With Survivor Series being one the Big 4 pay per views on the schedule for WWE, there are a lot of things that have happened in its history, some being good, while others... not so much. With the pay per view coming to Canada for the first time since the Montreal screwjob, there are a few things that we would like to see and some things that the WWE will probably do that we don’t want them to.
With the recent brand split, it’s clear that the big pay per views will be shared by both Smackdown and Raw, two very diverse brands with varying rosters that will want to make an impact to let the world know that their brand is superior. The one biggest thing that has been missing in the last few years is the emphasis on the traditional survivor series match, which in the history of the event has been a springboard for many superstars both past and present… The Undertaker, anyone? With many other matches in the years past there have been many booking gaffs that make no sense and things that the fans definitely did not want to see, however today's WWE is vastly different than it was all those years ago.
15 WANT: Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
14 DO NOT WANT: Eva Marie Near The Women’s Title
13 WANT: Bayley Singles Match Debut
12 DO NOT WANT: Rusev In A Pointless Feud
11 WANT: John Cena vs. Surprise NXT Call Up
10 DO NOT WANT: Smackdown vs. Raw Match
9 WANT: The Undertaker Officially Announces His Retirement
8 DO NOT WANT: Triple H vs. Roman Reigns
With the "biggest" WrestleMania in history already a few months old, we haven’t seen The Game since his loss at Mania, the one match no one wanted to see that went the way it was originally planned to, without any surprises or originality. With HHH still nowhere to be seen and Roman being on Raw, it’s inevitable that they will cross paths at some point for The Game's rematch to make himself relevant again. The match no one wanted to see in the first place will be the rematch no one will want to see again. While Roman being a face and HHH being a heel is the usual dynamic that the WWE wants to shove down our throats, the fans just aren’t having it and the only way that this match could work may be if Roman goes on a huge heel run which he was doing down in NXT before becoming the bland "Guy" on the main roster. There is hope for the Rock's cousin in the future, there could be a storyline that will make him more intriguing… but it’s doubtful.
7 WANT: Top Tag Teams From Each Brand Make Up 2 Traditional Survivor Series Matches
6 DO NOT WANT: Bret Hart/Montreal Screw Job Reference
5 WANT: Roman Reigns Remaining In The Midcard
4 DO NOT WANT: Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho
3 WANT: Championships Changing Brands
2 DO NOT WANT: McMahon vs. McMahon
1 WANT: Finn Balor, Universal Champion
The debut of Finn Balor on Raw was a massive step forward for the WWE in many ways, not only pushing their top NXT call up right off the bat but it showed off exactly what to expect from Balor and what he can deliver. It has been called the best debut of any wrestler in history for the WWE; Balor won his fatal 4 way to get into the main event against Roman Reigns where he shocked the wrestling world by pinning Reigns clean to find himself in the main event of SummerSlam. With no issues with Rollins being a dependable champion, it’s something we have seen before and sort of grew tired of with how he was booked as champion. When it comes to their match at SummerSlam, the smart thing would be to put the new title on Balor and let him run with it like he did with the NXT title, at least for a good handful of months. With the Raw roster being stacked with talent that can challenge his title reign like Sami Zayn or Cesaro, there is no doubt that we could be in for an entertaining reign for Balor being champion especially if he creates the Balor Club with Gallows and Anderson.
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