The 2019 Survivor Series pay-per-view is getting closer, and with the Crown Jewel pay-per-view now in the books, WWE has to start building towards the big show in Rosemont, Illinois. The last few Survivor Series events haven't been bad, but there were certainly some questionable booking decisions. Not only that, but WWE didn't book some primary matches that could have been something special.
This year, NXT superstars will be competing at Survivor Series - meaning there are no excuses. WWE simply has to book the right matches while they have the opportunity. The possibilities are endless here, but these are among the 10 matches we want to see at Survivor Series.
10 Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles (Champion vs. Champion)
With WWE putting together champion vs. champion matches at Survivor Series, the early indication is that we'd see Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. United States Champion AJ Styles.
Their 2018 feud disappointed, but that was due to horrible booking. WWE creative could redeem themselves by giving us a properly booked Nakamura-Styles bout with no controversial or ridiculous ending for once. Let's hope that both superstars keep their titles here, because this is the rematch that the WWE Universe truly deserves.
9 Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
Orton and Bryan obviously have quite a history together, having headlined WrestleMania XXX in a triple threat match that also included Batista - won by Bryan.
Now that the two superstars are on opposite brands, it'd be incredible if we could see Orton and Bryan square off in a singles match. These two could really steal the show, and with Orton possibly leaving for AEW, Survivor Series 2019 could mark the final chance we get to see him go up against Bryan.
8 The Viking Raiders vs. The Revival
We usually get to see the tag team champions from both brands square off here at Survivor Series. Assuming both The Revival and The Viking Raiders remain Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Champions, respectively, then you can pencil in this match on the card.
And it promises to be a thing of beauty.
Erik and Ivar are one of the top up-and-coming duos in WWE, and they can leave another mark on the tag team division if they take down The Revival, who have already established themselves as one of the best in the business.
7 15-Women Elimination Tag Team Match
With NXT talents competing at Survivor Series, why only run a 5-on-5 Raw vs. SmackDown Women's tag team elimination match? WWE owes it to the female women in NXT by giving them the television time here. There are plenty of options as to who could make up each of the team's here.
For fun sake, let's predict Asuka, Kairi Sane, Sarah Logan and Naomi and Natalya for Team Raw. For Team SmackDown, let's go with Carmella, Sasha Banks, Sonya Deville, Lacey Evans and Nikki Cross. And finally, Team NXT will have Tegan Nox, Rhea Rhipley, Mia Yim, Aliyah and Dakota Kai.
6 Adam Cole vs. Roman Reigns
NXT Champion Adam Cole put on a show when he defeated Daniel Bryan in the main event of SmackDown Live on Nov. 1. Now, WWE should give Cole the chance to go up again another top superstar in Roman Reigns.
Reigns is one of the top main event talents on SmackDown Live, so WWE has to give him another elite opponent. This would be a great time to maximize Cole's exposure on national television, and you know he and Reigns would put on an electrifying performance in the ring.
5 Shayna Baszler vs. Charlotte Flair
NXT superstars will be part of the Survivor Series show for the first time, and WWE shouldn't waste any time in booking a couple of dream matches while they have the chance. The guess here is that the Raw and SmackDown Women's Champions will square off, per Survivor Series tradition. Well, NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler needs a formidable opponent for the show, and Charlotte Flair might be the best bet.
Charlotte is arguably the biggest name in the women's division, and both her and Baszler would unquestionably put together an epic match. This is something the fans deserve, but will WWE go through with it? We can only hope so.
4 Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston (WWE Championship)
It was disappointing to have Brock Lesnar end Kofi Kington's illustrious WWE Championship reign last month - especially considering that he's been pushed out of the main event picture ever since. Unfortunately, WWE is unlikely to give Kingston another major push any time soon.
But he still deserves another match against Lesnar, especially one that will last more than a few seconds. WWE owes it to Kingston and his fans, because the title reign ended in awful fashion. They can at least give him the chance to prove he can go toe-to-toe with Lesnar here.
3 Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins (Universal Championship)
There's a strong chance that we'll see Rollins and Wyatt face off here, even though they're on opposite brands. The Fiend is being advertised for Raw events throughout November, thus suggesting that his program with The Architect isn't done yet.
Rollins vs. Wyatt has been terrific theater thus far, and it simply feels like we haven't seen the best of them yet. We need one more Wyatt vs. Rollins match, and since Survivor Series consists of Raw vs. SmackDown superstar bouts, it makes perfect sense to pit them against one another again. This would be the perfect stage to close out their their rivalry.
2 Becky Lynch vs. Bayley (Champion vs. Champion)
Because Becky Lynch was injured last year, we didn't get to see her and Ronda Rousey square off in a champion vs. champion match. Well, it's likely that we'll see the Raw Women's Champion go up against the SmackDown Women's Champion here.
Bayley turned heel after helping Sasha Banks attack Lynch with a steel chair two months ago. Here, the Raw Women's Champion would get the chance at revenge against her former NXT rival. Barring a title change on either brand, Lynch vs. Bayley is likely to happen, and no one should complain about the chance to see two stars rekindle their rivalry here.
1 15-Man Elimination Tag Team Match
Like we said on the women's elimination tag match: Why do the traditional 5-on-5 bout when you can add NXT superstars? It'd be incredible if WWE could find a way to make two 15-person matches work.
For Team Raw, it'd be fun to see a team like Kevin Owens, Rey Mysterio, Drew McIntyre, Samoa Joe and Rusev together. Team SmackDown could consist of Big E, King Corbin, Braun Strowman, The Miz and Sami Zayn.
As for Team NXT? Let's throw in Johnny Gargano, Finn Balor, Mansoor,Tommaso Ciampa and Matt Riddle. This would be a memorable Survivor Series for the ages, and it would certainly help NXT's product - especially considering that they're behind AEW in the Wednesday Night Wars.