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5 reasons why Survivor Series 2017 was the worst finish in the PPV's history

Daniel Crump
SENIOR ANALYST
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33.92K   //    21 Nov 2017, 00:27 IST

What a mess.
What a mess.

When all said and done, Survivor Series 2017 was a passable show by the WWE. There was some really nice action inside the ropes, and we got to see matches and face-offs we didn't expect for quite some time, if at all.

However, it's only fair to judge a PPV based on how it left you feeling, and usually, this means the main event has to deliver. Sadly, the main event of this show was a disaster, both in terms of booking and long-term implications.

In order to get to grips with what exactly went wrong, here are five reasons why the finish of Survivor Series 2017 was one of the worst in the company's history:


#1 Shane McMahon didn't deserve to be the final member of Team Smackdown

The wrong guy in the right place.
The wrong guy in the right place

With an event like Survivor Series, the ability to book matches was complicated by the fact that we essentially had heels and faces fighting each other. Neither Team Smackdown nor Team RAW officially went into the bout as the good or bad guys, and to be fair to the WWE, it can be difficult in such a situation to decide what to do with whom.

However, towards the end of the match, Shane McMahon found himself in a position usually reserved for the sympathetic babyface. When you're trying to get the crowd behind someone, you stack the odds against them, and even if they don't get the job done, they will look like a warrior worthy of the fans' respect.

So why was the decision taken to have Shane in that position? Considering there were other members of that team such as Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura who are still finding their feet in the company and need as much crowd support as possible, wouldn't it have been a better idea to have them be the last member of Smackdown to be eliminated?

Yes, you might say this probably lined things up for some kind of showdown between Triple H, Shane McMahon and/or Kurt Angle for Wrestlemania, but they could have done this in so many other ways - why here?

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Daniel Crump
SENIOR ANALYST
Life long WWE fan and recent convert to NJPW. I mainly write feature pieces, giving my opinions on WWE's past, present and future. Follow me on Twitter for more!
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