Now before we begin, because I think I’ve done badly on this prediction (you can’t win them all – but will get it that) I want to rant about two things about the WWE that seriously piss me off and it only seems to piss me off more every time WWE does these two things.
First of all, adding matches either at the event or maybe a few hours before, T.J Perkins, Rich Swann & Nam Dar defeated Tony Nese, Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari as well as Kane defeating Luke Harper, you bastards couldn’t announce those on SmackDown, you would cheat your fans and prediction nuts like me out of two more matches, that’s some straight up bullshit.
The other, is fucking lazy writing, when the writers have nothing for two superstars to do so they go with a dominance performance from one quickly winning the match (we’ll get to this in my prediction results)
So let’s run through all the matches officially…
TJ Perkins, Rich Swann & Noam Dar def. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari
Kane def. Luke Harper
Team Raw def. SmackDown LIVE in a 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Women’s Elimination Match
The Miz def. Sami Zayn
Team Raw def. Team SmackDown LIVE in a 10-on-10 Traditional Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination Match
WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick def. Kalisto
Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton emerge victorious in the epic Raw vs. SmackDown LIVE 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men’s Elimination Match.
Goldberg def. Brock Lesnar
Now before we get to my dismal prediction results, let’s talk about that “lazy writing” please step up Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar, this match fucking pissed me off, why you may ask, because it was all over in 84 seconds, even their first match lasted just shy of fifteen minutes and that was voted one of the worst matches in history.
That’s right, it’s all completely invalidated, all the hype, all the trash talking for a match a minute and twenty-four seconds long, what fucking bullshit, rumours are abound that Lesnar was hurt going into this match and couldn’t go a full match but they could have made the damn thing longer than it was.
If they really wanted to shove a third match down our throats they could have had Lesnar cheat to win or have Hayman run interference for a quick roll-up, would have made Lesnar more of a “Heel” than he already is and get even more people to rally around Goldberg, others say that it’s a win-win match as Lesnar gets a payday and Goldberg gets one more match to give him a nice send off.
But really, if that is Goldberg’s last match, is that really the send-off you want, an 84 second match, does that really help cap off a great legacy that is Goldberg?
Now back to my predictions, sadly I lost this round 4 – 2, I can safely say had they announced the two extra matches, I would have had a levelled score of 4 – 4 but alas the WWE likes to cheat me on this.
But really the whole show was a dismal, lack-lustre nightmare and proves that with so many individuals in the ring, in one match SmackDown and Raw are losing their minds when it comes to joint pay per views.
Thankfully they will be able to do better at the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania but Survivor Series is losing its rep quicker than Vince McMahon and he hardly has any left, so now we move on to their December pay per view of Tables, Ladders & Chairs…see you all there…