WWE Mixed Match Challenge Results
January 16, 2018
Commentary: Corey Graves, Michael Cole and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
The show immediately goes live with Finn Balor and Sasha Banks heading to the ring.
Renee Young and Byron Saxton are at ringside hyping up tonight’s debut show.
Natalya and Shinsuke Nakamura head to the ring next.
Finn Balor and Sasha Banks vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Natalya
We begin with Sasha Banks and Natalya. Natalya bails to the corner earlier to run away from Banks. She tags in Shinsuke Nakamura and Finn Balor gets the tag. Lock up and Nakamura with a series of counters to work over the arm of Balor. Nakamura backs Balor to the ropes, backs off and tells him to bring it. Balor and Nakamura with more feeling out when Natalya tags herself in. Banks is now back in under mixed tag rules. Banks with a takedown on Natalya and then a big slap to the face. Natalya drops Banks off the top rope, drops her down in an atomic drop and then catches her with a dropkick. Natalya dumps Banks to the corner and throws a series of kicks. Natalya poses smiling.
Nakamura and Natalya regroup on the outside. Banks hits the ropes, dives to the outside and Nakamura catches her. Nakamura puts her on the ring apron. The referee is telling them to get back inside. Banks jumps off the ring apron and catches Natalya. Natalya levels Banks back inside and goes for a pinfall getting a two count.
We see Becky Lynch and Sami Zayn watching backstage.
Natalya catches Banks with a big sitdown scoop slam for another two count. Banks catches Natalya with a kick to the back of the head. Tag to Balor and here comes Nakamura. Balor catches Nakamura with a high elbow off the ropes. Balor with a big chop to Nakamura, but Nakamura responds with a knee to the nose. Balor with a step up kick to the head in the corner. Balor with a modified inverted DDT on Nakamura for a two count. Nakamura with a charging knee to Balor in the corner and props him up top. Nakamura with his high knee to the gut and covers Balor getting another two count. Nakamura drives Balor in a facebuster. Balor with a Sling Blade avoiding a Kinshasa attempt by Nakamura. Balor dropkicks Nakamura into the corner. Balor is going up to the top rope. Natalya hits the ropes to trip up Balor who comes crashing down. Nakamura with a sliding kick to Balor. Banks breaks up the pinfall attempt. Banks dumps Natalya out of the ring and yells at her to stay out. Nakamura goes for Kinshasa and Balor counters sending Nakamura shoulder first into the corner post. Balor tags in Banks. Banks dives off the apron taking out Natalya.
Banks tosses Natalya back inside the ring. Banks with a kick to Natalya. Banks with a Too Sweet gesture to Balor. Balor and Banks with double baseball slide shots to Nakamura and Natalya. Banks has Natalya in the Bank Statement. Natalya taps out.
Winners: Finn Balor and Sasha Banks
We see promos from Carmella, Big E, Asuka and The Miz to hype next week.
Thanks for joining us tonight!