Did you enjoy last night’s WWE pay-per-view Survivor Series? Here’s what some of the best writers from the Internet Wrestling Community are saying about the show:
WWE Survivor Series Mailbag: Answering the tough questions about the weak link in pro wrestling’s Big Four pay-per-views
By The Masked Man on
Welcome to the RassleBag. Sunday brings us Survivor Series, the least big of the “Big Four” shows on the WWE calendar. Whereas WrestleMania is sui generis and SummerSlam and the Royal Rumble remain the epic tentpoles they were originally envisioned to be, Survivor Series is a remnant of a time when pro wrestling storytelling was about dragging out major feuds as long as possible (and when Thanksgiving seemed like a reasonable time to program a big wrestling show). I charted the history of the Series two years ago, but here’s the short version: It used to be four or five good guys versus four or five bad guys. No longer. These days, you won’t find superstars wasting time in multi-partner tag matches. The title bouts are just like at any other PPV; the only difference is that WWE makes a lackluster effort to keep the tradition going by tossing out a couple teams of mid-carders. All it does is remind us how far the event has fallen. But don’t take my word for it — take it from my readers.
When did Survivor Series cards start resembling Payback? Isn’t this supposed to be one of the big four? Why not push the 4-on-4 elimination style matches as a once a year extravaganza?
Why doesn’t WWE stick with the traditional Survivor Series format? It seems that the old format would be more conducive to extending feuds and keep them from having to create too many new angles.
Why doesn’t WWE bring back War Games?
This is just a taste of the torrent of mail I got from wrestling fans exasperated about the state of Survivor Series. Grantland’s own Bill Simmons is on the record as advocating that it be replaced by Money in the Bank because MITB at least has a big match built into it. I can’t totally disagree, except that I’m a whiny traditionalist who thinks the Survivor Series legacy is worth salvaging. But how?
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Bret “The Hitman” Hart participated in a Q&A on his Twitter account this week. Here are a few questions he answered.
Bret Hart would you ever consider doing some freelance “road agenting” for the WWE?
Bret Hart: boxbrown Sure … I would think about it. But I certainly would not want to go back on the road again.
What’s one major change you’d make to the presentation of the WWE TV product?
Bret Hart: I would make the Slammy’s a legitimate awards night. Where the best bumpers, dramatic performance and spectacular move are credited
Tamina Snuka defeated Naomi
Isn’t main events concept that they build up the first match and it’s supposed to be a big deal. HAHA Vince McMahon thinking when he makes this match. Look I get their trying to do everything in their power to get Total Divas out there to their fans but come on did this really have to open the show. Where is the “it factor” of a show when you have a Divas match to start the show. A standard match but nothing to go out of your way to see.
It’s that time of year again. Just like we did last November, WWE.com cornered some of your favorite Superstars (and Fandango) in the locker room and asked them to choose the four members of their dream Survivor Series teams. The playing field was wide open. Superstars could pick any competitors, past or present, just as long as they gave us a reason why they’d like to tag up with them.
Courtesy of www.ringsidenews.com:
WWE will be ending their Classics On Demand service beginning January 31st, 2014, according to a new memo sent out to cable subscribers this weekend.
“As of January 31, 2014, WWE CLASSICS ON DEMAND will no longer be available as a monthly subscription service. This is not a choice made by Mediacom, but rather a business decision made by the WWE in order to focus on other programming content.”
The refined gentlemen in the WWEClassics.com office have been rewatching old WCW shows as a profession for years and we’ve stumbled upon more than a few dopey moments we can’t believe we missed the first time around. Everyone remembers when David Arquette won the WCW Title, but what about the night Scott Steiner set attack dogs on Sting? Or that time Hulk Hogan got into an endlessly quotable confrontation with The Wall, who just happened to be standing on the top of a hotel a mile away from The Hulkster?
It is 2013 right? Well yes it is if you’re an old school fan who grew up on tag team wrestling than you love what WWE is doing right now. Triple H AKA Paul Levesque is starting to get that trend back in the eyes of the WWE universe. He has taking a more of a backstage role if you didn’t know and was living under a rock for the past two years.
WWE.COM: What have you been up to since we last saw you on WWE television?
EVE TORRES: Well, aside from building a house and planning a wedding and all of that real-life stuff that I’ve finally gotten around to, I’ve been teaching a lot of women’s self-defense classes at the Gracie Academy. Since January, I’ve pretty much been teaching Gracie Women Empowered self-defense full-time, working with women from all walks of life. We’ve got grandmas in there, we’ve got mothers with their daughters, and we’ve had several contracts with the U.S. Air Force.
Recap courtesy of LordsofPain.net:
The December 2013 issue of WWE Magazine features an in-depth interview with Shawn Michaels, who weighed in on his most memorable matches and how he became one of the greatest wrestlers of all-time. Without mentioning Daniel Bryan by name, he addresses the topic of undersized WWE Superstars being overlooked for main event positions and how he personally responded to Vince McMahon’s perceptions at a time when larger-than-life individuals ruled the promotion.