Braun Strowman and Ember Moon def. Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox
This was a total mismatch on paper, since Strowman and Moon have been dominant throughout Season 2 while Mahal and Fox are a throwaway tandem. Despite that, this was a decent little match. Of course, I don't care for the Mahal and Fox pairing whatsoever, but Strowman and Moon are a blast together and made this bearable. I have no doubt they'll end up advancing to the finals to face whoever advances from the SmackDown Live side (probably The Miz and Asuka).
WWE Champion AJ Styles and Charlotte Flair def. Rusev and Lana
Damn, Rusev and Lana may be married, but they can't win a match to save their lives. Styles and Charlotte, on the other hand, continue to gel well as partners and are outlasting the competition. This was another entertaining outing on the whole with some fun antics here and there. I also liked how Styles sold the beatdown he received earlier in the evening on SmackDown, and how Charlotte remains distraught over her loss to Becky Lynch at Evolution. I'm excited for their eventual clash with Miz and Asuka, which I assume will be saved for one of the last weeks.
As I've said in the past, Season 2 of Mixed Match Challenge hasn't been nearly as enjoyable as Season 1, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's been bad. Rather, the in-ring action has been average at best, and although they're fine if you watch the show live, you don't miss much if you decide to not watch the show. At this point, I'm looking forward to the finals and Season 2 wrapping up because these matches mean a whole lot of nothing. As for this episode, Styles and Flair vs. Rusev and Lana was nice while it lasted, but that's about it.