The Bloodline ought to lose and Zayn must be the one getting pinned. Reigns hits a Superman punch and spear on Sheamus, earlier than getting hit with a Claymore by Drew McIntyre. Other members of The Bloodline beat down McIntyre, and whereas that’s taking place Zayn slides over to cowl Sheamus. But earlier than he does, Owens comes out of nowhere to hit Zayn with a Stunner, which ends up in a pinfall victory. Reigns is apoplectic after the match that Zayn price The Bloodline the victory. The dissension continues all the best way to Royal Rumble the place Zayn is tasked with teaming with The Bloodline to safe a Rumble victory so Reigns can select his opponent. When it seems like Zayn is about to acquiesce to the calls for, he activates his stablemates and eliminates them from the Rumble, goes on to win the match after which ultimately declares that he’ll face Reigns at WrestleMania. It turns into the most important David vs Goliath story in WWE historical past.
Give the individuals what they need. Make Sami Zayn WWE Champion you cowards.
Prediction: Sheamus, Butch, Ridge Holland, Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens WINS
War Games Match
Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Mia Yim, and TBA vs. Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky), Nikki Cross, and Rhea Ripley
Even although that they had wrestled beforehand, when Bayley returned to motion this summer time because the chief of Damage CTRL, there was nonetheless a sense a contemporary program with Bianca Belair was coming. And that’s precisely what occurred. The matches that adopted had been sturdy, however it felt just like the rivalry was completed after a pair of losses by Bayley. However the rivalry has not died, which leaves me feeling like Milhouse asking when Poochie will lastly get to the fireworks manufacturing facility. But as a substitute it’s me asking; is Belair ever going to get a contemporary opponent that would truly beat her?
In July of this yr Rhea Ripley was purported to problem Belair however was pulled from the match on the final second for medical causes. Since then, Ripley has solely grown stronger as a personality and wrestler. She must be the one tapped to attain the successful pin for her group, and the pin must be on Belair to assist kickstart a new, contemporary rivalry.
Meanwhile, there’s an open spot on Belair’s group that’s rumoured to be a returning Becky Lynch. The former Raw Women’s Champion has been out for a number of months after separating her shoulder in a match towards Belair at SummerSlam 2022. Lynch’s return may kickstart a rivalry with Bayley, giving the ladies’s division a robust character matchup that doesn’t contain a title, one thing the division has been missing.
Prediction: Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky), Nikki Cross, and Rhea Ripley WINS
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
Ronda Rousey (C) vs. Shotzi
Whatever betting line you see for Ronda Rousey on this match isn’t excessive sufficient. A line of -1,000,000 wouldn’t be excessive sufficient. There is lower than zero purpose to consider Rousey will drop the championship to Shotzi. And she gained’t. Carry on.
Prediction: Ronda Rousey (C) WINS
United States Championship Match
Seth Rollins (C) vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Austin Theory
On the final Monday Night Raw earlier than Survivor Series, Seth Rollins espoused that he possesses the highest prize on the present and he’s proper in that evaluation. With the WWE Universal title nearly unique to SmackDown, the U.S. title owns prime billing.
So after all at Survivor Series, the triple menace U.S. title match will characteristic two main superstars… plus one man who takes extra L’s than the Brooklyn Brawler. Rollins and Bobby Lashley are two of WWE’s greatest, whereas Austin Theory has been extraordinarily lacklustre out and in of the ring since final spring.
Having stated all that, it wouldn’t be a shock if Theory walked out of Survivor Series because the U.S. champ. But Theory ought to maintain the longest odds as his total arc as a wrestler has been spiralling down for a number of months with out loads of purpose to consider he’ll reverse course. It simply seems like a kind of slight potentialities.
Rollins as champ makes a ton of sense, whereas Lashley will proceed to be over with or with out a championship round his waist.
Prediction: Seth Rollins WINS
Finn Balor vs. AJ Styles
There are two causes this match is occurring.
1. The end result of this match will lastly settle the feud between Balor’s Judgement Day steady and Styles’ OC steady.
2. These guys are nonetheless two of the most effective professional wrestlers on the planet and can tear the home down.
But additionally… couldn’t they simply have looped these two and their stables right into a match with the three wrestlers within the U.S. Championship match and made it a standard Survivor Series match?
Prediction: Finn Balor WINS