It was an average pay per view overall. Expectations were not high from this event either. Talking points of this event are Mark Henry’s comeback and John Cena’s taunt to Orton and the authority at the end. Let us go through all the matches of the event in brief;
Match 1 – Survivor Series traditional elimination tag team match : The Shield and The Real Americans defeated Rey Mysterio, Rhodes Brothers and The Usos – Not much predictable it was. To be honest, it was not enough anticipated either. But the performance of Roman Reigns and his victory for his team definitely proves that WWE is planning a raise for this man. Here is the order of elimination in this match; Dean Ambrose was eliminated very fast by Cody Rhodes, then followed by Jack Swagger who got eliminated by Jey Uso, Antonio Cesaro who got eliminated Cody Rhodes, Jey Uso got eliminated by Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes got eliminated Roman Reigns, Jimmy Uso got eliminated Seth Rollins, Seth Rollins got eliminated by Rey Mysterio, Goldust got eliminated Roman Reigns and Roman Reigns picked up the victory for his team by last eliminating Rey Mysterio. Excellent performance from Roman Reigns in this match, but Dean Ambrose’s early elimination was not justified. Overall, it was a good and entertaining match.
Match 2 – WWE Intercontinental championship : Big E Langston defeated Curtis Axel to retain : Predictable but a good match. predictable because Big E Langston just won the title six night ago and this is not attitude era where anything is possible, nowadays things are really very predictable. The match was good, but I will not say it was very entertaining, Big E Langston picked up the victory with the big ending finishing maneuver.
Match 3 – Survivor Series traditional elimination tag team match : Team Total Divas (Natalya, The Bella Twins , Naomi, Cameron Eva Marie, & JoJo) defeated Team “True Divas” (AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka, Kaitlyn, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Aksana, & Summer Rae) : The match was not enough entertaining even it was a traditional survivor series tag team match. Now, let me give you the order of elimination in this match; Alicia Fox was the first diva to be eliminated by Naomi, then Cameron got eliminated by Rosa Mendes, Rosa Mendes got eliminated by Nikki Bella, Summer Rae got eliminated by Nikki Bella, Eva Marie got eliminated by Kaitlyn, Naomi got eliminated Kaitlyn, Brie Bella got eliminated by Brie Bella, Brie Bella eliminated by Aksana, Aksana got eliminated by Nikki Bella, Jojo got eliminated by AJ Lee, Ramina Snuka got eliminated by Natalya and AJ Lee got eliminated Natalya. Natalya and Nikki Bella was the soul survivors for their team.
Match 4 – Mark Henry defeated Ryback : Oh yeah! The world’s strongest man is back! The match was not scheduled, and it just been organized at the event. Ryback came out and threw an open challenge and suddenly Mark Henry came out to accept his challenge. I cannot say if the match was very entertaining since showing the power Mark Henry was the point of this match. Mark Henry pinned Ryback with the World’s strongest slam.
Match 5 – World Heavyweight championship : John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio to retain – Easily predictable as we all know that John Cena is not going to lose the championship so soon and he is going to have a reign of the title till WrestleMania XXX. The match was pretty entertaining, I can say it was a typical ‘John Cena’ match there were situations where it seemed like all predictions are going in vein. At the end, John Cena picked up the victory with the attitude adjustment.
Match 6 – CM Punk and Daniel Bryan defeated The Wyatt Family : It might have been a good match, but seriously, this match was not worthy of being in a pay per view like Survivor Series. I am not going to talk about this match enough and will go to the bottom line straight. CM Punk pinned Luke Harper for the victory.
Main event – Randy Orton defeated The Big Show : It might have followed a great storyline and the match was good as well, but we all know what this match was not just enough to be the main event of such a show. The biggest problem of this match was, everyone knew that big Show was not going to win at any cost. The match was great with no question though. Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Kane made a distraction and Randy Orton took the advantage of the situation and won the match. After the match, world heavyweight champion John Cena came out to taunt Orton and the authority. So does it seem we are heading towards a champion vs. champion match?
*all the images are taken from WWE.com
Survivor Series 2013 Review
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