SmackDown Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso and Naomi def. Goldust and Mandy Rose in a First round Match
The first few minutes of this thing were total comedy, and while some fans may have hated it, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Seeing Uso and Naomi team together for a change was really cool, and Goldust and Rose have amazing chemistry. That's super impressive when you consider that this tandem was thrown together at the last minute due to Alicia Fox getting hurt. After all the silliness (which the crowd was into, by the way) died down, they worked a very fun match with the right team going over. Meanwhile, the post-match promo from Rusev and Lana served as build for their match next week against Elias and Bayley.
This very well might have been the most entertaining edition of Mixed Match Challenge to date. I should stress that you aren't missing anything of note if you don't tune in, and I realize WWE isn't thrilled with the numbers the show is doing, but the matches have been a blast and I appreciate that the wrestlers involved seem to be getting a bit more freedom with the format than they normally would on Raw or SmackDown Live. Plus, the 20 minutes always fly by and a majority of the pairings are perfect.
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