Can you feel it? Survivor Series is tonight! This has to be one of my favorite PPV’s, and while the event as a whole has (In my eyes) lost some prestige, that doesn’t mean that tonight is going to be a bum event. If anything, I think that tonight’s show might even be a turnaround show. Once you think of it, the Road to Wrestlemania isn’t even that far away, and before you know it, it’ll be here. I always thought of Survivor Series as the show that really made me intrigued to be a fan. The concept is amazing to me, and it makes me feel like a fan again. Now, before I get started, you might be wondering why I’m posting Thinking Out Loud tonight, as opposed to Monday. Well, I’m going to be going on a 12 hour Amtrak ride to visit family, and won’t be able to post. So, let’s kick it off!
Pre Show: The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston
I liked Miz turning into a heel. He’s always been better a heel anyway. Some people don’t like Miz whatsoever, but I’m not one of them. The Miz has that “Hate on Me” attitude that a good Heel needs to have. When he dropped off the apron on RAW, I couldn’t be happier. I just hope he’s a Heel like when he was with Morrison, and not the Heel Champion. He was too generic then. Now, he has a golden shot at being a top heel if he can follow through. I never liked Kofi at all. To me, he’s too…Goofy. He jumps around the ring more often than not, and it’s distracting. I hope that Miz comes out on top. Sorry Kofi.
Match One: Divas Survivor Series: AJ Lee, Tamina, Alicia Fox, Summer Rae, Aksana, Kaitlyn & Rosa Mendes vs. Nikki Bella, Brie Bells, Cameron, Naomi, Natalya, Eva Marie & JoJo
Well, I’m not one for a divas match, and I kind of feel that this match is naturally no different. I like what WWE is doing with the divas, and getting all of them involved with the Total Divas feud. I hope that Eva Marie doesn’t screw up too bad. Her apperences on WWE television hasn’t been something to exactly ride home about. I know she’s new, but she needs to do her job and pick it up. Also, Tamina has really improved a lot and hopefully WWE can turn her into a babyface and either feud with AJ, or keep her heel and put the belt on her. But, my pick is Team Bellas. Maybe next month Tamina can get her shot.
Match Two: Big E. Langston vs. Curtis Axel for the Intercontinental Championship
Big E. Langston has shown me more than what I thought. He has really evolved into a great potential champion, and really took that title off of Axel. His power is unmatched, and the fans are really starting to get behind him. I hope that he doesn’t blow this great opportunity, but I doubt he will. Axel can be described as….Watching paint dry. I find him boring in every sense of the word. On the mic, he’s God awful. I will give some credit to his in-ring work. The problem I have with him is that he’s still too bland. He goes out there and does the typical heel stuff (Smiling when they boo, laughing, etc). That doesn’t make you great. You need to take a page from Del Rio’s book when he’s Heel. He finds way to generate heat. But, back to the match, It wouldn’t make sense to take the title off of Big E. Especially since he just won it on RAW.
Match Three: Traditional Survivor Series Match: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Antonio Cesaro, and Jack Swagger vs. Cody Rhodes, Goldust, The Uso Brothers, and Rey Mysterio
I turned off the TV right when Mysterio came back. I usually never do, but had to get up slightly early the next day. When I went into work, my one wrestling pal told me about Rey-Rey coming back. I was in shock, yet vexed. Why would they have him come back a week before Survivor Series? Likely to generate more PPV buys, but wouldn’t it make sense for him to come back on the actual event? Storyline wise, there wasn’t a point, but nevertheless I’m looking forward to this. I love The Shield’s work, and The All-Americans have been one of my favorite teams in a long time. But, with that said, I don’t see them winning. There has been talk of pushing Roman Reigns for 2014, and tonight we might see the start. There is a good chance at him turning for whatever reason, and who knows? Maybe even setting up some kind of match that culminates at Wrestlemania next year. It may be too early, but it’s interesting to see how it goes. I think that Team Usos will likely win. They have moment, which usually means they’d lose at the PPV, but if a Roman Reigns turn was to happen tonight, expect them to win.
Match Four: CM Punk and Daniel Bryan Vs The Wyatt Family
I like this match. They all have great chemistry, and I think that the Wyatts are going to be a major threat for years to come, if WWE chooses. Punk and Bryan have great chemistry whether if they’re against each other, or teaming together. It’s that “Indy Chemistry”. I know that I’ve said chemistry like four times, but that is a good thing. You don’t want four duds to be in the ring, and have a terrible match. It’s hard to choose because both teams are really stellar. I’m going to have to go with The Wyatts. I think that the feud is going to be a long-standing one, but we’ll have to see exactly where it goes tonight.
Match Five: John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Title
This is another match that can really go either way. I don’t know, to me there hasn’t been a whole lot of hype for this match, which is good. It makes it more unpredictable (You Hear that, Dolphins1925?). In this day in age, it’s real easy to tell who is going to win. WWE has allowed the predictability to get out of hand, but not for this. I think that Del Rio could win, but Cena hasn’t exactly had that title for too long. With Cena just winning the title, I would be more than shocked if they took it off of him so soon.
Match Six: Randy Orton vs. The Big Show for the WWE Championship
As Big Shows career is dwindling, and Randy Orton is in his prime, this reminds me of a “passing the torch” moment. Big Show has put Orton through Hell, and Orton put Maddox and Vicky through Hell. I think that Big Shows momentum may have died out in time for Orton to win. The only way I think that Big Show will win is if there is interference. Kind of hard to believe that Show would need help, but the deck is just simply too stacked against him. We might see Vicky or Brad come down and score an assist, but the odds are unlikely. With fear from The Authority (As they’ve been collectively calling them), Big Show would have to REALLY do something…Big. Hmmm…Well, maybe he can deliver. We’ll, see but realistically, my money is on Orton.
Well, I’m out of here, and I hope you have fun tonight. Whether you go somewhere, or watch it on PPV, or even stream it, have fun and be safe! I’ll see you guys in a week. Until then, be sure to follow me on Twitter @NiFederico . Have a good one!