Keri and Kent break down every match on the card for WWE’s Survivor Series. We are both hoping to try to enjoy this. The go home shows were not very good, but the build ups were decent, so we are torn.
The 9 – This is going by the card as of 4:15PM on Friday
- Kickoff Show – 205 Championship match – Enzo Amore vs Kalisto
Keri: I’m not invested in this match at all nor do I care about it happening. With that said though, Enzo is putting some eyeballs (not mine) on the 205 product and that hasn’t been done in over a year. So that’s good. I predict this match to be decent but nothing special.
Prediction: Enzo retains because the E wouldn’t bite the hand that feeds the division, would they?
Kent: I am really pulling for Enzo. For better or worse, he is the shining light in that division that is keeping it relevant and giving it shine on RAW> You may hate that, but it’s the truth. I also hope to see Drew cut a promo.
Prediction: Enzo via Drew’s interference or distraction like the ref throwing Drew out
- Women’s Champions Clash – Alexa Bliss vs Ric’s Untalented Daughter
Keri: I’m going get booed by Kent for saying this but I like Charlotte and I’m genuinely happy that she won on Tuesday. With that said, this is the better matchup. No offense to Natty but she is not a draw nor was she strong enough to spar with Alexa. Did you see the Instagram or Twitter video promos between these two? They were very one sided and showed Natty’s shortcomings. Natty, while decent in the ring is just not that strong overall. This is why the change was made and Charlotte is in the match. That and Alexa said it perfectly after the change was made. She has beaten three out of the four horsewomen and its Charlotte’s turn now. The storyline fits and the match should be good as well.
Prediction: Alexa puts the final Horsewoman out to pasture.
Kent: If I had to bet my life on this, and this is how serious I am, I would still pick Alexa. I would rather die in that scenario than to live knowing that I owed my life to the lesser Flair. I cannot stand this girl and how she is gifted so much is utterly absurd, and it’s cause Ric calls in favors. That’s all this bull shit is. The only realistic chance Alexa has is if it’s revealed that Shawn Michaels is her real life daddy. Still, I would rather be dead wrong and stand firm on my morales.
Prediction: Alexa after Paige costs Charlotte the match
As an aside, I just finished watching the Ric Flair 30 for 30 on ESPN. It was really well done and it makes it really hard for me to hate on Charlotte. Come Sunday, I feel that I will be back to normal.
- Terribly Predictable Match – Shield vs New Day
Keri: I’m going to keep this short because we all know who’s winning this match. This has the potential of being match of the night provided the teams are given time to work. But alas….
Prediction: The Shield wins because you will cheer Roman and like it.
Kent: I hate to say this because I know that this match should be good, but I also know that I am going to hate the ending, so what is the point? I am sick of the Shield. I don’t even know how I would feel if they were heels That’s where I am at. The whole will they or won’t they touch butts, I mean fists, really soured me on this, and that sucks, it really sucks, but it’s the truth. It was a nauseating story arc. This one is a no brainer, and New Day has been cast as the villains in this. My hope is that they revert a bit to their heel ways once they realize the crowd is only 20% at most, behind them.
Prediction: The Shield, and fuck anybody rooting for the Shield. You’re idiots.
- Women’s 5 on 5 – Alicia, Asuka, Nia, Sasha, & Bayley vs Becky, Camella, Naomi, Tamina, & ? – Predict who the question mark is (Update, the 5th member is Natty, but Keri and I already told you this a day early.)
Keri: The only thing I will say on this match is Asuka better come out on top somehow. As I said on this week’s blog, there is no other option. If any other option occurs, then WWE proves what I’ve been saying for a few weeks now and why I’m no longer interested in watching its product. As for our mystery person. I’ve been missing Paige so I would like to see her. But at the end of the day, this should and will be Natty’s spot.
Prediction: RAW women win and Asuka continues to look unbeatable
Kent: The question mark is incredibly easy actually. That will be Natalya with a 5% chance of a surprise being Lana. It’s not going to be Paige. Paige would spice up that division, but even then, Natty deserves to have a match, so I think the bland answer is the right one here. Paige needs to come to Smackdown and kill the untalented one and then work a great program with Becky. That is something my clue would like to get behind. Alllllright. Oh yeah, the match, Asuka is winning. That’s another reason to not bring back Paige. That’s why I think people are idiots for predicting Paige. Are they really going to bring her back to instantly job. They would NEVER do that. Hang on, I just got a phone call from Bray Wyatt. Ohhhh, man, now I am worried it may be Paige. Yikes.
Prediction: Asuka and Alicia win and Natty is the 5th member of Smackdown and I am also predicting that Bayley is taken out backstage by a mystery assailant.
- 1 of 2 good matches – The Miz vs Baron Corbin
Keri: Lately, Twitter feuds have been knocking it out of the park. There is the one that I’m extremely interested in (and the reason I’m getting up at 3 am on January 4th ) and this one. I will talk this one though. This one was well done and got me excited about the match. This also has the potential of being a match of the night contender again provided both guys get the time to put in the work (something the E doesn’t like to do).
And my prediction is: Axel and Dallas get thrown around by Corbin and Corbin wins. See Kent there will be lackey tossing in this PPV after all.
Kent: This has gotten no hype, no shine. Baron and Miz had to do all the hype on Twitter, and kudos to them for still having me hooked. I think the Miz juggled everything incredibly well and Baron had that nice feud with Sin Cara. I really enjoyed how WWE didn’t WWE the hell out of this. That leads me to believe that will be a solid match. It’s also listed as the 7th most important match on the card, so there is that. Still, 12 minutes would be perfect here. I think Baron needs it more than Miz, but whiny Baron and cocky Miz are the best of both of their worlds. That’s why I think WWE will WWE this outcome.
Prediction: Baron and I won’t be upset.
- The other good match – Sheasaro vs The Uso’s
Keri: So, this week ROH put on their Facebook page a throwback match between the Young Bucks and the Briscoes. It was a two out of three falls match and it was amazing to watch. You are probably asking why I’m bring this up and not talking about this match. Because it was one of the best damn tag team matches I ever watched. Now, here is why it relates to this match. This match has two of the best tag teams that WWE currently has on their roster and both can go. I predict a good 20 minute match (provided the E doesn’t screw that up) and this match will rival what I just watched. This will be match of the night (no probably about it) and will steal the show. This is honestly the one I’m looking forward to the most.
Prediction: The Usos
Kent: I think this match may be great, but mentally, I have a roadblock. The Uso’s wouldn’t attack Roman in the retaliation and that made them look like lil bitches. On top of that, Sheasaro is only in this because Shield Reunion part 2 had to happen, so they needed New Day, a team that lost to the Uso’s, to get them into this match. Nobody, and I mean nobody at WWE is thinking along these lines, and if they did, they would be fired. But this is deeper psychology. The thing that you have to understand is that WWE is trying to build up The Uso’s as the best tag team in WWE and Sheasaro losing will be meaningless. That’s how you know who to back. With that being said, it would be interesting if Smackdown lost all of their matches prior to the men’s 5 on 5 as the main event. Damnit, i talked myself into it.
- Men’s 5 on 5 – Kurt, HHH, Braun, Joe, & Finn vs Shane, Randy, Shinsuke, Bobby, & Cena
Keri: This match is the sole reason why I no longer watch WWE. It has everything that I hate about the promotion right now. Part timers, the same old storylines, and lots of ego stroking. There is nothing going on in this match that interests me. Except maybe the potential of 5 minute mini-matches between Finn and Nakamura, Finn and Bobby, Bobby and Joe, or Joe and Nakamura. Honestly, there is the talent that should be put over in this match. Braun should also get a chance to shine in this match and he probably will to an extent. But at the end of the day, this is going to be the Triple H, Cena, Kurt, and Shane show. And that is why I no longer care about the product.
Prediction: Team Smackdown because there has to be a reason for Angle vs Triple H at Mania.
Kent: OK, this is my theory that I trademarked Wednesday on the podcast. Cena and Braun are going to eliminate each other because that gets both of the unstoppable guys removed from the match, and sets up a feud for when Cena turns his back on Smackdown again. What a dick he is!!! Kurt and HHH seem destined to screw each other over. I think that leaves us with Finn and Joe vs the other 4. This would make sense given the writing of the past 2 weeks. It’s subtle, but it is actually well written. I think that they mount a comeback and take out Randy, Shinsuke, and Bobby, leaving the spotlight and that young up and comer, Shane…..what’s his last name? Eh, it can’t be THAT important. I can see Shinsuke going for a big kick and taking out Randy for instance, and the confusion, Shin also eats a pin or maybe Randy retaliates with and RKO. You can see that playing out where Randy gets pinned and Shin tells him that he’s sorry and they shake hands but Randy doesn’t let go and then RKO out of nowhere, so Randy can go back to what he is best at . That’s how you eliminate them. Bobby could really use the rub here, buT I don’t think they will give it to him. This seems destined for Shane to be sole survivor and bragging until Daniel gives him the business.
Prediction: Shane is sole survivor
- Brock Lesnar vs AJ Styles
Keri: I’m a firm believer that AJ Styles can get a good match out of anyone including Brock Lesnar. But the Brock Lesnar I’m referring to in this scenario is the Brock Lesnar of two years ago (think the Royal Rumble match with Cena and Rollins). The Brock Lesnar that we get today is the one that is there for the payday and nothing else. He hasn’t put on a good match in ages and just doesn’t have the endurance or desire to put on an AJ Styles caliber match. He will hit a few F5s and a few suplexses and in the end will win the match. Why you ask? Because of the money that WWE is paying him to be there. Brock is not the wrestler he once was and I don’t believe has the desire to be again. He knows he has the WWE wrapped around his finger and for that the rest of the talent has to suffer. With that said, I don’t expect this match to be anything special and I hate saying that about any AJ match.
Prediction: Brock will win because Vince needs to justify the big hit to his bank account.
Kent: I know that a lot of you are talking yourselves into this match saying that AJ can’t have a bad match, unless Jinder is there. You think, Brock can still go, and he may pull out moves since he’s working with the best in the business. I get it, you are stupid. It happens. Brock ain’t pulling out 7 moves that are brawling tactics, suplexes, takedowns, and F5’s. They have both wrestled in Japan, so expect multiple near falls. Jinder will cost AJ this match. That is inevitable and guaranteed and after gloating about costing AJ, he will get taken to Suplex City for his troubles and maybe Brock and AJ shake hands after. Also, I think it is irresponsible of us to always blame Brock for his matches. I feel that they are booked a certain way, and he likes that it doesn’t tear his body up, and if the boss is happy and his body is happy,
Prediction: Brrrrroccckk Lessssnar
- Which match will main event?
Keri: Men’s 5 on 5.
Kent: Men’s 5 on 5 just because my theory of Smackdown losing every match until the main event to help inflate Shane’s ego seems like such a good way to keep the Daniel vs Shane feud going.
Bonus Deuce Deuce
- Which match are you most excited for?
Keri: Usos vs Sheasaro.
Kent: A trainwreck is still a trainwreck. Men’s 5 on 5 will be a trainwreck and I will be sitting here with my popcorn.
- What do you think will be the worst of the 8 listed matches?
Keri: Both women’s matches.
Kent: Women’s singles match. The chemistry will not be very good. Alexa needs time to get comfortable with her opponents. That’s something that she is working on, but it is apparent anytime she faces somebody unfamiliar, or hasn’t wrestled against in a while. Also, because of the dumbass.
- Will Sami and KO do anything during Survivor Series?
Keri: Nope. They are going to be in the back with the other deserving talent. You know Rusev, Gallows and Anderson, etc. You know the people that should be on the card..
Kent: I would enjoy if they beat up Shane after the match, but I am in agreeance with Keri on the Nope and Rusev.
- Pick another match to be on the pre-show.
Keri: I have a wild idea. SamiKO vs Gallows and Anderson vs Rusev Day. That way we get those who should be on the card on the card even if it is the preshow. Sigh. Why am I going to watch this crap again?
Kent: Cruiserweight 5 on 5 or G&A, Ginger Rhynos, & Elias vs Breezeango, The Ascension, & Rusev
Keri: This is going to be a trainwreck of a show but hopefully will have its good points. Maybe just maybe the WWE will win me back a little with some of the matches on this card. I doubt it but let’s be optimistic for once, shall we?
Kent: I shit all over this show on the podcast, but the reality is, this should have some fun moments. I love Survivor Series, and I am really going to try to take my smark glasses off and just enjoy the show and not be bitter for most of 4 hours until I hear a certain talentless hack’s music. On the plus side, remember how awesome this team was?
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