Given the fact that Krab-cakes and Football is a big fan of professional wrestling, we’re starting a new feature here.
The day after the so-called “Big Four” pay-per-views (Wrestlemania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble), along with the WWE’s flagship program, “Raw,” I’ll be offering some post-show analysis.
On to tonight’s travesty of a pay-per-view.
Overall, the Survivor Series did nothing to get up an coming wrestlers over, nor did it give the WWE’s current champions any staying power.
The fact that no title changes happened, odd for one of the WWE’s “Big 4” pay-per-views, combined with the fact that none of the organization’s younger, and future,talent really got over tonight, I have to wonder if the WWE even considers the Survivor Series to be the meaningful PPV it once was.
Onto the matches:
* Team Miz (The Miz, Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler) def. Team Morrison (John Morrison, Finlay, Evan Bourne, Matt Hardy and Shelton Benjamin)
This was obviously an attempt to establish the younger stars, but I’ll never understand why the WWE continues to push The Miz when Morrison is clearly the better worker. Still, The Miz got his win thanks to McIntyre and Sheamus, two young workers who have a real future in the business. It’s just too bad that the WWE can’t figure out what to do with Evan Bourne since he’s nothing but excitement.
* Batista def. Rey Mysterio. The whole “best friends turned enemies” is getting old, and it makes no sense to have Batista in a heel program with the representative of the 619. Obviously, the WWE is trying to build a legit opponent for current champ The Undertaker, but there are too many unbelivable opponents on Smackdown to make that happen.
* The Undertaker def. Chris Jericho and the Big Show. All I have to say about this match is that no matter what they do, the Big Show will never be over. Quit pushing him. It’s never going to happen, no matter what strap you put on him.
* Team Kigston (Kofi Kingston, MVP, Mark Henry, R-Truth and Christian) def. Team Orton (Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase Jr., Cody Rhodes, C.M. Punk and William Regal).
Obviously Kingston is being pushed into main event status, but more tragic is the fact that DiBiase Jr. is being reduced to jobber status. He’s too good to be pushed aside.
* Divas match. Pee break. Nuff said. Where’s Wendy Richter when you need her?
* John Cena def. Triple H and Shawn Michaels. John Cena is the champ. John Cena faces impossible odds. Michaels and Mr. Stephanie McMahon make it a tough match. Cena finds a way to win. No, that’s never been done before.
All in all, this major PPV didn’t deliver. We saw some predictable matches, and at the same time, we really didn’t see anyone get pushed up a notch.
Hopefully, they make up for this Survivor Series with a couple of kick-ass “RAWs” and a great Royal Rumble.
Barry says if I were at Survivor Series, I would have won the title22 11 2009