Could the WWE add a United Kingdom Vs Cruiserweight Division match to Survivor Series?
Seeds were planted while the WWE was overseas...
While the WWE was on a tour of Europe, the United Kingdom Division introduced themselves to the Cruiserweight Division on Monday Night Raw and 205 Live last week.
It all started when Enzo Amore came to the ring on Monday Night Raw on November 6th to do what he does best and talk. He bragged about how great he was while berating those in the United Kingdom, but there would be a surprise.
Raw General Manager Kurt Angle appeared on stage and he told Enzo that on this night, we will have a match of the Cruiserweight against the Bruiserweight. WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne's music hit to a thunderous ovation where he took on Enzo to the delight of Kalisto who had an up-close view at ringside.
The match was short but sweet as Dunne hit The Bitter End to pin the Cruiserweight Champion. This wouldn't be the first time that the United Kingdom and Cruiserweight Divisions collided on television during this week.
After taking a beating from Dunne, Enzo would kick off 205 Live the next night from Manchester and welcome six members of the United Kingdom Division to come to the ring. Enzo tried to get all six men to claim that Enzo was great. While a couple of the heels would side with Enzo, former WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate wasn't having it.
After Enzo told Bate that he could be his butler and shine his shoes, Bate would show Enzo who Bop and Bang were and dropped Enzo with a punch. That led to a Bate v. Enzo match to main event 205 Live.
In a highly competitive match, Enzo would land the Jordunzo finisher to earn a huge victory over the former UK champion. The amazing part of this win for Enzo was he didn't have to cheat to win. He took advantage of Bate tweaking his knee before landing his finisher.
My initial thoughts after this round of television in the United Kingdom was, "this seems like a build towards a traditional Survivor Series match between the UK Division and the Cruiserweights. It was an idea that was shot down by my Lost In The Midcard co-host, and rightfully show.
In a time where the WWE is cutting back on costs, he didn't believe that the WWE would send a few of the United Kingdom talents to the United States to compete for a pay per view in Houston, Texas. It was a counterpoint that made total sense to me, so I didn't think anything of this idea. Until last night's NXT Live show.
So with the idea of the United Kingdom wrestlers taking on the Cruiserweights out of my mind, I sat down to write the live results article from NXT San Antonio on Friday night. To my surprise the fourth match of the evening was a tag match with four members of the UK Division.
Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate) took on the WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne and Mark Andrews with the men with fancy facial hair coming out on top.
Seeing this match on the card reignited my thought of the potential of the traditional Survivor Series elimination match between the UK and the Cruiserweights, and the format of this pay per view on the WWE Network tomorrow definitely leaves the possibility open.
The standard format of the big four pay per views (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series) lately is a two-hour Kickoff Show followed by a four-hour main card. Tomorrow's Survivor Series is no different with the kickoff show beginning at 5PM eastern.
At the time of this writing, there is only one match scheduled for the pre-show. The bad news for my theory is that match is Kalisto for Enzo Amore for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. The likelihood of two Cruiserweight matches on the pre-show is very slim.
There is typically two pre-show matches on the card for these bigger pay per views, and looking at the announced main card, there are two matches that stand out as having the potential to get moved to the Kickoff Show.
The build for the Miz v. Baron Corbin match has mainly been on social media, and it's heel v. heel. It's likely the WWE Universe in Houst will cheer The Miz loudly, but this feels like a match that could be moved to the pre-show.
The other match; which I feel is the candidate to get moved, would be The Bar v. The Usos. With Sheamus and Cesaro winning the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships a week and a half ago, this match changed; therefore, there isn't a big build for this match either.
Considering there is room on the card, I think it is likely that we will have a Cruiserweight v. UK traditional elimination match. I really hope it happens because it will be highly entertaining with the two different styles.
You could pit the four guys who fought each other last night in Tyler Bate, Trent Seven, Mark Andrews, and Pete Dunne against Cedric Alexander, Rich Swann, Gran Metalik, and Akira Tozawa. If a fifth member of the United Kingdom Division is available, they could be added to the match along with another Cruiserweight.
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