Earlier, Sasha Banks and Finn Balor were teamed up by the Raw General Manager, Kurt Angle for the upcoming Mixed Match Challenge. It is an upcoming tournament that will be aired exclusively on Facebook Live.
From January 16th onwards the show will commence on the social media platform comprising of multiple superstars from both Raw and Smackdown.
12 mixed tag team matches will take place with male and female superstars teaming up. The matches will get conducted in a brand vs brand way with the winners heading to the next round. The last team remaining in the knockout tournament will be given $100000 that will be used for charity.
— WWE (@WWE) January 4, 2018
Now, the pro-wrestling fans might be happy to see Banks and Balor to team up in this series for the first time creating a Legit Balor Club with the following announcement,
“Raw General Manager Kurt Angle has revealed that Finn Bálor will team with Sasha Banks at WWE Mixed Match Challenge, a bold dream team that could definitely make the difference for Team Raw in the unprecedented tournament on Facebook Watch.”
What da? Kurt, you have some splainin to do 😡 https://t.co/G8F5SSr4ge
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) January 4, 2018
Both of them are incredibly popular and will start the tournament as an absolute favourite. But, there’s a certain someone who is not at all happy with this pairing. The superstar concerned is Bayley who vented out her frustration on the Raw GM over this declaration on Twitter.
It did not come as a surprise since Bayley wanted to get Finn Balor as her partner from day one. Ever since the challenge got issued, she pledged to let her favourite superstar to get tagged with her. But, now that the first-ever Universal Champion has been reserved with somebody else, she will have to find a new one.
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) January 4, 2018
Bayley and Finn Balor have been the best of friends since their NXT days. So, the demand from the Hugger was not something weird. However, it is to be noted that she was not happy to see her friend, Sasha getting the opportunity. It might be a possible hint of a future rift between the two.
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