The Survivor Series pay-per-view is under three weeks away with the majority of matches yet to be announced, including the participants in the traditional Survivor Series elimination tag team match.
This is the second longest running pay-per-view in the WWE, and the event has a history of debuts for superstars who go on to have long and successful careers.
Ever since the event was formed, WWE fans have witnessed successful debuts for superstars who go on to achieve successful careers.
Some of the most notable debuts include The Undertaker, who was introduced to the WWE fans as Ted DiBiase’s mystery partner – and we know what The Undertaker has gone on to achieve in the company.
The Rock also debuted at the Survivor Series event back in 1996 as Rocky Maivia; nobody would have expected Maivia to go on to have a career like he has. But the WWE displayed enough faith in him to be the sole survivor in his debut match and The Rock has gone down as one of the greatest ever.
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With Kurt Angle is was a slightly different story, he had a big reputation anyway coming off the Olympics but he too made an impressive start in the WWE at Survivor Series.
But most recently The Shield are the trio who debuted at Survivor Series, taking out Ryback and making sure CM Punk retained his WWE Championship. Now Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are at the top of the WWE and tipped for stardom; with all men guaranteed to become future World Champions and that could be as early as 2015.
DEBUT AT SURVIVOR SERIES?
With so many successful Survivor Series debuts; is it time for the WWE to have another star debut at Survivor Series?
The last debut at Survivor Series was in 2012 which was The Shield, and in 2012 there were no debuts as fans were still coming to terms with the arrival of The Wyatt Family just a few months prior to the event.
2014 could be the year that Survivor Series sees another star debut at the historic event, and there are plenty of options the WWE have, and this is a perfect time for it too.
John Cena still needs to recruit some men to his team, both teams have three spots left to fill with Seth Rollins and Kane confirmed for Team Authority whilst John Cena and Dolph Ziggler are confirmed for Team Cena.
Ryback and The Big Show are strongly rumoured to be joining Team Cena, if the duo do join Team Cena then Mark Henry is likely to join Team Authority; and this still leaves one spot left for Team Cena and two for Team Authority who want the strongest team possible.
WWE.com recently published a very interesting article, highlighting potential superstars who could join Team Cena – with NXT superstar Sami Zayn an obvious pick for someone to debut at Survivor Series.
There are question marks with Zayn though, not about his ability to perform as somebody who watches NXT religiously, I can assure you Sami Zayn could outperform anyone on the main roster on his day and remain successful.
But he has already competed on Monday Night Raw a number of weeks ago in a tag team match, knowing the WWE they could choose to forget this. But Zayn is also set to challenge Adrian Neville for the NXT Championship later this year so a debut could be held off – but he would be a great partner to have in your team.
There are other top NXT talent who could debut at Survivor Series, superstars such as Adrian Neville and Baron Corbin could be classed as outsiders to feature in the tag team match, but debuts at the event would be fantastic for both of their careers.
Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose look set to clash at the event, and it remains interesting to see what this big secret is surrounding Dean Ambrose. But for weeks now there have been strong rumours of The Ascension joining up with Bray Wyatt, and a debut at NXT alongside the Eater of Worlds would be the perfect way for them to get their foot in the door of the main roster, and add a lot more depth to the tag team division, and an explosive debut could be the best way to introduce them to the WWE Universe.
Although he has already competed on the main roster, an appearance at Survivor Series could be perfect for Luke Harper who has been set free by Bray Wyatt. If he does debut at the event then you can expect huge things on the horizon for Harper, which is what is being predicted at this stage.
WWE fans – do you think there should be a debut at the Survivor Series pay-per-view? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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