So many swerves. So many changes. This shakes up Survivor Series on paper. Let’s get started shall we?
- Kevin Owens (Co-captain)
- Chris Jericho (Co-captain)
- Roman Reigns
- Braun Strowman
- Seth Rollins
- AJ Styles (Captain)
- Dean Ambrose
- Bray Wyatt
- Randy Orton
- Shane McMahon
- James Ellsworth (mascot)
Baron Corbin’s apparent leg injury and the inclusion of Shane McMahon and James Ellsworth shakes things up quite a bit. I still stand by my prediction of Team Smackdown, and with Ellsworth’s inclusion allows for either Ambrose, Styles, or both to be eliminated. Shane McMahon will most likely be booked to somehow be a part of Braun Strowman’s elimination, but it won’t and shouldn’t be by pinfall or submission. Count on the numbers game from the Wyatt’s to be the deciding factor in Team Smackdown.
PREDICTION: BRAY WYATT IS THE SOLE SURVIVOR
*With the women’s roster complete and no significant changes in their story arc, I’m going to skip it.
PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE AND SASHA BANKS ARE THE SURVIVORS
- The New Day (Captains)
- Gallows and Anderson
- Enzo and Big Cass
- Sheamus and Cesaro
- The Shining Stars
- Heath Slater and Rhyno (Captains)
- The Hype Bros.
- American Alpha
- The Usos
No real change from the last redux. Just an update on Team Smackdown’s roster.
PREDICTION: GALLOWS AND ANDERSON RE-ESTABLISH CREDIBILITY
CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE: (c) BRIAN KENDRICK VS. KALISTO
This match has a lot of ramifications. If Kalisto wins, not only will he be the cruiserweight champion, but he’ll be responsible for the entire cruiserweight division moving to Smackdown. That is a heavy stipulation for someone who is returning from injury. While Kalisto being in the cruiserweight division makes more sense, he will not win. Not only is RAW the longer show, but the cruiserweight division is already crowded and placing them on a shorter show relegates them to multiple wrestler matches that will most likely be rushed.
PREDICTION: KENDRICK RETAINS; CONTINUES FEUD WITH TJ PERKINS
INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE: (c) DOLPH ZIGGLER VS. SAMI ZAYN
With Sami Zayn defeating Rusev, he is now going to face off against Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental title. With Miz facing off against Dolph Ziggler on the 900th episode of Smackdown and the cruiserweight division on the line, titles and wrestlers could be changing brands. While the cruiserweights will be staying on RAW with Kendrick retaining, Sami Zayn will become champion. I’m betting on Ziggler retaining next week and a scorned Miz interfering and costing Ziggler the title due to being cut from Survivor Series. Stephanie McMahon will be elated to have another title in RAW until Zayn swerves RAW and joins Smackdown due to Stephanie’s comments towards him this past RAW.
PREDICTION: SAMI ZAYN WINS TITLE; JUMPS TO SMACKDOWN