RAW battled SmackDown final night time at Survivor Sequence – considered one of WWE’s greatest pay-per-view occasions of the yr.
Uncooked got here out victorious within the battle of the manufacturers however in WWE the motion by no means stops, so listed below are 5 questions we’ve got after the present.
Will The Defend destroy itself once more?
The Defend defeated The New Day in an thrilling opener that fired up the Houston crowd.
The outcome was by no means in query. The New Day are a enjoyable and fashionable act, however The Defend are working on a unique degree – severe major event-level opponents.
And The New Day’s made a superb level about this of their pre-match promo.
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Huge E reminded followers that it’s virtually WrestleMania season: Reigns, Rollins, and Ambrose are positive to be at odds to take the principle occasion spot.
Will The Defend reunion final till the large present? Or will considered one of The Defend activate his brothers to steal the glory all for themselves?
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How lengthy earlier than Asuka is Uncooked Girls’s Champion?
Asuka was predictably the only real survivor of the ladies’s elimination match.
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It was better than the women’s matches from past years, though there were nonsense eliminations that came from nowhere – the curse of the Survivor Series match.
Asuka won the match for Team Raw by last eliminating Tamina and Natalya in quick succession – the last victims of her two year-plus undefeated streak.
Meanwhile, Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss lost to SmackDown champ Charlotte.
Bliss has served Raw well as a cowardly heel champ, but in terms of sheer believability Asuka is leagues ahead the rest of the Raw roster.
It can’t be long before she strikes her way to becoming the most dominant and dangerous women’s champ in WWE history.
What is happening with Sheamus and Cesaro?
SmackDown tag champs The Usos got an upset victory over Raw champs Sheamus and Cesaro is a cracking match.
But WWE might be teasing some issues between the Celtic Warrior and Swiss Cyborg.
First, Cesaro accidentally hit Sheamus with a double team move from the top rope – then Cesaro wasn’t at his corner to tag in when Sheamus needed him.
Lastly, Cesaro tried to make up for it by taking a proverbial bullet for for Sheamus – pushing him out of the harm’s way and taking stereo superkicks on Sheamus’s behalf.
The Sheamus and Cesaro team has been a surprise success of the last year – are WWE really looking to split them already?
The fact they made these miscommunication blunders look so good is testament to how slick and brilliant they are together.
Will AJ Styles lose the WWE Championship this week?
Match of the night went (unsurprisingly) to Universal Champion Brock Lesnar v WWE Champion AJ Styles.
Lesnar dominated the early going, but Styles fought back and brought The Beast down for exciting near falls as the action continued.
Lesnar got the win when he caught Styles mid-air and planted him with an F-5.
Post-match the commentators were questioning whether Styles will be injured for his title defence against Jinder Mahal on this week’s SmackDown.
The rumours were that WWE wanted Jinder to be WWE Champ for its upcoming show India – which is why it was a surprise that AJ beat him for the belt two weeks ago.
Now the big Lesnar v Styles match is done, is the “Phenomenal One” set to drop the title back to Jinder?
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What is Triple H’s game?
Heading into the main event – the men’s elimination match – Raw and SmackDown were tied at three victories each.
With big hitters from different generations on both sides – Kurt Angle, Triple H, Braun Strowman, Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe v Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode and John Cena – there were plenty of dream matchups.
It was a shame that the younger talents were eliminated first – leaving the old guard to hog most of the spotlight – and when Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn interfered, but were easily chased off by Shane.
The dramatic conclusion came when Trips turned on his own team captain Angle to help Shane get a pinfall – but then turned of Shane to get the win for Team Raw.
Is there a bigger conspiracy against Kurt Angle at play? Or did “The Game” just want to score the win himself?
Braun Strowman – the last surviving member of Team Raw – hammered Trips with a pair of power slams post-match to a huge reaction.
But whatever Triple H’s intentions, a match with Kurt Angle at WrestleMania is looking even more likely.
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