Sunday, November 22, 2009

Survivor Series 2009 Preview

After a long stream of new concepts, it's nice to return to something familiar, WWE's second-oldest PPV, Survivor Series! I've made it abundantly clear that I'm really stoked for this event, we've got three traditional Survivor Series matches, a grudge match and two ginormous main events for the top two titles. Here are five things I want to see at tonight's show:

5. Rey Mysterio puts up a fight
I doubt anyone is expecting Mysterio to actually win this match, especially with all the momentum behind Batista since his heel turn, but can we at least avoid a glorified squash? Even Matt Hardy got a decent showing in a throwaway match on Smackdown, so I hope Rey gets in some good bursts of offense. He's arguably been the best wrestling in the company all year and he very well could have a very entertaining match with Batista, as long as they let him.

4. Evan Bourne

I'm not even looking for anything too extravagant, I just want to see Evan Bourne get a little bit of time in his match tonight. Team Morrison vs. Team Miz has loads of potential, each guy has at least one opponent on the other team that they have good chemistry with, a good blend of styles, etc. I'm hopeful that Bourne will get to play a decent role in that.

3. Chris Jericho: wrestling magician
Think back to when you thought the World Title match at Survivor Series was going to be Big Show vs. The Undertaker? How'd you feel about that? Now think of when you heard that Chris Jericho would be added to the mix, much better feeling, right? Don't get me wrong, I love Taker and enjoy Big Show, but we saw them wrestle so many times in the fall of 2008, and it's not like those matches set the world on fire. Adding Jericho gave this match the ultimate x-factor, the greatest wrestler in the world. We saw amazing chemistry between Taker and Jericho two weeks ago, and the tag match from two nights ago was an absolute blast. I went from hoping for a decent match to expecting a good match in just a couple weeks, and that's all thanks to the awesomeness of Chris Jericho. I wouldn't be upset if Jericho picked up the belt either, just sayin.

2. Kofi Kingston officially steps up

This is obviously Kofi's biggest match since this feud with Randy Orton began, and while it's "just" a Survivor Series match, a career could be made here. Kofi's team doesn't even have to win here for him to become the next big thing, he just needs to prove that he can go toe-to-toe with Orton in an actual match and look like a main event player. Monday night was the beginning, but Survivor Series should be the moment we look back to and say "that's where Kofi Kingston's quest for the WWE Title began."

1. Shawn Michaels wins the WWE Championship

I'm not expecting this to happen, but it's been so long since we've seen gold around HBK's waist, I'd be thrilled to see him get the win tonight. It was seven years ago at this event, just months after HBK's return to the ring, that he won the World Heavyweight Title in the first Elimination Chamber match. How great of a moment would it be for HBK to go for a Superkick on John Cena, but nail HHH instead for the win? It would be completely out of the blue and just one of those famous WWE moments.

Now that's what I want to happen, here's what I think will happen with my PPV predictions. Nothing changed from this week's Kick-Out!! Radio, but there are a few matches I'm still unsure of. Winners in bold:

WWE Championship
John Cena © vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels

World Heavyweight Championship
The Undertaker © vs. Chris Jericho vs. Big Show

Survivor Series Match
Team Kofi vs. Team Orton

You're Supposed To Be My Friend!!!
Batista vs. Rey Mysterio

Survivor Series Match
Team Morrison vs. Team Miz

Divas Survivor Series Match
Team Mickie vs. Team McCool

Make sure to come back to Kick-Out!! Wrestling shortly after the show for my full thoughts on the 2009 Survivor Series!

1 comment:

  1. I hope HBK wins too, but I can see Triple H winning,turning heel. But then, seeing as by the looks of it that match is headlining, they'll most likely want to send fans home happy.