Best Moments of Survivor Series 2019
Survivor Series is always one of the most anticipated Pay-per-views of every year (for me at least). It is mainly because of the 5 vs 5 elimination chamber matches, those are always exciting and have some great moments in them.
The 2019 Survivor Series was even better because this was the first time NXT was involved in the event. Making the 5 vs 5 matches into 5 vs 5 vs 5 triple threat elimination matches. We saw a lot of great matches such as the NXT Championship match between champion Adam Cole and challenger Pete Dunne and the Universal Championship match was also good between the Fiend and Daniel Bryan.
Those were some great moments and as I usually say those were the great moments lets get on with the best moments.
A Double 619
Rey Mysterio vs Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship was a match that was highly anticipated. It turned out to be a match that was more like a throw away match. It was so late in the show and especially for me, I lost interest during the Pre-match Promo itself, because the main focus for weeks and weeks building up to the Pay-Per-View was really the Battle between the Brands and since this was not a battle of the Brands I lost interest. Damn that is so much negativity from me to open the article! Well the match actually roped me back in with Rey almost pinning Brock Lesnar. The match had some cool spots but one awesome moment that got me at the edge of my seat was when Rey’s son Dominic and Mysterio himself hit Brock Lesnar with a double 619 and Rey almost won the match. But eventually Brock switched on his beast mode and destroyed both Dominic and Rey and got the pinfall win to retain his title.
We Are NXT
NXT was always looked down upon and considered as the little leagues when compared to RAW and SmackDown that were forever claimed to be the Major Leagues and in other words the “Main Roster”. But ever since NXT got the USA Network TV deal or moreover ever since NXT began to compete against AEW, NXT got more attention from Vince McMahon and was also being noticed by more fans from the main stream.
NXT got up on the board this time from the Pre-show match (this year WWE decided to count the Pre-show matches as well) between Akira Tozawa of RAW, Kalisto of SmackDown and the Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush of NXT. The match was for the Cruiserweight Championship. The three put up a good match and Rush triumphed at the end.
The Women's 5 vs 5 vs 5 Elimination Match
The 5 vs 5 vs 5 Women’s elimination match kicked of the Main Show. This match composed of some dream matches such as Kairi Sane vs Io Shirai, Asuka vs Io Shirai, Asuka vs Sasha Banks, Sasha Banks vs Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair vs Rhea Ripley. The match itself was fantastic especially with the final two being Sasha Banks and Rhea Ripley (Technically Shirai and Candice Lerae were also not eliminated but were taken backstage due to unexpected injuries). Ripley and Banks had a fantastic sequence back and forth. It looked like Sasha was going to win but Ripley escaped the Bank Statement thanks to the help of Shirai and Lerae who came back after recovering from their injury. Rhea then hit the Riptide for the win.
Roderick Strong keeps the win streak going for NXT
Then we saw an awesome triple threat match between AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura and Roderick Strong. Strong took a lot of punishment but in the end capitalized after Styles hit the Phenomenal Forearm on Shinsuke Nakamura and Strong pushed Styles out of the ring and pinned Nakamura for the win.
The Men's 5 vs 5 vs 5 Elimination Match
NXT is in the lead with 3 wins while RAW and SmackDown with a point each. We then got the Men’s Elimination Match. Once again just like the Women’s match we had so much great talent in the ring that could have potential dream matches such as, Walter vs Drew McIntyre, Seth Rollins vs Keith Lee, Matt Riddle vs Seth Rollins, Seth Rollins vs Tommaso Ciampa, Ricochet vs Ciampa, Ricochet vs Matt Riddle, Ciampa vs Reigns and Reigns vs Keith Lee.
The Best Moments of the match came with the final four superstars Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Reigns and Rollins at one point of the match wanted to take a trip down memory lane by attempting to hit the infamous S.H.I.E.L.D Power Bomb on Ciampa through the Announcer’s Table. This was cut short by Keith Lee as he runs through both Rollins and Reigns. Ciampa then got into the ring trying to eliminate Seth Rollins with the Project Ciampa. Reigns breaks the pinfall and Ciampa suffers the Stomp from Rollins and is eliminated by Rollins. Following this Keith Lee enters the ring and takes out Roman Reigns and then eliminated Seth Rollins. He then hits a ring shattering Spirit Bomb on Roman Reigns and pins him. The referee count 1…2… and Roman kicks out. Keith then gets to the middle rope attempt a Moonsault but Reigns rolls out of the way and hits a spear for the win. SmackDown now got 2 points and have a chance to tie with NXT. After the match Reigns offered the fist bump to Keith showing his respect for the Limitless one.
Project Ciampa to Seth Rollins
Keith Lee Slams Seth Rollins
Keith Lee Spirit Bombs Reigns
Roman Spears Keith Lee
A Show of Respect
The Main Event
The main-event was the Women’s Triple Threat between Becky Lynch, Bayley and Shayna Baszler. The match went on for 18 minutes but honestly was not really the best of matches. Shayna took a lot of punishment such as a leg drop through the table from Becky Lynch. Shayna overcame all the punishment and in the end won the match by making Bayley tap out. With that NXT won the Battle of the Brands with 4 wins.
Becky Lynch Drops Shayna Baszler
Shayna Wins - NXT Wins
That is all from me for the final edition of Best Moments of the top 2019 Pay-Per-Views. Hope you guys enjoyed this series, now it is time to set the focus on 2020 and more importantly the 2020 Royal Rumble. I will get back with the 2020 Royal Rumble Predictions tomorrow.
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