Saturday, November 21, 2015

Surviving This Year's Survivor Series

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of disappointed with this year's Survivor Series card.  I've always preferred the elimination style matches that at one time only existed on this yearly pay per view.  WWE has announced there will be one five-on-five match, however the show is less than 30 hours away and no participants have been listed (as of this posting).

The main focus, as it should be, is the crowning of  a new WWE World Heavyweight champion.  As long as it doesn't end a "screw job" I'll be happy with any of the four contenders in the tournament.  If I were to rank them in order, I'd go Kevin Owens, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Alberto Del Rio.  I don't think Reigns will win as I believe they've been building him up to capture the title in a more dramatic fashion than winning a tournament.  Will Sheamus cash in and win?  Anything is possible and I do like that unpredictability factor right now.

This year's event also marks 25 years of the Undertaker (and the Gobbledy Gooker).  I wish WWE was doing something more with he and Kane than a tag team match against two members of the Wyatt Family.  This one too could have easily been made an elimination match too, but I digress... I hope they go old school with his costume and even bring Brother Love out for good measure.  However, I don't think that'll happen.

I will watch the show of course and have a delayed podcast with some analysis with Chad.  It'll be interesting to see who survives and goes along the Road to Wrestlemania.  Check out this infographic by Jake Sharpless at the website Rukkus.  He always does a good job capturing the history of a WWE PPV in a visual format.

Created by Jake Sharpless

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