WWE Mixed Match Challenge Results
January 23, 2018
Commentary: Corey Graves, Michael Cole and Beth Phoenix
Results by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
Carmella and Big E are out first to kick off the show tonight in Washington, DC.
Asuka and newly crowned WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz are out next.
We see Corey Graves (with pancakes on his head), Michael Cole and Beth Phoenix at ringside to talk about the second week of the tournament on Facebook Watch.
Backstage, Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan thank everyone for the first week being a big success. I believe Bryan touted over 30 million views for all content last week.
Big E and Carmella vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz and Asuka
We start with Big E and The Miz. Big E catches Miz in an abdominal stretch. Big E slaps the backside of Miz leading a “NEW DAY ROCKS” chant with the DC crowd. Big E catches Miz with an elbow coming off the ropes. Asuka gets the tag and in comes Carmella. Big E grabs a giant “L” from under the ring and hands it to Carmella, telling her to give it to Asuka. Asuka grabs the giant “L” and breaks it apart. Carmella quickly tags Big E back in and The Miz returns. Big E eats a knee from Miz on the ring apron. Miz kicks away at Big E.
Big E with repeated overhead belly-to-belly suplexes to Miz. Miz with his spike DDT to Big E, hooks the leg and Carmella breaks up the pinfall attempt. Asuka is in and kicks away at Carmella. Miz and Asuka with “YES” kicks to Big E and Carmella. Asuka with a big kick that sends Carmella to the outside. Big E blocks a wind up kick from Miz, but Miz fires back with a big boot off the ropes. Big E kicks out during a pinfall attempt.
Rusev and Lana are shown watching the show backstage.
Miz with a neckbreaker to Big E. Miz catches Big E with a big kick to the face. Carmella is yelling at Miz to get out of her face as he throws another kick at Big E. Big E with body shots to Miz. Miz drops Big E over the second rope.
Asuka gets the tag and eats a huge kick from Carmella when Miz was trying to fire up Asuka from the ring apron. Carmella with stomps to Asuka in the corner. Asuka with a series of shots to Carmella and then a big kick to the face.
Asuka gets the armbar locked on Carmella. Carmella taps out.
Winners: The Miz and Asuka
We hear from the teams next week featuring Braun Strowman and RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. Sami Zayn and Becky Lynch.
Back live, Renee Young talks with Asuka and The Miz. Asuka yells something in Japanese. Miz will translate. He claims Asuka said she has learned how to become a winner by him. Miz says they will dominate the Mixed Match Challenge tournament.
Thanks for joining us tonight!