WWE MMC Finals: Carmella & R-Truth win Mixed Match Challenge Season 2 at WWE TLC
Carmella & R-Truth have been spontaneously bursting into dance for a while now just because they feel like it. Now, they have a real reason to boogie, as Princess Mella & The Rapping Superstar outlasted Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox in the Mixed Match Challenge Finals to earn the No. 30 entries in the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble Matches, plus a sweet, all-expenses paid trip to a very unexpected destination.
WWE Mixed Match Challenge Results : Quick Hits
WWE Mixed Match Challenge Results : Full Details
Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox def. Apollo Crews & Bayley
The Mixed Match Challenge hasn’t been around for very long, but that doesn’t make the turnaround of Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox any less impressive, as they rebounded from a dismal three-match losing streak to make the tournament finals … though they have a little bit of serendipity to thank for helping put them over the top.
That would be Apollo Crews’ last-second sub for an injured Finn Bálor, a switch that left Bayley at the disadvantage of trying to build chemistry on the fly with a new partner in a must-win situation. Mahal and Alicia, on the other hand, had finally gelled to the point of being a legitimate threat. After The Huggable One had Bayley-to-Bellied both Singh Brothers and lawn-darted Mahal with a suicide dive, the former Raw Women’s Champion wandered face-first into a big boot from Foxy, who scored the 1-2-3. Was the victory due to the good karma Jinder had obtained from following the teachings of The Great Khali and Ranjin Singh? Was it Alicia Fox’s captaincy? Either way, they’re one step closer to the Royal Rumble No. 30s — or, more pertinently for Foxy, that all-expenses paid vacation.
R-Truth & Carmella def. The Miz & Asuka
All good things come to an end, and the once-unbeatable squad of The Miz & Asuka fell to R-Truth & Carmella in the Mixed Match Challenge Semifinals, snapping any chance they had of repeating as tournament winners. Blame their own internal turmoil for the defeat, as Asuka’s prior loss had left The Awesome One less than confident in his partner’s abilities — despite having watched her brutalize Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch moments before on SmackDown LIVE.
His mood didn’t improve when Asuka joined in on the dance interlude, but if The A-Lister’s flat refusal to tag in his partner did more harm than good, his use of her as a human shield ended up sealing his defeat. The A-Lister fed Asuka straight into a superkick from Carmella, an act of cowardice that led The Empress of Tomorrow to completely destroy her partner, leaving Miz easy pickings for an Unprettier by Truth. So, it’s official: This Sunday will see Tables, Ladders, Chairs … and maybe a dance break, too.
Carmella & R-Truth def. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox to win Season 2 of Mixed Match Challenge
SAN JOSE — Carmella & R-Truth have been spontaneously bursting into dance for a while now just because they feel like it. Now, they have a real reason to boogie, as Princess Mella & The Rapping Superstar outlasted Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox in the Mixed Match Challenge Finals to earn the No. 30 entries in the Men’s and Women’s Royal Rumble Matches, plus a sweet, all-expenses paid trip to a very unexpected destination.
Mahal & Alicia, meanwhile, finally reached the end of their already-shaky partnership, despite having finally found a way to properly motivate Fox to work with Team Jinder — namely, reminding her that a vacation was at stake. Unfortunately, they were on shaky ground from the jump, as Alicia tagged herself in before Jinder seemed to be ready ready, and The Singh Brothers made an ill-advised attempt to get in on Mella and Truth’s dance break that resulted in Truth clobbering both of them and clearing them from the ring.
Alicia’s attempt to assert her captaincy over Truth, of all people, only added to the chaos. And after attempts by Jinder and The Singh Brothers to intervene were thwarted by Truth, Carmella provided the finishing touch by reversing a roll-up into the Code of Silence for the tapout victory. They won the Mixed Match Challenge and get the coveted Royal Rumble entry position. That’s the good news. The bad news, unfortunately, is that Truth, unbeknownst to Carmella, already submitted their vacation request. Which means the MMC Season 2 champions are headed, all-expenses paid, to WWE Headquarters in sunny Stamford, Conn.