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
- 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
Crews® 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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