The Survivor Series lineup got another addition this week as a Cruiserweight Championship match was added to the card. During this week’s WWE 205 Live (on tape) broadcast on WWE Network, it was announced that Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy will defend his title against Mustafa Ali.
It should be an awesome match like they have had before. It’s possible that the match may be added to the Kickoff Show like some other cruiserweight matches have been in the past, but hopefully there is time on the main four hour broadcast of Survivor Series.
— WWE (@WWE) November 8, 2018
Here’s the full updated lineup for Survivor Series at Staples Center in Los Angeles on November 18.
Raw’s Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Smackdown’s WWE Champion AJ Styles
Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch
Men’s 5-on-5 Elimination Match: Team Raw (Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, Braun Strowman and two more) vs. Team Smackdown (Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Shane McMahon, Rey Mysterio, Samoa Joe)
Women’s 5-on-5 Elimination Match: Team Raw vs. Team Smackdown (Charlotte Flair, Asuka, Carmella, Naomi, Sonya Deville)
Raw’s Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins vs. Smackdown’s United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura
Raw Tag Team Champions AOP (Akam & Rezar) vs. Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro)
Tag Team 5-on-5 Elimination Match: Team Raw vs. Team Smackdown (The Usos, New Day and three other teams)
Cruiserweight Championship: Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali
Next week’s Raw and Smackdown should fill in the gaps as needed on the card.
I hope that Murphy vs. Ali is as good as this match that I’m posting below. It was one of the best WWE matches of the year. I’d rate it at ****1/4 although I don’t review 205 Live. It was outstanding.