The road to this year's Survivor Series has been a long and winding one, firstly because there were two title changes (and one substitution) in between tonight and Evolution three weeks ago.
Had it not been for SmackDown Live's tag team division winning the 21-man elimination match on the pre-show, Raw would have pulled off a clean sweep over the Blue Brand. My only hope is while this match may prove to be more about the eventual Ambrose vs. Rollins match than the task at hand, it's still given the time to be anywhere near the dream match it should be.
For the men's elimination match, Raw have Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor and Bobby Lashley facing off against Shane McMahon, Rey Mysterio, Samoa Joe, The Miz and Jeff Hardy. Much like previous year, the fight card has seen multiple changes, the first of which was Charlotte replacing Smackdown Women's Champion Becky Lynch for a fight against Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey after Lynch was medically not cleared to take part in the fight. Rousey technically won the match, but she was left in a bloody heap after Flair began repeatedly bashing her with a chair, going to far as to stomp on her while the chair was wrapped around her throat. Daniel Bryan defeated AJ Styles earlier this week to become the new WWE Champion and will face Raw's Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar was forced to dig incredibly deep in his match against Daniel Bryan
Finally in the main event, Brock Lesnar defeated Daniel Bryan after hitting an F-5.
It would've been great to see The Phenom at Survivor Series tonight, as he has a strong history with the event.
Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins vs.