5 Things WWE did right at Survivor Series 2019
The 2019 WWE Survivor Series PPV is officially in the books, and for the first time ever, RAW was pitted against SmackDown and NXT in the annual PPV classic. NXT emerged victorious at the end of the night, with 4 match wins.
Last year's Survivor Series winner, RAW, swept the night shutting out SmackDown. This year, the Red brand received only one match win the entire night, and finished in last place among the three brands.
The PPV was, of course, not without controversy. For the second time this year, WWE's women main evented a "big four" PPV, with Shayna Baszler defeating Becky Lynch and Bayley to cap off a historic night for the NXT brand.
Despite Baszler's big win, however, the match was criticized by a majority of fans as somewhat disappointing, given the tremendous action which preceded the bout earlier in the night.
Given the above, let's take a look at five things WWE did right at this year's Survivor Series PPV.
#5 Sasha Banks did not lose "cleanly" to Rhea Ripley
The 2019 WWE Survivor Series PPV opened with a Women's Traditional Tag Team Elimination match, and this time around, the bout featured the women of NXT.
The night before Survivor Series, Rhea Ripley, along with her Survivor Series partners Io Shirai, Candice LeRae and Bianca Belair, participated in a history-making WarGames match, and Ripley's team overcame insurmountable odds to win the night.
At Survivor Series, Ripley once again proved she is the future of the WWE Women's Division when she overcame another set of odds to win the match for team NXT.
The bout came down to Ripley vs Sasha Banks, and WWE booked the finish well by having Candice LeRae and Io Shirai return to the bout to help Ripley defeat Banks, thereby giving NXT the victory.