With Survivor Series 2014 scheduled for Sunday night in St. Louis, the pay-per-view will mark one of the most unique events in recent WWE history. The PPV is free, since the WWE Network is free for the month of November, and the card has certainly shaped up to look like one that won’t cost fans any money.
The WWE World Heavyweight Championship won’t be defended for a second straight PPV, as Brock Lesnar still hasn’t been seen since Night of Champions. The wrestlers involved in the main event were changed towards the end of the most recent edition of “Monday Night Raw,” and only four matches are being advertised on the card.
Sheamus was part of Team Cena, until he was beat up by Mark Henry on Monday and taken to the hospital. He was replaced by Erick Rowan, who seems to have made a face turn, despite no indications that he would do so upon his return.
Neither the Intercontinental nor United States Titles will be on the line, because both champs are on Team Authority. Luke Harper took the IC belt from Dolph Ziggler on Monday, and U.S. Champ Rusev will fight for Team Authority, still having never been pinned or submitted.
Randy Orton is not on the match card, but there’s a chance he could make a surprise appearance in his hometown. Below are predictions for Survivor Series 2014.
Team Cena vs. Team Authority
“Raw” is in need of a shakeup, and having Team Authority lose at Survivor Series could be the start of pushing the show in a different direction. Ryback looks to be in the middle of a monster push, and it’s hard to imagine WWE allowing him to get pinned on Sunday. The company has made the mistake of letting him lose too soon in the past, and he suffered, as a result. He could get the final pin on Sunday, which would put The Authority out of power, per the match stipulation.
Prediction: Team Cena
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
Considering the feud began when Wyatt interfered in the main event of Hell in a Cell, Wyatt and Ambrose will likely face off at multiple PPV’s. Since he’s just making his return and a win for the heel is best to keep the feud going, Wyatt is likely to come out on top. Ambrose is one of the most popular babyfaces in WWE, and it’s more important for Wyatt to get the victory and re-establish himself as a dominant force in the company.
Prediction: Bray Wyatt
WWE Tag Team Title Fatal 4-Way Match
Los Matadores have been irrelevant since they debuted in WWE, eliminating their chances of winning the match, and there’s no reason to put the belts back on The Usos, who recently had one of the longest WWE Tag Team Title reigns in history. Damien Mizdow has become so popular, that it’s possible WWE will decide to make him and The Miz champs, but the best bet is for Goldust and Stardust to keep the titles, possibly losing to Mizdow and The Miz at a future PPV.
Prediction: Goldust & Stardust
AJ Lee vs. Nikki Bella (Divas Championship Match)
There are rumors that AJ Lee will soon be gone from the company, but it’s hard to take them seriously, considering similar rumors have floated around the internet at different times in 2014. It seems inevitable that the Bella Twins will have another PPV match in the near future, and it could be the result of interference from Brie, which costs Nikki the title.
Prediction: AJ Lee