Survivor Series (2019)

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Survivor Series (2019)
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Promotional poster featuring Becky Lynch, Bayley and Shayna Baszler
PromotionWWE
Brand(s)Raw
SmackDown
NXT
DateNovember 24, 2019
CityRosemont, Illinois
VenueAllstate Arena
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Survivor Series (2019) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) and WWE Network event, produced by WWE for their Raw, SmackDown, and NXT brands. It will take place on November 24, 2019 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.[1][2] It will be the thirty-third event under the Survivor Series chronology, and the first to feature the NXT brand.

Production[edit]

Background[edit]

Since the WWE reintroduced the brand extension in 2016, Survivor Series has centered around competition between Raw and SmackDown for brand supremacy. In September 2019, WWE's NXT brand, previously exclusive to the WWE Network, debuted on the USA Network, solidifying its status as WWE's third major brand, and was subsequently added to the 2019 event as part of the brand competition theme.[3]

Storylines[edit]

The show will include matches that result from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portray heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw, SmackDown, and NXT brands,[4][5] while storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown, and NXT.[6]

At Crown Jewel, Brock Lesnar retained the WWE Championship via submission against Cain Velasquez (who was accompanied by Rey Mysterio). Post-match, Lesnar continued to apply the Kimura Lock on Velasquez until Mysterio intervened. Lesnar fended off Mysterio, who retaliated by attacking Lesnar with repeated chair shots, forcing him to retreat.[7] The following night on SmackDown, Lesnar's advocate Paul Heyman announced that Lesnar was quitting SmackDown and moving to Raw in order to seek revenge against Mysterio (taking the WWE Championship with him).[8] On the following Raw, Lesnar proceeded to attack crew members in search of Mysterio, including commentator Dio Maddin, who had defended fellow commentator and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler after being threatened by Heyman. After Lesnar performed an F-5 on Maddin through the commentator's table, Mysterio appeared and attacked Lesnar with a steel pipe and later issued a challenge to Lesnar for the WWE Championship, which was made official.[9]

On the November 1 episode of SmackDown, after Bayley (who had Sasha Banks in her corner) defeated Nikki Cross to retain the SmackDown Women's Championship thanks to interference from Banks, NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler appeared and attacked all three women.[8] During a sit-down interview between Charly Caruso and Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch on the following Raw, Caruso informed Lynch that she would be facing Baszler and Bayley in a non-title triple threat match at Survivor Series. Baszler then appeared during the interview and confronted Lynch.[9]

On the November 4 episode of Raw, a non-title triple threat tag team match between Raw Tag Team Champions The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar), SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson), and NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) was scheduled.[9] However, on the November 8 episode of SmackDown, The New Day's Big E and Kofi Kingston defeated The Revival to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, thus replacing them in the match.[10]

On the November 8 episode of SmackDown, Michael Cole announced Sasha Banks as captain for Team SmackDown's women's team at Survivor Series. Later that night, Carmella and Dana Brooke defeated Fire & Desire (Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville) to qualify for the team.[10] On November 14, WWE.com announced Lacey Evans as the fourth member of the SmackDown women's team.[11] On November 17, Nikki Cross was announced to be the final member of SmackDown's women’s team.[12]

On November 8, WWE.com announced that Seth Rollins was selected as the captain for Team Raw's men's team at Survivor Series, with Kevin Owens, Ricochet, Randy Orton, and Drew McIntyre revealed as the other team members during the November 11 episode of Raw.[13] On the November 12 episode of WWE Backstage, Roman Reigns was revealed as the captain for Team SmackDown, with Mustafa Ali (formerly known as Ali), Braun Strowman, King Corbin, and Shorty G also announced for the team.[14]

Backstage during the November 6 episode of NXT, The O.C. (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson) attacked The Undisputed Era's Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly, and Roderick Strong.[15] On the November 11 episode of Raw, a non-title triple threat match between United States Champion AJ Styles, Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura, and North American Champion Roderick Strong was scheduled for Survivor Series.[13]

Backstage during the November 8 episode of SmackDown, as Sami Zayn was trying to convince Daniel Bryan to join his faction, "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt appeared behind Bryan and attacked him with the Mandible Claw.[10] During a "Miz TV" segment the following week, Wyatt (as his normal self) taunted Bryan and his former "Yes Movement" persona. In response, Bryan challenged Wyatt for the Universal Championship at Survivor Series and Wyatt accepted.[16]

Matches[edit]

No. Matches* Stipulations
1 Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Rey Mysterio Singles match for the WWE Championship[17]
2 Becky Lynch (Raw Women's Champion) vs. Bayley (SmackDown Women's Champion) vs. Shayna Baszler (NXT Women's Champion) Brand Supremacy Triple Threat match[18]
3 The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) (Raw Tag Team Champions) vs. The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) (SmackDown Tag Team Champions) vs. The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) (NXT Tag Team Champions) Brand Supremacy Triple Threat tag team match[19]
4 Team Raw (5 members TBA) vs. Team SmackDown (Sasha Banks, Carmella, Dana Brooke, Lacey Evans, and Nikki Cross) vs. Team NXT (5 members TBA) 5-on-5-on-5 Women's Survivor Series elimination match[20]
5 Team Raw (Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens, Randy Orton, and Ricochet) vs. Team SmackDown (Roman Reigns, Mustafa Ali, Braun Strowman, King Corbin, and Shorty G) vs. Team NXT (5 members TBA) 5-on-5-on-5 Men's Survivor Series elimination match[21]
6 AJ Styles (United States Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Intercontinental Champion) vs. Roderick Strong (NXT North American Champion) Brand Supremacy Triple Threat match[22]
7 The Fiend (c) vs. Daniel Bryan Singles match for the WWE Universal Championship[23]
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • *Card subject to change

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Satin, Ryan (October 31, 2019). "NXT Will Be Part of Survivor Series This Year". Pro Wrestling Sheet. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
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  16. ^ Powell, Jason (November 15, 2019). "11/15 WWE Friday Night Smackdown results: Powell's review of Big E and Kofi Kingston vs. The Revival for the Smackdown Tag Titles, Daniel Bryan on Miz TV, Bayley vs. Nikki Cross, Mustafa Ali and Shorty G put their Team Smackdown spots on the line vs. Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
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  23. ^ "Universal Champion "The Fiend"Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan". WWE. November 15, 2019. Retrieved November 15, 2019.

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