17th Feb2014

‘WWE Survivor Series 2013’ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings


Survivor Series began at the end of the 1980’s and was a themed show that saw the roster of WWE team together in elimination style tag team battles that saw the biggest stars of the day team together to form super-teams. As time went by the Survivor Series stopped being a show filled with elimination tag matches and today it features a few of them while also promoting regular matches for championships and such. 2013’s show only featured two traditional Survivor Series contests.

We are now in February of 2014 and the information since has told us that this Survivor Series event had the lowest PPV buy-rate since the show first began over two and a half decades ago. Still, it doesn’t mean that this show doesn’t have something worth watching, so here is the match listing and a look at the highlights.

Match Listing:

  •  5-On-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
    Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes, Goldust & The Usos vs. The Shield & The Real Americans
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
    Curtis Axel vs. Big E. Langston
  •  7-On-7 Survivor Series Elimination Match
    Natalya, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Naomi, Cameron, JoJo & Eva Marie vs. AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka, Rosa Mendes, Summer Rae, Alicia Fox, Aksana & Kaitlyn
  • Ryback vs. Mark Henry
  • World Heavyweight Championship Match
    John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio
  • CM Punk & Daniel Bryan vs. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
  • WWE Championship Match
    Randy Orton vs. Big Show

The main event of this show has been spoken of widely as one of the poorest main events in years and is definitely a low point of this package, but there are some things to enjoy about this event. The traditional elimination tag team opener featuring ten of the best WWE stars is the best match on offer here and features a wonderful showing from the star-in-the-making, Roman Reigns. The Punk/Bryan vs. Wyatt Family tag match, while not promoted particularly well, is an entertaining match-up that the fans seem into throughout. The title matches are dull and the divas match is sadly lacking and too short for the women to be able to create something interesting anyway. Really, considering the lineage of this event and the fact that it should really be held in great esteem by WWE, this is just not good enough and boasts one of the most lacklustre cards of 2013. Following the Bryan/Orton program, we deserved better than Big Show/Orton here, and WWE obviously realised this when they scrapped the Show/Authority feud quickly after this show.

Still, for fans and enthusiasts, this is a must for the collection, but for those who want a good wrestling PPV to watch, I’d look at SummerSlam instead because this is not going to fulfil your requirements.


DVD Extras

  • SmackDown 22nd November 2013
    Big Show and Randy Orton’s Last Confrontation Before Survivor Series
  • Survivor Series Kick-off Match
    Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz
  • Randy Orton Reacts to Survivor Series

Blu-Ray Exclusive Extras

  • Monday Night RAW 28th October 2013
    Shawn Michaels Explains Himself to Daniel Bryan
    Renee Young Interviews Daniel Bryan
    Street Fight CM Punk vs. Ryback
  • Monday Night RAW 4th November 2013
    The Authority Wants Big Show to Drop His Lawsuit
  • SmackDown 15th November 2013
  • Arm Wrestling Contest – John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio
  • Monday Night Raw 18th November 2013
    12-Man Tag Team Match – CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Jay & Jimmy Uso vs. The Shield & The Wyatt family

With the Blu-ray release featuring plenty more extras than the DVD, it’s worth the little bit of extra money to pick that up if you’re going to buy this release. WWE Survivor Series 2013 is available on DVD and Blu-ray, through FremantleMedia, now.


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