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Thoughts on Survivor Series

Tonight was the annual pay-per-view known as Survivor Series. The night opened with U.S. Champion Bryan Danielson taking on Ted Dibiase. It was a really solid match and I like the fact that Dibiase got rid of the Million Dollar Championship and went after some gold that he earned. Even though Danielson retained the title Dibiase will still be in the title hunt.

The second match was Sheamus going against John Morrison. I don’t know what to make of this little feud going on but I like it. Morrison won the match but it was really good match. Morrison needs to get pushed harder into the WWE Title picture. He’s a young Shawn Michaels and shows signs of being an untouchable performer like HBK was.

Dolph Ziggler defended his Intercontinental Title against LoKi. Loki was is a great wrestler and is a future champion. He carried the match tonight against Dolph and it show that LoKi is a very experienced wrestler and has been to the dance a few times. Ziggler retains and remains IC Champ.

The next match was a traditional Survivor Series match that pitted Team Rey Mysterio (Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, MVP, Chris Masters and The Big Show) against Team Alberto Del Rio (Alberto Del Rio, Cody Rhodes, Tyler Reks, Drew McIntyre and Jack Swagger). I love the fact the that Del Rio was never officially eliminated which kept his heel heat intact. He was knocked out by the Big Show when illegally in the ring. Big Show and Rey Mysterio were the sole survivors in the match.

In a 2 on 1 Handicap Match Co-Diva Champions Layla and Michelle McCool took on Natalya. This was a short and brief match that finally saw Natalya win the Diva’s title. I always thought that Michelle McCool was overrated and didn’t deserve all the TV time she got. Finally a great wrestler with lots of talent is the Diva’s champion. Hopefully Natalya will be champ for awhile. After the match LayCool tried beating up the new champion until Beth Phoenix made her return and celebrated with Natalya.

World Heavyweight Champion Kane takes on one of the greatest World Heavyweight Champions in Edge. Kane was without Paul Bearer and it seemed to throw him off. It was a back and forth match. Edge speared Kane and it look liked Edge won the title but both men’s shoulders were down which resulted in a draw. Kane tried to destroy Edge but it was Edge who annihilated Kane after the match. I am sure we’ll see more of this feud to come.

The WWE Tag Team Championship Match that had Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater against Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella was just an entertaining filler. Nothing to special about this match. Nexus retains the gold.

Freed or Fired and that’s the choice John Cena had tonight. Cena called it right down the middle until Barrett shoved him. Then Cena shoved Barrett into the RKO and counted three which means Cena is fired from the WWE. Obviously we know it’s a storyline and he’s really not fired but I will be curious to see how this plays out.

Tonight was a solid effort at a decent PPV. I wasn’t jumping out of my seat but the matches were solid. Nothing really surprised me so I’ll give it a 6 out of 10 for a good effort. WWE needs to have the unpredictable mindset like they use to. Hopefully someday they can recreate the old motto, “Anything can happen in the WWE!” It was good to watch some of the young guys step up tonight and hopefully we will see more of that. All I got to say is RKO, Orton is still on top.

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