Survivor Series is the last dual brand event of the year and WWE has done their best to push this event to heights that have never been seen at the November based pay-per-view before.
Brock Lesnar takes on Goldberg in a match that has been 12 years in the making. The match has been perfectly timed to take place just before Christmas and just after the release of WWE2K17 which means it is now a fantastic advertisement for the game where both men feature.
As well as that blockbuster main event, WWE's newly divided brands mean that Survivor Series will once again feature the traditional Survivor Series matches that pit Raw up against SmackDown.
WWE have gone above and beyond and actually announced that there will be three traditional Survivor Series matches, with the men, women, and tag teams all involved.
The Cruiserweight Championship and the Intercontinental title will also he on the line in Toronto, which stipulations that mean that both titles could actually switch brands. It is set to be an epic night, and ahead of the event, here are 15 Predictions that we believe could come true.
15. Daniel Bryan and Mick Foley Will Be Ever Present Features
There's a reason WWE decided to hire Daniel Bryan and Mick Foley as the General Managers of Raw and SmackDown. These two have been the stand out features on both TV shows and WWE knows how to fully advertise the former Superstars.
As well as Bryan and Foley, Stephanie and Shane McMahon have become huge stars as the Commissioners of their respective brands as well. And given that brand dominance is on the line on Sunday night, it is highly likely that all four of these authority figures will be ever present at Survivor Series.
14. Someone Will Be Eliminated Inside Ten Seconds
Much like the Royal Rumble, there will always be a person that is put into an elimination match for the sole purpose of them then being eliminated as quickly as possible. Given that the two Raw and SmackDown male matches involve the biggest stars in the company, it is perhaps not going to happen there.
The female match, however, could see the likes of Carmella, Alicia Fox, and Naomi quickly eliminated so that the match then becomes a showdown between the former NXT teammates and Nikki Bella. It is thought that many of the women in this match are only there to make up the numbers, much like the tag teams.
13. The Shining Stars Will Be The Comedy Entry
The Tag Team Elimination match is absolutely stacked. Right now the tag team division across both brands is perhaps the strongest it has ever been. With The New Day representing Raw and Champions and Rhyno and Heath Slater representing SmackDown, it is hard to decide who will come out on top.
There are some teams that definitely don't belong on the main show, much like The Shining Stars. Like when they were known as Los Matadores, these guys have only been added to the match because there needed to be five teams from each brand. It's quite obvious that they are there to bring the comedy and be quickly eliminated.
12. Raw Will Be The Brand Dominance Winners
This is a hard one to actually predict because of how well SmackDown have been doing lately, but if you read the rest of this article, you will see that logically, Raw could be the only winners.
Monday Night Raw has always been WWE's flagship show. The WWE Universe knows that it would be unfavourable to give SmackDown the title of the most dominant brand so soon after the Brand Split was created. WWE has worked hard to ensure that Raw remains the top dog in the wrestling world, and the fact that they have the biggest stars in the company on their show means that it is highly likely that Toronto will be red on Sunday night.
11. The Female Match Will Steal The Show
Following Hell in a Cell and the matches that these women have pulled off on Raw over the past few weeks, this isn't even a prediction. It's a fact. WWE is blissfully unaware of the talent they have over both rosters when it comes to the women and the fact that there will be 10 of them in the same match will definitely promise fireworks.
The Boss, The Queen, The Princess, The Lass Kicker, The Blissful One, The Hugger, and the former longest reigning Divas Champion will all be in the same ring on Sunday night for the first time ever and it promises to be one of the biggest matches in the history of WWE for their female.
10. The Shield Will Tease Their Fan Groups
For the first time since Battleground earlier this year, all three former members of The Shield will all be in the same ring at the same time. While Dean Ambrose is on the opposite side of his former brothers Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, they could still tease fan girls everywhere by throwing in some triple maneuvers.
Seth and Roman pulled off a double powerbomb on Monday Night Raw and showed that despite their differences, they are on the same page. Could Dean Ambrose find it hard to go against his brothers and instead turn against his team? It could happen and WWE will obviously mark the event by at least teasing a reunion again.
9. There Will Be An NXT Debut
This has to happen. It's Survivor Series. The likes of The Rock, The Shield, The Undertaker, Kurt Angle, and Sting all made their debut at the event over the past few years, which means that there has to be an epic debut.
NXT TakeOver: Toronto takes place the night before in the same city, which means that all of the NXT talent will be in the right place if WWE decides to give one of them the nod. The heavy favorite right now is Samoa Joe, but the likes of Shinsuke Nakamura, Tye Dillinger, and Bobby Roode have also been mentioned as potential call-ups.
8. The Intercontinental Championship Stays On SmackDown
The Miz and the Intercontinental Championship need to stay on SmackDown. The A-Lister is doing incredible things on the SmackDown brand and his on-going issue with Daniel Bryan is still to reach the potential that it truly has. It would make sense for SmackDown to take the Cruiserweight and the IC title from Survivor Series to leave Raw in a vulnerable position.
The IC title has only just changed hands on SmackDown so to turn it into a hot potato and allow it to change hands and be taken to another band doesn't seem like a sensible option. It would be great to see Sami lift his first main roster championship, but this doesn't seem like the right time for The Underdog from The Underground.
7. SmackDown's Tag Division Will Come Out On Top
Despite the fact that The New Day look set to break Demolition's record as the longest reigning Tag Team Champions of all time in less than a month, it is a known fact that SmackDown's Tag Team Division is much stronger than Raw's.
American Alpha, BreezeAngo, Heath Slater and Rhyno, The Hype Bros and The Usos just bring much more to the table than the Raw team and it hard to see past a win for them. Raw has allowed The Shining Stars and Cesaro and Sheamus into the match and didn't have any qualifying matches. SmackDown has stated many times that they have strength and depth in their tag teams and this is the perfect time for them to prove it.
6. Brock Lesnar Will Reign Supreme
Not even a bold prediction, it's more common sense. Brock Lesnar hasn't been pinned since 2013. Triple H was the last person to pin Brock and WWE has since managed to create an unbeatable beast.
He ended The Streak and only lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship because he was in a match where he didn't have to be pinned. En route to his destructive rise to dominance, Brock has defeated the likes of The Undertaker, John Cena, and Dean Ambrose. It's hard to believe that someone who hasn't wrestled for more than a decade and has only come back for one match, would be the one to finally end the reign of the king of Suplex City.
5. Nia Jax Will Be Raw's Sole Female Survivor
Raw has a lot of talent when it comes to the Women's Division. Sasha Banks, Bayley, Charlotte, and Alicia Fox make up the four women who stand alongside Nia Jax on Sunday night, but much like when Rusev was unpinned, they found it hard to allow him to be a part of the match.
Rusev had to be counted out so that his record of being unpinned would remain, and it is highly unlikely that WWE would allow a female to be counted out. If Nia Jax is to remain undefeated after Survivor Series then she needs to survive and given the problems between all the women on the team, she could be the only survivor.
4. Raw Will Win The Traditional Survivor Series Match
Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens make up what is one of the strongest Survivor Series teams in history. Much like Nia Jax, Braun Strowman is yet to be pinned, which puts him in an awkward position going into an elimination match.
It is hard to continue an undefeated streak under these circumstances, which only adds to the fact that it will be Raw walking out victorious in this match. This will be the final elimination match of the night and will be the one that decides who the dominant brand is, so I fully expect there to be a lot of controversy surrounding this one.
3. The Cruiserweight Division Will Head To SmackDown
As already mentioned, the Intercontinental Championship should remain on SmackDown but that doesn't mean the Cruiserweight Championship should remain on Raw. Kalisto faces Brian Kendrick for the Cruiserweight Championship on Sunday night and if the former Lucha Dragon manages to win the match, then the title and the entire Cruiserweight Division will head over to SmackDown.
Given that 205 is going to be debuting on a Tuesday night, it makes sense that the Division is advertised on SmackDown before hand. The Blue Brand know exactly how to book their talent and in order for the Cruiserweight Division to become the best it can be, it needs to be on the SmackDown brand.
2. Brock Lesnar's Next Challenger Will Be Revealed
Brock Lesnar only makes a handful of WWE appearances every year, which means that his challengers are usually revealed long before his matches have a set date. His current one with Goldberg has been months in the making, and once it's over, WWE will want to quickly move on.
Brock is facing Rusev on a live show in December before he returns at the Royal Rumble,. There are various rumors going around about who his opponent might be. If Owens drops his title at RoadBlock then it could be him that steps up, while Shane McMahon being put on team SmackDown gives him the opportunity to build up a future showdown with The Beast as well, after their altercation at SummerSlam.
1. There Will Be A Survivor Series Turncoat
It's Survivor Series, it's the one time of the year (other than Bragging Rights) where Superstars who would normally hate each other are forced to work together in order to prove that their show is the best.
Obviously, some Superstars are so self-obsessed that they don't care about any brand, they only care about themselves and gaining some revenge. The Big Show became famous for being a turncoat almost a decade ago at Survivor Series, and it is highly likely that there will be another one this year. Is there a star that is so self-absorbed that they would cost their brand the win just to gain some revenge? It will be interesting to see if there is.
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