WWE has recently announced that they will be having a Mixed Match Challenge Tournament and it will be shown via Facebook’s Watch Platform.
Facebook has reportedly secured exclusive rights to stream this weekly live show from WWE. This will be a 12-episode series and this is will be a single-elimination, tag-team tournament pitting male and female stars from its Raw and SmackDown Live rosters. Also it was reported that fans get in on the action by voting on certain elements of the matches. The show is said to stream live in the U.S. exclusively on Facebook’s Watch platform on Tuesday nights, starting Jan. 16 at 10 p.m. ET, following SmackDown Live on the USA Network. There has been talk of moving 205 Live before SmackDown Live goes on the air.
Facebook is said to be paying WWE for the distribution rights to stream Mixed Match Challenge, but executives has declined to disclose the terms of the agreement. After an unspecified window on the social platform, WWE will have the option to distribute the series as VOD on its streaming platform, WWE Network.
Each episode is said to be 20 minutes long and will be produced in a way that is optimized for mobile viewing and social interaction, according to WWE. Fans will have the opportunity to vote on Facebook for the final competitor from the Raw roster, as well as which tag-team member of The New Day will be added to the SmackDown Live team. Mixed Match Challenge is said to be shot in the same city and by the same crew that produces SmackDown Live for the USA Network. But the Facebook show will have its own look, feel and a 360-degree video angle.
The winner of WWE’s Mixed Match Challenge Tournament will win $100,000 to be donated to the charity of their choice. Participating teams will be announced on January 4. WWE fans will be able to follow WWE’s Mixed Match Challenge on Facebook and to be able to add episodes to their Watch-lists for alerts about new episodes by clicking here.
You can watch the video trailer of WWE’s Mixed Match Challenge as posted by WWE by clicking here.