3 takeaways from Survivor Series 2018
Survivor Series 2018 is now officially in the history books of WWE, and social media is still buzzing about how things went down at the mega-event in Staples Center this past Sunday. Like the majority of WWE pay-per-views, the event received a mixed and critical response from fans and critics alike, but I found the event pretty enjoyable and decent.
The event saw Raw secure a clean sweep over SmackDown Live on the main show. Raw's Seth Rollins emerged victorious over SmackDown Live's Shinsuke Nakamura, AOP defeated The Bar in a Champions vs Champions match, and the Raw women's team reigned supreme over SmackDown's women division, with Nia Jax as the sole survivor.
The Raw men's team also decimated SmackDown's top stars as Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre, and Bobby Lashley stood tall over Team Blue. Charlotte snapped in her match against Ronda Rousey, and subsequently gave Rousey the disqualification victory. In the main event, Brock Lesnar defeated Daniel Bryan in their first encounter in WWE history.
No matter what your opinion of Survivor Series might be, you must agree with the fact that fans learned a lot from whatever went down at the event.
Having said that, lets take a look at 3 takeaways from Survivor Series 2018.
#3 WWE doesn't care about the pre-show at all
Oh, in case you forgot about it, Survivor Series had a kick-off show which took place prior to the main show. Even if you did forget about it, it's completely understandable as WWE seldom brought it up during the main show, and absolutely negated and ignored everything that went down on the pre-show.
WWE's top teams from each brand collided on the pre-show. World class athletes like Bobby Roode, Chad Gable, Kofi Kingston, Gallows, Anderson, etc were involved in the match and they performed in front of a near-empty crowd with little energy, but WWE couldn't care less about it.
What's even worse is that the outcome of this match was completely forgotten moments after the match went down. WWE kept reminding fans how Raw secured a clean sweep over SmackDown Live. However, that's not entirely true as SmackDown Live won the 10 on 10 tag-team match.