WWE has tried hard to restore the luster of Survivor Series when compared to the rest of the ‘Big Four’ PPVs. The truth of the matter is that Survivor Series hasn’t been an important show in years, and almost got removed from the PPV calendar entirely at one point, before a last-minute save. But this year, Survivor Series was a weekend-long event, with an NXT TakeOver the night before, a massive four-hour show (well, it was scheduled for four hours, anyway), the first Goldberg match in twelve years, and a battle for brand supremacy! So, who came out on top? Join us, as we take a closer look at the events of Survivor Series weekend.
We’ll start with NXT TakeOver, which took place the night before Survivor Series.
We can’t even begin to imagine what a great moment the match between Bobby Roode and Tye Dillinger was for both men, returning to their hometown (well, close enough) in front of a massive crowd that was more than willing to cheer (or in one case, sing) for both of them. And good on those in charge of NXT for letting them go out and have a good long match for the hot crowd, which ate it up and asked for more. It’s too bad that Tye couldn’t get a big win, but Roode is probably at worst headed directly to the NXT Title picture, if not the main roster, and Tye did manage to get a standing ovation after the match…plus a Toronto crowd that continued to shout “10” anytime any counting happened for the rest of the weekend (in case you only saw Survivor Series and were wondering what that was about).