The one time of the year where RAW and SmackDown Live take each other on in head-to-head competition. We kicked things off the Women’s Survivor Series match.
Remember, SmackDown Live won the 10-man tag team elimination match, with The Usos being the sole survivors.
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Women’s Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
Mandy Rose was the replacement for Charlotte Flair, while Naomi was named the captain. Sasha Banks and Bayley were last-minute additions in the RAW team as they replaced Ruby Riott and Natalya, who had a fight backstage.
The blue brand team captain Naomi and Tamina started the action. The crowd was behind Naomi, chanting her name. She started strong but a brawl broke out between all members and Tamina eliminated Naomi. Tamina celebrated for too long as Carmella rolled her up and eliminated her.
Naomi and Tamina were eliminated within the first minute
Mandy Rose started strong, even momentarily getting the better of Nia Jax. Mickie James almost submitted her but Asuka tagged in and The Empress Of Tomorrow began to decimate the veteran.
The story of the match was about how the RAW team couldn’t get along. Sasha Banks and Bayley, who funnily enough were the last-minute replacements seemed to be the only allies on the team.
Sonya DeVille hit a well-timed knee to head on James right before Mandy Rose was tagged in. Rose quickly took advantage and got the pin.
Mickie James was eliminated by Mandy Rose
Bayley was the next one to even the scores as she hit the Bayley-to-Belly to take out Carmella.
Carmella was eliminated by Bayley
It was 3-to-3 and it seemed clear that Mandy Rose, Charlotte’s replacement was doing pretty well for herself. Sasha Banks, however, eliminated her with a Bank Statement in short order.
Mandy Rose was eliminated by Sasha Banks
Sonya DeVille wasted no time in attacking Banks. It was 3-2 for RAW. Bayley and Sasha Banks worked well together as they isolated Sonya DeVille, preventing her from tagging Asuka in. Bayley and Sonya DeVille, however, faced double elimination via count-out
Sonya DeVille and Bayley were eliminated via countout
Asuka knew that she had no time to lose and had a stand-off with The Boss. She kneed her face and hit a brutal suplex. The crowd, as you can imagine, booed Nia Jax throughout, cheering anyone who attacked her. Naturally, Asuka got the cheers.
Nia Jax, for some reason, helped eliminate Sasha Banks so she could take all the glory for herself.
Sasha Banks was eliminated by Asuka
Nia Jax wasted no time and hit a leg drop followed by a Samoan drop.
Nia Jax was the sole survivor to pick up the win for Team RAW
Team RAW def. Team SmackDown
RAW – 1
SmackDown Live – 0
Seth Rollins vs Shinsuke Nakamura
The dream match began with the two having a tense staredown. They began with a feeling-out process. It was all mind games early on as Rollins stole Nakamura’s taunt, using it on him.
Nakamura got the momentum on his side by stunning Rollins on the ropes and then hit a wicked kick to the head when The Architect went for a suicide dive. They got into a slugest and so far up to that point, it was quite even, Rollins began to have some extended momentum and dumped Nakamura outside the ring. This time, he landed the suicide dive, hitting three for good measure.
A buckle bomb saw him escape and Rollins got a few more nearfalls in, with a superkick and even a falcon arrow. Nakamura baited Rollins into a battle of strikes and got the better of him before hitting the exploder suplex. Rollins escaped and missed a frog splash before getting a Kinshasa to the back of the head.
Rollins kicked out and after avoiding a Kinshasa, he connected the stomp for the win.
Seth Rollins def. Shinsuke Nakamura
RAW – 2
SmackDown Live – 0
Backstage, Braun Strowman had a “pep” talk for team RAW and R-Truth came in and tried to ease the tension, before being told that he wasn’t even on the same brand.
AoP vs The Bar
It was clear that it was set to be a physical match-up. Sheamus began with the offence and he and Cesaro teamed quickly to get the better of AoP.
AoP soon got the momentum, with Akam pounding Cesaro down. From here onwards, AoP took complete control. Sheamus was finally tagged in and started attacking Rezar with knee strikes before taking Akam out.
The Bar were clearly babyfaces in this match as Sheamus hit the ten beats of Bodhran while Cesaro even attempted the swing. Sheamus even landed a brogue kick but Drake Maverick put Rezar’s foot on the ropes. Sheamus and Cesaro chased him and Big Show caught him and held him against the ropes.
Maverick, scared, wet his pants. Literally. The Big Show lost it and began laughing. AoP used the distraction to take out Cesaro and finish Sheamus for the win. It looked bad for SmackDown Live.
AoP def. The Bar
RAW – 3
SmackDown Live – 0
Buddy Murphy (c) vs Mustafa Ali – Cruiserweight Championship
The match started off with the champion Murphy displaying his power right off the bat. Ali struck him but Murphy wasn’t impressed. He wasn’t going to wait for anyone and he seemed unfazed by Ali.
It was power vs agility and Ali sent Murphy outside before jumping on him. Murphy still continued to prove his dominance as he ragdolled Ali, sending him crashing into the barricade.
The Juggernaut Murphy took complete control and began wearing Ali down. He even launched Ali outside before hitting a long-range suicide dive on the challenger.
Ali came close time and again, even being in 045 position, but Murphy sent him crashing face first into the apron. Ali did manage to land a Spanish Fly to the outside. Ali sent him back to the ring and once again went for the 045 but Murphy caught his hair and kicked his head in before hitting two powerbombs.
Ali kicked out but when he jumped from the top turnbuckle, Murphy caught him with a jumping knee. He then hit Murphy’s law to retain. The crowd gave them both an ovation, with chants of “205” and “This is awesome” during the bout.
Buddy Murphy def. Mustafa Ali to retain the Cruiserweight Championship
Men’s Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre argued over who should start against Samoa Joe. McIntyre walked back but tagged himself in. Joe tried to take advantage and nearly choked McIntyre out but McIntyre kicked the turnbuckles and escaped, landing a claymore kick and eliminating Samoa Joe.
Samoa Joe was eliminated by Drew McIntyre
The Miz tried to take advantage of a weakened McIntyre. Finn Balor tried to get the tag in but McIntyre refused. The Miz tried to take advantage so Balor struck McIntyre and tagged himself in. RAW was clearly imploding.
Balor became a one-man wrecking crew, almost pinning Rey Mysterio. After two failed attempts at the coupe-de-grace, Mysterio hit the 619 and springboard splash to eliminate Balor.
Finn Balor was eliminated by Rey Mysterio
McIntyre then assaulted Balor and while Lashley told him to stop. Mysterio went for a 619 on McIntyre but Lashley tagged himself in and began ragdolling Mysterio.
Jeff Hardy got the hot tag and nearly finished Ziggler with a Swanton Bomb but Ziggler lifted his knees up on time. The Miz would then tag Shane McMahon in and Shane, who could hardly walk, landed the coast-to-coast to eliminate Ziggler.
Dolph Ziggler was eliminated by Shane McMahon
Lashley wasted no time in attacking Shane but made the mistake of throwing him into his own corner, allowing The Miz to tag himself in. The Miz sent Lashley into the turnbuckles and tagged in McMahon again. McMahon looked like a corpse and he went for the coast-to-coast but was met with a clothesline from Strowman.
McMahon tagged Hardy in. Hardy tried to fight back but Strowman powerslammed him.
Jeff Hardy was eliminated by Braun Strowman
Rey Mysterio also tried to fight back but it wasn’t enough.
Rey Mysterio was eliminated by Braun Strowman
The Miz tried to run away and make Shane Mcmahon take the bullet but failed.
The Miz was eliminated by Braun Strowman
Shane McMahon, tired and hardly able to stand urged Strowman to bring it on. Strowman hit an incredible dropkick and a powerslam and it was all done.
Shane McMahon was eliminated by Braun Strowman
Team RAW def. Team SmackDown
RAW – 4
SmackDown Live – 0
Ronda Rousey vs Charlotte Flair
The match had a big fight feel to it. The crowd chanted “Becky” and the two started strong, evading potentially devastating strikes. Charlotte was standing tall and not backing down in the stand-up against Rousey.
The RAW Women’s Champ almost went for the armbar but Charlotte powered out. Rousey rolled over and got Charlotte in Fireman’s carry position. A chaotic start but the crowd loved it.
She kicked out at 2 and a half and Charlotte immediately got the Figure-4 leg lock. Rousey countered it and they both went rolling out of the ring. Rousey then sent her into the barricade and back in the ring, hit a few judo throws, though they clearly weren’t done with the same pace and power. An exhausted Rousey went for a series of punches but Charlotte countered with chest slap after chest slap.
A big boot by Flair still wasn’t enough. Rousey then jumped on Charlotte to try to get the armbar, but Flair cleverly sensed the ropes next to her and used her long legs to escape. Rousey hit the Piper’s pit on Charlotte and tried to get the armbar, but The Queen escaped.
Charlotte went back into the ring and went back out to break the count. Rousey chased her but Charlotte whacked her with a kendo stick, DQing herself.
Ronda Rousey def. Charlotte Flair by DQ
RAW – 5
SmackDown – 0
After the match, Charlotte assaulted Rousey time and time again with the kendo stick. The referee stopped her from using the steel chair, but she went back in the ring and hit the Natural Selection on the steel chair.
Charlotte was stopped by multiple referees but she shoved them all away and slammed Rousey with a steel chair. She placed it around her neck and stomped on it right after she shoved the last referee away.
Daniel Bryan vs Brock Lesnar
Daniel Bryan looked overconfident before the match, goading Lesnar to come to him. Bryan began the match by kicking Lesnar’s legs and then running outside the ring. Bryan circles the ring and mocks Lesnar.
The contact finally begins and Lesnar catches Lesnar’s legs and gets hit with a clothesline. Lesnar hit him with a series of suplexes, the first of which looked bad as Bryan landed on his neck. Lesnar dominating Bryan stunned the arena into silence.
Bryan came back when he kicked Lesnar’s head twice and the referee went down. He low-blowed Lesnar and hit the running knee, but it was a two and a half count.
Bryan then began brutalising Lesnar, hitting him with stomps to the head. He sent Lesnar outside the ring and jumped on him only to get caught. He still sent Lesnar into the ring post and then a jumping knee.
However, Lesnar then caught Bryan and slammed him into the turnbuckles. A frustrated Lesnar took steel steps and missed, making it rebound on himself. Bryan then took advantage and the action went in the ring, where Bryan continued an assault on Lesnar, including a running knee, which Lesnar once again kicked out of.
Bryan came close to submitting Lesnar and it was teased so hard, but Lesnar broke the grip. He modified his carry into an F-5 and beat Bryan in an instant classic.
Brock Lesnar def. Daniel Bryan
RAW – 6
SmackDown – 0
It was a clean sweep for Monday Night RAW
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