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    Survivor Series 2016 Preview and Predictions

    Raw vs. Smackdown

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeyOnEarth, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.



    The Miz vs. Sami Zayn for the Intercontinental Championship


    I was looking forward to Sami Zayn kicking Dolph Ziggler’s smug fucking face off but this is the better match. Zayn being the hometown favorite against the most hated heel on the show sets up a great scenario. I definitely think Zayn is winning here and bringing the Intercontinental Championship to Raw. The potential of the two titles on the line switching shows would benefit all involve.

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: Sami Zayn wins.


    I’m down for this. These two could put on a show stealing match if given the time.  I am really just glad Sami Zayn is being used in an important way. I hope they go with Zayn winning the championship here in front of this crowd. Daniel Bryan has been talking about trading Miz to Raw a whole lot with Cesaro and Zayn being the two names he brings up the most. I doubt Smackdown gets to keep the Intercontinental Championship and gain the Cruiserweight Championship. So, I’m going to predict something off the wall here to keep things spicy even if it doesn’t quite make sense. Daniel Bryan has already made the deal to trade Miz for Zayn to Raw because he doesn’t believe Miz will win. Stephanie McMahon thinks Miz will beat Zayn and agreed to the deal. Miz will defeat Zayn, prove Bryan wrong, and take the belt to Raw.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: The Miz wins.


    The Toronto crowd utterly rejecting Ziggler would have been a beautiful thing to witness live, but I think Zayn/Miz might actually be the better match! Zayn is the closest thing to Daniel Bryan on the current roster, so I’m excited to see what he can do with Miz, and I’m sure the crowd will be hot for it. I don’t think Miz has become the revelation that some people think, but he’s definitely improved and he’s capable of having excellent matches with people who are better than him.

    Storyline wise, I’m expecting the result to see Miz moved to Raw, though I still think Sami will be winning the title.

    Interest Level: 9/10
    Prediction: Sami Zayn wins.

    The Brian Kendrick vs. Kalisto for the Cruiserweight Championship


    This is another cool match that has been worth the wackiness of the brand split. The Raw vs. Smackdown matches feel somewhat important, especially the ones with something on the line. WWE needed to go with a face to be the face (HAHHAHAHAHAAH) of the division and TJ Perkins completely bombed. Kalisto could have a better shot as someone the fans are familiar with.

    Fun fact: The crowd at a MSG house show in March went fucking nuts for Kalisto. The kids are big into the LUCHA LUCHA LUCHA thing. He’s the guy.

    Anyway, something needs to change here. Smackdown getting the cruiserweight division would make up for the lack of talent depth and make it nearly must-watch.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Kalisto wins.


    Kalisto can be very messy but I can’t help but enjoy him under the right circumstances. Kendrick and the Cruiserweight Division as a whole have been a huge disappointment on the main roster. Hopefully going to Smackdown and getting their own show will help put them back in the great place they were during the CWC. Raw just wasn’t working out. Kalisto will be a good encapsulation of what the division is for now.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Kalisto wins.


    I’m excited for this! I enjoy Kendrick but Kalisto seems like a much better representative of the division, or at least while it’s still taking off. It’d also be nice to see Neville pulled in, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see on that. Anyway, should be a fun match and something to provide a nice break from all the multi-man business.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Kalisto wins.

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    Survivor Series 2015 Preview and Predictions

    Survive these series of predictions.


    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeyOnEarth, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

    Survivor Series Elimination Match (Unknown participants)


    My assumption is for a match featuring The Usos, Ryback, Cesaro and Neville vs. New Day, Barrett and Sheamus or something like that. The New Day are basically guaranteed to be in it so it’s guaranteed a fun time. I like the elimination matches and most of the wrestlers available can deliver in the ring. I don’t know the participants but I’m expecting it as the Match of the Night.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: New Days Rocks! (but loses because the faces will win this match)


    I figure it’ll just be the most rocking mid-carders facing off in this match full of historical importance. You know the guys. People like Neville. People that are so good that WWE doesn’t know what to do with them. The true prodigies of our time. I know that it will be a blast no matter what. It’s a Survivor Series match. How could it not be mind-blowing?

    Interest Level: 10/10
    Prediction: Jaw-dropping action and a raucous crowd


    Previewing a mystery match, what the fuck are we even doing here? Good lord. Survior Series matches are okay though, I guess? Except when they’re not. Hopefully it’s Team Main Event vs. Team Superstars so we get to see the fantastic Fandango settle some scores with Heath Slater and Adam Rose on a major PPV.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Everyone has a lovely time.

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    Survivor Series 2014 Preview and Predictions

    A wise human once said “you get what you pay for.”

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.


    Fandango vs. someone on the pre-show


    I like Johnny Curtis but the gimmick has no legs. Somehow Fandango has gone down in valet quality through the years and is at a new low with Rosa Mendes.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Fandango wins.


    Two of my least favorite wrestlers in a match. Fandango? Nah. Horrible character. Someone? Nah again. Have you seen their haircut? Total jobbers here. I’ll be skipping the pre-show getting myself pumped for the actual event. Who will survive this series? Probably not me.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Someone wins.


    I fucking love Fandango, though mostly as a commentary presence. I still think back to him doing a Fonzie impression on a Raw a few months ago and it just being the most amazing thing. No idea what this is all about but I can confirm that it’s one of the few things I’m looking forward to.

    Interest Level: 9/10
    Prediction: Fandango is amazing.

    Team Paige (Paige, Cameron, Layla and Summer Rae) vs. Team Fox (Alicia Fox, Emma, Naomi and Natalya)


    Good grief. Maybe it will turn into Paige vs. Naomi.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Team Paige wins.


    Paige has three good opponents on the other team in Naomi, Nattie, and Emma. It doesn’t matter though. This match will be quick and oh my god at the roll-ups.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Team Paige wins.


    Alicia Fox is a goodie now? What’s going on? WHAT’S GOING ON?

    Interest Level: 2/10
    Prediction: Everyone gets eliminated in about four minutes.

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    This Or That (11/18/2014)

    Everybody loves binary decisions, especially wrestling fans! In This Or That, we’ve forced ourselves to choose between two options that relate to wrestling.

    Over four questions, @TimWelcomed, @JoeySplashwater and @TomBlargh will have to choose one of two options and give their reasoning on each of their choices. You can then vote on which one you’d choose, giving you the false impression that you’re somehow involved and we care about your opinion chance to join the conversation!

    Before we start, here’s last week‘s results:

    Better authority figure?

    Mick Foley – 92%, Steve Austin – 8%

    Who did WWE miss out on more?

    AJ Styles – 65%, Ricochet – 35%

    Who do you care about more?

    Luke Harper – 73%, Bray Wyatt– 27%

    Which film do you think will be better?

    Interstellar – 52%, Hunger Games: Mockingjay – 48%

    Was the Montreal Screwjob a work: Yes or No?

    Was it planned all along or was it…. real?



    It was totally a work. Don’t be a jab tonier nerd. It might have worked itself into a shoot but I think it was mostly a work. The timing of The Wrestling With Shadows documentary being filmed to a lot of the way things went down after the match on-air seem highly suspicious to me. I don’t really know. Part of me wants to think it was real but I really would like to think it was a stroke of genius and was really a work.



    The stellar Wrestling With Shadows documentary always makes me question if it was a work with the convenience of it being filmed but I can’t imagine it being all staged out so perfectly. Wrestling is full of egos and there’s no way that either Bret or Shawn wouldn’t have blurted out it was a work at some point during their time periods on the outs with WWE.



    Was it a work? No. However, I do have my suspicions that Bret was a jabronie mark without a life that don’t know it a work when you work a work and work yourself into a shoot. I do wish we could get a 2014 version of Wrestling With Shadows though. Imagine if a documentary crew had been following CM Punk right around the time he walked out, what a great time that’d be. Just ol’ Philip Brooks saying obnoxious things and then some delicious backstage bust-ups.


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    WWE Survivor Series 2013 Preview and Predictions

    WWE returns to PPV with Survivor Series. The Wyatt Family and a couple of alligators are on the poster.

    Giving their thoughs and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @TimWelcomed, @typicalROHfan and @TomBlackett.

    Pre-show match. Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz:


    The outlook of Mike the Miz from the internet is very interesting to me. More interesting than anything The Miz does on television. Many who loathed him are excited to see him as a heel again but personally, he bores me even more as a heel than he does as a face. The heel turn instantly saddened me as I’m fearful of his role growing on RAW again.

    On the other side of the field, Kofi Kingston is stuck in WWE purgatory. These two have had way too many matches over the years and very few have delivered. You’d think this was the least interesting match on the card but Survivor Series 2013 defies the world of logic.

    Interest Level: 0/10
    Prediction: Mike wins.


    There’s one sentence that has been consistently going through my head while previewing WWE PPVs for the last few months. That sentence could be used on this match as well. “I do not care.” I know The Miz turning heel has got some people excited but I personally don’t see him great as a heel or face. Him going against Kofi again is nothing of note. Kofi should be so much more by now. I guess The Miz will get the win here to solidify his “heel” turn.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: The Miz wins.


    Nice to see Miz reclaim his throne as Mr. PPV Pre-Show. I think the only possible reason anyone could have to be interested in this is to see if Miz changes anything about how he performs, now he’s back to being a heel (though even that isn’t much of an incentive, because he never did much to change things up when he turned face last year). I like Kofi but he’s been such a mid-card mainstay that it’s close to impossible to look forward to his matches with guys he’s wrestled a hundred times before.

    Interest Level: 1/10
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    4 ON 4: Survivor Series Special

    Welcome to the latest edition of Four on Four. With the PPV this weekend, we have a Survivor Series theme! As always, we’ve chosen four of the most entertaining and intelligent wrestling fans on Twitter and decided to peer into their minds four questions at a time. Now let’s meet the panel:

    Deidre O’Brien: Wrestling fan of over 20 years who lucked into a job as one-third of the staff at www.droptoehold.com, she can either be found there posting about wrestling or live-tweeting shows on her own Twitter (@heinekenrana). If she’s not talking about wrestling, she’s usually either up to no good or asleep.
    Follow Deidre on Twitter: @heinekenrana

    George E. Boy: Voted most loved Twitter wrestling community personality by the New York Times. Put over by Kevin Steen on PWG All Star Weekend commentary. Great backwards cap.
    Follow Georgie on Twitter.

    Nick Maniwa: Pro Wrestling’s BFF aka #PapaManiwa. #TeamBestDude. Husband to @jessbeesknees. Co-host of @BNMVS w/ @thereedbentley. Commentator for IWA Midsouth. #RespectDaBiz &#DefendIndyWrestling. You can find him on Tumblr (NSFW at times) and find the #BNMVS on Wrestlefolks.wordpress.com & on the Wrestlefolks iTune feed. New show every week!
    Follow Nick on Twitter: @nickmaniwa

    Josh Ketch: Wrestling mask collector. Once proposed to Taryn Tarrell with a ring pop. Drove 16 hours to watch the King of Flight Tournament. Winner of Wrestling On Earth’s summer contest.
    Follow Josh on Twitter: @xiamhollywoodx

    1. What is your all-time favorite Survivor Series moment?


    Oh, man. All-time favorite moment is a hard one to choose, but I have to go with Survivor Series 1998: The Rock winning the WWF Championship for the first time; no one expected him to win the Deadly Games tournament, but he beat Mankind, won the then-vacant title, and along with that came the formation of The Corporation the next night. Genius stuff and one of the few matches I’ll watch whenever I get a second.


    Shawn Michaels winning the World Title at Survivor Series 2002. You’re talking childhood favorite winning the big one a solid 4 years after retiring “for good.” Perfect moment and a fantastic match.


    Honestly, I’m not big on my Survivor Series knowledge. I actually planned to go back and watch every single one leading up to this years and just never got around to it. The most memorable one that led to a lot of great things was the Montreal Screwjob. I guess that would have to be my favorite, as I was a big DX fan and a big Stone Cold vs. Vince fan.


    Survivor Series 2008 when Edge came back and won the title left me absolutely speechless. The match was supposed to be HHH vs. Koslov vs. Hardy, until that morning when a story circulated about Hardy being knocked out in a stairwell at his hotel. The match continued on as HHH vs. Koslov until Vickie came out to announce that “he is here” and the match will be a triple threat as promised. Edge’s music hit, he came out with a dope beard like he had been in a ditch for the past couple of months, and no one expected him. It was magic.

    Hardy tried to make the save but took out HHH and Kozlov with great chair shots to the head, Edge speared Hardy, and pinned HHH. I just re-watched that clip and it has really stood the test of time. Give it a watch below if you haven’t seen it yet!

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    Seven Things: 7 Worst Big Show Survivor Series Memories

    Welcome to Seven Things, a list that will run weekly and consist of very eclectic topics. These are of my opinions and doesn’t express the views of others on WrestlingOnEarth.

    With the current main event for Survivor Series 2013 being Big Show as the top baby face looking to bring down Randy Orton and the Triple H regime, it sparked my interest in looking up Big Show’s Survivor Series history.

    Similar to overtaking the position Daniel Bryan was hoped to have hold into Wrestlemania season, Big Show has a past of being put into big matches, especially at Survivor Series and most end up being disappointing or questionable moments. These are my top 7 Worst Big Show Survivor Series Memories.

    7. Big Show vs. Chris Jericho vs. The Undertaker (Survivor Series 2009)


    This match actually wasn’t bad. Big Show and Chris Jericho were the tag champs and they received a title match in triple threat form vs. The Undertaker. The story was interesting and the match was solid but Big Show being involved blocked the dream match of Chris Jericho vs. The Undertaker.

    The singles match between those two never happened until that month twice, a few weeks before this event and the week after. Unfortunately both were on Smackdown episodes and it would have been way cooler to see Jericho vs. ‘Taker one on one at a big PPV. I must mention again, the match wasn’t bad. I had to fill out one more spot on the list and this won out (or loss depending on how you look at it) over a pointless Sheamus match at Survivor Series 2012.

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