Team SmackDown Women Vs Team Raw Women
This should still be a fun match though, and Mandy Rose will probably be brought in as the replacement for Flair. It’s a tricky one to call as well. Originally, I’d have gone for Nia Jax and Tamina picking up the victory for Team Raw, but given the fact that Nia was the one who bust up Becky on Raw, it is unclear as to whether or not Jax will have some backstage heat as a result.
Either way, the WWE has been forced to change a lot of plans as of late, so scrapping plans for Nia may not be a smart move. Jax is scheduled to face Ronda Rousey after Survivor Series, so she should really pick up the win here.
Prediction: Team Raw wins
Sole Survivor: Nia Jax and Tamina
Ronda Rousey Vs Charlotte Flair
I have mixed feelings about this one. Obviously, I was incredibly excited about the prospect of seeing Becky Lynch, who is the hottest star in the WWE right now, take on Ronda Rousey, but the WWE had clearly booked themselves into a corner with that match, and at least this way, we may get to see Lynch main-event Mania with Rousey next year.
There are plenty of things that could down in this match, notably, the four horsewomen of MMA uniting on the main roster to help Rousey pick up the victory. Of course, this could just be a clean match-up, but I have a feeling the WWE wanted to save this for a bigger occasion.
Rousey will pick up the victory here. Her first defeat is going to be saved until WrestleMania.
Prediction: Ronda Rousey Wins
Daniel Bryan Vs Brock Lesnar
Regardless of what you think about AJ Styles losing the title belt on an episode of SmackDown, seeing Daniel Bryan Vs Brock Lesnar promises to be quite the treat.
When most of us envisioned Daniel Bryan taking on Brock Lesnar, we would have pictured the leader of the Yes movement entering the bout as the plucky babyface but instead, he will enter the bout as a devious and conniving heel, which should give the match a very unique dynamic.
Obviously, from a physical standpoint, Bryan stands no chance against Lesnar, so the WWE needs to craft a narrative of Bryan outsmarting Lesnar and keeping him technically grounded. Lesnar’s best matches since his 2012 return have come against CM Punk and AJ Styles, so there is every chance that this match will deliver.
Lesnar is going to pick up the win here though, and that could be one of the reasons the WWE decided to take the belt off AJ, so that he doesn’t have to lose to Lesnar two years running.
Prediction: Brock Lesnar Wins
Team Raw Men Vs Team SmackDown Men
The big match-up at this year’s event has not had the same kind of build as last year’s, and the whole thing feels kind of muddled. It is still unclear as to whether or not Shane McMahon is a heel, and the chopping and changing of members in the match hasn’t exactly done this any favours.
From a realistic point of view, Team Raw should destroy Team SmackDown, especially with the likes of Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre representing the brand, but we all know that that’s not going to happen.
Like last year’s match, there will be plenty of shenanigans here, and there could potentially be a couple of heel and face turns, with Shane McMahon and The Miz being prime candidates.
Kurt Angle is also likely to get involved, especially given how he has been treated by the powers that be on Raw in recent months. Raw was victorious in last year’s match so for that reason, I’m giving this one to SmackDown.
Prediction: Team SmackDown Wins
Sole Survivors: Shane McMahon and The Miz
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