WWE Survivor Series 2018 Results/Review: Raw Is Dominant

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WWE Survivor Series 2018 was on this Sunday and it was a pretty unpredictable show. That said, if you are a fan of the Smackdown Live brand, you may not have liked this show at all.

I feel this show was booked heavily by Vince McMahon since all of his favorite wrestlers looked big and strong.

The show was also weird because big stars such as Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles were left out of the card entirely. Neither of them appeared on the show at all!

The only match that Smackdown Live looked good in was the pre-show tag-team match.

The Smackdown Live led team of The Usos beat the Raw tag-team division in one of the best matches of the entire night.

I thought the match was going to be boring, but it ended up being one of the highlights of the night.

The first official match to kickoff the show was the Women's Survivor Series match. Team Raw added Sasha Banks and Bayley as they replaced Ruby Riot and Natalya. Replacing Charlotte on the Smackdown team was Mandy Rose.

The match itself was evenly matched, but the two final people were Asuka vs Nia Jax.

Nia Jax pretty much relished in her new heel persona and managed to squash Asuka for the win. Even though the crowd booed, it seems as if Nia Jax doesn't care about the backlash.

The Shinsuke Nakamura vs Seth Rollins match started off pretty slow at the beginning, but it picked up towards the end. It didn't help that the crowd was almost silent for the majority of the match.

There was no interference from Dean Ambrose whatsoever so Seth Rollins managed to win fair and square using a stomp. At this point of the night, Raw has two victories with zero wins for Smackdown since the pre-show wasn't counted.

The only non Raw vs Smackdown match was the entertaining Cruiserweight Title match. Buddy Murphy successfully best Mustafa Ali in one of the best matches of the entire night. The 205 Live roster always never disappoints.

The weakest and most boring match of the night was AOP vs The Bar.

These two teams didn't have great chemistry and the crowd was dead silent for the majority of it. AOP won in the end giving Raw yet another victory.

The Raw team also cleaned house in the Men's Survivor Series match as the Smackdown team all looked like jobbers. Samoa Joe got eliminated easily in less than two minutes!

Braun Strowman pretty much eliminated everyone else on the Smackdown team using his powerslam! The winning members of Raw included Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre.

The only major highlight of the match was Shane McMahon doing a diving elbow to Braun Strowman through the announce table.

One of my favorite matches of Survivor Series 2018 was the co-main event of Charlotte vs Ronda Rousey. Becky Lynch was the original opponent for Ronda Rousey, but she had to pull out due to a real life injury.

Ronda and Charlotte had a great back and forth match using lots of submission moves. The two looked strong throughout the match, but the ending pretty much shocked everyone.

For some reason, Charlotte decided to go full heel mode and destroyed Ronda Rousey with Singapore canes and chairshots.

Ronda Rousey won the match via disqualification, although this won't be the last time we see this match. Surely WWE is thinking about a rematch between the two in the near future.

The main event of the night was Brock Lesnar pretty much squashing Daniel Bryan to give Raw a 6-0 lead. The match itself was entertaining because Daniel Bryan tried his best to stay competitive.

In the end though, Brock Lesnar was too strong winning the match with a decisive F-5. Surprisingly, AJ Styles did not appear on the PPV so it was a clean finish.

Overall, Survivor Series 2018 was a decent PPV, although the way Smackdown Live was booked like jobbers is a bit of a bummer.

The best thing of the night was probably Charlotte's heel turn. Other than that, the rest of the card was just okay or average.

Verdict: 7.0/10

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