Injuries had plagued the WWE roster ahead of Survivor Series on Sunday night, but was this the reason why one of the biggest PPV’s of the year was poor? No.
The WWE has a pool of talent, and enough part timers on their contract books to fill in those empty gaps that injuries create.
The problem with this year’s edition of Survivor Series was simply how short the matches were.
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This time last week you could count the amount of booked matches on one hand. Including Sheamus’ cash in match, we had 9. The longest of which included the Ascension, Bo Dallas and The Miz.
With all due respect to those Superstars, that is the key reason why Survivor Series underwhelmed.
Bray Wyatt’s ever plummeting descent into becoming a glorified jobber continued, with yet another PPV loss to someone who needed it less than him.
His tag team match with Luke Harper against the Brothers of Destruction lasted a mere ten minutes, with a significant amount of this taking place outside the ring.
Reigns and Ambrose didn’t even breach double digits minute wise in their unexciting clash for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Nor did we see a heel turn for either Superstar.
Sheamus cashed in to defeat Roman Reigns, meaning that two of the least popular wrestler’s on the roster will battle it out for the coming months over the title.
WWE let the fans down with this PPV. Compare this to last year, where Dolph Ziggler mounted an incredible comeback by himself to defeat Team Authority, and Sting appeared on WWE television for the first time ever.
This year Sheamus brogue kicked Roman Reigns in the face.
You know that a PPV under performed when the most interesting thing was seeing Luke Harper’s new hoodie.