Wrestling Roundup: November 25, 2019

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WWE Survivor Series Results:

In the first triple threat battle for brand supremacy, it was a night dominated by NXT. The final score on the evening was NXT four, SmackDown two, and Raw one. Even in defeat, NXT stars looked great the entire evening. Full results from Survivor Series:

  • Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode win a pre-show tag team battle royale
  • Lio Rush (c) (NXT) def. Akira Tozawa (Raw) and Kalisto (SD) to retain the  Cruiserweight Championship
  • Viking Raiders (Raw) def. New Day (SD) and Undisputed Era (NXT)
  • Team NXT def. Team Raw & Team SmackDown in a Women’s Elimination match. Survivor: Rhea Ripley
  • Roderick Strong (NXT) def. A.J. Styles (Raw) and Shinsuke Nakamura (SD)
  • Adam Cole (c) def. Pete Dunne to retain the NXT Championship
  • Bray Wyatt (c) def. Daniel Bryan to retain the WWE Universal Championship
  • Team SmackDown def. Team Raw & Team NXT in a Men’s Elimination match. Survivor: Roman Reigns
  • Brock Lesnar (c) def. Rey Mysterio in a No DQ match to retain the WWE Championship
  • Shayna Baszler (NXT) def. Becky Lynch (Raw) and Bayley (SD)

Survivor Series Takeaways:

The Women’s elimination match was the better of the two elimination matches on the evening. Rhea Ripley put a cap on her star-making weekend with a great performance. All of the wrestlers were given a chance to shine and make the most of their time in the ring. Ripley shone brighter than all else, starting the trend of NXT getting the rub most of the evening.

The Men’s elimination match was a bit more of a mess. Braun Strowman was counted out somehow. WALTER was unceremoniously eliminated first. None of that mattered in the end, because the big takeaway was this: Keith Lee is a star.

The final three of the match were Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Lee. Keith Lee put up a hell of a fight, and even eliminated The Architect. In the end it was Reigns who was Sole Survivor, but Lee was the true winner of the match.

The Fiend continues to have his matches bathed in red light. It’s a strange choice, but WWE seems committed to it. Daniel Bryan gave The Fiend a solid match, selling his disbelief with good facial expressions. The Fiend is going to be hard to book due to his monster nature, but more matches against pure babyface opponents like Bryan isn’t a bad plan.

Rey Mysterio’s son Dominic hit a 619 and a Frog Splash against Brock Lesnar. It still wasn’t enough to put away The Beast, but we learned that the kid has got hops.

Shayna Baszler versus Becky Lynch looks like a Wrestlemania program. The main event ended with Baszler choking out Bayley and getting the win without claiming a direct victory over The Man. While Baszler posed, Lynch clipped her and then put Baszler through a table. Lynch stood tall to close the pay-per-view, and it looks like the issues with these two are not resolved. Lynch and Baszler could be a money match at Wrestlemania 36.

Mauro Ranallo Misses Survivor Series: Rumors on Why

NXT Lead Announcer Mauro Ranallo deleted his Twitter account on Saturday. It’s believed it is due to tweets from fellow commentator Corey Graves that were critical of Ranallo’s style (h/t WrestlingInc). Ranallo has been open about his mental health struggles, especially in a 2018 documentary Bipolar Rock ‘N’ Roller. 

At Survivor Series, WWE claimed Ranallo missed the show due to “blowing out his voice” during NXT TakeOver: WarGames. WWE announced he would be back for NXT on Wednesday. Here’s hoping all is well with the voice of NXT.

Kylie Rae Speaks On Why She Left AEW

According to Kylie Rae herself, “nobody made [her] leave” All Elite Wrestling. On Sunday Kylie Rae took to Instagram to address the rumors around her departure. She mentioned how she wants for AEW to succeed, but “needed to get [her] mind, body, and soul right with God.” The full statement can be seen here, via PWInsider.

One for the Road:

Adam Cole and Pete Dunne had an amazing NXT Championship match. Please give Cole two weeks vacation after all the work he has put in for the company.

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