POLLOCK’S NEWS UPDATE – Teams revealed for the second season of the Mixed Match Challenge

The WWE has announced the teams for the second season of the Mixed Match Challenge, Cody & The Young Bucks announce the attendance figure for "All In", WWE stock continues to rise, Matt Riddle's opponent for the PROGRESS card, Triple H & Mick Foley set to return on Raw & more.

**The WWE has announced a second season of the Mixed Match Challenge to air on Facebook Watch. The series will return Tuesday, September 18th, and air each Tuesday night with a pre-show at 9:50 pm and then begin at 10 pm Eastern following SmackDown Live. The following teams have been announced for the upcoming season:
*The Miz & Asuka (the winners of the first season)
*AJ Styles & Charlotte Flair
*Finn Balor & Bayley
*Bobby Lashley & Sasha Banks
*Alexa Bliss & Braun Strowman
*Kevin Owens & Natalya
*Lana & Rusev
*Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox
*R-Truth & Carmella
*Jimmy Uso & Naomi

The second season will consist of 14 episodes that will feature two matches per week. The finals will take place at the TLC event on Sunday, December 16th. In addition, the series will be available on Facebook Watch outside of the U.S. for the first time viewers in Australia, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, France, Germany, the Philippines, Spain, Vietnam, and Thailand able to watch it live.

**Cody and The Young Bucks posted on Tuesday that the official attendance figure for “All In” was 11,263 at the Sears Centre on Saturday night.

**PROGRESS Wrestling has announced that Matt Riddle will be facing Mark Haskins on September 30th at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London. Following Riddle’s appearance at NXT TakeOver last month in Brooklyn, it was announced he would wrestle one final independent show for PROGRESS, which does have a relationship with the WWE. The card will be headlined by WALTER taking on Tyler Bate for the PROGRESS championship.

**The WWE stock closed at $88.75 on Tuesday and hit their 52-week high earlier in the day by going as high as $88.95. The company’s market cap is listed at $6.92 billion.

**The latest match to be added to the Evolution pay-per-view is a singles match between Amy “Lita” Dumas and Mickie James. The two feuded in 2006 with Mickie James pinning Lita at the Survivor Series that year in Lita’s “retirement match”.

**Due to Labor Day, the viewership information is going to be delayed this week. The big number everyone will be curious about is how “Zero Hour” performed on WGN America this past Saturday night leading into the “All In” pay-per-view.

**Monday Night Football returns next Monday, and the WWE is loading up next week’s show from New Orleans with the announcement that Triple H and Mick Foley will be on the show. They have also announced Ronda Rousey’s second televised match on Raw as she will team with Natalya against Alexa Bliss and Alicia Fox. The NFL will have a doubleheader on ESPN with the New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions followed by the Los Angeles Rams taking on the Oakland Raiders.

**The Ringer’s Mike Piellucci has an extensive piece on this past weekend’s “All In” event looking at the groundswell that led to the show, what it grew into and speaking to several of the figures involved with the show.

**Dustin Rhodes posted a video congratulating his brother Cody on the success of “All In”, stating that he has watched the show twice and Cody’s match three times. He added that he was sorry he couldn’t attend the show.

**New Japan World has added the pay-per-view portion of “All In”.

**Here is the first episode of this week’s UFC Embedded series heading into UFC 228 this Saturday in Dallas, Texas:

REWIND-A-RAW 9/3/18: The Shield arrested, Shawn Michaels promotes a match
ALL IN Road Trip Epilogue (Patreon audio & video)
John Pollock & Wai Ting review their trip to Chicago with highlights from Starrcast and All In, extra notes, their tour of the Pro Wrestling Tees store, deep dish pizza & more
John Pollock, Wai Ting, Braden Herrington & Davie Portman review the “All In” card they attended live at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates with tons of notes from the show
EGGSHELLS PODCAST COMPANION: 1999 with Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski

Chris Charlton is joined by Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski to chat the major Tokyo Dome events of 1999, including the Shinya Hashimoto vs. Naoya Ogawa feud, All Japan running the Dome & the passing of Giant Baba
John Pollock, Wai Ting, Braden Herrington & Davie Portman are live inside the car during their long drive to Chicago to chat their trip so far, a preview of the “All In” card and more.
REWIND-A-WAI #18: NJPW G1 Special in USA (Patreon)
John Pollock & Wai Ting review the July 2017 card from Long Beach as chosen by Espresso Executive Producer Michael Darcy. They chat the finals of the U.S. title tournament, the use of Billy Gunn, the Young Bucks vs. Romero & Beretta & more.
upNXT 8/30/18: A Regal Investigation
Braden Herrington & Davie Portman review this week’s NXT, featuring the start of William Regal’s investigation to find Aleister Black’s attacker, Johnny Gargano addresses the crowd, Undisputed Era vs. Pete Dunne & Ricochet, Keith Lee in action & more.

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Born on a Friday, John Pollock is a reporter, editor & podcaster at POST Wrestling. He runs and owns POST Wrestling alongside Wai Ting.