11th team for Mixed Match Challenge revealed Submitted by Aaron Rift on 01/09/2018 at 07:23 PM
WWE announced the following today:
At the innovative Mixed Match Challenge tournament, Sami Zayn will join forces with Becky Lynch to represent SmackDown LIVE, exclusively on Facebook Watch beginning next Tuesday, Jan. 16.
The playful manner in which Zayn revealed himself to his new partner shows that he is truly excited about the idea of being paired with The Irish Lass Kicker. Although the skills of Lynch and Zayn are undeniable, their attitudes on the brand they will be representing couldn’t be more different.
Lynch was the very first SmackDown Women’s Champion and truly seems to take pride in representing Team Blue week in and week out. Zayn’s loyalties, in contrast, does not seem to extend past himself and his best friend Kevin Owens. At Survivor Series, the pair even attacked Commissioner Shane McMahon and contributed to Team SmackDown’s loss to Team Raw.
However, if Zayn seriously intends to move beyond such animosity and dedicate himself to working with Lynch in the Mixed Match Challenge, their intensity and will to win could result in a true tour-de-force against any tandem they face.
Upon learning that she had been paired with Zayn, an ecstatic Lynch expressed that she would “bring back the old Sami, the good Sami.” In response, Zayn promised to “bring out the best in Becky Lynch.”