As a loyal reader of Inscriber Digital Magazine, I am sure you all my recent WWE Survivor Series column here, Where I previewed the upcoming PPV and talked about how the WWE will celebrate 25 years of the Undertaker.
Also in that article, I predicted the 16 men who would be in the WWE Title Tournament (I got 14 of the 16 correct), I also told you how the Tournament would go (I am right so far into the Final Four) and I predicted what the card would be for the 2nd biggest PPV of the year (Again, I nailed it).
I tell you all these things not to toot my own horn, but so hopefully you will pay attention now when I tell you exactly what will happen at this PPV. Of course, the writers could throw a curveball in there, or I could be dead wrong on the way things will go. But after a while, you get a feel for how the writers see a story arcing, and you can pretty much see the writing on the wall.
It does help that I went for a writing job with the WWE, made the cut from close to 150 applicants down to the Final Two. The fact that the storyline I had to write for my “audition” for the WWE was also used by the company (believe me, they make sure you are aware that anything you write for the company in the process of trying to get work becomes the intellectual property of the WWE), really should tell you that when I talk about the realm of WWE, I do know of which I speak.
So how will the big event go down? Well, nobody, not even Vince McMahon himself, knows right now. They know how they would like it to go down, but not quite sure if it will indeed go like it is supposed to. All you have to point to is the injury to Seth Rollins to know how quickly plans can change. That being said, let’s run down the card and tell you what to expect (matches not necessarily in order):
Match #1: Dolph Ziggler vs Tyler Breeze: Prince Pretty’s first PPV and the WWE could not have picked a better worker than Dolph to put him in there with. The Show Off is a tireless worker that will do the job for Breeze and make him look good while doing it.
Match #2: Paige vs Charlotte (Diva’s Title Match): This will not be pretty, and I mean that in the most complimentary sense. The WWE has spent a lot of time and energy building up this feud, and it will come to a head here. One of two things will happen, either Charlotte wins clean or Rick Flair gets involved to help Paige win. You read that right, the reason behind it will be the promo they cut on Reid Flair on the go-home Raw.
Match #3: Uso’s vs New Day (Tag Team Title Match): While New Day is still getting some great heel heat, the division desperately needed the Uso’s to return. This will be one of the best matches of the night, and after dispatching with the Dudley’s, New Day will not have the same success with the Uso’s, who will regain their Tag Team Titles.
Match #4: Traditional Survivor Series Match: As of this writing, there is not a traditional match scheduled, something will happen during the pre-show that will allow for a traditional match. If I were to guess, it would be Team Sheamus (Sheamus, King Barrett, The Miz, Big Show) vs Team Cesaro (Cesaro, Neville, Ryback, Kalisto). Not sure who will win the match, but I will say this, if the powers that be think the card is too heel heavy, the faces will win and vice versa.
Match #5 Brothers of Destruction vs Wyatt Family: This will start off as a 2-on-2 match, with Bray and probably Luke Harper going against Undertaker and Kane. Of course, at some point during the match, Braun Stroman and Eric Rowan will get involved, making it a 4-on-2 situation. That’s when the WWE can go one of two ways. If they decide to go with the traditional school of thought, Sting will come down to help the faces, and if McMahon decides on it, so will The Rock.
I mean what better way to celebrate the Dead Man than to have those two legends come to his aid? Of course, there is another way the WWE could go, which would open new doors for feuds, and it is really outside the box thinking, but the two guys from the back who come to help Taker are (Drumroll please) John Cena and Brock Lesnar. I will let you just think about that for a minute.
Match 6,7 & 8 (WWE Title Tournament): This is actually one of the easiest things to predict in the whole night. I think while both matches will be amazing, and there will be some shenanigans, there is no way to get around the fact that the finals will pit Roman Reigns against his friend/brother Dean Ambrose. In that match, the two will have a clean and brutal slugfest, sort of like the Cesaro/Reigns match. It will be one hell of a battle, and it does not matter who wins. As soon as the match is over and the winner is announced (It will be Reigns), Sheamus will cash in the MITB contract with the help of Triple H and he will leave with the belt. The show will close with Trips rubbing Roman’s nose in the fact that it didn’t have to be that way.
There you have it, what should be a very enjoyable show, and one that will set-up several matches in the future. Among those future matches will be Lesnar vs Wyatt Family, Cena vs Taker at Wrestlemania as sort of a nod to Cena for helping him at Survivor Series. Expect fireworks and a lot more as no company knows how to celebrate a milestone like the WWE!!! Undertaker, Here’s to 25 Years of dominance.