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WWE Survivor Series: WarGames 2023 PPV Predictions & Spoilers of Results

Posted by Anthony Mango Monday, November 20, 2023

WWE Survivor Series 2023 will take place at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on November 25, 2023. Follow along here for spoilers and information on the event's card, lineup of matches and news regarding the pay-per-view. There is currently no clarification as to whether or not it will be "Survivor Series WarGames" or a traditional Survivor Series.

The following are my predictions for the 2023 WWE Survivor Series: WarGames PPV. Check back for Survivor Series 2023 results and review coverage here when the time comes.

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Add Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre on opposing sides. I don't think it's worth updating the graphic.

WarGames Match: The Judgment Day (Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio, Finn Balor, and JD McDonagh) and Drew McIntyre vs. Cody Rhodes, Jey Uso, Randy Orton, Sami Zayn and Seth Rollins

It's funny that they had teased Adam Pearce and Nick Aldis having some kind of Raw versus SmackDown thing, but clearly, aren't going back to that idea. And, of course, this means we're once again not having traditional Survivor Series elimination matches, which I'm disappointed in, as well. I prefer the champions against each other and the brand supremacy stuff, as WarGames just coming around every November conveniently is the exact same problem WWE had with Hell in a Cell and TLC. They haven't learned that lesson yet.

With that being said, look at the group of people involved here. Of course this is going to be a fun match. Even if it sucks that neither of the men's world titles are going to be on the line, making this a rather do-nothing event in theory, it's at least going to be entertaining given the crop of talent competing inside two steel cages with an assortment of weapons.

And before anyone brings it up: no, I don't think we'll see a Money in the Bank cash-in. Priest will likely be too beaten down to try to capitalize on anything that happens to Rollins, and it'll be too chaotic with all the other people still inside the rings.

PREDICTION: Babyface team wins.

Intercontinental Championship Match: Gunther (c) vs. The Miz

The Miz has won the Intercontinental Championship more times than anyone but Chris Jericho, but he's not about to tie that record here. Since he hasn't already lost it, I'm becoming convinced Gunther is holding the title until at least WrestleMania 40, if not longer (particularly as I could see him fighting and beating Brock Lesnar there). In any fashion, I just can't picture The Miz being the guy to beat Gunther after all this time, even though his babyface turn has been working out rather well so far.

PREDICTION: Gunther wins.

Women's World Championship Match: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Zoey Stark

I like Zoey Stark, but c'mon. She just lost to Ripley at the last event. Why should I care about a rematch that has even less star power in it? Wouldn't it have made more sense to have the Crown Jewel match NOT feature Zoey, and then, she could've had her shot here? Lame. This just reeks of them feeling like they don't have anyone else they can trust for this spot, wanting to give some extra value to Stark by sheer proxy of "getting a title match on a big event (that isn't as big as it once was because we can't even get Roman Reigns on it)" and before you know it, we're spending all of December and January thinking "Royal Rumble is around the corner. We don't need to have another opponent for Ripley."

That type of laziness always bugs me around this time of the year, but it's especially true when you look at how little Ripley has defended her title, in an era where Roman's doing that even more. It just seems like they gave the belt to Ripley and figured they'd kill time for a year, as Becky Lynch for WrestleMania is the only other opponent they really would care about. Stark just doesn't do it for me in this situation, as I can't imagine any scenario where she wins, so it's just a moot point to bother. It would have at least been more interesting if Ripley were fighting someone new.

PREDICTION: Rhea Ripley wins.

Carlito vs. Santos Escobar

Cool—and that's not just a Carlito catchphrase joke. I legit think this is a good idea to separate Santos Escobar, turn him heel, and have him go up against Carlito at this event. With Rey Mysterio's injury putting him on the backburner for 6-8 weeks, if not potentially longer, I think WWE has to play around with what to do in the meantime. Frankly, unless there is something else in mind, I would pitch that Santos should have a match with Rey at WrestleMania with the others involved. Maybe bring in Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo to fight Rey, Carlito and Dragon Lee or Bad Bunny (if he's available)? That would suck for Cruz Del Toro and Joaquin Wilde, but I can't think of other members to include to make it 5-on-5 (Rey, Carlito, Lee, Del Toro and Wilde) or even 4-on-4 with Lee not being involved. In any fashion, the first step of this feud is to have Santos against Carlito, and it makes sense to be on this show. Thumbs up.

PREDICTION: Santos Escobar wins.

Women's WarGames Match: Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair, and Shotzi Blackheart vs. Damage CTRL (Bayley, Asuka, Iyo Sky, and Kairi Sane)

I hope there's a game plan for Damage CTRL beyond this event, and not that it's just "we gotta put Asuka in there because Dakota Kai can't wrestle and we want a women's WarGames match." I mean, that's what Becky Lynch is doing on the babyface team. She has no connection to this at all. They just slapped her onto the card.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, WarGames happening at the same time every year is the same problem as Hell in a Cell. WWE didn't learn its own lesson from taking that off the lineup. But at least this crop of Superstars holds a lot of talent, so there's a good chance this match in and of itself within a bubble is good.


More matches to be announced. Check back for updates to this page!

PREDICTED MATCHES (as of 11/20/2023)

  • I really hope we don't get LA Knight vs Solo Sikoa with the idea in mind being "Solo just beat John Cena, and LA Knight came up short, but we all know he's popular, so isn't that such a great featured midcard match?" While it would suck to not have them on the card at all, I don't think either man should lose a match right now. Even if that means LA Knight skipping the card and Solo going up against AJ Styles instead or something. Even then, I don't know if it's a good idea to have Styles come up short. And ultimately, what's the end goal for Sikoa in all this? What does he do at WrestleMania that doesn't feel like a glorified SmackDown main event wasting time on the card? Maybe win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal?
  • There seems to be some buzz around CM Punk vs Shinsuke Nakamura. I don't know if I buy into it in any fashion, but it's at least out there.

This page will be altered on a regular basis to reflect changes to the show including any new matches added to the lineup, adjustments to the card, revised predictions and any other information about this event. Stay tuned for the latest updates!



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