WWE Survivor Series 2012: 3 Reasons Why the End of the PPV Was a Good Call
The main event of Survivor Series was pretty lackluster. The crowd in Indiana wasn't very excited about the happenings of the match, and the level of response permeated through the television screen.
We did have a close call, though, as Ryback gave both CM Punk and John Cena his Shell-Shocked finisher, drawing suspense with the crowd and viewers that he may be the next WWE Champion.
And then—a shocking surprise.
Just when you thought that the WWE was out of innovative ideas, we are surprised by another NXT invasion—superstars Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.
Only this time, it seemed to have helped CM Punk.
Here are three reasons why the ending of that match was a good decision.
It Justifiably Prolongs CM Punk's Title Reign
CM Punk has successfully held the WWE Championship for 364 days, making his reign the eighth-longest in WWE history.
While CM Punk for the past four months has been slithering his way to somehow remain champion, it was getting a bit stale. A cowardly CM Punk persona does not have much longevity to it; something different had to happen to spark a resurgence of interest in his character.
Heyman is a great addition, but Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns would be an incredible alliance with CM Punk.
With this alliance, Punk/Rock at Royal Rumble would be more anticipated.
It Finally Showcases Worthy NXT Stars
Ever since the beginning of the year, there have been a number of rumors regarding Dean Ambrose being called up to the main roster. The main reason why he hasn't been promoted was because there just was not any creative direction for him on the main roster. Ambrose made a name for himself—gathering a cult-like following—by wrestling for numerous independent promotions.
Same goes for Seth Rollins, who is the current NXT Champion. He became a part of the WWE roster primarily due to his amazing matches in ROH.
Roman Reigns comes from the legendary Anoa'i family, son to Sika of the Wild Samoans and also akin to former WWE wrestlers Rosey and the late Yokozuna. He has been honing his craft in the WWE developmental territory since 2010.
All three—especially Ambrose and Rollins—deserve exposure on nationally televised WWE programming. The decision to have them be involved in the outcome of the WWE Championship match was a fantastic way to make an impression.
It Does Not Lose Any Steam for Ryback
This marks the second pay-per-view in a row that Ryback has been on the losing end. However, losing in this fashion does not diminish much steam for Ryback, due to the interference. He was not the one actually pinned, which also didn't hurt his current momentum.
Ryback is in the business of wrestling handicap matches—now he could experience his toughest test in successfully challenging these three incredibly worthy opponents.
Even if the three NXT superstars are not affiliated with CM Punk (which they should be), a feud against Ryback would both remove him from the world title picture as well as build momentum for the Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns trio.
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