5 Major Implications of the Mixed Match Challenge
After the considerable success of the first season of WWE's Mixed Match Challenge, the second season hasn't lived up to expectations. Teams such as Lashley & Mickie James facing elimination, along with the mid-season replacements of reputed stars were detrimental to the show. Alexa Bliss, AJ Styles and Kevin Owens were amongst those who were replaced due to various injuries, leading to a decrease of star power in the Mixed Match Challenge.
After weeks of entertainment, we have our last four teams facing off against each other for a spot in the finals. With WWE making the overall victory even more sweeter with a 'paid vacation' along with the chance to enter the Royal Rumble at number 30, competitors have to give their all in possibly sealing an indirect ticket to Wrestlemania 35.
Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox face off against the pair of Finn Balor and Bayley, while reigning champions Aweska (Asuka and the Miz) face off against Carmella and R-Truth. While the matches are set for the next couple of weeks, we try to decode what WWE has in plan for the superstars still active in MMC Season 2 right now
#5 Carmella/R-Truth and Fox/Mahal
Even before the semi-finals of the WWE Mixed Match Challenge get underway, two teams are already out of the running, considering the prize of entering the Royal Rumble at Number 30. With neither of the four competitors being household names, it is highly unlikely that the WWE would be investing their time upon these two teams from Raw and Smackdown.
Carmella and R-Truth initially seemed to be the work of lazy writing. But this has proven to be a masterstroke with both of them gaining the support of the fans. Carmella's current run adds up to her impressive 2018 after clinching her first Women's championship earlier in the year.
While Carmella and R-Truth have arguably been the stand-out team of this year's competition, with the seven-second dance break being one of the highlights, they are sure to settle for a semi-final exit to the formidable team of the hot favorites, Miz and Asuka.