Survivor Series is a little less than a month away and several big money matches have already been announced. Champions will face champions. This is a rare occurrence.
Ideally these matches should be dream matches. The matches we won’t see too often because the opponents are on opposite brands. That’s not the case for this year. If this does not go well, this year’s event will be hated more than Survivor Series 2015. That’s saying something. But what exactly is so bad about the card?
The Matches Sound Awful
Most of the Champion vs. Champion matches sound dreadful. The only one I’m looking forward to is Shield vs. Usos.
I feel it’s important for me to say that I am a Baron Corbin fan. That said, whoever thought of this match-up needs to be strung up by their gonads. Baron Corbin v. The Miz? That’s a match that will put 13 thousand people to sleep. I enjoy both guys, but they are not meant to be paired together. I may love Cheetos and chocolate cake, but I’ll be damned if I put them together.
Both men are heels, and hated heels at that. While both are capable and competent wrestlers, they’re not the most exciting. They’re at their best when they feed off a more energetic person. You don’t pair them up together. The match has a very high chance of sucking, and the audience isn’t gonna care too much because they’re supposed to hate both guys.
Then there’s Alexa Bliss v. Natalya. While it’s not as unappealing as Corbin – Miz, it also doesn’t sound particularly good. The thought of cake-flavored milk is not the worst thing ever, but I doubt anyone would want to try it. Same goes for this match.
Alexa Bliss, while she has improved leaps and bounds, is still not the best wrestler. While Natalya is a veteran who grew up in the industry, I highly doubt that she can carry Alexa Bliss to a palatable match.
I’m not gonna say anything about Jinder Mahal v. Brock Lesnar because everyone’s already said what there is to be said.
Who knows, though? Maybe Corbin and Miz will put on a showstopper. Maybe they’ll give WWE their first 5 Star match in 6 years. Highly unlikely. But there is an obvious solution to this issue.
Have Someone Lose Their Title
I know it says so in the title. But yes, this is the solution. Unless WWE wants to win a Guiness world record for “Most People Asleep in a Stadium at the Same Time”, something needs to change.
I do not care if Roman Reigns beats the Miz a week before Survivor Series and pulls double duty as a captain and a champion. Heck, make it Jason Jordan or Matt Hardy. Or have Sin Cara beat Baron Corbin. I don’t care if Corbin and Miz win their titles back. Just don’t let them fight.
Smackdown also has the option of the Women’s Money in the Bank contract, but Alexa Bliss – Carmella doesn’t sound so good either.
Yes, I know I’m complaining a lot. I would like to apologize for that. I don’t even know why I care so much about this.
All that said, I hope the traditional 5 v. 5 Survivor Series matches are a lot of fun.