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Body Slam Brigade 73 – Survivor Series

Body Slam Brigade 73 – Survivor Series

November 19, 2021

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Survivor Series is this weekend, and I just loved the whole “teams of 5 strive to survive” concept when I was younger. I even had the 1990 Survivor Series on VHS (it’s still on my shelf), and I can’t believe I didn’t wear that tape out. 

The 1990 show wasn’t a critical success or anything, but I loved it. I wrote an “I Wasn’t There” column about the 1990 Survivor Series a year ago. 

I sat in the arena for my first live Survivor Series in 2019. The inclusion of NXT in that year’s event gave the Survivor Series some added buzz – something the event has lacked for many years. Despite that additional buzz, the NXT show the night before was even better. You can read about that in number 2 below. 

I don’t love the Survivor Series as much as I once did, but I’ll hold onto those great memories from childhood with the hope that the event will someday recapture my imagination. 

Wishing you all a great weekend full of wrestling. I’ve listed the cards for some of the major shows (including Survivor Series) under number 4 below.

– Ryan

P.S. – In and update from last week, the list of people released from WWE in 2021 has grown to more than 80 people. The company released 8 people including the entirety of Hit Row on Thursday 11/18. Here’s a link to everyone released in 2021.

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1. Championship Histories
Did you know that WWE lists the lineage of all their titles on their website. They even include defunct titles like the ECW and WCW Championships and unofficial championships like the Million Dollar Championship. To find this treasure trove of information, go to the Superstars section of the website and scroll down until you see the Championship Belts.

New Japan Pro Wrestling takes this one step further because they give you all their championship histories, and they include every title defense. You can find that information here.

Other companies like Impact, ROH, and AEW don’t have official lineages on their websites, but you can usually find them in a quick google search or on Wikipedia.

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2. War Games
NXT announced their War Games event for December 5th. We don’t have any official match announcements yet, but things are starting to take shape.

MLW held their War Chamber taping a few weeks ago, and the War Chamber match made it on MLW’s You Tube Show Fusion earlier this week. You can stream this War Games style match and read the results here.

I managed to attend an NXT TakeOver War Games event in 2019, and I was blown away. Definitely the brand’s best War Games show so far. You can look back at my experience by reading I Was There for NXT TakeOver War Games 2019

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3. Results

Television, Livestream, PPV Results:

  • Smackdown from 11/12
  • AEW Rampage from 11/12
  • 205 Live from 11/12
  • ROH TV Episode 530 from weekend of 11/12
  • AEW Full Gear from 11/13
  • ROH Honor for All from 11/14
  • WWE Tribute to the Troops from 11/14
  • Monday Night Raw from 11/15
  • AEW Dark Elevation from 11/15
  • CCW Alive Wrestling Episode 61 from 11/16
  • NXT 2.0 from 11/16
  • AEW Dark from 11/16
  • NWA Powerrr from 11/16
  • AEW Dynamite from 11/17
  • MLW Fusion Alpha from 11/17
  • ROH Women’s Division Wednesday from 11/17

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4. What to Do This Weekend

WWE is running their Survivor Series Show from Brooklyn, NY on Sunday November 21. Here’s the card:

  • WWE Champion Big E v. Universal Champion Roman Reigns – Non Title Match
  • Raw Champion Becky Lynch v. Smackdown Champion Charlotte Flair – Non Title Match
  • WWE United States Champion Damian Priest v. WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura – Non Title Match
  • Raw Tag Team Champions RK Bro v. Smackdown Tag Team Champions Jimmy and Jey Uso – Non Title Match
  • Team Raw consisting of Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Austin Theory, and Finn Balor v. Team Smackdown consisting of King Woods, Drew McIntyre, Jeff Hardy, Happy Corbin, and ? – 5 on 5 Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match
  • Team Raw consisting of Bianca Belair, Carmella, Liv Morgan, Queen Zelina, and Rhea Ripley v. Team Smackdown consisting of Sasha Banks, Shayna Baszler, Shotzi, Natalya, and Toni Storm – 5 on 5 Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match

Impact Wrestling is Running their Turning Point Show on November 20 from Las Vegas. Here’s the card:

  • David Finlay and Juice Robinson v. Crazzy Steve and Black Taurus
  • Jordynne Grace (c) v. Chelsea Green – Digital Media Championship
  • Ace Austin v. Chris Sabin
  • Eric Young and Joe Doering v. Heath and Rhino
  • Brian Myers v. Rich Swann
  • Matt Cardona v. W. Morrissey
  • Trey Miguel (c) v. Laredo Kid v. Maclin- X Division Championship
  • The Iinspiration (c) v. Decay – Knockouts Tag Team Championships
  • Good Brothers (c) v. Chris Bey & Hikuleo – Impact World Tag Team Championships
  • Mickie James (c) v. Mercedes Martinez – Knockouts Championship
  • Moose (c) v. Eddie Edwards – Impact World Championship

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