[Author's note: I began writing this article prior to Monday Night RAW, and had finished 80 percent of it, since it was originally set for ten superstars. When I started writing it, Ryback was still scheduled for the traditional Survivor Series match. After Monday Night Raw, I thought I might have to scrap this article completely.
However, it was 80 percent complete, and the information seems just as relevant. Rather than re-write the entire article, I decided to keep it mostly as it was, and not complete the final 20 percent. Some parts may not make as much sense anymore. Please keep that in mind as you read.]
In less than three weeks, Ryback makes his first appearance at Survivor Series. Since he returned to WWE television with his updated moniker, attitude and push, Ryback has taken the WWE by storm.
He headlined last month's pay-per-view, and despite the fact that he did not walk away with a victory or the WWE Championship, he came out looking stronger than Punk in the end.
Since Ryback wasn't featured at SummerSlam, this year's Survivor Series will mark his first appearance at one of WWE's "Big Four" as Ryback.
The Survivor Series has always been a fun event, and has been shrouded in controversy seemingly every year since the Montreal Screw Job. How Ryback performs at Survivor Series will be a test to see if he can handle the spotlight.
In that same vein, let's take a look at eight WWE Superstars (some past, some present) and how things turned out for them at their first Survivor Series appearance.