Look, I’m not gonna go into complete detail about Survivor series and tell you about how the match went move-for-move but I will give the skinny about what I thought about it.
First off, I missed the first match of the Women’s Survivor match but with Team RAW but I kinda expected that, just not completely sure why.
I arrived mid IC match and it’s obvious that the fans knew and loved Generico enough to chant “Ole” the majority of the match. The match was actually pretty good but that finish was weird. I mean, it seems like WWE is obsessed with the Montreal Screwjob and what better way to do that then to fake a screwjob while in Canada. Choice match though, the Miz showed that he can go with the younger talent and that’s saying something considering that Miz can also retire at any time after doing just about everything in WWE besides winning a Rumble.
Next up was the clusterfizz that was the 10-on-10 Tag Team Survivor match that went actually pretty well if you take out the NEW DAY getting eliminated within the first two minutes of the match but thankfully no one got injured but we already got Team RAW winning the Women’s so here I am thinking that Smackdown had it made in this one. They didn’t and while I’m happy Cesaro got the win and managed to show why he’s just amazing, I’m disappointed that RAW is now 2-0 in the Survivor matches.
Next up we got The Cruiserweight matches where both wrestlers practically have the same finish (Sliced Bread is simply just a corner run Solida del Sol) so what better way to display a difference of styles between two wrestlers that may have put up a possible match of the night? By ruining it with Baron Boring. I’ll say it, I’m about as excited to see Corben as I am to see Wade Boring some odd years ago but everyone was expecting Kalisto to win the match so that the Cruiserweight show won’t have too many conflicts so now it’s like “how the hell do we bring those guys to Smackdown now?”. Either way, RAW kinda needs the Cruisers though because they got the weaker show and they need as much help as they can get.
So now we go to the traditional Survivor match pitting the five from RAW against five from Smackdown. Everything seemed to be going great, I loved the exchanges between Chunky (I don’t like Owens) and Overrated (TNA made me not care about Styles either) as well as Rollins and Ambrose. I knew things were going bad when I saw Jericho give Shane-O that dropkick right to the forehead. Shane’s a tough man but his iron will is a little dented, so when I saw him flop around the majority of the match after that dropkick, I was genuinely concerned. I mean, was he legit effed up during the match after that kick or just a damn good seller, either way, he fought it out until the end but I can imagine the amount of misblaming that big Ro’ is gonna get because of this.
And finally, the main event, Goldberg vs. Lesnar.
Now, I was expecting to see Goldberg get massacred with like eight suplexes, Lesnar kick out of like maybe two Jackhammers and a little blood with Paul Heyman being like “ONCE AGAIN, BROCK CONQUERS!” but the show was like a few minutes away from being over so I was like “welp, here we go with the F-5 that’ll shock the world for the second time around”.
Because WWE really like parading corpses of the past and what better way to say “F–k WCW” than to have the once unstoppable Goldberg get floored by Lesnar.
Glad WWE took the high road on this one because let’s face it, Goldberg is getting up there in age and his footing has gotten rusty as hell so to see that WWE didn’t just capitalize on this and cash in on another chance to humiliate WCW is actually pretty cool.
But damn, that was the shortest main event I saw since Lesnar/Orton at WeakerSlam.