The 2019 WWE Survivor Series will take place on November 24, 2019 from the Allstate Arena. This show will once again will be the battle of the brands in WWE with the added wrinkle that this year’s battle will also feature NXT as the third brand.
The addition of NXT has really breathed some life into the story of the battle for brand supremacy that didn’t really have a ton of juice after two drafts this year and the short-lived “Wild Card” rule. NXT as an invading force has made for some great television and should make for an exciting event.
In addition to the battle of the brands, we’ll also see Brock Lesnar defending the Universal title against Rey Mysterio. This story has been building since Brock attacked Mysterio and his son Dominick which led to Cain Velasquez’s debut in WWE. That match ended with a Lesnar win and this one will likely end the same.
WWE Survivor Series 2019 Betting Odds:
- Brock Lesnar (-230) vs. Rey Mysterio (+160)
- Bray Wyatt (-500) vs. Daniel Bryan (+300)
- Viking Raiders (-167) vs. Undisputed Era (+250) vs. New Day (+275)
- Shayna Baszler (-177) vs. Bayley (+225) vs. Becky Lynch (+334)
- AJ Styles (-125) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (+150) vs. Roderick Strong (+300)
- Men’s Survivor Series: Team NXT (+134) vs. Team SmackDown (+134) vs. Team Raw (+210)
- Women’s Survivor Series: Team NXT (+110) vs. Team Raw (+110) vs. Team SmackDown (+350)
- Bragging Rights: Raw (+325) vs. Smackdown (+105) vs. NXT (+120)
One of the more exciting match-ups on this show is going to be the three-way between Bayley, Becky Lynch, and Shayna Baszler. The confrontation between Baszler and Lynch really sold this match as the Ronda Rousey connection is strong here. Of course, there is the added wrinkle of Bayley, a heel for the first time in WWE, getting in the ring with Becky Lynch. Two of the four Four Horsewomen of WWE and one member of the Four Horsewomen of MMA in the ring at the same time should make for some magic. Even if the overall story of brand supremacy is pretty lame.
The same can be said about what will be the three-way match between World Tag Team champions. The current champions are the New Day for SmackDown, the Undisputed Era for NXT, and the Viking Raiders for Raw. The Viking Raiders and Undisputed Era had some absolutely fantastic matches in NXT and adding in Kofi Kingston and Big E, one of the best tag teams in WWE history, should only add to the match. Of course, there is a chance we see a tag title change between now and the show. The OC and the Undisputed Era have been in a feud thus far so maybe we see Anderson & Gallows added to this one or maybe Undisputed Era taken out to face AJ Styles, Anderson and Gallows.
The line on Brock Lesnar and Rey Mysterio is a bit lower than I’d expect. This match should be great, but Brock getting the win here seems like a lock. This guy ended Kofi Kingston’s reign and beat Cain Velasquez in his WWE debut. He’s just about set with this title until WrestleMania right now and I don’t see him losing.
The same can be said about Bray Wyatt against Daniel Bryan. Wyatt just won this title and Bryan hasn’t won a match in over a month. Naturally, he gets a title shot here because WWE needs someone to lose to Wyatt who will make him look good. That’s Bryan in a nutshell. It might be fun to watch, but we won’t see a title change here.
WWE also made the weird choice to do three-way Survivor Series matches for the men and women. This is a very odd choice and I’m not sure that WWE has fully thought out the idea of fifteen people out there in an elimination match. That’s 14 eliminations needed to win the match! I think it would’ve been a lot more fun with a couple smaller Survivor Series matches like Undisputed ERA vs. a group of faces from Smackdown. Or a group of heel women’s wrestlers from Raw against some babyface wrestlers from NXT. As it is, go with the teams that have Roman Reigns and Charlotte Flair.