ZWrestleTalk's Dom Bouchard grades last night's predictable WWE event Survivor Series
Last night, we witnessed the crowning of the new face of the WWE. Did we? Well for two minutes we did! We are all now witnessing the long journey for Roman Reigns to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion. It will be a slow and long journey...
For all those who say the storylines are rushed and have no long term plans, well this one does have
a long term plan and build up.
Now let me begin grading the Survivor Series card.
Pre Show: Traditional Survivor Series Match: Bo Dallas, The Miz, Stardust and The Ascension VS Neville,Dudley Boyz, Titus O'Neil, and Goldust
This was a good fast paced match! Neville being the only one eliminated is a weird decision
but nonetheless it was a good match and it made Goldust look strong. Dustin Runeels still
is an amazing athlete at 46 years old. Titus is a tremendously underused superstar .He has solid mid
card written all over him. Bo Dallas is always entertaining as is Stardust. The Ascension are probably on the verge of
asking Triple H "Can we go back to NXT?"
Roman Reigns VS Alberto Del Rio (WWE Championship Tournament Semifinals)
Again proving all his doubters wrong, Roman Reigns delivered another classic against a guy who seems to be unmotivated since coming back to the WWE. I never liked and Del Rio as a character and I am already tired to see him less than a month into his come back and by the reaction of the crowd I am not alone. Roman was phenomenal and is slowly but surely becoming the best seller in the company,he must watch a lot of Dolph Ziggler matches. The match was very crisp and good back and forth exchanges by two great performers. Spear city and now Roman is in the finals. grade B-
Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens (WWE Championship Tournament Semifinal)
Another great solid match by my two favorite wrestlers on the roster. Kevin Owens is so good it is almost scary. He
is a future world champion for sure and so is Dean Ambrose. Great solid action and near falls. Great way to escape the pop up powerbomb.Chinlockcity was a very cool call by KO. He is the best heel since Ravishing Rick Rude in my opinion. Awesome match that will lead to more gems between these two.
Traditional Survivor Series Match
Without any storylines it was a throwaway match with ten talented wrestlers. Ryback was made to look strong but somehow the heels looked good from time to time. New day was hilarious as always but the crowd was so absolutely silent it made it hard to get excited for the match.The Usos were amazing as always and New Day was protected by leaving mid match to check on Big E.
Grade D+ (not because of the performers)
Paige VS Charlotte
A good match between two of the most talented wrestlers in the divas division. Hard hitting
and good selling by Charlotte . It was on it's way to be an amazing match but it ended too
quickly and the tapout made Paige look weak and again is it possible to make the heels look strong?
Tyler Breeze VS Dolph Ziggler
A good match here with two wrestlers with similar styles. It felt to me as if Dolph was not 100 percent into
it. As much as I love Dolph I find it really hard to invest into his matches anymore. It seems to
me like he is just going through the motion and even by doing that he still better than 75 percent of the roster.
Tyler wins. Wait a heel wins?.My goodness.
Kane and Undertaker VS Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper
This is the case of a way to say thank you Taker without making the Wyatts look too bad and they did it,
Bray looked great and so did Luke Harper and the fans got a chance to say thank you Taker.The match was what it was and again it never gets old to see The Undertaker. Taker was able to tombstone Harper with a lot of effort. Thank you Undertaker for 25 awesome years.
Roman Reigns VS Dean Ambrose (WWE Championship Tournament Finals)
With another ten minutes this could have been match of the year. They just did not have enough
time to add more drama, it was too rushed. I think it was on purpose because this is a future Wrestlemania
main event here. So they wanted to leave us wanting more, still both wrestlers worked hard and again Dean
and Roman delivered. Roman kicking out of dirty deeds and Dean kicking out of a spear was a great touch and
the respect they showed towards each other at the end was great.
Then Triple H came to the ring. We all knew something was up and we got our moneys worth. A spear to Triple H
then Sheamus cashing in yet having to deliver two brogue kicks made Roman look like the warrior he is and
made Sheamus look like the Celtic Warrior that he is. Finally getting the respect he deserves for all his hard work.
Great ending that will continue the storyline of Roman having to go through hell before finally winning the world title for good.
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