WWE Survivor Series 2017 Recap/Review: The Status Quo Remains

The WWE has been going on for many years, but it has always relied on stars of the past to carry the brand.

Well it's now 2017 and older stars continue to shine while younger wrestlers are left off the card completely.

Even though I enjoyed several parts of WWE Survivor Series 2017, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the many new guys that weren't even on the show.

Jason Jordan got replaced by Triple H while the Canadian pair of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens were only on the pre-show. Not to mention guys like Jinder Mahal and Dolph Ziggler were nowhere to be seen!

Let's start talking about my favorite match of the night. Brock Lesnar vs.

AJ Styles surprised me a lot. Brock Lesnar has been in short or repetitive matches for the past two years now. However, AJ Styles managed to have a competitive and exciting match with Lesnar today.

Thanks to the athleticism of Styles, Lesnar was able to perform other types of suplexes. Lesnar even did a high knee on Styles. Styles himself managed to pull off some great offense such as his springboard 450 splash and the Phenomenal Forearm.

In the end though, Brock Lesnar captured AJ Styles in mid-air to deliver a massive F5. It might have been one of my favorite matches of the entire year. I'm so glad WWE booked AJ Styles instead of Jinder Mahal.

Another favorite match of mine tonight was The Shield vs. The New Day. I actually missed Roman Reigns and it was great to see him reunite with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.

The New Day members also tried their best in this match as Big E did an awesome spear to Ambrose through the ropes. However, the end of the match was a highlight.



The Shield did a triple powerbomb from the top rope to Kofi Kingston in one of the best spots of the entire night. The Shield are sure to dominate for the months to come.

My third favorite match was the Team Raw (Alicia Fox, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Asuka, and Nia Jax) vs. Team SmackDown (Becky Lynch, Naomi, Carmella, Natalya, and Tamina) (with Lana) bout.

It was cool to see Tamina and Nia Jax finally go toe-to-toe with one another. They are two tough ladies!

I wasn't really on board with Becky Lynch being the first person out of the match. There was also a botch of sorts with Alicia Fox. The end of the match was cool though.

It was down to Asuka vs. Tamina and Natalya. Asuka overcame the odds to keep her winning streak.

The mid-card of the event was kind of average in my opinion. Baron Corbin beat The Miz was a so-so match while The Usos beat Sheamus and Cesaro in a short match.

Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair was pretty good though. I'm glad Charlotte Flair beat Alexa Bliss as she is the better in-ring wrestler.

The main event of Survivor Series 2017 was sadly a mixed bag for me. The wresting itself was good, but it suffered from bad booking decisions.

As I mentioned in the first paragraph, WWE is still relying on the stars of the past.

Anyway, this match was Team Raw (Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, and Triple H) vs. Team SmackDown (Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, and John Cena).

The biggest crime was that Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode were the first two people eliminated! These guys are fresh new faces, yet they had to job out to Braun Strowman quickly. The next guys to go out were Samoa Joe, Finn Balor and John Cena.

I knew Cena was going out pretty early because he's still filming some movies. The final five wrestlers were Triple H, Kurt Angle and Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon and Randy Orton.

An interesting thing that happened was Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn interfering. However, they looked like jobbers since Shane McMahon and Randy Orton disposed of them quite quickly.

The part that annoyed me most was when Randy Orton got eliminated. This left Shane McMahon alone to face Triple H, Kurt Angle and Braun Strowman. Out of those guys, only Strowman is the youngest person.

I just think it wasn't believable having Shane as the last guy surviving for Smackdown. I wanted Randy Orton or an actual wrestler to be facing Team Raw. The match started to crumble thanks to Triple H hogging the spotlight.

At the end of the match, Triple H did a pedigree on Kurt Angle allowing Shane McMahon to eliminate Angle.

After that, Triple H did a pedigree on Shane McMahon to win the match. Team Raw wins with Triple H and Braun Strowman remaining.

The show ended with Braun Strowman doing a Running Powerslam on Triple H. I just didn't like the main event's full focus was on Triple H.

Triple H seems to be feuding with more than one person. He could feud with Angle, Shane or Strowman. He should have taken a backseat to let younger and newer stars shine.

Overall, I didn't mind the entire Survivor Series 2017 card. Several matches were excellent, but the old school style booking decisions still uphold the status quo. It's getting tiresome seeing the same people win all of the time...

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