Raw DOMINATES SmackDown At WWE Survivor Series 2021
Roman Reigns saved face, but SmackDown was pounded Raw at WWE Survivor Series 2021...
As far as brand supremacy goes, WWE Survivor Series 2021 was a one-sided pounding - and Raw were swinging the hammer.
Raw wrestlers dominated the night at a pay-per-view marketed as the only opportunity to watch wrestlers from the red brand face-off with their SmackDown counterparts all year. Only Universal Champion Roman Reigns could truly save SD's blushes, felling WWE Champion Big E in the night's main event, with Raw in complete control of the main card otherwise.
SmackDown's Shinsuke Nakamura did defeat Raw's Damian Priest on the Kickoff Show, though it was by disqualification. Priest cracked the Intercontinental Champion with a guitar to set the blue brand off to a winning start.
From there, it was all Raw. Becky Lynch beat Charlotte Flair with the ropes for leverage in the opener before Team Raw's Seth Rollins was the sole survivor in the men's elimination match. From there, Omos won a 25-person battle royale, RK-Bro defeated The Usos, and Raw's women's team felled SmackDown's, with Bianca Belair surviving.
By the time Reigns had defeated E, Raw had already won the night. Survivor Series 2021 finished 5-2 in their favour.
That brand supremacy often feels like such an empty concept means the night's outcomes won't necessarily mean anything in the long run. It's notable, however, that SmackDown wrestlers will be on tonight's episode of Raw, as the hunt for Vince McMahon's stolen $100 million egg intensifies.