Beast!: My thoughts on Survivor Series 2016 .


It’s that time of year again, the 30th annual Survivor Series. A personal favourite of the years PPV lineup and the last of the years ‘Big 4’. A lot of expectation was heaped on this PPV due to main event booking of Goldberg Vs Lesner, but we’ll get to that in a little while. Here’s a rundown of each match with my 2 cents.

Team Raw Vs Team Smackdown: Woman’s match.

The days of the woman’s match being the token pee break are long gone, these ladies frickin bring it! Nice spots from both teams throughout, minimal botches, and a crowd on their feet throughout. Charlotte Vs Bailey was the obvious set up coming out of the end of the match with Charlotte turning on her team mate.

The Miz Vs Sami Zayn: Intercontinental title match.

Ok, I felt really let down with what was done with this match on the lead up to Survivor Series, what should have been Ziggler Vs Zayn was pulled away at the last minute with a title change back to Miz. Ziggler/Zayn was money, it would have stolen the show and I think that’s why it was pulled in favour of what we got. It wasn’t a bad match, there were some nice spots from both guys throughout. The ending however was just awful. I understand they want to go somewhere with this, at least I hope that’s the case. It just felt like Zayn being marginalised once more when he had earned the win.

Team Raw Vs Team Smackdown: Tag Match.

This 6 on 6 was a bit one sided on the line up for me, Team Raw a much stronger team although American Alpha are the frickin bomb! These guys deserve a lot more recognition and a title run. Cesaro and Sheamus are really working for me as a tag team, actually love the odd couple dynamic they have going on right now, nice win for them too.

The Brian Kendrick Vs Calisto: Cruiserweight title match.

The Cruiserweight division is for me, a highlight in WWE at the mo. Loving Kendrick’s cocky title reign and the fact he has the technical ability to back up being a compelling heel that deserves his time in the spotlight once more. Some really cool, fast paced spots in this match, the ending again though felt a little cheap, interesting to see where they are going with the Corbin angle.

Team Raw Vs Team Smackdown: Men’s match.

Two amazing team lineups and a frickin HUGE match, damn near an hour and nothing short of awesome the whole way through for me. Shane taking out Strowman through the announce table, the brief Shield reunion to put Styles away, Jericho having a hissy over his ruined list, the unlikely partnership of Wyatt & Orton that actually seems to work. It was an awesome match.

Bill Goldberg Vs Brock Lesner: Singles match.

I’m gonna go out on a limb here, this was genius booking. Lesner needed putting on his ass and it needed to be done believably so as not to make Lesner look completely weak, Goldberg was a good choice for this, the original unstoppable beast. It’s obviously setting the scene for something else and Lesner got put on his ass, in under 2 minutes. Happy Mid.

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