WWE's Thanksgiving tradition is coming up once again, as Survivor Series will go down Sunday, November 24. And while the company begins making storyline preparations on TV, the question is, what feuds will make the cut at WWE's big event?
While it may be a bit early to know what could evolve for WWE's holiday happening, I believe there is already plenty of material to work to begin speculating now.
So, what feuds are we looking at for Survivor Series?
The Usos and Big E Langston vs. The Shield
This potential showdown has been brewing for quite a while now. And the truth is that, at this point, Jimmy and Jey Uso may hold the record for most matches against The Shield.
Rikishi's sons were arguably the toughest challenge for the WWE Tag Team titles held by Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. The two teams went to war on more than one occasion, and the Usos were always within an eyelash of becoming the new Tag champs.
However, it was not to be, as Seth and Roman eventually lost the belts to Cody and Dustin Rhodes. But the heat between them has never died. In fact, many fans would likely agree that it has only gotten stronger.
Now that rivalry has been joined by AJ Lee's former sidekick Big E Langston. Langston was pulled into this angle when he was given a last-minute United States title shot against Dean Ambrose at Hell in a Cell on October 27. Since then, Langston has become more and more involved in this feud.
For me, this is one of the most intriguing matches that could take place at Survivor Series. The reason for that is because The Shield is evenly matched against Langston and the Usos. Each team has speed, agility and power.
And the truth is that The Shield is on its way down as a faction. WWE has been not so subtly dropping hints since the October 28 edition of Monday Night Raw, and it's really only a matter of time until the group falls apart.
This added drama combined with the chemistry between both teams and the new addition of Big E Langston means that fans could be in for a very entertaining match at Survivor Series.
CM Punk and Daniel Bryan vs. The Wyatt Family
This possible match is not exactly a feud—not yet anyway. But that could all change now.
Bray Wyatt's family unexpectedly took out arguably WWE's two most popular Superstars during the October 28 edition of Monday Night Raw. Both CM Punk and Daniel Bryan were attacked and since it happened, there have been more questions than answers.
Did Triple H order Bray to destroy Bryan and Punk? Was someone else behind it, possibly Paul Heyman or perhaps even Vince McMahon?
Despite what the reason may be, these two surprising attacks could lead to a nice little rivalry that could benefit all four men.
For Daniel Bryan, it means a small break from the Authority angle that he has been involved in since SummerSlam. While he has gotten over more than at any other time in his WWE career recently, the fact is that for many fans, it's just dragged on much too long.
Every week, Bryan steps up to task and nearly every week, he is put down. His two WWE Championship wins are irrelevant at this point and after losing once again at Hell in a Cell, it could be time to take a step back.
But I actually do not see Daniel losing any ground against The Wyatts. The group is still intriguing enough and not too overly exposed; working with them will keep Bryan on the front line of WWE's storylines.
And the same could be said of CM Punk, who has spent much of his late summer battling against Paul Heyman and his family.
Punk has had heat with Brock Lesnar, Curtis Axel and Ryback, three men who were all coming to the aid of their advocate in Heyman. And just like Daniel's rivalry against the McMahons has seemingly lasted forever, Punk has reached a point that it truly feels like he's done all he can do with Heyman.
As for The Wyatt Family, facing both CM Punk and Daniel Bryan is a very desirable spot to be in. Being seen alongside WWE's best and brightest could only do good things for them, and Survivor Series could be the night that happens.
Big Show vs. Triple H/Kane
If this choice looks like a cop out, that's because it is. And the reason for that is due to my belief that it could go either way.
The tension that was building between Triple H and Big Show finally exploded when The World's Largest Athlete decided to take his chances in the unemployment line. When Show bucked The Authority, he was unceremoniously fired by Stephanie McMahon and since then, Raw has become The Big Show's show.
He basically has inherited the Stone Cold Steve Austin role; now Big Show is just crashing the party.
He comes in through the crowd one week, he drives a semi into the arena the next week and then he is interrupting Randy Orton's WWE title celebration the week after that. Big Show has quickly become a thorn in The Game's side, and the question is, how much longer will this go on?
Hunter may have recently "banned" Big Show for life from WWE, but I for one believe it's only a matter of time before that ends. And if Show ends up on the Survivor Series card, it could very well be against The Cerebral Assassin himself.
But then there's Kane, the monster who returned to the fray on Raw only to surrender himself to Stephanie McMahon. And now that The Big Red Machine apparently belongs to The Authority, everything has changed.
Now, Triple H perhaps will not have to be the man to physically step up in situations like this. The truth is that in the case of both Daniel Bryan and Big Show, Triple H was set up as the man to play the main heel. The only problem is that Triple H is no longer a full-time wrestler.
For there to be a payoff and for it to mean anything to fans, Big Show needs to face either Hunter or his proxy. And that proxy could be The Authority's supposed new enforcer, Kane.
Either way, this match needs to happen. And Survivor Series could be the best platform for it to happen.
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