It’s happened. The secret to making Survivor Series 2012 the best ever has been found. The idea—genius, really, if I do say so myself—is to make Survivor Series 2012 and all subsequent Survivor Series genuinely about survival.
Make WWE Survivor Series What it was Born to Be
Think back, if you will fellow WWE fans, over the past few years and answer me one question. What has been the most memorable moment in wrestling over those years?
There’s a very good chance that your pick of a memorable moment involved a retirement. Over the past few years the WWE has said goodbye to Ric Flair in an amazing match VS Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 24. We’ve seen the surprise ending of Edge. Undertaker put Shawn Michaels into retirement in the main event at Wrestlemania 26, and right now the biggest story in the WWE is about HHH’s yes / no / maybe retirement.
Retirement has become the emotional backbone of the WWE. But really, it’s not retirement that gets us all so interested, it is survival. If Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels had said “It’s time for me to quit, good bye,” things wouldn’t have been half so exciting. Instead of this, we had two career threatening matches at Wrestlemania and pseudo-career-threatening-match at Summerslam between HHH and Brock Lesnar.
Survival has become one of the most important words in WWE. Why not take the idea and make the most of it? Why not make the annual Survivor Series headline with a career threatening match? Heck, Survivor Series already has a perfectly fitting title, and it’s already one of the biggest events in the WWE. It’s not as though it would be hard to find the matches either. There only needs to be one major retirement each year. In all likelihood, CM Punk, John Cena, The Undertaker, HHH and Rey Mysterio will all need to retire in approximately the next five years, so that’s Survivor Series sorted up until 2017 already.
Survivor Series becomes the PPV of survival with an annual career threatening match
It’s almost too perfect.
Vince, you kinda owe me for this idea. Just put a load of funds on my WWE credit card as a reward for services rendered to the WWE. Thank you, Vince.
While you’re at it, here’s my pick for the first 5 retirements to happen at the annual career threatening Survivor Series match.
The Next Five Retirements at WWE Survivor Series
2013: The Undertaker
2014: Rey Mysterio
2015: John Cena
2016: CM Punk
And since we’re speaking about it. Has HHH really retired? Find out here: HHH retirement.