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Survivor Series to Include 2 WarGames Matches

Updated: Sep 20, 2022

WWE Hall of Famer Triple H has quickly made a number of changes to WWE's on-air product since being appointed head of creative. From bringing in released stars, to giving some who never lost their jobs their names back. Some fans would argue the overall quality of what we see each week on Raw and SmackDown has already been upped considerably too.

The Game is clearly keen to make his mark on what the Federation is, with him in charge of its creative {instead of Vince McMahon} as swiftly as possible... and the next way he plans on doing that is via Survivor Series. As first reported by The Ringer, The Cerebral Assassin has revealed there will be two WarGames matches at this year's Premium Live Event. One with male Superstars, and another for female performers.

“The tradition of the Survivor Series has ebbed and flowed and changed slightly over time, but this will be similar to that,” Triple H explained. “This will not be Raw versus SmackDown. It will be much more story-line driven. I still look at it as a traditional component to Survivor Series in there because it’s large teams of people competing.”

But Shouldn't It Be A Battle For Brand Supremacy?

WarGames lends itself to the Raw versus SmackDown format, so it's somewhat surprising WWE won't be keeping it as simple as a battle for brand supremacy when it brings the two-ring cage to the main roster for the first time. It could be a sign that the battle of the brands at Survivor Series is scrapped entirely, despite previous rumours it would remain in place..

Getting rid of the concept altogether would certainly make a lot of sense. Not only does a battle of the brands feel a little redundant when some WWE Superstars appear to be able to show up wherever they like, but The Bloodline currently has a lot of the main roster titles. Roman Reigns doesn't have a World Champion to face on an opposing brand, nor do The Usos have another set of Tag Champions to face. As for WarGames, it's unclear whether the original format from World Championship Wrestling will return, or if WWE Hall of Famer Triple H plans on using the tweaked cage without a roof that has been used in WWE NXT.

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