WWE Survivor Series 2018 Rumors: Brock Lesnar Dominates Daniel Bryan
Here's to hoping for the return of the Gobbledy Gooker.
Keep your ears open to catch up on those sweet rumors. As with every WWE PPV, there are plenty of rumors floating adrift on the internet, and for Survivor Series, which kicks off today on the WWE Network, there is a lot of gossip centered around some major matches.
At Survivor Series, the PPV has the rosters of Raw and Smackdown fight each other to determine which is the dominant brand, and the vast majority of the matches will revolve around this theme.
We'll see champions fighting champions with Brock Lesnar taking on AJ Styles and Ronda Rousey battling Becky Lynch. As of this writing, there will be no titles on the line as Survivor Series is all about brand supremacy. Is Raw or Smackdown the better show? Well, Smackdown is, no matter who wins.
The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California will host Survivor Series, which starts at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT, and while a pre-show hasn't been announced yet, we're assuming a two-hour long Kickoff Show will open up the PPV.
The card is slowly coming together, and with the card come rumors from industry insiders, fan theories, and dream concepts that will never come to fruition. We scoured the internet for all the most plausible rumors that have people talking and found that there's nothing too shocking planned for Survivor Series yet.
Below are the latest rumors for Survivor Series. We'll keep you updated if anything changes or these get confirmed prior to the PPV.
Possible Tag Team Match
Newly crowned Raw Tag Team Champions, AOP, will more than likely take on Smackdown's Tag Team Champions, The Bar. The match hasn't been announced yet, but considering all the other champions are booked in Survivor Series matches, this seems like a no brainer. However, it may be relegated to the Kickoff Show.
UPDATE: The match was added.
Full Men's Survivor Series Teams
According to PW Insider, the Raw vs. Smackdown Men's match will contain Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, and Dolph Ziggler on Raw's team and Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe, Rey Mysterio, The Miz, and Randy Orton on Smackdown's team. Shane McMahon and Baron Corbin will work in opposite corners as managers for the event.
UPDATE: Bobby Lashley was added to the men's team. However, Kurt Angle will not be involved. Instead, Finn Balor made the Raw team. And Randy Orton will not be on Smackdown's team. Instead, Shane McMahon took his place. However, there are more rumors that McMahon will be removed from the match on the November 14 episode of Smackdown.
Shane Heel Turn
Shane McMahon will be using his Crown Jewel World Cup win as part of a heel turn, using the "Best in the World" monicker. This is all part of a long-time plan on Smackdown, according to Wrestling Observer.
Luke Harper Injured
The Bludgeon Brother is seen wearing a cast in a photo from comedian Brad Williams. That may explain why he hasn't been on TV recently.
Why Strowman Isn't The Champ
Most WWE fans were baffled at Brock Lesnar beating Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel. However, it may be because the Monster Among Men has a bunch of heat backstage. According to Wrestling Inc, Strowman doesn't show up to work on time and has a bit of a reputation for leaving these same shows early. Additionally, he's working with some knee injuries as well, which is why he looks a little awkward running around.
Why Bliss Won't Be Wrestling At The PPV
You've probably noticed Alexa Bliss will not be competing at Survivor Series, as she's now just the captain of the Raw women's team. The reason why is because she may have had multiple concussions in a short period of time, with her last match being back on October 19, via Wrestling News. She's not 100% out, but her actually fighting at the show is extremely unlikely.
UPDATE: She's captain of the Raw women's team, but not wrestling.
Much like last year's Survivor Series, there is a good change we could see members of Smackdown or Raw appear on the opposite shows this week, to help build some story for the Raw vs. Smackdown Survivor Series matches.
UPDATE: Becky Lynch and the Smackdown women's roster appeared on the November 12 episode of Raw and beat down the women's Survivor Series Raw team.
Ronda Rousey Gets Her First Loss
According to Rajah and a few other places, Ronda Rousey will get her first official loss at Survivor Series. However, it won't be a clean win for Becky Lynch. Apparently, Nia Jax and Tamina will interfere, giving Lynch the win. However, there is another rumor that Charlotte will interfere, which again, will give Lynch the win.
UPDATE: Because of Becky Lynch's injury, this will most likely not happen.
The Worst Becky Lynch Rumor Yet
Obviously, there is a ton of hype around the Becky Lynch/Ronda Rousey match at Survivor Series, but what if we told you that WWE is planning on canceling that match? According to WWG writer Robert Workman, WWE is considering pulling the match from the card. Why? Well, the company may have to follow concussion protocol after Lynch's nose got busted open on Raw. Please don't let this happen.
UPDATE: Lynch was removed from Survivor Series and replaced by Charlotte.
Lesnar Destroys Bryan
With Daniel Bryan winning the WWE Championship on a recent episode of Smackdown, that means he'll be coming face-to-face with Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series. This is going to be a squash match. It won't last long, and Bryan will take a beating. That's how Lesnar matches work now. Why is he champ again?
Make sure to come back to GameSpot on Sunday, November 18 for live coverage and a review of the event.
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