Tradition is almost always a good thing. Especially in professional wrestling.
WWE has recently posted a new video to its YouTube channel in which they show the Women’s Traditional 5-on-5 Elimination Match from Survivor Series 2017. In the match, Team Raw: Alicia Fox, Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Asuka defeated Team Smackdown Live: Becky Lynch, Tamina, Naomi, Carmella and Natalya. Asuka was the sole survivor of the match.
You can see the match in its entirety below:
The Empress of Tomorrow scored three eliminations against Team Blue at WWE’s fall classic, including two without a safety net after SmackDown whittled away at Raw’s ranks to leave Asuka as the last woman standing.
The match quickly turned to a battle of submissions when Natalya and Sasha faced off. Tamina’s presence again proved to be a momentum shifter as she freed The Queen of Harts from a Bank Statement and bulldozed Asuka off the apron, allowing Natalya to submit Sasha with a Sharpshooter.
Left by her lonesome, The Empress of Tomorrow seized her moment accordingly, utilizing her lightning speed and killer instinct to submit both her remaining foes in short order. First, Tamina fell to an armbar after she missed on a Superfly Splash. Natalya tapped to an Asuka Lock moments later, leaving Asuka as the sole survivor.
This was a great match and was fun to revisit. It’s always interesting to see how the superstars of evolved over a year, and its clear that the superstars in this match continued to do great things in 2018!
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