Title: Survivor Series 2021
Running Time: 191 Minutes
Number Of Discs: 1
Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
Released: January 10 2021
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This is our DVD review for WWE Survivor Series 2021. And it’s the latest DVD review for our site. So, let’s see what we think of Survivor Series 2021!
WWE Survivor Series 2021
Survivor Series 2021 Under Card
We start off with the most anticipated match of the whole show: Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair. The rumours of real-life animosity would make this a match that everybody wanted to see. Not least because there was a feeling that the action would somehow seem more authentic and violent. Fortunately, both women would meet fan expectations with one hell of a match. Indeed, this realistic and totally gripping fight is one of the top WWE PPV matches of the eyar. And the slightly controversial finish means that a rematch is likely someday.
Next up, it’s the all-men’s Survivor Series match between the Raw and SmackDown brands. This has its moments and is actually really enjoyable, though the lack of stakes unquestionably hurt its entertainment value. The same can be said for the 25-man Battle Royal to mark the 25th anniversary of The Rock. It’s a nice nod to one of the greatest of all-time, but it feels totally irrelevant otherwise. Meanwhile, RK-Bro vs. The Usos sees Randy Orton set a new all-time record for WWE PPV appearances. And while the all-women’s Survivors match isn’t great, it’s still an improvement over the 2020 offering. This, despite the Brooklyn crowd ignoring much of the action, as Brooklyn audiences sadly tend to do.
Survivor Series 2021 Main Event
Roman Reigns vs. Big E goes on last. It’s a clash of the Universal and WWE Champions to continue the annual trend of brand vs. brand action. However, while it’s a strong outing, again it just feels like a forgettable attraction. Roman’s victory is unsurprising due to the Head Of The Table being the centrepiece of WWE TV for so long. Nevertheless, a Big E win with some help from Roman’s rival Brock Lesnar could have ended this card with a bang. Instead, both the match and most of the card wouldn’t stay in one’s memory almost immediately after the show ends.
Oh, I must mention the other key element of this PPV. Vince McMahon makes a surprise return, and in possession of a mysterious golden egg. A nod towards The Rock’s new movie Red Notice, this would be a show-long storyline, especially when the egg disappears! This would set up a whodunnit for the next night’s Raw, with Austin Theory being revealed as the culprit. This was blasted online, but I enjoyed this harmless story. It gave us some humorous moments, and Theory has been linked on-screen with Vince ever since. Nevertheless, it’s arguably the most memorable aspect of the whole night, which may not be a good thing.
Survivor Series 2021 Summary
So, WWE Survivor Series 2021 isn’t exactly one of the best entries from the 35-year lineage of the PPV event. The opener is well worth watching, and some of the other bouts have their moments. Nevertheless, it all feels very inconsequential, and arguably less significant than episodes of Raw and SmackDown around that time. To me, this is a sign that WWE needs to drop the Raw vs. SmackDown aspect for Survivors 2022. If you do buy this DVD, watch Becky vs. Charlotte and the main event, but think carefully about the other contests.
Overall Rating: 5.5/10 – Above Average
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