Becky Lynch chooses Charlotte as her replacement.
WWE SmackDown Live Women's Champion Becky Lynch won't be facing Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey in a "Champion vs Champion" match at this Sunday's Survivor Series PPV, due to a "broken face" and "severe concussion" she sustained during Monday Night Raw.
Lynch was clocked in the nose by Raw's Nia Jax during SmackDown's invasion of WWE's flagship program, as seen in the video embedded below. As a result of her very real injuries, Becky has appointed Charlotte Flair as her replacement.
Flair had this to say on last night's go-home episode of SmackDown Live (H/T Ringside News):
“I have spent half my career fighting against Becky. Last night I fought with Becky and this Sunday I will fight for Becky and it’s going to my honor at Survivor Series when this Queen beats Ronda Rousey and proves SmackDown is the superior brand.”
WWE Survivor Series is set to air on the WWE Network this Sunday, November 18. The two-hour kickoff show begins at 5 pm ET before the main card starts at 7.
The card is filled with Raw vs Smackdown matchups, including multiple "Champion vs Champion" matches as well as your traditional Survivor Series bouts. Check out the full match card below (H/T CBS Sports):
- WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy vs Mustafa Ali
- Tag Team Survivor Series Elimination Match: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable, The Ascension, Lucha House Party, B-Team & The Revival (Raw) vs. The Usos, New Day, Good Brothers, SAnitY & The Colons (SmackDown)
- Women's Survivor Series Elimination Match: Natalya, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Tamina Snuka & Ruby Riott (Raw) vs. Carmella, Naomi, Asuka, Sonya Deville & TBA (SmackDown)
- Men's Survivor Series Elimination Match: Braun Strowman, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor & Bobby Lashley (Raw) vs. The Miz, Shane McMahon, Samoa Joe, Rey Mysterio & Jeff Hardy (SmackDown)
- RAW Tag Team Champions AOP vs SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions The Bar
- Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins (RAW) vs United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura (SmackDown)
- RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey vs SmackDown Live's Charlotte Flair
- RAW Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs WWE Champ Daniel Bryan