Finn Balor and Bayley def. Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox
Balor and Bayley have had chemistry dating back to their days in NXT, so I hope they do well on this season of Mixed Match Challenge. They may not be doing anything of note on Raw nowadays, but at least they have each other (for now). Mahal and Fox, on the other hand, are an atrocious pairing, but at least Balor and Bayley were able to get a better bout out of them than Bobby Lashley and Mickie James did last week. This was decent on the whole.
Jimmy Uso and Naomi def. Rusev and Lana
Mixed Match Challenge really is a show of its own, but I'm glad the storyline with Rusev and Lana and the tension being teased between them (thanks to Aiden English) wasn't forgotten about. That played a significant factor in the finish and thus it was smart to have Uso and Naomi go over. The match itself was complete comedy and consisted of way more dancing than actual wrestling. If you're into that type of thing, then you probably loved the hell out of this. Personally, I found it to be dumb fun.
In case you haven't caught on yet, Mixed Match Challenge is not your typical wrestling show, so if you're tuning in for five-star mat classics, you're bound to be disappointed. Otherwise, the episodes are entertaining and relatively on the shorter side if you skip over all the fluff. That said, this week's featured matches were average at best, making this the weakest of the three episodes from this season so far.