As an avid wrasslin’ fan, it is my honor and privilege to debut a new series here at SOT Sports: AEW vs. WWE!
The idea is to take some fun pay-per-view events from either company, and throw the two companies in there together to battle it out for company supremacy! It’s a win-win for fans of wrestling, or sports entertainment, if you will.
Both major companies have big-time events in November. AEW has its Full Gear pay-per-view, while WWE holds its historic Survivor Series event. Being that Survivor Series is the bigger gimmick of the two shows, that will be used as the base for our mock event here.
Let’s get it on!
Keeping in the newest tradition of WWE putting their two brands (Raw and SmackDown) champions against each other, the first grouping of matches goes as follows:
WWE Champion Big E vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. AEW World Champion Kenny Omega
Omega vs. Reigns one-on-one is my number one dream match in wrestling. The two best wrestlers in the world right now, in my opinion, going toe-to-toe is any fan’s dream, really.
Big E is red-hot and can definitely hang in there. Since I selfishly want the big Omega vs. Reigns dream match to be one-on-one, I’ll have Reigns take this one by gaining the pinfall over a very game Big E.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs AEW Women’s Champion Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
As Bray Wyatt used to say, “Yowie wowie!” What a matchup.
Flair and Lynch don’t need the rub here, and I want to give this one to the good doctor and AEW. With Flair locked in Lynch’s Dis-Arm-Her, Baker locks in the Lockjaw on Lynch, who, while still sitting on Flair, taps out.
United States Champion Damian Priest vs. Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. TNT Champion Sammy Guevara
After a hard-fought, back-and-forth contest, Guevara knocks the much-larger Priest out with the GTH, only to want to double the damage.
He goes up and hits a modified 630° senton, but pops up into a Kinshasa from Nakamura and takes the pinfall.
Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. AEW Tag Team Champions The Lucha Brothers
A fun match for sure, people will pop as soon as two tag team legends, the Lucha Brothers and the Usos, square off.
RKO’s out of nowhere will surely happen to Rey Fenix all throughout this match. However, it’ll ultimately come down to the two established teams, and the Lucha Brothers hit their package piledriver/diving double foot stomp to an Uso to win it.
That brings us to our historic Survivor Series style matches. I will present four total to you. One will be four-on-four, and the other three traditional Survivor Series will be five-on-five.
The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Santana and Ortiz) vs. The Hurt Business (MVP, Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin, and Cedric Alexander)
It’s fun to think about the promos Jericho and MVP would have against each other in the build to this one. Both men were, of course, members of the MacGruber cast.
The first person eliminated would be Ortiz by Alexander’s Lumbar Check. Ortiz’s partner Santana would then take Alexander out with an O’Connor Roll.
The next person out would be MVP after tapping out to the Walls of Jericho. Hager would have Lashley in an ankle lock, and Benjamin would hit Pay Dirt to bring Hager down. Stumbling back up, Hager walks into a hobbled spear by Lashley for the 1-2-3.
Now down to two-on-two, Jericho busts out another old finisher and takes out Benjamin with a Code Breaker. Lashley is then able to take out Santana with the Hurt Lock, and, after a fun one-on-one finish which includes a Lionsault, Jericho hits the Judas Effect on Lashley to close it out, winning the match for The Inner Circle.
The rest of the pairings will surely be divisive. How could you not have so and so, Allen!? Believe me, there are no wrong answers here.
Sasha Banks, Bianca Belair, Bayley, Carmella and Shotzi vs. Thunder Rosa, Ruby Soho, Jade Cargill, Hikaru Shida, and Kris Statlander
Jade Cargill makes her presence known early against Team WWE, flattening Carmella with Jaded.
Shotzi is next to go after Cargill hits a menacing Bicycle Thrust Kick and finishes her off with another Jaded.
Team WWE collectively drops off the apron to regroup. Cargill refuses to tag out as the three remaining WWE team members keep staying fresh and tagging each other in and out. Team AEW desperately calls for Cargill to tag out, when eventually, after several refusals, Bianca hits the K.O.D. on Cargill to eliminate her.
Ruby Soho is next out following a Bayley-to-Belly suplex from Bayley. Kris Statlander next taps to Sash Banks’ Bank Statement.
Shida takes Bayley out next with a top-rope Falcon Arrow. Thunder Rosa is the next one out after being blasted with a K.O.D.
Finally, Shida taps to the Bank Statement, leaving Belair and Banks as the sole survivors.
AJ Styles, Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Kofi Kingston, and Seth Rollins vs. Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, and Darby Allin
I had been thinking of saving Owens for a match to come for obvious reasons, but storyline-wise, it makes more sense to slot him in here. More on that later.
Besides, who doesn’t want to see Kevin Owens go face-to-face with Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston? So much history in this match. Punk and Bryan Danielson squaring off with AJ Styles. Punk toe-to-toe with old friend Kofi Kingston. Former Shield cohorts Moxley and Rollins head-to-head! Ah! So many exciting things are happening!
So, how would the match play out?
The first eliminations are a double count-out when Owens and Allin head to the outside and do some crazy bump off the Titantron through some tables. Obviously.
Next up on the block is Kofi Kingston, eliminated by the other Kingston in the match, Eddie. A spinning backfist does the trick.
AJ Styles then eliminates Eddie Kingston with a Phenomenal Forearm. Finn Balor is on a roll before he gets taken out following a Paradigm Shift.
Rollins sneaks up behind Moxley and rolls him up for the surprise pin. Moxley flips out and beats Rollins to a pulp outside the ring. He tosses Rollins back in for the waiting CM Punk, who puts Rollins to sleep and eliminates him.
It’s down to AJ Styles vs. CM Punk and the “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson. Everyone wins! Styles gives it his all before eventually passing out while in the LaBell Lock. Bryan and Punk survive.
Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, Adam Cole (Bay Bay), “Hangman” Adam Page, and Cody Rhodes vs. Edge, Rey Mysterio, The Miz, Sheamus, and John Cena
Adam Cole is the outlier here in the true Team AEW vs. Team WWE. I couldn’t NOT put him in, ya know?
This is the match I wanted to put Kevin Owens in, seeing him face off against his old Mount Rushmore stablemates, but that will come down the line.
A version of the Elite here against classic WWE wrestlers. This match goes 15 minutes, yes, a whopping 15 minutes, before anyone is eliminated.
The first one down is The Miz to a BTE Trigger from the Young Bucks. Next up, Nick Jackson is taken out by a Brogue Kick from Sheamus. Matt Jackson falls victim next to a 619 and Springboard Splash from Mysterio.
It’s the future Hall of Famer Mysterio taken out next after a Cross Rhodes from his old rival Cody. Sheamus is the next to fall following a Buckshot Lariat from Page.
It comes down to Edge and Cena vs. Adam Cole (Bay Bay), Adam Page and Cody Rhodes. Edge gets Cole to tap out in the Antivenom. Adam Page goes one-on-one with John Cena, and the crowd is roaring. He goes for the Buckshot, but Cena scoops him up into an Attitude Adjustment. 1-2-kick out! Page is still alive.
Rhodes hits a Disaster Kick to Edge, knocking him to the outside after an extended period where Edge and Cena can’t put either Page or Rhodes away. Edge becomes the ultimate opportunist when Page hits the Dead Eye on Cena, and Edge pulls the ref out of the ring at the count of two. The ref hits the ground hard and is knocked out. Edge spears both Rhodes and Page, knocking them out for a few.
Edge goes to get a chair. He winds up getting two. Cena is trying to get Edge to not use the chairs. Christian Cage shows up. What’s he going to do?! He picks up the other chair, and they ConChairTo Cena. He falls.
Edge and Christian then ConChairTo both Rhodes and Page. The ref comes to. Edge pins Page. Edge drapes Rhodes over Cena. Cena is eliminated.
The “Rated R Superstar” gets immense joy out of seeing Cena pinned and screams at him. Edge then picks up Rhodes, who regains some life and rolls Edge up for a two-count.
Edge goes for a spear and Rhodes hits a Canadian Destroyer. Rhodes picks Edge up for two consecutive Cross Rhodes, then picks him up for a package piledriver. 1-2-3. Rhodes is the sole survivor.
Whew! That was fun. How would you book the show? Leave your comments below. See you at the Rumble!