Here are my predictions for the 2016 WWE Survivor Series PPV. Check back for Survivor Series 2016 results and review coverage here.
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WWE World Championship Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
John Cena being tossed into this feud has me completely baffled. Is this going to be Styles vs. Ambrose, Styles vs. Cena, another triple threat, or something else?? Following No Mercy, I'm thinking Ambrose might get the shot more than Cena, since Cena is the one who took the pin, but there could be an entirely different game plan in mind that we'll find out Tuesday night.
PREDICTIONS: Styles retains.
WWE Universal Championship Match: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Seth Rollins
They're having a rematch at Hell in a Cell, but unless Sami Zayn gets a shot after Rollins or Chris Jericho turns on Owens, then I can't imagine who else is going up against the champion.
PREDICTIONS: Kevin Owens retains against anybody he's up against.
Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
It definitely seems like WWE wants to do this, and I'd much rather see it at Survivor Series rather than WrestleMania.
PREDICTIONS: Brock Lesnar wins.
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Raw vs. SmackDown (Men)
This just makes sense, right? If they don't have separate matches, I'd love to see the captains be the Intercontinental and United States champions, as they can be the figureheads of their rosters, but if it makes more sense for someone else to take charge, then by all means.
RAW TEAM OPTIONS = Big Show, Braun Strowman, Cesaro, Chris Jericho, Darren Young, Mark Henry, Neville, Roman Reigns, Rusev, Sami Zayn, Sheamus, Titus O'Neil
SMACKDOWN TEAM OPTIONS = Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Bray Wyatt, Curt Hawkins, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, John Cena, Luke Harper, The Miz, Randy Orton
PREDICTIONS: Too early to call, but uh......SmackDown. Bet your entire life savings on it. C'mon. What's the worst that could happen?
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Raw vs. SmackDown (Women)
If the men have this kind of a match, the women should as well. I'm convinced this will take the place of two women's title matches, with the champions being captains of their respective teams.
POSSIBLE RAW TEAM = Sasha Banks (Team Captain) with Bayley, Charlotte, Dana Brooke and Alicia Fox (alternates are Emmalina, Nia Jax and Summer Rae)
POSSIBLE SMACKDOWN TEAM = Becky Lynch (Team Captain) with Nikki Bella, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, Naomi (alternates are Natalya and Eva Marie)
PREDICTIONS: Let's go with the Raw women because Carmella and Nikki can't get along. Sure. Why not, right?
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Raw vs. SmackDown (Tag Teams)
Well, this one was a bit of a surprise, but I like the idea. We don't know the teams yet, but let's guess...
RAW TEAMS OPTIONS = The New Day, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, Enzo Amore & Big Cass, The Golden Truth and The Shining Stars (alternates are Sheamus/Cesaro and any pairings from the cruiserweight division as well as possibly Sami Zayn with Neville)
SMACKDOWN TEAMS OPTIONS = Heath Slater & Rhyno, The Usos, American Alpha, The Hype Bros, and The Vaudevillains (alternates are Breezango and The Ascension, possibly The Spirit Squad)
PREDICTIONS: If The New Day are still champions at this time, it would make sense for them to win.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
I expect this to be a title defense on every event Raw participates in, unless the champion is involved in the Survivor Series match, but I doubt that. My guess is T.J. Perkins will still be holding the belt around here, but as far as a challenger goes, it could be anybody. Brian Kendrick should be out of the mix by now, but the next to follow him is completely up for grabs. If I'd have to venture a guess, I would say Rich Swann, since he's the most used guy so far.
PREDICTIONS: T.J. Perkins retains.
Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
I can't see these two being on the SmackDown team for their Survivor Series match, and we need some singles bouts, too. My guess is they're going to continue their feud separately.
PREDICTIONS: Randy Orton wins.
Cesaro vs. Sheamus
Just as I think Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt are going to not be involved in the elimination match, I can see the same applying to Cesaro and Sheamus. However, this one is much more of a shot in the dark. There's a chance they go into TWO of those matches (the regular singles one and the tag team elimination match) and instead, we get something else as the separate match. For now, my prediction revolves around them losing their Raw Tag Team Championship match against The New Day and then finishing their feud with a finale here to settle which one gets a singles title shot.
PREDICTIONS: Cesaro wins.
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