While this Survivor Series has just been getting slapped together as we move along, there are still three battles already set that are worth tuning in for.
Over the years, Survivor Series has set the stage for plenty of WrestleMania showdowns, and I wouldn't expect this one to be any different.
Here are three possibilities to look forward to from the upcoming Survivor Series.
Big Show (c) vs. Sheamus for World Title
The company has steadfastly been building up Sheamus as he ran to the world title, and I wouldn't expect him to be without it for long.
I don't think anyone expects Big Show to hold the title for long. He doesn't need it to build his value while boosting ratings for RAW.
So, they could have Big Show hold the title and set up for a bigger rematch between these two, but that rivalry isn't going to build much buzz.
The better and more realistic choice is to have Sheamus roll out with a Brogue Kick quick win.
Great pains have been taken to make this a dominant move, and this is a great stage to add to that. It will give Sheamus the belt, and set him up to get into a real feud in time for WrestleMania.
This one will be over in seconds.
Traditional Survivor Series Match
Team Ziggler (Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Alberto Del Rio and Wade Barrett)
No CM Punk, no problem. This match will still be fun.
We still have the likes Kingston, Ziggler, Bryan and Orton to add plenty of great wrestling.
The key to figuring out how this one will play out is with the last-minute addition of The Miz. Team Foley is hanging by a thread and looking like they are going to fall apart.
Well here comes The Awesome One to help unite these guys through a shared hatred of Ziggler.
This is the same guy who captained a team to victory at Survivor Series in 2009 and got the winning pinfall for John Laurinaitis’ team at WrestleMania XXVIII.
The Miz will come up big in this one, and he will make sure everyone knows about it. This will begin his ascent to a prominent role at WrestleMania.
CM Punk (c) vs. Ryback vs. John Cena
The unquestioned highlight of the evening sees John Cena return to pay-per-view action and with the title on the line.
There is plenty of story heading into this match. Ryback had his undefeated roll, Cena is back and hasn't had the title in forever, and then there is Punk just shy of holding the title for a full year.
While at first glance those things build up intrigue, it also makes the ending obvious. Ryback is not going to lose here, but there is no way the company got Punk this close to a year to have it end now.
So expect Ryback to be on the outside looking in when this one is decided, as the only ending is to have Punk pin Cena.
Cena doesn't need a title to be relevant. He's just John Cena. The company will find a way to get him a big PPV win, but it is not this time.
Punk will take on this match just shy of holding the title for over one year.