Mixed Match Challenge Results (03/13): Roode/Flair vs. Rusev/Lana
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The show opens up with Michael Cole welcoming us to this week's Mixed Match Challenge. He is joined by Corey Graves & WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix.
Charlotte Flair & Bobby Roode makes their way down to the ring as their charity is being shown. Charlotte & Roode both dance to Roode's Glorious Theme as they make their entrance.
Rusev & Lana make their way down to the ring next in matching Rusev Day shirts as their charity is being shown.
Bobby Roode & SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Rusev & Lana: The crowd trades "Lana is the best! Lana number one!" and "Woo!" chants as the match starts. Everyone starts shoving everyone. Lana yells and ends up slapping Roode in the face. Roode & Charlotte slaps Rusev & Lana and sends them both out of the ring. Nakamura and Natalya are shown backstage interacting on Facebook. Lana and Charlotte gets us officially started. Lana wants a test of strength, but Charlotte can't help but smile and instantly brings Lana down. Lana with a cheap kick and gets the advantage for a moment. Lana tries to out-scrap Charlotte and is able to send her face into the turnbuckle, then goes for a pin, but only a two count. Lana swings away wildly on Charlotte with Rusev cheering her on.
Lana is able to drop Charlotte again and go for a cover, but only a two count. Lana with a bunch of chops and taunts, but Charlotte hits her with a fall-away slam. Both women tag out and Roode hits a bunch of clotheslines on Rusev to start things off. Roode hits a blockbuster, then goes for a pin, but only a two count. Rusev recovers and brings Roode down, then goes for a pin, but only a two count. Rusev continues to dominate as Charlotte tries to get the tag in, but Rusev taunts her a bit. As Rusev chokes out Roode he yells "Zoom in, camera man! Zoom in!" Roode finally fights out of it and has a small window to tag out, but didn't quite make it. Rusev goes up on the second rope and does a glorious taunt, then goes for a splash, but misses. Roode tags out.
Charlotte and Lana are in and down goes Lana. Massive chops by Charlotte as she gets some huge "Woos!" from the crowd. Big boot to Lana's face and Charlotte attempts a figure-eight, but Rusev drags his partner over to him. Charlotte slaps Rusev in the face, but Lana rolls her up and nearly gets a three. Rusev tags back in, but Roode is out on the floor at the moment. Charlotte chops Rusev a few times, but they don't look to have any impact. Rusev just laughs and says "It's not hurting me." Charlotte suddenly starts laughing and Roode sneaks in from behind and hits glorious DDT for the 1-2-3. Winners: Bobby Roode & SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair
Commentary informs us that Braun Strowman & RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss will take on Intercontinental Champion The Miz & Asuka on next week's show. Commentary also informs us that Bobby Roode & SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair will face a second chance team voted in by the fans in two weeks. The show comes to a close.