With Enzo Amore not in the tournament, Apollo Crews will be teaming with Nia Jax in WWE's Mixed Match Challenge.
That pairing was announced today after Kurt Angle tweeted earlier in the week that Amore would have to be replaced. Amore missed Raw last Monday, where he was supposed to defend his Cruiserweight Championship against Cedric Alexander, due to being hospitalized with the flu and wasn't on 205 Live on Tuesday.
Even though the decision was made to take Amore out of the tournament, Dave Meltzer noted in the most recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Amore has been cleared to wrestle. The storyline in the video where Jax's partner was revealed was that she was disappointed to be teaming with Crews and appeared to be annoyed with Titus Worldwide.
After Rusev & Lana were announced yesterday, it was officially confirmed that another married couple would be paired together as Jimmy Uso is set to team with Naomi.
Braun Strowman & Alexa Bliss, Bobby Roode & Charlotte Flair, and Finn Balor & Sasha Banks have also been announced for the mixed tag team tournament. The 12-episode series premieres on Facebook Watch at 10 p.m. Eastern time on January 16th.
Here are the other wrestlers who will be taking part in Mixed Match Challenge:
- Alicia Fox
- The Miz
- A male wrestler who will be selected by fan vote
- Becky Lynch
- Sami Zayn
- Shinsuke Nakamura
- A member of The New Day (to be determined by fan vote)