The 2012 edition of WWE’s Survivor Series is in the books. I posted my Survivor Series preview for Camelclutchblog, and in that blog, I promised to write about my experience. I see that our editor, Eric Gargiulo has already written a results blog.(http://camelclutchblog.com/wwe-survivor-series-2012-results/ ) He also has written about the men who attacked Ryback near the end of the Triple Threat match main event. (http://camelclutchblog.com/who-attacked-ryback-at-survivor-series-2012/) They are both excellent blogs, and I suggest my readers check them out.
I hope you will enjoy this.
I drove up to Indianapolis in the afternoon of the PPV which took place on Sunday, November 18, 2012. I got a great rate on Priceline at the Westin Indianapolis, which was downtown. I was so glad that I did not have to pay for parking, and I was able to take my 15 year old beagle, Ace Frehley (named after the original guitarist for KISS) with me.
The hotel was gorgeous, and the employees were just awesome. The guys at the front desk for check in jokingly would not serve me because I was wearing my Tom Brady jersey, and the Patriots/Colts game was on the TVs, and the Pats were ahead.
I go to my room with my luggage, dog crate, and all. Ace sniffed around, and I fed him. I switched into an Edge Hockey Jersey, and an Edge Hat (got to represent my boy, even though he’s retired). I then put Ace in his crate, and left for the PPV. Ace sleeps in his crate when I am out.
I had something to eat at this Rams Restaurant and Brewery, and watched the rest of the 59-24 Patriots/Colts beat down, I mean, game. I therefore missed the Youtube pre-show match. I didn’t really care about that match anyhow.
What was really awesome was that it was a beautiful night to walk downtown. That is why I was happy to get a downtown hotel. I could avoid traffic going to the arena, and such. Anyway, I walked to the Bankers Life Field House, and went to my seat. It was in Section 101, but it was up high, and I could not see the stage. Our section was behind the stage setup, and behind the pyro. It was loud when the pyro went off.
Now to the show:
Overall, I was not impressed with the show. I really was not all that interested once it got going. I knew the card going in, but I felt the wrestlers just didn’t put on a good show. The only two matches that were good were the Main Event, and the Team Foley vs Team Ziggler match. Everything else was just here and there.
The surprise opening match was just a mess. There were guys missing spots left and right. I still don’t understand why WWE won’t announce all the matches? Do they really think they will get increased buys while the PPV is going on? I was not impressed at all, even though I am glad the faces one.
The Diva match was awful. In the pre-tape, the attacker appears to be Aksana. How original. Why is the belt still on Eve? She is a boring champion. People were going to the bathroom during the match. I can’t blame them.
The Cesaro vs R Truth match was boring. I just was not impressed with either of them, and I am so tired of that A. J. storyline being put on PPV. It was not necessary. We fans put up with the AJ stuff on Raw. We don’t have to pay for it.
I just tweeted, and went on Facebook during the World Title match between Big Show, and Sheamus. I mean, Show is such a boring champion. I did see most of the match. Boring. I just want this reign of Big Show’s to end. They had to end the match in a DQ? WWE, please end this reign and this feud.
I really enjoyed the Team Foley vs Team Ziggler 5 Man Elimination match. Everyone did a great job. I thought the right person, Ziggler “survived.” Ziggler needs the push, and he really excelled in the match. I liked the eliminations, and everyone worked well. It was great seeing Foley giving Rodriquez Mr. Socko.
Of course, we had to have a screw job in the last match, right? Of course, Punk had to continue his now, year long reign. The match itself was pretty good. I wouldn’t say it was a great match, but it was a good, solid match. I liked the destruction of the announce tables, and it was good to see new blood in WWE in the former of those guys who attacked Ryback. I am looking forward to seeing what Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins have to offer WWE.
After the show, I walked home, and went to bed. I drove home today.
On a personal note, I will be having minor surgery this week, so I don’t know when my next blog will be. However, I want to wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.
Terri Bey currently blogs for CamelClutchBlog.com about Wrestling, NFL, and other sports/pop culture related subjects. Her work has appeared in BleacherReport and for F4WOnline.com. Terri can be found here at Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/TerriBey and at Twitter- http://www.twitter.com/giopontifan3MB, Alberto del Rio, Antonio Cesaro, CM Punk, David Otunga, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Eve, john cena, Kaitlyn, Kofi Kingston, mick foley, R-Truth, randy orton, Roman Reigns, Ryback, Santino Marella, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, Survivor Series 2012, Team Hell No, Team Rhodes Scholars, The Big Show, The Miz, Wade Barrett, Zack Ryder