How To Watch WWE Survivor Series 2021: Raw vs Smackdown!


This Sunday, WWE’s 36th annual Survivor Series will take place from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY. This is where typically see a traditional five-on-five elimination tag team match, however this year we get two.

For the past few years, WWE has used Survivor Series to put its brands against each other. Typically, it is Raw vs Smackdown, with the champions on each brand going up against their counter-part. Though, in 2019, they did add in NXT making every match a triple-threat. But that apparently didn’t work the way WWE wanted, as they’ve gone back to just Raw vs Smackdown.

This is where you’ll see matches that you wouldn’t typically see. Like Big E vs Roman Reigns.


It’s likely the most competitive event of the year for WWE, and typically Raw does win. But this year, Smackdown’s roster is pretty stacked with Charlotte Flair, Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, Shayna Baszler just to name a few.

Main Event Preview

Some may argue that the Raw vs Smackdown traditional Survivor Series match for the men would be the main event, but given the build up, it looks like Big E vs Roman Reigns is.

This will see the WWE Champion Big E from Monday Night Raw going up against the Universal Champion Roman Reigns from Friday Night Smackdown. Reigns won the Universal Championship at Summerslam in August 2020 and has not relinquished it yet. He has beaten some pretty big names, including John Cena and Brock Lesnar – arguably two of the biggest WWE names from the past 20 years. However, this is not a championship match. So if Reigns loses, he still remains champion.


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Big E, on the other hand, cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase a couple of months ago, on Bobby Lashley to become champion. In what many believe will be the moment of the year for WWE. Big E is a powerhouse that was part of The New Day for the past few years with Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. And now he’s finally in his first world championship reign as a single’s competitor. It’s going to be a big test for Big E.

That’s two big powerhouses going at it in the squared circle, which is going to make for a pretty epic match. But, where Reigns is listed as a “heel” or a bad guy, expect that the Bloodline will interfere and help Reigns win.


There are some rumors that The Rock could interfere in this match, potentially costing Reigns the win. Which would set up for a match between the two – who are cousins in real life – for either the Royal Rumble or Wrestlemania. A Reigns vs Rock match at Wrestlemania has been talked about for many years.

WWE Survivor Series 2021 Match Card

Here’s the current card for Survivor Series 2021, it is subject to change as always:

  • WWE Champion Big E vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
  • Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair.
  • United States Champion Damian Priest vs. Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.
  • Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Rey Mysterio, and Bobby Lashley (Team Raw) vs. Drew McIntyre, Jeff Hardy, Xavier Woods, Happy Corbin, and an unknown final member (Team SmackDown).
  • Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan, Carmella, and Queen Zelina (Team Raw) vs. Sasha Banks, Shayna Baszler, Shotzi Blackheart, Natalya, and an unknown final member (Team SmackDown).
  • Raw Tag Team Champions Randy Orton and Riddle vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos.

How to Watch WWE Survivor Series 2021

In the US, you can watch Survivor Series on Peacock. It’s cheaper than the WWE Network was at just $4.99 per month. And if you have Comcast or Spectrum, you can get it for free. The PPV is included in the cost of Peacock. So it’s a no-brainer to sign up for Peacock. Which you can do here.


Outside of the US, you can watch WWE Survivor Series 2021 on the WWE Network.

What time does Survivor Series start?

WWE Survivor Series technically gets underway at 7 PM ET on Sunday, November 21. Like with all of its PPVs for the past seven years, there is a pre-show that starts at 7 PM. This is where WWE has a number of commentators getting you ready for Extreme Rules. Going over the matches, giving some predictions and such. There is also a pre-show match, nothing is confirmed yet for this match but many are expecting a dual-brand battle royal.

The full-on show will start at 8 PM ET. Typically, PPVs last until around 11 PM. It could run longer, since it is a PPV, and there’s no set end time for those. Unlike when WWE is on USA or FOX for Raw and Smackdown, respectively.