Survivor Series has always been a staple in the WWE's Pay-Per-View calendar. Along with the Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, and WrestleMania, we were captivated by the action WWE has saved just for these four Pay-Per-Views. They are regarded as the "Big Four", but over the years quality, or lack thereof, has taken a shot to this name, and has come so close to tarnishing it.
Nevertheless, this slideshow is a prediction special for 2010's Survivor Series. Last year's was above average in my opinion, and with good storyline finishes and quality wrestling, this one could surpass last year's.
Let's start things off with our first match.
For the only advertised Survivor Series match of the night, this one is a toss-up. On one side, you have two of the top babyfaces on Friday Night SmackDown, and on the other side, some of the top rising stars in the WWE.
Rey Mysterio's team consists of Big Show, Kofi Kingston, Montel Vontavious Porter and Chris Masters. Big Show and Mysterio are the highest in the food chain on SmackDown when considering this team. Kofi had a fantastic 2009, but 2010 hasn't been his year and has been slightly forgotten. His placement in this match is just a filler, in my opinion, so don't expect him to last long in this one. MVP has been on the right side of a push lately, getting an Intercontinental Championship shot a couple weeks ago. Chris Masters has been a regular on WWE Superstars ever since returning from his injury in 2009. He hasn't done much in a while, which spells two people who won't carry their weight for Team Mysterio.
Team Del Rio is stacked with up-and-comers. It includes Alberto Del Rio (Captain), Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, and Tyler Reks. Swagger, one-time World Heavyweight Champion, has been on a rapid downfall, and sadly, I do not see a bright side to this. Reks has been featured on WWE programming lately but his lack of a personality and homeless-esque doesn't catch on with a lot of people, including me. Cody and Drew are the two biggest worries for this squad. The two just split as a team, and an argument is almost certain between these two at Survivor Series. This will hurt this team BIG TIME.
Chris Masters by Alberto Del Rio
Kofi Kingston by Alberto Del Rio
Drew McIntyre by MVP (with help of Cody)
Cody Rhodes by Himself (drops out)
MVP by Jack Swagger
Jack Swagger by Big Show
Big Show by Alberto Del Rio
Tyler Reks by Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio by Alberto Del Rio
Winners: Team Del Rio
Kozlov and Marella may seem like a comedy duo now, but the angle Santino has been placed in lately with Sheamus was no fluke. I truly believe WWE are thinking of pushing these guys.
And why shouldn't they?
They truly have well-balanced mat ability in the ring and are very athletic. This doesn't stop the NeXus, though. They just won the titles and despite the lackluster booking around the tag titles, this one should go in NeXus' favor at least a cheap win, because either they disband or they get built up stronger than ever. Read the rest of the slideshow to find out.
Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel (Still Champions)
Edge has been running wild on SmackDown. He is on a hot streak right now and shows no signs of falling off. His kidnapping of Paul Bearer may as well be the last straw in Kane's run as World Heavyweight Champion. If you've been watching SmackDown, you'd know that Kane is as emotional as ever, wanting to get his revenge on Edge.
Sadly, his emotions will get the better of him, and he will think more about his Father than the World Heavyweight Championship, practically handing Edge the title.
Edge (New Champion)
The key in this match is Beth Phoenix.
Why, you may ask?
Sources say that she is very near to returning to a WWE ring, and she will be the one who truly gives LayCool a run for their money. Before, Beth said she is close to returning, I would have picked Natalya and not turn back, seeing as it is her third consecutive shot at the title. The fact of the matter is, though, that LayCool are at the top of their division, and so was Beth before she went on the shelf.
Don't get pissed, LayCool haters, this will all lead to one of the best Diva feuds this year.
LayCool (Still Champions)
This all started a few weeks ago on Monday Night Raw when Sheamus somehow LOST to Santino Marella. Yes folks, lost.
How did it happen?
He performed a school-boy while groggy enough for the one-two-three. Over the weeks, Sheamus has been on the verge of kicking Santino's head off only to be stopped by the "Monday Night Delight" John Morrison. Sheamus grew angrier and angrier before finally snapping and accepting a challenge to have a match with Morrison at Survivor Series.
This, like the Survivor Series match, is a toss-up.
Morrison is in the midst of a push it seems, and a loss to Sheamus will not only hurt his credibility but might halt his push altogether. Sheamus, on the other hand, has been on a slight decline ever since losing his WWE Championship to the "Viper" Randy Orton. WWE plot creators, it seems, are just waiting for Triple H to return to the ring to give Sheamus a more high-profile feud. This match reminds me of Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton. An already established main eventer helping out a mid-carder reach the stars. As you can see, Kofi's push in the end didn't work out, but that is strictly because of Orton's temper. Sheamus is known to be laid back, so this one looks to be fine for Morrison.
This match is the one that has been focused on the most during the weeks leading up to Survivor Series. Cena has been the victim of Wade Barrett's vile dictatorship ever since Hell In A Cell, and by now, has grown sick and tired of it, telling as much by him sending Barrett a message known as the Attitude Adjustment last week on Raw. That still does not go off as an easy decision for Cena because just before that, he delivered one to his long-time rival, Randy Orton.
There's a twist to this whole thing.
As member of the NeXus, Cena has to follow every single order Wade gives out to him. So if Wade Barrett loses at Survivor Series, Cena is fired from World Wrestling Entertainement. If Wade Barrett wins at Survivor Series, Cena is free from the NeXus and can do whatever he wants within the confines of the WWE. John has always been one to follow the rules and never take the easy way out, which make his decision even more transparent than it already is.
As Barrett says in the Survivor Series preview promo, "it is all about the bigger picture." Too bad he doesn't know what the bigger picture is...
Mister Money In The Bank, The Miz. Yes, that is the bigger picture. How is it so easy to see? Let's look at the track record, folks.
- SummerSlam - Team WWE vs. NeXus
- Night of Champions - Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz (United States Championship)
- Hell In A Cell - Daniel Bryan vs. John Morrison vs. The Miz (United States Championship)
- Bragging Rights - SmackDown vs. Raw
Ever since Money In The Bank, he has been featured on every single WWE Pay-Per-View card. This time, not so much. Not to mention, he attacked the WWE Champion weeks back, selling it more than he will cash in. So folks, it doesn't matter who wins at Survivor Series, because in the end, that red briefcase will be swapped for something truly amazing. THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP!
Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this read!