WWE Survivor Series: Intercontinental vs. United States
Champion vs. Champion Match: WWE Raw’s United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs. SmackDown’s Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn
The next “Champion vs. Champion” showcase features the mid-card titles for each brand, which some also believe to represent the workhorses of WWE. When considering the current champions, that’s a description that certainly feels appropriate.
Even during his absence, Sami Zayn kept himself part of the conversation by continuing to protest via Twitter whoever held the Intercontinental Championship while he was off TV. Upon his return, Zayn solidified himself as champion and the leader of that division on SmackDown.
Meanwhile, Bobby Lashley has been nothing short of dominant as United States Champion. This could be an interesting match, as we have seen these two square off before, but we can only hope this go-around won’t feature anything nearly as cringe-worthy or problematic.
WWE Survivor Series: For The Undertaker
Buried Alive Match: “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Kane
As WWE has already begun to advertise, this year’s WWE Survivor Series will be celebrating the 30-Year Anniversary of The Undertaker’s debut in WWE. While there’s always the reminder in wrestling to “never say never,” The Undertaker is officially retired as of now.
As such, we’re unlikely to see him in action at WWE Survivor Series, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get an homage with his signature match, his brother, and an opponent many have compared to The Undertaker. Bray Wyatt has been inexplicably linked to The Undertaker for much of his career, and that could continue at WWE Survivor Series.
While Kane also happens to be Knox County, Tennessee Mayor Glenn Jacobs in his day job, that role hasn’t prevented him from making occasional returns to WWE. Should he come back to defend the honor of his brother, it might finally be Kane’s last hurrah (for now) if he takes on “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in a Buried Alive Match.