World Wrestling Entertainment has announced that a traditional 5 on 5 elimination tag match will take place this Sunday at the twenty-ninth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view. The ten participants in the match have yet to be revealed. WWE.com issued the following statement:
“One of the hallmarks of WWE’s fall classic — the Traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match — will take place this Sunday, live on WWE Network at Survivor Series, WWE.com has learned. The match participants are not yet known at this juncture.
A staple of Survivor Series since the inaugural event in 1987, the Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match is the ultimate battle of survival. Superstars can be eliminated individually via pinfall, submission, count-out or disqualification, and once a competitor is ousted, he must abandon his teammates and return to the locker room. The bout can only end when an entire team has been eliminated.
With the semifinals of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament now set, the WWE Universe is left to wonder which 10 Superstars will forge alliances and enter Atlanta’s Philips Arena to compete in Survivor Series’ namesake match this Sunday.”
The current match listing for WWE Survivor Series now looks like the following:
Tag Team Match: The Undertaker & Kane vs. Bray Wyatt & Braun Strowman (Added on Smackdown)
Divas Championship Match: Charlotte (c) vs. Paige
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Semi Finals Match: Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Semi Finals Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Finals: Roman Reigns/Alberto Del Rio vs. Dean Ambrose/Kevin Owens
5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match: TBA
Dolph Ziggler vs. Tyler Breeze (Added on Smackdown)
I was starting to have my doubts about whether or not we’d get to see the traditional elimination tag match since Survivor Series is less than a week away and didn’t hear anything about it on Raw. It’s nice to hear this confirmation though. It’s kind of exciting that we don’t know who’s going to be a part of the team’s yet. I’m not sure if they’ll wait until the match on Sunday to reveal who the participants are, but if they do that would be pretty cool. I’m counting on a surprise or two. Maybe we see a returning Daniel Bryan or an NXT call up like Finn Balor.
What participants would you like to see in the 5 on 5 tag match this Sunday? Do you look forward to seeing the traditional Survivor Series tag match or do you think it should be done away with and replaced by something else? Comment below and let us know.
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