This Sunday is the 25th anniversary of Survivor Series and before I talk about the present I want to talk to about the past and present my top 10 favorite matches in Survivor Series History so here we go with the list which is no particular order
1987- Team Savage vs. Team Honky
1989- The Hulkamaniacs VS. The Million Dollar Team
1992- Mr. Perfect and Randy Savage vs. Razor Ramon and Ric Flair
1994- The Bad Guys vs. The Teamsters
1995- Bret Hart vs. Diesel for the WWE Championship
2001- Team WWF vs. Team Alliance
2006- Team DX vs. Team Rated RKO
2009- John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship
2009- Team Kingston vs. Team Orton
As you can see the history of Survivor Series has been a rich and memorable but now it’s on to the present. This Sunday marks the conclusion of many feuds that have gone on this summer and fall. This is a big night for the WWE and here are the matches that have most importance headed into Sunday.
Team Orton (Randy Orton, Sheamus, Mason Ryan, Kofi Kingston & Sin Cara) vs. Team Barrett (Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Hunico & Dolph Ziggler)
This match is combining all the most recent feuds that have taken place as of late. These are all the mid-card feuds that have been taking place under the Main Events. I believe that these 10 men have bright futures ahead of them and it’s their chance to shine on Sunday. I believe Team Orton will win with one or more people getting an RKO in the process.
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. John Morrison for the WWE United States Championship
This match is very important from a political and backstage point of view. John Morrison’s contract expires soon and he is reportedly wanting to leave the company. WWE officials want to re-sign Morrison because of his unique abilities in the ring. Therefore I believe the title will be put on John Morrison to keep around awhile longer. If this does happen, my hats off to Dolph Ziggler who has had a great and lengthy reign as champ.
John Cena and The Rock vs. The Miz and R-Truth
Never Before! Never Again! has been the title of this Survivor Series match. Cena and Rock have their match at Wrestlemania 28 but their verbal feud has been going on all year long. The Miz and John Cena have been feuding on and off for a very long time now and I believe this is the conclusion to that feud. Awesome Truth has made a impact this summer and fall by being more aggressive in their actions. However this is Madison Square Garden and The Rock’s first match in over seven years. I have no doubt in my mind that Cena and Rock will win but look for fireworks after the match ends.
Mark Henry (c) vs. Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship
Mark Henry’s title reign have been impressive. I believe he’s showing everyone what he has been made of all along. It’s hard to pick a winner in this match because both men deserve a title and both have put in their time to be a champion. I believe Mark Henry will remain World Champion but don’t be surprised if after the match the lights go out and and the bell tolls.
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. CM Punk for the WWE Championship
Both men have tremendous ability in the ring and I think it’s going to remind of the matches Steamboat and Flair had back in the late 80’s. The WWE title has had it’s share of controversy since CM Punk won it back in July and I believe because of how CM Punk has captured a lot of people’s attention I think he will become the rightful owner of the WWE Championship.
It’s the 25th Anniversary of Survivor Series and it’s going to be red hot and what better place to have it then Madison Square Garden in New York City. Only one questions remains: Who will survive?