WWE Survivor Series is starting to take shape for the pay-per-view event that is scheduled to take place on Nov. 20 from Madison Square Garden in New York.
Here's what we know after last night's (Nov. 4) episode of Smackdown:
-- The Rock and John Cena vs. The Miz and R-Truth
This was so much more intriguing until Cena went Super Saiyan on Raw this past Monday (Oct. 31) and blew away both Miz and Truth in a single main event. While that served to kill a lot of the heat surrounding this already controversial booking, there is always a way to save this match. Plus, it is still Rock in his first match in seven years. That counts for a lot.
-- Mark Henry vs. Big Show for the world heavyweight championship
This is the rematch and there's still a good market for it. That's thanks to the collective charisma from both men. I know I've said this a million times but both Henry and Show are performing as good as they ever have. What will be most interesting here is how they choose to go about topping themselves after the Vengeance pay-per-view with the oft replayed ring breaking incident. I expect this won't live up to the first match but it should still be fun.
-- Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk
Another match that was booked into the ground by some seriously silly set ups. Punk couldn't earn the title shot by actually winning a match, instead having to take advantage of a weakened Del Rio after a match with Big Show. By doing it that way, both champion and challenger look lesser and the ultimate winner almost doesn't matter, even though that man will be WWE champion. The good news? At least that man should be Punk.
That's it so far, folks. There's been talk that Triple H could return sooner than expected and his inevitable payoff match against Kevin Nash could happen at this event but that's more likely to happen at TLC in December.
Looking forward to this one, Cagesiders?