Friday, March 24, 2023

WWE Survivor Series 2017: Match Card, Predictions, and Analysis

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Enzo Amore (c) vs. Kalisto

Kickoff Show: Cruiserweight Championship Match


Love him or hate him, you can’t deny the fact that Enzo Amore has brought some relevance to the struggling cruiserweight division. Kalisto has been a solid addition to 205 Live roster as well.

That being said, the best thing going in the entire cruiserweight division, without a doubt, has been Drew Gulak.

In fact, as far as this kickoff match is concerned, I’m most excited to see Mr. Gulak, who should be at ringside in Amore’s corner. I wish HE was our beloved WWE Cruiserweight Champion, and maybe someday that wonderful dream will come true.

For now, Amore retains.

Winner: Enzo Amore


The Miz (c) vs. Baron Corbin (c)

Non-Title Champion vs. Champion Match


To say that the 2017 Survivor Series card is loaded would be a massive understatement. However, I’ve struggled to invest emotionally in this feud, and I don’t really have any expectations for this match.

I enjoy these two and their work, as they are both solid performers, but I just…don’t care about this.

As far as a winner is concerned, Corbin picks up the victory, as well as some much-needed momentum heading into WrestleMania season.

Winner: Baron Corbin 


Team SmackDown Live (Carmella, Becky Lynch, Naomi, Tamina, and TBD)
Team Raw (Asuka, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Alicia Fox, and Nia Jax)

5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match


Here’s where things start to get good.

Asuka is one of the most dominant WWE Superstars in the entire company, regardless of gender, and I feel she’s going to lead Team Raw to victory.

However, Team Smackdown Live, and their mystery fifth member (fingers crossed for Paige), could be the massive wildcard that shifts things in favor of the Blue Team.

With all of this in mind, I’m going to stick with my life motto… NOBODY IS READY FOR ASUKA!

Winner: Team Raw


Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Charlotte Flair (c)

Non-Title Champion vs. Champion Match


The second of two fantastic women’s matches on the card.

I absolutely love this matchup on paper, and I’m very much intrigued to see how these talented performers mesh together in the ring.

I have the women of Team Raw picking up the victory in the 5-on-5 match, so I’m going to give Flair, and the SmackDown Live brand, the glory here.

Winner: Charlotte Flair 


The Bar (c) vs. The Usos (c)

Non-Title Champion vs. Champion Match


This is a “Match of the Night” sleeper candidate, in my opinion, because these four guys can really go in the ring together.

If you need further proof of their chemistry, check out the last five minutes of the 10-on-10 Survivor Series match from last year’s event, where these two teams stole the show.

The Usos are the best tag team in the WWE, and on Sunday night they prove it with a victory over The Bar.

Winner: The Usos 


The Shield vs. The New Day


This is one of those dream matchups that you love to play out with your friends on WWE 2k18, but aren’t sure you’re ever going to see in real life.

Two teams, six guys, all in the prime of their careers, it doesn’t get any better than this.

The hype is so real, that not only do I expect this to be “Match of the Night,” I think this bout has “Match of the Year” potential.

The Shield and The New Day are the two best factions the WWE has seen in a long time, but when it’s all said and done, The Hounds of Justice will be standing tall.

Winner: The Shield


Brock Lesnar (c) vs. AJ Styles (c)

Non-Title Champion vs. Champion Match


Speaking of dream matches, how surreal is it to look at the graphic for this bout and realize that it isn’t photoshopped?

“The Phenomenal One,” AJ Styles, is going to face off with “The Beast,” Brock Lesnar, to determine who is truly the best of the best in WWE.

An AJ Styles victory would bring tears of joy to my eyes, but that’s probably not going to happen. Even so, I can’t wait to see this one play out in Houston on Sunday night.

Winner: Brock Lesnar


Team SmackDown Live (John Cena, Shane McMahon, Shinsuke Nakamura,
Randy Orton, and Bobby Roode)
Team Raw (Kurt Angle, Finn Bálor, Triple H, Samoa Joe, and Braun Strowman)

5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match


There are a million different ways this match could go, so expect the unexpected.

Will Daniel Bryan get involved and cost Team SmackDown Live the victory? Could Jason Jordan screw Triple H and Kurt Angle out of the win to get revenge for being removed from the match? What about Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn? Surely they’ll get involved at some point, right?

WWE has done a wonderful job weaving many different storylines into this one bout, making it the most anticipated, and unpredictable, main event match in quite some time.

At this point, I have Team Raw and Team SmackDown Live tied with three victories apiece. After this, I have Team SmackDown Live leaving with the bragging rights after getting the win via a lot of shenanigans.

Winner: Team SmackDown Live 


What are your predictions for Sunday night’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view event? Let us know on Twitter, @TheRumbleRamble.

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Evan Cole
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