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WWE Survivor Series WarGames 2022 Results: Winners, Ratings, Reactions & Highlights

0 out of 5

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    Welcome to WWE Survivor Series WarGames Bleacher Report coverage and recap.

    This is the first time WWE has brought the double cage setup to the main roster, so two big matches have been set up to take place inside the dangerous structure.

    Here is a preview of the map:

  • The Bloodline vs. The Brawling Brutes, Kevin Owens and Drew McIntyre
  • Damage CTRL, Nikki Cross and Rhea Ripley against Bianca Belair, Asuka, Alexa Bliss, Mia Yim and Becky Lynch
  • Ronda Rousey vs. Shotzi (SmackDown Women’s Championship)
  • AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor
  • Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Austin Theory (United States Championship)

Let’s take a look at everything that happened during Saturday’s show.

Match WarGames Women

1 out of 5

    The first match of the night was the WarGames Women’s Match featuring Bianca Belair, Becky Lynch, Asuka, Alexa Bliss, and Mia Yim against Bayley, Dakota Kai, Iyo Sky, Nikki Cross, and Rhea Ripley.

    Belair and Kai started the match for their teams. The heels had the advantage, so after the first five-minute period ended, Sky joined their tag team partner in the ring.

    When it was time for Cross to enter the match, she brought a ton of weapons with her to the ringside. When Bayley joined a few minutes later, she brought ladders and a table to the ring.

    Ripley and Lynch were the last members of their respective teams to enter the game. Once The Man entered the ring, the match officially began and could be won at any time.

    There is no other way to say this: the match was absolute chaos. They used each weapon multiple times, had multiple highlights, and even included reminders of past encounters between some of the women in the ring.

    Some of the spots in this game didn’t go to plan, so there were several close calls that could have resulted in injury. This helped the competitive nature of the fight, but it also slowed the match down in places.

    Lynch ended up scoring the pin for his team by hitting a huge leg drop from the top of the cage to send Kai through a table.

    It was a fun way to kick off the show.

    Winners: Belair, Bliss, Yim, Asuka and Lynch

    To note: B-


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • Everyone’s gear in this match looked awesome. They went all out on the drawings.
  • Belair hit a rough backbreaker at one point. Kai almost landed on his head.
  • Sky’s hurricane in Belair did not go as planned. Her feet were barely on Belair’s shoulders.
  • The Sky dropkick hit while jumping from rope to rope before hitting Belair was awesome.
  • They continue to tease Sky against Asuka. Just give us the match already.
  • Cross took a big dive from the top of the cage onto everyone in the ring at the time.
  • Cross breaking a nine-person spot in the Tower of Doom was hilarious.
  • The leg drop Lynch hit from the top of the cage was a good way to end the game.

Finn Balor vs. A.J. Styles

2 out of 5

    The second match of the night saw AJ Styles take on Finn Bálor to see which former Bullet Club leader was superior.

    The Phenomenal One had control early on, but the Prince wasn’t about to make it easy for him. Whenever it looked like Styles had him cornered, Bálor found a way to counter him.

    About 10 minutes into the match, all hell broke loose at ringside. The OC and the rest of The Judgment Day began brawling and fought in the crowd, leaving Bálor and Styles alone.

    As expected, these two veterans put on a great show. When you get to the experience level of these men, it’s almost impossible for them to put on a bad game. When you put two guys like that together, it will almost always lead to a classic encounter.

    After failing to claim victory with the Calf Crusher, Styles was able to claim victory with the Phenomenal Forearm. It was good that they got everyone out of the ring so these two could shine on their own.

    Winner: A.J. Styles

    To note: A-


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • Bálor wore a strange black mask as he entered. It was somehow stranger than the spiked one he wore for his last PPV.
  • Styles also wore a mask, but his was made to look like a gas mask.
  • The suplex styles used to send Bálor into the corner were perfect.
  • The Phenomenal One makes the 450 easy.
  • Styles chest was beet red after the end. Bálor was lying on top of him.

Ronda Rousey vs. Shotzi (SmackDown Women’s Title)

3 out of 5

    Shayna Baszler accompanied Ronda Rousey to the ring for her SmackDown title defense against Shotzi.

    The Ballsy Badass went straight for the champ, but the former UFC star was ready for her and knocked him down in an ankle in the first minute.

    This match was built with Rousey as the dominant champion and Shotzi playing the valiant underdog. It worked when the former NXT star was trying to make a comeback, but each time the titleholder took over, things slowed down.

    They ended up fighting in the crowd at one point. Shotzi took out Rousey, Baszler and several fans planted in the front row with a barricade dive.

    After their return to the ring, The Baddest Woman on the Planet picked up the win to retain their title.

    This match had some fun moments, but overall it wasn’t great. Rousey gets a lot out of this business, but when it comes to putting together a competitive matchup, she still has a lot of work to do.

    Winner: Ronda Rousey

    To note: VS


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • Shotzi’s tank appeared to have additional pyro shooters on the back, but they remained unused.
  • Rousey countering a dive into a belly-to-belly suplex was a cool spot.
  • They tried to do a DDT spot on the apron, but Rousey snagged on the top rope, and it ended up looking sloppy.

Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Austin Theory (US Title)

4 out of 5

    Right after the bell rang for the Triple Threat match for the US title, Bobby Lashley pulled Austin Theory out of the ring. He tried to get in, but Seth Rollins immediately knocked him out.

    This left The Visionary and The All Mighty to fight on their own until the former Mr. Money in the Bank got involved again.

    They did a great job of balancing this match so that all three had streaks when in control, and they also set it up so that each person took some time out of the ring so that both others can work.

    Lashley tried to put Rollins in the Hurt Lock, but Theory jumped on his back with a sleeper to break him. Rollins hit Theory with a superplex, but when he tried to hit the Falcon Arrow, The All Mighty pierced him.

    However, Theory made the cover and got the pin to win the title.

    This match was decent, but a few spots seemed way too planned. The crowd was so angry with the outcome which made it quite funny.

    Winner: Austin theory

    To note: B-


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • The Theory tron ​​video was just an advertisement for a toy. It was really weird.
  • Rollins nails every dive perfectly. He just knows how to make sure he hits them every time. Even though it doesn’t look perfect, it lands exactly where it should.
  • The flip Rollins did on the top rope to take out both opponents was an awesome spot. The crowd jumped on it.
  • The place where The Visionary broke a pin with a splash of a frog was awesome. He was coming from off-screen, so it was unexpected.
  • The Stomp that Rollins hit jumping off Theory’s back onto Lashley was awesome.

Match WarGames Men

5 out of 5

    The main event of the night was the WarGames men’s match with Roman Reigns, The Usos, Solo Sikoa and Sami Zayn taking on Kevin Owens, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Butch and Ridge Holland.

    Butch and Jey Uso started for their teams and traded insults from opposite rings before engaging. The babyfaces had the advantage in this game, so the next person to step into the cage was Holland.

    When it was time for the second member of The Bloodline to enter the match, Reigns stopped Jimmy Uso and told Zayn to leave in his place. He took his time getting to the ring because Holland and Butch were in control.

    Once Jimmy got to the ring, he brought tables into the cage. Jey and Zayn nearly got into a fight, but Jimmy got between them until the babyfaces got involved.

    As expected, Reigns was the last man to enter the cage. The two teams stood in opposing rings for a showdown before everyone engaged.

    Jey hit Zayn with a superkick by accident, but he didn’t seem to regret it. When he recovered, he ended up turning the tide for his team by knocking out Owens. This allowed Jey to land a big shot to score the victory for his team.

    While the women’s match was more about the big points, it was more about telling stories. Several feuds were tackled in interesting ways, but Zayn and Owens were the most interesting contestants.

    Winners: Line

    To note: B+


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • Owens wore a Dusty Rhodes shirt to pay tribute to the man who created the WarGames game.
  • Does anyone else’s elbow hurt when Butch stomps his opponent’s arm?
  • Jey is one of the underrated big sellers in WWE today.
  • The way McIntyre threw Zayn was hilarious.
  • Reigns sitting in a chair inside the small cage until he was ready to exit was so much funnier than it should have been.
  • The place where the whole babyface team hit The Bloodline with the Beats of the Bodhran was a little over the top.
  • Zayn stopping the ref from counting the pin for KO was a big moment. It was perfectly timed.
  • Jey and Zayn hugging was the perfect way to end this.

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