WWE Announces Season Two Of Mixed Match Challenge; Format Change, Full Details

WWE Mixed Match Challenge is returning for a second season.

The show will once again air on Tuesday's following SmackDown on Facebook. A special pre-show will begin at 9:50 p.m. ET, and the new season will last 14 episodes and begin airing on Sept. 18. Season one winners Miz and Asuka will return to defend their crown. 

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Other returning teams include Braun Strowman & Alexa Bliss, Rusev & Lana and Jimmy Uso & Naomi. New teams feature AJ Styles & Charlotte, Finn Balor & Bayley, R-Truth & Carmella, Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox, Kevin Owens & Natalya and Bobby Lashley & Sasha Banks.

Instead of a single elimination format, the tournament will now be done in round robin form. Furthermore, two matches will take place on each episode. The Finals will commence at WWE's Tables, Ladder, and Chairs event on Dec. 16.

You can view the statement WWE put out on their website below.

An exciting new season of WWE Mixed Match Challenge that will stream live in the United States and for the first time in Germany, Mexico, Australia, France, Indonesia, Philippines, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 10 ET/7 PT, with a special WWE MMC Pre-Show starting at 9:50 ET has been announced.

The 14-episode series will air on Facebook Watch and feature WWE Superstars from Raw and SmackDown LIVE competing in a round robin-style Mixed Tag Team Elimination Tournament in which all teams will face each other. Each 30-minute episode will feature two matches.

WWE 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. Each showdown in the competition will follow 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.

The teams from Monday Night Raw will include returning tandem Braun Strowman & Alexa Bliss as well as new combinations, including Bobby Lashley & Sasha Banks, Finn Bálor & Bayley, Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox and fellow Canadians Kevin Owens & Natalya.

The teams from SmackDown LIVE will include the returning tandems of inaugural WWE MMC winners The Miz & Asuka, Jimmy Uso & Naomi, and Rusev & Lana. In addition, the competition will see exciting new combinations, including WWE Champion AJ Styles & SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and R-Truth & Carmella.

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