On SmackDown, CM Punk opened the show looking for the Wyatt Family. Harper and Rowan had previously attacked Punk as the best in the world was looking for revenge. Instead, he got Curtis Axel who is the definition of old news for Punk. The straightedge superstar disposed of Axel on Smackdown and I am so glad that this feud is seemingly over. Or at least put on hold.
Daniel Bryan was the one who got a little bit of revenge on the Wyatt Family on SmackDown. He squared off against Luke Harper in the penultimate match of the evening. Though Erick Rowan would case a Bryan win by disqualification, Punk reappeared to help his fellow indie turned WWE wrestler friend.
A few days later on Raw, Bryan and Punk were put into a handicap match against all three members of the Shield. Prior to this on WWE.com, it was announced that the two will face Harper and Rowan in a tag team match at Survivor Series. It was obvious that the Wyatt Family would make an appearance during the handicap match on Raw as a result. However, what happened was much better than what was expected.
When the Wyatt Family interrupted the match, they stood toe to toe with The Shield rather than Punk and Bryan. The two up and coming trios were in the ring for the first time ever and Raw and you could hear the tweets from the IWC. After some arguing between the teams, they decided to join forces and attack Punk and Bryan. This would lead to Goldust, Cody Rhodes and the Usos running in and evening the sides.
Which brings me to my next point, why aren’t we seeing this as a traditional Survivor Series elimination tag team match?
While the two on two match is logical, Survivor Series is losing its meaning and tradition. I remember when I first started watching wrestling, the pay-per-view was held on Wednesday evening, the night before Thanksgiving. This was great because obviously no one had school or work the next day. But the biggest thing for me was the four on four or five on five elimination tag team matches. WWE would take multiple feuds and put them together into one big match.
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