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.