As always, here are some bonus questions for our readers:
Which superstar left off the card should've been included in a match?
Eric Kanes: Honestly, I think that the whole Rock/Cena match should've been Team Triple H (Rock, Cena, Sheamus, Punk, Foley) vs. Team John Laurinaitis (Truth, Miz, Nash, Del Rio, Brodus Clay) for control of WWE. The other 5-on-5 should've been Team Orton (Orton, Bryan, Ryan, Sin Cara, Kofi Kingston) vs. Team Barrett (Barrett, Ziggler, Swagger, Rhodes, Hunico).
Fantasy booking aside, if I had to pick one wrestler left off the card who should be on it, I'd definitely go with Zack Ryder. There is not a single rational argument that can be made for Morrison being in the match, unless he's turning heel, which more than likely won't happen.
Geddy Cahoon: Ted DiBiase for sure. I assume many people are thinking Daniel Bryan, and while I do agree, they seem to be building DiBiase up these days. He's squashing jobbers on Smackdown and a push seems to be in the works. He will probably be feuding with Cody Rhodes for the IC Title, so why not involve Ted in the 5-on-5 match and have their feud begin with a confrontation between the two? Or at least, hint that a feud will be happening soon.
Drew McIntyre also would've been a nice replacement for Christian on Team Barrett, since we don't really need Ziggler on the card twice.
Which match will steal the show?
Eric Kanes: The Rock and John Cena vs. The Miz and R-Truth. No question. Nothing can top Rock's first match in seven years. This and the 5-on-5 are the only two that'll likely be worth watching.
Geddy Cahoon: The Rock and Cena vs. Miz and Truth will steal the show. It’s not even a matter of opinion. It’s The Rock’s first match in years. Couple that with the fact that Miz, Truth and Cena (when given time) are all great workers, and you’ve got a recipe for greatness.
How do you think this PPV will do in terms of buy rates?
Eric Kanes: WWE isn't even trying, but it's The Rock's first match in seven-plus years, so it has to do well.
Geddy Cahoon: In terms of buy rates, I assume this PPV will do fairly well. The Rock is a huge selling point, plus Survivor Series is always a big show anyway. It may not do too, too well, because no PPVs get outstanding buys these days, but still. With The Rock wrestling again, I think it’ll get an above-average number of orders.
Will you be ordering this PPV?
Eric Kanes: Hell yeah. There's two matches I'm really looking forward to. It could be so much better, but I've ordered every PPV since Capitol Punishment, so why not?
Geddy Cahoon: I will most likely be ordering this show. I’m not 100 percent positive, but it’s the freaking Rock! Regardless of how predictable the ending is, and the fact that Miz and Truth have more or less been buried from the very beginning and all that stuff, it’s still THE ROCK. And regardless of my issues with it damaging the prestige of the ‘Mania match, I still need to see The Rock’s return to the ring. I think everyone does.