WWE Survivor Series 2013: Unlikely Stars That Will Play Major Role at PPV

Bryan HaasFeatured ColumnistOctober 31, 2013

WWE Survivor Series 2013: Unlikely Stars That Will Play Major Role at PPV

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    When the WWE Universe brought back former world champion Shawn Michaels to be the special guest referee for the Hell in a Cell contest between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan, fans were excited to see a bona fide Superstar who would add a great deal of fuel to an already blazing fire.

    With his shocking superkick to Bryan, thereby ensuring Orton's win, Michaels created a great deal of controversy and opened the door for a future showdown between himself and his former student.

    Michaels' return also opened the door for other Superstars, both established and those looking to break through, to make a huge impact going forward. And with the fall's most hyped pay-per-view, Survivor Series, looming on the horizon, many Superstars are primed to do just that.

Damien Sandow

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    Just one week ago, the WWE Universe seemed to have all but forgotten about Sandow, who was in possession of the Money in the Bank briefcase and held the right at a shot at the World Heavyweight title.

    And though he lost to John Cena on Raw, his stellar in-ring work and shamelessly pompous character make him primed to be a top heel on the roster for many months to come, perhaps beginning with a title match against Cena at Survivor Series.

    And would anyone have expected that as of a week ago?

Curtis Axel

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    Since Axel won the Intercontinental title in June, he has had no real direction other than a few brief and forgettable feuds with midcard faces.

    His father, Mr. Perfect, made a habit of shining at Survivor Series, where he had some of his finest moments, even becoming the sole survivor of his team in 1989.

    It is high time that Axel lives up to his birthright and all of the hype thrown behind him and becomes the Superstar that he is expected to be.

    A high-profile feud against the likes of Big E. Langston or Dolph Ziggler would be just the thing to solidify his place as a major force going forward. Axel has the skills and family legacy to make a lasting mark on the wrestling world—he can make it happen at Survivor Series.

The Wyatt Family

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    With his seemingly hypnotized guns—Erick Rowan and Luke Harper—in tow, Bray Wyatt looks to be building quite a wall of hatred around himself heading into Survivor Series.

    With brutal attacks on both Daniel Bryan and CM Punk on Raw, not to mention several in the past on the likes of the Miz and Kofi Kingston, a traditional four-on-four match seems to be looming on the horizon for the Wyatts.

    Who their fourth member will be remains to be seen, but it is certain that while it seemed that the company was taking the elevation of the Wyatts slowly to begin with, their major push is now beginning, and they could easily steal the show on November 24th.

Xavier Woods

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    The company's announcers began mentioning Woods, an NXT standout, several weeks back when he was lobbying for the Big Show to get his job back.

    Wrestling fans may recognize Woods from his time in TNA where he competed under the name Consequences Creed.

    His high energy style and infectious charisma would play well with the WWE Universe. Bringing him in as a possible “little buddy” for Show would be comical, but the moment that Woods stepped in the ring and showed off his impressive arsenal of moves, he would be a legitimate threat to anyone that stood in his way.

    Woods is primed for a big debut once he makes it to the main roster, and what better place to shock the world than at the fall’s biggest wrestling event? And it would not be shocking to see him spring to the aid of Show should the need arise.

     

Mark Henry

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    The company's announcers began mentioning Woods, an NXT standout, several weeks back when he was lobbying for the Big Show to get his job back.

    Wrestling fans may recognize Woods from his time in TNA where he competed under the name Consequences Creed.

    His high energy style and infectious charisma would play well with the WWE Universe. Bringing him in as a possible “little buddy” for Show would be comical, but the moment that Woods stepped in the ring and showed off his impressive arsenal of moves, he would be a legitimate threat to anyone that stood in his way.

    Woods is primed for a big debut once he makes it to the main roster, and what better place to shock the world than at the fall’s biggest wrestling event? And it would not be shocking to see him spring to the aid of Show should the need arise.