4 Similarities between Survivor Series 2017 and Survivor Series 2018
- With Survivor Series 2018 done and dusted, we can't help but focus on the similarities between last year's and this year's event.
Survivor Series 2018 was a hugely successful event just like the events before it. Survivor Series is famous due to the fact that it showcases matches between wrestlers of both the brands and the battles are usually longer than regular matches between wrestlers of the same brand.
Except for the Cruiserweight title match, all matches were between the wrestlers of the blue and the red brand. In a shocking result, Raw took the entire pay-per-view away, laying waste to Shane McMahon’s World Cup victory for the SmackDown brand earlier this month.
The only victory which came for SmackDown was between the tag teams of the two brands, where The Usos scored the final pinfall for Team SmackDown. However, the match was on the pre-show and did not count towards the final tally.
Survivor Series 2017 too had some shock results, but none so shocking as this year’s edition of the PPV. Even though that was the case, there were still some similarities between the two editions which cannot be overlooked. Let’s take a look at some of these similarities and how they affected the events.
#4 Braun scores the most eliminations
Braun Strowman has been the WWE’s new monster for the past three years. He’s impressed time and time again and received a lot of push which he has surely deserved.
Last year, Braun Strowman scored the most eliminations in the traditional men’s 5-on-5 elimination match. He scored a record three eliminations in the match and powerslammed Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Randy Orton to pick up the pinfalls.
In 2018 again, Braun Strowman found himself a part of Team Raw. He was again the pick among the ten superstars who performed the best in the elimination match.
This time around Strowman managed to score 4 eliminations for his team. He powerslammed Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio, The Miz, and Shane McMahon to score four consecutive eliminations for Team Raw. Interestingly, all four eliminations once again came via pinfall for him.
With the push that Braun Strowman regularly gets, its heartbreaking to see how the WWE fails to take him all the way to the top whenever the opportunity is handed to him.