One of WWE’s premiere events returns Saturday when Survivor Series comes to Boston. For the first time, WarGames will be the centerpiece of the second-oldest pay-per-view in promotional history.

Wargames have been an important part of NXT but the match that was popularized in the NWA and WCW never took place on the WWE main roster. That has changed this year with five matches each on both the men’s and women’s sides of the roster.

The match sees two members of each team start in the ring, with members of the other teams being added one at a time. There’s a cage around two rings, and the match traditionally has a ton of chaos and wild moments.

Let’s take a closer look at who our CBS Sports experts predict will come out on top at WWE Survivor Series, which begins Saturday at 8 pm ET from TD Garden in Boston and will stream live on Peacock.

2022 WWE Survivor Series Predictions

The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Solo Sequoia, Sami Zayn) Vs. The Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Ridge Holland, Butch), Drew McIntyre & Kevin Owens (Wargames match)

With The Bloodline taking a loss here and freshening up some challengers for Reigns and possibly sending Zayn out of the group to link up with Owens, it makes a lot of sense to know how Reigns and his family can survive. But WWE has been shown to be so committed to protecting the group, even if they can take a pointless loss here or there. Holland and Butch provide two bodies that are more likely to take damage than anyone on the Bloodline side, aside from Zane if they choose to pursue that story now. I’d love to see it the other way around but choosing Bloodline always seems safe. Pick: Bloodline wins — Brent Brookhouse

The Bloodline rarely has a chance to lose cleanly at a major event. Their status as record-setting champions makes them almost bulletproof, but WarGames omits their titles from the equation. The constant battle of the bloodlines could plant the seeds for something like Zen’s exit or a coup d’état within the group. A win for the good guys would present Sheamus and Owens with Undisputed World Title shots against Reigns. Only, the defeat of The Bloodline has many positive and intriguing implications. Pick: The Brawling Brutes, McIntyre & Owens won — Shakeel Mahjouri

Bianca Belair, Asuka, Alexa Bliss, Mia Yim and 1 TBA vs. Damage CTRL (Bayley, IYO SKY, Dakota Kai), Rhea Ripley & Nikki Cross (WarGames match)

As of the time of this writing, the fifth member of Bellar’s team has not been announced. I’m working on the assumption that that person will be a returning Becky Lynch. If it’s Lynch, it’s hard to imagine her return not tipping the scales. Everything booked in these spots should lead to something different down the road, and Lynch’s return will help divert CTRL’s attention away from the endless feud with Belair. Of course, someone would eventually have to take Bellar’s title away, and Bayley seemed the best option. But after so many matches recently it seems pointless to take it out. Pick: Team Belair wins — Brookhouse

Damage CTRL has had mixed success since its debut, but Kai and Skye regaining the Women’s Tag Team Championship was a good sign. Simply put: a villainous team is more cohesive. Bailey’s group is tight-knit, has a regular ally in Cross and plays well with Ripley’s Judgment Day. Ripley has emerged as the breakout member of her group, and a win here should put her in a title matchup with Bellar. I will reconsider my choice if Beth Phoenix is ​​chosen as the final member of Belair’s team. Pick: Team Damage CTRL wins — Mahajouri

SmackDown Women’s Championship — Ronda Rousey (c) Vs. Shotzy Blackheart

There is no logical reason why Shotzi should win. She wasn’t listed as a serious threat before becoming the No. 1 contender, and that hasn’t changed. Villainous Rousey Run and her re-established alliance with Shayna Buzzler have some interest to draw from. Rousey should win without much resistance and then move on to the next match. Pick: Rousey retains title — Mahjouri (also Brookhouse)

United States Championship — Seth Rollins (c) Vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Austin Theory

Yes, Rollins is still very early in his run, but WWE has put a lot of twists into this story and it’s a situation where it’s easy to see the title change hands a few times. Theory had to swallow a pretty ugly situation with his failed Money in the Bank cash-in but now that Lashley and Rollins have picked each other off, he might be able to steal the title. Call it gut feeling, but Theory getting the win and Rollins and Lashley somehow navigating it makes a lot of sense here. Pick: Theory wins the title — Brookhouse

Rollins’ US title run is too fresh to let go. Rollins kept a lot People were outnumbered and eventually rewarded with the singles title. He can put up a good fight with almost anyone and his fans are behind him. Lashley is on his way to a trilogy match with Brock Lesnar. A theory was not created to justify winning the title here. Rollins will retain in a fun match that takes advantage of different styles. Pick: Rollins retains the title — Mahajouri

AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor

Doomsday just misses out on fully grasping it as a high-level force. Styles was recently joined by his old OC teammates and later added Mia Yim to the mix. While this feels like a solid time for Styles to win singles and be a presence at the top of the card, Balor could continue to spin his wheels with a Judgment Day group that just isn’t clicking. Pick: Style won — Brookhouse (also Mahjouri)