Bobby Lashley and Mickie James def. Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox
Similar to Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks is out of the Mixed Match Challenge due to injury and replacing her as Lashley's partner is Mickie James. She and Lashley were an odd pairing on paper, but they ended up gelling well together by the end of this outing. Plus, I give credit to Mahal and Fox for making their tandem work even though I had no interest in seeing them team up. It was a fine little match, yet nothing terribly exciting.
The Miz and Asuka def. R-Truth and Carmella
Miz and Asuka are the defending champions from last season, but with Asuka no longer undefeated, it makes her matches in Season 2 a bit more unpredictable. That said, it was fairly obvious her and Miz were running through Truth and Carmella here. Miz and Truth already had a one-on-one match earlier in the evening on SmackDown Live, so I appreciated that they went for something different with the comedy and it paid off. It was an enjoyable encounter all things considered.
On the whole, the Season 2 premiere was a bit better than this installment, but that isn't to say this was a bad show by any means. In fact, both bouts were fun, even though the opener was slightly dull and lacked excitement. The second mixed tag was more entertaining and worth checking out if you have a few minutes to kill. I still say Mixed Match Challenge is unnecessary, but at least they're making the most of it.