WWE MMC results, Nov. 27, 2018: Finn Bálor & Bayley and Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox advance to WWE MMC Playoff Semifinals
The WWE Mixed Match Challenge Playoffs kicked off with two huge Quarterfinal matchups, as Finn Bálor & Bayley advanced to the Semifinals with a victory over Bobby Lashley & Mickie James, and Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox moved on with a win against Curt Hawkins & Ember Moon.
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Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox def. Curt Hawkins & Ember Moon
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.
Next week, the MMC Playoffs will see The Miz & Asuka battle the husband/wife team of Jimmy Uso & Naomi as the Quarterfinals continue.
Finn Bálor & Bayley def. Bobby Lashley & Mickie James
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.
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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.
Next week, the MMC Playoffs will continue with R-Truth & Carmella against Jeff Hardy and Charlotte Flair in a Quarterfinals Match.
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