A number of the biggest stars will be in search of championships at WWE Survivor Series 2013, leaving fewer options for the event's traditional elimination matches.
John Cena will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio. Big Show and Randy Orton will clash over the WWE Championship. Still, it's been since Survivor Series 2002 when there hasn't been at least one five-on-five or four-on-four elimination match at the event.
A group of bickering Divas look to be involved in one of those, while a cult-like group and the men they've targeted will likely be involved in another.
AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka, Layla El, Alicia Fox vs. Nikki and Brie Bella, Eva Marie, Cameron and Naomi
Without a standout challenger for the Divas Championship, expect WWE to cram a number of women into a single match.
The feud between AJ and The Bella Twins has been more of a collective effort than an individual rivalry. AJ has teamed with Tamina and a number of various Divas over the last few weeks. They went to battle with Aksana on their side on the Nov. 4 episode of Raw and with Alicia on the SmackDown from Nov. 1.
The Funkadactlys got in on the action on last Friday's SmackDown.
It certainly appears as if WWE is setting up the women from Total Divas and the Divas not on the show as two distinct cliques with Survivor Series in mind. A traditional elimination tag match allows WWE to showcase Eva Marie without asking much of her.
Tamina will be a viable contender in the future, but for now she continues to fight alongside AJ in a match that comprises the majority of the Divas division.
Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Kane vs. CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston and Miz
The man who joins The Wyatt Family at Survivor Series depends on who the "devil" is who instructed Wyatt to attack Bryan and Punk.
If that devil is Triple H or Stephanie McMahon, the new director of operations makes sense as the captain for this squad. If not, it may be a more random star who joins their crew.
Either way, The Wyatt Family needs at least one other member in order for the expected match to take place. At the end of October, F4WOnline reported, via WrestleZone.com, that "current plans call for a Survivor Series match of The Wyatt Family and one other Superstar vs. Daniel Bryan, CM Punk and two other teammates of their own."
Kane could be sent to keep the Wyatts under control, serving as the puppet master to puppets who are liable to chew off their own strings.
As for their opponents, Bryan and Punk have yet to add to their posse, but expect them to do so soon. Kingston and Miz both have previous bad blood with The Wyatt Family, so they would be easy to enlist. Miz was left hung up backstage with "liar" written on his chest. He has yet to try to seek revenge.
Survivor Series is his chance to do just that.
That is, of course, unless Miz turns heel as some have expected. WrestleZone.com wrote that "The Miz seems to be teasing a character change" in response to a heel-like promo Miz delivered at a house show in Belfast, Ireland.
If that turns out to be a precursor to Miz changing sides, expect The Prime Time Players to join Punk and Bryan's fight. Titus O'Neil and Darren Young have ended many a recent match lying flat on their backs with Wyatt hovering next to them.
The next few WWE shows will help wipe away some of the fog surrounding this event, which is only two weeks away. Look to see if Wyatt's "devil" emerges and who Punk and Bryan decide to go to battle with them.