WWE kills Survivor Series, wrestlers weep eight at a time

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(Thanks to derekstellar for the text!) According to Prowrestling.net, Vince McMahon announced during the stockholders’ conference call today that WWE would no longer use the Survivor Series PPV name, stating it has “outlasted its usage” and is “obsolete.” This is a self-fulfilling prophecy, as when you don’t book a PPV up to the standards it could have, of course it’ll be obsolete. Start main-eventing WrestleMania, the granddaddy of them all, with Matt Hardy vs. Kofi Kingston and it’ll go down the shitter, too. In defense of the decision, though, it was much cooler to trot out eight stars at a time when there *were* eight stars at a time to be trotted out. Now, with no territories to steal from, we can’t clamor for the night when Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake finally teams up with Dusty Rhodes. My childhood just died a little more. -Eric

5 Responses to “WWE kills Survivor Series, wrestlers weep eight at a time”

  1. stuntgranny 2010-02-11 at 1:21 pm #

    I wanna knock Vince McMahon on his keister – that’s gangster talk for ass – for this!

  2. nala310 2010-02-11 at 1:49 pm #

    Well this just bites the big one. I always loved Survivor Series, but I mean the classic ones. You know when they did 4 matches of five on five or 5 matches of 4 on 4. It all went to hell when they started adding other matches. What next killing off Summerslam? WWE is really starting to piss me off.

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  3. cali 2010-02-11 at 2:59 pm #

    Come on guys, Survivor Series retrospective audio please????

  4. Awesome Dude 2010-02-11 at 7:13 pm #

    Bring back the King of the Ring!!!!
    The Survivor Series was turning into the 49ers, a glorious, storied franchise that became a shell of itself. Can anyone name a memorable traditonal Survivor Series match from the past 10 years?
    RIP Vintage WWF Survivor Series Maybe if they kept naming the teams some delightfully chessy names, it might had lived.

  5. derekstellar 2010-02-11 at 7:31 pm #

    You’re welcome!

    Hey, who let Perry Saturn in here?

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