PWP’s Chris Baker thinks that Survivor Series absolutely, positively, without a shadow-of-a-doubt NEEDS Paul Heyman’s involvement….
Heading into November, Paul Heyman must create a team for the upcoming traditional five-on-five elimination match. Now that’s best for business. This man has proven to be one of the greatest wrestling managers of all-time. Whether it’s guiding CM Punk through his 434-day WWE Championship reign, or being the One Behind the One in 21-1, Heyman has done it all; except leading a Survivor Series team.
Alongside Brock Lesnar and four other “Paul Heyman guys”, Heyman could steal the show at Survivor Series. The weeks prior could feature what Heyman does best: promos.
On an episode of Raw, he could have some sort of dispute with The Authority. Perhaps Triple H and Heyman could relive 2012 by having an epic war of words. At some point during the following week, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon could announce Team Heyman vs. Team Authority (similarly to the announcement of Team Cena last year).
Of course, the Beast Incarnate would have to be the frontman for Team Heyman. But who else would take the honor of being “Paul Heyman guys”?
Well, since Brock Lesnar isn’t great at making friends, it’s hard to tell who will join the team. However, it would be logical to have members who’ve already feuded with The Authority. The number one Superstar to feud with The Authority once more would be Sting.
Sting is the perfect opponent for the Authority.
Remember, the Vigilante made his debut at Survivor Series 2014. And not only did he appear at the show, Sting also helped Team Cena put the Authority out of power. Fast forward to beginning of this year, the Icon “stuck it” to the Authority on numerous occasions. This lead to the epic WrestleMania battle between Triple H and Sting.
Among the WWE roster, some other stars could join Team Heyman, such as Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and maybe even John Cena. On the other hand, who would be on Team Authority?
First, Seth Rollins is probably the best Superstar to lead Team Authority. The Architect has been part of the Authority since June of 2014, after the Shield’s fallout. And because he had an encounter with his former brothers on the October 19, 2015 edition of Raw, Rollins may have another showdown with them at Survivor Series.
One possible stable to join the team is The Wyatt Family. Although Hell in a Cell is supposed end the Reigns/Wyatt feud, it would make sense for Reigns/Ambrose and the Wyatts to be on opposing teams.
Other potential Team Authority members include Viktor and Konnor of the Ascension. Paul Heyman and the elimination match can add light to the pay-per-view, but there still needs to be other dominant matches.
Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens will most likely defend his title at Survivor Series. It would be a smart move to reignite the feud between KO and Cesaro. This would intrigue fans, plus it would also be wise to give Cesaro a push.
Aside from the Swiss Superman, another possible opponent for Owens is Dolph Ziggler.
The Show Off has been involved in some tag team matches versus Kevin Owens, as well as two singles matches. One of these bouts ended by DQ, while the other match ended after Owens hit a pop-up powerbomb on Ziggler.
So this Survivor Series matchup has the ability to prove who can really “show off”. Also, a victory for Ziggler would make him a five-time Intercontinental Champion.
To add to the PPV’s excitement, WWE could feature a match between NXT wrestlers. NXT TakeOver: London is taking place in mid-December, so a NXT Championship defense at Survivor Series may not be likely.
However, Tyler Breeze could make his debut on the main roster. A match versus Neville would be a smart move, both of them having been NXT veterans. When it comes down to it, Survivor Series 2015 must feature some quality matches.
And most importantly, Paul Heyman needs to be the star.