10/23/18 WWE Mixed Match Challenge Coverage: Miz/Asuka vs. Uso/Naomi; Balor/Bayley vs. Roode/Natalya

Oct 23, 2018 - by Michael Riba

The show opens with a preview of tonight’s matches and then Michael Cole, Renee Young, and Vic Joseph welcome us to the show.

Match #1 – Mixed Match Challenge Tournament Match: B’N’B (Finn Balor and Bayley) vs. Team Pawz (Bobby Roode and Natalya)
Balor and Roode start the match and Balor offers to switch his jacket for Roode’s robe. Roode agrees and then they do each other’s taunts. Balor goes for a quick DDT on Roode, who is stuck in Balor’s jacket, but Roode gets away and tags in Natalya. Bayley enters as well and takes Natalya down with a headlock take down. Natalya turns it into a head-scissors hold, but Bayley fights to her feet and applies a wrist-lock. Natalya counters into one of her own and goes behind, but Bayley counters right back. Natalya takes Bayley to the mat and goes for a quick cover, but Bayley quickly kicks out. Bayley comes back with her own roll-up, but Natalya kicks out at two. Natalya sends Bayley to the floor and begins to run the ropes, but Roode tags in to stop her. Balor rolls Roode up, but only gets two. Balor delivers a dropkick to Roode and then delivers an uppercut in the corner.
Roode comes back with a Blockbuster from the ropes and goes for the cover, but Balor kicks out at two. Roode delivers a chop to Balor, but Balor comes back with a Slingblade. Balor drops Roode to the mat again and goes for the cover, but Natalya breaks it up at two. Bayley takes Natalya down and sends her to the floor. Natalya pulls Bayley to the floor and they take each other down with a clothesline. Roode delivers a spine-buster to Balor and goes for the cover, but Balor kicks out at two. Roode goes up top and goes for Balor’s Coup De Grace, but Balor moves. Balor takes Roode down and then hits the COup De Grace himself and gets the pin fall.
Winners: B’N’B
After the match, we see that Monster Eclipse (Braun Strowman and Ember Moon) will take on Mahalicia (Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox) on next week’s show.

Match #2 – Mixed Match Challenge Tournament Match: Day One Glow (Jimmy Uso and Naomi) vs. Awe-Ska (The Miz and Asuka)
Naomi and Asuka start the match and lock up. Asuka applies a wrist-lock and then drops Naomi to the mat. Naomi gets t her feet and both women go for a hip attack, but neither connects. They dance a little bit and Miz gets angry because Asuka hugged Naomi. Miz says there’s no hugging in wrestling and tags in. Jimmy says everybody hugs and gives a hug to Naomi and Asuka. They all three try to hug Miz, bur he gets out of the ring. Miz tries to leave, but Jimmy pulls him back into the ring and applies bear hug. Jimmy keeps control and slams Miz to the mat. Jimmy goes up top, but Miz knocks him down. Miz applies a headlock, but Jimmy gets free and delivers a superkick. Asuka and Naomi tag in and Naomi delivers a kick to the midsection. Asuka comes back with a kick of her own, but Naomi connects with an enzuiguri. Miz and Jimmy tags back in and Jimmy takes advantage. Jimmy delivers a Samoan Drop and goes for a hip attack, but Miz counters with a big boot.
Naomi keeps Asuka grounded and then Jimmy drops Miz with an uppercut. Jimmy and Naomi deliver hip attacks in the corner and Miz and Asuka roll to the floor. Jimmy runs the ropes, but Miz catches him with a forearm. Naomi takes Asuka down on the floor, but Miz gets into the ring and drops Jimmy with the Skull Crushing Finale for the pin fall.
Winners: Awe-Ska
After the match, we see that Fenomenal Flair (AJ Styles and Charlotte Flair) will take on Ravishing Rusev Day (Rusev and Lana) on next week’s show.

Mixed Match Challenge Tournament Standings:

Raw Division:
1. Monster Eclipse (Braun Strowman and Ember Moon): 2-0
1. Country Dominance (Bobby Lashley and Mickie James): 2-0
3. B’N’B (Finn Balor and Bayley): 2-1
4. Mahalicia (Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox): 0-2
5. Team Pawz (Bobby Roode and Natalya): 0-3

Smackdown Division:
1. Awe-Ska (The Miz and Asuka): 3-0
2. Fenomenal Flair (AJ Styles and Charlotte Flair): 2-0
3. Day One Glow (Jimmy Uso and Naomi): 1-2
4. The Fabulous Truth (R-Truth and Carmella): 0-2
4. Ravishing Rusev Day (Rusev and Lana): 0-2

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