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WWE Survivor Series 2013: Top 5 Match Predictions

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WWE Survivor Series 2013: Top Five Match Predictions

WWE Survivor Series
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We're less than 24 hours away from WWE Survivor Series 2013. It's been a long month as fans have waited to see how the top storylines would play out leading up to the monthly PPV. WWE fans are some of the most loyal supporters around, but they're also some of the most honest. I've read plenty of complaints about the direction of the company in the last month, but I'm personally excited to see what transpires over the next few days.

As WrestleMania season nears, we're sure to be seeing some feuds come to an end here shortly. It's never fun to see the same guys go at it over and over, so I like when the WWE throws us a curveball. I was pleased that John Cena returned and won the Heavyweight Championship instead of hogging the spotlight by having the WWE Title. His feud with Alberto Del Rio has been fun, and it's showed us a side of Cena that we haven't seen in a while.

Survivor Series isn't stacked to the top with great matches at a glance, but you can see the potential in some of these matches with a deeper look. As with most PPVs, things usually change as the WWE sends wrestlers on new paths heading into the next big show. There's no telling what could happen, but I figured I'd take a shot at predicting the outcome of the top five matches at Sunday's Survivor Series.

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5. Big E Langston vs. Curtis Axel (Intercontinental Championship)

Big E.
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I'm a little confused by this match mostly because we just saw it take place on Monday Night Raw. Don't get me wrong, it was a good match, but the WWE doesn't usually do this type of thing. Big E just won the title Monday and here he is, defending it at Survivor Series against the same person he just won it from. I guess the rare occurrence of titles changing hands on Raw is to blame for this, but we should see another good match nonetheless as Big E continues to gain momentum. I just don't see him losing the title this soon. There's also the fact that Curtis Axel is just a waste of space without Paul Heyman.

Winner: Big E Langston

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4. The Rhodes Brothers, The Usos & Rey Mysterio vs. The Shield & The Real Americans

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It's Survivor Series, so you know there has to be a 12-Man tag match on the card. This year's match is one of the more underrated bouts of the evening. There will be a lot of action in this one as the WWE gives us a mix of high-flying acrobatics and brute force. There's no telling what could happen in this match as the bad blood between these teams continues to boil. This is also Rey Mysterio's first match since returning, and we'll see what he has left in the tank. His first match back will surely be a painful one as it usually is for anyone who opposes The Shield. Good luck Rey.

Winners: The Shield & The Real Americans

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3. CM Punk & Daniel Bryan vs. The Wyatt Family

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This will be an extremely fun match. You have CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, who are two of the smallest athletes in the company, going up against two of the biggest and baddest dudes on the roster. This rivalry took very little time to spiral out of control after the Wyatts attacked the two superstars on several different occasions. Punk isn't one to take any of that from anyone, and the Second City Saint probably hasn't been this fired up since his feud with Brock Lesnar. Bryan's mind is off of the WWE Championship for now as he focuses on The Wyatt Family. It's hard to worry about a title when you have two extremely large freaks hunting you down like a runaway pig every week. There will be nowhere to hide for either team this Sunday. This will be one of the best matches of the night. Too bad I think the WWE needs the Wyatts to win in order to carry this feud over to the next pay-per-view. Look for some interference from Bray Wyatt to ruin the night.

Winners: The Wyatt Family

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2. John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio (Heavyweight Championship)

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Is it just me, or has John Cena been a tad bit more entertaining since he came back from the injury that sidelined him for a few months? I'm not really a big Cena supporter, but I've always respected him as a person and as a wrestler. His emotions pour out of him when he's on the mic and it has made for some very good television lately. His attitude has been more extreme than normal, which may lead him to an eventual heel turn. Alberto Del Rio plays the perfect Joker to Cena's Batman. He's that angry and unpredictable villain that every hero needs to defeat before he can move on. Cena will only build momentum as WrestleMania XXX approaches. Do not expect him to lose many matches from here on out.

Winner: John Cena

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1. Randy Orton vs. The Big Show (WWE Championship)

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The Big Show was unemployed no less than two weeks ago. Things have changed and he's now set to take on Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. COO Triple H promised that there will be no help for Orton come Sunday. He's been running around complaining to everyone about the lack of support he's been getting from The Game and Stephanie McMahon. All that complaining led to was him being left out there in the ring alone to face off against a giant. Triple H had let Orton know that he was confident enough in him to see that he can handle his own business in the ring. Orton replied to HHH saying "I'll show you confidence". That statement may be overlooked by some, but not me. Those words will carry weight as Orton sets out to make a statement out of The Big Show on Sunday. It may get very brutal out there as Orton returns to the venomous form we've seen so many times in the past.

Winner: Randy Orton