WNW Predicts - Survivor Series 2016

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Welcome to WNW’s Survivor Series 2016 Predictions! Survivor Series will be emanating from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This time around, we have an elite group of writers clashing here on WNW to prove which brand will reign supreme. Representing Raw, we have Zack Krasney, Kendra Bunyon, and The Retro Goat. Representing SmackDown Live, we have myself, Big M, and Zeppelin Mayers. Joshua Tucker will be representing both brands! Let’s get to it!

Cruiserweight Championship Match
The Brian Kendrick (c) vs. Kalisto
If Kalisto wins, the entire Cruiserweight division goes to SmackDown

Zack:

It’s a good thing they put the Cruiserweight Championship on the line because otherwise I don’t think The Brian Kendrick would be motivated enough to wrestle this match to a finish. I mean, why should he?! He is THE Brian Kendrick. He doesn’t have to dirty his hands wrestling for Raw. He is better than that. Kalisto is no competition for TBK but he is a decent wrestler. Maybe he’ll put up a decent fight before he loses spectacularly to the best thing to happen to Monday Night Raw since Kevin Owens. Whether it’s Sliced Bread #2 leading to pinfall or a tapout victory from the Captain’s Hook, Kalisto is going to lose. Don’t pack your bags boys, you’re not going anywhere.

Zack's Predicted Winner: Brian Kendrick

Kendra:

I'm sure the SD Predicts Team will think this one is easy pickings because TBK isn't as young as Kalisto, and Kalisto is an amazing wrestler. Both of those things are true, but this is The Brian Kendrick! The Brian Kendrick is not that singing bellhop named Spanky in the orange sweater with the big yellow flower on it. He's also not the same young man who ran with Paul London. The Brian Kendrick left Spanky well behind and has developed himself all over the world, including putting up with the brainless abuse wrought by Dixie Carter in TNA. The Brian Kendrick is craftier and smarter than Kalisto has ever needed to be, and therefore he's going to easily keep the Cruiserweight Division on Raw. Kalisto will show his greatness, but he's no match for The Brian Kendrick's craftiness, and because of that, even after TJP tries to get involved, the Cruiserweight Division will stay on Raw. Besides, SD is two hours, they don't have time for the Cruiserweight Division!

Kendra's Predicted Winner: Brian Kendrick

The Retro Goat:

Hmm, a new Cruiserweight show appearing after Smackdown (thus in a way making that three hours long as well...) and a match where if Raw's Brian Kendrick loses to Smackdown's Kalisto, the whole division moves to Smackdown? Ya know, this may be the hardest match to predi--Kalisto wins. Even though he's near the bottom of the barrel in terms of Cruiserweight talent, he is in the right place at the right time by being the only small guy on Smackdown. So, enjoy the free title reign Kalisto, and here's to 205 Live hopefully helping the division.

The Retro Goat's Predicted Winner: Kalisto

CJ:

With 205 Live taking place on Tuesday nights, it just makes sense that the cruiserweights would travel with the SmackDown crew. Raw is the longer show, but these talented guys are just being used as filler primarily. I hope the company gets a game plan quickly and sticks with it so that the division doesn't lose more steam. As for the match, I'm excited to see this first-time bout and am glad to see Kalisto back in the ring. He should've been in the cruiserweight division to begin with, so this would be a great opportunity for him to take the title, allowing the division to transfer over.

CJ's Predicted Winner: Kalisto

Big M:

Well, the CW’s have been a bit of a disappointment on Raw, haven’t they? But you know what, I don’t think it’s their fault. Raw is so full of crap segments and matches every week that most fans in attendance are dead by the time the CW’s come out for a match! I think the CW’s would be far better of on Smackdown (and I’m not just saying that because I’m the WNW Smackdown predicts team captain). Clearly, Smackdown’s two-hour format is more conducive to writing a good a pro wrestling show. So the CW’s will benefit immensely from that. Plus, 205Live will be airing on the WWE Network straight after Smackdown every week! I have no doubt that Kalisto will win this match and bring the Cruiserweight Division to Smackdown…WHERE IT BELONGS.

Big M's Predicted Winner: Kalisto

Zeppelin:

If the Intercontinental title wasn’t trading brands than neither will the Cruiserweight title. But it makes more sense for the division to switch to Smackdown. First it has Daniel Bryan and Mauro Ranallo, who have a huge connection with the division to begin with. Smackdown would do a better job of prioritizing the division, instead of making them a gimmick. Kalisto would also be a great champion and reaffirming him as a main star, like what was done with Rey Mysterio.

Zeppelin's Predicted Winner: Kalisto

Joshua:

This match doesn’t make a lot of sense to have Kalisto win except for the announcement of the 205 live show which follows SmackDown on the WWE network. Logistically it would not make sense for the division to be on raw and then they have to travel to Smackdown to that show and then do the house shows for raw and thus not to have days off they would normally have without that new show. So Kalisto must win to make things work right. This would have been more shocking and surprising had they not announced that show until after the match.

Joshua's Predicted Winner: Kalisto

Intercontinental Championship Match
The Miz (c) vs. Sami Zayn

If Sami Zayn wins, the title goes to Raw

Zack:

The Miz is a great wrestlers, no doubt about it. He has more than proved himself over his career and in the last year especially. However, Sami Zayn has been overcoming odds his whole life. Sami has been proving himself since he has been called up to the main roster. This will be just another moment for Sami Zayn. Miz better enjoy that title while he has it because Sami is going to take it away from him.

Ok I’m gonna break kayfabe here for a second, hey Colt Cabana how you doin? I really do think that Sami Zayn is going to win the championship on Sunday. However, I think this is going to lead to Sami Zayn moving to Smackdown. I think Sami is going to win it and we’ll see Shane and Daniel Bryan talking to him afterwards backstage. Afterward, we’ll see Steph approach him and say she didn’t think he had it in him, and generally give him every backhanded compliment she can. Sami will come out on Raw and announce that he was offered a Smackdown contract and he is going to take it and jump brands.

Zack's Predicted Winner: Sami Zayn

Kendra:

I know that Mitch thinks that Ziggler losing the IC Championship on SD means there's no way Sami Zayn can win, I call bullshit! Sami Zayn might not have come up with the best rep for talking, and he's not to Miz's level on mic, but Miz started as a trash talker on Real World all those years ago. Miz had to talk, it was how ho got himself over before he could wrestle. Then there's Sami, he wrestled under a hood, and did so beautifully, so that he could focus on wrestling, and not have to talk. Well, the two worlds are colliding here, and Miz might have his voice and Maryse, but Sami has the strength of Raw behind him. I have a gut feeling that someone, maybe even Steph, will take Maryse out of the equation and make this a fair fight. In a fair fight, Sami Zayn can take out anyone – he did it to KO, who was much more of a threat to Miz – and will. I see Miz jumping to Raw to continue the fight with Sami.

Kendra's Predicted Winner: Sami Zayn

The Retro Goat:
So the undercard for Survivor Series is essentially title trading. Raw loses the Cruiserweights, but gain the IC title. Admittedly not a huge fan of Raw having both the US title and the IC title, since I feel the two of them on the same show will always devalue both of them, but I digress. Thankfully Sami Zayn's inevitable win will give him something of a push, and watching Smackdown lose is fun for the whole family.

The Retro Goat's Predicted Winner: Sami Zayn

CJ:

Well I was really excited to see Ziggler vs. Zayn because that's one match that easily could've stolen the show. The Miz once again stole the title this week. I'm a fan of his work and all but it annoyed me, to be honest. I think this match-up now could allow Ziggler to cost the match for Miz, allowing Zayn to finally win a title. I don't see Sami staying on Raw, though. Zayn will go to Team Blue, setting up a three-way title match for TLC in two weeks.

CJ's Predicted Winner: Sami Zayn

Big M:

I’ll be honest with you…I think the ending of this match is obvious. It became obvious the moment Miz won the IC Title for the sixth time and then cut a promo towards Daniel Bryan on Talking Smack. As much as it pains me to say this, I think Sami Zayn is winning the IC Title and taking it to Raw. BUT, it will be the only match Raw will win at Survivor Series! And it’s the first of two predictions I’ll give that’s not in kayfabe.

Big M's Predicted Winner: Sami Zayn

Zeppelin:

If Dolph hadn’t just lost the title, then I would say Sami has a shot, but it looks like he has no chance. The Miz winning the belt back just means he will remain champion, probably till WrestleMania.

Zeppelin's Predicted Winner: The Miz

Joshua:

Oh how I could rant about removing the title from Miz just to put it back on him just a month later. Miz has done great things since the brand split. He should not have lost the title to Ziggler in the first place especially if the title was going to change brands by Zayn winning it. I think it’s time Zayn gets a push and this title reign would be huge for him going forward. So Sami Zayn wins and brings the IC title back to raw with him.

Joshua's Predicted Winner: Sami Zayn

10-on-10 Traditional Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination Match
Team Raw (The New Day, Enzo & Cass, The Club, Sheamus & Cesaro, and The Shining Stars) vs. Team SmackDown (Rhyno & Slater, American Alpha, The Usos, The Hype Bros and Breezango)

Zack:

At least this match is slightly more balanced than the rest of the Team Raw vs. Team Smackdown matches. Smackdown does have some good teams on their roster, but Raw has the advantage? WHYYYY???? BEEECAAAAAUSEEEEE NEW… DAY ROCKS. NEW….DAY ROCKS! I mean, Team Raw has the WWE Tag Team Chaaaampioooons! The second longest reigning Tag Team Champions in HISTORY! A team that has found a way to win for over 440 days. Leading Team Raw to a victory over Team Smackdown is just another historical victory for the New Day! Throw in Enzo and Cass, Sheamus and Cesaro, and The Club and Team Raw is practically guaranteed a victory. Oh yeah and Shining Stars are there, too.

Zack's Predicted Winners: Team Raw

Kendra:

Holy smokes it this a big match! I'm sure Primo and Epico will be the first team gone. If not, it will be Breezango. Both teams are the lowest on the rosters. I expect to see some solid work from Mojo-JoJo (sorry, not writing about SD has left me with that Power Puff Girls joke in my head for months), but Ryder will get them eliminated fairly fast. After the mess The Club has become, they will be out next, or they will turn on each other and be tossed out. What horrible booking of a team that could have been so much. That leaves us with three teams on each side, much more manageable. I'd like to hope it would come down to the two sets of Tag Team Champions, but I think Slater's silliness will get them knocked out before the end, even though I'm a HUGE fan of Slater and Rhyno. Just like I worry that while Cass will dominate, Enzo will get eliminated. The Usos will be in it for a lot, but not SD's last team standing. That will be American Alpha. I'll admit I was bummed when they were drafted to SD, but it could be a good place for them before they get called up to the big leagues that is Raw. I think it will look like Cesaro and are going to take out Usos and American Alpha, but in the end Cesaro will turn on Raw and defect to SD. This will lead to something HUGE between him and Sheamus in the Royal Rumble Match, after a lot of social media scandal. Right when it looks like Kofi, or Xavier is going to be taken out, Big E will save the day, take out AA, and set up for his BIG future after New Day.

Kendra's Predicted Winners: Team Raw

The Retro Goat:

While Raw undeniably has the better overall tag team division, it's an inevitability that it'll be 1-1 before the singles match, and Charlotte doesn't lose on PPV. The blue team dorks who get excited by a middle aged king who likes to quack before PPVs will tragically get the win just to build more tension. So good for the blue team for getting an easy win due to the rules of wrestling. The match itself will honestly most likely be terrible anyway. This is a lot of guys to feature in one match, and only maybe four teams are worth talking about. It also puts into perspective just how many filler teams are in the WWE right now, and it's kind of sad. But such is WWE, where at least one division always has to be garbage.

The Retro Goat's Predicted Winners: Team SmackDown

CJ:

I'm definitely rooting for the blue team because of American Alpha, but that doesn't take away from the fact that Raw is probably losing this one. Someone pointed it out in a recent Raw Open Thread - there are simply too many comedy tag teams on Raw. Look at the top two teams from Raw - New Day and Enzo & Cass! The other teams have some kind of comedy schtick as well. As for SmackDown, we have young and hungry guys looking to make a splash with the likes of Slater, American Alpha, The Hype Bros and Breezango. The red team will be fine taking the loss as SmackDown will reap the benefits.

CJ's Predicted Survivors: Rhyno/Slater & American Alpha

Big M:

With New Day leading team Raw there is no doubt they will lose! Xavier, Kofi and Big E will be too busy shilling out that crappy cereal to devise a plan. Cesaro and Sheamus can’t get along with each other, how are they going to get along in this match? The Club have made it very clear that don’t care about this match or their Raw teammates! As for the Shining Stars..do I really need to say anything about them?And as far as Enzo and Cass go, Cass is the only threat. But he will be too busy saving Enzo from elimination to have any impact on the match “How you doin”!

Team Smackdown has the experience of Rhino and Slater.The Bad-ass attitude of the Usos. The energy of the Hype Bros. The mat mastery of American Alpha. And the impeccable fashion sense of Breezango. How can they possibly lose?

Big M's Predicted Winners: Team SmackDown

Zeppelin:

Looking past the massive mess of a match this will be, Smackdown’s team need this win. With the amount of protection American Alpha has been getting, a loss wouldn’t be in their best interest. Many of the tag teams on Smackdown really need a strong win. Raw is already filled with dominant or established tag teams, and that team losing would make sense. Cesaro & Sheamus won’t win because of their bickering, The Club are rebranding, but still loss a lot, so another loss won’t damage them. The Shining Stars are their to just fill in a spot. New Day and Enzo & Cass aren’t affected by wins or losses either. Overall the benefits of a Smackdown victory outway the benefits of a Raw one.

Zeppelin's Predicted Survivors: Rhyno/Slater, The Usos & American Alpha

Joshua:

This match is mostly so the New Day doesn’t have to defend their title before WWE Roadblock so they can break Demolition’s title record. Smackdown’s tag division is better, deeper and just all around booked better than Raw’s. So I will go with them getting the win and American Alpha getting the rub from the match by standing alone at the end.

Joshua's Predicted Survivors: American Alpha

5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Women's Elimination Match
Team Raw (Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax & Alicia Fox) vs. Team SmackDown (Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss, Carmella & Naomi)

Zack:

This match is an obvious win for Team Raw. We have the dominant Nia Jax, the veteran Alicia Fox, and THREE OF THE FOUR FOUR HORSEWOMEN! Bayley, Sasha, and Charlotte! That’s all the argument I need. Yeah, Team Smackdown has Becky and Alexa Bliss, who are amazingly talented, but there is no way they are going to get on the same page. Bliss will attack Becky before the end of the match, mark my words. Team Raw is set for an easy win on Sunday. I don’t think I even need any more words here.

Zack's Predicted Winners: Team Raw

Kendra:

I'm so excited for this match! After seeing HIAC, I know these women are willing to pull out all the stops for this win. While Becky Lynch and Alexa Bliss are great, Naomi has seemed to be dealing with more botches than not when she's in a tag match. Carmella is tough, but not wonderfully seasoned. And then there's Nikki. While I don't think she's as bad as most, she absolutely cannot hold tough with the Raw Women's Division! Raw has three of the Four Horsewomen, that right there seals the deal for me. And if it didn't come down to Bayley, Sasha and Charlotte (due to Dana Brooks' screwing up), Nia Jax will plow through whoever is left of the SmackDown Women's Division.

Kendra's Predicted Winners: Team Raw

The Retro Goat:

Does anyone legitimately believe the match with three of the four Horsewomen on one team is going to end in anything but a victory for said team? The only genuinely weak link is Alicia Fox, and she's the only reason a clean sweep for Raw in this match isn't guaranteed. I don't think this match will be outright short, but the outcome is not in question.

The Retro Goat's Predicted Winners: Team Raw

CJ:

I'm pretty excited for this one! Despite the dynamic internal feuds going on (like Sasha/Charlotte, Carmella/Nikki and Bliss/Becky) these ladies have displayed their best effort of unity. Like we saw at the end of this week's SmackDown, Team Red probably won't be able to coexist long enough to get the job done. I definitely see Lynch surviving to the end, and possibly even her rival Alexa Bliss. Captain Nikki could make it, but unfortunately Naomi and Carmella are expendable here. (Disclaimer - I actually think this will be the only match Team Raw wins.)

CJ's Predicted Survivors: Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss & Nikki Bella

Big M:

If Raw’s women’s team proved anything when they tried to invade Smackdown this week…they proved just how disorganized they really are. Team Raw can’t stop fighting each other for 5 minutes. How are they going to fight off Team Smackdown? I still don’t understand why Nikki Bella is leading Smackdown’s women’s team and not Becky Lynch. But in the end, I suppose it doesn’t matter. Smackdown will still win. And that’s all that matters.

Big M's Predicted Winners: Team SmackDown

Zeppelin:

I am totally team Smackdown. In these Survivor Series Matches do I see Smackdown making a clean sweep, no, but here is why they could win any of the 3 Traditional matches. When it comes to the Women’s version, the team itself feels more unified. A common thread through the Smackdown teams. Yes I think Nia Jax is the big eliminator in this match, but once she is gone who do you have left on the Raw team. Alicia Fox is just cannon fire, and the remaining members: Charlotte, Sasha, and Bayley can’t stand each other. The three will spend much of the night arguing. As for the top girls on Smackdown, Nikki Bella and Becky Lynch will take it home. This also allows Smackdown to set up Nikki vs. Becky down the line. Something Smackdown desperately needs for their Women’s Division. Raw’s Women’s Division can take the loss so Smackdown’s division can look strong in the end.

Zeppelin's Predicted Survivors: Becky Lynch & Nikki Bella

Joshua:

The story has been heavily built on Bayley being the weak link of Team Raw. I believe Bayley gets a major push from this match and wins it from overcoming 2 to 1 or even 3 to win odds. It will lead to Bayley becoming the Raw Woman’s champion soon to eventually set up Bayley vs Sasha Banks at Wrestlemania.

Joshua's Predicted Survivor: Bayley

5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men's Elimination Match
Team Raw (Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman) vs. Team SmackDown (AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Shane McMahon, Randy Orton & Bray Wyatt)

Zack:

So it seems like Team Smackdown is full of “couldn’t” wrestlers while Team Raw is full of “is” wrestlers. Dean Ambrose COULDN’T beat AJ Styles and hold onto the WWE Championship. Bray Wyatt COULDN’T win any of his feuds for the year or two. Randy Orton COULDN’T beat Brock Lesnar. AJ Styles is the only one who is a winner on his team and as good as Styles is, he can’t beat all of Team Raw on his own. Meanwhile, on Raw we have winners. Braun Strowman IS able beat anyone, especially 1 on 1. Kevin Owens IS the longest reigning, most successful Universal Champion in HISTORY. Chris Jericho IS the best in the world at what he does, do you understand the words coming out of my mouth? Seth Rollins IS the man. Roman Reigns IS the United States Champion. Honestly when you look at Team Raw there is no weak link. Besides that, Raw is the more dominant brand and we all know it. Raw show that it’s where you learn to swim amongst sharks and that makes stronger.

Zack's Predicted Winners: Team Raw

Kendra:

This one is so easy! First off we have KO, who is the top of his game, and the top of the WWE right now. He's the best talker, best worker, and he's a big guy. Add in his bestie, and they're a well oiled machine when working together. And then there's Rollins who is also at the top of his game, and really is the top face in the WWE, now that Cena is doing more other things. Reigns is really good diversionary with Ambrose on the SD team. I do think that relationships will be what ends this for SD. Braun Strowman is going to destroy Bray, after going through Orton. It's Braun's time, and Orton is getting longer in the tooth. But, in reality, it will be the relationship of The Shield, that will be the biggest part of SD's downfall. Ambrose will waiver, for Rollins and Reigns, but Ellsworth will be the one who costs Team SD the win. Ellsworth is a lot of fun, and a bumbling mess, and I can see how SD would throw him out for losing this match for them, but Raw will take him, no questions asked.

Kendra's Predicted Winners: Team Raw

The Retro Goat:

There is a lot of genuine talent in this match (and Shane) and it puts into perspective that the main event crowd is in fairly healthy shape. Plus this match offers several unique match-ups, like the two world champs colliding, Bray fighting Braun, and Roman Reigns eliminating everyone single-handedly. I'm expecting this to be the best of the three elimination matches, and it will likely also be the longest. Honestly if this was the main event, I don't think anyone would complain. Plus the idea of Undertaker facing whoever costs Smackdown the match would be stellar. Him versus AJ would be a dream match. So that's a consolation for the blue brand losing overall this Survivor Series.

The Retro Goat's Predicted Winners: Team Raw

CJ:

WWE has done a good job building this up with the invasion on Raw and involving The Undertaker the next night. Taker's ultimatum to the blue brand is enough to make me think they will take the 'W.' AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose will certainly serve as the key players as I believe they will make it to be the sole survivors. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what Shane does here as well. Orton and Wyatt are also assets, but I don't see them lasting as long. Raw's participants seem to have too many issues with each other, which will cost them in the long run.

CJ's Predicted Survivors: AJ Styles & Dean Ambrose

Big M:

This will be a battle for the ages! The ultimate test of brand supremacy. It will show the entire WWE Universe who is the dominant force in the sports-entertainment world. So naturally Smackdown has it in the bag. All of Team Raw’s so-called strengths Team Smackdown has an answer for. Reigns and Rollins on the same page huh? Dean Ambrose knows both of them like the back of his hand. Bruan Strowman will dominate the match huh? Bray Wyatt knows Braun better than he knows himself. And you can bet Wyatt has told Randy Orton all about Braun. And as far as the “best friends” of KO and Y2J go. In WWE, you can make friends, or you can win Titles and make money! AJ Styles is the WWE World Champion and is making a fortune being the one true World Champ in WWE. It will be a clean sweep for Smackdown.

Big M's Predicted Winners: Team SmackDown

Zeppelin:

I think adding Shane McMahon will get more people to watch the show, but on paper he is a terrible idea. Even with that, Smackdown has a stronger chance of winning this match, because of two men: Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles. The two have a huge match coming up at TLC, and Survivor Series could be used as a great platform to push that match. No other member has a huge feud or match to build towards. Again, the Smackdown brand could really utilize the momentum to push their limited top guys as huge stars. Raw doesn’t have that luxury.

Zeppelin's Predicted Survivors: AJ Styles & Dean Ambrose

Joshua:

I was solid on the Team Smackdown wins this match until The Undertaker returned and threaten the team with harm if they lose. This is how they will set AJ Styles vs The Undertaker for the title at the royal Rumble and how Taker gets one last run before he walks off into the darkness. I think Kevin Owens would get a huge boost from being the Sole Survivor since he is Raw champion and it would make the Universal championship more important and stand on its own alongside the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Joshua's Predicted Survivor: Kevin Owens

Singles Match
Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar

Zack:

Finally! The match that no one ever asked for a rematch for is finally upon us! And who wouldn’t be hyped! Let’s look at the two massive names involved! In one corner we have Brock Lesnar! The man who is overpaid, over hyped, and under worked. The man that can do literally whatever he wants and has zero consequences from WWE. In the other corner we have Goooooldbeeerg. A man who hasn’t competed in roughly a decade and didn’t start training inside a ring with only two weeks to his “epic” rematch. How could this POSSIBLY go wrong?! Needless to say I will watch this match and hope for the best, but I’m expecting the worst. I think it’s obvious Lesnar is going over one way or another so there isn’t a lot of “surprise” I expect. It seems like a lose lose situation. If Lesnar wins, what what the point in bringing Goldy back, but of Goldberg wins and beats Lesnar then all of the Lesnar build up since beating the streak is wasted on a guy that at best wrestles 1-2 more matches. I would’ve rather seen more energy and money go into current wrestlers.

Zack's Predicted Winner: Brock Lesnar

Kendra:

I know this isn't a Raw vs SmackDown match, but I have to get this off my chest. Brock needs to go away. It's time for the WWE to show Brock that he can't push around everyone on the roster and injure Superstars willy-nilly. Brock isn't the draw that he once was, and he's hurting the WWE as a whole, so it's time the WWE proves that they know that, and that he will know that. I'll be shocked if Goldberg agreed to come back to lose to the likes of a loser like Brock. I really hope Goldberg has two matches in him, even though I'm not sure he even has this one in him. Goldberg has to go over Brock, put the piece of trash in his place, and then put over a younger guy at WrestleMania. Why else should a big name come back, but to pass the torch? Goldberg won't have a torch to pass if he loses to the abusive and greedy Brock Lesnar. I just hope Brock has pulled his head out of his arse and doesn't injure Goldberg, along with the long list of guys he's injured, just to prove he can.

Kendra's Predicted Winner: Goldberg

The Retro Goat:

There's a lot that could be said about this match, and most of it has already been said by the IWC several times over. But props to Goldberg. Even if he's got noticeable ring rust and he's pushing himself maybe a little too hard, he is undeniably giving his all for this match and I wouldn't be surprised if he was going to have another one. Now he's got little chance of actually winning this match (which as someone who grew up with WCW feels weird to say) but he has genuinely done all he can for this. It's something to be respected, regardless of quality. If this match is more explosive than 14 suplexes and two F5's, it will hopefully overwrite the Wrestlemania memory. Then again, these two having a thumb wrestling match would be more exciting than their Wrestlemania match, so admittedly the bar isn't all that high. Though it does seem all but guaranteed that The Beast will conquer another famous streak holder at Survivor Series.

The Retro Goat's Predicted Winner: Brock Lesnar

CJ:

I really can't say I'm excited to see this. I didn't see their first match and it would probably be a waste of my time to find it on the WWE Network, right? Brock's ring work is not pleasant to watch and we have no idea what Goldberg can do at the age of 49. I wish this wasn't the main event, but we know it is. I won't bother trying to defend Goldberg winning because The Beast is walking out with his arm raised one way or another. Next!

CJ's Predicted Winner: Brock Lesnar

Big M:

Ok, that was fun, but it’s time to break kayfabe and get serious! I’m just going to throw it straight out there…I think this match is going to stink the arena out. I admit that the nostalgia of Goldberg’s return as probably sold this whole PPV/Network special. But packing them in is one thing. Actually managing to entertain them is another. I hope this match doesn’t go for longer than ten minutes. Because I fully expect both men to be blown up in five. I hope Vince see’s reason and puts the five on five Survivor Series match on last. But sadly, I think we all know he won’t. As for picking, a winner goes? Well, as Brock still has a vice grip on Vince’s wallet I’ll go, Lesnar.

Big M's Predicted Winner: Brock Lesnar

Zeppelin:

I don’t really care who wins, but in the sake of protecting both guys, Lesnar will take the oss. I see this match setting up Lesnar’s WrestleMania feud. Since Goldberg doesn’t have a long term plam, feeding him to Lesnar wouldn’t allow another match be possible, but screwing Lesnar out of a victory helps keep Lesnar in a beatable position, and builds towards a bigger match. It also keeps one guy from beating another clean.

Zeppelin's Predicted Winner: Goldberg

Joshua:

While the match is not going to be anything special the feud has been amazing. Goldberg has sold this feud so amazing. He has cemented his HOF induction. This for me is pretty easy me to predict. This match is solely to give Lesnar his loss back from WM 20. So Lesnar will pick apart Goldberg and we will be bored but the lead up was pretty awesome.

Joshua's Predicted Winner: Brock Lesnar

CJ:

Thanks everyone for reading our predictions this round! Feel free to post yours in the comments below, and don’t forget to join us tonight at 6 PM EST for our live coverage and Open Thread Party for Survivor Series!

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