Jay's Ways - WWE Survivor Series 2017 Preview Submitted by Justin Watry on 11/19/2017 at 02:22 AM
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WWE Survivor Series 2017 Preview
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Kickoff Show Match: Champion Enzo Amore vs. Kalisto
No explanation needed.
The New Day vs. The Shield
The first of many Raw vs. Smackdown LIVE matches. The easiest one to predict though. Let's be honest. The Shield reuniting at Survivor Series makes for a much better story than them returning last Monday night. I can't believe WWE was unable to wait six more days. Now in the history books, it will say the group debuted at Survivor Series and reunited...six days before Survivor Series 2017. At least with the originally planned TLC bout in October, it still had historical value because of their first official match back in December 2012. Long story short, The New Day are still yawn inducing, and I don't see many backers of them anymore after I had been the long person beating that drum for months on end. As usual, I was ahead of the curve, and the three are beyond stale. The Shield win because they should. Believe that.
WINNER: The Shield
Sheamus & Cesaro vs. The Usos
I love the Survivor Series 2017 card changes. Last minute, throw together, panic, whatever. Who cares? WWE got it right in the end, and that is what matters. Better than sticking with garbage 'just because.' They corrected course and have one heck of a lineup for Sunday. The Usos are my prediction. Not really sure because of the heel vs. heel dynamic. Does it truly mean anything five seconds after the battle concludes? Probably not. Cesaro and Sheamus will carry on as usual on Monday, and The Usos will keep fighting pairs on Tuesdays. For these fifteen minutes though, we should be in store for a heck of a clash. Team Blue gets one, to tie up the interbrand series.
WINNER: The Usos
Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte
Sorry Natalya, you may follow me on Twitter, but that title reign was pretty pointless. Like Jinder Mahal, WWE was smart to recognize the issue and move on. Rushed or not, it was the correct decision. Being in North Carolina and coming off the Ric Flair 30 For 30 ESPN special was just the icing on the cake. Charlotte won the Smackdown LIVE Womens Title in her hometown (breaking one of those beloved unwritten rules that don't exist), and the division is on the right track again. One move is all it took. Raw has it right as is. Alexa Bliss holds the belt...until Asuka kicks her head off in 30 seconds. Fine by me. For the brand vs. brand battle, Smackdown wins here. Woo!!!
The Miz vs. Baron Corbin
As fun as the social media jabs have been, I am no idea what to expect here. Another heel vs. heel matchup, one where both could probably lose and be okay. In a previous column, I gave the nod to the blue brand. Now, I am thinking The Miz. Honestly, does it matter? Flip a coin. Since the other bouts are going to Raw, let's say Corbin overcomes The Miz, Curtis Axel, and Bo Dallas. Somehow.
WINNER: Baron Corbin
Survivor Series Elimination Match: Alicia Fox (Captain), Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, Asuka and Bayley vs. Becky Lynch (Captain), Carmella, Tamina, Naomi, and ???
Which team is Asuka on? Alright, they win. Screw a DQ or countout elimination. Just have her come in at the end and decimate the five girls from Smackdown LIVE. Paige, Nattie, Bellas, someone from NXT - nobody is ready for Asuka!
Survivor Series Elimination Match: Kurt Angle (Captain), Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe & Triple H vs. Shane McMahon (Captain), Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode and John Cena
What a stacked lineup. You can hate WWE story lines. You can love them. Seriously, just stop and look at the names involved here. The live crowd in Houston is going to be jacked up. It is mind boggling to me that some of these stars are in the same bout this weekend. Randy Orton as the young gun on his team is just hilarious. Shane McMahon in the ring again with Kurt Angle? Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode in such a big spot? John Cena coming back for the blue brand will be opposite Angle and Triple H? Much less, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, and Braun Strowman? Incredible stuff. My guess is something goes down with the Jason Jordan thing, and then HHH has to 'save the day' for Raw. That can then lead to the Kurt Angle in ring comeback tour up to and concluding at WWE WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans against Triple H.
Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles
No doubts here. I picked Brock Lesnar in April. I picked in July. I picked Brock Lesnar in August. I picked Brock Lesnar in September, and I am picking Brock Lesnar in November. For all the people whining and crying about him leaving television for the rest of 2017 after Summerslam...sure are quiet suddenly. The Beast has actually appeared MORE than ideal for a special attraction WWE Universal Champion, and he is more than deserving of another contract. Will that happen? Time will tell. He doesn't care about the brand battles, but Brock wins it for Raw here. On the flip side, AJ Styles is popular and great inside the squared circle. He can lose and not skip a beat. All it will take is one episode of Smackdown LIVE beating up Jinder Mahal, and the fans will forget Survivor Series. No problem. Personally, I hope there is no outside interference as this could legitimately be called a dream match. Best to keep it clean. My gut says Jinder costs AJ the bout unfortunately. Please just let these two slug it out for 10 minutes and end after an F-5 reversed from an AJ flying forearm. No reason for any funny business.
WINNER: Brock Lesnar
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