Survivor Series takes place Sunday night at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The tradition of this PPV is a theme of 5-on-5 elimination style match ups. Heading into this PPV is also usually where feuds begin for WrestleMania. Let's check out some of the rumors for Survivor Series.
5. Angle vs HHH is Bound to Happen
Before Triple H was announced to join Kurt Angle’s team for Survivor Series, this possible match was already in fans’ heads. WWE looks to be getting all the pieces together for a match for these two somewhere down the road to WrestleMania.
Ryan Dilbert of Bleacher Report recently predicted that friction between the teammates “will spark a rivalry that is likely to erupt on the road to WrestleMania.”
Triple H himself has also added fuel to the fire, saying he’d “absolutely” love to get in the ring with Angle. Pretty handy, then, that as an executive member of the company’s board, he’ll have a fairly large say in whether or not that happens…
4. Team Raw to Win the Majority of the Matches
According to a report from Cageside Seats, Raw is expected to edge the battle of the brands at Survivor Series. The flagship show is likely to take the women's elimination match while Shane McMahon is set to lead his team to victory.
While a victory for Shane McMahon's team may put Kurt Angle's job in jeopardy, the Olympic Gold medalist could still survive if Raw wins the night overall.
Since the flagship show's women's team features the newly-promoted Asuka, it only makes sense for them to overcome their counterparts who perform on Tuesday nights.
3. Paige Returning to Team Smackdown
This past Tuesday, Charlotte defeated Natalya to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship—a title change that has a two-fold effect on the Survivor Series card.
Charlotte’s win means that she’ll take Natalya’s place against Alexa Bliss in the inter-promotional women’s bout, it also opens up a spot on the SmackDown team in the female five-on-five elimination match. Natalya could easily become the fifth member, however, WWE.com having since hyped up the big reveal of the mystery fifth member, you get the impression the company could have another surprise in store here.
British tabloid newspaper The Daily Star seems to think differently. They’ve reported, citing CagesideSeats.com, that “there is indeed speculation involving Paige (real name Saraya-Jade Bevis), 25, and a surprise return in Houston, Texas.”
Paige was supposed to make her long-awaited return on Raw this past week, so maybe this may explain why.
2. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn Return
After being sent home early from the European tour, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn made the main event appearance on Tuesday's episode of SmackDown. They are not scheduled to compete at Survivor Series. But according to Randall Ortman of Cageside Seats, they will still be involved in the show in some way. We will most likely see them interfere in the 5-on-5 men’s elimination match. So they could cost Team Smackdown a victory due to the beef they have with Shane McMahon.
1. The Show Will Overrun
Survivor Series is going to be a great PPV but you better make sure to have coffee if you’re going to watch it from start to finish.
According to CagesideSeats.com, taking into account entrances, matches, and everything in between, the show may well “end up running close to 5 hours just for the pay-per-view portion.”
Fans are definitely going to get their money’s worth. However, the show will last at least six hours maybe even seven. Understanding that every superstar wants to be apart of the show, WWE should really think about scaling back some of the stars that are not generating so much hype on events like these.
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