As noted, with Braun Strowman out due to surgery, Ember Moon was left without a partner for the WWE Mixed Match Challenge Playoffs.
WWE.com posted the following confirming the announcement that Curt Hawkins will be replacing Strowman as Moon's partner for the rest of the MMC.
Curt Hawkins to replace Braun Strowman as Ember Moon’s partner for the WWE MMC Playoffs
By order of self-proclaimed “General Manager-Elect” Baron Corbin, Curt Hawkins has been assigned to replace the injured Braun Strowman and join forces with Ember Moon tomorrow night against Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox, as the MMC Season 2 Playoffs get underway on Facebook Watch tomorrow at 10 ET/7 PT.
Given that he’s lost 236 consecutive matches, Hawkins may have a tough time filling The Monster Among Men’s gigantic shoes. Can he possibly end his magnificent era of defeat and help the fiery Shenom emerge victorious?
If the unlikely partners emerge as the last team standing in WWE MMC’s exciting second season, they will each receive the coveted 30th entry in their Royal Rumble Matches in January 2019, giving them a greater opportunity to win the celebrated free-for-all before going on to headline WrestleMania. In addition, they will receive an all-expenses paid vacation to anywhere in the world.
Is The Shenom just what the doctor ordered for Hawkins, who seeks to leave his legendary losing streak in the past? Find out when the WWE Mixed Match Challenge Playoffs begin, streaming LIVE exclusively on Facebook Watch immediately after SmackDown LIVE, tomorrow at 10 ET/7 PT, with a special WWE MMC Pre-Show at 9:50 ET.