WWE Survivor Series is getting a facelift this year. As announced by Paul "Triple H" Levesque on the The Ringer today, this year's November premium live event will be home to two War Games matches. First introduced in the National Wrestling Alliance and later popularized in World Championship Wrestling, the famous double ring, double cage match went dormant for nearly two decades before being resurrected in NXT. WWE's developmental brand had run annual War Games events since 2017, mostly featuring former stars Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, and Bobby Fish of the Undisputed Era. 2019 saw the first-ever women's War Games match, which featured Rhea Ripley's team defeating a squad captained by Shayna Baszler.
Survivor Series will feature both a men's and a women's War Games match, which Triple H revealed will not necessarily be in the typical brand warfare format that November's big four show is used to.
"We'll have a men's War Games match and a women's War Games match. The tradition of the Survivor Series has ebbed and flowed and changed slightly over time, but this will be similar to that," Triple H said. "This will not be Raw versus SmackDown. It will be much more story-line 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."
With that in mind, WWE fans have began to speculate on who will be involved in this year's matches.
What Could've Been
In another wrestling dimension it would’ve been Bloodline vs. Undisputed Era. pic.twitter.com/oRLUOuyBwU— DreamR. (@vivaladream2) September 19, 2022
Imagine, for a moment:
Bloodline vs Fight Night vs Imperium.
I can't be the only one who would love that.— Tom Colohue (@Colohue) September 17, 2022
SmackDown Faction Warfare
Brawling Brutes already feuding with Imperium. Now you add Bloodline into the mix. This three way faction war boutta be good. pic.twitter.com/DVBsSIa0D5— Humble Wrestling (@WrestlingHumble) September 17, 2022
Return of the Boss?
Highly doubt it happens but imagine if Sasha is back before Survivor Series and feuds with Damage Control with her and Naomi and we get these 2 inside War Games face to face my god 😩 pic.twitter.com/d3h9D3rm8o— lucas! (@sportsinsig1018) September 19, 2022
Damage CTRL vs. Team BAD?
The end goal I think is
In WAR GAMES at the Survivor SeriesSeptember 13, 2022
Big Time Return?
Damage vs sasha naomi becky is the only right answer— MCB 🎮🎧 (@theprinceneptun) September 19, 2022