One of WWE's "big four" pay-per-view events is set to take place this Sunday, and the card appears to have been set in place for a while now. Well, nothing is ever really as it seems and that is why there has now been a huge change to a major interpromotional match taking place at Survivor Series. Last night on SmackDown LIVE, events transpired that will alter the course of things, and even though it's subject to change, the card does now seem complete.
The card for Survivor Series appeared to be set in stone with three elimination-style tag matches, two championship matches, and the 12-years-in-the-making Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar. WWE has a way of enjoying teasing the fans, and on last night's 900th episode of SD, that's exactly what they did.
After a month of putting off his rematch for the Intercontinental Title, The Miz finally faced off with Dolph Ziggler. As recapped by the official website of WWE, The Miz received a bit of help from Maryse and the Spirit Squad, but it helped him go on to win and take the title belt and be the one going into Survivor Series as champion.
With The Miz now holding the belt, he will be the one to go onto Survivor Series this Sunday and face off against Sami Zayn from Monday Night Raw. Let's not forget that if Zayn wins the IC championship, he will take it with him to his brand and SD will lose it entirely.
At the end of the night on Sunday, the world will have an idea of just which brand is better than the other. Of course, it isn't a true judge of things but five of the six scheduled matches will have Team Red facing off against Team Blue, but there is one more match that fans are looking forward to.
After 12 years, the rematch from WrestleMania XX is going to finally take place and it's something that so many never expected to happen. Goldberg has made his return around a month ago and is ready to take on the man who he last faced inside of a wrestling ring.
Goldberg can't wait to get in the ring again and feel the excitement, but he's not doing this just for himself. As he told Rolling Stone, this is for those he loves and for an entire generation of wrestling fans.
"No human being should be putting himself through what I'm putting myself through to do what I'm doing but there's a bigger reason. I got the power from within from my family, from a generation of kids that have never seen me, from a generation of parents that appreciated what I did and would love to see their kids experience the same thing."Once Survivor Series comes to an end on Sunday, he will know if he made the right choice. There is going to be a lot decided when Team Blue takes on Team Red and fans want to know who will reign supreme in the battle for brand supremacy.
The current card for Survivor Series is as follows.
- Men's Elimination Tag Team: Raw vs. SmackDown Live
- Women's Elimination Tag Team: Raw vs. SmackDown Live
- Tag Teams Elimination: Raw vs. SmackDown Live
- Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
- Intercontinental Title: The Miz (c) vs. Sami Zayn
- WWE Cruiserweight Title: Brian Kendrick (c) vs. Kalisto
The Intercontinental Title changing hands could mean that Monday Night Raw will get another title to add to its list of goals for superstars. Another match at Survivor Series could have even bigger implications for the two brands as an entire division could switch nights.
The Brian Kendrick (Raw) is set to defend his Cruiserweight Title against Kalisto (SD), and if the latter wins, he won't only bring the belt to Tuesday nights. If Kalisto wins at Survivor Series, the entire cruiserweight division will be heading to SD which would be a huge loss for Monday Night Raw.
Survivor Series is always one of the best pay-per-view events of the year and WWE including more of the traditional elimination-style tag matches makes it even more exciting. Monday Night Raw and SmackDown LIVE are seeking to prove who the better brand is and who wins more gold. The Miz is now in the spotlight and looks to keep Sami Zayn from taking his Intercontinental Title to Mondays, but let's also not forget that other little match -- Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar.
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