Hey everybody! It’s @TheMagnumDA with your Survivor Series PPV Pick’em report! Today, I’ll be joined by our fearless Editor-in-Chief Colin Vassallo, as well as Tricky Don and the big bad Bull Brother. Needless to say, there’s been a LOT of changes to this year’s Survivor Series card leading up to tonight’s show. Still, we’re expecting a jacked up crowd and some great performances. At the next PPV, we’re going to tally up the 2017 PPV Picks and figure out who will be the Wrestling-Online PPV Pick’em Champion! Yes, there may be a foam belt involved for the winner.
On with the show!
Enzo Amore (c) vs. Kalisto – WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Bull Brother: Welp, since Enzo botched his promo on 205 Live, I feel like he’s in a giving mood as the Holiday Season kicks off. He’s giving us the result, and hopefully the last matchup between these two! Amore retains, and moves on to piss more people off. Look for Gulak to shine in some capacity.
Tricky Don: I think WWE will be building up the 205 live division for some major changes in 2018. In my opinion, it is only a matter of time before Ricochet debuts. Time to build Enzo up for Ricochet. Enzo retains, cementing his place as a Certified G and a bonafide hustler.
Colin: Annoying Enzo seems like he’s doing good in 205 Live so I expect this reign to continue. Enzo for the win.
Magnum: I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Enzo’s act on 205 Live is becoming more and more entertaining as a heel. Even if he had a slip-up last week. I think his hot streak continues into 2018. Enzo wins and holds on to the title.
Intercontinental champion The Miz vs. United States champion Baron Corbin (Non-Title)
Bull Brother: An interesting matchup, and I love the shots that Corbin took at Miz in the early stages of this match announcement. I look for the Lone Wolf to draw first blood and get the W for Team Smackdown. Miztourage won’t be able to do enough to stave off the End Of Days.
Tricky Don: The Miz is due for a win, and the Miztourage is healthy and back in full force. Baron’s push has been put on hold, and for good reason. Miz goes over.
Colin: For me this is the least interesting match on the PPV card. They want to build Corbin up, but The Miz has been fantastic lately. Miz wins with outside interference.
Magnum: I think this is the kind of match that is perfect for Baron Corbin. Miz doesn’t need to win this match, because he can easily get his heat back the following night with MizTV. Corbin, however…needs to continue to build momentum to get back to that top spot. Corbin with the win after some shenanigans.
Raw tag team champions Sheamus and Cesaro vs. Smackdown tag team champions The Usos (Non-Title)
Bull Brother: Even before this match changed with The Bar defeating 2/3 Shield, I felt RAW had the advantage in this match, and that hasn’t changed one bit. Cesaro and Sheamus function well as a unit, and that’s not saying the Usos don’t…but this night will be a back and forth affair, if you see what I’m getting at. Team Red proves their Tag Team Supremacy and RAW gets the W.
Tricky Don: This will be a close one, and a hard one to call. I will have to pick Sheamus and Cesaro.
Colin: Two heel teams going against each other, it doesn’t happen very often. I think Shield vs Usos would have been more interesting from a fan standpoint, but leaving Sheamus and Cesaro out of the PPV would have been criminal. I enjoy watching them so I’ll be rooting for team red on this one. Sheamus and Cesaro win.
Magnum: I think that anyone who won a title recently is going to be treated well at the PPV (with one exception – see below). So I’m going to say that Cesaro and Sheamus will pick up the win.
Raw women’s champion Alexa Bliss vs. Smackdown women’s champion Charlotte Flair (Non-Title)
Bull Brother: The inevitable MITB cash in from Carmella is looming on the horizon. If it doesn’t happen at Survivor Series, it happens at Starrcade, IMO. With that being said, Charlotte finds a way to win and stand tall after Bliss landed that awesome sucker shot on Charlotte during RAW’s invasion of SD.
Tricky Don: With Rhonda Rousey reporting to the WWE training center, I have no other choice but to believe that The Nature Girl will triumphantly go over tonight. Time to build her as an unstoppable champion on her road to WrestleMania.
Colin: I can’t see Charlotte losing after that title win on Tuesday. She is pretty much the John Cena of the women’s division! Give me a Wooooo and a win.
Magnum: Charlotte is another person who won a title recently, so I think that her winning streak will continue tonight. Watch out for Starrcade, though…Carmella could cash-in. When she does, she’ll be bringing Big Cass with her. Miss you already, Ellsworth!
Team Raw (Alicia Fox, Nia Jax, Asuka, Sasha Banks and Bayley) vs. Team Smackdown (Becky Lynch, Carmella, Naomi, Tamina and Natalya) (Traditional Survivor Series Elimination)
Bull Brother: I don’t know how eliminations will go in this one, but 2 things are for sure…Diamonds Are Forever…whoops, wrong promo…2 things are for sure, Asuka stands tall and RAW’s Women get the victory. Take that to the bank!
Tricky Don: Teams of 5 strive to Survive! I am going to go on a limb and predict that Asuka and Nia Jax are the survivors. I’ll pick Nia because the WWE office needs to keep her happy, so she doesn’t walk out again. I’ll pick Asuka because she has the fans behind her. We will see a little tension between the two, and the first build for a match between the two at WrestleMania.
Colin: I will give this to Team Raw simply because I can see Asuka being the sole survivor in this one, keeping her undefeated streak.
Magnum: I’ve got Smackdown taking the early lead, with Asuka overcoming a 3-on-1 deficit to win it all and be the sole survivor.
Team Raw (Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor and Triple H) vs. Team Smackdown (Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode and John Cena) (Traditional Survivor Series Elimination)
Bull Brother: So much can come out of this match for future matches. Just think of all the awesome production videos we’ll see down the road from this match…namely who Angle will face after he is fired from his RAW GM spot. That’s right, SD is winning the main event. Outside shenanigans will factor in, and maybe a cross here or there, but look for turmoil amidst Team RAW to unravel and lead to their demise. Team SD wins, and the Road to WrestleMania, or at least the Royal Rumble begins.
Tricky Don: We have a lot of seasoned veterans in this match! Should be a great one. I think HHH and Angle end up eliminating each other some how some way, setting up a match at WrestleMania 34. I think Nakamura is the sole survivor, building him as an unstoppable force on his journey to WrestleMania to face Styles. Let’s hope if there is a sole survivor, they receive a better push then Dolph did when he was the only survivor in 2014.
Colin: Tough one, tough one. I’m hoping someone is a mole and will flip. Or maybe Jason Jordan can come in and cost his “dad” the match as payback for kicking him out of the team? Angle’s future seems to be hanging on winning this one. I have no idea how this match will be booked and really looking forward to it. But if I had to choose, it’s Team Raw. Team SD won the match last year, so that was factored in my decision too.
Magnum: I’m a firm believer in the “lasting image” determining who will win and who will lose. The lasting image we received on Smackdown was Team Raw, who stood tall after invading the blue brand. Therefore, I think Smackdown Live will win this match, with Triple H & Kurt Angle costing each other a chance at victory. Since Randy Orton has a history of being the sole survivor, let’s say this ends with Orton pinning Angle after an RKO to be the last man standing.
The Shield vs The New Day
Bull Brother: The Shield wins, in what will be the closest thing you can get to a squash match in 10-15 minutes.
Tricky Don: WWE put the Shield together as an unstoppable force in 2012. The New Day was put together in 2014, and no one could have imagined they would have been together this long and had so much success. This will be a good one with a lot of fast action and hot tags. I am predicting: November Echo Whiskey Delta Alpha Yankee!
Colin: If you think The New Day has a chance in this one, you’re mad. The Shield all the way.
Magnum: Wow, Don! You’re the biggest Shield fan, and you’re picking New Day?! Wild. Outside of that, people don’t have too much to say about this match! But really…can you blame them? This is just a way to celebrate the return of The Shield, as their TLC plans fell through. The Shield wins quickly and brutally.
WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Champion AJ Styles (non-title)
Bull Brother: If there’s a smaller guy, that could beat Lesnar, and that deserves it and could make it believable, it’s the Phenomenal One. Yeah, But…there I go again, Lesnar will retain, but the Beast will be tested in what should be a phenomenal match…did you see what I did there?
Tricky Don: This match is why I am happy to be a network subscriber! This could be WWE’s first 5 star match since 2011. AJ will be susceptible for a quick trip to Suplex City with some record breaking distance on the toss. AJ’s strategy has to be to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. My prediction is Lesnar will go home with the victory, but Styles will come out looking strong.
Colin: I’m calling it right here: AJ Styles. Yeah, it looks like it’s a big stretch but I’m hoping they give AJ the W here. If there’s a match where Lesnar can lose without losing the title and maybe with outside interference from his next opponent, this is the place to do it. One thing I know, it’s gonna be phenomenal!
Magnum: This could be a fantastic effort by AJ Styles, even to the point that you are convinced he could win the match. Unfortunately, this is Brock Lesnar’s playground, and he won’t lose until WrestleMania. Lesnar wins in his best match since facing CM Punk at Summerslam 2013.
Well, there you have it folks! Enjoy tonight’s show and have an awesome Thanksgiving from all of us here at Wrestling-Online!