At 11/20/14 08:36 PM, aviewaskewed wrote:
At 11/18/14 10:10 AM, PsychoGoldfish wrote:
The roster is extremely thin and WWE HAS to build up new guys now. Cena is slowing down, he's taking more acting roles, he's banged up. There's a question mark if Bryan can be back, Reigns is ahead of schedule but is he really the guy who can carry the show? They need to use stuff like this as a petri dish to try and see what they do and don't have in terms of talent that can carry the show.
Yeah, I totally get what they are doing. It's just sad that the only guys they have to work with right now are that old big man prototype for the most part. Not that big guys can't be awesome, but so many just rely on their physique to be their personality. I feel like that's all Ryback will ever be... and even when Reigns comes back, that's all he really is too.
What puzzles me is they actually teased a Cesaro face turn, which is a cheap and effective way to pull anyone out of a jobber spot. They could have played that out, and even had him do a double turn at the PPV to draw the Cena vs authority fued out longer, and created another top star in the process. To even tease that implies they've at least THOUGHT about using him in a bigger way.
My predictions are both Rollins and Ziggler end up as the clear top preformers of that match. In spite of that, Ryback will be the one getting all the push (taking the spot the had reserved for Reigns).. possibly going over by being the first to pin Rusev in a singles match (and sending him back to midcard). Rowan and Harper will get a feud with each other out of the dealbut never rise beyond midcard (until one or both gets away from their Wyatt family characters). Ziggler might get a short fued with Rollins but neither one will be a main-eventer until Rollins is allowed to cash in MITB.
Even worse, Bray and Ambrose will blatantly steal the show, and neither one of them will be in the main event anytime soon.
I feel like Survivor Series won't hold any big surprises or real changes to the status quo. Then again, WWE Network is free for new subscribers, so having the best possible PPV is one way to hook new customers. Maybe they WILL surprise us (but Orton showing up at the end is NOT going to be a surprise) .