One of the most anticipated pay-per-views of the year didn’t fail to deliver as the WWE Universe was enthralled by the action throughout the card. Stephanie McMahon will be a happy commissioner as RAW were able to edge out SmackDown to brand supremacy.
The crowd at the Toyota Centre, Houston, were on their feet all night with exhilarating stuff that both brands brought out when it mattered the most.
Here are 5 talking points from the show,
The uprise of the tag-team division continues.
Earlier, tag team matches usually played the role of filler rather than stealing the show. They had limited time to showcase their talents and the tag-team division was bland and uncared for.
But with the rise of the tag-team division at NXT, the main roster tag teams have stepped up their game by delivering stellar matches continuously.
The Shield, New Day, The Bar and The Usos all had spectacular outings at Survivor Series with a hot crowd, good pace and a nail-biting finish.
The Beast vs. The Phenomenal One didn’t fail to deliver
WWE’s trend of setting dream matches continued at Survivor Series when Brock Lesnar went toe-to-toe with AJ Styles. Unlike most of Lesnar’s singles matches this year, this bout was given a decent amount of time with both men getting offence.
Styles countering the F-5 into the calf crusher generated one of the loudest pops of the night. They tore the house down and sold each other’s offence really well. Lesnar’s dominance continued as he brought down Styles with the F-5 after Styles brought him to the limit.
One of the drawbacks from the show to be considered was it’s predictability. In order to bring the scores for brand supremacy down to the last bout, the winner of the match could be predicted easily which kind of takes the fun out while watching.
A Lackluster main event
The main event which was supposed to be the highlight of the show failed to meet expectations. The eliminations felt rushed and the action faded as the match went along.
The veterans stole the limelight and the new comers were used as bait which is not a positive sign. The battle for supremacy rather felt one sided with Team RAW notching up the victory.
Intriguing twist and post-match annihilation
There was a hush all over the Toyota centre when Triple H pedigreed the RAW captain Kurt Angle and helped Shane McMahon for the pin. This leaves with several questions as apparently the foundation for a potential Kurt Angle vs. Triple H has been laid.
Moreover, Strowman destroyed Triple h with multiple power slams which may lead to repercussions at the next edition of RAW.
On the other hand, as rumoured, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn assaulted Shane McMahon with a chair during the match. We’ll have to wait and see what the commissioner of SmackDown Live has to say to the troublesome duo.
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