Survivor Series is the next upcoming “Big Four” WWE premium live event. Road to the annual elimination match extravaganza will begin after extreme rules. Although no matches are set for the company’s second-longest running PLE, Gunther vs. Fans are already licking their lips at potential clashes like Bobby Lashley.
Survivor Series is usually based on brand warfare, but with The Bloodline all over the world and tag title gold, this year’s edition could look different. Another possible change to the event is the introduction of War Games matches. These dual-ring steel cage matches were popular during Triple H’s helm of NXT, leading to some legendary battles.
If the game brings the War Games to the main roster, here are four potential feuds the WWE Universe would love to see.
#4: A clash between RAW and SmackDown will add a new twist to WWE’s Survivor Series
The most obvious choice for a War Games match would be WWE’s traditional brand of warfare elimination matches. Pitting five of RAW’s best upper mid-card and main event stars against their SmackDown counterparts has produced thrills over the years. Making it a War Games match could give a new twist to the concept, which has become a bit stale lately due to its repetition and lack of stakes.
A change in format might just be a shot at Arm Survivor Series, which is something to look forward to once again. Imagine the likes of AJ Styles, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Ciampa and Riddle against Shinsuke Nakamura, Ricochet, Baron Corbin, Carrion Cross and Madcap Moss. Imagine, once again, the War Games massacring the women of RAW and SmackDown.
#3: The Judgment Day vs Legado del Fantasma
Judgment Day is the only mixed-gender fixture on the WWE main roster today. Rhea Ripley’s presence is an important part of the group’s success, saving her male counterparts from various attacks. This unfair advantage also means that we are rarely seen together in full static action.
That’s where former NXT stable Legado Del Fantasma comes in. The quartet, which is awaiting its main roster debut, consists of three male and one female superstar. What better way to introduce yourself to the main roster than to go to war with RAW’s top heel faction, possibly on behalf of SmackDown?
This would be a nice landing spot for Legado, and either way the result would benefit the winner.
#2: Imperium vs. The Brawling Brutes
The Gunther-Sheamus feud is shaping up to be one of WWE’s “Fight Forever” rivalries. The Ring General and the Celtic Warrior smashed each other in a massive display of brutality at Clash at the Castle. The following week on SmackDown, Imperium and The Brawling Brutes continued to wreak havoc in another feuding masterpiece.
If the factions continue to feud beyond Extreme Rules, a War Games Survivor Series match would be the perfect blowout. The idea of these six men inflicting pain on each other in steel cages, possibly with weapons at their disposal, is mind-blowing. The only downside to this is the loss of the much-desired Gunther vs. Bobby Lashley match.
Even if it comes later in the event, Imperium vs. The Brawling Brutes is a War Games matchup that many would love to see.
#1: The Bloodline vs. Roman Reigns’ past adversaries
A popular topic discussed by fans for Survivor Series is the fate of The Bloodline. Given that the group currently holds all of the world and tag team titles, a traditional champion-vs-champion format is unlikely. If the group were to be featured on the card, WWE would have to go back to the era before the brand split for inspiration.
With Solo Sequoia now the fifth in-ring competitor in The Bloodline, why not against Roman Reigns’ former team of victims? Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Carrion Cross, Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman have unfinished business with Reigns. Imagine a tribal chief and all his goons facing off against an army of his opponents in a double steel cage.
Such oral encounters have great potential for storytelling.
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