One of many premier occasions on the WWE calendar is able to return because of the 2020 Survivor Collection approaches. Regardless of profitable the night time throughout the final 12 months’ occasion, nonetheless, the NXT model won’t be partaking within the Survivor Collection festivities. This 12 months, the Survivor Collection occasion will return to the Uncooked vs. SmackDown format because the battle for main-roster model supremacy rages on.
Champions from every model will face off in a sequence of normal matches, and, in fact, we’ll be handled to a pair of iconic Survivor Collection elimination tag matches with one that includes males from every model and one other highlighting the ladies. It makes for an evening of distinctive pairings simply months earlier than WWE hits the Street to WrestleMania.
Survivor Collection takes place on Sunday, Nov. 22, from the ThunderDome inside Orlando’s Amway Middle. Survivor Series 2020 will begin at 7 p.m. ET following an hour-long Kickoff Show beginning at 6 p.m., with each streaming dwell on WWE Community.
WWE Survivor Collection card
Drew McIntyre (WWE) vs. Roman Reigns (Common): Like most matches on the cardboard, that is taking place strictly due to the model champion vs. model champion structure of the occasion. Randy Orton received the WWE championship from McIntyre at Hell in a Cell following a number of failed makes an attempt to beat McIntyre within the prior months. On the Nov. 16 version of Uncooked, Orton defended his title — and a spot at Survivor Collection — in opposition to McIntyre, with the Scot scoring the victory to regain his championship and save a match with Reigns. Reigns returned to motion at SummerSlam and received the common title at Payback, defeating Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman. Reigns have proven a really darkish aspect since his return and now has Jey Uso serving his wants after defeating him at Hell in a Cell and forcing him to “fall in line.” Prediction: Roman Reigns wins
Males — Keith Lee, AJ Kinds, Sheamus, Braun Strowman & Riddle (Uncooked) vs. Kevin Owens, Jey Uso, King Corbin, Seth Rollins & TBD (SD): Lee, Kinds, Strowman and Sheamus, cemented their locations on the Raw males’ crew by selecting up wins in qualifying matches. Riddle obtained a second shot to qualify and beat Jeff Hardy and Elias in a triple risk match to save the ultimate spot. Lee, Strowman, and Sheamus as bruisers mixed with Kinds and Riddle’s approach and pace arrange Crew Uncooked as a powerful group, although there are some inside tensions plaguing the crew. The SmackDown aspect has been coming along with Owens and Uso because of the preliminary qualifiers — although they’d vital points on the Nov. 6 SmackDown — and Corbin and Rollins becoming a member of the fold.
Women’s — Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Lacey Evans, Peyton Royce & Lana (RAW) vs. Ruby Riott, Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan & 2 TBD (SD): On the Oct. 26 version of Uncooked, the primary four members of the ladies’ crew for the Uncooked aspect have been introduced as Rose and Brooke together with tag team champions Baszler and Nia Jax and. The fifth position was up for grabs in a deadly four-way between Lana, Lacey Evans, Nikki Cross, and Peyton Royce, with Lana making the most of the opposite three ladies taking one another out to earn her spot on the crew.
Rose and Brooke have been then injured on the Nov. 16 Uncooked, and Evans and Royce have been introduced as their replacements.
SmackDown has not but fashioned a crew. Belair was the primary to save her spot, and Riott adopted up by swooping in to attain a win in a three-way with Natalya and Zelina Vega. Morgan received a fatal-four method in opposition to Chelsea Inexperienced, Tamina, and Natalya to save her spot.
Asuka (RAW) vs. Sasha Banks (SmackDown): One other champion vs. champion match, and one we have seen a number of occasions in the latest months. Banks received the Uncooked ladies’ title from Asuka in July, solely to have Asuka regain the belt at SummerSlam the next month. Banks then returned to SmackDown, the place she ultimately received the SmackDown ladies’ title inside Hell in a Cell and defended the title efficiently in opposition to Bayley on the Nov. 6 version of SmackDown. Banks and Asuka will not be a recent pairing, however the duo at all times ship high-quality matches. Prediction: Asuka wins
The New Day (RAW) vs. The Road Earnings (SmackDown): Uncooked tag champs New Day and SmackDown tag champs The Road Earnings truly switched manufacturers within the latest WWE Draft. The two groups then exchanged title belts to align with their new properties whereas retaining their standing as champions. This can be a first-time-ever match — assuming WWE does not one way or the other run a type of it forward of the pay-per-view — and has the potential to be the most effective tag match held in a WWE ring in 2020 if given the time to dwell as much as potential. Prediction: The New Day wins
Bobby Lashley (United States) vs. Sami Zayn (Intercontinental): Intercontinental champion Zayn returned to motion in September, wrestling his first match since March. Sidelined on account of his considerations over COVID-19, Zayn was stripped of the title however received it again in a wild ladder match at Conflict of Champions. Lashley received the US title from Apollo Crews at Payback and has remained dominant since, although his focus has largely been on his position in The Damage Enterprise and their ongoing points with Retribution. Prediction: Sami Zayn wins
The Undertaker’s Last Farewell: The Show was initially marketed as a “celebration of 30 years of The Undertaker,” so it already appeared close to assure that we’ll see him take a look in the course of the occasion. WWE has since confirmed that the occasion will function as a look by Undertaker for a “Last Farewell,” seemingly ending his profession formally the place it began 30 years in the past after a number of semi-retirements.