WWE’s annual Survivor Series Pay-Per-View comes to us live tonight from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
This year’s Survivor Series PPV will feature a Champion vs. Champion match, as the WWE Champion Daniel Bryan will face WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar. In addition, the card will feature multiple classic 5-on-5 Survivor Series matches, and more.
Here is what you can expect to see on tonight’s 2018 WWE Survivor Series Pay-Per-View as highlighted by the following focal points via WWE.com:
Lesnar To Battle Bryan In Champion vs. Champion Showdown At Survivor Series
The Beast is about to go one-on-one with Daniel Bryan in an epic Champion vs. Champion clash at WWE Survivor Series – tonight at 7 ET / 4 PT on WWE Network.
Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan
The Beast is about to go one-on-one with Daniel Bryan in an epic Champion vs. Champion clash on the one night of the year where Raw and SmackDown go head-to-head to determine ultimate brand supremacy, Survivor Series.
At WWE Crown Jewel, Brock Lesnar once again laid claim to the Universal Championship in controversial fashion, using a pre-match sneak attack by Acting Raw General Manager Baron Corbin to lay waste to Braun Strowman. On the same night, The Phenomenal One overcame his long-standing adversary Samoa Joe to keep the WWE Title around his waist. However, while a Survivor Series rematch between Lesnar and Styles was originally announced, an intense altercation between The Champ That Runs the Camp and WWE’s “Yes!” Man on the Nov. 13 edition of SmackDown LIVE led to an impromptu WWE Title Match. And when Bryan emerged victorious over Styles to become the new titleholder in the classic showdown, The Beard also won the right to face The Conqueror this Sunday!
Now, the fates have conspired and set these two dynamic athletes on a collision course. What will happen when Lesnar goes to battle against Bryan in WWE’s fall classic? Find out at Survivor Series this Sunday at 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network!
Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
The Baddest Woman on the Planet is about to square off against The Queen when Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey goes to war against Charlotte Flair at Survivor Series.
Originally, Rousey was slated to slug it out with SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, but plans changed when The Irish Lass Kicker suffered a broken face and severe concussion during the blue brand’s surprise assault on Monday Night Raw, and she wasn’t medically cleared to compete. The Man herself emerged before the WWE Universe to pick her replacement, and she chose her bitter rival, Charlotte Flair.
Now, the two forces of nature will join the battle for brand supremacy in a highly personal showdown. Find out which competitor claims a monumental victory for her brand on the one night of the year where Raw and SmackDown LIVE Superstars compete in head-to-head competition. Don’t miss Survivor Series, Sunday, Nov. 18, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.
Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins vs. United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura
Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins faces off against United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in what promises to be an instant classic at Survivor Series, the one night a year when Raw and SmackDown LIVE compete in head-to-head competition.
Not only will this mark the first encounter between The Kingslayer and The King of Strong Style, but the battle will also determine which brand and which champion truly reign supreme. Since recapturing the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam, Seth Rollins has been hellbent on restoring the prestige behind the “workhorse title.” Over on the blue brand, Nakamura has been busy ushering in a new era for the prestigious star-spangled title.
Although each champion represents the best of the best on his brand, who reps their brand the strongest? Find out when this Champion vs. Champion non-title bout goes down at Survivor Series, Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.
Women’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
As a crucial part of Raw and SmackDown’s battle for brand supremacy at Survivor Series, the 5-on-5 Women’s Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match promises to be an explosive encounter.
In a bold move, Acting Raw General Manager Baron Corbin has chosen five-time Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss as the captain of Team Red. The following week, The Goddess of WWE chose her team: Natalya, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Tamina and Ruby Riott.
As far as SmackDown LIVE’s combatants, General Manager Paige announced that Team Blue would be represented by Asuka, Carmella, Naomi and Sonya Deville. But, with Charlotte Flair now set to face Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, who will be the fifth member of Team Blue SmackDown LIVE this Sunday? Which team will triumph at WWE’s fall classic?
Don’t miss all the action when Raw and SmackDown go head-to-head Sunday, Nov. 18, at Survivor Series, streaming live at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!
Men’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
The battle lines have been drawn for the Men’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match on Nov 18, the one night a year where Raw and SmackDown LIVE clash in head-to-head competition.
Acting Raw General Manager Baron Corbin wasted little time putting a plan in motion for the explosive inner-brand showdown, naming himself as Raw Team Captain, taking a managerial role in the contest rather than actually competing, and selecting Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler as the first two members of his team. Then, in surprise move, Corbin named Braun Strowman as the third member, the very Superstar he recently helped Brock Lesnar defeat in order to once again make The Beast the Universal Champion.
The issue was supposedly settled, though, when Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon returned to Raw the following week and promised Strowman a title rematch against The Beast and a match of payback against Corbin if he helped her overcome Team SmackDown LIVE.
Stephanie also added Finn Bálor to the team after his impressive victory over Dolph Ziggler. Later that night, Bobby Lashley became the final member of Team Raw when he scored a controversial victory over Elias.
As for their opposition, SmackDown LIVE has answered with an impressive combination of its own. First, Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Paige originally decided to make Daniel Bryan and The Miz the Co-Captains of Team Blue. As strange as that decision seemed (especially to the two Superstars), the longtime-adversaries managed to work together, agreeing that Shane McMahon needs to be on the squad, selecting Rey Mysterio after his victory over Andrade “Cien” Almas, and choosing Samoa Joe after he defeated Jeff Hardy.
However, when an altercation between AJ Styles and Danial Bryan led to a WWE Championship Match between them on the Nov. 13 edition of SmackDown LIVE, General Manager Paige decided to remove Bryan from Team Blue’s traditional Survivor Series Team. In response, SmackDown’s lone captain The Miz wasted no time naming Jeff Hardy as his replacement.
Don’t miss all the action of Survivor Series, Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network!
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali
At Survivor Series, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy will face his first major challenger – The Heart of WWE 205 Live, Mustafa Ali.
At WWE Super Show-Down Buddy Murphy defied all expectations, winning the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia and handing Cedric Alexander his first defeat of 2018. With Alexander not performing to WWE 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick’s standards in the aftermath of his loss, Murphy’s training partner Tony Nese and Ali faced off to determine who would challenge The Juggernaut. Pushing himself to his physical limits, Ali defeated The Premier Athlete and earned the opportunity to challenge for the title.
The WWE Universe is certainly in for a treat, as Ali and Murphy have battled each other before, including when they met in a wild No Disqualification Match that WWE.com ranked as the best bout in the first 100 episodes of WWE 205 Live.
Can The Heart of WWE 205 Live defeat Murphy once again and claim the WWE Cruiserweight Championship, or will Murphy prove he is truly the best Cruiserweight in the world? Find out at WWE Survivor Series on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network
Raw Tag Team Champions AOP vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar (w/ Big Show)
Across all of Survivor Series’ planned Champion vs. Champion Matches, you will see battles of finesse, strength and attitude. And then there’s the tag team division, in which it’ll come down to which hoss hits hardest and who’s left standing.
AOP, the newly-crowned Raw Tag Team Champions, will take on SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Bar at WWE’s fall classic, setting the course for an epic slugfest between two ascendant monsters and a pair of proficient brawlers who have evolved from bitter enemies to five-time Tag Team titleholders. Of course, with Drake Maverick at the helm, Akam & Rezar are hardly directionless in their attack, but Cesaro & Sheamus’ own equalizer, Big Show, might prove to be too tall an obstacle for even the surging newcomers to power past.
Tune in to Survivor Series, streaming live Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 ET/4PT on the award-winning WWE Network.
10-on-10 Tag Team Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match (Kickoff Match)
Survivor Series Kickoff will also host a 10-on-10 Tag Team Traditional Survivor Series Match between Raw and SmackDown LIVE’s finest squads.
Over on the blue brand, The Usos will lead the charge after securing the captaincy in a high-stakes showdown against The New Day on SmackDown LIVE. In a surprise move after the matchup, the decorated duo selected their longtime rivals as the first picks for Team SmackDown’s tag team lineup. Then, the following week, Jimmy & Jey selected SAnitY, The Colons and Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson to round off their powerhouse team.
As for Team Red, Raw hosted a Tag Team Battle Royal, and the duo of Bobby Roode & Chad Gable emerged victorious to earn the captaincy for Team Red, which includes Lucha House Party, The Ascension, The Revival and The B-Team.
Each team represents the best of the best on their brand, but only one side can grasp the mantle of brand supremacy. Who will prevail in this explosive brand warfare? Find out when this 10-on-10 Tag Team Traditional Survivor Series Match takes place during a special Survivor Series Kickoff, Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 ET / 2 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network. You can also see Survivor Series Kickoff on WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.
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