WWE Survivor Series 2019: Rhea Ripley Remains Undefeated, NXT Take a Decisive Lead, Adam Cole Retains The NXT Championship

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The pre-show included three tri-brand matches which were wrapped up by the tag-team triple threat match which saw The Viking Raiders take on The New Day and The Undisputed Era, but it was The Viking Raiders who were victorious which meant that the main show kicked off with all brands even on one point.

The women’s traditional elimination match kicked off the show and even though Raw and SmackDown looked as though they had strong teams, it was Rhea Ripley’s NXT team that came out on top with Ripley, Io Shirai, and Candice LeRae as the survivors for the black and gold brand.

NXT took the lead as Rhea Ripley remained undefeated in WWE before Roderick Strong allowed his brand to further push ahead. Strong took on United States Champion AJ Styles and Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and was able to find the breakthrough when Styles delivered the Phenomenal Forearm to Nakamura so he threw the US Champion out of the ring and pinned The Artist.

NXT took the lead over SmackDown and Raw by two wins as Adam Cole made his way out to defend his Championship against Pete Dunne. It was another fantastic showing for the developmental brand where either man could come out on top.

Dunne won the right to face Cole last night when he defeated Damien Priest and Killian Dain in a triple threat match at Takeover: War Games, but it was The Panama City Playboy who picked up the win and retained his Championship when he was able to reverse The Bitter End into The Panama Sunrise followed by The Last Shot. Interestingly, there was no run in from Ciampa, which was expected following the match, so the build for their eventual showdown could be set to begin this Wednesday on NXT.