The traditional Survivor Series elimination match holds a special place in my heart. As a youngster, those were the matches I recreated with my G.I. Joe action figures. So of course it’s didn’t take much for me to be excited for this Sunday’s Survivor Series seeing that unlike previous years, this year’s event would be mostly traditional Survivor Series elimination matches. So how did it turn out? Let’s see.
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Team SmackDown Live defeats Team Raw:
Since Raw had already won the previous two Survivor Series matches of the night, I figured Smackdown Live would win this match. A few things I didn’t expect is for this match to be almost an hour long and for Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton to be the last ones standing. The storyline of Randy Orton being a Wyatt Family member should be a big deal so it makes sense. I just surprise The WWE saw it that way too.
That wasn’t the only thing that happened in this match. Actually, there was almost too much happening in this match to name but I’ll try list them:
James Ellsworth interfered and caused Braun Strowman to be counted out (Nice callback WWE). Of course Strowman went to kill Ellsworth by throwing him off the stage and into a table.
Kevin Owens got disqualified because he used the List of Jericho as a weapon.
Roman Reigns almost killed Shane McMahon with a spear. No seriously. Look at this GIF:
I’m still unsure if this even happen. The build up to Goldberg versus Brock Lesnar was crazy. But in the end the match wasn’t two minutes long (It was actually a minute and 26 seconds and the phone call after between me, Saule, & GQ was way longer). It consisted of two spears and a Jackhammer with Brock Lesnar barely got any offense. Here’s the ending (in VIDEO this time):
The pre-show wasn’t that good so I’m not gonna talk about it.
The Women’s Team Raw defeated The Women’s Team SmackDown Live with Charlotte & Bayley being the Survivors (Of course Charlotte jumped Bayley after the match). It was an okay match but I didn’t like that it had my baby’s mother Nia Jax tap out. Weak.
To my surprise The Miz retained the Intercontinental Championship against Sami Zayn. I’m also surprised that Dolph Ziggler didn’t interfere or didn’t appear all night (Survivor Series was a big moment for him not too long ago). I’m not surprised that Maryse helped The Miz win. #DownAssChick
The Tag Teams of Team Raw defeated The Tag Teams of Team SmackDown Live with Cesaro & Sheamus as the Survivors. It wasn’t a bad match at all. The New Day got eliminated fast so that was a swerve. American Alpha showed out so that was cool.
The Brian Kendrick defeated Kalisto to retain the Cruiserweight Championship and keep the cruiserweight division on Raw. This is another one I thought was going the other way seeing that 205 Live will be taped during the Smackdown Live shows. But what do I know. It was broken up via Baron Corbin getting Kalisto disqualified. It still surprises me that Kalisto won’t be in the cruiserweight division.
And that’s it. What did y’all think of the show? I’ll be back here in December for TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs and even sooner via The FRO Horsemen podcast. PEACE!!!