In a night filled with suspense, reversals of fortune, and stunning comebacks, Saturday’s WWE Survivor Series WarGames event at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, brought an electrifying mix of action and nostalgia to pro wrestling fans worldwide. The event was notable for the triumphant win of Team Belair in the Women’s WarGames match and the return of key wrestling figures, including R-Truth, Randy Orton, and the sensational comeback of CM Punk.
The arena was abuzz with excitement as Team Bianca Belair, consisting of Bianca Belair herself, Shotzi, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair, triumphantly clashed with Damage CTRL, which featured Bayley, Asuka, Kairi Sane, and IYO SKY. After earning the tactical advantage through a fan poll confirmed during the Survivor Series Kickoff show, Belair and her teammates were poised to dominate. And dominate they did—after a high-octane match, the decisive moment came when Lynch delivered a Manhandle Slam through a table on Bayley, securing victory for her team.
Meanwhile, WWE’s live audience was treated to a delightful surprise as R-Truth made his return from a torn quad injury. His unexpected appearance during a backstage segment, which humorously debated the semantics of ‘chips’ versus ‘crisps,’ quickly turned into a dancing display sponsored by Ruffles. R-Truth’s infectious energy served as a reminder of his enduring charisma within the WWE universe.
The men’s action was no less thrilling than the women’s, with the Men’s WarGames match seeing Team Rhodes, led by Cody Rhodes and comprising Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn, Jey Uso, and a returning Randy Orton, facing off against Judgement Day. The dramatic narrative of Randy Orton’s mysterious absence came to a head when he appeared during the match, nullifying Damian Priest’s attempt to cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase and solidifying his team’s chances. Orton’s involvement set up Cody Rhodes to execute the Cross Rhodes for the win, marking a successful return for ‘The Viper.’
The surprises did not end there, as the evening concluded in a manner that no one could have predicted. Just as Survivor Series WarGames seemed to be wrapping up, the opening chords of ‘Cult of Personality’ blared through the speakers, and CM Punk strode onto the stage. His unexpected return sent shockwaves through the arena and the wrestling community, marking his first WWE appearance since January 2014.
Survivor Series WarGames 2023 will undoubtedly be remembered for its dramatic matches, strategic warfare, and the remarkable returns that left fans anticipating what’s next in the ever-unpredictable world of WWE. With the landscape shifting dramatically, all eyes are now on how these developments will shape future storylines and events in the pro wrestling chronicles.