It took a long time to get here. There are a lot of things going on this week in WWE and all roads lead to the Allstate Arena for Survivor Series. The show was built around the idea of a three way battle for Brand Supremacy, with NXT being added in as a bonus third brand after several years of Monday Night Raw vs. SmackDown. NXT was certainly the underdog coming in but they had momentum. So what wound up happening?
Survivor Series was set up with a series of matches between the three brands, including triple threat matches with the Tag Team, midcard and World Champions, plus a men and women’s Survivor Series match. A pair of bonus matches, including a tag team battle royal and a triple threat match for the Cruiserweight Title were added during the day, bringing the total up to seven matches. That leaves us with the important question: who won?
With all seven matches done, NXT wound up winning the night with a final total of four wins to SmackDown’s two and Monday Night Raw’s one. NXT won the Cruiserweight triple threat, the women’s Survivor Series, the midcard champions triple threat and the Women’s Champions triple threat. SmackDown won the tag team battle royal and the men’s Survivor Series match. Finally, Monday Night Raw won the Tag Team Champions triple threat.
It was a huge night. Check out a win for each show:
Opinion: I had a good time with the show and I can’t believe that NXT actually won. I didn’t think they would actually pull the trigger with that and things would wind up being the same as always: the momentum is there coming into the show and then everything falls apart. It’s very nice for that not to be the case for once and for things to end on a fun note. If nothing else, maybe the fans will be watching more often on Wednesday, which has to be a big incentive for WWE.
Did you like the show? Did the right brand win? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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