Fenomenal Flair def. Day One Glow
Mixed Match Challenge veterans (and happily married couple) Jimmy Uso & Naomi took on Fenomenal Flair — WWE Champion AJ Styles & Charlotte Flair — a pairing that the WWE Universe could not wait to see team up together.
And, well, Styles & Flair proved to be, un-shockingly, phenomenal in their debut as a tag team, even though each was the victim of blindside attacks earlier in the night on SmackDown LIVE. Styles and Jimmy kicked off the bout, and Uso attempted to muscle AJ down. AJ and Jimmy then found themselves deciding on a few gentleman’s agreements, including relinquishing each other’s legs at the same time and tagging in their partners simultaneously.
Two of the most athletic Superstars in WWE then clashed with Naomi and Charlotte going at it in a battle that saw everything from The Queen impersonating some of The Glow’s dance moves to Naomi trying to hit Styles with a dive. AJ caught Naomi, which immediately drew the ire of Jimmy. However, this disagreement gave Flair the opportunity to take out Jimmy and Naomi with a crossbody to the outside of the ring.
In a lightning-quick sequence, Naomi dropped AJ with a hurricanrana, Charlotte applied a Figure-Eight Leglock to Jimmy, and Naomi hit Styles with the Rearview. However, that Rearview proved costly, as it allowed Charlotte the opportunity to down The Glow and trap her in the Figure-Eight to give Fenomenal Flair a tapout victory and a 1-0 start in the round robin competition.