Despite its legendary run as one of the company’s Big Four premium live events and the often fun traditional five-on-five elimination tag bouts, the show stuttered in recent years with a forced focus on ‘brand warfare’.
Thankfully, things are changing with the introduction of War Games – often stylised as WarGames – following its huge success as a standalone event for NXT.
With two flagship bouts and a fantastic undercard on paper, there’s a lot to get excited about – but how does it all work?
In an interview with The Ringer earlier this year, WWE boss Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque teased: ‘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 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.’
Here’s what you need to know about the matches themselves.
What are the rules for WWE WarGames?
- The two teams are contained in separate cages with one member of each team starting the match
- After five minutes a member from the advantage team is released into the cage
- After three minutes a member from the disadvantaged team enters the cage
- Every three minutes alternating members from each team will enter the cage until all 10 Superstars are in the cage
- Once all 10 are in the cage, the WarGames officially begin
When is WWE Survivor Series War Games and how can you watch?
WWE presents Survivor Series War Games tonight (November 26) with all the action on the main card kicking off at 1am for fans in the UK.
Of course, there will be a Kickoff show available on the WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE app, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch at midnight.
For fans in the UK, you can tune into the main Survivor Series War Games show by either streaming live or watching on demand via the WWE Network – or order the event via BT Sport Box Office.
WWE Survivor Series War Games full match card
- Men’s WarGames Match: The Bloodline (Roman Reigns, The Usos, Solo Sikoa and Sami Zayn) vs. Team Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Ridge Holland, Butch, Drew McIntyre and Kevin Owens
- Women’s WarGames Match: Team Bianca (Bianca Belair, Becky Lynch, Asuka, Alexa Bliss and Mia Yim) against Team Damage CTRL (Bayley, Iyo Sky, Dakota Kai, Nikki Cross and Rhea Ripley)
- SmackDown Women’s Title: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Shotzi
- United States Title: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Austin Theory
- AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor
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