WWE Survivor Series
The troubling name-themed Pay Per View, Survivor Series, once WWE's greatest year-end Big 4 showcase once again trudged through murky waters.
Filled with filler matches, latent boredom and spot monkey moments akin to every other PPV showing this year, WWE continue to phone it in.
Lacking skill, style, challengers, contenders, champions and all round entertainers, WW still cannot fathom what is going wrong in their crazy world. They do not have time to live in any one else's and that is half the problem. Not in the loop and relying on fandom Independent luvvies already past their prime (who never scored big six months in their debuts) and filled with nostalgia and the over incessantly toxic ego of one Triple H, Survivor Series is once again doomed to oblivion.
The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) Vs The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods)
The starting event of the rehashed The Shield trio, thingy-ma-jiggy, took on their greatest challengers. The New Day. Don't all laugh at once. WWE thought it smart to place this early, and rightly so. Triple H wanted to be the main event once more and the filler show was bound to collapse.
Fan luvvies of the Indy era (real fans have left) gave "a big pop" which translates to a handful of cheers from fickle fans desperate not to admit how bad anything sucks, creatively. The New Day never stood a chance. Xavier Woods' third wheel, sex pest, backstage humping of Paige is his only calling card, and that's not something to be proud of. Kofi Kingston was the main star of the three but Big E was always given priority as the towering block Vince McMahon prefers on show.
As for the trio of Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, aka The Flounderers with nothing going for them but have been spared release because WWE have nothing for themselves to rely upon, The Shield pummelled The New Day in a cheap, rushed and rather lukewarm spot match filled with gimmicks to get cheap fans roaring. Slim pickings.
One word description?
Alicia Fox (Team Captain), Nia Jax, Asuka, Sasha Banks, and Bayley Vs Becky Lynch (Team Captain), Carmella, Tamina Snuka, Naomi, and Natalya
How do we keep the divas, sorry 'Women's' revolution (which Max Waltham made and Stephanie and Triple H take credit for, yet solely destroyed with dolly birds) relevant?
A 'traditional' (which means we can't be bothered to think up something new and creative so just chuck all the females out there in one mish mash) match up to fill time.
As if anyone couldn't fathom the odd one out, Asuka, new, fresh and highly raised in profile from last month's match with recently released talent Emma, which WWE let go over bitterness that she stated writers weren't giving her any opportunities (which they weren't) WWE needed to protect Asuka in a now fragile WWE environment.
A skilled star among a rabble of jobbers, botchers and hanger-ons that can't deliver anything more for this failed project of Triple H's moronic ego fest hatred. Blatant communication of details in the match, falling about everywhere and a right bloody mess of it all, this was the typical diva match shambles WWE has never moved on from.
It came down to Asuka against recently dethroned Smackdown Women's champions Natalya, who tapped out so Asuka could be the 'sole survivor' which WWE feel gives her some credibility. It does not. She has no being or essence and only Emma made her relevant. WWE have cost Asuka big time with random call ups and no opportunities. Asuka was only on WWE's radar three years ago when Max Waltham complimented her veteran talents to the profession. WWE may just scupper it for her.
It was a few pity cheers that the favourite won among the vest of a bad bunch, but there was no real feeling at all involved.
The Miz Vs Baron Corbin
Another champion verses champion battle which, like the PPV, made zero sense in what become an unexplained brand battle supremacy that had absolutely no prize at all in the end results. Another thrown together pity card. Don't WWE fans deserve better? The real paying fans left when WWE short changed them over the past 2 and a half years. The time when Triple H and his Indy luvvies of ignorant from NXT took favouritism lunacy than professional skill. The future is bright.
WWE decided to let Baron Corbin win over The Miz to establish him as a growing star who has not developed in two years on the main roster of Smackdown. WWE want to avoid the in-house bullying against him, as well as being short on names, to seem like it cares.
It was empty, pitiful and had no skill, filled with pedestrian exchanges and botched fluidity.
In reality, The Miz recently announced he's having a baby with real life wife Maryse, which saw The Miz drop the Intercontinental Championship on the post Survivor Series Raw, to, wait for it... Roman Reigns. The IC curse lives on.
The Uso's Vs Sheamus and Cesaro
The Uso's dropped Sheamus and the ever talented, one man show that is Cesaro. Apart from his skill and working with very talented competition in The Uso's this match was great in technique, but WWE booked it as filler. When WWE don't respect their talent, even the best on the show become forgettable. No one remembers it, which is a shame as even Sheamus has been re-invigorated slightly in his improving in-ring skills. What was the prize? Nothing.
Alexa Bliss Vs Charlotte Flair
A battle of the Women's champions. What a laugh. Alexa 'best of a bad bunch' Bliss took on what was to be Natalya, dropped at the eleventh hour for Charlotte 'WWE's overhyped failure favourite living off family heritage' Flair. The pair tried their best but it was still too meek, green, clumsy and rushed. In efforts to stand out Charlotte often ruins herself by being too forceful, clumsy and desperate to prove to fans she can go. She needs to learn the inner workings better and she might just be able to improve. I'm not her tutor.
As for Bliss, her action was weak, covering for WWE fave Charlotte and the division once more suffered as a result of both on show. WWE would have had a better match if Natalya was there, but WWE still can't get it in their head as to what works, and runs back into comfortability angles. It's all been seen far too often and nothing is fresh. WWE is as stale as a rotten cucumber.
Charlotte Flair defeated Alexa Bliss with ease, which made her entire reign over however many months up to this point wasted viewing for all WWE fans hoping for more meaningful 'stuff'.
It was short, laboured and messy.
Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman Vs AJ Styles
|Go on, kiss him again. |
You know you want to...
(Well, maybe not him).
Battle of the champions now. (Again). This time it's the proper people, the guys. Milk carton poster boy Brock Lesnar took on recently crowned WWE Champion (like Charlotte/Natalya) AJ Styles, who dropped Jinder 'the terrorist themed, Indian market expansion cash in, jobber doped on steroids' Mahal.
|He is NOT on 'roids. |
Repeat, he is NOT on 'roids...
Even Vince knew Mahal would be no match for Lesnar, so instead he gave the main heavyweight title to a loserweight, sorry cruiserweight, action man figurine who jumps around with five moves like all cruisers who need a fly swatter.
Brock Lesnar predictably crushed AJ Styles with ease which has become a theme of crap matches that fans want to attune their anger of WWE into Max Waltham vessel Brock Lesnar as "The Beast" to silence and pummel the ever useless crap on show. Thing is, it's not working, even here, is it? Again it was boring fluff, silly moments and AJ doing daft nonsense that made WWE as much a laughing stock as Dixie Carter's then TNA. Triple H has gone down the same route, with disastrous consequences.
|Another misused talent lost|
by WWE's narcissistic hate.
Last week WWE also released talented and often misused opportunity James Ellsworth. WWE are trimming its budget of what it thinks is expendable yet throws away its actual talent because it has no creative ideas and Triple H's lunatic overspending on indy ignorance luvvies that dont materialise. Many on the roster who don't deserve to be there and threatening WWE's future front and back are still employed. Fans have left. WWE are deluded.
Kurt Angle (Team Captain), Triple H, Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, and Finn Balor Vs Shane McMahon (Team Captain), Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, and John Cena
|The Raw roster, at its finest.|
Up last was the main event, which somehow contained missing for months egotist Triple H as the main attraction. Wow. Everyone plays second fiddle when Trips wants his obscene moment back in the spotlight to feel important. Can the man who has been destroying WWE's future with ignorance hires and piss poor business acumen really put his ego aside? The spot was originally announced to growing upstart, Jason Jordan.
Since his three years of NXT 'headliners' and delusional claptrap endorsements of them, WWE, under Triple H, has lost scores of ratings, credibility, investors, stock and actual stardom. Don't be fooled by WWE topping up their own stock to save face. Even ratings bribes to tabulators and empty stands of house show embarrassment wont patch that massive sinkhole. Be careful what you wish for. Triple H always has to play games. Ones that never benefit WWE, advertisers, investors or the business, which is highly in decline as we foretold from 2017. And we have been right. 2018 will be worse.
So what was special about this lunacy?
Well, Shinsucker F**kamoron gave Finn 'fag' Balor a head bowing lapdance to his crotch which Balor responded to with a finger dab to his forehead. Wow. These two really are the future of WWE from that ignorance infested overseas hole, which wasn't when Max Waltham discovered it for WWE, in New Japan.
Comedy Cena takes a tumble.
The other ignorance darling and TNA reject Bobby 'always trying to be Triple H in TNA' Roode, who hasn't even done a single thing in WWE of merit and looks as empty of personality than ever before, filled the numbers.
Samoa 'plodding along' Joe, who returned from injury, was also there, for god knows why.
John Cena was eliminated, who is now back on Smackdown after jumping to Raw in June/July. Say what?
Randy Orton, the only actual star WWE have was once more dropped after open critique on Triple H's failed pet projects including Kevin 'the ratings dropped' Owen and his sidekick Sami 'coast along' Zayn.
Kurt Angle almost won the show, but ego ridden nutjob Triple H turned on the Raw captain and cost him an elimination to be eliminated. Kurt Angle's in-ring returns have been an utter mess, and in denial his body is falling apart from it. He shouldn't have bothered.
Eventually Shane McMahon was dropped so Triple H could reign supreme with Vince McMahon's towering obsession in useless non-entity Braun 'brown' Strowman. To look like he wasn't going into business for himself, Triple H seemed to be 'doing something for others' (after destroying the entire products stars minutes ago) with Braun. Knowing Braun issues no creative threat to Hunter, Trips let him beat him up a bit after the bell.
The tally for Raw or Smackdown also became highly predictable throughout the show. The grand prize was nothing and won't be and cannot be followed up on. Once more WWE don't seem to realise how the show had no 'attraction' and lost its own core identity in its 'traditional' set up.
|I win. Again. (Say's you).|
|Misses has joined in pitying|
the trophy husband.
The show ended, but Triple H, as he does, could not resist himself. With his beautiful wife Stephanie McMahon coming to his aide, and provocatively lowering herself in full camera view of her open legs almost flashing her vagina, and bulging breast about to pop out, Tripper had something else planned.
He took a long time to get up, trying to, and very pathetically, raise to his feet, staggering around the ring and falling over like a comedy skit that raised a couple of pity laughs. If this is entertainment, pretending to fall around and feel loved but being a desperate fool, then Triple H has succeeded.
When leaving he pretended not to see the titantron partition leading to the back and turned and smacked face first into it.
The only laugh it generated was a desperate attempt to feel loved and exposed just how toxic the ego of Triple H is to WWE's failing product, which Vince McMahon feels he has to keep happy, now that his ignorant wife Stephanie chose of her own violation to become so, after a good track record. She has done this herself and will have to be prepared for the storm she has purposely created for herself. Vince once told her to keep quiet the next time she has another one of her "bright ideas" last year. Now she's got more of them it seems. Kids today. They just jump in without and business acumen of risk assessment. Money does not equal success. WWE are creatively bankrupt.
As for Survivor Series it was yet again another empty, filler PPV with no talent and all useless moments of WWE 'wrestling by the numbers' and coining it in (not very well) and also faking attendance numbers yet again. When will they ever learn what will equal success?
Yay! Triple H draws!
HaHaHa! What a laugh.
PPV Rating - 1/10
Men/Women of their matches - Seth Rollins, Natalya, The Miz, Cesaro, Alexa Bliss, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton
Man/Woman of the PPV - Triple H
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