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Beth Phoenix joins WWE Mixed Match Challenge announce team


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Beth Phoenix will be part of the commentary team for WWE's upcoming Mixed Match Challenge series.

WWE announced today that Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Phoenix would be calling the show. Mixed Match Challenge is a 12-episode series that will debut on Facebook Watch at 10 p.m. Eastern time on January 16th. It will air live for 20 minutes after SmackDown each week and will feature a single-elimination mixed tag team tournament that includes wrestlers from both Raw and SmackDown.

Phoenix previously made a guest appearance on the Mae Young Classic announce team to call Jazzy Gabert, Kay Lee Ray & Tessa Blanchard vs. Sarah Logan, Santana Garrett & Marti Belle on the second day of tapings in July. Phoenix was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame over WrestleMania weekend last year.

Renee Young and Byron Saxton will be the hosts for Mixed Match Challenge. WWE has yet to reveal the teams for the show, but here are the wrestlers who will be taking part in the tournament:

Raw --

  • Alexa Bliss
  • Alicia Fox
  • Asuka
  • Bayley
  • Braun Strowman
  • Enzo Amore
  • Finn Balor
  • Goldust
  • Nia Jax
  • Sasha Banks
  • The Miz
  • A wrestler who will be selected by fan vote

SmackDown --

  • Becky Lynch
  • Bobby Roode
  • Carmella
  • Charlotte Flair
  • Jimmy Uso
  • Lana
  • Naomi
  • Natalya
  • Rusev
  • Sami Zayn
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • A member of The New Day (to be determined by fan vote)