It has been four weeks since WWE's last PPV extravaganza, and now we are approaching one of the so-called big-four PPV's of the year Survivor Series.
However, go back 6-10 months ago and you would have thought that Survivor Series had failed to survive into 2010.
Vince McMahon was disappointed with last year's buy rate for the event, and was ready to replace it with possibly yet another gimmick PPV. But the wrestling fans of the world revolted and protested, and as a result Survivor Series lives again (at least for the time being).
I have seen many articles over the last 3 weeks criticising WWE for their lack of build up of this PPV event, and I am in total agreement with them. What is the point of re-instating this traditional event if you are going to make most of the matches within seven days of it?
I mean, going into this week we had three matches confirmed, we now have seven. If you want buy rates to improve, the least you can do is to build up the match card for the event, something which WWE has failed to do for all but two matches.
Speaking positively though, the card on paper looks half decent. The only match I really do not want to see is for the WWE Tag Team Championships. Why on earth are Santino and Kozlov getting a title match?
Santino is at his best outside the ring making people laugh, in the ring he is just sad to watch. Kozlov is no better, he is the epitome of stale.
I gave the Bragging Rights PPV a 6/10 rating, Survivor Series has the potential to be better, but it also has the potential to be bloody awful. It all depends on the creative team and the bookers.
On to the predictions: