WWE Raw and Smackdown Live brand went to war last night in the occasion of Survivor Series. It was the 32nd edition of the show that came up with multiple main event matches that resemble with Wrestlemania. Despite zero buildups, they turned out to be blockbusters. Check out the results from all the matches held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship: Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Mustafa Ali
The entertaining match witnessed Ali delivering some superkicks before connecting with a POISON FRANKENSTEINER. He also delivered a Snap DDT for a near fall. The fight continued outside the ring as Ali connected with a Spanish Fly off the announce table. Buddy came back with a revolution powerbomb. Buddy gave a huge knee to the face of Ali and hit the Murphy’s Law to pick up the win.
WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins
Shinsuke Nakamura took control in this Survivor Series match with a big kick to the face of Rollins. But he came back with a Sling Blade. Rollins missed a Frog Splash attempt to get locked into the armbar attempt. But Rollins sent him into the turnbuckle with a buckle bomb. Rollins successfully hit the superplex followed up with a Falcon Arrow. Nakamura tried to come up with the Kinshasa but digested a superkick to suffer the pinfall loss.
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions AOP (Akam and Rezar) vs. WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus)
Akam gave a spear to Cesaro to start this match. AOP came up with a Demolition Decapitation for a two-count. Sheamus entered the match to pick up some momentums in favor of his team. He delivered a bicycle knee and called for the Brogue Kick. He hit it but Drake Maverick put Rezar’s feet onto the ropes. Big Show caught him with a WMD as he pissed in his pants! AOP took advantage of this distraction and hit a Super Collider for the win.
Women’s 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match:
Team Raw (Mickie James, Nia Jax, Tamina, Sasha Banks, and Bayley) (with Alexa Bliss) vs. Team SmackDown (Carmella, Naomi, Sonya Deville, Asuka and Mandy Rose)
Sasha Banks and Bayley were new inclusions to team Raw chosen by Alexa Bliss. They were rolling eliminating Carmella and Mandy Rose out of the match. But Bayley counted herself out of the match alongside Deville. Sasha Banks took control of the match against Asuka until Nia betrayed her and shoved into the Asuka Lock. She tapped out only to allow Nia hit the leg-drop on Asuka to get the win.
Men’s 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match:
Team Raw (Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Braun Strowman, Finn Bálor, and Bobby Lashley) (with Baron Corbin) vs. Team SmackDown (The Miz, Jeff Hardy, Shane McMahon, Rey Mysterio, and Samoa Joe)
McIntyre and Strowman got into an argument before the start of the match allowing Samoa Joe to lock in the Coquina Clutch. McIntyre escaped from it to nail him with a Claymore kick to eliminate him. All the Smackdown superstars worked together to keep Strowman down. Shane McMahon delivered an elbow through the table to keep Strowman out of the Survivor Series match.
But the game changed once he re-entered. Three back to back Running Powerslams eliminated Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio, and The Miz. Shane McMahon tried to come up with some offenses who got caught in another slam to digest the loss.
WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair targeted the legs of Ronda Rousey to take control of this match. She hit the Natural Selection but failed to get the pinfall. Ronda Rousey caught her in the arm-bar but she reversed into a Boston Half Crab. Rousey escaped the hold and hit her with a swinging death-valley driver. Charlotte went outside and hit Rousey with kendo stick shots to get herself disqualified. A relentless attack followed with the chair targeting Ronda’s neck. Officials ran out to the ring to stop the beatdown.
WWE Universal Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan
Brock Lesnar was in firm control of the match with a series of German suplexes. Bryan knocked out the referee countering an F-5 and hit Lesnar with a low blow. He followed up with a Running Knee as Lesnar bailed outside the ring. Bryan came back into the match with another Running Knee followed by the Yes Lock. But the beast was up on his feet connecting with an F-5 for the win. Team Raw secured a clean 6-0 sweep over Smackdown at Survivor Series to close the show.