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Survivor Series Predictions and Projections

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Survivor Series Predictions and Projections

Tonight is the night, the night where WWE Raw and SmackDown Live compete for brand supremacy. Of course, I am talking about the 2017 Survivor Series; and oh what a show they have tonight! Two traditional Survivor Series team matches, and every champion from both brands facing off against each other.

You can believe that this event will be a memorable one. So, let’s begin, no particular order in the matches.

Well, at least after the match on the preshow.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Enzo Amore (c) vs. Kalisto

Well, where to begin on this one. Okay, so, if you have read my opinion piece on Enzo, you would know that I believe he is the best thing to have happened to the division. Aside from the promotion finally utilizing Kalisto in the division, the Enzo move is a no-brainer.

With now the top face of the division (Kalisto) and top heel in the division (Enzo) facing off for the title again; it further brings attention to the whole scheme of it. The title, the division, and 205 Live.

So far, Enzo has had a decent run with the title for his second time around. But, being that this has the build for a good back and forth rivalry, I think it’s going to be Kalisto coming out on top tonight.

It’s my gut feeling, which usually isn’t wrong, but, there have been times where it was. They’re rare, but, it happens.

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Winner: (And new Champion) Kalisto

Main Show:

The Shield (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns) vs. The New Day (Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston & Big E)

This one is going to be a fun one, folks. Alright, so we have the newly reformed (and I say “newly reformed”, as in they have only been together for a month or two) Shield taking on The New Day. To say that these teams are evenly matched would be quite the understatement.

You have your high flyers in Seth Rollins and Kofi Kingston, your wildcards in Xavier Woods and Dean Ambrose, and your powerhouses in both Roman Reigns and Big E.

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The New Day took the first shot after SmackDown Live put Raw #UnderSiege. Raw, however, got the last laugh, putting SmackDown Live on notice when they pulled an invasion of their own. This, of course, happened after New Day cost Rollins and Ambrose the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships with a distraction. The titles changed hands, with The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) winning the belts.

Don’t think The Shield has forgotten that. They’ll be looking for a little more retribution tonight, and you can bet the ranch that New Day will have a plan of counter-attack.

I see the Shield coming out of this one with the victory, if for no other reason than the need to have The Shield look strong. More precisely, Roman Reigns.

Winner: The Shield

Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair

The Goddess versus The Queen. And to be fair, The Queen has more riding on this victory than The Goddess. See? Charlotte Flair actually surpassed Alexa Bliss this past Thursday; becoming the first WWE Woman to win the NXT Women’s championship, the WWE Divas’ championship, as well as the Raw and SmackDown Women’s championships, respectively.

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This, in the storyline, has to have Alexa Bliss a little jealous. Or, at least she should be. It makes her claim as “goddess” seem less significant than she thinks it.

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Interesting thing is that being that this is a big match, for Flair to be the face is interesting. Expect Bliss to pull out all of the heel moves she can to try and beat Flair. Flair is going to put on a good effort, but in the end, I see Bliss pulling off the upset.

Not so much that she needs it… Okay, she’s going to need it, especially since the Asuka call-up.

Winner: Alexa Bliss

Raw Tag Team Champions The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus) vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso)

Jimmy and Jey Uso are going to have their hands full tonight, they have The Bar to deal with. The Bar has been a reasonably dominant team, and for good reason. Sheamus and Cesaro are two powerhouses that you cannot sleep on in the Raw Tag Division.

They have run through the best and worst that their division has to offer, and took advantage when New Day made the distraction two weeks ago. One Brogue Kick, and it was off to the promised land for them.

Tonight, however, The Bar is going to have to deal with a team that will pull any and all stops to secure the victory. The Usos have turned the SmackDown Live Tag Division into, what they lovingly call “The Usos Penitentiary”.

While both teams have a knack for taking advantage of a situation, I expect The Usos to reign supreme in this one. There’s going to be good back and forth, but I believe The Bar will make mistakes. Costly mistakes and the Brothers Uce will come out on top because of it.

Winners: The Usos

Team Raw (Alicia Fox, Nia Jax, Asuka (or Paige?), Sasha Banks, and Bayley) vs. Team SmackDown (Becky Lynch, Carmella, Naomi, Tamina, and Natalya, Nikki Bella?)

Alright, I don’t want to see Asuka get her first loss in a team battle, but, ehh, I think I am going to have to see it happen. Although, I personally don’t think it’s going to happen tonight; I don’t see Asuka taking her first loss at Survivor Series.

This can be prevented, IF, they take her out of the match before the match, a’la Nikki Bella during last year’s Survivor Series. Where Natalya took her spot on the team. If they did, then Paige would make for an adequate replacement. And seeing as she was seen this past week backstage at Raw, they could pull it off.

But, I think the true wildcard will be a rumored returning Nikki Bella as the mystery fifth member of Team SmackDown. And because of it, Team Blue is going to walk out of there with the victory.

Winners: Team SmackDown

WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz (with Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas) vs. WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin

This one can go either way, honestly. With the WWE wanting to push Corbin to the moon, having him win against The Miz would probably be the kickstart needed. Not to say that he needs one, as he is the US Champion, and a dominant one, at that.

But, The Miz is probably one of the biggest names Corbin will face so far, so you can believe that this one is going to go down to the wire. The Miztourage are definitely going to play a part in this match, and while I believe the company wants Corbin to win, they’re going to give it to Miz.

The Miz will walk out of Survivor Series with a win and a grin.

Winner: The Miz

Universal Champion Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) vs. WWE Champion AJ Styles

The WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar has not had a great record when it comes to Survivor Series, as he is 0-4 lifetime at the event. WWE Champion AJ Styles looks to make it a solid 0-5 for “The Beast Incarnate”. Is it possible for it to happen?

Well, it isn’t impossible, improbable, maybe, but not impossible.

Although, “The Phenomenal One” is going to have his hands full with the mayor of “Suplex City”, he can pull off an upset. Styles has faced bigger and tougher opponents, to say that he doesn’t stand a chance would be going against his reputation.

HOWEVER, being that they need Brock to look strong by the time he reaches WrestleMania next year, I can’t fathom seeing him take another loss at this years’ Survivor Series. I mean, he lost last year to Goldberg, he’s going to lose this year?

I don’t think it’s going to happen; if Lesnar doesn’t win, it’ll only make him look weaker as champ. Lesnar will prove to be too much for the smaller Styles and walk away victorious.

Winner: Brock Lesnar

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)

And now, we reach the main event of the evening. Team Raw, captained by Kurt Angle, his team of Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe and Triple H; set to go into battle with Team SmackDown. Captained by Shane McMahon, his team consisting of Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, and the “free agent” John Cena.

Now, SmackDown made the first shot, when they put Raw “Under Siege” three weeks ago. And for some time, the Blue Brand looked strong because of it. But, as we all saw, Raw came back and returned the favor this past week, looking stronger than SmackDown.

And while Team Red has both an Olympic hero and The Game, Team Blue has a Super Cena. Expect Cena to take a large chunk out of Raw’s team, if not because of the in-fighting that will likely happen, then because of an interference or two.

I think that we will see run-ins from Jason Jordan (angry at both Triple H for the pedigree and Angle for letting Trips take his spot); we will see Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn try to get revenge on Shane McMahon, for him “costing them” so much.

I see them being the reason why it will come down to the nitty-gritty, but Raw will likely stand tall. If for no other reason than to see more Angle as GM.

Winner: Team Raw

Oh, the storylines that will come from tonight. It’s looking to be a wild one. I hope you guys enjoyed my insight into how I think the night will go. Please, feel free to keep score below in the comments section.

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Have a great one, folks, and enjoy 2017’s Survivor Series.

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