Survivor Series is the second longest running PPV event in WWE history. As of today, Survivor Series has three “confirmed” matches taking place. Team Foley vs. Team Ziggler, Big Show vs. Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Championship, and the WWE Title is up for grabs in a triple threat match between (c)CM Punk, Ryback, and John Cena.
In my opinion, these matches alone make me want to buy the PPV already. Survivor Series is three hours long and I assume the three matches will take up to about 1/3 of its running time.
The remainder of the show must be filled; that may seem like a problem given that their are only eight days left until the PPV. I can’t help but feel excited and curious about what the WWE has in store for us.
I believe Survivor Series will be a success because the mid-card talent will excel, the 5-on-5 elimination match will have some sort of twist, and both main events will deliver.
Seeing Antonio Cesaro as the United States Champion has been a relief. There is no doubt in my mind that he has the caliber to be a main event star.
Cesaro vs. R-Truth would be an entertaining match-up. R-Truth hasn’t been on WWE TV for about a month, which means he has a lot to prove to both the fans and the company.
It is likely that we will see the Prime Time Players take on Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara since they have wrestled against each other for the past month or so. I have been impressed with the PTP and I expect them to put on a great performance.
Three Man Band will likely compete against Co-Bro, Santino and Zack Ryder, during the Survivor Series pre-show. But, with two hours to fill, there is a chance the match will be featured on the actual PPV.
With the company’s top superstars already booked, this is a chance for mid-card wrestlers to really make a name for themselves. I think they will go beyond their usual expectations and put on phenomenal matches.
At the beginning of Raw, it was revealed that the Miz left Team Punk. This was due to his mistrust of CM Punk and Paul Heyman working together. We then learned that Dolph Ziggler replaced Punk, and is now the team captain.
It seems unlikely that there will be room for the Miz on Team Ziggler. Wade Barrett took Miz’ place right after his departure.
Now that Ryback is in the main event of Survivor Series, fans around the world continue to ponder as to who will replace Ryback on Team Foley.
My predictions to fill the vacant spot are Christian, Evan Bourne, or Ric Flair.
Survivor Series would be the perfect opportunity for Flair to make an appearance. If the Nature Boy shows up, I really hope he’s wearing a suit instead of his tights.
Incase Flair does indeed replace Ryback, he could turn on Team Foley and cause Team Ziggler to pick up the win. The next night on Raw, Flair could reveal that he is going to manage Ziggler. Hey, a guy can wish can’t he?
Whether it’s Ric Flair returning to screw Team Foley, or it’s Randy Orton who screws Team Foley, I expect someone to turn heel by the end of the night.
Although this feud was often comical at times, it is clear that Sheamus is taking the Big Show a lot more seriously than before. It’s hard to imagine that Sheamus will be defeated at two consecutive PPV’s, but we will just have to wait and see.
I am most intrigued about the triple threat match for the WWE Championship. I feel that CM Punk will slither his way into another successful WWE Title defense.
CM Punk vs. The Rock at the Royal Rumble appears to be the most highly anticipated match, ever. I must admit, Punk carrying the belt for almost a year has been fun, but its starting to get a little stale. Nothing against Punk, but I’d like to see something new.
I’ve been impressed with Ryback as of late. He held his own at Hell in a Cell and he definitely fits the mold of being the new face of the WWE. He will have his time, but it won’t be at Survivor Series.
It is strange to see John Cena without the WWE Championship for over a year. I am not a Cena fan, nor a Cena hater, but I respect what he has done for the company and I find him entertaining, at times.
I’d like to see Cena win the title, but it wouldn’t make sense. “Once in a lifetime” happens only once…in a lifetime. Cena vs. Rock II will not happen again.
Both main events have the talent and star-power to be great. I think each match will deliver something special for the fans and Survivor Series will end up being a great success.
Survivor Series 2012 has a chance to be a memorable event. I think when the entire card is determined, it has the opportunity to be a strong show. Will we see a few big name stars such as Ric Flair, Triple H, Brock Lesnar or the Undertaker? Hell, maybe even The Rock!