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The biggest talking point from the night related to the Survivor Series main event.
As a fan of survivor Series 2001, I’m all for the return of the traditional five-on-five elimination match, though I can’t help but feel slightly disappointed with this year’s edition.
The combatants are simply an assembly of four key feuds from Hell in a Cell in what is coming across as a rather lazy booking from Creative.
Of course, given the limited time-scale of just three weeks with which to operate, there wasn’t much else that the Creative team could do, but I can’t help but feel they missed out on a chance to exploit the numerous contacts of Paul Heyman here.
Survivor Series is one of the top four WWE PPVs, so it would have made sense to give it a monumental storyline; I’m talking a team of Heyman, Punk, Brock Lesnar, Big Show, etc.
Not necessarily the new NWO as many people have speculated, but simply a stable of “Paul Heyman Guys” who would, on paper at least, be a truly unstoppable force.
There remains time for such developments, or even interference at the PPV from a certain former UFC heavyweight champion, but for the time being it would appear that Survivor Series is suffering from the comparatively shorter build-time than that of its previous PPV.
But concentrating on the positives, at least the WWE has honored tradition with a match of this nature, something which it should of course be given props for.