NXT Dropped From WWE Survivor Series 2020

The 2019 Survivor Series event saw NXT insert itself into WWE's "battle for brand supremacy" and wound up beating both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown. But based on announcements made during this week's Raw, it looks like the Black & Gold Brand won't take part in the event this year. Early in the show Raw play-by-play commentator kept referring to the upcoming Survivor Series elimination tag match as a five-on-five match, indicating only Raw and SmackDown would be involved. AJ Styles and Keith Lee both won their respective qualifying matches for spots on Team Raw.

Later in the night, the broadcast announced United States Champion Bobby Lashley would face Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn in a Champion vs. Champion bout. Last year's match had the NXT North American Champion involved in that battle of midcard champs, but there was no mention of Damian Priest.

At the start of the third hour Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods and Asuka announced more champion vs. champion matches, all of which excluded NXT. Based on the reactions, fans aren't happy about the idea of NXT missing the show this year.

How do you feel about the decision? Let us know down in the comments!


NXT usually has its annual TakeOver: WarGames event during Survivor Series weekend, but nothing has been announced for this year as of yet. The brand's next big event will take place this Wednesday when it revives WCW's classic Halloween Havoc event for a special episode. The show will be hosted by Shotzi Blackheart and feature the return of "Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal."

Check out the card for Halloween Havoc below:

  • NXT North American Championship: Damian Priest vs. Johnny Gargano (Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal)
  • NXT Women's Championship: Io Shirai vs. Candice LeRae (Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal)
  • Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Gonzalez
  • Haunted House of Terror Match: Dexter Lumis vs. Cameron Grimes