WWE :® Supports 12 Charities with New Facebook Watch Show


WWE (NYSE:WWE) today unveiled the 12 charitable organizations paired up
with WWE Superstars competing in Mixed Match Challenge, a
single-elimination mixed tag-team tournament, where the winning team
will receive $100,000 to support their charity of choice. Mixed
Match Challenge
 is a 12-week tournament that will stream live in the
U.S. exclusively on Facebook Watch beginning this Tuesday, January 16 at
10 p.m. ET.

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“Giving back is in WWE’s DNA and part of our long history, so we are
thrilled that each Mixed Match Challenge team will compete to win
the grand prize of $100,000 to support organizations that are truly
important to them,” said Michelle Wilson, WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing
Officer. “This unique and exciting content partnership with Facebook
allows us to raise awareness and funds for important initiatives and
supports our mission of putting smiles on people’s faces around the

Mixed Match Challenge Charities/Teams

In addition to the $100,000 grand prize, each team’s charitable
organization will automatically receive $10,000.

The charities and teams include:

  • Americares helps save lives and improve health for people
    affected by poverty or disaster. Represented by: Bayley and
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides the resources needed
    to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to
    reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible
    citizens. Represented by: Jimmy Uso & Naomi®.
  • Connor’s Cure raises awareness and funds for pediatric
    cancer research, in partnership with The V Foundation and Children’s
    Hospital of Pittsburgh. Represented by: Alexa Bliss and
    Braun Strowman
  • Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation initiative, inspires and
    connects girls globally through its leadership program that positions
    girls to be changemakers in their communities. Represented by:
    Bobby Roode
    and Charlotte Flair®.
  • Global Citizen encourages the collective actions of people
    around the world with the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. Represented
    by: Lana
    ® and Rusev®.
  • Hire Heroes USA empowers U.S. military members, veterans and
    military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce. Represented
    by: Alicia Fox
    ® and Goldust®.
  • KaBOOM! is dedicated to making sure all kids get the childhood
    they deserve through great, safe places to play. Represented by:
    Big E
    and Carmella.
  • Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with
    critical illnesses. Represented by: Natalya® and Shinsuke
  • Rescue Dogs Rock is an animal rescue organization whose
    goal is to provide homeless, neglected or abused dogs the medical care
    they need and the loving home they deserve. Represented by: Asuka
    and The Miz
  • UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to
    put children first and works towards the day when no children suffer
    from preventable causes. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF’s work through
    fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Represented
    by: Becky Lynch
    ® and Sami Zayn®.
  • Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport,
    health, education and leadership programs every day around the world
    to empower people with intellectual disabilities. Represented by:
    Finn Bálor
    ® and Sasha Banks®.
  • Susan G. Komen’s mission is to save lives by meeting the most
    critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough
    research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Represented by: Apollo
    ® and Nia Jax.

Facebook Watch is a new platform for shows on Facebook where brands can
build and engage with a community of fans. Facebook Watch is available
on desktop, mobile and connected TV apps. Fans can follow Mixed
Match Challenge
 to add episodes to their personal Watchlists.

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