The WWE is gearing up for what used to be one of their “Big 4” pay per view events in the Survivor Series. While the WWE would beef up the lineup in the past, this year’s lineup has to go down as one of the most disappointing ever.
I understand the novelty in The Big Show and I can certainly appreciate his talents but the annual Big Show reboot is old news. Once every year without fail the WWE will push Show into a headline feud or match, expecting fans to forget about the past 12 months that saw Show portrayed as a marginal player. Same guy, same matches, with a new shine. It’s that time again!
Vince McMahon blamed creative on a recent shareholder’s call for a disappointing SummerSlam buyrate. In other words, he blamed putting Daniel Bryan in the main-event. That is fine but this show is going to be a part of a bigger story. If this show bombs what does that say about the WWE’s perception that the smaller Bryan is a bad push? If the giant can’t draw a good number than you have to ask yourself how big of a problem was Bryan or his size?
The match itself is nothing to get excited about. I do like the storyline, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t like the players. As big of a fan of Randy Orton as I am, he isn’t doing it for me. Something is missing. He was more intriguing a few months ago as a babyface teaming with Bryan against The Shield. He has lost something here and I can’t quite put my finger on it.
The semi-main event will be John Cena against Alberto Del Rio for the world heavyweight title in what is likely to be some kind of gimmick match before all is said and done. I get what they are doing here with Cena. Keeping him involved but somewhat on the down low so he can explode into the top storyline heading into WrestleMania. I like that part but this is another old match.
I just can’t wait for Vince to blame the Survivor Series name on this one. It’s coming!
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