Survivor Series Predictions

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Oh how a couple of weeks can really alter a card. It seems like swerve after swerve kept being thrown at the WWE Universe and ultimately the combination of swerves turned Survivor Series into must-see television.

The stacked card is highlighted by returning legends, breakout stars waiting in the wings, former rivals and prolific stables. And oh yeah, Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles.

As we’ve been told multiple times, Survivor Series is the only time of the year where Raw and Smackdown superstars go head-to-head. That being the case, we’ll be treated to quite a few unique match-ups. Let’s get a deeper look at the card as WWE attempts to put together one of the best shows of the year.

1.) Cruiserweight Championship

Enzo Amore(c) vs. Kalisto

EnzobadaboomKyle Boris: This match will kick off Survivor Series, but I don’t expect it to tear the roof down. Enzo will probably have quite a few minutes to speak his mind before the match and that will probably be the highlight of the match. Kalisto is a formidable opponent, but he doesn’t seem to be the right one to take the belt from Amore. Shenanigans from Drew Gulak will most likely spoil Kalisto’s opportunity.

Prediction: Enzo by pinfall

Jason Zoblin: This has been an exciting feud thus far. Enzo is a fantastic heel, he’s incredible on the mic and he has really come into his own after his end with his former partner, Big Cass. He’s making 205 Live relevant with Neville out of the picture. Kalisto is incredibly talented as well and it’s been great to see the two compete against each other because of how different their styles are. However, I think Enzo holds on to the belt, but only until Neville returns to claim his throne.

Prediction: Enzo by pinfall

2.) Champion vs. Champion

The Miz vs. Baron Corbin

KB: If we’re heading toward the direction of WWE feuds taking place on Twitter then I am all for it. We already know how dynamic The Miz can be on the mic(and on his phone), but this feud really shed light to how good Baron Corbin can be when pushed and matched up with someone like The Miz.

As for the match itself, it’s not going to win match of the night honors, but the hostility these two shared on social media definitely make this more intriguing than it had any right being.

Prediction: Miz by pinfall

JZ: The constant bickering between these two has been great to see. These are two brash, angry superstars and it will be interesting to see them go at it. Corbin had been coasting for a couple months after losing his Money in the Bank opportunity, but the United States Championship has gotten him back on track. He now has the chance to prove himself against a veteran like The Miz. However, The Miz’s experience will be the difference here.

Prediction: Miz by pinfall

3.) Champions vs. Champions

Cesaro & Sheamus vs. The Usos

KB: Tag wrestling has been sensational in 2017 leading up to a champions vs. champions match between The Bar and The Usos. I fully expect both of these tandems to pull out every stop to prove who is the best of the best. The Usos have been at this for years and are arguably doing their best work of their careers, while The Bar got thrown together and somehow turned into one of the most exciting and fun to watch teams. This really could go either way, but I think Jimmy and Jey get it done because of their longer history.

Prediction: The Usos by pinfall

Ai1UjGnYJZ: The Usos are one of my favorite tag teams in the WWE right now. They’ve been so captivating as heels that the crowd has recently recognized it and been on their side. Sheamus and Cesaro have also been great as their battles are always intense. Because Sheamus and Cesaro were thrown into this match at the last moment, I think the Usos have the advantage.

Prediction: Usos by pinfall

4.) Women’s 5-on-5 Elimination Match

Team Raw: Alicia Fox, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Nia Jax & Asuka

vs.

Team Smackdown: Becky Lynch, Naomi, Carmella, Tamina & Natalya

KB: Is there any way this doesn’t end up being Asuka as the sole survivor forced to take down the entire Smackdown Live team? Asuka can’t pick up her first loss here, especially in a tag match. Her match with Emma was decent, but Survivor Series has real potential to be her coming out party.

Prediction: Team Raw as Asuka is the sole survivor

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JZ: This one should be a fun one and as is the case of late, the women have the chance to steal the show. What would really make the match great is a return from Paige. She’s been out long enough and her return could give Team Smackdown the  spark they need.

Prediction: Team Smackdown with Becky as the sole survivor

5.) 6-Man Tag Match

The Shield vs. The New Day

KB: In a contest containing six of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE, it’ll be interesting to see whose side the fans are on. This would be the perfect match to start the main card with as both teams will get the crowd roaring.

The Shield have just recently gotten back together so it makes sense to have them go over, but I wouldn’t be surprised if best friends Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn find their way to the ring for this one leading to a dirty finish.

Prediction: The Shield by pinfall

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JZ: Two of the most popular stables going face-to-face so it should be gripping to watch. It has been amazing to see The Shield come back to life because the trio are at their best when they’re together. Roman, Dean and Seth will be out for revenge and Survivor Series is their chance to get redemption.

Prediction: The Shield by pinfall

6.) Champion vs. Champion

Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair

KB: Bliss vs. Natalya didn’t have anyone jumping out of their seat with excitement. The last-minute substitution of Charlotte Flair immediately turned this into a star-studded affair that everyone will be tuned in for. With Charlotte just recently getting the belt, I think she’ll use that momentum to represent the blue brand.

Prediction: Charlotte Flair by submission

JZ: It’s exciting to see Charlotte in this match and champion again. She is easily the best female athlete in the WWE right now and she is a fantastic addition to this PPV. With that being said, Alexa Bliss is a great heel, and can bring it every step of the way regardless of the opponent. This one is a toss up, but I don’t see Charlotte losing.

Prediction: Charlotte by pinfall

7.) Men’s 5-on-5 Elimination Match

Team Raw: Kurt Angle, HHH, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor & Samoa Joe

vs.

Team Smackdown: Shane McMahon, John Cena, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura & Bobby Roode

KB: Angle vs. Cena. Joe vs. Roode. HHH vs. Shane. Balor vs. Nakamura.

The combinations are endless for this match and each one gets more and more exciting. No matter the logistics surrounding the fight for brand supremacy, this match is what it is; 10 of the most amazing figures on the roster thrown together to make moment after moment.

In the end, I think Orton is one of the survivors because of his fantastic record in these sort of matches(see below) and his new buddy Nakamura will join him to help fend off Team Raw after HHH and Kurt fight with each other.

Prediction: Team Smackdown as Orton and Nakamura are the remaining members

JZ: Throughout the past few weeks, it has been awesome to see the two brands get ready for this encounter. With Smackdown taking Raw under siege, and then Raw retaliating this week, it has been thrilling stuff.

This match could end up the starting point for future feuds between possibly HHH and Kurt Angle or even Shane McMahon. It’s going to be a fun one to watch, but I do think Angle will lead his team to victory.

Prediction: Team Raw as Kurt Angle and HHH are the only survivors

8.) Champion vs. Champion

Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles

KB: I didn’t hate Jinder Mahal as much as everyone else, but man is the a phenomenal upgrade. Not many actually wanted to see Mahal and Lesnar fight. Lesnar/Styles is the money match and really turned a good card into a great card. I think the two styles of these competitors will gel well together and if Brock can go at least 15 minutes this has potential to be Match of the Year because of the aura around it.

Prediction: Lesnar by pinfall

downloadJZ: This showdown will be one for the ages. A Wrestlemania worthy event. AJ Styles is not only one of the best athletes, but also has become a crowd favorite in such a short time. Brock is ruthless and fierce like a bull and it will be intriguing to see how Styles attempts to take down the beast. My heart says AJ, but logistically Brock has to stay strong leading up to Wrestlemania. At the end of the night, Lesnar will remain the reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion.

Prediction: Lesnar by pinfall

 


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Author: Kyle Boris

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