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Team Foley vs. Team Ziggler is a tough match to try to predict.
With 10 superstars involved and with a guy like The Miz suddenly on the babyface side, there are so many ways this match can go that any prediction I make could wind up being totally wrong. But I guess I'll try to do it anyway.
I think this traditional 5-on-5 match will be used primarily to further feuds between the guys on opposing teams, but also to ignite a push of a superstar or two on the winning team.
That's why I've asked myself: Who is the most likely to be standing stall at the end of this match?
My answer is Randy Orton and The Miz.
It's clear that, with two straight PPV victories over Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio, Orton is being positioned for another run in the World title/main event scene. Meanwhile, The Miz seems to be turning babyface and also looks poised to reenter the main event picture, but as a good guy for the first time in his career.
Thus, both of these guys could use the rub at Survivor Series, which is precisely why I think they'll be the last two guys standing when the match is said and done. After all, the heels won the 5-on-5 match last year (Team Barrett beat Team Orton, with Barrett and Cody Rhodes standing tall).
I don't think the heels will "repeat," especially in a WWE that's now heavily dominated by babyfaces. My only question is who will be the survivors for Team Foley.
With so much tension between Hell No (after what happened with The Miz on this week's Raw) and Kofi Kingston not figuring to be the shining star of his squad, The Miz and Orton stand out as the two babyfaces most likely to be victorious on Sunday.
After all, we know that, with the way it's currently constructed, the heels almost always lose.
The Pick: Team Foley, with Orton and The Miz as the team's two survivors