Since 1987, WWE has had a yearly tradition that has given us a number of memorable moments. From the "Montreal Screwjob" to the debut of The Elimination Chamber, among others, the Survivor Series has been one of the biggest shows in the history of WWE.
And it still is.
Over the past decade, the consistency of the show has taken a bit of a downward spiral. With the addition of numerous pay-per-views throughout the course of the year, the "Big Four" shows have generally been something that WWE fans look forward to.
However, while Royal Rumble, WrestleMania and SummerSlam have continued to stay consistent in hype and strength, Survivor Series became somewhat of an afterthought…until last year.
Survivor Series 2011 from Madison Square Garden marked the 25th anniversary of the show and the in-ring return of The Rock. This show hit on all cylinders and sparked interest in the WWE product.
This year, WWE must achieve that same type of spark. Two weeks ago on Raw, a traditional five-on-five main event was booked between Team Foley and Team Punk. Many fans speculated on why the WWE Championship would not be up for grabs at a show that isn't afraid to stir up controversy.
The fact is: WWE booked themselves into a corner. By not featured the WWE Championship, WWE took a major draw away from one of the top four shows during the calendar year. Additionally, John Cena was left in limbo by not being involved in the main event.
WWE fixed their snafu and booked a solid WWE Championship match with CM Punk defending the WWE Championship against John Cena and Ryback. This was the right move and now solidifies the traditional five-on-five Survivor Series match as a co-main event.
Additionally, the rivalry between Big Show and Sheamus continues into this huge event. If Sheamus wins the World Heavyweight Championship, I predict that the controversy in Survivor Series lore continues and Dolph Ziggler cashes in his Money in the Bank briefcase to become World heavyweight champion.
It is crucial for WWE to add solid midcard matches to fill out the rest of Survivor Series. In order to truly make this show one of the biggest of the year, we need matches that matter.
With WWE steamrolling ahead into 2013 and with the "Road to WrestleMania" in the near future, Survivor Series will become a pivotal point in WWE history. They need to deliver and make something memorable happen.
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