The RAW brand has been announcing teams at a fast pace and many fans were wondering when SmackDown would make a new Mixed Match Challenge team announcement. The wait is over as SmackDown Live announced that Shinsuke Nakamura would be teaming with Natalya.
This pairing is interesting as Nakamura has not been making the impact many had hoped after his NXT call-up. This tournament will give hopefully give him a bit more creative freedom and Natalya will definitely keep things interesting.
There are still some SmackDown teams that have not been announced. Those teams will more than likely be finalized within the next day or so. Here are the teams announced so far:
- Braun Strowman/Alexa Bliss
- Finn Balor/Sasha Banks
- Apollo Crews/Nia Jax
- The Miz/Asuka
- Goldust/Alicia Fox
Carmella, Becky, Sami Zayn plus one fan-voted New Day member remain.