The Wyatt Family are on this year's Survivor Series poster
At WWE’s upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view, expect major things to things to happen.
While the star power of the show may have faded somewhat in recent years—it is truly difficult to see it on par with WrestleMania, Royal Rumble or SummerSlam anymore—the indications are that WWE is once again building up the pay-per-view to be a big event. In fact, it looks like several important angles will develop or culminate at pay-per-view.
So in order of just how big an impact they would have on the WWE landscape, here are our top predictions for what is going to happen in Boston next month...
A.J. Lee celebrates with Tamina Snuka on Raw
Don’t be too surprised if A.J. Lee drops her Divas Championship at the pay-per-view. While she’s cut several great promos and even managed to carry Brie Bella to a few decent matches, it’s simply time for a new champ (Lee has held the belt since June).
Besides, if Lee is ever going to go through with her much-talked about babyface turn, it would be a good idea to take the title off her first.
This would set her up nicely in the role of the valiant babyface fighting to get Divas Championship belt back.
Sandow, lost on Raw
On Monday’s Raw, Damien Sandow cashed his Money in the Bank title shot on a vulnerable John Cena—and failed.
This makes the wrestler only the second man in history to unsuccessfully cash in the briefcase.
No doubt an enraged and embarrassed Sandow will be looking for revenge for his loss.
And what better a place than at Survivor Series where Cena will almost certainly be defeating his World Heavyweight Championship?
Bray Wyatt cuts a promo
In his recent promos, Bray Wyatt has frequently referenced “a higher power” and implied the Wyatt family are simply following orders when they attack various wrestlers.
It’s possible, maybe even likely, the group are closely aligned with Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, and this will be revealed at the Survivor Series pay-per-view.
Notably, the trio took out Daniel Bryan on Monday’s Raw right after he attacked Triple H’s best friend Shawn Michaels. Is this a clue towards where this storyline is ultimately leading?
Are problems brewing for The Shield?
On Raw on Monday, we got a few subtle hints that The Shield may be headed for a break up.
In a backstage segment, Dean Ambrose arrogantly bragged about being the “only champion” in the group, which promptly led to Roman Reigns shooting his teammate one very ugly look.
Later, Reigns also seemed less than thrilled to be out there with Ambrose, Seth Rollins and the rest of The Corporation.
Is WWE’s long-running heel stable headed for a split? Will Reigns turn babyface? Expect this angle this be developed more at the next pay-per-view.
Is Vince McMahon coming back?
Despite the best efforts of The Corporation, The Big Show is back on WWE television. Per the end of Monday’s Raw, he also appears to be set to clash with Triple H at Survivor Series next month.
The newly empowered Big Show clearly has someone substantial behind him, with the giant even saying as much on recent editions of WWE programming. Could it be Vince McMahon?
Well, it makes sense, especially if we consider the widespread reports (via WrestlingInc) that McMahon and Triple H are set to battle at WrestleMania XXX next year.
Who knows? Maybe WWE will even reveal this at Survivor Series, with McMahon coming out to help Big Show defeat his son-in-law.