Somehow time continues to pass by, despite literally nothing feeling different since about the second week of March, and we’re already at Survivor Series. It’s all about Raw vs SmackDown in the battle for brand supremacy. Who will come out on top? Which show is truly #1? Also, The Undertaker is retiring for only the 5th time. It’s a can’t miss night, and not just because your area is back in lockdown and you literally can’t leave your house.
Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match- Team Raw (Keith Lee, AJ Styles, Riddle, Sheamus, and Braun Strowman) vs Team SmackDown (Jey Uso, King Corbin, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and TBD)
SmackDown is getting one more man this week, but they already look pretty stacked, even though Kevin Owens and Jey Uso have had some issues lately. Raw suffered from the same problems, with all five men coming to blows at various points. Why get along when you could drop kick your teammate in the face? That’s the Survivor Series spirit.
Prediction: This is tough to call, but I’ll say Raw. I hope Lee’s the shining star of their team; he’s the only one I genuinely care about there.
Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match- Team Raw (Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Lana, Lacey Evans, and Peyton Royce) vs Team SmackDown (Bianca Belair, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, and 2 TBD)
Nia Jax has put Lana through 7 tables and counting, so you could say there’s a bit of tension in the Raw Women’s team. On the SmackDown side, we’re still waiting on the final two to join the team, but things already seem more tightly knit with BFF’s Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott, plus the dominant Bianca Belair.
Prediction: SmackDown gets the win. I’ll say Belair might (should) be the last woman standing, and we’ll hopefully get a good showdown between her and Baszler. That’s money.
United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn
Sami Zayn and Bobby Lashley have notably feuded before, but it’s not really anything worth remembering, and we’re all very lucky that WWE hasn’t made us relive it yet. Zayn is now a multi-time IC champ, regaining the belt after having it taken off him in March. Lashley has been on a tear with The Hurt Business, and Sami might have to contend with MVP, Benjamin, and Alexander at ringside.
Prediction: I’ll say Lashley. I could see some kind of Retribution interference giving Sami the win, but without a run in from your local hackers, I’m gonna give it to The Almighty.
Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day vs SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits
This fearsome foursome swapped title belts at the beginning of the month when they each switched their respective brands. As two of WWE’s top tag teams in the past few years, this will be our first time seeing them go head to head, and with the talent on both teams, it should be a great time.
Prediction: New Day feels likely. The Profits have been impressive over the past year, but they’re not quite 10 time tag champs impressive. Yet.
Raw Women’s Champion Asuka vs SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks
In what will obviously be my match of the night, we have the Boss and the Empress squaring off once again. We’ve seen this several times this year, but I really don’t have anything to complain about. Both women excel at making their opponents look good, and it’s hard to imagine them not putting on yet another banger.
Prediction: Asuka’s had Banks’ number in the past, I’ll give this one to her too.
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs Universal Champion Roman Reigns
McIntyre just regained the WWE Championship on Monday, which sends him to face Tribal Chief and cousin who’s good at everything Roman Reigns. In addition to ordering Jey Uso to do his bidding, Reigns has Heyman in his corner, and don’t underestimate the power of a man in a suit making dramatic faces. Drew’s got a lot working against him here.
Prediction: Reigns. McIntyre just became champ again, he’ll be able to ride that for a little bit, but Roman taking a hit right now feels very unlikely.