Here’s our final thoughts on Raw/SmackDown Live’s WWE Survivor Series 2016!
Noam Dar, Rich Swann, and T.J. Perkins vs. Ariya Daivari, Drew Gulak, and Tony Nese (Six-Man Tag Team Match)
Reactions: This was some unexpected fun. The Cruiserweight’s tend to always get featured in some sort of multi-man matchup these days and this was the case here. It was your usual Raw Cruiserweight showcase with a few more PPV pre-show minutes tacked onto it. Swann stood out (like he always does), but everyone else managed to keep up. Here’s hoping that this pinfall Swann pulled off further pushes him towards a future title shot.
Rating: 2 & a Half out of 5 Stars
Kane vs. Luke Harper
Reactions: Whenever’s Kane involved in something these days, chances are the match is gonna be a lot slower and methodical than anything else on the card. Him and Harper put on something akin to something that you’d usually catch on an episode of SmackDown Live. The opening moments were slow as all hell (no pun intended considering who’s a part of this match), but things sped up a bit more after that big Superplex by Kane. Everything afterwards was mostly big move here and big move there. This was just some random inoffensive action that you only need to see once. We guess Kane’s still got some unfinished business with Orton and his new stablemates…
Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars
Team Raw (The New Day (Big E and/or Kofi Kingston and/or Xavier Woods), Sheamus and Cesaro, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, Enzo Amore and Big Cass and The Shining Stars (Primo and Epico)) vs. Team SmackDown Live (Heath Slater and Rhyno, The Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley), American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable), The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) and Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango)) (10–on–10 Traditional Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination Match)
Reactions: This is where the PPV started to improve. All these tag teams pulled off one of the more spirited exhibitions of the entire evening. The ring was jam packed with a slew of talented tag teams, which made this contest way more easier to watch over the women’s elimination match. The opening promos from Enzo & Cass and The New Day started this party off right. Once again, the eliminations ended up happening faster than we expected. But at least the action in between never slowed down to a snail’s pace. The big splashes and planchas to the outside, American Alpha’s Steiner Bros. finisher callback, The Club’s dominating performance and Cesaro’s slew of impressive moves brought this match to life. The Usos even looked good ind defeat. We knew this one wouldn’t disappoint and we’re happy to say that it met our high expectations.
Rating: 3 & a Half out of 5 Stars