There are huge changes coming to Survivor Series as Triple H reveals that the event will be known as Survivor Series: WarGames!
The history of WarGames goes all the way back to the days of Jim Crockett Promotions in the late eighties. The two-ring cage match was revived in WWE as part of the NXT brand in 2017 and it had been the preserve of WWE’s developmental brand until now.
Speaking to The Ringer, Chief Content Officer Paul ‘Triple H‘ Levesque has revealed that WarGames will be coming to Survivor Series later this year, and – crucially – the show won’t feature Raw vs. SmackDown matches:
“We’ll have a men’s WarGames match and a women’s WarGames match. The tradition of the Survivor Series has ebbed and flowed and changed slightly over time, but this will be similar to that.”
“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. We just upped the ante a little bit with WarGames and made it evolve.”
The last WarGames bouts came in December 2021 when both the men and women of NXT competed in two different matches. The men’s match took the headlines on that occasion as Team 2.0 defeated Team Black and Gold to solidify the huge changes that were taking place on the brand at the time.
Survivor Series will take place on Saturday, November 26, at TD Garden in Boston, MA.