Strowman & Moon vs. Owens & Natalya and Styles & Flair vs. Uso & Naomi in the first week of WWE MMC: Season 2
The explosive first episode of WWE Mixed Match Challenge: Season 2 will feature Braun Strowman & Ember Moon against the Canadian combination of Kevin Owens & Natalya and WWE Champion AJ Styles & Charlotte Flair against the returning husband-and-wife team of Jimmy Uso & Naomi. The new season of WWE MMC premieres tonight at 10 ET/7 PT, streaming LIVE exclusively on Facebook Watch.
With the return of WWE MMC to Tuesday nights, WWE 205 Live will be moving to Wednesday nights at 7/6 C, streaming on the award-winning WWE Network, followed by WWE NXT at 8/7 C and the Mae Young Classic at 9/8 C.
Last season, Strowman & Alexa Bliss were absolutely dominant as a mixed match tandem, boasting an incredible combination of viciousness, intensity and confidence that made them the favorites to win the tournament from day one. Following the news that The Goddess of WWE suffered an arm injury at the hands of Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at WWE Hell in a Cell, however, The Monster Among Men will find himself side-by-side with a new partner in his week one showdown. Will he find the same chemistry with the explosive Ember Moon as he did with Five Feet of Fury?
In their way stands the powerhouse combination of Kevin Owens & Natalya. Though KO & The Queen of Harts possess very different in-ring philosophies, no one can deny their potential for greatness if they can get on the same page. Moreover, the hard-hitting ability and nefarious nature of Owens mixed with the talent and experience of the third-generation Queen of Harts may prove to be the perfect combination to overcome any opponents.
Of all the newly-formed teams grabbing the attention of the WWE Universe, perhaps no team in WWE MMC emerge with such high expectations on their backs as WWE Champion AJ Styles & Charlotte Flair. Last season, The Queen reached the Finals of the inaugural MMC alongside Bobby Roode. Now that she has The Phenomenal One watching her back, the Styles-Flair alliance might just be unstoppable.
Not if the team of Jimmy Uso & Naomi have anything to say about it, however. Although they fell short against Team Little Big in the Quarterfinals last season, Jimmy & Naomi’s biggest single advantage that this explosive duo has heading back into the competition remains the same. While most of the other teams need to build a relationship to coexist, their status as a married couple assures that that chemistry is already in place. Add to that the fact that Uso is battled-tested as a tag team specialist, a five-time Tag Team Champion overall, and Naomi is a two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion, and you just may have the team that can defeat the seemingly undefeatable.
An exciting new season of WWE Mixed Match Challenge will stream live in the United States and for the first time in Germany, Mexico, Australia, France, Indonesia, Philippines, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam. The 14-episode series will air on Facebook Watch and feature WWE Superstars from Raw and SmackDown LIVE competing in a round robin-style elimination competition in which all teams will face each other, with each match following traditional Mixed Tag Team Match rules: When tagged, male Superstars face off with the opposing team’s male competitor, and female Superstars battle fellow female competitors.
Find out which teams will be victorious when the ground-breaking WWE Mixed Match Challenge competition returns, streaming LIVE exclusively on Facebook Watch immediately after SmackDown LIVE, tonight at 10 ET/7 PT, with a special WWE MMC Pre-Show at 9:50 ET.