Whether you think Saturday’s unexpected Twitter reveal of the 2021 men’s and women’s Survivor Series elimination tag teams was the epitome of laziness or a genius stroke of online marketing, it raised a few questions.
Turns out, internet wrestling fans weren’t the only ones asking them. WWE Superstars... they’re just like us!
While the matches that have been booked on Raw and SmackDown in the past to determine who earns a spot on a Survivor Series team have rarely been hard to predict, they’re still a way to fill airtime and make something matter. The decision to go with the “surprise album drop” method means none of those this year, and that made one guy who didn’t make the cut go “hmmm?”...
What happened to qualifying matches— Ricochet (@KingRicochet) November 7, 2021
My man Geno was one of the folks who wondered why WWE refuses to do more to make the traditional Survivor Series matches matter. On Twitter, a conversation that started out about leadership of Team Blue became about stakes, with some intra and inter-squad trash talk mixed in:
I agree! Hence why I’m glad to lead these four champions into the battlefield. Also, what do we get when we win? I love fighting for more than the winners purse— Austin #HailKingWoods - King of The Ring (@AustinCreedWins) November 7, 2021
We know Ricochet’s not getting an answer, but maybe King Woods will. He manifested that crown & scepter, didn’t he? Sure, it took him most of his life, but if he keeps this line of inquiry up, maybe winners of tradition Survivor Series matches will get something at the 2040 edition of the PPV. Props to his royal highness for at least pretending “the winner’s purse” is a thing.
While King X works his magic, I guess we’ll just stick with “brand supremacy”.