3. Sasha Banks Beats Asuka
To no surprise, Asuka and Sasha Banks proved there is an overflowing test tube of chemistry between the two. They put on a physical wrestling match, alongside technical abilities and multiple submission counters. It was neat to watch.
This match ended with many near falls, leaving me on the edge of my seat, prepared for the end. Banks managed to slide away with a victory which was great to see! Banks hasn’t had the greatest title runs and thus this one is already her best.
Asuka deserves more though!
2. Lana Is The Sole-Survivor
In the other Survivor Series tag match, Raw going in had another broken team made of misfits and aggressors. How can they defy the odds?! This memo always hints that they will do exactly that.
In the beginning, Lana was instructed to not get in Nia Jax’s way. She obeyed this and stood away like a child on the naughty step. As much as this should have been Raw’s downfall. Lana listening helped gain them the victory.
After Bayley was shockingly eliminated first by Peyton Royce of all people, SmackDown reached frantic mode once more. It finally got down to Bianca Belair resisting the forces of the Women’s Tag Team Champions. In a battle on the outside, the ref rang for the ten count eliminating both Jax and Belair.
By process of elimination, this left Lana as the sole-survivor. This was meant to be a feel-good moment and something that is a proud accomplishment for Lana, after a hard battle with mental health conveyed on her Chronicles episode. However, similar to the men’s tag match, this left no one looking dominant.
The match was won by someone who wasn’t even involved in the match. Another case of the WWE overbooking.
1. Roman Reigns Beats Drew McIntyre
In the main event, we got to watch a Stomping Grounds rematch between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre. The difference now, is both men are draped in gold.
In a fierce display of fiery Scottish attitude and tactical thinking from a Tribal Chief, this match was just as good as it had any right to be.
The two biggest stars in the company having a brawl not just for brand loyalty but to see who is better. A wrestling match of standard implications but this never needed to be overbooked like the rest of the show.
Put McIntyre and Reigns in the ring, give them time to spear, scratch and claw each other until they couldn’t take it any more!
Jey Uso got involved near the end, ignoring Reigns’ demanding for him to go home. When the ref took a bump, Jey superkicked McIntyre for Reigns to hit a low blow and lock him in his deadly guillotine submission, passing him out in the process.
Due to this not being the final segment of the show, it ended with Reigns and Uso hugging hinting that Uso has redeemed himself. Surely this was an illogical ending as with McIntyre being the most beaten he has been in some time, this was the greatest opportunity for a Miz cash-in. He isn’t very awesome in choosing his time wisely.
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