WWE Survivor Series PPV Review from Atlanta

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Welcome to the 29th anniversary of the Survivor Series and it took place in Atlanta, GA. The WWE celebrated the 25th anniversary of the debut of the Undertaker, but they still have basically gone away from what made the Survivor Series special and that’s the traditional 5-on-5 matches. Along with the 25th anniversary of the Undertaker, we’re having the semifinals and finals match-ups for the vacant WWE World Championship since Seth Rollins went down with a knee injury. We have Roman Reigns facing Alberto Del Rio for the right to face the winner of the Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens to determine the new champ. Let’s Get Started!!!

 

Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio

The night started off with one of the semifinal matches between Alberto Del Rio and Roman Reigns in the tournament to crown a new WWE World Champion. This match started off really good with both guys getting some nice offense in on each other. There were a few nearfalls throughout the match and it seemed like Del Rio was about to hit his double stomp from the top rope, but Reigns moved. As they battled, Reigns hit a huge spear to Del Rio to pick up the victory!! Winner: Roman Reigns

Match Rating: 3.5/5

 

Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens

The second match of the night which was the other semifinal match between Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens for the right to face Roman Reigns for the championship. This was another really good, physical match but these two started out pretty slow. Everything picked up with some crazy spots between these two wrestlers and in the end, Owens hit Ambrose with a couple of super-kicks. The second kick sent Ambrose through the ropes and he hit the huge clothesline, then the Dirty Deeds for the win. Winner: Dean Ambrose

Match Rating: 3/5

 

Lucha Dragons, Ryback & the Usos against New Day, King Barrett & Sheamus

This was a traditional 5-on-5 traditional Survivor Series match-up between the Lucha Dragons, Ryback & the Usos against New Day, King Barrett & Sheamus. Let me start out by saying that the New Day is probably the best thing going on in WWE because those dudes are funny as hell. The promo they cut coming to the ring was hilarious, Xavier Woods hair was crazy and hos they looked at Sheamus after he took the mic was golden. As far as the match is concerned, it wasn’t that bad and when Big E got eliminated, all three members of New Day left the ring. It was Sheamus against Ryback, one of the Usos and the Lucha Dragons. In the end, they pretty much beat on Sheamus to get the win!! Winners: Lucha Dragons, Ryback and Jey Uso

Match Rating: 3/5

Charlotte vs. Paige

This is for the Divas Championship as Charlotte defended the title against one of her former best friends. This match got a lot of attention because Paige mentioned Charlotte’s dead brother and most of the internet went crazy because of it. As far as the match was concerned, it was really good with them telling a story and being really physical. Charlotte put Paige in the Figure 8 and eventually Paige tapped out. Winner and Still Divas Champion: Charlotte

Match Rating: 3.25/5

Dolph Ziggler vs. Tyler Breeze

After attacking Dolph Ziggler a few weeks back when he debuted on Smackdown, Tyler Breeze finally gets his match against Ziggler. This match didn’t really go long as I wished, but in the end, Breeze picked up the win with his finisher. Winner: Tyler Breeze

Match Rating: 2/5

Brothers of Destruction vs. Wyatt Family

We have the Wyatt Family facing the Brothers of Destruction in what was first reported to be Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman, but it was Wyatt & Luke Harper. After a long and really impressive entrance from the Undertaker, Rowan tried to attack them as he entered the ring and he was tossed for his troubles. During the match, Strowman tried to interfere in the match, but was hit with a double chokeslam on the announcers table by the Brothers of Destruction. In the end, Undertaker nailed Luke Harper with the Tombstone Piledriver for the win. Winners: Brothers of Destruction

Match Rating: 2.5/5– The live crowd was really into the Undertaker throughout the entire match and gave him a ‘Thank You Taker” before he left.

Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns

Finally we have the main event between former Shield teammates as Dean Ambrose faced Roman Reigns for the WWE Championship. They came out beating the hell out of each other and did so for the entire match, which was less than ten minutes it seemed like. In the end, Reigns hit a huge spear on Ambrose to pick up the win and become the new WWE World Champion. Winner and New WWE World Champion: Roman Reigns

As Reigns held the championship with tears in disbelief coming down, confetti was coming down and then the music of the Authority hit. Triple H made his way down to the ring and he went to shake the hand of Reigns, but he refused and speared Triple H. When he turned around Sheamus hit him with the Brogue Kick and told the referee he’s cashing in his briefcase, but Reigns kicked out. He hit Reigns with another Brogue Kick and this time he pinned Reigns to become the new WWE World Champion: Winner and New WWE World Champ: Sheamus

Match Rating: 2.5/5

 

Overall Rating: 5/10- I really enjoyed myself seeing the PPV live in person and there were some really good things that happened throughout the night. First off, I’m a huge fan of Reigns and I believe this would’ve been the perfect time for him to turn heel and become the new champion. This dude has worked his ass off since he arrived three years ago and all they have done is screw him. For the most part, I blame the booking or maybe even Vince who signs off on this shit because I hate how they’re doing Bray Wyatt. He has superstar written all over him, but once again he basically carries a major feud by himself, but comes out the loser every time. With John Cena, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Seth Rollins being out and now Cesaro is injured, the WWE are desperate for some new stars. I really hate how they’ve done Neville so far, I mean he puts on some of the best matches and he gets shitted on. This guy was a highly coveted guy when he was in the Indies and former NXT champ, but since he’s on the main roster……………NOTHING!!! The matches I did like were the Reigns/Del Rio, Owens/Ambrose and the Charlotte/Paige matches though.

 

What did you think about the Survivor Series PPV? What was your match of the night? What was your worse match of the night? How do you feel about the booking this year?

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