The Monster & The Moon take on Team B’n’B to see who stays undefeated in the Mixed Match Challenge! Plus, The Fenomenal Flair VS The FABULOUS Truth!
- Braun Strowman & Ember Moon VS Finn Balor & Bayley; Strowman & Moon win.
- AJ Styles & Charlotte Flair VS R-Truth & Carmella; Styles & Flair win.
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It’s week 4 of Mixed Match Challenge Season 2!
The round robin means no rest for the weary as Team B’n’B must compete again already after scoring a win over #Mahalicia last week. But their small win streak is already in danger as they go up against The Monster Among Men and the War Goddess! Will Balor & Bayley #GetTheseHands? Or will they be #TooSweet for Strowman & Moon?
Meanwhile, the #FenomenalFlair is a bit worse for wear after SmackDown earlier tonight. Charlotte fought so hard to regain the SmackDown Women’s Championship, but couldn’t take advantage of Becky Lynch not having Champion’s Advantage. Then they went crashing through the stage’s LED wall via Charlotte’s vicious Spear! AJ Styles himself isn’t at 100%, he had a grueling match with Samoa Joe at Super Show Down as well as a very competitive match with The Gold Standard, Shelton Benjamin. Is this the time for the FABULOUS Truth to strike and get on the board while bringing the undefeated duo down?
Unfortunately, there is a setback in the Raw Block.
After Kevin Owens had a match with a much more brutal Bobby Lashley, the Prizefighter is no longer able to compete and must drop out of the Mixed Match Challenge! This leaves the Queen of Harts, Natalya, without a partner! Who will be available to replace him in the remaining 10 weeks of competition?
Not one to be left out of the conversation, Lio Rush walks in, chanting for his man, “Lashley! Lashley!” The Manager of the Hour heard all the talk, and says that he has his own update on Kevin Owens: “He’s done!” It doesn’t matter who Natty gets, because #CountryDominance, Mickie & Bobby, came to dominate, came to collect, and obviously came to win. Will the 23 year old piece of gold’s confidence in Mickie-Bobby cause their downfall? Or will they have that much of an easier time making it to the finals at WWE TLC?
Backstage interview with #MonsterEclipse.
They respond to Team B’n’B’s claims from last week that they’re not worried at all about this match-up. Their plan for defeating Balor & Bayley is no different than their plan from last week against Team Pawz, nor from Strowman’s plan to defeat The Shield from last night’s Raw. And Ember beat Nia Jax, a huge accomplishment. Strowman & Moon feel pretty good, Balor & Bayley are no match for them. Will they succeed in their mission? Or will the underdogs surprise them?
Braun Strowman & Ember Moon VS Finn Balor & Bayley!
After this match, there will be one less undefeated team in the MMC round robin! Will it be #MonsterEclipse or Team B’n’B that will #GetThisLoss?
Indianapolis chant “Get These Hands!” for Strowman, but then “Too Sweet! Woop Woop!” for Finn. The teams sort out and it’ll be ladies first. Ember and Bayley hear the dueling chants as they circle. They tie up and go around, but Ember gets the headlock. Bayley powers out but Ember runs her over with a shoulder. Ember runs but things speed up and Bayley hip tosses. Ember lands on her feet to arm-drag but Bayley comse back with a shoulder. Bayley smiles but Ember kips up, so Bayley runs her over again. Ember rolls away and fans fire up as Bayley throws up Too Sweets. Finn returns them and fans start singing “Hey~ we want some Bayley~!” Bayley encourages it, but Strowman tags in. Finn enters as “Get These Hands!” takes over.
Finn kicks Strowman’s leg, then dodges the hands. Strowman still grabs Finn and puts him in a corner. Finn slips out then kicks back, but Strowman comes running back in. Finn dodges and Ember rushes in. Bayley enters and Finn gives her a boost for the headscissors! Ember and Bayley go out, then Finn gets moving. He hits Strowman with all his weight but Strowman simply staggers. Finn tries again but runs into a hand! Strowman clubs him down with the other hand! Strowman drags Finn up for a neck wrench! Finn endures while Strowman says “Nobody gets out of these hands!” Fans rally up while we see The Fabulous Truth warming up to face “Ric Flair.” Carmella has to correct Truth, again.
But back in the ring, Strowman shifts to a chinlock and pulls on Finn’s head. Bayley rallies the fans for Finn and Finn gets up. Strowman shoves Finn and runs him over with one arm! Cover with just a foot, ONE! Strowman stalks Finn, then taunts Bayley that she’d love to save him. He kicks Finn then whips him corner to corner hard! Strowman roars while Finn crawls on the mat. Strowman toys with Finn but fans rally up. Finn fights back but it’s not enough, as Strowman headbutts him and then grinds a boot into the corner. Strowman drags Finn up and scoops him. Finn slips out, but can’t get the leg takedown. Strowman lifts and Finn slips out again. Finn reaches for Bayley but Strowman holds him back. Finn is fingertips away from Bayley, but Strowman whips him to the Monster Eclipse corner.
Strowman runs in but into boots, and Finn runs out. Strowman catches Finn again to power him into an open corner! Finn crumples while Strowman sneers. Bayley and fans rally, Indy wants some Bayley. Strowman runs in but Finn dodges, hot tag to Bayley! Ember comes in but it’s Bayley who rallies with lariats. Bayley puts Ember on the outside for the hotshot! Ember gets up and dodges Bayley but Bayley goes up and over. Ember catches Bayley and gives a shout out to Strowman, for a gutbuster! Bayely gets to a corner while Ember howls. Ember hits a big back elbow, but then Bayley follows up with a big knee! Bayley runs but Ember dodges, springboard crossbody! Cover, TWO! Ember glares while Strowman argues with the ref.
Ember drags Bayley up but Bayley ear claps her. Bayley runs to rock Ember with another knee! Cover, TWO! Bayley throws forearms, so Ember responds. Ember then counters to kick, kick and enziguri! Ember hurries to a corner but Bayley knows what this means and yanks her right off. Bayley blocks the kick and spins Ember into the Bayley2Belly! Cover, but Strowman yanks Ember out from under! Strowman tags in while Bayley protests. Finn returns but is still pretty sore. But he dodges Strowman to send him into the post! Strowman staggers while Finn climbs up. Finn leaps to double stomp Strowman on the back! Strowman goes down, and Finn hurries to go back up! Fans fire up, but Strowman narrowly avoids Coup de Grace! Bayley wipes Ember out with a flying crossbody! MONSTER SLAM for Finn! Cover, Monster Eclipse wins!
Winners: Strowman & Moon, Braun Strowman pinning
The Monster and his War Goddess are on a roll! They’re the first 2-0 team in this entire tournament, will they be the team to go all the way?
Natalya speaks on needing a replacement partner.
The Queen of Harts is confident she’ll be ready for #CountryDominance, though she’ll need a new pair of paws to tag to. But who?
Country Dominance responds to this news.
Lio Rush knows that “My man,” Bobby Lashley, and Mickie of the Hour, are on their way back to dominate. Mickie knows Natty will need more than two paws to beat them. As for Kevin, their man, Lashley beat him down and out. It doesn’t matter who is in, because this team will win. Will Natty’s new partner big someone that can spoil the win streak of Mickie-Bobby? Or will that new partner simply feel the #VeteranImpact?
AJ Styles & Charlotte Flair VS R-Truth & Carmella!
The FABULOUS Truth may be a bit out of sync because of Truth’s general confusion, but they’re still in great shape to take on the battered and bruised #FenomenalFlair. Is this the beginning of a FABULOUS comeback? Or will even a wounded Queen and tired Phenomenal One still be able to come out on top?
Naturally, Charlotte is careful with that bad arm, but Truth & Carmella tease Styles for forgetting to help with the ropes. Truth and Carmella asks Indy, “What’s up?!” but then Charlotte counters with “WOO~!” “What’s up?!” “WOO~!” And repeat. The fans were going along with both, so they move on to the match. The men start and Truth makes a point to help Carmella through the ropes. Truth and Styles circle and tie up, and Truth gets a headlock. He’s very proud of that, but Styles powers out. Things speed up but Truth holds ropes to stop himself. Truth fakes out Styles’ jump, but Styles says he almost tricked Truth.
Truth decides to break it down with a dance break, and Styles shows he’s got some ol’ running man moves! Now it’s on, as Truth does the Floss. Styles pops and locks, so Truth hits the Shoot. Time for a real dance break as the ladies tag in. Carmella does a fabulous floss, Carmella just struts like the Nature Boy. Charlotte does her best to twerk, and then she brings in the cabbage patch. Carmella splits, Truth jumps and splits over her. Charlotte shows her splits and a shimmy, but now it’s on Styles. Can Styles split? He jumps, but no. It just hurts. Well he has kids. Carmella throws Styles with a headscissors! But then covers up when Charlotte shows chop. It’s a stand off as fans “WOO~!” Charlotte backs off, that arm can’t chop anyway. But she still does!
The Flair chops knock Carmella off her feet, and Charlotte dares her to come back for more. Carmella tentatively enters but then runs when Charlotte gives chase. They go around the ring, and around again, and then again. Fans are liking this Indianapolis 5. Carmella gets in the ring but then Charlotte finally catches her. Charlotte wants the Figure Four but Carmella pushes her away. Carmella wants a time out but there’s no such thing, Charlotte baseball slides her down! Charlotte puts Carmella in and gets her in a big back suplex. She goes for the legs again but Carmella pushes her away. Charlotte turns around to jackknife, TWO as Carmella puts on the Code of Silence!
Carmella squeezes but Charlotte endures. Charlotte powers up and lifts Carmella, but Carmella victory rolls. TWO, double clotheslines take them out! Jimmy & Naomi are watching and commenting, confident they can win against Fabulous Truth. Carmella and Charlotte crawl for their corners, and get the hot tags! Styles rallies on Truth and hits a big corner clothesline. He fireman’s carry to Ushigoroshi! Cover, but Carmella breaks it. Styles scolds Carmella but then Charlotte chases her off again. Truth pops up to kick low and run, for the Scissor Kick! Cover, but Charlotte drags him off! The favor was returned, but then Carmella gives a FABULOUS Kick to Charlotte! Styles is up, but he hits Truth. He wants the Clash, but Truth back drops. Carmella helps Truth resist the sunset flip, but then Charlotte comes to trip Carmella! The cover, Fenomenal Flair wins!
Winners: Styles & Flair, AJ Styles pinning
They may not be at 100%, but the champion and Queen are still victorious! They’re the first 2-0 team for SmackDown, will they make it all the way to WWE TLC? And will the Fabulous Truth ever get on the board?