November 23, 2009

Survivor Series review (Part 1)

Sorry for the real long wait, I had final examinations which stopped me from writing.

So, one of the big four and personally one of my favorite PPVs of the year, Survivor Series came around. To my major disappointment, most of the matches were terrible, boring and predictable. Here's why...

First, let's start off with the traditional Survivor Series match which team Orton faced team Kingston. It started off well, with Orton eliminating Henry and Punk eliminating R-Truth in a fine opening. After a number of eliminations, Christian and Kingston took on Punk and Orton. Then, Kingston's possibly last chance of winning went out the window, when Christian got eliminated. Or did it? Kingston amazingly managed to pin CM Punk, after a very back and forth match. Now, I'm sure you are thinking this...Orton + fatigued wrestler = Dead meat. But no, Kingston almost immediately hits the Trouble on Paradise on Orton, and wins the match. This is completely degrading to Punk and especially Orton. Randy Orton, who is a multi-time world champion, the youngest world champion, Royal Rumble winner and countless other accomplishements to his name, to lose in a measly six seconds to a well, not "top class" finisher. What I mean by "top class" is that the other finishers that were worthy of making Orton laying on the mat for three seconds, such as the GTS, Walls of Jericho, Chokeslam, Tombstone, and the Codebreaker, for only a few. However, since the WWE took that risk at the expense of Orton and Punk, they better back it up by giving Kofi a push. If they don't, it'll be a complete waste of degrading Punk and Orton. Come on, pinning two former World champions in a few seconds is no easy feat. So WWE, don't waste this chance.

Benefits and Negatives

+ Kofi's face status
+ credibility of Trouble in Paradise
Possible new face in the main event(Finally!).
- Orton's heel status
- Punk's heel status
Possible temporary/permanent removal of Orton and Punk from the main event, just like Rey Mysterio(Nooo!)

Potential Storylines Generated

Punk vs. R-Truth
Kofi vs. Orton
Kofi vs. Cena
Kofi vs. Sheamus(If he wins at TLC, which is unlikely)
Kofi's shot for the WWE championship

Next up, Batista versus Rey. It was an okay match. Back and forth until Batista's reversal, then downhill for Mysterio from there. Batista then pounded Rey, until the official stopped the match. Well, only thing I can say is, I hope that they turn Batista into a big, badass heel, because main-event heels are desperately needed in the WWE.

Benefits and Negatives
+ Batista heel status
- Rey face status
A possible new, vicious heel in the making.

Possible Storylines Generated

Batista vs. Rey Mysterio
Batista vs. Undertaker
Batista teaming up with a heel, such as CM Punk or even Drew McIntyre

Then next is another traditional Survivor Series match in which Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler and the US champ and captain of the team, The Miz taking on Matt Hardy, Finlay, Evan Bourne, Shelton Benjamin and IC champ and captain, John Morrison. This match is a perfect example of arrogant, ambitious heels versus athletic, electrifying faces. The match goes off with Bourne eliminating Ziggler, and McIntyre eliminating Bourne. Then, an interesting showdown of the Irishmen Sheamus and Finlay with Sheamus winning it eventually(Yes!). Then, after a number of pins, captain Morrison faces not one, not two, but THREE superstars all on his own. And not just any superstars, The Miz, Sheamus and Drew McIntyre. Morrison showcases his terrific high-flying ability and has some offence, but the trio prove too strong for him. Sheamus eventually pins him, and hopefully, it'll bring either three of them to the main event level. Suprisingly, Sheamus is the number one contender for the WWE Championship at TLC facing derpity-dip-shit, John Cena. The unfortunate truth is that we all know that Sheamus will not win. But all in all, this match was probably the best of the PPV. WWE, watch out for the reign of Miz-ery.

Benefits and Negatives

+ The Miz heel status
+ Drew McIntyre heel status
+ Sheamus heel status
Possible new talent into the main event
At the moment, I can't find any negatives really

Potential Storylines Generated

Drew McIntyre, The Miz or Sheamus shot for world championship gold
The Miz and Sheamus team up to make an explosive tag team
McIntyre vs. Morisson
McIntyre vs. Undertaker(But this seems unlikely)
Sheamus vs. John Cena
Sheamus and The Miz vs. DX(If they team up)
The Miz vs. John Cena

I'm signing off now, check out for part 2.


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