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WWE Survivor Series 2011: Traditional elimination match announced with 'Team Orton vs Team Barrett'

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Photo via WWE.com
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The first WWE event I can remember watching, which made me fall in love with pro wrestling and eventually led me here, was Survivor Series 1990.

That show featured the debut of The Undertaker, as well as the format fans like myself came to know and love. Storylines were worked around to match teams consisting mostly of babyfaces against teams consisting mostly of heels.

That concept became outdated after a number of years and was eventually all but abandoned altogether. They still try to bust out a few traditional Survivor Series matches, though, and that's the case for this year, as well.

WWE.com today announced that this year's pay-per-view event, which takes place on Nov. 20 in New York, will feature a 5-on-5 elimination match with Randy Orton leading a team of babyfaces against Wade Barrett and a team of heels.

The teams:

Team Orton: Randy Orton, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Kofi Kingston, Mason Ryan
Team Barrett: Wade Barrett, Christian, Hunico, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger

That's an awful lot of talent squeezed into one match. Any Survivor Series marks out there happy for the inclusion of this traditional elimination match?

After the jump is the Survivor Series match card as it stands right now.

The Rock and John Cena vs. The Miz and R-Truth
Mark Henry vs. Big Show for the world heavyweight championship
Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk for the WWE championship
Team Orton vs. Team Barrett Survivor Series match