— WWE (@WWE) January 9, 2018
WWE continues with the latest announcements of new couples for the tournament that will be held exclusively on Facebook Watch, WWE Mixed Match Challenge. This time, he revealed through a video that the next SmackDown Live team will be formed by Sami Zayn and former SmackDown Live Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch.
In the video that you have provided to the company, you can see how Lynch knows the news on arrival to the SmackDown Live recordings tonight. Before entering the show he has been signing autographs for the fans. One of these fans has turned out to be Sami Zayn, who was disguised. Zayn told Lynch that he needed a partner, after which both have been happy with the news. Zayn arrives as former NXT champion, while Lynch counts on his résumé with two ostentations of the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship.
So far there are announced 11 teams, 6 of RAW and 5 of SmackDown Live. By the red mark, all the participants are already present, with the revelation of the team of Bayley and Elias today. In SmackDown Live it only remains to know the companion of Carmella, which will come out of a vote between the three members of The New Day: Kofi Kingston, Big E or Xavier Woods. Then we leave you with a list of the teams announced so far:
- Alexa Bliss and Braun Strowman
- Sasha Banks and Finn Bálor
- Nia Jax and Apollo Crews
- Asuka and The Miz
- Alicia Fox and Goldust
- Bayley and Elias
- Charlotte Flair and Bobby Roode
- Lana and Rusev
- Naomi and Jimmy Use
- Natalya and Shinsuke Nakamura
- Becky Lynch and Sami Zayn
- Big E and Carmella
Mixed Match Challenge is a program that will be broadcast every Tuesday night in the United States through the Facebook Live platform, beginning its first episode on January 16. The series will consist of 12 episodes that will last 20 minutes, in which fans will have the opportunity to select battles, fight stipulations and other aspects. The winner of this tournament between RAW and SmackDown LIVE! It will take 100,000 dollars that will go to a charity of your choice.