Some opinions may vary. Yesterday, WWE announced the return of the Mixed Match Challenge later this month. The tournament, which was first held earlier this year, will see men and women teaming together in mixed tag team matches over a fourteen week period. One of the more entertaining aspects of the show was the chemistry between some of the partners, which is what WWE wanted to look at next.

I’m getting excited over this one.

Alexa Bliss, Braun Strowman, Bayley and more react to WWE MMC team announcements

WWE has posted a new video of some of the Mixed Match Challenge competitors’ initial reactions to finding out who their partners may be. Most of the partners are rather pleased and there is one team that is back from the first season. The most interesting one may be Bayley and Finn Balor, who had a long history down in NXT, at least on the house show circuit. That history is more than worth looking at again.

First she cheers him up:

Bayley cheers Finn Bálor up after his injury at NXT Live

Then he’s way too good at this:

Finn Bálor impersonates Bayley at NXT Live

And the best of them all: may I have this dance?

Finn Bayley Dirty Dancing

Opinion: The one thing that I’m looking forward to on this show is the lighthearted fun. It’s not like this is going to mean anything going forward but the shows are going to be entertaining with the wrestlers getting to show off some more creativity instead of doing the same stuff every single week. Let them have some fun and do stuff that is entertaining instead of all serious all the time. It can work, like this likely will.

Which team interests you the most? How adorable are Bayley and Balor together? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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