Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio have had a great feud ever since Del Rio debuted. He defeated Rey Mysterio in his first match on Smackdown and shocked the entire world. They have faced off multiple times since then, most of which saw Mysterio with the upperhand.
This feud has continued into Survivor Series with a last second Traditional Survivor Series 5 on 5 Elimination Style Matchup. Team Mysterio had Mysterio, Big Show, MVP, Kofi Kingston, and Chris Masters while Team Del Rio had Del Rio, Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre, and Tyler Reks.
I'm gonna skip to the part that bothers me: Team Mysterio won, with Big Show and Mysterio as the sole survivors. Take a look back at the other names in this match. Mysterio and Show are the only big names in this match. It could've been so beneficial to all of the young guys in the match if Team Del Rio would've won. Or if Team Mysterio would've featured Kofi or MVP as the sole survivor(s). Instead, they pulled a WCW and had the two established stars in Mysterio and Show win the match.
A few things are really bothering me about this:
1. Show and Mysterio, while entertaining to watch I guess...I don't know or care, never seem to lose. I mean, they should be helping put over the younger talent, because they won't always be around, especially Show who is getting up there in age and who has already been on top. I'm not saying they should be constantly jobbing to young talent, but they should at least lose BEFORE the PPV. They can't keep winning every match leading up to the PPV and then win at the PPV as well!!! It kills the credibility of their opponents. This isn't one of those cases where WWE tells you that they are credible and that makes them credible. They actually have to win matches. Its pretty simple actually. I wish we had more HBKs and Y2Js, who are so secure with their positions that they don't mind putting over younger guys. Unfortunately for Swagger, McIntyre, and the gem that is Alberto Del Rio, they have their own Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash.
2. This makes Mysterio's second straight survival in two months in elimination tag matches. Last month, he and Edge were the sole survivors of Team Smackdown. This month, it was Mysterio and Big Show. To make matters worse, Big Show and Mysterio were the survivors of the battle royal on Friday. Damn, talk about predictable and lame.
3. Alberto Del Rio was actually the first person eliminated on his team, though he wasn't legitimately eliminated. And that's the problem: He wasn't legitimately beaten. Last month, a similar thing happened to Mysterio and he was beaten worse than Del Rio (i.e. more than one punch). Del Rio didn't come back out. To make it worse, Del Rio's team lost. They could've really used him but instead, he had to sell an injury to one of the worst finishers in WWE today. Last month, Mysterio's team won. They could've just had him stay back. He didn't need to come back out and take away the spotlight from Edge. He could've let him be the sole survivor.
4. WHY DID THEY BOTH HAVE TO SURVIVE!?