Happy SaturdayNovas! Tomorrow is the annual Survivor Series PayPerView event where Raw and Smackdown face off to battle for supremacy! Every Saturday I post a short preview and predictions for the match! Let’s see who will be fighting! This year the event took a different direction where it put the champions from each brand against each other along with the traditional 5 on 5 elimitaion matches! I’m rolling with Team Raw!
Women’s Championship Match – The Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss will face the new Smackdown Live Women’s Champion Charlotte in one on one competition. Alexa Bliss was the only womens champion to have held titles on each brand, now Charlotte joins her on that list. Alexa Bliss is small, ruthless and cunning while the technician Charlotte is one of the more athletic and versatile Women Superstars. This should be a great match but I do wonder how the height difference will play a role.
Predictions: Alexa Bliss will win! (Really I want her to win 🙂 )
International Champion versus United States Champion – The brands switch titles earlier this year with the Superstar Shake-up. This change sent the Intercontinental title to Raw and the United States Title to Smackdown Live. The match up will be the IC champion the Miz taking on the United States Champion Baron Corbin. The miz is smart in his matches and I’m sure that the Miztourage will be ringside. The feud was one on twitter where Miz calls out Corbin for squandering his opportunities (remember the Money In The Bank cash in lol) and Corbin looks to silence the Miz.
Prediction: I think Baron Corbin will take the match.
Tag Team Champions – The new Raw Tag Team Champions Sheamus and Cesaro will take on the Smackdown Champions the Usos in a battle for the tag team division supremacy. I figured this match was ironed out with the reunion of the Shield. I mean Roman wouldn’t know who to root for if Seth and Dean were still champions because the Usos are his cousins. This set the “Bar” in prime position to battle for the pride of Raw. The Usos have been dominant since they defeated the New Day a few PayPerViews ago.
Predictions: Sheamus and Cesaro should win this one, but it will be entertaining.
Cruiserweight Championship – Champion Enzo will take on Kalisto again for the Cruiserweight Championship. There have been feuds back and forth between Team Zo and Team Kalisto and the Cruiserweight divison is split down the middle. You have the face characters rallying behind Kalisto and the heels taking the Zo Train. Personally I’m happy with Enzo being more of a heel. It works with his personality.
Prediction: Enzo will probably retain.
Universal Champion versus WWE World Champion – This is one of the most anticipated matches of the night. Raw Universal Champion Brock Lesner will take on the new WWE Champion AJ Styles from Smackdown live. AJ Styles is probably one of the most loved Superstars in the WWE. On Raw the crowd was chanting Suplex City and Aj Styles! The technician is fast and brave and I know he can give the ebats a run for his money… but can he win? Brock Lesner is undefeated since he won the title from Goldberg at Wrestlemania.
Predictions: I really, really want AJ Styles to win! This is probably my only vote against the red brand.
The Shield vs The New Day – This is the match that I’m most excited for. I don’t care that the Shield was a thing for a long time, I didn’t get to experience it live. I want the Shield to decimate the New Day and assert their dominance. I want to see powerful moves from Roman, Insanity from Dean and high Flying moves from Seth! I want the Shield to come out guns blazing and solidify them as the best faction EVER! It’s no debate on who I want and believe will win this match.
Predictions: The Shield, The Shield, THE SHIELD!
Traditional 5 on 5 Women’s Elimination Match – The first Survivor Series match will be the women of Raw taking on Smackdown’s best. The lineups are Asuka, Nia Jax, Alicia Fox, Bayley and Sasha Banks versus Becky Lynch, Carmella, Natalya, Naomi and Tamina. I’m happy with this matchup because I want to finally see Tamina versus Nia (which I hope will happen). This is hard match to call as I don’t really give one team an edge over the other. All I know for sure is that the match should be amazing!
Predictions: I’m going to go with Raw winning the women’s Superstar.
Traditional 5 on 5 Men’s Elimination Match– The main event will either be this match or the Universal and WWE Champions. Just like the Women’s elimination match, it will be 5 top RAW Superstars versus 5 Superstars from Smackdown. But wait, Shane Mcmahon couldn’t pass up an opportunity to insert himself into another match so yes, he is on the Smackdown team along with Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, John Cena and Randy Orton. This team is stacked! Their opponents will be Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman and the game Triple H! You read that correctly, Triple H will be competing in the match.
Predictions: This one was a hard one to debate but I’m giving the slight edge to team Raw!
Those are my predictions for the Survivor Series Event! What are your predictions? Which matches are you looking forward to? Let’s talk WWE!
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