This weekend, WWE presents the 30th edition of one of their longest-running PPVs, Survivor Series. This year, for the first time in nearly twenty years, the show will fly north of the border, coming from Toronto, Ontario. And as an additional treat, the night before Survivor Series will feature the latest live special from NXT, expanding the festivities to an entire weekend. With two big shows, including a cross-brand PPV with Raw and Smackdown in direct competition, there could be a lot going on during what’s sure to be a series of interesting events. In advance of the combined TakeOver/Survivor Series PPVs, we’ve got some thoughts and predictions about what might go down!
You can see the entire card for Survivor Series and TakeOver right here.
First off, let’s start with NXT TakeOver: Toronto, the newest in a string of specials for WWE’s highly acclaimed developmental system!
If you thought fans were giving Bobby Roode large ovations before, we’re going to bet that you haven’t heard anything yet, as Roode steps foot into his hometown of Toronto for the first time as a member of NXT, in front of a rabid fanbase that hasn’t had a TV taping in years and no PPVs in even longer, with a theme song that just begs to be sung along to. Frankly, fellow Canadian Tye Dillinger is the only possible opponent for Roode, simply because it would be impossible for anyone else to even have a chance to get cheered against Roode, and Dillinger is just sympathetic and local enough, with another gimmick that fans really like to play along with, that he’s got the best shot out of anyone. Frankly, the match in this case is almost irrelevant, and we wouldn’t be shocked if it went on first, just so the fans can be whipped into a frenzy right off the bat.