World Heavyweight Championship:
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
Traditional Survivor Series Match:
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
I miss the days when the classic 5 on 5 matches meant something. I miss the days of the build up etc.. I may be the only one, but i am starting to like john morrison. i don’t like the gimmick…but i think he’ll be around for a long, long time and will only get better.
i’m interested to see where the orton/rhodes thing goes…
john cena. was anyone surprised? i think too many people think he can’t wrestle. i remember when he first started and he was more of a wrestler rather than a “fighter”. i think he’s fine and i really wish he would turn heel. cena-batista 2 at wrestlemania. i hope they do it right this time!
the diva match. I actually don’t mind watching the divas wrestle. Sometimes it’s sloppy…but they’re all getting better and their matches, imo, are starting to mean more than when the men wrestle. HBK-JBL for instance…we all love HBK..but no one could give a damn about a HBK-JBL feud. there is really no history, or any type of story there at all. the divas, between santino getting involved, the whole jealousy thing that goes on between the women, the titles…they seem to care about the titles. but that’s just my opinion.
2nd the Smackdown side…Why not make have the Moscow Mauler win the title, dominate until Wrestlemania (kind of like an anti-Goldberg) n have Hardy FINALLY grab the brass ring knocking him off and pleasing what WRESTLING fans they have left? Im cool with Edge, but its been done a thousand times.
WWE, there’s the ball over there…thanks for dropping once again
Another thing!! the Survivor Series needs to stick to its original concept! The 5 man tag-team elimination matches! There was only 3!?! That sucks!!!
John Cena V. Chris Jericho was another stellar performance by both…Cena sure played the ring rust and recovering injury card well, and Jericho let it be known he was intent on exploiting that injury, if not trying to reinjure Cena (although I’m surprised part of the buildup for this match didn’t include Jericho wanting to take Cena out because it was Cena who caused Y2J to be fired by Bischoff back in 2005 after SummerSlam (which I was there live to see Jericho get canned))
Big Show V. Undertaker…kinda dragged on like a typical big man vs. big man match…but was ok at the end…but what was with that wall of fire that stopped Big Show’s escape…seems like more of a Kane trick than Undertaker…won’t be one of the memorable casket matches and surely won’t be on any Best of Undertaker or Best of Big Show DVDs
Team Orton V. Team Batista – best of the 3 elimination matches…but like the other survivor style matches, it seemed to be put together too quickly by the booking staff to really get a story behind it (since the match was announced that week on WWE.com…why couldn’t Orton & Batista have storyline time on RAW, SmackDown!, and ECW to choose who would be on their teams?) I really hope they keep Orton V. Batista going strong…seems like this could be a great feud for WrestleMania 25
RAW V. SmackDown Divas match – boring…why is WWE so intent on making a solid women’s wrestler like Victoria look like a joke every time she’s in the ring?! Why was Maryse the final competitor for Team SmackDown? They seem to like showing Michelle McCool’s Diva’s Championship as a joke compared to the Women’s Championship on RAW…
Team HBK V. Team JBL – ok, nothing to keep in the record books as a stellar elimination match…HBK V. JBL is a feud that needs to disappear or pick up fast…but seems like a mismatch in my opinion…but could work if it is picked up…
Ultimately, Survivor Series 08 seems like it will disappear in the history books among the other great events this PPV has had in the past…unless this is a sign of things to come…WWE better get it’s act together if it wants to have more buys in this time of economic woe…
Finally the return of cena. I dont care if people that like him as a wrestler, cuz even though i do , you gotta respect the guy. A return for any sports figure is something special and you could tell whenever you realized cena was cryin one the ramp. And on top of that y2j and cena put on a good match. One thing i hate people down cena about is his “bullsh*t strength” but the thing is you can fake that. The guy is a monster hands down and thats why i do actually like the guy. I was happy he won the belt and cuz i hate jericho haha.
Overall this pay per view was legit and i enjoyed watchin it. Im hopin that they can have more like these because the past couple to me have been let downs but now that orton and cena are back im sure they will be better hahaha.
Honestly WWE is getting lame there really are no on going storylines except the jericho micheals and jeff’s current. WWE needs a few more stables and needs to step it up im starting to not watch . I don’t want to but there forcing me with the crap they put on. It’s a shame that even there steel cage main events suck on raw because there is no story behind it. they have the talent the writing is just terrible. Maybe with edge back this will change things and maybe christian. Not to sound like im running off but i am but wrestling as corny as it sounds is a male soap opera . I love the action the amazing and innovating moves which is as important but with no story it doesnt cut it. I tought survivor series was a 5.0.
talent that needs push = MVP,SHELTON BENJAMIN, DEBIASE JR, CM PUNK.
All in all… a disappointment. Lets hope Armageddon is an improvement.
As far as action, I feel the show was a success. But it’s not hard to miss all the black superstars being eliminated first in every traditional Survivor Series match-up. I enjoyed seeing Orton’s team get the win in their match after HBK’s team got the win earlier as to even the face/heel win ratio. I was pleasantly surprised to see not only Edge, but Jeff Hardy appear in the WWE title match. And for Edge to win it, well that was the icing on the cake. But then again, I’m an Edge-head. At least the appearance by Edge and Jeff took away from the monotony of Triple H vs Vladimir Kozlov, or am I the only one who heard the “Boring!” chants in the crowd? But alas, all good things have to come to an end, and that end came the second Cena won the World Heavyweight Title. It just goes to show you that WWE promotes ticket sellers and not actual talent. Nevermind the fact the Cena has been out with injury and has done nothing to gain a title shot to begin with, but to rob a man of limitless talent potential like Jericho in favor or a six-move talentless hack like John Cena, is disappointing in my opinion. But all in all, I feel Survivor Series was a success and a step up from previous months pay per views.
Team Raw vs Team smackdown
The Undertaker vs Big show
Team RKO Vs Team Batista
John cena vs Y2J
I give this PPV an A because it did everything right It shocked us and it made History by having both Edge and Cena win the titles in their returns and their nothing wrong with that
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