WWE reveals injury for Samoa Joe, New Mixed Match Challenge team set for next week

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WWE reveals injury for Samoa Joe

WWE.com is reporting that Samoa Joe suffered an injury to his right foot during last night’s RAW in Memphis and has been pulled from the Mixed Match Challenge show as a result.

WWE Senior Ringside Physician Dr. Chris Amann provided more details on Joe’s injury.

“During his match, [Samoa Joe] felt a pop at the bottom of his [right] foot. We took a look and believe he has a plantar fascia rupture, which is a thick tissue rupture under the foot. We will get an MRI to confirm. Treatment includes a period of immobilization in a boot with crutches and platelet rich plasma injections.”

WWE did not address if the injury will cause Joe to miss the Royal Rumble match.

New Mixed Match Challenge teams set for next week

WWE revealed two new teams for the Mixed Match Challenge starting up next week.

Elias will team with Bayley, while Shinsuke Nakamura will team with Natalya.

Samoa Joe was originally scheduled to team with Bayley, put was pulled due to injury.

The updated teams are as follows:

* Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss
* Bobby Roode and Charlotte Flair
* Finn Balor and Sasha Banks
* Rusev and Lana
* Jimmy Uso and Naomi
* Apollo Crews and Nia Jax
* The Miz and Asuka
* Goldust and Alicia Fox
* Elias and Bayley
* Shinsuke Nakamura and Natalya