya sends Balor crashing to the canvas. Sasha tosses Natalya out of the ring. Balor sends Nakamura shoulder first to the steel ring post. Balor tags in Sasha. Sasha lands a Flying Double Knee Strike. Sasha rolls Natalya back into the ring. Sasha kicks Natalya in the gut. Balor and Sasha delivers Stereo Basement Dropkicks. Sasha connects with The BackStabber. Sasha locks in The Bank Statement which forces Natalya to tap out.
Winner: Sasha Banks & Finn Balor (Special Olympics) via Submission
NEXT WEEK on @WWE Mixed Match Challenge: @WWEBigE & @CarmellaWWE look to hand @WWEAsuka her first LOSS as the #EmpressOfTomorrow teams with @mikethemiz! #WWEMMC pic.twitter.com/Q38SXrwzah
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