There was no shortage of twists and turns during the build-up to this year’s Survivor Series. Changes were being made right up until the week before the show, with Triple H making a surprise return to join the likes of Kurt Angle, John Cena, Brock Lesnar and more in a card that looked incredible on paper.
All in all, it made for a show as star-studded as any in the pay-per-view’s history, and that star-power helped this year’s installment deliver the goods—for the most part.
The first three-and-a-half hours of the show were pretty great, highlighted by a typically brilliant Lesnar vs AJ Styles match. However, the final 15 minutes left a little to be desired.
As the numbers were whittled down in the five-on-five elimination match, the pace started to slow until Triple H flipped the whole thing on its head, turning on Angle, seemingly aligning with Shane McMahon, only to then pin his brother-in-law to steal the spotlight for himself and the spoils for Team Raw.
Confusing, surprising, downright ridiculous—however you choose to describe that conclusion, one thing’s for sure in that it provided us with plenty of talking points to digest in the aftermath of the show.