01st Dec2018

‘WWE Mixed Match Challenge 2×11′ Review

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to this week’s Mixed Match Challenge review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have… more of this. I’ll try to be positive and give it a chance.

Match #1: Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox def. Curt Hawkins & Ember Moon

The following is courtesy of WWE.com:

Just one day after Curt Hawkins – who entered with a 230-match losing streak — was named as the injured Braun Strowman’s replacement in the WWE MMC competition, the unfortunate Superstar’s mistake allowed Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox to pick up a victory over him and Ember Moon in a win-or-go-home Quarterfinal Match. Highlights included Moon and Fox starting the bout with a fury of near-falls, Hawkins surprising Mahal with some solid early offense, Hawkins unwisely choosing to take out The Singh Brothers and open the door for Mahal to take charge with a fierce assault, and Moon tagging back in to unleash her rage on Fox. Just as The Shenom was executing the Eclipse that would have given her team the victory in the final moments, Hawkins unwisely tagged in and attempted to pin Fox himself. His mistake would come back to haunt him after Moon took out The Singh Brothers at ringside and Mahal planted Hawkins with a ring-rattling Khallas for the three-count.

My Take: 2.5 out of 5 – This was nothing fancy, but it was fun, nonetheless.

Match #2: (Main Event) Finn Bálor & Bayley def. Bobby Lashley & Mickie James

The following is courtesy of WWE.com:

In the second Quarterfinal Match of the night, Finn Bálor & Bayley scored a huge victory over Bobby Lashley & Mickie James to advance to the Semifinals of the WWE MMC, where they will collide with Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox. Highlights of the match included Lashley quickly tagging out of the contest to avoid locking up with Bálor (after Lashley, Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin ruthlessly beat down Finn on Monday Night Raw), Mickie unleashing a furious early offense on Bayley, a highly personal beatdown being administered by Bálor on Lashley, Lashley turning the tables on Finn by hurling him off the apron and into the announce table, Bálor taking advantage of Lashley’s showboating outside the ring, Mickie pulling the rug out from under Bayley to deny her opponent the tag, Lashley missing the charge on Finn and flying into the ring post and Bayley tagging in and igniting a fierce brawl with Mickie. When Lio Rush tripped up Bayley in the final moments, Finn was quick to get payback, taking out Lashley and Rush in retaliation outside the ring and clearing the way for Bayley to hit Bayley-to-Belly for the huge win.

My Take: 2.5 out of 5 – Well, that make two matches that were easy to watch and that made sense. The action was good and I think you’ll have fun with it. Huh, that wasn’t painful at all.

Final Verdict: 3/5

Well, I’ll be damned. I had fun with this episode. Cool.

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