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The International Series is a professional wrestling tournament that will begin in 2017 and will be held every year in January by the WWE. The tournament draws inspiration of NJPW's G1 Climax with it being round-robin tournament. Two groups are drawn of eight wrestlers, one group from Raw the other from SmackDown with the winners of each group facing off with the overall tournament winner being granted a world championship match at the next pay-per-view. The tournament is spread over four weeks with each wrestler having a match on Raw or SmackDown and then the live event the next night, the final will take place at the next available pay-per-view with the championship match taking place at the pay-per-view afterwards.

List of winners

Tournament Year Winner Total won
International Series 2017 Neville 1
International Series 2018

Number One contenders defence

From 2018 the winners of The International Series

Format

  • Singles matches
  • No countout, but disqualifications
  • 30-minute time limit
  • Two points for a win
  • One point for a draw
  • Zero points for a loss
  • Every one faces each wrestler in the group once.
  • Ranking:
    1. Points
    2. One-off match (Only if the tie is for the first position)

2017

The 2017 tournament took place between January 2 and February 12. Each week the wrestlers would each have a match on Raw and SmackDown and then on a live show the following night. At the end four wrestlers were tied for first on the Raw block and two on the SmackDown block so a fatal four-way for Raw and a singles match for SmackDown were set up for the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view and then the two winners would face off later on in the night. As Neville won the tournament he will face the World Heavyweight Champion at the next Raw exclusive pay-per-view Fully Loaded.

Final standings
Raw SmackDown
Samoa Joe 9 Shinsuke Nakamura 11
Kenny Omega 9 Zack Sabre Jr. 11
Neville 9 Kazuchika Okada 9
Seth Rollins 9 Hiroshi Tanahashi 8
Matthew Harrison 6 Dean Ambrose 7
Akira Tozawa 6 Bray Wyatt 6
Chris Jericho 4 Randy Orton 4
Kevin Owens 4 John Cena 0
Raw Jericho Joe Neville Omega Owens Harrison Rollins Tozawa
Jericho Jericho
(17:21)
Neville
(12:35)
Omega
(18:40)
Jericho
(10:06)
Harrison
(12:44)
Rollins
(16:22)
Tozawa
(14:49)
Joe Jericho
(17:21)
Joe
(14:22)
Draw
(30:00)
Joe
(18:41)
Joe
(13:27)
Rollins
(21:55)
Joe
(20:03)
Neville Neville
(12:35)
Joe
(14:22)
Neville
(21:44)
Owens
(15:02)
Neville
(26:59)
Draw
(30:00)
Neville
(11:04)
Omega Omega
(18:40)
Draw
(30:00)
Neville
(21:44)
Omega
(21:09)
Omega
(11:05)
Rollins
(25:47)
Omega
(9:33)
Owens Jericho
(10:06)
Joe
(18:41)
Owens
(15:02)
Omega
(21:09)
Owens
(10:05)
Rollins
(15:53)
Tozawa
(29:47)
Matthew Harrison Harrison
(12:44)
Joe
(13:27)
Neville
(26:59)
Omega
(11:05)
Owens
(10:05)
Harrison
(11:03)
Harrison
(12:01)
Rollins Rollins
(16:22)
Rollins
(21:55)
Draw
(30:00)
Rollins
(25:47)
Rollins
(15:53)
Harrison
(11:03)
Tozawa
(15:00)
Tozawa Tozawa
(14:49)
Joe
(20:03)
Neville
(11:04)
Omega
(9:33)
Tozawa
(29:47)
Strowman
(12:01)
Tozawa
(15:00)
SmackDown Ambrose Cena Nakamura Okada Orton Sabre Jr. Tanahashi Wyatt
Ambrose Ambrose
(17:25)
Nakamura
(16:44)
Draw
(30:00)
Ambrose
(14:33)
Sabre Jr.
(19:22)
Tanahashi
(10:05)
Ambrose
(15:21)
Cena Ambrose
(17:25)
Nakamura
(7:25)
Okada
(16:50)
Orton
(15:33)
Sabre Jr.
(2:04)
Tanahashi
(17:04)
Wyatt
(10:01)
Nakamura Nakamura
(16:44)
Nakamura
(7:25)
Nakamura
(28:57)
Nakamura
(19:33)
Draw
(30:00)
Tanahashi
(29:49)
Nakamura
(10:01)
Okada Draw
(30:00)
Okada
(16:50)
Nakamura
(28:57)
Okada
(12:04)
Sabre Jr.
(21:41)
Okada
(29:55)
Okada
(10:21)
Orton Ambrose
(14:33)
Orton
(15:33)
Nakamura
(19:33)
Okada
(12:04)
Sabre Jr.
(14:55)
Tanahashi
(22:37)
Orton
(16:04)
Sabre Jr. Sabre Jr.
(19:22)
Sabre Jr.
(2:04)
Draw
(30:00)
Sabre Jr.
(21:41)
Sabre Jr.
(14:55)
Sabre Jr.
(27:41)
Wyatt
(9:22)
Tanahashi Tanahashi
(10:05)
Tanahashi
(17:04)
Tanahashi
(29:49)
Okada
(29:55)
Tanahashi
(22:37)
Sabre Jr.
(27:41)
Wyatt
(15:41)
Wyatt Ambrose
(15:21)
Wyatt
(10:01)
Nakamura
(10:01)
Okada
(10:21)
Orton
(16:04)
Wyatt
(9:22)
Wyatt
(15:41)
Semifinals Final
      
Neville Pin
Kenny Omega
Samoa Joe
Seth Rollins
11:10
Neville Pin
Zack Sabre Jr. 23:44
Zack Sabre Jr. Pin
Shinsuke Nakamura 12:01

2018

Current standings
Raw SmackDown
Ricochet 6 Kenny Omega 7
Sami Zayn 6 Cody Rhodes 6
Jay Lethal 6 Daniel Bryan 5
Kevin Owens 6 Kota Ibushi 4
Will Ospreay 4 Bobby Roode 4
AJ Styles 3 Shinsuke Nakamura 4
James Harrison 3 Cesaro 4
Finn Bálor 2 Tyler Breeze 4
Matthew Harrison 2 Hiroshi Tanahashi 2
Roman Reigns 2 Samoa Joe 2
Raw Bálor Lethal J. Harrison M. Harrison Ospreay Owens Reigns Ricochet Styles Zayn
Bálor Lethal
(23:40)
Bálor
(18:55)
Owens
(16:25)
Reigns
(16:40)
Lethal Lethal
(23:40)
Lethal
(14:41)
Lethal
(19:24)
Owens
(18:30)
J. Harrison Ospreay
(25:44)
Harrison
(14:32)
Draw
(30:00)
Zayn
(16:20)
M. Harrison Bálor
(18:55)
Lethal
(14:41)
Harrison
(16:30)
Zayn
(18:40)
Ospreay Lethal
(19:24)
Ospreay
(25:44)
Owens
(18:30)
Ospreay
(28:57)
Owens Owens
(16:25)
Owens
(18:30)
Owens
(18:30)
Ricochet
(16:20)
Reigns Reigns
(16:40)
Harrison
(14:32)
Ricochet
(18:44)
Zayn
(13:20)
Ricochet Harrison
(16:30)
Ricochet
(16:20)
Ricochet
(18:44)
Ricochet
(20:26)
Styles Draw
(30:00)
Ospreay
(28:57)
Ricochet
(20:26)
Styles
(19:45)
Zayn Zayn
(16:20)
Zayn
(18:40)
Zayn
(13:20)
Styles
(19:45)
SmackDown Breeze Bryan Cesaro Ibushi Joe Nakamura Omega Rhodes Roode Tanahashi
Breeze Breeze
(11:30)
Ibushi
(18:00)
Omega
(12:20)
Breeze
(13:25)
Bryan Nakamura
(14:40)
Draw
(30:00)
Bryan
(14:47)
Cesaro Breeze
(11:30)
Cesaro
(17:45)
Cesaro
(12:45)
Rhodes
(11:20)
Ibushi Ibushi
(18:00)
Ibushi
(14:45)
Nakamura
(18:47)
Joe Cesaro
(17:45)
Ibushi
(14:45)
Rhodes
(15:55)
Tanahashi
(16:30)
Nakamura Nakamura
(14:40)
Cesaro
(12:45)
Nakamura
(18:47)
Omega
(26:45)
Omega Omega
(12:20)
Draw
(30:00)
Omega
(26:45)
Omega
(21:40)
Rhodes Rhodes
(11:20)
Rhodes
(15:55)
Roode
(17:25)
Rhodes
(18:55)
Roode Bryan
(14:47)
Omega
(21:40)
Roode
(17:25)
Roode
(13:25)
Tanahashi Breeze
(13:25)
Tanahashi
(16:30)
Rhodes
(18:55)
Roode
(13:25)

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