8. Raw vs. SmackDown vs. NXT – Survivor Series
Survivor Series has been pretty hit and miss in recent years. However, 2019 was definitely more hit than miss as WWE was intent on putting as much shine on the NXT brand as possible with the launch of AEW.
The men’s three-way traditional Survivor Series match was one of the biggest highlights of the whole show.
While it is absurd to consider how many eliminations took place in a relatively short amount of time, the match had far more good moments than bad.
The final sequence between Roman Reigns and Keith Lee was an excellent example of how to make a new talent look great even in defeat.
7. Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins – SummerSlam
Seth Rollins was not a popular lad going into SummerSlam. Poor online conduct and a very lacking run as top babyface on Raw left him without much fanfare ahead of his big match with Brock Lesnar.
Thankfully, the performance he and Lesnar put on in Toronto was enough to win over the crowd by the end.
Rollins had a heroic performance, becoming one of just a small handful of wrestling to beat Brock Lesnar more than once since his return in 2012.
This was the peak of Rollins’ run as a babyface in 2019, and it didn’t last much longer.
6. Adam Cole vs. Pete Dunne – Survivor Series
At Survivor Series 2019, we were treated to a rare NXT Championship match on a main roster show.
Pete Dunne had earned the title shot the night before and at Survivor Series he challenged Adam Cole.
This was a very fun match which should come as no surprise considering who was involved.
Dunne and Cole were two of NXT’s best at the time and this was the perfect match to put on a WWE pay-per-view to highlight the quality of the NXT roster.
Cole ultimately retained his title in an expertly wrestled match after Dunne did his typical joint manipulation. One of many very enjoyable matches to come out of this often neglected pay-per-view event.