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This pay-per-view has turned out to be so a lot better than what it initially was.
Sometimes, WWE will get cussed. The firm has a plan and it sticks with it, come hell or excessive water. But this time round, it appears the writers have been actively re-evaluating their artistic path on a week-to-week foundation. Brock Lesnar vs. Jinder Mahal grew to become Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles. Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya grew to become Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte. The Shield dropped the tag titles, which freed them as much as battle The New Day.
The results of this? Fans get much less of a story construct to the large pay-per-view. But the brand new match-ups are so a lot better and extra fascinating than the previous ones, that it is value it. Survivor Series, which has been dropping a few of its mojo over the previous a number of years, has a particularly thrilling lineup this time round.
Here’s the total card, together with last picks and predictions.
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This is the pre-show match, which foreshadows its final result. As de-prioritized because the Cruiserweight division has develop into, it’s nonetheless unlikely the writers will e book a title change. And in the event that they do, disgrace on them; most Network subscribers aren’t watching, and the sector might be half-full.
Expect Enzo Amore to chop an extended promo to heat up the group. And in the course of the match, he’ll most likely have Drew Gulak by his aspect, which suggests Amore will obtain some much-needed help to attain the pin.
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There’s no on the road, however this showdown has tons of dramatic potential. Both The Shield and The New Day are lauded for his or her profitable chemistry; in each instances, their wholes are higher than the sums of their elements.
The Shield will win, and that is in regards to the surest final result of the night. Due to Roman Reign’s sickness, followers have waited patiently to see Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Reigns combating collectively. And though there was a style of it on Raw (November 13), a PPV offers the glitz and pageantry that followers crave.
Plus, contemplate the prospect of Big E taking a large triple energy bomb. It’s too good to go up.
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This match is the dumping floor. WWE wished a predominant occasion stage showdown between The New Day and The Shield, however to do this, The Shield needed to drop the Raw tag title belts to Cesaro and Sheamus.
WWE acquired its dream match. But the byproduct of that reserving is that this Champion vs. Champion tag match. which has little or no warmth and hype behind it. And as a result of each groups are heels, it’s going to be complicated for the followers. Who will get the cheers? Who will get the boos?
The Usos will win, if solely to stability the scales. If The Shield wins its match for Raw, which is probably going, The Usos want a win to maintain issues even for SmackDown.
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Charlotte Flair is presently using a wave a of goodwill and widespread fan badist. Her dad’s current well being scare reminded everybody who this girl is and what her lineage represents. And her championship celebration along with her father on SmackDown (November 14) was a tearjerker.
Charlotte will win this match for SmackDown, and she or he’ll make Alexa Bliss faucet to do it. WWE will not be going to smash one other potential feel-good second.
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This match, one other heel vs. heel showdown, has no actual purpose for current. But Corbin and Miz made it matter by upping their trash discuss on social media. Twitter is a promo platform for the fashionable period; now, wrestlers aren’t restricted to TV segments to get themselves over.
The Miz will win with the Skull Crushing Finale, and he’ll make the most of exterior interference from the Miztourage to do it. That’s an enormous downside with Corbin being a Lone Wolf; there is not any one to cheat and intrude for him when he actually wants the badistance.
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The Raw girl are profitable this. This is the second most badured end result on the battle card; the expertise is extraordinarily unbalanced in Raw’s favor. And though underdogs normally have a small likelihood, not on this case. Why? Because of Asuka, that is why.
The Empress of Tomorrow goes to seal this match for Team Raw, additional solidifying her standing as the highest expertise within the girls’s division. It’s tough to image any wrestler on the present roster who may give Asuka a run for her cash. And definitely, that contender will not be going to emerge tonight at Survivor Series.
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Team SmackDown goes to win this for one purpose: the multitudinous storyline alternatives Raw loss will current.
There’s an excessive amount of unhealthy blood and shifting elements on Team Raw. Samoa Joe and Finn Balor hate one another.Kurt Angle and Triple H hate one another. Kurt Angle might be in bother with Stephanie McMahon if his staff loses. And Braun Strowman type of hates everybody.
These 5 males won’t be able to maintain their private points and egos out of the equation. And a loss would kickstart feuds for all 5 males, a few of which can most likely proceed up via WrestleMania season. Expect Jason Jordan become involved within the match and undermine Triple H. Expect Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn to become involved and undermine Shane.
So up to now, that is three wins for Raw and three wins for SmackDown. The general model winner might be decided by probably the most anticipated match on the cardboard…
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Here we’re. The mbadive one. The showstopper. Goliath vs. David. If Brock reveals up hungry and AJ simply reveals up, this showdown of Champion vs. Champion has Match of the Year written throughout it. Styles is a performer who does not battle one sort of match; he adjusts himself to his opponent. And it’s going to be fascinating to see how he approaches The Beast at Survivor Series.
Who wins? Lesnar is the clear favourite on paper. But AJ Styles has an out of doors likelihood. Because like Lesnar, he’s a longtime veteran. He has the pedigree to dethrone The Beast. And it’s going to be a large, unbelievable shock, on an evening when a whole lot of these match outcomes appear predictable.
Survivor Series can be the place the place Lesnar was humiliated by Goldberg final yr. Could this PPV be his Achilles heel, the way in which SummerSlam is for John Cena?
It’s not a prediction that is based mostly in any type of precedent. It’s a intestine name. But I am choosing AJ Styles, to win with the Phenomenal Forearm within the greatest headlining-making, Twitter-exploding swerve of the yr.