5 Survivor Series matches WWE changed at the last moment
Survivor Series is one of WWE's most exciting pay-per-views, as the Superstars of the same brand put aside any bad blood to concentrate on their brand’s performance. The inter-brand competition has presented several dream matches in the last few years. For example, the WWE Universe has seen Brock Lesnar vs AJ Styles, Brock Lesnar vs Daniel Bryan, The Shield vs The New Day, and Seth Rollins vs Shinsuke Nakamura just to name a few.
Apart from the ‘Champion vs Champion’ contests, WWE also sets up the traditional 5-on-5 Tag Team Elimination match at Survivor Series. With a number of choices in hand, WWE Creative almost always puts on a marvelous show in November.
WWE have raised the stakes this time by adding NXT into the mix for the first time, as fans will witness a three-way clash for brand supremacy. The company has already announced a Triple Threat Match featuring all three brands' female champions. Becky Lynch (RAW), Bayley (SmackDown), and Shayna Baszler (NXT) will represent their respective brands and clash at the big pay-per-view.
The WWE Universe expects the company to officially announce more matches soon, but one must know that it is not 100% certain that fans will witness the bouts as they are announced. In the preceding two years, WWE changed the following five matches at the last moment. Therefore, fans should expect the same to repeat again this year.
(Please Note - This list considers the Survivor Series shows after 2016)
#5 Brock Lesnar vs AJ Styles, Survivor Series 2018
Starting with the 2018 Survivor Series pay-per-view, WWE announced a rematch of the ‘Champion vs Champion’ match from 2017 by scheduling a clash between Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and WWE Champion AJ Styles in the main event.
Since Brock defeated Styles in their first encounter, fans expected ‘The Phenomenal One’ to destroy ‘The Beast Incarnate’ in 2018. However, WWE changed this contest just a few days prior to Survivor Series, as Daniel Bryan turned heel and seized the WWE Championship.
Later, Brock and Bryan had had an excellent match in the main event. Lesnar won the exciting bout, but AJ Styles, who was once set to headline the event, watched the show from home.