January 8, 2018

Asuka to Team With The Miz in WWE Mixed Match Challenge, Paige WWE Status Update

WWE has announced that The Miz and Asuka will be teaming up for the Mixed Match Challenge series that begins January 16th.
The Miz to team with Auska in WWE Mixed Match Challenge

The team of The Miz and Asuka will represent Team Red in the WWE Mixed Match Challenge tournament, airing exclusively on Facebook Watch beginning Tuesday, Jan. 16. Upon learning that they would team together, the newely-formed tandem had a simple message for the WWE Universe, "we will win!"

Regardless of whether or not people like The Miz, they absolutely must respect the outspoken Superstar. In addition to being a former WWE Champion, a seven-time Intercontinental Champion, a two-time United States Champion and a Money in the Bank Ladder Match winner, The A-Lister stands as a six-time Tag Team Champion. This shows that he can indeed play well with others and do so at the top of his game.

The Empress of Tomorrow has been unbeatable since beginning her run in NXT. This includes an unprecedented 523 days reign as NXT Women's Champion, a title she vacated before taking on the new challenge of the main roster. Since joining Raw, the dynamic competitor has taken WWE by storm, most recently making Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss tap out to the Armbar in a non-title match as she sets her sights on the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble Match. There is no indication that Asuka knows how to lose.

Put simply, Miz's tremendous experience, mixed with the skill of the undefeated Asuka, may prove to be an extremely effective combination.

Together, Miz and Asuka will do battle in the ground-breaking tournament on Facebook Watch, where male-female WWE Superstar pairings will attempt to win $100,000 for a charity of their choice. 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.

- No word yet on if Paige will return to the ring on tonight's RAW from Memphis but she is backstage. She did not wrestle at weekend WWE live events but she was at ringside for Triple Threat tag team matches that saw Sasha Banks & Bayley defeat Absolution's Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville plus the team of Nia Jax & RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss. Paige has been out of action since suffering a stinger at the December 27th WWE live event on Long Island.


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