At Survivor Series in just three days, we’ll see two main event matches that we’ve already seen before.
CM Punk will take on Alberto Del Rio for the WWE Championship, which will be their third singles match since August (though their first pay-per-view one), and Mark Henry will defend his World Heavyweight Championship against The Big Show for the second consecutive pay-per-view.
If it seems like the WWE is recycling their main event matches a little too much, I agree with you. But it appears that this Sunday won’t be the last we see of Punk/Del Rio or Henry/Show.
Talk at RAW was that CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio for the WWE Title at the TLC pay-per-view will be either a Ladder Match or a TLC Match. Speculation on Big Show vs. Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Title is that it will be a Tables Match.
No real surprises here.
If Alberto Del Rio retains his WWE title on Sunday, he’s probably going to do so in dirty fashion, which will give Punk another shot at the strap at TLC. If Punk wins the WWE Championship, then Del Rio would simply use his automatic rematch clause at next month’s pay-per-view.
And the same is probably true for The Big Show vs. Mark Henry.
That being said, I really like the prospects of a Ladder or TLC match between Punk and Del Rio. Punk’s got plenty of experience in ladder matches (two Money in the Bank wins), and Del Rio put on one of the best ladder matches in recent memory against Christian at Extreme Rules earlier this year.
There’s a chance that these two put on one of the best matches of the year at that pay-per-view, as long as it’s booked right.
As for the Henry/Show match, the Tables stipulation makes sense as well. Given their fondness for throwing each other through tables, it could be fun to see these two behemoths trying to throw each other through a table for 15 minutes.
Plus, it’s a lot easier for us to watch a bout between Henry and Show when it’s not a straight-up wrestling match