WWE Survivor Series 2012: Is Three Weeks Enough Time to Build a PPV?

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistNovember 1, 2012


In less than three weeks, Survivor Series will air live on pay-per-view, and with such a short time between PPVs, you have to wonder if WWE is stretching themselves a bit too thin.

Hell in a Cell just aired and now we have another event right around the corner. WWE had six weeks between their last events, and it allowed them to build up several feuds over that time.

With only 21 days between big events, it leaves WWE little time to craft a compelling card. Just look at the traditional elimination match we already have set as an example.

Within 24 hours of HIAC ending, we already had a five on five match made for Survivor Series with four feuds continuing from Hell in a Cell through this match.

It also must be noted that three of WWE's titles are on those competitors, meaning they will not be defended that night, including the WWE Championship.

This match will have Mick Foley captaining a team, but not actually wrestling. Instead we will see the same competitors from the WWE, tag and IC title matches from HIAC as well as Randy Orton and Alberto Del RIo continuing their feuds.

We also have a rematch between new World champion Big Show and former champion Sheamus.

Maybe I am too hard to please, but this just doesn't sound like an interesting card so far.

Seeing rematches is expected, but we are going to see almost the entire card from HIAC repeated through different matches.

This leaves WWE with several matches to fill and very few feuds to fill them with.

Justin Gabriel and Antonio Cesaro could continue their feud, but this still leaves a few matches open.

John Cena is clearly not going to be wrestling for the WWE title, so odds are good that he will be facing Dolph Ziggler, since Cena has been feuding with Vickie.

It could turn into a mixed tag match with Vickie and AJ being partners for Cena and Ziggler, but that is yet to be seen or announced.

Eve will most likely defend her Divas title against Layla, Kaitlyn or both again.

So, where does that leave us?

It leaves us with what are bound to be a couple haphazardly thrown-together matches like Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio vs. Prime Time Players.

WWE has plenty of great talent with nothing to do right now, and putting together another traditional elimination match or two might be a great way to feature as many faces as possible.

This is a random thought, but how about Wade Barrett leading a team of Tensai, Antonio Cesaro, Camacho and Hunico against R-Truth leading a team of Santino, Zack Ryder, Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel?

Or what about Prime Time Players partnering with 3MB to take on Sin Cara, Rey Mysterio, Brodus Clay and the Usos?

With less than three weeks to go it seems hard for WWE to make Survivor Series into a memorable event, but they have the talent available to at least make it entertaining.

Good wrestling can always overcome bad booking, so it is still possible that Survivor Series could be a great show, but we will have to wait and see.

What do you think?

Is WWE already phoning this PPV in or do they have time to make it compelling?

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