Quantcast
Published On: Mon, Nov 19th, 2018

WWE Survivor Series Results and Review November 18 2018 : Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams

image courtesy WWE.com

WWE Survivor Series is from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Tonight is the RAW vs. Smackdown spectacle with Champions facing Champions and both shows assembling teams to face off for brand supremacy. The Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch was pulled from her match due to injury, so Charlotte Flair will face RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey in her place.

 

Survivor Series Kickoff Show Match

10 vs. 10 Survivor Series Tag Team Division Match

Raw Tag Team Division (Bobby Roode and Chad Gable, The Revival, The Ascension, The B Team, and Lucha House Party) vs. Smackdown Tag Team Division (The Usos, The New Day, The Colons, Gallows and Anderson, and Sanity)

Dash Wilder eliminates The Colons by Pinfall, Karl Anderson eliminates The B Team by Pinfall, Bobby Roode eliminates Sanity by Pinfall, Big E eliminates The Ascension by Pinfall, Gran Metallik eliminates Gallows and Anderson by Pinfall, The Usos eliminate Lucha House Party by Pinfall, The New Day eliminates Roode and Gable by Pinfall, The Revival eliminates The New Day by Pinfall, The Usos eliminate The Revival by Pinfall for a Smackdown victory.

 

Survivor Series Matches

 

5 vs. 5 Survivor Series Women’s Division Match

Raw Women’s Division (Bayley, Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, Tamina, and Mickie James with Team Captain Alexa Bliss) vs. Smackdown Women’s Division (Team Captain Naomi, Asuka, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, and Carmella with R-Truth)

Tamina eliminates Naomi by Pinfall, Carmella eliminates Tamina by Pinfall, Mandy Rose eliminates Mickie James, Bayley eliminates Carmella by Pinfall, Sasha Banks eliminates Mandy Rose by Submission, Sonya Deville and Bayley are both eliminated by Double Countout, Asuka eliminates Sasha Banks by Submission, Nia Jax eliminates Asuka by Pinfall for a RAW victory.

 

Stephanie McMahon and Baron Corbin Backstage

 

Champion vs. Champion Match
Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins vs. United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura

Seth Rollins wins by Pinfall after The Stomp.

 

RAW Team Locker Room

 

Tag Team Champions vs. Champions Match

The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro) with The Big Show vs. Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) with Drake Maverick

Rezar scores the Pinfall victory over Sheamus.

 

Smackdown Team Locker Room

 

Cruiserweight Championship Match

Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Mustafa Ali

Buddy Murphy wins by Pinfall after Murphy’s Law.

 

5 vs. 5 Men’s Division Survivor Series Match

RAW (Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, and Dolph Ziggler with Team Captain Baron Corbin) vs. Smackdown (Team Captain The Miz, Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio, and Shane McMahon)

Drew McIntyre eliminates Samoa Joe by Pinfall, Rey Mysterio eliminates Finn Balor by Pinfall, Shance McMahon eliminates Dolph Ziggler by Pinfall, Braun Strowman eliminates Jeff Hardy by Pinfall, Braun Strowman eliminates Rey Mysterio by Pinfall, Braun Strowman eliminates The Miz by Pinfall, Braun Strowman eliminates Shane McMahon by Pinfall.

 

Seth Rollins Backstage Interview

 

Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair

Ronda Rousey wins by Disqualification after Charlotte Flair uses a Kendo Stick against Rousey at ringside. Flair continued the assault breaking two Kendo Sticks over Rousey, and was stopped by the referee after grabbing a chair, but she struck from behind on Rousey delivering the Natural Selection on the chair and after attacking the officials, wedged Rousey’s head in the chair and stomped her.

 

Champions vs. Champion Match

Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan

Brock Lesnar wins by Pinfall after the F-5.

 

Botches

  • The Tag Team Division Match deserved to be on the main show and not the kickoff show, and by doing so it left Smackdown’s only team victory out of the scoring.
  • How is anyone supposed to respect Drake Maverick as the General Manager of 205 Live or take him seriously next to Authors of Pain after peeing himself on television?

Bodyslams

  • Nia Jax has real heat from the audience, probably in part because they bought their tickets looking forward to Rousey vs. Lynch, which Nia Jax single-handedly prevented.
  • Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura ran longer than it needed to, but was still a great match. Both men seemed to know they needed to be the match of the night, and they arguably were.
  • Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair was an epic face-off that defines the new era of Women’s Wrestling.

The event was heavily stilted in favor of RAW, with Smackdown’s victory in the Tag Team Division being glossed over. All of the matches were entertaining, and everyone was putting forth their best effort to make this event as big as possible. The quick shift to put the belt on Daniel Bryan to create an interesting match against Brock Lesnar was a good idea, even if the heel Daniel Bryan isn’t exactly what the crowd wanted to see. The women once again proved themselves to be the heart of both shows with a fantastic opening bout and what was the most dynamic fight of Rousey’s career with Charlotte Flair. It was a great show that kept me interested from start to finish and had some incredible action scattered throughout. RAW may have won on the score sheet, but the fans are the real winners here.

 

About the Author

- Greg Bowen is a writer, musician, DJ, political activist, and wrestling mark who still has Macho Madness to this day.

Tags

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

At the Movies