WWE Survivor Series 2012: The First Elimination Tag Team Match a Great Addition

Molly SquiresContributor IIINovember 19, 2012

The Survivor Series pay-per-view had many highly anticipated matches scheduled, so it was quite a surprise when the event started off with an additional elimination tag team match with Brodus Clay, Justin Gabriel, Tyson Kidd, Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio on one team facing off against Tensai, Epico, Primo, Titus O’Neil and Darren Young. While it was not advertised and appeared to be a filler match just to get the excitement going for the following bouts, it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable matches of the night.

The participants of each team worked extremely well with one another, although there were a few botched moves from Brodus Clay and Tensai, as Tensai eliminated Clay and Justin Gabriel eliminated Tensai.

Tyson Kidd was the certainly the breakout star of the event, eliminating Titus O’Neil and making Epico tap out of the Sharpshooter. He was able to prove himself worthy of more than just the preshow events that he has been subjected to, if he was even on the card to begin with.

The high-flying moves of Gabriel, Mysterio and Sin Cara were the most exciting parts of the lengthy match as Mysterio ended the bout by eliminating Primo and Darren Young. Watching Tyson and Mysterio work so completely in sync with one another was a real gift to the audience as we got to see the true potential of the completely overlooked but extremely talented Tyson Kidd.

It was great to see the WWE give underutilized wrestlers the opportunity to display their talents at one of the most popular PPVs since the three-hour Raw transition has completely failed in giving this chance to these superstars as most of us had hoped that it would.