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Csonka’s WWE Mixed Match Challenge Review 2.13.18

February 13, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s WWE Mixed Match Challenge Review 2.13.18

– Rusev & Lana defeated Elias and Bayley @ 10:57 via pin [**]

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– Cole, Graves, & Phoenix welcome us to the show.

– Elias & Bayley are in the ring with guitars. They welcome us to the show, but are interrupted by Rusev & Lana. They have matching gear as Rusev is sporting a singlet tonight.

Elias and Bayley vs. Rusev and Lana: Elias is all taped up, selling his beating from Raw. The crowd loves Rusev. Lana & Bayley to begin. They lock up, and Bayley grounds the action early. The sliding clothesline gets 2. Rusev fires up Lana, and she attacks Bayley, hitting kicks but Bayley hits a slam and Lana bails to the floor. Lana threatens to use the guitar, but Rusev stops her. Rusev then drops it, angering Elias. Rusev and Elias in now. They lock up, but Rusev overpowers Elias and escapes. Rusev wants a test of strength, but Elias attacks and lays the boots to Rusev. He grounds Rusev and follows with a knee drop, covering for 2. Rusev finally cuts him off, attacking the taped up ribs. Rusev follows with kicks, and then clubbing strikes. The superkick follows, and he looks for the accolade, but Elias fights out, but Rusev hits a suplex and Bayley tags in. Lana cuts her off, hitting an x-factor for 2. Lana follows with double knees, covering for 2. Lana grounds the action, but Bayley powers out and slams Lana to the buckles. Bayley fires up, hits the clothesline and lays in strikes. The cutter in the ropes follows, and then hits the corner elbow. A sloppy suplex follows as Lana dead weighted her. Bayley works over Lana in the corner, sets her up top. Elias takes out Rusev, but Lana slides out and slams Bayley off the buckles. The cover gets 3 as Lana pins Bayley. Rusev & Lana defeated Elias and Bayley @ 10:57 via pin [**] This wasn’t a bad match, but it never felt like it settled in to anything cohesive. It was there, there wasn’t a lot of good character work like in past week, and was just ok.

– Lana and Rusev celebrate post match. Renee interviews them and Rusev says Lana is the best and #1 and that today is ravishing Rusev day.

– Next week, Apollo Crews and Nia Jax vs. Charlotte Flair and Bobby Roode.

– Here is the rest of the schedule…

* Week One Result: Finn Balor & Sasha Banks defeated Shinsuke Nakamura & Natalya @ 12:49 via submission [***]
* Week Two Result: The Miz and Asuka defeated Big E and Carmella @ 11:00 via pin [**]
* Week Three Result: Braun Strowman & Alexa Bliss defeated Sami Zayn & Becky Lynch @ 11:23 via pin [**½ ]
* Week Four Result: Jimmy Uso & Naomi defeated Goldust & Mandy Rose @ 12:20 via pin [**¾]
* Week 6: Apollo Crews and Nia Jax vs. Charlotte Flair and Bobby Roode
* Week 7: Finn Balor & Sasha Banks vs. The Miz & Asuka
* Week 8: Braun Strowman & Alexa Bliss vs. Jimmy Uso & Naomi
* Week 9: Rusev & Lana vs. Crews/Jax or Roode/Flair
* Week 10: Balor/Banks or Nakamura/Natalya or Miz/Asuka or Big E/Carmella vs. Strowman/Bliss or Zayn/Lynch or Goldust/Fox or Uso/Naomi
* Week 11: Elias/Bayley or Rusev/Lana or Crews/Nia or Roode/Flair vs. 2nd Chance Team
* Week 12: Finals

– End Scene.

– Thanks for reading.

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“Byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyye Felicia!”

The final score: review Not So Good
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