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WWE Announces New Weekly Show

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WWE Announces New Weekly Show

Recently, WWE announced that there will have a new live weekly show. This show is called the Mixed Match Challenge. The show will feature Superstars from both Raw and Smackdown. Unlike other WWE TV programs, this tournament will not be on cable. This tournament will be featured on Thursday nights exclusively on Facebook Live.

Superstars from Monday Night Raw include Alexa Bliss, Alicia Fox, Asuka, Bayley, Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, Braun Strowman, Enzo Amore, The Miz, Goldust, and Finn Balor. Also, Elias, Jason Jordan or Samoa Joe will be added by fan vote.

While Smackdown live superstars include Charlotte, Natalya, Carmella, Naomi, Lana, Becky Lynch, Shinsuke Nakamura, Jimmy Uso, Rusev, Sami Zayn, Bobby Roode and one member of The New Day also determined by fan vote.

This show will feature 12 mixed tag teams (male& female teams)who will compete for a $100,000 prize for a charity of their choosing.

The show starts on Thursday January 12, 2018 at 10:00 PM EST on Facebook Live.


This seemed inevitable. Facebook is just another huge platform to put original programming on. This deal seems like it could be very beneficial for both parties.

For WWE, they get more exposure to an audience who may be unfamiliar with their product. Facebook has over 2 billion active users. Some of which have no idea what WWE is. This gives them a chance to expand their audience and become an even bigger company.

For Facebook, they get new original programming from one of the most popular companies in the world. Also, mixed tag team action is rare on WWE TV so to have those kind of matches exclusively on Facebook will attract an audience of WWE fans who enjoy mixed tag team matches.

Hopefully, this tournament is a successful business for both WWE and Facebook.

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