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WWE News: Sasha Banks and Finn Bálor paired for Mixed Match Challenge

Simon Cotton
1.56K   //    05 Jan 2018, 06:22 IST

Two Raw Superstars, Two Former Champions
Two Raw Superstars, Two Former Champions

What’s the Story?

Raw Superstars Finn Bálor and Sasha Banks have been announced as a team for the upcoming Mixed Match Challenge.

In Case You Didn’t Know

The WWE Mixed Match Challenge will feature eight teams of WWE superstars from Raw and SmackDown in a tournament competing for $100,000 to be donated to their perspective charity. The show will air exclusively on Facebook at 10 Eastern Time/7 Pacific Time starting on Tuesday, January 16.

The Heart of the Matter

The following is the press release WWE about The Demon King and The Boss teaming up for the Mixed Match Challenge:

Raw General Manager Kurt Angle has revealed that Finn Bálor will team with Sasha Banks at WWE Mixed Match Challenge, a bold dream team that could definitely make the difference for Team Raw in the unprecedented tournament on Facebook Watch.
Whether competing in the history-making WWE Iron Man Match against Bayley in NXT or inside Hell in a Cell against Charlotte Flair, the innovative Banks is the very definition of a trailblazer. With the distinction of being the first-ever Universal Champion and the longest-reigning NXT Champion in history, Bálor is definitely cut from the same cloth as the four-time Raw Women’s Champion.

Bálor and Banks immediately took to social media to announce the team up and build up anticipation for the Mixed Match Challenge.

What’s Next?

With the announcement of Bálor and Banks as a team, that marks four teams entered into the Mixed Match Challenge including Alexa Bliss & Braun Strowman, Charlotte Flair & Bobby Roode and Rusev & Lana.


Author’s Take

The Mixed Match Challenge is an interesting concept and the WWE Superstars seem excited to take part in WWE’s latest venture.

It will be interesting to see which teams WWE puts together before the show finally airs in two weeks.

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Simon Cotton
Freelance Journalist and Photographer, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts.
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