The show opened with entrances by the mixed tag teams. In between time, pre-tape promos established their team dynamics.
Carmella & Big E -- along with the rest of New Day -- cut a promo putting over their chosen charity. In the ring, Carmella & Big E wore matching gear and ate pancakes together before the match. In the opposing promo, Miz spoke Japanese. Asuka in English then led a "we will win" chant.
Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan also did a very wooden promo before the match.
Asuka & The Miz defeated Carmella & Big E
Asuka submitted Carmella with an armbar in a match with a lot of gaga. The wacky antics began when Big E spanked Miz on the bottom while applying an abdominal stretch. The wackiness would continue.
Carmella begged off from Asuka. Big E gave Carmella a large letter "L" prop. He told Carmella to give Asuka her first "L" -- as in loss. So Carmella gave the letter "L" to Asuka. At first, Asuka acted happy to receive the gift. Her face soon flashed to a maniacal gaze as she tore the letter to pieces.
During the match, Michael Cole gave a tutorial on navagating the complexities of hiding and unhiding the interactive features on Facebook Watch. Thanks for looking out, Michael. Corey Graves seemed unimpressed as he took a dig at Cole.
Meanwhile, Miz executed a DDT and covered Big E. Carmella jumped in to break up the count. That led into "yes" chants for Miz & Asuka delivering a series of kicks.
Carmella riled Asuka with several slaps to the face. Asuka fired up with spinning back fists of fury. Following a sliding dropkick, Asuka applied an armbar and Carmella tapped out.
After the match, Renee Young conducted a post-match interview with the winners. That turned into a Miz promo after Asuka briefly spoke in Japanese. Claiming to provide a translation, Miz put himself over for mentoring Asuka. Miz went on to vow they would dominate the tournament -- all in honor of their charity. Even if the promo was heelish, at least their hearts are in the right place.
Next week the tournament continues when Alexa Bliss & Braun Strowman meet Becky Lynch & Sami Zayn in another first round match.