Drew McIntyre faces Roman Reigns at Survivor Series (Photo: WWE)
Tonight, WWE says goodbye to one of the wrestling worlds most enduring stars as Survivor Series hosts The Undertaker’s final farewell.
As well as the end of the Dead Man’s unrivalled, three decade career, the show will also continue the annual tradition of a battle for brand supremacy, despite the recent draft casting some doubt over the loyalties of the superstars.
The storyline build has been mixed, but the card itself looks absolutely stacked with every match poised to deliver on some level in the company’s final pay-per-view before the ThunderDome gets a new home.
Here’s what you need to know…
When is WWE Survivor Series 2020?
Survivor Series takes place tonight (November 22), with all the action on the main card kicking off at midnight for fans in the UK.
How can you watch WWE Survivor Series 2020?
As ever, the WWE ThunderDome application came and went with places are snapped up pretty sharpish – so let us talk you through the usual ways to tune in.
As ever, there will be a Kickoff show available on the WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE app, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch at 10pm.
For fans in the UK, you can tune into the main Survivor Series show by either streaming live or watching on demand via the WWE Network – or order the event via BT Sport Box Office.
WWE Survivor Series 2020 full match card
As well as The Undertaker’s final farewell – we’re counting it here because it’s sure to take up a fair amount of time, and the show has been built around it – there is plenty to get excited about.
Every champion is in action against their counterpart on the opposing brand, and there are two Raw vs. SmackDown traditional five-on-five elimination bouts loaded with talent, albeit a lacklustre build between the two shows.
Here’s what’s on tap…
- The Undertaker’s final farewell
- WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns
- Raw Women’s Champion Asuka vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks
- Survivor Series Elimination: Team Raw (AJ Styles, Keith Lee, Sheamus, Braun Strowman and Riddle) vs. Team SmackDown (Jey Uso, Kevin Owens, King Corbin, Seth Rollins and Otis)
- Survivor Series Elimination: Team Raw (Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Lana, Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce) vs. Team SmackDown (Bayley, Bianca Belair, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Natalya)
- Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits
- US Champion Bobby Lashley vs. IC Champion Sami Zayn
- Kickoff: Dual Brand Battle Royal
What can you expect from WWE Survivor Series 2020?
Look for the actual matches to far excel the build as WWE puts on another strong pay-per-view with a card that – on paper – looks to be full of potential show stealers.
McIntyre and Reigns are very different performers now compared to those who clashed at WrestleMania 35, and they’ll easily surpass that tonight.
Asuka and Sasha Banks isn’t a fresh match up after the summer, but they can still leave their mark on the card – and there’s an outside change of RETRIBUTION getting involved after Reckoning’s recent comments about the Raw Women’s champ.
Meanwhile Zayn and Lashley will largely be a cat-and-mouse affair with the former potentially stealing a sneaky win.
The New Day and The Street Profits will clash in a dream match fans have been clamouring for, and Kofi Kingston recently told Metro.co.uk how much he and Xavier Woods have been looking forward to facing Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford.
Although the build between the Raw and SmackDown squads for the Survivor Series matches has been pretty non-existent, the scope is there to set up and build on some solid stories within each team.
There’s a big chance of RETRIBUTION getting involved here too, as Mustafa Ali’s group could lay out both teams after the men’s bout to build more momentum.
Is this really goodbye? (Photo: WWE)
But let’s talk about The Undertaker.
All signs point to the Dead Man being done but this is pro wrestling, and even Shawn Michaels got back in the ring after a perfect farewell.
We’ll likely see plenty of past names coming out to pay tribute to Taker, but there’s also a high change of someone killing off the Phenom character, or appearing to set up one final showdown for WrestleMania 37 next year.
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt would be the obvious choice – particularly after Undertaker praised him in our recent chat – but don’t rule out RETRIBUTION getting on track in a big way by destroying one of WWE’s institutions.
And as unlikely as it seems, there’s always the outside chance of Sting appearing at the end to build to one epic cinematic showdown which fans – and the two legends – have wanted for years.
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