- The card for WWE Survivor Series on November 20, 2016 is coming into view following this week’s episodes of Raw and Smackdown. The following matches are confirmed:
- Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. Goldberg
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
- Dolph Ziggler vs. TBD from Raw
Five-on-five Survivor Series Men's Elimination Match
- Team Raw (Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and TBD) vs. Team SmackDown (AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Baron Corbin, Bray Wyatt, and Randy Orton)
Five-on-five Survivor Series Women's Elimination Match
- Team Raw (Charlotte Flair, Nia Jax, Bayley, TBD, and TBD) vs. Team SmackDown (Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss, Carmella, and Naomi) (with Natalya)
10-on-10 Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination Match
- Team Raw (The New Day, TBD, TBD, TBD, and TBD) vs. Team SmackDown (Heath Slater and Rhyno, The Hype Bros, American Alpha, The Usos and TBD)
- The rumor is that Sami Zayn will occupy the final spot of Team Raw in the Five-on-five Survivor Series Men’s Elimination match. These plans were changed significantly from Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view to Monday’s Raw and through this week’s Smackdown.
- MEMBERS CONTENT: We have a new story online today on a WWE Star that was slated for a top push, who Vince McMahon got cold feet on. We have details on who got the role, why this particular worker has heat with other stars and more. You can read now at this link. If you’re not yet a member, you can SIGNUP NOW AT THIS LINK.
- There has been a ton of news over the latest cycle. WWE is premiering a new live show featuring cruiserweights called 205 Live, we have those details at this link. Hulk Hogan is $31 million richer after a settlement with Gawker Media. The Undertaker is slated to return to Smackdownin two weeks.
- As for The Undertaker, we’re wondering what this means for his status at Wrestlemania 33. Considering he and Vince McMahon haven’t been on the best of terms for the latter part of this year, an advertised appearance is good news regarding his availability.
- Regarding Hulk Hogan’s latest settlement, he’s expected to return to WWE in some capacity at some point. I wouldn’t look for a full-time TV return but could very much see him resuming an ambassadorial type role to help them sell WWE Network subscriptions.
- Dean Ambrose will challenge AJ Styles for the WWE World Championship at WWE TLC next month. The match was made official on this week’s Talking Smack and as we reported here on WNW Premium, the plan has been for Ambrose vs. Styles to end on or just after Survivor Series (we can now obviously confirm it’s the latter).
- After this week’s episode of WWE Smackdown went off the air, Dolph Ziggler beat The Miz to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Maryse was banned from ringside, The Spirit Squad tried to interfere but The Hype Bros made the save.
- Kid Kash is making his return to mixed martial arts at Valor Fights 38 on Saturday night. MMAFighting.com caught up with Kash, who decided it was a good opportunity to shoot on CM Punk. When asked about his fight against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in September, Kash didn’t hold back.
“Damn, he's the same weight that I am," Cash said he thought while watching UFC 203. "How bad would I love to knock his ass out? I've never liked him. I've known the guy for at least 15 years, probably, and he's been such an arrogant asshole. He was handed so much sh*t. He never earned a f*cking thing.”
Kash talked about Punk’s ego “shooting out” being the reason for him leaving WWE and that he would love to fight Punk in mixed martial arts. Kash’s professional MMA record currently sits at 0-1, as he was defeated by Bryan Brown in a fight back in 2008. Kash was docked three points for breaking rules. CLICK HERE for the piece by MMAFighting.com.
Speaking from personal experience, I have met Kid Kash and interviewed him and he’s a standup dude. He was very respectful to me when he was under contract with TNA Wrestling and didn’t shy away from some of the tough questions that I asked him. Here’s a photo of us from back in the day.
- MMAFighting.com is reporting that T.J. Dillashaw is on track to meet John Lineker at UFC 207 on December 30, 2016 in Las Vegas. Dillashaw (13-3) defeated Raphael Assuncao via unanimous decision at UFC 200. Lineker (29-7) defeated John Dodson via split decision at UFC Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson in October.
- It is fight week after a long layoff of UFC fights after the cancelation of UFC Fight Night: Lamas vs. Penn. The following fights are scheduled for The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson, which will take place at Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico on Saturday and air on Fox Sports 1:
Main Card (Airing on Fox Sports 1):
* Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson
* Martín Bravo vs. Claudio Puelles
* Diego Sanchezvs. Marcin Held
* Ricardo Lamas vs. Charles Oliveira
* Beneil Dariushvs. Rashid Magomedov
* Alexa Grasso vs. Heather Jo Clark
Preliminary Card (Airing on Fox Sports 1):
* Érik Pérez vs. Felipe Arantes
* Marco Beltrán vs. Joe Soto
* Erick Montaño vs. Max Griffin
* Henry Briones vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
Preliminary Card (Airing on UFC Fight Pass):
* Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson
* Marco Polo Reyes vs. Jason Novelli
* Enrique Barzola vs. Chris Avila
We’ll have complete results here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com.