WWE Survivor Series 2021! This anticipatory event will be full of thrilling eliminations and unforeseen sole survivors that encapsulate the ideals of bragging rights and the ultimate brand war between Raw and SmackDown. Without further ado, the following will provide match card predictions for this year’s Survivor Series, including the ultimate score and the winning brand.
WWE Survivor Series 2021 will take place on November 22, 2021, at 7 p.m. E.S.T., live on the WWE Network. Here are the full match card predictions.
Damian Priest vs. King Mahal [Mid Card Champions Brand Warfare]
Damian Priest vs. Shinsuke Nakamura seems to be the plan for Survivor Series this year. However, they are both babyfaces, so WWE will likely find a way to execute a title change for either the U.S. or IC Title before this PPV. Damian Priest seems like a formidable U.S. Champion who won the title at SummerSlam, retained it at Extreme Rules, and has defended it consistently on Raw each week. He is in a much safer position than Nakamura, who has not won or defended the title on any PPV this year and very rarely defends it on SmackDown each week.
Clearly, the WWE cares very little about the IC Title nowadays, so a title change is more likely on some random SmackDown. Mahal is poised to win the KOTR tournament and he will be a SmackDown superstar after the Crown Jewel PPV in Saudi Arabia. Since Nakamura was the original King of the Ring, it would make sense for Mahal to not only win the crown but also use that momentum to dethrone Nakamura and win his first IC Title in his career. This means that Mahal will be the key swerve going into Survivor Series once he encounters Damian Priest.
Damian Priest should and will defeat Mahal in this mid card champions brand warfare. Priest has picked up sufficient momentum to become a future main eventer, and it would be completely asinine to stop that now. On the other hand, Nakamura’s contract is expected to terminate this month. It is not known whether he has re-signed or not, but it would not be too far fetched to foresee him losing the IC Title before this PPV if he ends up leaving WWE. Hopefully, he leaves so that he can be a rightful main eventer elsewhere rather than remain a glorified mid carder in WWE.
Prediction: Damian Priest (1-0)