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WWE Survivor Series 2012 Predictions: Big Show Will Retain World Title

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  Big Show sits on Alberto Del Rio during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistNovember 18, 2012

Big Show will retain the world heavyweight championship against Sheamus at the 2012 edition of WWE’s Survivor Series

While the match should be very well-worked, this will ultimately be the finale of this feud. That’s good news for anyone tired of Sheamus.

There is no doubt that Sheamus has emerged as one of the WWE’s top stars, but the company needs to allow him to find an edge with his character.

With Big Show obviously moving on as the transitional champion, Sheamus must walk away on Sunday with a loss.

Big Show has been entertaining as a heel—or as entertaining as he possibly can be—and his title reign will last at least another month.

The Royal Rumble is in January, and Dolph Ziggler is still carrying around the Money in the Bank briefcase, so the WWE Universe should expect plenty of world-title turnover in the upcoming months.

 

What It Would Mean

For Sheamus, a loss at Survivor Series would mean starting at the bottom once again, working back up to the main-event scene. After a few meaningless squashes, look for Sheamus to rekindle the tension with Wade Barrett and turn it into an all-out war.

That's the kind of midcard feud that will make a WWE PPV worth the price of admission.

As for Big Show, there are a number of faces on the list to square off against after retaining his title, but Randy Orton is the option that the company choose.

Despite likely being in the dog house for a second wellness-policy suspension, the company needs Orton around the main event once again. A serious main-event push is coming his way.

While the loss would hurt Sheamus in the short run, the extended title reign and the current status of Big Show will ease the blow; Sheamus will be fine.

 

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