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Team Orton: Randy Orton (Captain), Sheamus, Kane, Big Show and The Miz vs. Team Wyatt: Bray Wyatt (Captain), Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro
Randy Orton is WWE's Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match specialist.
His flair for serpentine histrionics suits the format of the match well, as he has been able to tell a simple, dramatically compelling story at Survivor Series year after year.
Orton has created outstanding WWE memories in the closing minutes of traditional Survivor Series tag matches against the likes of Shawn Michaels (twice), Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett and Cody Rhodes, Triple H, and Kofi Kingston (even if CM Punk did most of the work that year).
So why not put Orton's Survivor Series magic to work against five up-and-coming superstars? Ok, so "up-and-coming" is a fairly generous assessment of Jack Swagger, but I'm Canadian and therefore remarkably kind.
Like the Shield before them, I imagine the Wyatt Family will pick fights with an array of WWE's top babyfaces. Team Orton is loaded with do-gooders the kids will cheer for against Bray and his band of creepy, bearded baddies.
Orton is perpetually rumored to turn heel, so it would be interesting to see Bray Wyatt attempt to bring out Orton's wicked side. Sure, it's a little reminiscent of Kane and John Cena's lame-sauce "Embrace the Hate" storyline, but it would work in this case because Kane and John Cena aren't invited to the party.
I have Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger rounding out Team Wyatt because I think it could be fun to watch how tension between the Wyatt Family and Zeb Colter's clients plays out on the night.
Orton's been the final man eliminated from the losing team of a traditional Survivor Series elimination match for the past two years now, so it's probably best he reestablish himself as king of the match type. Despite being down two-to-one against Bray Wyatt and Antonio Cesaro, Orton wins the match with a pair of sneaky and sudden RKO's, last eliminating Bray Wyatt.
Sole Survivor: Randy Orton
However, Orton doesn't get much time for his patented victory dance, as Wyatt and his misfit minions beat him down hard after the bell.