This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episodes of the WWE Mixed Match Challenge and WWE 205 Live. Tonight on Facebook Watch we have Rusev and his wife Lana taking on Bobby Roode and WWE Smackdown Women's champion Charlotte, then on the WWE Network we have the first semi final match of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament when Cedric Alexander faces Roderick Strong and much more so be sure to come back here at 10 PM EST after Smackdown! Live for all of the action!
Mixed Match Challenge
Rusev & Lana vs Bobby Roode & Charlotte
They start with a shoving match before Lana slaps Bobby, then Bobby and Charlotte send Lana and Rusev out of the ring with chops. Lana and Charlotte start the off, Lana doing surprisingly well in the beginning until Charlotte comes back with a fall away slam and tags Roode in. Roode drops Rusev with a series of clotheslines and a blockbuster off of the second turnbuckle before they exchange two counts. Rusev puts Roode in a rear naked choke that he fights out of before Rusev mocks Roode and misses a splash, allowing Roode to tag Charlotte in. Charlotte hits Lana with a series of chops and a boot before locking in the Figure Eight, but Rusev drags Lana out of the ring before she can tap.
Charlotte slaps Rusev before Lana rolls her up for a near fall, Rusev and Roode get the tag before Rusev sends him out of the ring and Charlotte chops Rusev repeatedly, but he laughs it off. Roode then sneaks in behind Rusev and turns him around and hits the Glorious DDT for the pin and the win.
Winner: Bobby Roode & Charlotte defeat Rusev & Lana via pinfall when Roode pins Rusev with the Glorious DDT.
Hideo Itami & Akira Tozawa vs Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik
Lince starts the match off with Akira by grappling before they exchange arm drags until Lince tags Metalik in. Akira hits a huricanrrana before tagging Hideo in, then Metalik drops Hideo before tagging Lince back in. Lince hits a standing moonsault for a quick two count before Hideo hits a kitchen sink and drops Lince with a series of kicks. Hideo tags Akira in and he stomps on Lince in the corner before they start tagging in and out and keeping Lince isolated in their half of the ring. Lince tags Metalik in and Metalik hits a sling blade and a series of kicks that drops Hideo before Metalik injures his leg and Hideo focuses on it.
Hideo then hits a variation of the Riott Kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Hideo Itami & Akira Tozawa defeat Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado when Hideo pins Gran Metalik with a windup kick.
-Jack Gallagher gas a squash match against local talent in under two minutes.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Semi-Final Match
Cedric Alexander vs Roderick Strong
They grapple to start the match before locking up for a clean break, then Cedric hits a huricanrrana into a dropkick for a quick two count. Strong comes back with a series of chops before they exchange strikes until Strong catches Cedric on the top and sends him down onto the mat. Strong tries to keep the high flying Cedric close to the mat until Cedric comes back with a springboard cutter for a near fall. Cedric hits a Michinoku driver for a near fall before Strong counters the Lumbar Check and gets a near fall. Cedric hits the Lumbar Check for a near fall, Strong getting his foot on the bottom rope before Strong drops Cedric across the top turnbuckle and to the floor.
Cedric gets back in the ring at the count of nine before Strong hits a superplex for a very close near fall, then they exchange forearms until Strong hits a knee into the End of Heartache for a very close near fall, Cedric getting his foot on the bottom rope. They then exchange right hands until Cedric counters the End of Heartache into a roll up for the pin and the win.
Winner: Cedric Alexander defeats Roderick Strong via pinfall with a roll up to advance to the finals of the WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament.