As we told you a few days ago, WWE Mixed Match Challenge is starting next Tuesday on Facebook and will involve 24 Superstars in a single-elimination mixed tag-team tournament, with the goal to win $100,000 to support the charity of the winning team’s choice. We have new questions we can answer to.
Is the bracket determined?
Yes, as you can see above. On January 16, the show is debuting with a dream match in some ways, as Natalya and Shinsuke Nakamura will compete against Finn Balor and Sasha Banks. Another tough one, on week 3 (January 31), Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss will square off with Sami Zayn and Becky Lynch. A team will have a second chance and be able to come back, thanks to the fans’ vote.
Why Mixed Match Challenge Is Airing On The WWE Network For UK Subscribers?
The Daily Mirror revealed today the Mixed Match Challenge will air exclusively on the WWE Network for the UK audience because Facebook Watch is not available yet in the United Kingdom. So only WWE Network subscribers will have the chance to follow the tournament in UK, same hour, same day, just before 205 Live.
Why charities do the teams choose to donate to if they win the tournament?
WWE just revealed the 12 charitable organizations paired up with WWE Superstars competing in Mixed Match Challenge. In addition to the $100,000 grand prize, each team’s charitable organization will automatically receive $10,000.
The charities and teams include:
* Connor’s Cure for Alexa Bliss and Braun Strowman (raises awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research, in partnership with The V Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh)
* United Nations Foundation initiative “Girl Up” for Charlotte Flair and Bobby Roode (inspires and connects girls globally through its leadership program that positions girls to be changemakers in their communities)
* Special Olympics for Sasha Banks and Finn Balor (global inclusion movement using sport, health, education and leadership programs every day around the world to empower people with intellectual disabilities)
* Global Citizen for Lana and Rusev (encourages the collective actions of people around the world with the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030)
* Boys & Girls Clubs of America for Naomi and Jimmy Uso (provides the resources needed to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens)
* Susan G. Komen for Nia Jax and Apollo Crews (save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer)
* Rescue Dogs Rock for Asuka and The Miz (animal rescue organization whose goal is to provide homeless, neglected or abused dogs the medical care they need and the loving home they deserve)
* Hire Heroes USA for Alicia Fox and Goldust (empowers U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce)
* Americares for Bayley and Elias (helps save lives and improve health for people affected by poverty or disaster)
* Make-A-Wish for Natalya and Shinsuke Nakamura (creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses)
* UNICEF for Becky Lynch and Sami Zayn (works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first and works towards the day when no children suffer from preventable causes. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States)
* KaBOOM! for Carmella and Big E (dedicated to making sure all kids get the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play)