But what about bragging rights? For the third straight year, the upcoming Survivor Series will be built around the idea of Monday Night Raw vs. SmackDown Live. That’s the majority of the card in one way or another, but there is still room to put more things on the card to build things up otherwise. It turns out there was room for another big match with some gold on the line.
As announced on WWE.com, Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy will be defending the title against Mustafa Ali at Survivor Series. Murphy became champion in his home country of Australia at Super Show-Down. Ali became #1 contender last week by defeating Hideo Itami. There is no word on if this match will be taking place either on the main card or on the Kickoff Show.
The champ was in action this week on 205 Live:
Opinion: Nothing wrong with that. The two of them should have a good match and Ali winning the title would be a heck of a moment, should he actually beat Murphy. Either way, this should be a heck of a match with some great drama between two guys who can wrestle an excellent match if they’re given the chance. As a bonus, it would be nice to have a match on the show that isn’t based on the idea of battling TV shows.
What do you think of this match? Should the title change take place? 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 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Smackdown Reviews.
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