November 26, 2006
Countdown to WWE Survivor Series
By SLAM! Wrestling Staff
Just hours from now, WWE will present the Survivor Series.
One of the more original concepts WWE has had in its tenure, the Series is a perfect way to bring many feuds together and spin-off into new battles. That could very well be the case again tonight, especially with the mixture of the three brands. Could inter-promotional wars be afoot soon? Only one way to find out. Check out the Survivor Series tonight on PPV. Let's look now at the matches slated to take place tonight.
Being a 1980s mark, Im giddy for this one. Either Kenny eliminates everyone himself, or Spirit Squad tension cause the Legends to take the upset win. Ill go with the old guys winning and Flair and Dusty surviving.
Well, i think there's still some mileage in the Spirit Squad breakup. The obvious time to do it would be for Kenny to eliminate his bretheren in the Rumble and hey, how about him winning and sneaking over to ECW or Smackdown for his title slot to evade his angry team members? That's a few months down the road, but for now, let's look at something else - Flair is needing a feud. In my opinion, the Rhodes match on Monday was purely to see how he can do in the ring at his age. He didn't look any worse than he ever has. So what is done here? It gets down two the Squad vs. Flair and Rhodes. Flair, the dirtiest player in the game, screws Dusty and walks out on his partner, setting up a match between the two at WrestleMania. Entire Spirit Squad team survives. Oh yes, and notice how, once again, Mitch is not wrestling.
King Bookas reign ends here, I must say. Batista finally gets back the title he never lost. The match itself will be average, but the ending will have the fans out of their seats.
No question here - Batista wins, with a rematch at the Royal Rumble.
Chris Benoit vs. Chavo Guerrero (US Title) - Benoit, a B-show mid-carder, should be better than this. In any event, he retains over Chavito.
Mr. Kennedy vs. Undertaker (First Blood) - Should be a solid match that sees 'Taker bust open Kennedy...Kennedy.
Lita vs. Mickie James (Women's Title) - Mickie has been snake bitten in recent weeks, so she takes the gold here from Lita.
Chris Benoit vs. Chavo Guerrero (US Title) - Chavo wins in what should be an easy 7/10 match
Mr. Kennedy vs. Undertaker (First Blood) - Mr. Kennedy takes it...please?
Lita vs. Mickie James (Women's Title) - Lita's swan song is a loss to Mickie.
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-- compiled by Jon Waldman