Why can't we have nice things. Of course Becky Lynch gets concussed the week before the most anticipated women's match in recent memory. Yet, maybe Nia Jax's clumsy maneuver lead WWE's storytelling to better things!
Plus WWE rewrites a wrong from the WrestleMania 31 season. As Brock Lesnar will finally face Daniel Bryan. Even though Daniel Bryan is now a heel. Yes, that's super weird to type and it's freaky to consider WWE has been turning all their top babyfaces heel (Shinsuke Nakamura, Becky Lynch, Johnny Gargano, and now Daniel Bryan).
Now Survivor Series has a WrestleMania caliber card. Also WWE saves us from a boring Charlotte Flair-Ronda Rousey WrestleMania feud by having the match at Survivor Series. It could be debated the crowd wanted Asuka vs Rousey too.
10 on 10 Tag Team Match
I do not care about this at all but I think it's time for some POINTS.
AOP vs The Bar (w/ Big Show)
I would assume AOP would win here. WWE needs to build them up. The main roster hasn't been too kind to them. Especially since the departure of their iconic manager Paul Ellering. Yet, Drake Maverick has stepped up to fill AOP's void. Sheamus, Cesaro, and Big Show form a nice trio but how long will that last? Not to mention WWE should give Cesaro a singles run soon.
Buddy Murphy vs Mustafa Ali
Wow, 205 Live made the main card??? Also that Cruiserweight Championship is a hot potato. I fully expect Mustafa Ali to win on Sunday. I don't follow 205 Live that well. I just hope they have a good match.
Winner: Mustafa Ali
RAW vs SmackDown Traditional Elimination Men Match
This should be a fun match. It includes three superstar who weren't around last year in this event Bobby Lashley, Jeff Hardy, and Rey Mysterio. Also it is one of the nights a year where Shane McMahon plays tough guy. RAW has the size but SmackDown has the experience by far. I have to think that WWE finally gives SmackDown an important victory.
I think Rey Mysterio will eliminate Braun Strowman. I just have that gut feeling. I feel like because there is no stakes it favors the SmackDown guys better. Plus RAW's team is inferior. Glad they finally got Finn into a match with some meaning though.
Winners: Team SmackDown
Women's 5 on 5 Survivor Series Match
I would usually give this to SmackDown but I'm sure WWE wants to establish Nia Jax and Tamina as forces within the women's division. Jax's mistake on Monday helped us get an impressive match for WrestleMania 35. What I'm going to be watching in this match is a few things. How Asuka does overall, same goes for Ruby Riott and Mickie James, also how Carmella can bounce back after being champ, and if Sonya Deville or the mystery partner can become more SmackDown women's division mainstays.
Winners: Team RAW
Seth Rollins vs Shinsuke Nakamura
Rollins vs Nakamura has the potential to steal the night. As long as outsiders don't get involved. Yet, I'm betting on a Dean Ambrose run-in. Nakamura and Rollins better wear their best pop culture inspired ring gear this Sunday because it's going to be a match! I feel Nakamura will earn the big victory on Sunday but due to Ambrose. This match is near the top of my list.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
Ronda Rousey vs Charlotte Flair
Well... we didn't get Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey. Thankfully, that match will be saved for WrestleMania 35. WWE hasn't had this hot of a character (Becky Lynch) since Daniel Bryan circa 2014. If you thought Rousey was over just take a look at Lynch and how she commanded our attention on Monday night. Undoubtedly, Lynch has the better promo game which helps but Lynch looks like a serious competitor next to Rousey. It's time for fans to forget the MMA mindset in all of WWE. Anyone of any size can face in WWE.
I'm excited for Lynch/Rousey when that happens but the biggest move WWE made was giving us the rumored WrestleMania 35 main event at Survivor Series and saving us from a boring "legacy" feud. Charlotte Flair is the women's division answer to Roman Reigns. She wins. Look at what she brought out in Becky Lynch. There is no way WWE is going to have their most successful women's star of the women's revolution take the loss to someone who hasn't even had experience yet. WWE made Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair the staples of the new women's era having both of them winning multiple titles from different brands. Rousey has already defeated Bliss. Though that fits with Bliss' whiny character. Charlotte Flair is a whole new game for Rousey.
Flair has the experience and edge over Rousey. Although it would be a terrible look to have one of your most dominant champions get laid out by a true-newcomer. Unless WWE makes it part of the Rousey/Lynch feud. Having Rousey get a dominant win over Charlotte Flair would help hype the confrontation between Rousey and Lynch. Another thing that all of this does is set in motion the highly-anticipated Four Horsewomen of MMA vs Four Horsewomen of WWE match.
This one is a tough decision. I'm excited to watch this match go down. In the end I have to go with Ronda Rousey. I just have the feeling WWE is doing the dreaded "undefeated streak" gimmick with her. Something they really should avoid. Yet they are still going to do it.
Winner: Ronda Rousey
Brock Lesnar vs Daniel Bryan
FINALLY. FINALLY. FINALLY.
We finally get this freaking match. I really thought we missed out on that when Daniel Bryan retired. For those of you that don't remember. WrestleMania 31 season had the return of Daniel Bryan after his triumphant-turned-tragic WrestleMania 30 victory-injury. Yet right when Daniel Bryan got injured. The Shield was no more. WWE would begin to groom Roman Reigns to be "The Man." Yet there was a rightful resistance from the fans. Who were still in love with Daniel Bryan's story and victory from a year ago. Leading us to believe the ultimate redemption storyline would be Daniel Bryan facing Brock Lesnar for the title he never lost. Unfortunately WWE went in a different direction due to Bryan's injury concerns and placed Reigns in the match with Lesnar. Thankfully, Seth Rollins cashed in and made an iconic WrestleMania moment.
Fast forward to Survivor Series. Daniel Bryan now a heel. After defeating AJ Styles on SmackDown for the WWE Championship. It's like Daniel Bryan decided he wanted to start fresh after being given a clean bill of health. His ring gear is green and blue instead of the classic maroon and grey. Daniel Bryan is going to be a heel. Once the biggest babyface in the company, decided to reinvent himself. Bryan was a heel-ish character with Kane before he became a mega star. Maybe this turn will lead him back to the light side.
All that I know is that Brock Lesnar vs Daniel Bryan is a dream match. It's another match I never thought we would witness. To all the "size critics" on Twitter... Daniel Bryan will be just fine against Brock Lesnar. Size means nothing in WWE. Remember this man defeated 3/4 of Evolution in one night.
Even though Daniel Bryan is a changed character. I plan on rooting for him on Sunday against Brock Lesnar. WWE wants him to work that match as a babyface and I think that's obviously the right call. It pains me to predict Brock Lesnar because Daniel Bryan would of been the ultimate choice to slay the beast. The ultimate underdog defeats the beast.
I really hope I'm wrong and we see a major YES wave on Sunday night.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
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