WWE Survivor Series 2017 Preview
The WWE Survivor Series is less than two weeks away on Nov. 19 at the Toyota Center in Houston, and the hype is at an all-time high. Who will take the Tag Team Belt? What about the Universal Champion and Women’s Champion? And who will make up the rest of the 5-on-5 teams? We have the preview you are looking for below.
Brock Lesnar vs. Jinder Mahal
Champion vs. Champion
Brock Lesnar is the current Universal Champion, having been a dominant force to be reckoned with in the WWE for years. But Jinder Mahal has fought his way up through the ranks and has claimed the title of WWE Champion with sweat, tears, and so, so much blood. The Beast Incarnate is the favorite to win over the Modern Day Maharaja, but the Indian superstar certainly earned his spot with a shocking upset over Randy Orton, and he is looking to do the same in the fall classic.
Dean Ambrose and Seth Colins vs. The Usos
Tag Team Champion Match
Jimmy and Jey Uso are coming off of one of the best Hell in a Cell matches in recent history, having to prove themselves to earn their Raw belt back from The New Day. Meanwhile, SmackDown Champion Dean Ambrose and Seth Collins have been more or less dominant, only requiring Kurt Angle’s help to win a 3-on-5 Handicap Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match. The last time these two teams came face to face, it led to a war of words that spilled out of the ring and onto the mean streets of Twitter.
Alexa Bliss vs. Natalya
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss has been rising through the ranks this year since jumping ship from SmackDown to join Raw, but SmackDown Champion and veteran scrapper Natalya has no intention of letting her domination of SmackDown end with a loss to her former teammate at the Survivor Series. On pure talent alone, it would seem that Natalya should win this, but her reputation for wearing out early could cost her against the spry Little Miss Bliss.
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The Miz vs. Baron Corbin
Intercontinental Champ vs. US Champ
Both The Miz and Baron Corbin are hardheaded and stubborn with a history of clashing with management. Heck, if they both played under the same brand you could imagine they’d be friends. Heck, Intercontinental Champ The Miz owes part of his rise to US Champ Baron Corbin thanks to his distraction of Kalisto last November, allowing him to retain his belt at the time. But now, these two will face off in what could be the sleeper hit battle of the event thanks to their aggressive (read: occasionally dirty) styles and the potential for interference from an ally or three, especially from the Miztourage.
Traditional Survivor Series
While we only know 4 of the Raw team participants, and 2 of Smackdown’s, this is the event everybody is looking forward to. Kurt Angle will take Team Red’s helm personally in order to save face with Stephanie McMahon, backed by the Monster Among Men himself, Braun Strowman. The rest of the team remains to be revealed, but their foes will be led by Shane McMahon, backed by Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Bobby Roode, leaving one at large spot unrevealed. Heck, we’d watch just the six of these beasts duke it out and be happy, but this will almost certainly be a barn burner.
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
Team SmackDown already has a full squad, led by none other than Becky Lynch. Her backers, picked by Daniel Bryan, will include Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Carmella, and Tamina. While the selection of the team, especially Lynch’s captaincy proved somewhat controversial, and there could be some friendly fire in the match, but at least they have a full squad. Team Raw will be led by Alicia Fox, whose epic upset in a threeway with Sasha Banks and Bayley showed she has what it takes, and her selection of Nia Jax showed that she is playing to win. As for the rest, well, we’ll have to wait and see what happens over the next few weeks.