Keep the build going. We are less than two days away from Survivor Series and that is a tricky card to build. There are so many people already put into the show’s namesake matches that it does not leave much for everyone else to do. At the same time though, the theme of Battle for Brand Supremacy means that one sides has to win more matches. Now that can be assured with something new being added to the card.

This week on SmackDown, Sonya Deville announced a twenty five man battle royal for Survivor Series. The match will be held as a tribute to the Rock, who debuted at Survivor Series 1996, twenty five years ago. So far, the only name confirmed for the match is Sami Zayn, whose complaints about his documentary led to the match being made. Deville’s idea is that Zayn can win and therefore be associated with the Rock as a result.

There have been some battle royals on the show before. Check out the announcement and what this one has to live up to:

Opinion: You knew that something was going to be added to the card as you can’t have a show built around one side being better with an even number of matches. Putting twenty five people into one match is certainly a way to go, though with all of the releases as of late, I’m curious to see who all will be in this. If nothing else, it should be an easy way to set up the Kickoff Show, which is where this belongs.

What do you think of the match? Who do you have winning? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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