Real Reason WWE Didn't Count Survivor Series 2018 Pre-Show Elimination Match

News has emerged of the reason WWE didn't count SmackDown's victory on the Survivor Series kickoff show towards the final tally of the night. Elsewhere, AJ Styles is reportedly ironing out the details of a new contract, while Becky Lynch has entered into an entertaining war of words with a certain global wrestling star on Twitter. JOIN US and hit SUBSCRIBE! Support Cultaholic on Patreon: Join the Cultaholic Discord: Cultaholic provides video coverage of professional wrestling - including WWE (including WWE Raw, WWE SmackDown Live, WWE NXT and 205 Live), IMPACT Wrestling (formerly TNA), NJPW, ROH, and more with daily news updates, reviews, highlights, predictions, reactions, podcasts and much, much more.

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Wrestling Universe
Wrestling Universe:
SmackDown won the pre-show! Never forget.
Mega Butterfree
Mega Butterfree:
If it’s not because Vince hates tag team wrestling I would be surprised
Marcelo Saunders
Marcelo Saunders:
Because they're petty toward their fans and their own product?
rajesh sarvaiya
rajesh sarvaiya:
The preshow was mentioned when corey said "smackdown sort of picked up a victory on the preshow" and then micheal cole saying "Well. that was on the preshow." So much for caring about your tag team division or giving us any reaason to care about a preshow that was 2 hours long.
Gerry McWilliam
Gerry McWilliam:
Because Raw is Vinces baby... And he really REALLY wants you to know that. So to make it clear Smackdown got Buried
Becky has no chill😂😂😂she’s the best thing in wrestling today
"As WWE champion, you would have to be on the road all the time."
...Unless you're Brock.
Austin Baker
Austin Baker:
The reason being they support wrestletalk
Chris Kennedy
Chris Kennedy:
Joe got AJ so shook that he made him want to protect his house more
Luwiigi 27
Luwiigi 27:
Didn't Corey graves say something to Micheal cole about it bringing 1-1 after womens match but micheal cole said no
Philip Ewan McGregor
Philip Ewan McGregor:
Smackdown is the A show
Shinsuke should have beat Seth Rollins he really needed that win a hell of a lot more than Seth.
Wait wait wait... You're telling me, with Vinny Mac at gorilla and Dunn in production, they "didn't know?" That doesn't pass the smell test Jack....
1:45 *cough* wcpw *cough*
Carbine Productions
Carbine Productions:
Can we just talk about how Brock looks like he’s giving birth in the thumbnail
Ren Mojito
Ren Mojito:
I love how every title is now giving me the real reason for stuff.
That's why heel becky is the best becky.
The Old TheFive8th Channel
The Old TheFive8th Channel:
"We gotta make Raw look strong!"
Alright, I need to get this out of my system.

Kevin, what have you Dunn?
Kevin, I can't believe you've Dunn this.

And of course...

Kevin, you Dunn goofed.
Matthew Breen
Matthew Breen:
Still trying to figure out who the sweep helps.

Does it help Shane cement his heel turn?
Cyphyxia The Cybergoddess
Cyphyxia The Cybergoddess:
Y2J got burned 🤣🤣🤣
Thomas Newell
Thomas Newell:
In time Smackdown Live will know what its like to lose. To feel so desperately that there the best, but to fail all the same. Dread it, run from it, Vince still arrives.
Jesse Palo
Jesse Palo:
I keep thinking I’m watching Trading Spaces when the intro music hits.
As soon as I heard Meltzer’s name I click off.
Thanks for the spoiler in the thumbnail.
Moffattman 93
Moffattman 93:
Ss stank anyway 🤷🏻‍♂️
Warren Crabbe
Warren Crabbe:
Becky lynch best burn on fozzy
Eros Jackson
Eros Jackson:
Someone needs to take away Becky Lynch's phone.
Brock Sisson
Brock Sisson:
*Watches Cultaholic before checking Twitter*

*Hears Becky Lynch was savage on Twitter*

*Pauses and heads to Twitter*
robert shelton
robert shelton:
Jack King (off is my last name) nah I still like the guy just rib him
Thomas Freakz
Thomas Freakz:
Rockers Never win Tag team Gold, men on a Mission the same, wwe Secrets and multiverse 😉
Ken zenith
Ken zenith:
It should've count
Friendly reminder that WWE do indeed own Smackdown, and profit from it. Sometimes it doesn't seem the case.
Dan Fennessey
Dan Fennessey:
Well, I'm counting it. Otherwise, when WrestleMania comes around, and some of the card are moved to the kick-off, it will mean Sweet. F.A.
Lol. Good shit, Lynch.

She’s kidding obviously. Cause that album was great.
Oliver M
Oliver M:
They saw Primo... or Epico, whichever it was, do an awesome leg sweep and wanted a sweep of their own.
Nicky Styles
Nicky Styles:
Really enjoyed SS, thought it was a very good show.
Kornelius Kobson
Kornelius Kobson:
The pre show, like Raw and Smackdown exist in a separate cannon to the ppv's. Thats just how it be.
Even Corey was saying "wait don't forget that Smackdown won on the pre-show" several times during the show. So bizarre. Typical sloppy WWE...
Idiot Nation Innovations
Idiot Nation Innovations:
The amount of "Miscommunication" is pretty damn insane then. Lol. Someone forgot to tell Cory Graves throughout the night to stop bringing up the Pre Show SDL Tag Team Victory.
M Millsy
M Millsy:
Corey Graves stated it too
Xzavyer The Hedgehog
Xzavyer The Hedgehog:
What I want to know is why the hell Survivor Series sucked in the drama dept.! (Why RAW had a clean sweep)
The Mystic SSJ
The Mystic SSJ:
I thought I clicked on a WrestleTalk video based on the title and thumbnail.
Carlos Ruiz
Carlos Ruiz:
Survivor series was great man
Manuel Aparcedo
Manuel Aparcedo:
well during Raw's show, I'm pretty sure they said the revival was the sole survivor of that yeah, makes sense that it was supposed to be them winning and wwe is just acting like they did
In all honestly, it was probably meant to be something like 3-4 and Vince changed his mind last minute like he always does and then decided to ignore the pre-show to give Raw a clean sweep.

I don't buy Dave's reason.
Was hoping to watch survivor series today. Thanks to this thumbnail I don't have to.
Becky be savage, damn what a come back.
Giant Otter
Giant Otter:
Judas is awesome, Becky just turned heel
The Reverse
The Reverse:
Thanks WWE for making Smackdown look really bad. They lost every survivor series match except the preshow and not counting the preshow match as an official match.
Kye Wilson
Kye Wilson:
It was a good show however because of the raw clean sweep it just makes me annoyed I know SD. will be fine but this just felt really weird I mean they pretty much almost lost outright to raw last year too
Chris McSweeney
Chris McSweeney:
Becky Lynch is the man!
Maxc Teinangaro
Maxc Teinangaro:
Damn, AJ is in his 40s? You really wouldn't be able to tell with how he carries himself in the ring
I didnt watch survivor series. Watched house of cards instead
Steve Engblom
Steve Engblom:
Oh boooooo Becky, how dare you mock the Ayatollah of Rock and rolla!?
Twist RP
Twist RP:
so becky vs jericho for wrestlemania main event confirmed ?! :D
lucas santos
lucas santos:
Aj definitely deserves a break. And a raise. And a belt. And a hall of fame ring.

Aj deserves a lot of stuff, actually.
oneof Yus
oneof Yus:
Thanks you Becky for bringing back the Man beating down women to big screens
Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, or Tommaso Ciampa who has had the Best Year
Bork Kills One Leg Man
Bork Kills One Leg Man:
Aj is a family man✊
G Robinson
G Robinson:
It's kind of creepy when he talks about the woman he faps to hourly.......I hope Lynch has a restraining order ready
Hamzah Iftikhar
Hamzah Iftikhar:
WWE needs help
Becky needs to keep Heel for a while. Please WWE don't screw Becky new character because people is loving it, and WWE loves to screw everything peoples love! Happy Rusev day BTW....
Jits De Koning
Jits De Koning:
But who threw the pie at Kevin Owens?
Niall Byrne
Niall Byrne:
I bet the score is gonna be used heavily for smack down live story lines
Why Not
Why Not:
Becky is probably being turned tweener/face
Sloth Juice
Sloth Juice:
Takeover>Survivor Series
T M:
So.. a team of jobber and mis match tag teams was supposed to beat two of the best tag teams in the whole business...
Scott 123
Scott 123:
eDDy L
eDDy L:
you can not have a heel turn in such a match its show vs show it does nothing
gotta see it as revenge for the nia jax incident

can not call it a heel turn till we finally see the show
Lang & The Gang
Lang & The Gang:
Wonder who becky will defend against next, its gotta be a heel from smack down
Sam Horner
Sam Horner:
Oh yay, another spoiler in the thumbnail before I've managed to watch it all....thanks it's really really appreciated
Becky is Randy levels of Savage on social media
Info Nii
Info Nii:
Jackthejobber 2020
Great show but is this the way they’re trying to get smackdown over with fox? A 6-1 thrashing from raw? 🤷🏻‍♂️
Tahj Ma Deen
Tahj Ma Deen:
Maybe this is the start of a tag team revolution of sorts
Richard Ramos
Richard Ramos:
But you're not gonna post Y2J's response? He murdered her lmao
WWE's producers seem incompetent based on their normal booking style, and this confirms it
Paddy Nevs
Paddy Nevs:
One of the commentators said smackdown got 1 but Michael Cole said it was kick off and didn’t count
Timothy Lewis
Timothy Lewis:
Because Vince is Republican and he wanted it to be a metaphor for the Red Wave vs Blue Wave.
Robbie Hyde
Robbie Hyde:
So you're not gonna mention the last tweet Jericho made?
Nooooooo! Becky! You cannot disrespect Fozzy like that!
Jaw Ji
Jaw Ji:
Am I only the one that misses kayfabe?
I really feel so many people scrutinise the booking and writing so much that they actually ignore the wrestling.
robert shelton
robert shelton:
Teddy long needs his own cyber Sunday like ppv pick the stipulation but all tag matches, playa you gonna learn to like tag matches halla halla halal halla
Ron White
Ron White:
youy gonna tell me there are people incharge of booking, who aren;t even paying attention to the booking?!
Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva:
Why would WWE let Raw sweep Smackdown? Smackdown got that Fox deal, wouldn't it be better to show Smackdown as a dominant force to impress everyone?
Lucius Maximal
Lucius Maximal:
I’m pleased Becky wasn’t on this show now. They seemed determined to give us nothing to cheer.
WWE better back a dump truck full of money on AJs lawn to keep him
Professor Tarako
Professor Tarako:
Jack is a god of a human
For fuck's sake lads! One day later and you spoil the whole card in a single thumbnail. Cheers
I'm going to go out on an extremely far-fetched limb here and say that, combined with what happened during the women's traditional elimination match with Nia Jax betraying Sasha Banks and Bailey getting eliminated as quickly as she did, we're going to see the four horsewomen on Smackdown as a heel stable soon.
David Francis
David Francis:
Because Smackdown is the B show
Miles Watson
Miles Watson:
Ri dan
Ri dan:
dont just spew what meltzer says it just makes u look second rate. plus he never says anything he could talk for hours an say nothing ur better then this well maybe not jack but cultaholic is better then this.
Александр Деркач
Александр Деркач:
Sorry Becky, I liked new Fozzy's albom.
Philk K
Philk K:
"I've worked backstage at wrestling shows" .... hahahaha 20 people including talent is a little different than putting on a televised ppv for 10000 plus.
Roman Empire
Roman Empire:
But smackdown won 1