From the WWE Rumour Mill: Survivor Series to be over five hours long
WWE seems to be pulling out all of the stops for this 'Big Four' pay-per-view
What's the story?
Cageside Seats has reported on rumblings coming out of the WWE that the company plans to give everyone time at their upcoming pay-per-view Survivor Series, which could cause the show to overrun, possibly even running for more than five hours.
In case you didn't know...
The card for Survivor Series is stacked, with several champion vs. champion matches taking place. There's AJ Styles vs Brock Lesnar, The BAR vs The Usos, Miz vs Baron Corbin, Alexa Bliss vs Charlotte. There's also Enzo Amore vs Kalisto for the Cruiserweight Title on the pre-show.
Then there are the two Traditional Survivor Series Elimination matches with Alicia Fox, Nia Jax, Bayley, Sasha Banks and Asuka vs Becky Lynch, Tamina, Carmella, Naomi and a mystery fifth woman and the ridiculously packed men's match with Kurt Angle, Triple H, Samoa Joe, Finn Balor and Braun Strowman against Shane McMahon, John Cena, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura.
The heart of the matter
As mentioned, it is being alleged that the WWE wants to give everyone in every match enough time, including their entrances, which could lead to the possibility of Survivor Series drastically overrunning, reported by Cageside Seats.
It's expected Survivor Series will have a lot of overrun, as WWE plans to give everyone plenty of time. With so many entrances, they could end up running close to 5 hours just for the pay-per-view portion.
As you can see, this is five hours for just the pay-per-view portion, so it doesn't include the free pre-show, which will include the Cruiserweight Title match.
There's not long to wait until Survivor Series hits, and as of now, it's unclear what the running order will be, and what the main event will be.
However, if this rumour is to be believed it shouldn't matter too much as no matches will be cut short because of time running out.
This is most definitely welcome news, there have been a few odd finishes to Monday Night RAW recently, most notably Alexa Bliss' quick finish against Mickie James when she knocked out the title challenger with a punch, which was clearly because they had to rush the finish so it's good to see we won't be seeing that at Survivor Series.