The 2016 Survivor Series was full of memorable moments that very few saw coming. The 30th edition of the pay-per-view event definitely had some great moments, divisive main event aside.
While the show has been generally well received by most, the show was not without its faults, and there were quite a few.
From the less noticeable, like hot microphones during the six-man cruiserweight tag team match, to the egregious which will be discussed in detail here, let us look at the five biggest disappointments from the Survivor Series.
Honourable Mention – Baron Corbin
For a guy that was taken out of his match due to injury and replaced by Shane McMahon, the Lone Wolf looked awfully healthy in decimating both WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Brian Kendrick and Kalisto, during the Cruiserweight Championship match Sunday.
While Baron Corbin exacting a little bit of revenge on Kalisto, the man that took him out of the spotlight, was sweet for Corbin, it wasn’t so sweet for the fans, as the match between Kendrick and Kalisto was one of the better matches of the evening before the disqualification.
#5 Crowd hijacking
While the phenomenon of crowd hijacking has been brought up quite often recently, it reared its ugly head throughout the weekend. It was truly prevalent, every time nearly 20,000 people insisted on shouting “10!” every time there was a competitor outside the ring.
One can assume this is tied into Tye Dillinger, and while supporting a local favorite is perfectly acceptable, it can be taken too far like it was, on the night of the PPV. This wasn’t the only instance.
While Roman Reigns’ spear to Shane McMahon was brutal and it was clear that McMahon was knocked out as a result of it, chants of “Roman’s fired,” added nothing to the event or the moment and was slightly crass given that McMahon’s condition at that point was unknown.
The Toronto crowd has a reputation for being a WWE hotbed. This was a bad look for them.