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SURVIVOR SERIES 2006 PPV REVIEW
"Remember if you haven't seen this Pay Per View then this review is jam pack full of SPOILERS! I don't want to hear any howling or gnashing of teeth, you have been warned!
 Proceed at your own risk."
EVENT:
WWE SURVIVOR SERIES-2006

PPV Predictions/Review by:
Larry "Bocepheus" Evans

AIRDATE:
Sunday, November 26th, 2006

LOCATION:
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA

"...a technical match, a physical women’s match, a match with old guys beating young guys and not getting hurt...this PPV had a little bit of everything."
Survivor Series 2006 is in the books and the show ended up being pretty decent. This year’s show was from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia so the crowd was up and ready for anything since the city has been hot for the WWE, ECW and Ring of Honor.
 

TEAM CAPTAIN RIC FLAIR w/DUSTY RHODES/SGT.SLAUGHTER/RON SIMMONS & corner man ARN ANDERSON v TEAM CAPTAIN KENNY w/JOHNNY/MICKEY/NICKY & corner man MITCH.
BO'S PREDICTION:  I don’t think this will be a long match since Dusty is limited to what he can do and Simmons hasn’t been in the ring for a while. Slaughter can go for a bit and so can Flair so they will do the bulk of the work. As for the Spirit Squad the smart finish is to have Kenny and Johnny be the last ones in and have Kenny walk away from Johnny. Arn if he does come in will take probably Mikey out with a spinebuster and the old folks will speed up the breaking up of the Squad. Common sense would suggest that once that trigger is pulled then Mikey, Nicky and Mitch go to Smackdown as a team but not as cheerleaders.

BO'S REVIEW: The show started with Team Geriatric against the Spirit Squad probably because Ric Flair’s team had an early bedtime. Ron Simmons was counted out first after starting out on offense and shortly afterwards Mitch and Arn Anderson were tossed out as well. Arn tossed Mitch into the ring post so that left the teams without captains. Sgt. Slaughter eliminated Nicky. Kenny eliminated Dusty Rhodes. Flair took out Mikey, Kenny and Johnny for the win before the squad laid a beat down on Flair that set up the opener for Monday night that ended the Spirit Squad for good. This was going to be the shortest match and as an opener it got the crowd into it by seeing some of the legends of the ring.
 

UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
CHRIS BENOIT v CHAVO GUERRERO
BO'S PREDICTION: Benoit is replacing Rey Mysterio in the feud with Chavo and he has been hinting that the anger inside the Guerrero family has to do with Eddie’s estate. If you think it out then following the last angle in the Rey/Eddie feud involved the parentage of Rey’ son Domenic so the ‘secret’ will end up being that Eddie left everything to Domenic instead of Vickie. This feud isn’t going to end here so we will see probably the best match on the show. Chavo will win the US Title with help from Vickie and they will fight over the belt until at least January when Benoit will again challenge for the Heavyweight belt.

BO'S REVIEW: The second match out was Chris Benoit vs. Chavo Guerrero for the US strap (the WWE has a problem using the word belt these days). A nice back and forth match with liberal interference from Vickie Guerrero that still ended up with Benoit keeping the title. You can expect this program to go on for a while but it was too early to take the belt off of Benoit.
Before the Lita/Mickie James match we got a backstage interview setting things up with Lita and Todd Grisham. Lita was above board nasty before leaving for the ring. Grisham then interviewed Edge (who guaranteed victory in his match) as we saw Cryme Time sneak into Lita’s locker room and leave with a box full of her things. Grisham saw them but he just wondered what they were doing.

 
WOMAN'S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
LITA v MICKIE JAMES
BO'S PREDICTION: The two have wrestled three weeks in a row so why not have them go at it one more time before Lita retires to play in a band? Trish Stratus won her last match so I don’t think they are going to do that again because if Lita goes over then you have to set up another tournament and there aren’t enough female wrestlers around to do that. Mickie had a feud with Beth Phoenix before Phoenix got her jaw broken by Victoria so if we add up the fact that Phoenix is healed and working in Ohio Valley a smart thing to do would be to have Phoenix come back and attack Mickie after the match or on Raw.

BO'S REVIEW: If you had wondered what the most physical match of the night would be surprisingly it turned out to be Lita vs. Mickie. Since this was Lita’s last match I guess she wanted to go out with a strong match and the two ladies beat the crap out of each other before Mickie won with an implant DDT. This left Lita in the ring wanting to be called the greatest women’s champ of all time and going into a meltdown before Cryme Time came out and sold all her stuff in a ‘ho sale’. JBL ended up buying a pair of her panties and getting stiffed for $100 as Lita protested. The very over duo also sold a vibrator to someone in the crowd before selling Lita’s open box (insert the obvious joke here) for much profit. A major problem the WWE has at the moment is a lack of challengers for the belt once you get past Victoria and Melina. There is a natural program with Beth Phoenix (who is ready to come back up) but then you have to move Jillian Hall over from Smackdown and bring up someone else from OVW which is going to be hard because most of the women being signed aren’t wrestlers at all.

Michael Cole did an interview with Batista which was shown here and as he asked questions Batista just sat there rubbing his hands before stating as forcefully a possible that he was winning his title back.
 
TEAM CAPTAINS DX (TRIPLE H & SEAN MICHAELS) with CM PUNK/MATT & JEFF HARDY v TEAM CAPTAINS Rated RKO (EDGE & RANDY ORTON) with JOHNNY NITRO, MIKE KNOX & GREGORY HELMS
BO'S PREDICTION:  T
his shouldn’t be the main event but we all know why this has been pushed the hardest so lets just check our brains into the cooler and go with it. The reunion of Team Extreme went over very well at the ECW show so we can expect the Hardy’s to do cool moves probably against Helms. Knox doesn’t really belong here but since he is programmed with Punk they had to include him. I am shocked that Punk is even in with this bunch because HHH and Shawn were two of the main people against him before he made his ECW debut. Expect the feuds to determine the eliminations (with Knox being the first to go) and naturally DX will end up matched up with Edge and Orton. I would say that Team DX will win this one.

BO'S REVIEW: The fun match of the night was Team DX vs. Team RKO. DX came out first and put over their team. Since ROH has been to Philly CM Punk was way over and HHH let him say “Are you ready?” It was weird because HHH was one of the main people against Punk (he along with HBK and Arn Anderson said that all he did was copy Japanese moves) and yet here he was calling him the future of ECW. Mike Knox as I expected was the first one eliminated by a brutal super kick by HBK as HHH flirted with Kelly Kelly and HBK put his arms around Melina outside the ring. Matt Hardy was the first to bleed. Punk eliminated Johnny Nitro with the anaconda vise. Matt Hardy eliminated Gregory Helms. Edge and Orton tried to leave and were brought back by the Hardy’s. Edge was eliminated by everyone more or less which left Orton outside the ring totally outnumbered. Orton was eliminated by DX and we saw a shutout by Team DX who didn’t do the five person crotch shot but went out together.
 

FIRST BLOOD MATCH:
UNDERTAKER v KEN KENNEDY
BO'S PREDICTION: The Undertaker debuted at the 1990 Survivor Series and this is his 14th appearance at a Survivor Series PPV. Kennedy has been booked as a serious threat to the Undertaker after starting off as just another challenger to the dead man. With Taker going into this match with rib problems he will be limited as to what he can do. The smart thing for the business is to have Kennedy go over. Doing that pushes him up the card and losing kills his momentum but who goes over all comes down to Taker. If he sees that Kennedy is a player then he will lose, heal up and that leads to a major program later. If he doesn’t (or Vince decides he shouldn’t lose) then what’s the point in the match in the first place? With the rib injury Taker won’t be around much so it makes sense for him to bleed first or have Kennedy bleed first but have the ref not see it and win by doing that. A strong win helps Kennedy though.

BO'S REVIEW: We got the set up for the First Blood match in the back as MVP talked to a focused Kennedy and said that he had Kennedy’s back even though he has left him alone in the past. Kennedy did his open in an angry manner and removed most of the turnbuckle pads. After the classic Taker entrance the two went at it pretty good and Taker didn’t seem to be protecting his ribs. Kennedy was the first to bleed but he did it outside the ring so the ref didn’t see it. MVP came out and wiped the blood away with a towel before tossing Kennedy back inside the ring. When trying to hit Kennedy with a chair MVP hit Taker and busted him wide open which made ref Charles Robinson call the match. Afterward Taker busted the chair on Kennedy’s head and gave him a tombstone before walking to the back and raising his arm at the entrance way.
 

TEAM CAPTAIN JOHN CENA with KANE/BOBBY LASHLEY/ROB VAN DAM/SABU v TEAM CAPTAIN BIG SHOW with UMAGA/FINLAY/MVP/TEST
BO'S PREDICTION:  Just about everyone in this match is involved in a feud except Sabu (who would be matched up with Test here I guess) so expect the pairings to go by way of the feuds. With Show hurting badly he may be the surprising first one eliminated but with Sabu being in the doghouse at the moment (check the news updates for why) he may go as punishment. MVP will spend the match stalling and hiding before Kane continues his education by being stiff as hell with him. Lashley will end up being the guy who eliminates Show. Since Umaga is being pushed as a huge monster and is being programmed against Cena all the way up to at least New Year’s Revolution he will most likely be the last man standing but you never know what the pinheads in creative are thinking.

BO'S REVIEW: The last traditional Survivor Series match was Team Cena vs. Team Big Show. MVP came out looking over his shoulder for the Undertaker thru his inflatable tunnel. Umaga was eliminated for hitting everyone with a monitor from the main announce table (which gets him over as an unstoppable monster). RVD eliminated MVP and was then eliminated by Test. Lashley then speared Test who was eliminated by Sabu with a sick looking DDT. Big Show then eliminated Sabu. Show and Kane grabbed each other for mutual choke slams before Dylan (the little bastard) came in between them for the obvious sight gag. Kane was hit with the shillelagh then choke slammed by Show. Finley was eliminated by Lashley after Finley thru Dylan into the hands of Cena who teased but didn’t give him the FU. This left Lashley and Cena against the Big Show (and set up that Lashley is likely to win the ECW belt this weekend) and the finisher that had Cena pick up Show for the FU. And yes, that meant that Cena dead lifted 540 pounds.
 

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
KING BOOKER v BATISTA

BO'S PREDICTION: With the stipulation added Friday that if Batista didn’t win he wouldn’t be able to challenge Booker again it’s obvious that the reign of King Booker is coming to an end. In recent appearances Batista has gotten back the fire he had been lacking since his return and has become the Animal again. The king angle has gotten stale (every person I know who watches wrestling hates it) and the show is happening in the same arena that Batista forfeited the title in last January.

BO'S REVIEW: Prior to the match Teddy Long came out and laid out that Booker could not be counted out or get disqualified in order to keep the heavyweight title. That made the ending a foregone conclusion but the match wasn’t bad. Batista went out and brought Booker in as he was making his way towards the ring and the two proceeded to have a pretty decent match. Booker took a major demon bomb but wasn’t pinned that way. There was some interference from Sharmell and while the ref was distracted she tossed the belt into the ring but Booker ended up taking the belt shot and was pinned by the new champ Batista. We got the fireworks above the ring and Batista put over his win by being overcome with emotion. We may get a rematch but Batista should be carrying the belt until at least WrestleMania.
 

All in all the PPV wasn’t bad. We got a technical match, a physical women’s match, a match with old guys beating young guys and not getting hurt, comedy and domination and the back stage stuff was kept to a minimum
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