Survivor Series happens to one of the most popular pay-per-views (PPVs) of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The Survivor Series 2018, this Sunday however, was not as positively received by the fans as its previous versions were. The highlight of the night was the match between Charlotte Flair and RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, which ended in a no-contest!
The kick-off match saw Chad Gable & Bobby Roode (c), The Ascension, Lucha House Party, The Revival, The B Team compete with The Usos (c), The New Day, The Colons, SAnitY, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson in a traditional RAW vs. SmackDown 5-on-5 Tag Team Elimination Match. In the ending moments, it was Jimmy who hit a big splash and covered Dawson for a win.
The show kicked-off with RAW vs. SmackDown 5-on-5 Women’s Traditional Elimination Match. The team members in the RAW team were Nia Jax, Tamina Snuka, Ember Moon, Sasha Banks, Bayley, led by Alexa Bliss, who was cheering for her team at the ringside. At SmackDown’s team corner, it was Naomi (c), Sonya Deville, Asuka, Carmella, and Mandy Rose.
The match began with Naomi taking on Snuka, while the crowd got into it by cheering and chanting for SmackDown LIVE’s Women Champion Becky Lynch. The match had everything that a traditional elimination match all about – forced tags, double-teaming opponent, and not to forget a 10-member mid-ring brawl too.
Video Highlights of WWE Survivor Series 2018: RAW vs. SmackDown 5-on-5 Women’s Traditional Elimination Match
The contest had an exciting end as a dominant Sasha Banks was pushed by her teammate Nia Jax from the top rope, which eventually resulted in Sasha tapping out. Taking advantage of the situation Nia hits a leg drop, before finally beating her with a Samoan Drop for a win.
There were quite a few other matches in the night which drew applause from the crowd. Seth Rollins vs Shinsuke Nakamura was one of the most-loved events in the night by the fans. We take a look at the list of all matches that took place at Survivor Series 2018 and their final results.
|1.||Chad Gable & Bobby Roode, The Ascension, Lucha House Party, The Revival, The B Team (Team Captains: Roode & Gable) vs. The Usos, The New Day, The Colons, SAnitY, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (Team Captains: Usos)||RAW vs. SmackDown 5-on-5 Tag Team Traditional Elimination Match||Team SmackDown (Survivors: The Usos)|
|2.||Nia Jax, Tamina Snuka, Ember Moon, Sasha Banks, Bayley (Team Captain: Alexa Bliss) vs. Naomi, Sonya Deville, Asuka, Carmella, Mandy Rose (Team Captain: Naomi)||RAW vs. SmackDown 5-on-5 Women’s Traditional Elimination Match||Team RAW (Sole Survivor: Nia Jax)|
|3.||WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins vs. WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura||RAW vs. SmackDown||Seth Rollins|
|4.||RAW Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar||RAW vs. SmackDown||The Authors of Pain|
|5.||Mustafa Ali vs. Buddy Murphy||WWE Cruiserweight Title Match||Buddy Murphy|
|6.||Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor, Bobby Lashley (Team Captain: Acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin) vs. SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon, Jeff Hardy, The Miz, Samoa Joe, Rey Mysterio (Captain: Miz)||RAW vs. SmackDown 5-on-5 Men’s Traditional Elimination Match||Team RAW (Survivors: Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre)|
|7.||RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair||RAW vs. SmackDown||Winner by DQ: Ronda Rousey|
|8.||WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan||RAW vs. SmackDown||Brock Lesnar|
The most memorable match in the night was between Charlotte Flair and RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey. The contest was so enthralling that it could end up as being one of the best matches in the women’s division in WWE history. However, the end was a bit abrupt, as Flair snapped and went to pummel Rousey like never before.
Video Highlights of WWE Survivor Series 2018: Charlotte Flair vs RAW Women's Champion
Another spectacle at 2018 Survivor Series was RAW vs. SmackDown 5-on-5 Men’s Traditional Elimination Match. The match lacked lustre, and so was its result. It was everything except being the traditional elimination that it was to be. There were quite a few (upcoming) storylines made as players fought within themselves; however, the red-brand winning with three superstars (Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley, and Drew McIntyre) on their side, seemed a big joke!
Video Highlights of WWE Survivor Series 2018: RAW vs. SmackDown 5-on-5 Men’s Traditional Elimination Match
The main event of Survivor Series (Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs WWE Champion Daniel Bryan) didn’t garner much interest either. The manner in which it was booked, the usual Lesnar squashing, and the smirk on the loser’s face in the end – it had nothing new to offer for the fans. It was Lesnar who walked away with the victory, as Survivor Series 2018 went off-air!