WWE Survivor Series 2018: Predictions

WWE Survivor Series 2018 takes place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on 18th November. WWE have already played up the fact that it’s the only night of the year when RAW and SmackDown go head to head. So far, three matches have been announced as well as the traditional Survivor Series matches.

WWE Survivor Series Match Card:

Buddy Murphy (C) vs Mustafa Ali (for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship)
Authors of Pain (RAW Tag-Team Champions) vs The Bar (SD Tag-Team Champions)
Shinsuke Nakamura (US Champion) vs Seth Rollins (IC Champion)
Ronda Rousey (RAW Women’s Champion) vs Becky Lynch (SD Women’s Champion)
Brock Lesnar (WWE Universal Champion) vs AJ Styles (WWE Champion)
Women’s Survivor Series match: RAW vs SmackDown
Men’s Survivor Series match: RAW vs SmackDown

Buddy Murphy (C) vs Mustafa Ali (for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship)

Mustafa Ali beat Tony Nese to become #1 contender for Buddy Murphy’s newly-won WWE Cruiserweight Championship. This match takes place in the kick-off show to Survivor Series.

Prediction: Buddy Murphy wins

Authors of Pain (RAW Tag-Team Champions) vs The Bar (SD Tag-Team Champions)

Akam and Rezar beat Seth Rollins in a handicap match earlier this week to win the RAW Tag-Team Championships while The Bar also recently won their titles after beating The New Day.

Prediction: Authors of Pain

Ronda Rousey (RAW Women’s Champion) vs Becky Lynch (SD Women’s Champion)

SmackDown’s Shinsuke Nakamura will face RAW’s Seth Rollins in the first champion-vs-champion match on the card. Rollins and Nakamura are both veterans despite being in their 30’s. Nakamaura made his name back in his native Japan with NJPW before signing with WWE while Seth Rollins dominated the indies as Tyler Black. Their clash of styles will be an interesting blend of high-flying explosive offense versus Nakamura’s MMA inspired ‘Strong-Style’.

PREDICTION: Shinsuke Nakamura wins

 

Ronda Rousey (RAW Women’s Champion) vs Becky Lynch (SD Women’s Champion)

The second champion vs champion match of the last night is Ronda Rousey taking on Becky Lynch. Rousey is still unbeaten in singles action but will face one of the toughest tests of her fledging WWE career when she takes on the ‘Irish Lasskicker’. Lynch proved at WWE Evolution that she’s at the top of her game right now after beating Charlotte in a Last Woman Standing match.

PREDICTION: Ronda Rousey wins

 

Brock Lesnar (WWE Universal Champion) vs AJ Styles (WWE Champion)

At the time of writing, AJ Styles has been WWE Champion just short of a full year. He faces ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series in one of the matches that will be hardest to call. Their match last year was one of the WWE matches of the year and this year could follow suit. Although on paper ‘The Beast’ conquers everyone, it’s hard to count Styles out because he’s just so damn good.

PREDICTION: AJ Styles wins after Braun Strowman interferes

 

Men’s Survivor Series match: RAW vs SmackDown

Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, and Braun Strowman have already been announced for this match from the RAW side with GM Baron Corbin captain.

The co-captains of the SmackDown team are The Miz and Daniel Bryan with the other three members being Shane McMahon, Rey Mysterio, and Samoa Joe.

 

Women’s Survivor Series match: RAW vs SmackDown

The SmackDown Women’s team was announced on SmackDown last night as Naomi, Asuka, Carmella, Sonya Deville, and Charlotte. However, Mandy Rose came out to the ring in place of Charlotte so it’s not clear if she’s involved.

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