Survivor Series 2016 preview
Survivor Series is finally going to feel special again. As one of WWE big four PPV, ( rumble,mania,and summerslam) Survivor Series has been getting the short end of the stick the past few years. That seems to have changed this time around. With growing stars that are putting on top quality matches and the brands splitting. It adds a fun backdrop for the rivals. Plus one returning Bill Goldberg. Survivor Series is really shaping up to be a must watch PPV. Now, lets take a closer look at some of these matches shall we.
Champ The Brian Kendrick vs Kalisto
With Smackdown vying to get the Crusierweight title back on the blue brand. A title that they highlighted back during the original split. They have sent Luchador, Kalisto to bring it back. While The Brian Kendrick isn’t much of a high flying superstar. He has no real problem keeping pace. This match should be a pretty solid back and forth match, and I see The Brian Kendrick retaining the title.
Champion The Miz vs Sami Zayn
I hope the title stays on Smackdown. Say what you will about The Miz. The guy is one of the true heels left in WWE and he always puts on at least three star matches. My worry is they’ll move the title over to Raw to help ratings. So while I am hoping for the Miz to retain. Having a feeling the title is jumping shows and Sami Zayn will be victorious, in what will be a great match with a ton of excitment. That’ll keep you on your feet.
Tag team traditional Survivor Series Match
Raw- The New Day, Gallows and Anderson, Sheamus and Cesaro, enzo and Big Cass, and the Shining Stars vs Smackdown- Rhyno and Slater, Usos, American Alphas, Hype Bros, and Breezango
This may very well be the worst match of the night. Sounds bad because all of these teams are excellent, but there is just too many moving components here. There’ll be enough comedy and in brand fighting to keep us amused. The match is just not going to have what it takes to be good. Going to say Raw wins, but all my interest is in the next traditional match.
Women’s Traditional Survivor Series Match
Raw- Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jaxs, and Alicia Fox vs Smackdown- Becky Lynch, Nikki Bella, Alexa Bliss, Naomi, and Carmella
The women’s division has been on an absolute tear this year. Has gone through such a phenomenal revival. Past few PPV their matches have been arguably the best on the card. They Main Evented the last one. Don’t expect the trend to stop now. Think it’s going to be close match and may end in one of the members costing their sole survivor the match. Giving this match a win for Smackdown.
Traditional Survivor Series Match
Raw- Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Braun Strauman, and Seth Rollins vs Smackdown- Aj Styles, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, and Shane McMahon.
This has got classic written all over it. You got two guys who have made names for themselves by being lone survivors and coming back to win (Orton and Reigns). Got the past rivals with amborse and rollins. Former member of the Wyatt Family on opposing sides. Same with Sheild. Fueds within team. Aj Styles who shows he can bring out the best in everyone and the insane abilities of Shane. This match has the chance to go down in Survivor Series history as on of the top matches. It’s going to be fun, hard hitting, and explosive from bell-to-bell. Pulling for team Smackdown to pull it out.
Brock Lesnar vs Bill Goldberg
This match should not happen. I enjoy seeing Goldberg back. All for him coming back. Ton of guys he can face. He’s wasn’t that great in the ring. Never lasted longer then ten minutes. Fifteen would be stretching it. Neither of them have anything to gain by beating the other. Expecting Lesnar to win, in the worse match of the evening. Besides the hype of the initial staredown. Don’t see much in the way to be excited over. Would love to be proven wrong though
I’m going to predict a 4 out of five star PPV. Definitely a thril ride from start to finish with very few downslides. Going to make one last prediction though. Survivor Series has become a time to bring wrestlers back into the fold. Build steam before the rumble. Not expecting the trend to stop now.