8 Reasons WWE Survivor Series Was The Worst Show Of 2015
8. Too Many Matches With No Story
It's been a month since Hell in a Cell, and WWE has 5 hours of prime time television every week to tell their precious stories, yet somehow they were unable to provide much of one for half the matches on this card. I understand that plans had to be changed and the card restructured due to Seth Rollins' injury, but that's no excuse for not building a compelling angle around the midcard matches that didn't involve the principal players. For the pre-show match, we got a random Survivor Series elimination bout featuring a bunch of guys who were just haphazadly thrown together. Goldust's inclusion was allegedly because of Cesaro being hurt, but the rest of this was the definition of having a match just for the sake of having a match. Prior to the show The Miz, Bo Dallas, and Titus O'Neil had nothing of note going on and The Dudleyz have fallen pretty far since their blockbuster return a few short months ago. The same can be said for the other elimination match. There was no story behind it, it was just five guys fighting because that's what's supposed to happen at this show. We've come a long way from the days when all ten men involved in these bouts were either in the midst of a feud with someone on the opposing team or a new angle would kick off from something that took place in the match. They've gone from storytelling devices to spot fillers, and that's an indictment of creative. When it comes to pay-per-views, every single match should have some story behind it to get us invested. It's already virtually impossible to differentiate special event matches from Raw ones, in addition to the fact that we already know they're going to run multiple rematches. You have to give us a reason to care.
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