WWE will body slam Thanksgiving week with the 35th annual Survivor Series event. The first Survivor Series took place in 1985 and the event has become a staple in WWE’s long history. The event is known for its “Survivor Series match,” an 8 or 10-man/woman elimination tag team match where if a sole member of the winning team is left remaining they are known as the “Sole Survivor,” and usually receive a push from the company.
Survivor Series is the second longest-running pay-per-view event in WWE history behind Wrestlemania. Over the year’s interest in the event has waned, but since 2017, the event has pitted WWE’s Raw and Smackdown brands against each other in what has been coined “Brand Warfare,” or the “Battle for Brand Supremacy,” which has restored interest in the brand. Over this span, the champions on each brand have faced off with their counterpart in the squared circle in non-title bouts. Raw leads Smackdown 15-8 since the brands started going head-to-head 4 years ago. 2019 was an outlier as NXT was added to the mix and won 4-2-1, over Smackdown, and Raw, respectively.
Survivor Series has given the WWE Universe dream matches between the Red and Blue brands. Below are a few Survivor Series matches available to watch for free on WWE’s YouTube page.
- AJ Styles vs. Brock Lesnar
- Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
- Team NXT vs. Team Raw vs. Team SmackDown
- Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
- Post-retirement Daniel Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar
Survivor Series Card
Survivor Series features a stacked lineup of 6 matches featuring Raw and SmackDown superstars. The champions of each brand will go head-to-head with their respective champion in a Battle of Brand Supremacy, and the event will host a men’s and women’s 5-on-5 traditional Survivor Series elimination tag-team match.
Like always, the card is subject to change but the following matches are scheduled to take place when Brand Warfare occurs.
- 5-on-5 Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team Raw (Seth Rollins, Finn Bálor, Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley, and Austin Theory) vs. Team SmackDown (Drew McIntyre, Xavier Woods, Jeff Hardy, Happy Corbin, Sheamus)
- 5-on-5 Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team Raw (Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan, Carmella, Zelina Vega) vs. Team SmackDown (Sasha Banks, Shotzi, Shayna Baszler, Natalya, Toni Storm)
- Becky Lynch (Raw Women’s Champion) vs. Charlotte Flair (SmackDown Women’s Champion)
- Big E (WWE Champion) vs. Roman Reigns (Universal Champion) (with Paul Heyman)
- RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle) (Raw Tag Team Champions) vs. The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) (SmackDown Tag Team Champions)
- Damian Priest (United States Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Intercontinental Champion) (with Rick Boogs)
When to Watch WWE Survivor Series
Peacock will be home to all of the matches between your favorite WWE Superstars at Survivor Series. This year’s event will be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with the main card beginning at 8 p.m. ET on November 21.
The Survivor Series Kickoff show will also air at 7 p.m. ET. on Peacock, WWE.com, and their social media channels.
How to Watch WWE Survivor Series
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WWE on Peacock
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