I’m so happy that now that the brands are split and it’s Survivor Series that it’s automatically time for cross branded matches! Hurray! That never happens. It kind of takes away from any kind of story that’s happening. And the winners don’t actually get anything of meaning. But I’ll enjoy the show I suppose – it in itself should be fun, even if Raw is depressing.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Brian Kendrick (c) vs. Kalisto

It seems weird that the obvious winner here is Kalisto. Kendrick just won the belt and hasn’t had a real rematch with Perkins. But since Smackdown would get the Cruiserweight division if Kalisto wins, and this 205 Live show is going to be done after Smackdown – it’s pretty obvious the division is going to Smackdown. Which is good, because it’s doing fuck all on Raw, Ranallo is on Smackdown, and good writing is on Smackdown. So as much as I don’t want Kendrick to lose the belt, the logical choice is Kalisto.

Prediction: Kalisto

WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (c) vs. Sami Zayn
Couldn’t just give me Dolph vs. Sami, could you? Oh well, the match will still be great. I want whatever result gets Sami Zayn on Smackdown, so if he loses and Stephanie banishes him there, that’s what I want. I don’t want the IC Title on Raw. So I think Miz has to retain here.

Prediction: The Miz

10 vs. 10 Elimination Tag Team Clusterfuck of Doom Match
Team New Day (New Day, SAWFT, Club, Cesaro and Sheamus, Shining Stars) vs. Team Alpha (American Alpha, Heath Slater and Rhyno, Breezango, Usos, Hype Bros)

So, uh, why? I just don’t understand how we need a ten on ten match. And I’m not even sure who could possibly win. I’m just going to take a shot in the dark here.

Prediction: Team Alpha

5 on 5 Elimination Tag Team Match
Team Sasha (Sasha Banks, Bayley, Charlotte, Nia Jax, and Alicia Fox) vs. Team Becky (Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, Nikki Bella, and Naomi)team-sasha-vs-team-becky
This feels like the first women’s elimination match that feels like a solid match and not an utter joke in a long time. Maybe ever. All of the other ones I can remember recently were always some wrestlers vs. Total Divas bullshit and it all sucked. And while I guess we still have Nikki and Naomi from those days, at least one of them doesn’t completely suck. (The other is Naomi. Fuck Naomi and her bullshit entrance.) That being said, we can all agree that Nikki is NOT the captain because the best member of the team is automatically the captain, and that’s obviously Becky Lynch – because she’s on a level far above anyone else on their team. Alexa is second best but the difference is still vast. Also, Natalya needs to stop whatever she’s doing and go home. And, Raw – you want to have an almost all star team but somehow Alicia Fox is there and not Emma. Well, Nia isn’t great either, but at least she makes sense. I can’t see Raw’s team losing – Sasha and Bayley are too good to be losing to anyone on Smackdown besides Becky and the nepotism will power Charlotte over them as well. (Also please make sure Sasha or Bayley gets the final win over Becky because it’s the only logical conclusion.)

Prediction: Team Sasha

Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg
So this match is happening. I’m not sure it’s really a good idea, and I’m not sure I care. We remember how terrible this turned out the first time, right? I mean this is clearly a different situation, but I don’t want to be reminded of it either. Lesnar wins, no questions asked.

Prediction: Brock Lesnar

5 on 5 Elimination Tag Team Match
Team Raw (Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Braun Strowman) vs. Team Smackdown (A.J. Styles, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, and Shane McMahon)

This match will be fun. How long before the Shield reunion happens in the match? Is Orton really going to be a full time member of the Wyatts or is he just playing for now? I don’t see Raw losing again here, even though they should. Gotta make Roman look strong, lol. He couldn’t even get a move done to him on Monday. With what Undertaker said on Smackdown, it seems logical that someone’s going to have to deal with him afterwards. So sadly Smackdown loses.

Prediction: Team Raw

Review Sunday as always.

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