10. Cash Prize
Perhaps the simplest storyline stakes WWE could give the Survivor Series matches is none other than the “root of all evil.”
Yes, offering a cash prize to the winning teams or wrestlers would be a great way to create an incentive for the superstars to be part of their respective team and to fight for the victory. Imagine AJ Styles boasting to his team how each of them stand to win $10,000 if they triumph on Sunday. That alone would be a reasonable motivation for most wrestlers.
You could even get a little cheeky and add a reward for the wrestler with the most eliminations, which could build tension if say Braun Strowman and Sheamus are the last two standing with an elimination each and only Jey Uso remaining for SmackDown. Maybe Braun and Sheamus then argue over who gets the final pinfall, leading to actual dissension for a real reason, which could cost Team Raw.
This alone would help improve the situation.