A traditional Surviver Series was held on Sunday in Houston, Texas, which also was the 31st event of the Survivor Series and it yielded some of the fascinating and unexpected results.
WWE Raw brand ultimately defeated the WWE Smackdown brand by a final score of 4-3.
3 matches were held in the pre show, that involved the Cruiserweight title defense.
- The first match was between Elias and Matt Hardy which Elias won.
- Enzo Amore successfully defended his Cruiserweight title against Mexican high flier Kalisto.
- Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens faced the Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango), in which Owens tapped Fandango to win the match.
Main Show Results:
|1||The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins) defeated The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods)||Six-man interbrand tag team match||21:20|
|2||Team Raw (Alicia Fox, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Asuka, and Nia Jax) defeated Team SmackDown (Becky Lynch, Naomi, Carmella, Natalya, and Tamina)||5-on-5 Survivor Series interbrand elimination match||18:35|
|3||United States Champion Baron Corbin defeated Intercontinental Champion The Miz (with Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel)||Non-title Champion vs. Champion interbrand singles match||9:35|
|4||SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso) defeated Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus||Non-title Champions vs. Champions interbrand tag team match||15:55|
|5||SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair defeated Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss by submission||Non-title Champion vs. Champion interbrand singles match||15:00|
|6||Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defeated WWE Champion AJ Styles||Non-title Champion vs. Champion interbrand singles match||15:25|
|7||Team Raw (Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Finn Bálor, Samoa Joe, and Triple H) defeated Team SmackDown (Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, and John Cena)||5-on-5 Survivor Series interbrand elimination match; had Team Raw lost, Kurt Angle would have been fired as Raw General Manager||33:20|
Asuka was the sole survivor in the Women’s traditional Survivor Series match while Braun Strowman and Triple H were the last men of the Men’s Survivor Series match.
Things we learned:
- Baron Corbin is quite superior as the lanky man may speak a bit too much, but he won it convincingly against a shielded Miz. Corbin had to tackle Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel as well as they tried to interfere, in the end it was a superb victory for the United States Champion.
- The new RAW sensation Asuka will enhance the level of Women’s division as she certainly looks a long race runner. She was extremely impressive in her first ever pay per view and the Japanese was sublime, specially with her Asuka Lock. The Empress of Tomorrow looks certainly a great addition to RAW’s arsenal and many more glories to come for the former NXT sensation.Embed from Getty Images
Charlotte beat RAW’s Alexa Bliss
- Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens still have a part to play in the longer run, in the past weeks there has been speculations that their career may be in the fringes and they were also relegated to the pre show. Although both Owens and Zayn were probably disappointed that they didn’t wrestle an actual match at Survivor Series, they later came on and beat up Shane Mcmahon during the traditional match and this surely be a focal point on the show going forward, which may be better for them than any match could have been.