WWE Mixed Match Challenge
October 16, 2018
Capital One Arena
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Team RAW: Bobby Roode & Natalya, Ember Moon & Braun Strowman, Bayley & Finn Balor, Alicia Fox & Jinder Mahal, and Mickie James & Bobby Lashley
Team SmackDown Live: Asuka & The Miz, Naomi & Jimmy Uso, AJ Styles & Charlotte Flair, Lana & Rusev, and Carmella & R-Truth
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Bobby Roode & Natalya (RAW) vs. Bobby Lashley & Mickie James (RAW) w/Lio Rush in a Raw Division Match In The 2018 WWE Mixed Match Challenge
Roode and Lashley will start things off. Natalya puts cat ears on Lashley’s head. Lashley stomps on the cat ears. Roode rolls Lashley over for a two count. Roode bounces Lashley’s head on the top turnbuckle. Roode transitions into a Corner Mount. Roode applies a side headlock. Lashley leapfrogs over Roode. Lashley clotheslines Roode. Natalya and Mickie are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Natalya with a side headlock takeover. Mickie responds with a headscissors neck lock. Standoff in the center of the ring.
Natalya applies a wrist lock. Natalya sends Mickie to the corner. Mickie decks Natalya with a back elbow smash. Mickie with a Flying HeadScissors TakeOver. Natalya clotheslines Mickie. Natalya applies a front face lock. Mickie is throwing foreams at Natalya. Natalya blocks a boot from Mickie. Natalya drives Mickie face first to the canvas. Natalya runs over Mickie’s back. Natalya with a basement dropkick for a two count. Natalya goes for The Sharpshooter, but Mickie crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Mickie attacks Natalya from behind. Mickie kicks Natalya in the back. Mickie applies a half nelson chin lock. Natalya with shots to the midsection of Mickie. Mickie pulls Natalya down to the mat. Mickie with the cover for a two count. Mickie goes back to the half nelson chin lock. Natalya ducks a clothesline from Mickie. Both ladies are knocked down after a double crossbody block. Roode and Lashley are tagged in.
Roode with rapid fire haymakers. Lashley reverses out of the irish whip from Roode. Roode kicks Lashley in the chest. Roode with Two Running Lariats. Lashley goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam, but Roode lands back on his feet. Lashley with a Back Body Drop. Lashley poses for the crowd. Lashley with a Corner Clothesline. Roode kicks Lashley in the jaw. Roode hits The BlockBuster for a two count. Mickie wants Natalya to be quiet. Lashley drives Roode back first into the turnbuckles.
Both men are fighting for position on the second rope. Lashley sends Roode crashing to the canvas. Lashley goes for a Spear, but Roode ducks out of the way. Roode his signature Glorious Pose. Mickie stomps Roode in his tracks. Mickie slaps Natalya in the face. Team Pawz responds with Stereo Sharpshooters. Roode is distracted by Lio Rush. Lashley kicks Roode in the gut. Lashley goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Roode lands back on his feet. Lashley negates The Glorious DDT. Lashley ducks a clothesline from Roode. Lashley Spears Roode to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bobby Lashley & Mickie James (RAW) via Pinfall
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Second Match: The Miz & Asuka (SmackDown Live) vs. Rusev & Lana (SmackDown Live) in a SmackDown Live Division Match In The 2018 WWE Mixed Match Challenge
Lana and Asuka will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Asuka ducks a clothesline from Lana. Asuka is shaking her hips. Lana responds accordingly with a booty shake. Asuka and Lana embrace in the center of the ring. Asuka with a spinning back kick. Asuka sends Lana to the corner. Lana kicks Asuka in the head. Lana with a Running Bulldog. Lana pays homage to Booker T. Rusev tells Miz to back off. Miz gets booed out of the building. Team Awe-Suka and Ravishing Rusev Day are exchaning poses. Rusev and Lana starts making out. Miz is a married man. Ravishing Rusev Day with stereo haymakers. Rusev teases a dive. Lana with a Flying Crossbody Block off the ring apron.
Lana rolls Asuka back into the ring. Lana with the cover for a two count. Asuka dropkicks Lana. Asuka applies an arm-bar. The Fabulous Truth is watching the match from the backstage area. Asuka with a Pop Up Knee Strike for a two count. Asuka goes for a Missile Dropkick, but Lana ducks out of the way. Lana tags in Rusev. Rusev with multiple clotheslines. Rusev with a Corner Elbow Strike. Rusev follows that with a Spinning Heel Kick. Rusev takes a lap around the ring. Miz avoids The Machka Kick. Miz goes for The Skull Crushing Finale, but Rusev blocks it. Rusev with a Judo Throw. Rusev with a High Leg Kick for a two count. Rusev goes for a Back Body Drop, but Miz lands back on his feet. Miz chop blocks Rusev. Rusev fights out of The Figure Four Leg Lock.
Asuka tags herself in. Rusev clotheslines Miz over the top rope. Lana with a Spin Kick for a two count. Lana, CRUSH!!! Miz does his best Aiden English impersonation. Miz tries to hit Rusev with a microphone. Rusev is pissed. Rusev chases Miz around the ringside area. Rusev nails Miz with another high leg kick. Asuka knocks Rusev off the ring apron. Lana tosses Asuka out of the ring. Lana stomps on Miz’s back. Lana locks in The Accolade. Lana dodges a roundhouse kick from Asuka. Lana kicks Asuka in the gut. Lana connects with The X-Factor for a two count. Lana shoves Miz. Lana slaps Miz in the face. Asuka applies The Asuka Lock which forces Lana to tap out.
Winner: The Miz & Asuka (SmackDown Live) via Submission
WWE Mixed Match Challenge 2018 Standings
Team Country Dominance (Bobby Lashley & Mickie James) 2-0
Team Monster Eclipse (Braun Strowman & Ember Moon) 2-0
Team BNB’ (Finn Balor & Bayley) 1-1
Team Mahalica (Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox) 0-2
Team Pawz (Bobby Roode & Natalya) 0-2
Team Awe-Suka (The Miz & Asuka) 2-0
Team Fenomenal Flair (AJ Styles & Charlotte Flair) 2-0
Team Day One Glow (Jimmy Uso & Naomi) 1-1
Team Ravishing Rusev Day (Rusev & Lana) 0-2
Team Fabulous Truth (R-Truth & Carmella) 0-2