The semi-finals of the WWE’s Mixed Match Challenge took place Tuesday night following the SmackDown tapings at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
On the Raw bracket, Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox defeated the makeshift team of Apollo Crews and Bayley, with Crews taking the spot of Finn Balor.
SmackDown’s side featured R-Truth and Carmella advancing to the final by defeating season one winners The Miz and Asuka.
Despite the tournament being ravaged with injuries, the finals involving these two teams were the original booked plan.
The WWE’s deal with Facebook included the provision that the final would be part of TLC.
We were told that the four were booked for entertainment value and they likely wouldn’t have had spots on the pay-per-view otherwise. One of the major deciding factors for those included in the Mixed Match Challenge was social media following.