Tonight is WWE Survivor Series 2017.
Here is the Pulse Wrestling crew’s full preview with predictions!
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Enzo Amore (c) vs. Kalisto
Michael – Enzo is just a mess. It seems like they are trying to set him up to have the crowd cheer for him to be beat. That’s all well and good, but Kalisto is not the guy to do it.
Spain: Enzo has really managed to get more spotlights on the Cruiserweight Division than anyone else from 205, and I can see him managing to keep hold of the belt if just by the skin of his teeth here if just because of that fact..
Winner (and still WWE Cruiserweight Champion): Enzo Amore
Widro – Hard to see Kalisto winning here.
Intercontinental Champion The Miz (with Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas) vs. United States Champion Baron Corbin
Michael – I think this match will actually surprise some people. And if my hunch is correct, Miz might get full-on face reactions in the match. Miz takes losses all the time, but the reason he can is because he realistically goes over in some really big moments. I think this is one of those.
Winner: The Miz
Spain: This should be interesting. Baron Corbin needs to win some ground back; Miz is on top of his game right now. I can see Miz either being a plucky babyface for the night, or winning with help from his Miztourage. But I can also see the logic in Corbin powering through all opposition and winning out. I’ll call it Miz, as he certainly seems to be in the best position going in.
Winner: The Miz
Widro – Two guys who can’t really work, should be bad.
Men’s traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series interbrand elimination match
Team Raw (Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Finn Bálor, Samoa Joe, and Triple H) vs. Team SmackDown (Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, and John Cena)
Michael – I have no idea how they are planning to book this match. Maybe because everything seems messy and confused on both sides. Smackdown took the last beatdown before the PPV, so WWE logic would suggest they win here. But Undertaker hasn’t come out and threatened everyone’s life if they lose, so what is their motivation? I guess I will have to find another way to choose. On Team Raw I enjoy watching Balor, Joe, Strowman, and Angle most of the time. On Team SD I enjoy watching Nakamura most of the time. Plus, there is always the chance of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn interfering. So let’s say the order of elimination goes like this: Orton (by Strowman), Roode (by Balor), Cena (by Joe), HHH (by Shane), Balor (by Nakamura), Shane (by Angle), Nakamura (by Strowman).
Winner: Team Raw (Strowman, Joe, and Angle surviving)
Spain: There is just so much going on here. You’ve got Owens and Zayn on one side and Jason Sadface on another. At the same time, you’ve got Kane. You’ve got the fact that Angle might have some bad feeling about Triple H Pedigreeing his bastard spawn and there’s the whole Kurt Angle losing his job thing. Add into that the fact that SmackDown won this last year and it’s got to fit in with a bunch of other stuff…God, this is confusing. You know what, I’ll stay loyal and back Team Blue for a two year streak.
Winners: Team SmackDown
Widro – Shane never wins.
Women’s traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series interbrand elimination match
Team Raw (Alicia Fox, Nia Jax, Asuka, Sasha Banks, and Bayley) vs. Team SmackDown (Becky Lynch, Carmella, Naomi, Tamina, and ?????) (with Lana)
Michael – One team has Asuka. The other doesn’t. That is pretty much all she wrote, I would think. How about the order of elimination goes like this: Fox (by Naomi), mystery woman who is probably Natalya (by Banks), Carmella (by Asuka), Banks (by Lynch), Jax (by Tamina), Tamina (by Bayley), Naomi (by Asuka), Bayley (by Lynch), Lynch (by Asuka)
Winner: Team Raw (Asuka surviving)
Spain: This would be super-obvious if it wasn’t for the fact that it needs in some way to fit in with the other elimination matches. It seems fairly obvious that Asuka needs to keep her mystique and dominance, so short of her getting disqualified then it seems like a slam dunk for RAW. I guess Paige could make her actual debut on the Team SmackDown – everything else has been mixed up at the last second – but even that doesn’t seem like it would be enough. If Asuka gets DQ’d, of course, that’ll be an instant signal that SmackDown will win, but it seems unlikely.
Winners: Team RAW
Widro – Smackdown will lose the mens so they win the womens.
Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso)
Michael – This will be the match of the night. No doubt in my mind. And while personally I would like to see The Bar pick up the victory, I think they give The Usos the nod here after a fantastic match with mutual appreciation after.
Winners: The Usos
Spain: Been a fair few switches in this match, and I think that I’ll pick the result of this one based on the fact that the second tag team match seems quite obvious. Another win for Team SmackDown with the Usos winning after an ultra-competitive match.
Winners: The Usos
Widro – Should be a great match.
Winner: The Bar
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) vs. WWE Champion AJ Styles
Michael – This is much more intriguing as a match than Lesnar versus Mahal was. The only problem is that this is the second PPV in a row that Styles has been inserted into a BIG TIME match with no build up. He and Balor did a great job in the last one. And I think he and Lesnar will do a good job here. I just have a feeling this is going to be more of a storyline build for the future instead of a huge match. As such, I am guessing that Jinder possibly gets involved and costs Lesnar the match in some wacky way. Styles then takes a beatdown from Mahal before Lesnar destroys Mahal with roughly 564 suplexes in a row.
Winner: AJ Styles (via nefarious and poorly timed interference)
Spain: God I’d love for Styles to win this. I’d love it so very, very much. But I’m afraid I just can’t see it. Lesnar is being saved, like a bottle of fine wine, for a special guest (called Roman Reigns), and until then he’s untouchable. I just hope we get a really competitive match out of it, and I hope even more that I’m wrong about this prediction.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
Widro – Really looking forward to this one.
The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins) vs. The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods)
Michael – Is it just me, or has The New Day been acting more and more heelish lately? I think they play that up more in this match, but to no avail. This is the Shield reunion match they wanted to do before Reigns got sick and I doubt they waste it here.
Winner: The Shield
Spain: The Shield’s had a rocky old start so far, and it seems like the best fix for that would be a victory. The New Day, I think, can stand the loss; the Shield needs a dominant victory on a large stage. Victory for the Hounds of Justice over the Unicorns of the WWE.
Winners: The Shield
Widro – Boooo.
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair
Michael – They already gave Charlotte the feel good win in her hometown and got to honor her dad as well. I’m guessing that was a way to butter her up so she makes Bliss look like a world-beater.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
Spain: I’m far happier about this match than the alternative we could have gotten. I’m just going to go with my gut on this one and say that Charlotte reminds RAW how dominant she was on that show, particularly so soon after becoming Women’s Champion. Expect a valiant but losing effort from Alexa Bliss.
Widro – Alexa is a big talker but Charlotte is rightfully back on track with a big push.
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