WWE Survivor Series 2017: Will We See A Title Change Before PPV?


With two heel versus heel matches set for WWE Survivor Series 2017, could we see a title change before the pay-per-view?

Kurt Angle kicked off Raw on Monday night by announcing a number of Champion vs. Champion matches for the upcoming WWE Survivor Series 2017 pay-per-view.

The standout is a tag team showdown between Raw champions Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins against SmackDown’s top team The Usos. Angle also confirmed that Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will face “Jinder May-hall”. I have no idea what WWE Champion Jinder Mahal is going to do.

But an interesting development was the announcement of two heel versus heel matches for the show. Intercontinental Champion The Miz is slated to face United States Champion Baron Corbin, while Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss will meet SmackDown’s champ Natalya.

The question now is obvious. Will one of these heel champions drop their title before Survivor Series? And if so, who will it be?

My pick is Natalya. And for a number of reasons.

Go back and watch the excellent final segment of Raw from Monday night. A number of SmackDown Superstars laid a beatdown on the Raw locker room. Natalya was among them, but Charlotte Flair was notably absent.

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Maybe it was coincidence. But it could also be a glimpse into the crystal ball. If Charlotte is to win the championship in the near future, it would make perfect sense for her not to be involved in this brawl. Instead, Nattie would enter the Raw vs. SmackDown elimination match while Flair would take on Bliss, who was also absent from the final segment.

It’s unlikely The Miz will drop his championship yet. And who would he even lose to? Jason Jordan would be the top candidate, but he’s currently busy throwing vegetables at Elias.

Corbin has only just been crowned United States Champion on SmackDown, and he too is without a new rival. Former champion AJ Styles has already set his sights on Jinder Mahal’s WWE Championship, although it’s unclear when he’ll get a title shot.

Another potential clue came on “Raw Talk” following TLC. Host Renee Young made a point of listing Charlotte as a potential opponent for Bliss at Survivor Series, although the Raw Women’s Champion played it down and instead focused on captaining Team Red in the five-on-five match.

Again, it could simply be a coincidence. But it would be a little heavy-handed by the WWE to drop these hints without delivering.

It feels odd to have two heel versus heel matches on the same pay-per-view. Who are the fans supposed to side with?

And while it’s unlikely they make two title changes, Natalya seems a likely candidate to lose her championship.

An Alexa Bliss-Charlotte match would make for a fun story. These two have avoided each other ever since Bliss was promoted to the main roster. While Flair was dominating the Raw division, Bliss was a rising star on SmackDown. The two flip-flopped shows in the Superstar Shakeup and have remained apart.

Bliss and Flair are arguably the two biggest stars in the entire Women’s division.

Flair, a four-time Raw Women’s Champion and one-time Divas Champion, is rarely far away from the title picture. Bliss, meanwhile, is the only person to win both brand’s championships, and she has held a vice grip on the Raw crown since switching shows in April.

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A Bliss-Flair match at Survivor Series almost makes too much sense. Not only is there a great story to be told, but it would also remedy the heel versus heel problem the card currently has.