WWE Results: Survivor Series 2017
This is my second time writing the results, so forgive me if I'm not as witty as I think I normally am. But with that out of the way, we've come to the end of the war of the shows, battle of the brands, Raw vs Smackdown, WWE presents Bragging Rights 2017!
With virtually nothing at stake, but pride, I guess Raw and Smackdown go head to head for the brand they're currently signed to, but could easily get traded or drafted in the next few months. Oh and Kurt Angle's job is on the line because Stephanie McMahon is a castrating son of a bitch.
And way we go!
Enzo Amore (c) vs Kalisto (Cruiserweight Championship match)
Previously unannounced for the Kickoff Elias beat Matt Hardy, continuing his rise to mediocrity, and following this match, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn beat Breezango, foreshadowing they will show up again.
However, as far as this cruiserweight match goes, I'll admit Enzo did better than I was expecting. He retained clean, which is more credit than I gave him, but he's the right champ for the division over Kalisto.
Winnes: Enzo Amore (All)
The Shield vs The New Day
Got to say, I wasn't expecting this match to start the PPV, but it was a solid beginning. The New Day really did prove why they are one of the top tag teams, despite what Brundan may think. However, being The Shield's first PPV match since their return, there was no way they were going to lose. The fans still aren't fully behind Roman Reigns, and they let him know during the match, but this outing of The Shield's was a step in the right direction to return them to their former glory. I'll be curious to see how they use them moving forward.
Winners: The Shield (All)
Team Raw (Alicia Fox [captain], Nia Jax, Asuka, Sasha Banks, and Bayley) vs Team Smackdown (Becky Lynch [captain], Carmella, Naomi, Tamina, Natalya) (Traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series match)
It was surprising to see Becky Lynch eliminated first from the match. I'm glad they built up the Nia Jax/Tamina battle, but it could have been done a bit better and longer. But end of the day, this really is the story of one person; Asuka. She was the reason why none of us bet against the red team, and justified those picks by being the sole survivor and eliminating 3 of the 5 women on Team Smackdown
Winner: Team Raw (all)
The Miz vs Baron Corbin (Champion vs Champion match)
The Miz really is one of the most underrated performs in the biz, but Corbin showed he shouldn't be slept on either. I'm personally not a fan of his, but this may have been his best match since being called up from NXT. Sadly, it was still only a mediocre bout, but it could have been a hell of a lot worse.
Winner: Baron Corbin (Double A, Rybo Slice)
The Bar vs The Usos (Champions vs Champions match)
Cesaro is in my top 5 wrestlers currently in the WWE and The Usos are possibly my favorite tag team right now, so I would have enjoyed a 60 minute Iron Man match with these 4. As it stands, they put on a great show, with incredible reversals, near falls, crazy spots, and overall awesomeness. I would have prefered the point in voting, but I'm glad The Usos got the 'w' either way.
Winner: The Usos (Brundan, Rybo Slice)
Alexa Bliss vs Charlotte Flair (Champion vs Champion match)
Alexa Bliss is best when talking shit, and although she was able to do some of that during the match, the ladies would have been better served had Bliss been able to cut a promo against Charlotte, who could have responded by screeching into the mic like she always does. As far as the match goes, it was more or less as expected with Charlotte causing Alexa to tap to the figure-8.
Winner: Charlotte Flair (Brundan, Double A, Rybo Slice)
Brock Lesnar vs AJ Styles (Champion vs Champion match)
Holy flabby tits Batman! Brock looks out of shape. He quickly turns red, and it isn't his attempt to support his brand. Brock may have dominated the beginning of the match, but you can tell he was sweating too much for so early in the fight. I started getting worried that they were going to have it be a squash match, but thankfully AJ mounted some offense of his own. Brock did a good job of selling his injuries, but in the end, Rybo called the match finish to a 'T'. Brock for the win with an F5.
Winner: Brock Lesnar (Double A, Pink, Rybo Slice)
Team Raw (Kurt Angle[captain] Triple H, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe) vs Team Smackdown (Shane McMahon [captain] John Cena, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode) (Traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series match)
Damn they did Shinsuke dirty by having him eliminated first, but really the only one that would have made sense was Randy Orton, and that's only because I've really soured on his boring schtick. Just as I had predicted Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn came and interfered in the match, but were beaten off by Shane (yea I said it) with a chair. And Bobby Roode was eliminated, leaving Smackdown in the hole b 2. The two eliminated people returned to help the entire team suplex Braun Strowman through an announce table. Cena takes out Joe with two AA's. Cena is eliminated by two Angle Slams and a Coup de Graces and Orton quickly eliminates Finn with an RKO. Braun returns and eliminates Randy with a powerslam, leaving Strowman, HHH, and Angle against Shane McMahon. Angle has him in an ankle lock for a while until Trip takes out Kurt with a Pedigree, and placing Shane on top, getting Kurt eliminated. They tried to convince us that HHH is going to help Shane against Braun, but Triple H "swerves us" by Pedigreeing Shane, and winning the match for Raw. Braun yells at Trip, saying not to touch him again, of course HHH does, and he gets power slammed.
Winner: Team Raw (Double A)
The champ is here! ...and there? That's right, there was a tie. Usually, I don't like PPV's ending with two of us tying, but since I'm one of the two, I'll take it.
I think this was a fun PPV, and lived up to the hype that they put onto themselves