As we saw last night, both teams are set for the Austin vs. Bischoff Survivor Series match. HBK, The Dudleys, Booker T and RVD vs Jericho, Steiner, Christian, Mark Henry, and Randy Orton.
Isn't this a bit early for everything to be "settled" though? I know he's not at 100 percent, but I've got this nagging suspicion that they're going to find a way to bring Austin in on his team. It would play with the "DTA" in that he'd at least have SOME say in his fate. Heck, say one of Booker T or RVD gets jumped by the heels and put out for Survivor Series ... I wouldn't put it past them to have Mark Henry get targeted and put out as well, with Batista as his replacement. Just to keep that simmering. Or maybe once Austin announces he's in, Orton and Batista jump Jericho to put him out so Batista can come in, turning Jericho face to boot.
Anyway, it looks as if they're moving Austin back into physicality. Will they start with Survivor Series itself?
Why the hell did they choose Randy Orton over Flair and Batista. I thought Evolution would have had there own match at Survivor Series, maybe against Maven, Jindrak and Cade. Surely Batista would have been better then Orton, after all he is in a feud with the man. Or Ric Flair concidering his history with Austin and his experience.
Originally posted by Duck AssWhy the hell did they choose Randy Orton over Flair and Batista. I thought Evolution would have had there own match at Survivor Series, maybe against Maven, Jindrak and Cade. Surely Batista would have been better then Orton, after all he is in a feud with the man. Or Ric Flair concidering his history with Austin and his experience.
This is just a ploy to get Randy onto the PPV. With Batista's return, WWE is trying (for once) to push both new guys, and Orton would be better on the heel team. Batista doesn't need a match just yet; maybe he can interfere in the Austin-Bischoff match.
Josh Beckett is God. If you don't believe me, ask the Yankees (or what's left of them after Georgie Porgie goes nuts).
I had a feeling the Bischoff team was going to wind up as Steiner/Jericho/Evolution, but I'm glad it didn't for a number of reasons. First, it gives Teddy Long a main event to manage (sure, it means a push for Mark Henry too, but you have to take the bad with the good). Second, it leaves Batista open to interfere and make a big impact without having to get eliminated from the match (which you know he would). Finally, whether you agree with the choices, it means there are five guys who are supposed to be wrestlers in the match rather than falling back on the part-time guys.
Once it has happened on TV, I don't think it qualifies as a spoiler anymore. People who don't want to know what happened on Raw generally stay off the net - the wrestling part of it, that is - until they've seen the show.
I think Team Bischoff will win the match, thanks to a turn by Booker T. This will give Austin time to train and get for a Wrestlemania XX match and would also give Booker the push that he hasn't really had as a face, and sets him up for feuds with the Austin supporters RVD and HBK
Edit: HTML, Broken table fixed. Well, one of those.
It's not like this is the first time someone has tossed up this thought as a reason why Rob isn't getting any type of main event push, but he seemed to sleepwalk through a main event program 2 years ago (Unforgiven 2002)