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This is assuming the injury sustained by Drew McIntyre is healed enough for action by Survivor Series.
This match is to get the crowd hyped up for the Elimination Tag Match main-event. I think the undercard guys can deliver here. All of these men can go in the ring, and there's the added element of history between these six men with 3MB running roughshod over the WWE undercard.
This match has a lot of implications going forward (surprising for a match featuring these men, but it's true). This match can go a long way to cementing 3MB as a force in the WWE and also is the first chance to show how these three work as a team when all men can get involved in a match. On the flipside, the match could do something for Team CoBro.
I'm on the fence with this tag team. I can't tell whether or not they're meant to be or if they're a holdover because Creative has nothing in mind for these two. A good showing here with some impressive offense could go a long way and also help Brodus show what a man of his stature can do in an environment where he can't really squash anyone.
This match, I think will serve the event well. The fans love Santino, Brodus and Zack. These three on a team automatically get the fans invested in this match. (I expect to hear at least one "We want Ryder" chant when he's not the legal man.) That, of course, adds to the amount of heat that 3MB will get when they air guitar their way down to the ring.
I expect this to be a fun match. Brodus Clay and Heath Slater I expect to be highlights of this match, and of course, McIntyre and Mahal will bring the intensity, while Ryder and Santino bring the fun. All elements of a good tag team match for these teams.
It's a tough choice, but for this one, I'd have to give the nod to CoBro and Clay. I know a lot of you don't like the sound of that, but hear me out when I say it's needed. 3MB have been on an impressive tear, but let's not make them look unstoppable. There needs to be a point where you can think these guys are tough...but they can be beaten. This is a feud I could see going on for a while, and we have to give the faces some momentum. Besides, there's more to this one than meets the eye.
With the last team members being Brodus Clay, last eliminating Drew McIntyre, the rest of 3MB return to beat down Brodus. This draws out Santino and Zack, though Mahal and a steel chair take care of those two. 3MB turn their attention to Brodus and brutalize him with more chairshots and finishers galore before Brodus has to be stretchered out—won't be seeing him for a couple of months. (This is just a way to write him off and give him a new gimmick.)