Triple Z gives his predictions for Survivor Series
Coming off of the spectacular NXT TakeOver: WarGames event. NXT has to pull double duty. Tonight the NXT brand takes on WWE's RAW and SmackDown. In what is probably one of the most anticipated WWE pay-per-views in a while. Survivor Series looks to impress with a stunning card.
Adam Cole vs Pete Dunne
There are a lot of NXT superstars ready for the main roster but Pete Dunne from NXT UK may be the most ready to take the next step. Dunne has now been floating around the main NXT brand but I think it's time for him to move to the main roster. Scary I know but Pete Dunne has such a unique style that he could instantly become a top player on either brand.
Adam Cole is also ready but the difference is, NXT needs all the star power right now to compete against AEW on Wednesday nights. So, I wouldn't expect many NXT call-ups even though a lot of the talent are ready for the big time. I think this will be a formidable match. It's a shame we didn't get the bonkers match of Brock Lesnar vs Adam Cole vs Bray Wyatt but understandably WWE wants to protect both Lesnar and Wyatt. Still, I think Adam Cole will pull off another impressive victory tonight.
Winner: Adam Cole
AJ Styles vs Roderick Strong vs Shinsuke Nakamura
This is going to be wild. Even though AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura didn't live up to the hype a couple years ago. This match with Roderick Strong could be a thriller. I think Roderick Strong pulls off the win. I think WWE really wants Undisputed Era to look like a menacing unit. I do think Nakamura needs to be used more but for now it may not be his time.
Winner: Roderick Strong
Survivor Series Classic Match: Men's Teams
Well, Kevin Owens may be defecting to NXT tonight. Also, Shawn Michaels will reveal NXT's team on the kickoff show. Maybe just maybe they only announce four guys leaving the door open for a Kevin Owens defection or a John Morrison return. Also, NXT may go with a totally different team but I would expect to see Ciampa, Keith Lee, and probably Matt Riddle (unless he shows up later, more on that soon).
RAW in its current state looks like the most complete team. You have Randy Orton as the veteran. Seth Rollins who is a top guy. Kevin Owens and Ricochet who are solid performers, and Drew McIntyre who is a wild card. SmackDown is a team full of headcases except for Roman Reigns. Mustafa Ali and Chad Gable aren't bad picks but they seem out of place. I'm all for WWE pushing new talent though. Braun Strowman and Baron Corbin seem unreliable.
I think the match really comes down to NXT vs RAW. Even though my heart wants NXT. It's probably going to be RAW.
Winners: Team RAW
Survivor Series Classic Match: Women's Teams
NXT should win this. Yes, I'm going high on NXT tonight but in every match it seems like they have the advantages. That SmackDown team is a joke. I honestly have no clue what FOX wants out of SmackDown with teams like this. RAW's team is only slightly better. NXT holds the power though. It's honestly weird how NXT's women's division can be better than your main roster but here we are. Now face the reality.
Winners: Team NXT
The Viking Raiders vs The Undisputed Era vs The New Day
Even though The New Day picking up a big victory here would make sense. I think The Undisputed Era sweeps the night. Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly prove themselves with two of the best teams today.
Winners: The Undisputed Era
Becky Lynch vs Shayna Baszler vs Bayley
This one literally could go to anyone. Becky Lynch winning would establish her as the top threat in all of the women's division. Bayley seems to have gotten better since her heel turn. Shayna Baszler has been a top NXT prospect for quite sometime. If Ronda Rousey returns tonight then we see Baszler win. If she doesn't we could still see Baszler win but I can't imagine NXT winning all these matches. So, I'm going to just give this one to Bayley because why not. Still think there is tons of potential for a four horsewomen of WWE & MMA feud it just comes down to when Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir are ready.
Bray Wyatt vs Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan is wonderful. He can bring a good match out of almost everyone. That being said I absolutely HATE the Fiend gimmick. Maybe it will grow on me over time but right now all I see is Bray Wyatt as just nothing more as a gimmick. Can he really go when it's time to go? That's the big question we will see when he faces Daniel Bryan. Can he have a fun match without all the gimmicky stuff. That still remains to be seen.
Still that championship isn't coming off him any time soon.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Rey Mysterio vs Brock Lesnar
This is a big time match. Brock Lesnar is taking on Rey Mysterio in a No Holds Barred match. A motivated Brock Lesnar is the best version of Brock. It will be fascinating to see what him and Rey can do in the ring. Outside interference is also a possibility and I'm thinking tonight could be a good night for Matt Riddle to strike against Brock Lesnar. Costing him the championship and creating a feud for down the line. Even though that's what I want. I still think Lesnar will walk out of Survivor Series as WWE Champion. Even though Rey Mysterio getting a title run would be awesome even if he is injury prone.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
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