The iconic WarGames match type returns to the biggest stage of professional wrestling at Survivor Series.
Pioneered by the late great Dusty Rhodes back in the heyday of the NWA, WarGames has been integrated into WWE through NXT in the past but steps up onto the big stage of Premium Live event for the first time since Fall Brawl 1998.
WarGames is a specialised steel cage match that involved two teams of either four or more athletes locked inside the steel cage. The match begins with one member from each team facing off, before additional competitors are added every few minutes thereafter. Once all Superstars have entered WarGames, a victory can be attained via pinfall or submission.
WarGames returns at Survivor Series
A WWE announcement read: “Survivor Series will feature both men’s and women’s WarGames matches. The Premium Live Event – branded WWE Survivor Series WarGames – will take place on Saturday, November 26 in the city of Boston.
“Often organized by WWE’s NXT brand, and held annually, this year’s event marks the first time in history that WarGames matches will take place on a WWE-branded event. The men’s and women’s Survivor Series WarGames matches will feature teams of WWE Superstars stepping inside a massive steel cage surrounding two rings.
“Since 2017 WWE has held five successful annual WarGames events and have seen large fan attendance as well as broadcasting innovations with last year’s event, in December 2021, being the first Wargames event to be livestreamed.
“WarGames has such a rich history that spans over three decades, and this year’s event will continue the excitement and giving fans interesting storylines.
“This year’s participants are yet to be announced but be sure to stay glued to your screens for further details.”
Scheduled for later this year, the Survivor Series WarGames will be the 36th annual Survivor Series pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by WWE. Unlike previous Survivor Series events, the 2022 affair will the themed around the WarGames event.
The event will be broadcast on DStv’s WWE channel and SuperSport.