The Brand Split version of Survivor Series is a weird beast. It causes people who spend the rest of the year hating each other’s guts to team up because they suddenly care about the name of their TV show. On top of that, it’s WWE openly telling you that one brand is better than the other. Does that mean we should now all give up on SmackDown? Or maybe, I should stop overthinking this stuff. Let’s dish out some stars.
I am fed up of moaning about WWE. The amount of wrestling I watch on a weekly basis fluctuates wildly and yet the amount of complaining I do about the WWE is consistently high. I’ve had enough. So from now on I’m not going to bother. With ICW and NXT, the two other shows I watch regularly, I have more than enough good things to critique. However, that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop talking about WWE. I love it too much to do that. So instead, it is time to focus on the positives.
Seth Rollins’ injury is the worst thing that could have happened to WWE. In the last six months, Rollins has upgraded from the workhorse of the SHIELD to the workhorse of the whole company. Whether it’s dragging decent matches out of guys whose best days were twenty years ago or putting on entertaining feuds with his former stablemates. Rollins has consistently strode above the bad booking With him now likely to miss Wrestlemania, months of preparation have fallen down around him and the company is left in a bit of a mess.
So Survivor Series is just around the corner and it may be one of the most one match Pay Per Views WWE has put on for a long time. Nearly all of WWE’s build has been focused on Team Cena vs Team Authority, with only Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose coming close to getting a similar level of attention (and they are a long way off in second). However, there is actually a whole under card happening as well and some of it could be alright, so here is what I expect to happen.