By RJ Marceau
Last night was the 29th annual Survivor Series and honestly will be a PPV that was very forgettable. The show had good matches but not one jumped out as an amazing match. All the matches had predictable outcomes and I wasn’t shocked by any match outcome. It was pretty set in stone that Reigns and Ambrose would face in the finals, which they did. The Undertaker and Kane destroyed The Wyatt Family. Charlotte got payback on Paige and Tyler Breeze beat Dolph Ziggler. They had a traditional Survivor Series match on the pre-show and on the main card but they weren’t announced before the show. Both matches had fun spots and were good matches.
My issues with this PPV is that it felt like Battleground or Fastlane that ends feuds and most outcomes are predictable by the fans. The crowd was non-existent with predictable outcomes and decent in ring action what did fans want them to do. At SummerSlam, Rollins and Cena as well as Lesnar and Undertaker the fans were engaged because we had no idea who was going to win and the matches were back and forth. This tournament set up Reigns vs. Ambrose in the final right when it was announced.
Reigns didn’t face one viable opponent on his side and Ambrose beat Owens who was the only viable opponent on his side. I figured The Undertaker and Kane would win but they dominated the Wyatt Family and seems like the feud is over with the Wyatt’s getting no retribution. The last thing was the lack of swerve. WWE went the predictable and non-exciting finish with Reigns winning and Sheamus cashing in. No heel turn by either Ambrose or Reigns, which would have been much better, then Sheamus cashing in.
It’s not like I hate Sheamus but it’s his booking that I don’t care about him at all. When he came back as a heel I thought this is a great opportunity for him to break out and mean something. He feuded with Daniel Bryan until he got hurt and then went on to doing nothing. He feuded with Orton for the 10th time of his career and feuded with Neville, Ziggler and the Lucha Dragons. If he won I wouldn’t have a problem but the guy loses all the time and wasn’t even on Raw last week. If they book Sheamus correctly I won’t have a problem with him as champion but if he continues to lose then they need to take the title off him. Most people just aren’t a fan or Sheamus but my issue is his booking.
Survivor Series was missing the excitement that most big four PPVs have and the 2015 installment will be remembered for a bad tournament leading to Sheamus cashing in. If he is booked good as champion it could make this moment bigger but with his last booking the guy will be a flash in the pan.