Well, it's not quite the Kurt Angle-Triple H match we were expecting a year ago, but it's close. This past Monday on RAW, one of the biggest matches for WrestleMania was made official when Kurt Angle sanctioned a mixed tag team match between himself and Ronda Rousey against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
This occasion will mark the 8th time in WrestleMania history a match has involved intergender competition. Mixed tags have been a gimmick in the company for nearly 30 years, and needless to say, they've varied greatly in quality and tone. Oftentimes, they're just a comedy bit or a distraction meant to cool the crowd down after a big match, and in most cases, they're the most expendable (such as at WrestleMania 29, when the Funkadactyls/Tons of Funk vs. Rhodes Scholars/Bellas match was cut from the show).
Still, there have been a few high profile mixed tags at the Show of Shows, featuring big names such as Randy Savage, Eddie Guerrero, Chyna, Trish Stratus, and John Cena of all people. This WrestleMania, Kurt/Rousey vs. Hunter and Steph will join the company of these (in)famous bouts.
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