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Beginning in January, WWE will stream live a new show exclusively on Facebook every Tuesday night at 10:00 PM (which goes head-to-head with 205 Live unless something changes) called "Mixed Match Challenge".  It's basically a mixed tag tournament with male and female competitors from both brands teaming with each other, with the winning team getting $100,000 for the charity of their choice.  There will also be a fan vote to fill out the final slots for the tournament (they're already teasing that you can vote for which member of The New Day you want to see involved).  The show will run for 12 weeks.  It's a nice concept for the online space, but there just aren't enough hours in the day for a responsible adult to watch all of this content.

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Facebook and WWE to launch LIVE in-ring series, Mixed Match Challenge, exclusively on Facebook Watch

Facebook and WWE today announced a new in-ring series, Mixed Match Challenge, that will stream live in the U.S. exclusively on Facebook on Tuesday nights beginning Jan.16 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT. The 12-episode series will air on Facebook Watch and feature WWE Superstars from both the Raw and SmackDown LIVE rosters competing in a single-elimination mixed tag-team tournament to win $100,000 to support the charity of their choice.

Check out the Mixed Match Challenge Facebook page

Each 20-minute episode will reflect a progressive approach to production, with elements optimized for mobile consumption, experimentation and social interaction, including the ability for the WWE Universe to engage with Superstars during the show. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to select matchups, match stipulations and more, on Facebook.

“As we continue to expand our strategic partnership with Facebook, this new series, Mixed Match Challenge, jointly reflects our innovative approach to content distribution and fan engagement,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. “This show will deliver the action and excitement our passionate fan base is accustomed to while offering new production elements and social experiences that only Facebook can provide.”

“As a leader in entertainment innovation, WWE is an ideal partner to demonstrate how the live sports viewing experience can be reimagined on Facebook Watch,” said Dan Reed, Facebook Head of Global Sports Partnerships. “Mixed Match Challenge is a new competition produced specifically to take advantage of the reach, interaction and ongoing engagement enabled by our platform. Fans will be able to directly influence and interact with the in-ring action, follow the rivalries and storylines in between events, and connect with one another as the drama unfolds. We're excited for the WWE community to come together on our platform to watch some of the biggest Raw and SmackDown Live Superstars and engage with WWE like never before.”

“Mixed Match Challenge demonstrates WWE’s flexibility in creating and producing compelling content across platforms in a media landscape that is evolving each day,” said Jayar Donlan, WWE Executive Vice President, Digital & Social Content. “The social interaction leading up to and during each show will connect WWE Superstars with our massive fan base on Facebook in more ways than ever before.”

Mixed Match Challenge Participants

Mixed Match Challenge is a Raw vs. SmackDown LIVE tournament where male and female Superstars team up to determine which combination of strength, skill, athleticism and experience reigns supreme.

Fans will have the opportunity to vote on Facebook for the final competitor from the Raw roster, as well as which tag team member of The New Day will be added to the SmackDown LIVE roster. Teams will be announced beginning Thursday, Jan. 4.

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I hope this isn't what came out of the focus group that I passed on. The one that my wife hasn't heard the end of because I'm broke and could use the money they offered me for my opinion.



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Superstar wrote: I hope this isn't what came out of the focus group that I passed on. The one that my wife hasn't heard the end of because I'm broke and could use the money they offered me for my opinion.
I doubt it.  HHH has talked about using Facebook live streaming better for a while now, and that focus group was just like 2 months ago.  Nothing moves that quickly.



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This is the best they could come up with? Mixed Tag?

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Variety reported that Facebook is paying WWE for distribution of the new Mixed Match Challenge series. The series will air for 12 weeks and will be added to the WWE Network VOD section after a certain window has passed.



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Principal_Raditch wrote: This is the best they could come up with? Mixed Tag?
It's supposed to be extra content for the super hardcore fans, something that is completely missable for those of us who have lives and can't spend 18 hours a week on WWE.  I think it's fine.



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I'll probably check it out once it hits VOD

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PWinsider is reporting that 205 Live will be pushed back to 10:30 PM for the 12 weeks that the "Mixed Match Challenge" airs. It shows you how far that has fallen in WWE's eyes that they're prioritizing a Facebook live stream over something on WWE Network.



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This sounds...... not all that interesting (and probably nothing more than a way to further match up Enzo with Nia).



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This is pure garbage and stinks. This shit now has no resemblance to the "wrestling:" I watched in the 70's, 80's and 90's.

These new wrestlers don't look intimidating and couldn't get "heat" if they lit their asses on fire.

Just acrobatic female and male models, hoping the TV time they get somehow gets them "noticed" by Hollywood and they go the way of The Rock.

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carpetbeggar wrote: This is pure garbage and stinks. This shit now has no resemblance to the "wrestling:" I watched in the 70's, 80's and 90's.

These new wrestlers don't look intimidating and couldn't get "heat" if they lit their asses on fire.

Just acrobatic female and male models, hoping the TV time they get somehow gets them "noticed" by Hollywood and they go the way of The Rock.

Preach it, brother.  Gospel.



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carpetbeggar wrote: This is pure garbage and stinks. This shit now has no resemblance to the "wrestling:" I watched in the 70's, 80's and 90's.

These new wrestlers don't look intimidating and couldn't get "heat" if they lit their asses on fire.

Just acrobatic female and male models, hoping the TV time they get somehow gets them "noticed" by Hollywood and they go the way of The Rock.


Mixed tag team matches were a staple of the mid-card in the 1970s.

I'm sure you will be eagerly awaiting WWE's next tournament: The Lord Littlebrook Invitational



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The real-life husband and wife teams of Rusev and Lana and Jimmy Uso and Naomi are among the first pairings to be announced for the tournament.



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Sami Zayn and Beck Lynch are the latest team announced for the WWE Mixed Match Challenge.

Previously announced:

*Bayley and Elias.

*Goldust and Alicia Fox

*Asuka and The Miz.

*Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss.

*Bobby Roode and Charlotte Flair.

*Sasha Banks and Finn Balor.

*Rusev and Lana.

*Jimmy Uso and Naomi.

*Apollo Crews and Nia Jax.

Shinsuke Nakamura and Natalya.



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