As a crucial part of Raw and SmackDown’s battle for brand supremacy at Survivor Series, the 5-on-5 Women’s Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match promises to be an explosive encounter from start to finish.
Alicia Fox earned the right to be the Team Captain for Team Raw after upsetting Sasha Banks and Bayley in a Triple Threat Match. Miss Fox then wasted little time showing that she will be picking the cream of the crop to help lead the Team Red ladies to their second consecutive Survivor Series victory. With her first pick, Alicia tabbed Nia Jax, then selected the undefeated Asuka the following week. Then, after tapping out to the Bank Statement in tag team action, the eccentric Fox surprised everyone by adding Sasha Banks to the squad. Not to be denied, Bayley earned the final spot with a Triple Threat victory against Mickie James and Dana Brooke.
On the other side of the ring, Team SmackDown seems more than capable of taking the crown after falling to Team Raw in the Women’s Traditional Survivor Series Match last year. The blue brand’s squadron was hand-selected by SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan, and Becky Lynch won the right to be SmackDown Team Captain and lead her teammates Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Carmella and Tamina.
The Irish Lass Kicker winning the captaincy is a matter that’s not without controversy, as Carmella and James Ellsworth have questioned whether she deserves the title. Regardless, Ms. Money in the Bank will have to fall in line behind Maiden Ireland alongside former SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi, The Queen and a second-generation Superstar who, with the help of Lana, is finally realizing her destructive potential.
Prediction: Team Raw