Mixed Match Challenge Results (02/13): Rusev/Lana vs Elias/Bayley
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The show opens up with Elias and Bayley already in the ring with guitars, strumming a tune and starting to sing a song only to be rudely interrupted by Rusev and Lana. Rusev and Lana interrupt just after Bayley introduced herself and she is not happy about it. Rusev is donning a brand new singlet to match Lana. We get to see their preparations for this match and the charities they will be competing for.
Before the match could get going, Rusev tried to get the crowd to sing the “Lana is the best, Lana number 1” song but just few members of the WWE Universe went along with it that it died out quickly. They cut to the back to show us that Carmella and Big E won a vote to be the superstars in charge of the comments on Facebook. Carmella was unhappy about Rusev and Lana rocking matching outfits because that was something they started.
Rusev & Lana vs. Elias & Bayley: Lana & Bayley starts off the match. Bayley gets the best of Lana early on with takeovers and an elbow to the back. Lana heads to the corner for some motivation from her husband. It apparently works as Lana charges full steam ahead and down goes Bayley. Lana goes crazy and looks to attack again, but instead decides to crush Elias' guitar. A bit upset, Elias lets himself in the match. Rusev focuses on the injured ribs of Elias, which are taped up after he got hit with the bass from Braun Strowman last night on RAW. Elias ducks a punch from Rusev but turns around right into a kick from Rusev. Big Suplex from the Bulgarian Brute, but Bayley tags herself in. Lana hits a nice face buster for a two count. Lana hits a forearm for another near fall. Bayley backs Lana up and goes to town. Bayley hits Lana with a spear to the corner, then a roll through, then a back elbow. Bayley has Lana perched up top. Rusev and Elias prove to be a distraction on the outside as Lana takes advantage. She goes for the pin, and gets the win for her team. According to Michael Cole, this is her first victory in WWE. Winners: Rusev & Lana
After the mach, Renee Young gets in the ring and interviews the winning team. Lana was very happy that she was crying. Rusev gets on the mic and says that Today is the official Ravishing Rusev Day. Cole called this a historic night because Lana finally won a match.
We get promos from Bobby Roode & Charlotte Flair and Apollo Crews & Nia Jax to hype next week’s match-up to end the show.