Who Will Join Finn Balor Team With In WWE’s Mixed Match Challenge?

Who Will Join Finn Balor Team With In WWE’s Mixed Match Challenge?

Finn Balor & Sasha Banks have been announced as the second RAW team for the WWE Mixed Match Challenge, which kicks off on January 16th via Facebook Watch. They join RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss & Braun Strowman as red brand teams confirmed. Bobby Roode & SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair are the only SmackDown team confirmed as of this writing.

 

Above is video of the new team with RAW General Manager Kurt Angle and below is WWE’s announcement:

Finn Bálor & Sasha Banks to join forces at WWE Mixed Match ChallengeRaw 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.

Add to the mix their larger-than-life personas and you have a fierce combination capable of taking any team to task in the Mixed Match Challenge.

Together, Bálor and Banks will compete in an innovative Facebook Watch exclusive tournament, where unlikely male-female WWE Superstar pairings will attempt to win $100,000 for their charity.

Check back with WWE.com to learn other #WWEMMC combinations as they become available. Follow WWE Mixed Match Challenge on Facebook for updates, and find out how you can impact the show’s matchups, stipulations and more along the way. WWE Mixed Match Challenge begins Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 10 ET/7 PT


Finn Balor’s WWE Mixed Match Challenge partner announced

The WWE’s Mixed Match Challenge is approaching in the next few weeks, as the tournament is set to kick off on January 16th streaming live on Facebook Watch.

The concept pairs one female Superstar with a male Superstar as a team, and they compete against teams from both Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live in a tournament style. Those teams will only be used for the tournament and will not be used on either Monday or Tuesday nights as of this writing.

In the past few days both Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan have announced some teams from their brands; including RAW’s team of Alexa Bliss and Braun Strowman, and SmackDown Live’s teams of Bobby Roode & Charlotte Flair and Rusev & Lana.

Earlier today (Thurs. January 4, 2018) WWE made another team official for RAW, which will likely be a fan favorite, as Finn Balor and Sasha Banks were paired up with one another.

WWE released the following video of Kurt Angle telling Banks that Balor would be her partner, a decision both really seemed to enjoy:

Here’s WWE’s official statement on the team being made:

“Finn Bálor & Sasha Banks to join forces at WWE 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.

“Add to the mix their larger-than-life personas and you have a fierce combination capable of taking any team to task in the Mixed Match Challenge.

“Together, Bálor and Banks will compete in an innovative Facebook Watch exclusive tournament, where unlikely male-female WWE Superstar pairings will attempt to win $100,000 for their charity.

“Check back with WWE.com to learn other #WWEMMC combinations as they become available. Follow WWE Mixed Match Challenge on Facebook for updates, and find out how you can impact the show’s matchups, stipulations and more along the way.

“WWE Mixed Match Challenge begins Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 10 ET/7 PT, exclusively on Facebook Watch.

What are your thoughts on the pairing of Finn Balor and Sasha Banks for the WWE Mixed Match Challenge? How far do you think this duo can make it in the tournament? And would you have liked to see Finn or Sasha paired with anybody else? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!

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