An important statement was made today by The Ringer which stated that the WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view and called Survivor Series WarGames will feature two of the namesake events. The use of brands as weapons has been largely abandoned in favour of more narrative-focused competition.
“We’ll have a men’s WarGames match and a women’s WarGames match. The tradition of the Survivor Series has ebbed and flowed and changed slightly over time, but this will be similar to that. This will not be Raw versus SmackDown.”
“It will be much more storyline-driven. I still look at it as a traditional component to Survivor Series in there because it’s large teams of people competing. We just upped the ante a little bit with WarGames and made it evolve,” Triple H said.
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In recent years, the five-on-five elimination battle at Survivor Series has featured WWE Superstars from the Raw and SmackDown brands competing against each other for brand supremacy. Triple H went on to say that he agreed that Survivor Series needed to evolve beyond that.
“Survivor Series has been an amazing event for 36 years. And it needs to evolve a little bit and this year seemed like the right time to do it. We’re going to go to the TD Garden in Boston on the 26th, and it’s already about as close as you get [to] sold out without us [announcing the WarGames matches]. But you know, this is about serving our fans. I wanna give them everything they can have,” The Game added.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the WarGames bout was a staple of NWA and later WCW. NXT eventually brought it back to life in 2017.
On November 26th, Survivor Series will take place in Boston’s TD Garden.