WWE Survivor Series 2012 Reaction

WWE Survivor Series 2012By Nicholas Jason Lopez


It seems as if the internet may have bursted at the conclusion of last night’s World Title match.

In case you’re curious, three men- Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns- attacked Ryback ruthlessly, similar to Nexus’ original debut and powerbombed him through the announce table.

CM Punk picked up the scraps, retained his Title and today marks the one-year point of his reign.

Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns are all familiar to NXT viewers and how WWE will have them explain their actions should make for good television.

It’s fortunate that there was this to boil over from because besides for a few shiny spots, this was a mostly forgettable show.




(Aired 11/18/2012 – As Originally Published On Ringside Rundown) 

The Breakdown

– WWE had a good opportunity to bring in somebody valuable to replace Cody Rhodes in the Traditional five-on-five and they brought in David Otunga instead. The rest of the team weren’t the only people who groaned, the fans did as well. That should tell you something, WWE. Otunga’s bland.

– The Slater/Mahal-Team CoBro match was what it was: comedy filler.

– The Brodus Clay/Justin Gabriel/Tyson Kidd/Sin Cara/Rey Mysterio- Prime Time Players/Primo/Epico/Tensai match came out of nowhere and was a clever way to get all of these guys onto the card. The match dragged a bit and the crowd was taken out when Clay was eliminated. On an unrelated note, Clay looked great with the lost weight. This was just a match relevant for that night, it won’t carry over to anything special.

– Eve and Kaitlyn had an alright match, although the crowd was dead for it. The segment before the match where Aksana attacked Kaitlyn with a blond wig on was at least a proper set-up. Eve scored a clean pin.

– Cesaro and Truth was very predictable. Crowd was also mostly dead for this. The guys worked a dull pace, which didn’t help either. This was a good feud for a month, but not meant long-term. Find Cesaro somebody else to work with and let him show us what he can really do in the ring.

– Nice return for Tamina as she attacked A.J. Lee at the end of her segment with Vickie Guerrero. The Photoshopped pictures bit was lame. A.J. could’ve gotten real footage of Guerrero’s many affairs (Edge, Big Show, etc.) and it would’ve gone over better. Ugh, just end this storyline.

– Sheamus and Show did it again like they did at Hell in a Cell. While not quite as excitable, everyone got lost into the false finishes. Why would Show be angry that he was DQ’d when he pulled the referee in front of him to take the Brogue Kick? He’s still Champion. By Sheamus’ post-match attack, this should set up a Chairs match between the two at TLC.

– The Team Foley/Team Ziggler match mostly lived up to the hype. Ziggler looked good in this match and he got to pin Orton clean, who teased the Punt Kick. WWE needs to keep Ziggler on the winning track and not have him job out on television, otherwise he loses everything gained here.

– The John Cena/Ryback/CM Punk match was also a good main event triple threat. They stirred the action up and kept it lively. Ryback didn’t take the pin and it was established that it took two announce tables and three men to keep him down. Cole revealed who the three men were, but the internet crowd was probably more familiar with them than casual fans, who have no way to watch NXT on television. Punk’s champion for one full year and now we have a potentially great segment with a Punk celebration. Where Reigns, Ambrose and Rollins go from here should be good either way. These are guys with limitless potential and it’s time to show us what they can do.







  • Pre-Show – Heath Slater/Jinder Mahal (w/Drew McIntyre) def. Team CoBro via pinfall
  • Traditional Five-On-Five Survivor Series Elimination Match – Rey Mysterio/Sin Cara/Justin Gabriel/Tyson Kidd/Brodus Clay (w/Naomi, Cameron) def. Tensai/The Prime Time Players/Primo/Epico (w/Rosa Mendes)
  • WWE Divas Championship – Eve (Champion) def. Kaitlyn via pinfall to retain
  • WWE United States Championship – Cesaro (Champion) def. R-Truth via pinfall to retain
  • WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Sheamus def. The Big Show (Champion) via DQ; Show retains
  • Traditional Five-On-Five Survivor Series Elimination Match – Dolph Ziggler/Wade Barrett/Damien Sandow/David Otunga/Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez) def. Daniel Bryan/Kane/Kofi Kingston/The Miz/Randy Orton (w/Mick Foley) 
  • WWE Championship – Triple-Threat – CM Punk (Champion) (w/Paul Heyman) def. Ryback and John Cena to retain 

About Nicholas Jason Lopez

Just a 29-year-old Brooklynite. Nothing more, nothing less. Currently a freelance journalist with two websites - Pro Wrestling Opinion and The Music Bugle - he has also been published on sites such as The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Review Fix, College University of New York Athletic Conference, Dying Scene, Brooklyn News Service, All Media NY, BrooklynFans.com and Yahoo Voices. He has also interned for The Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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