Mixed Match Challenge
Date: February 27, 2018
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Beth Phoenix
We’re officially into the second round in the second of three tournaments WWE is currently promoting at the moment. That means we have the first instance of some names coming back, which means we’re in for what could be some bigger matches. That being said, this will be the third time in two days that Miz and Finn Balor have faced each other in two days. Let’s get to it.
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Sasha Banks is ready to end Asuka’s streak and Finn Balor beat Miz tonight so he can do it again here.
Miz and Asuka debated (in different languages) who was responsible for the winning streak.
Quarterfinals: Finn Balor/Sasha Banks vs. The Miz/Asuka
Back up and a dropkick to Miz gets two more, drawing in Asuka for some shouting in Japanese. Balor gets kicked down and Miz does Sasha’s dance (Sasha: “DON’T YOU DO IT!”) but the YES Kicks are broken up. Asuka tags herself in and the fans seem rather interested in this one. A shoulder takes Sasha down and it’s time for a dance off. That goes nowhere so Asuka strikes away and hits the running hip attack.
Banks knocks away a kick but has to blocks the Asuka Lock. A suplex gives Banks two and we hit the chinlock. Back to back running knees in the corner drop Asuka again and Banks does her own version of the YES Kicks. That just earns her a knee to the face and it’s back to the men. Balor’s Eye of the Hurricane gets two as everything breaks down.
Banks was very fired up this time around.
The women fight on the floor as the Skull Crushing Finale gives Miz two with Sasha making the save. Balor is back up with the shotgun dropkick and the Coup de Grace gets a near fall of its own. Banks gets the Bank Statement on Asuka as Balor has a Crossface on Miz. Both villains reverse, with Asuka getting the Lock on Banks for the tap but it’s the legal Miz rolling Balor up for the pin at 12:50.
Result: The Miz/Asuka b. Finn Balor/Sasha Banks – Rollup to Balor (12:50)
Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss are ready to win next week.
Naomi and Jimmy Uso talk about glowing to end the show.
Let’s hear from the winners to wrap things up.
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