WWE Survivor Series 2016: Biggest winners and losers
What a night. What a fight.
Survivor Series 2016 ended up being one hell of a show, one that even left casual fans marking out at the end with the Goldberg-Lesnar match. The night was a lot more focused on wrestling than WWE shows usually are and it worked. The live crowd was hot throughout with WWE booking the night to perfection.
We all went into the night with certain expectations and some idea of who would win and the order of the eliminations. However, WWE blew us all out of the water and most of the night was full of surprises – one after the other – from small ones like Baron Corbin interfering to the huge mark out moment of the night when Goldberg destroyed ‘The Beast’ Brock Lesnar.
With Royal Rumble season around the corner, results from tonight will go quite a way into shaping the road to Wrestlemania and with that in mind, let’s take a look at the winners and losers from Survivor Series.
4: The Cruiserweight Division
To be fair to Kalisto and Brian Kendrick, their match was excellent. However, it was ruined when Baron Corbin interfered near the end, almost for no reason, to cost Kalisto the match and hand Kendrick the win by DQ.
The Cruiserweight Division has failed to light up Raw and the first new WWE Cruiserweight Champion, TJ Perkins’ run with the belt was brief and extremely disappointing. Perkins was on fire during the WWE Cruiserweight Classic but his time on the main roster was lackluster at best.
Kendrick beat Perkins last month to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship and although his veteran heel presence has helped, ending crucial PPV matches with mindless DQ finishes makes both Kendrick and the Cruiserweight Division look weak.