On November 20, 2011, the 25th Annual Survivor Series PPV, one of WWE’s “Big Four” will be emanating from the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City. It sold out in minutes due to the “most electrifying man in sports entertainment,” The Rock being on the card. Now, the question was, how would the Rock participate? It was first thought that he and his WrestleMania 28 opponent, John Cena would be in a Survivor Series group against a heel group, but as Vince McMahon likes to fool the internet smart marks, he changed his mind about that, but I will get to Cena and Rock in a minute. The card is alright, outside of the Cena/Rock match, so without further ado, here are my predictions for the PPV.
Let me start with the Diva match:
Beth Phoenix (C) vs Eve in a Lumber Jill match for the Diva Title
Well, there is not much to say about this match. I mean, was there even a build up? I could really care less about this match. I don’t see Eve as much of a challenger anyway, and the rest of the divas get paydays.
PREDICTION: Beth Phoenix retains.
[adinserter block=”2″]Dolph Ziggler (C) vs John Morrison for the US Title
Here is another match that was just thrown on the card. Poor Ziggler has to work two matches. However, he is coming into his own as a talent, and is showing that he can become a top guy, in my opinion. I am guessing that since John Morrison, at least as of this writing, has not signed his contract which ends at the end of this month, he is doing the “time honored tradition” and jobbing on his way out. That is just a guess on my part.
Prediction: Ziggler retains
Ten Man Elimination Match: Randy Orton, Sheamus, Mason Ryan, Kofi Kingston, & Sin Cara vs Wade Barrett , Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, Hunico, and Jack Swagger
This is the classic Ten Man Survivor Series Match. This one is hard for me to call. The baby faces are likely to win, but the members on the heel team are the ones who need to be put over more, and need the win more, in my opinion. Even though Christian can’t participate, he said he will be there to support the team, so he might be able to somehow interfere.
Prediction: I am going to play it safe and say the Baby Face team wins.
Mark Henry (C) vs Big Show for the World Title
Their last match which I didn’t see, from my understanding, was said to have been pretty good by those who did see it. Hopefully, they will be able to have another pretty decent match. I suspect there may be a third match at TLC to blow off this feud, so I don’t think that Big Show gets the belt.
Prediction: Mark Henry retains
Alberto Del Rio (C) vs CM Punk for the WWE Title
Why WWE neutered CM Punk’s fantastic character and storyline that he had back before Money In The Bank, I have no idea? However, CM Punk FINALLY got a rematch for the WWE Title against Del Rio. Of course, Del Rio has also been compromised. For those who remember, Del Rio was introduced in August of 2010 or so. He then was pushed to the moon as the Mexican aristocrat with the cars, and his personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriquez (who is awesome). He was all set up to eventually win the World Title as he was on SmackDown originally. However, poor Del Rio was supposed to win the belt on several occasions, but Vince changed his mind a million times , and Del Rio wound up on Raw in a rushed Draft due to the unexpected retirement of the great Edge. Anyway, Del Rio finally cashed in Money in the Bank that he won at that PPV on Punk at SummerSlam, and now will defend it against Punk.
However, CM Punk has a thorn in his side, and it is not just Del Rio, and Del Rio’s ring announcer. It is Interim Raw GM, John Laurinaitus. Laurinaitus has been trying to undermine Punk, and doing just about everything he could to make sure Punk didn’t get his rematch to no avail. All this does make me wonder if the Interim Raw GM will try to stop the match midway, and insert some stipulation. I think Punk and Del Rio should have a good to excellent match. I hope that there is very little interference, even though I doubt it. I would not be surprised if Kevin Nash came in to screw Punk.
Prediction: I am thinking Del Rio retains through some sort of screwy way. After all, it is Survivor Series, and there has to be some sort of “Screw Job.”
The Rock & John Cena vs The Miz & R Truth
The way that this match is being set up, you would think that Miz and Truth are two jobbers or something. You would never know that Miz was once a WWE Champion, and Truth was a contender. It is like these two guys don’t even matter in the match. They are treated like bystanders. It is a real shame. WWE wonders why they can’t get people over.
Another problem I had was that on one of the Raws, Cena stands in the middle of the ring, and ASKED the Rock to be his partner, then I believe it was either later that Raw, or the following week, he proceeds to beat both Truth and Miz by himself. Well, what did he need the Rock for? There was no logic in there at all. I know logic is not WWE Creative’s strong suit, but really. When Rock arrives, and obviously accepting, at the end of this past Monday’s Raw, the two partners are both burying each other. I was wondering why then are they teaming up if they can’t stand each other. It just didn’t make any sense.
[adinserter block=”1″]As for the match, there are a couple of ways the match could go depending on how Creative wants to handle the upcoming Rock vs Cena match at Mania. Everyone knows that Cena is the cash cow of WWE, so I don’t see a heel turn by Cena. Of course, they are in NYC, and he is going to be (likely ) booed anyway, but I just can not see them turning Cena heel. Rock could go heel, but I can’t see that either since he gets cheered because he puts down Cena.
Prediction: Rock costs Cena the match, and Miz and Truth win when Miz gets Cena with the Skull Crushing finale. Rock and Cena have a staredown.
That is how I see the PPV going. I hope you enjoyed my blog.
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