You have to set up the show somehow. WWE has been crazy busy as of late and it seems to be catching up to them. Whether it is the Saudi Arabia fiasco or the upcoming trip to Europe, it is clear that WWE has a lot on its plate at the moment. Things are not going to get any better anytime soon though as they have to get ready for the upcoming Survivor Series. With less than three weeks to go, it is time to kick start the build in a hurry and that was the case last week on SmackDown when NXT interfered. That set the stage for several matches and one of them was set up on Monday Night Raw.
This week on Monday Night Raw, several matches were announced for Survivor Series. The theme of this year’s show is a three way battle between Monday Night Raw, SmackDown and for the first time ever, NXT. This has included attempts to make the NXT roster more relevant and comparable to the two main shows. As a result, the NXT rosters are being put into matches with the Monday Night Raw and SmackDown rosters on television and now there are similar matches being set up for the upcoming Survivor Series.
One of those matches will be a triple threat match between all three Tag Team Champions. The match will see Raw Tag Team Champions the Viking Raiders vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions the Revival vs. NXT Tag Team Champions the Undisputed Era in a non-title match. All three teams have held the NXT Tag Team Titles before, with the Viking Raiders vacating the titles without ever being defeated for them. The match is not set in stone though, as a title change would see another team swapped into their place.
All of these teams have something going for them. Check out all three in action:
Opinion: This is one of those things that you knew was coming but it makes you rub your chin regardless. The match really could go any of the three ways and that gives you a much more interesting match. At the same time though, it doesn’t help much to have champions lose but WWE has never really worried about that in the first place. Either way, at least the champions who lose will lose to another set of champions, and there is a good chance that some interference will be involved anyway.
Do you like this kind of match? Who do you see winning? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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