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On the night when the “best of the best” fought for brand supremacy in the Survivor Series, WWE celebrated one of its biggest icons at the final farewell of the event, in which he debuted 30 years earlier.
The Undertaker said goodbye for the last time to the company in which he reigned for three decades on Sunday night, with his career in the Hall of Fame, highly praised. The homage to one of the greatest ever lace pairs of boots came the same night that Superstars of Raw and SmackDown fought for the rights of praise.
Which brand came out the winner of this year̵
Find out with this summary of the spectacular November 22nd.
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WWE Survivor Series match card
- WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Universal Champion Roman Reangs
- US champion Bobby Lashley against intercontinental champion Sammy Zayn
- Raw Tag Champions The New Day vs. SmackDown Team Champions The Street Profits
- Cruel women’s champion Asuka vs. SmackDown women’s champion Sasha Banks
- Team Raw (AJ Styles, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, Keith Lee and Riddle) vs. Team SmackDown (Jey Uso, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Otis and King Corbin)
- Team Raw (Shayna Baszler, Nia Jax, Peyton Royce, Lacey Evans and Lana) vs. Team SmackDown (Bianca Belair, Natalya, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Bayley)
- Kickoff Show: Interpromotional Battle Royal
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Participants were: Dominic Mysterio, Ray Mysterio, Murphy, Miz, John Morrison, Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander, Bobby Rudd, Dolph Ziegler, Chad Gable, Elias, Apollo Crews, Umberto Carrillo, Angel Garza, Callisto, Ricochet.
Dominic Mysterio scored the first stunning elimination of a Kickoff Show match when he sent John Morrison over the top rope. Dolph Ziegler dumped Ray Mysterio and The Hurt Business won several eliminations, while Ricochet presented a massive suplex sent by Cedric Alexander.
Apollo Crews got a rematch for The Hurt Business, eliminating Shelton Benjamin to clear the faction of the match.
Murphy and Dolph Ziegler broke up on each other’s aprons until Bobby Rudd sent the former to the locker room. Dominic knocked Rudd to the floor and paired with The Showoff. An inappropriate blind shot in the ring and a kick from Dominic led to Ziggler’s departure.
Throughout the ring, Jeff Hardy eliminated Shinsuke Nakamura, then continued his growing rivalry with Elias, ending his night prematurely.
Chad Gable and Dominic from SmackDown teamed up to fight Raw’s Hardy and The Miz.
Gable eliminated Hardy with a clothesline, while Miz countered Dominic’s 619 attempt with a big boot in his face.
Dominic seems to have eliminated The A-Lister, only to endure three sublexes from Gable. Mysterio Jr. recovered and eliminated Gable, only for Miz to slip into the ring and send the rookie on top for the win.
Miz won the Battle Royal
Battle Royals are at their worst when the boys wander aimlessly around the ring, hitting and kicking, then occasionally mate with another Superstar on their way to their inevitable elimination. A lot of things were happening here because there was no story to tell.
Of course, Miz pushed the elimination vilely to win, but other than that, it was just a bunch of bodies doing things without rhyme or reason.
And worst of all, no one is better at competing here. Their stars are not reinforced or strengthened in any measurable way.
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The battle for supremacy over the brand began with AJ Styles of Team Raw, Braun Strowman, Sheamus, Riddle and Keith Lee, who took Jey Uso of Team SmackDown, Otis, King Corbin, Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins in the opening race at night.
The first drama of the night came when Rollins asked to be included in the match and after being depressed for most of the race, he sacrificed himself. A kick from Brogue by Sheamus sent the Messiah to pack. (Rollins on SmackDown eliminated)
Otis and Lee parted ways in a super heavyweight battle. They exchanged jokes about superhuman feats of power before Lee marked Strowman in the match. Monster Among Men unlocked Otis’ rifle and marked Styles in the match.
Stiles and Owens picked up the pace as the shot-off KO landed with stunning for the rest of Team Raw. Stiles took advantage of the opening and delivered the Phenomenal Forearm, eliminating his longtime rival. (Owens of SmackDown eliminated)
The action fell apart, and Riddle hooked up Corbyn to send him to the locker room. (SmackDown Corbin eliminated)
Otis erupted in the match late, suplexing and padding his clothes during the race, before coming face to face with Strowman. The former all-around champion equals him with a big boot, but Otis recovers and delivers a caterpillar. He tuned in to Vader’s bomb, but Riddle intervened and Strowman Power fired him for the fall. (Otis on SmackDown eliminated)
Desperate, Uso unloaded on the race, destroying them by diving near the ring. He followed with super blows to everyone who could be seen, including the one who let Stiles be hung on the ropes. A blind tag to Lee saw The Limitless One deliver a Spirit Bomb for clean cleaning. (Uso on SmackDown eliminated)
Team Raw beat Team SmackDown (5-0)
Uso’s story of almost getting things done and finding renewed strength in himself was a pleasant story of late, but for the most part it was about Raw, proving that he could stay united long enough to win the match.
While this played out effectively enough, it was the least interesting story it could tell and led to the 35-0 equivalent of the Chiefs ruled out by the Jets. He was one-dimensional and although he was a fine enough opener, he could very easily enter the Survivor Series as the least convincing of these Raw matches against SmackDown.