Fans already know the main event, Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and anticipate another: The Wyatt Family vs. a team headlined by The Brothers of Destruction, The Undertaker and Kane.
With the two signature matches either close to or already booked, it’s time to fill out the remainder of the card. There’s no shortage of options, either.
The other two individual men’s titles—Kevin Owens’ intercontinental belt and Alberto Del Rio’s United States Championship—could be defended, as well as the tag team titles held by The New Day. Charlotte is sure to put her Divas title on the line, with Paige the likely challenger.
There are problems, though. Neither Owens nor Del Rio has an organic rivalry at the moment. The New Day has defeated The Dudley Boyz in their last two pay-per-view matchups, leaving it without a No. 1 contender. Paige has won exactly survivor series 2015 one singles match since the Divas Revolution began, as noted by ProFightDB.com, making her a flimsy contender for the Divas Championship.
The solution for WWE Creative is to book stories, not titles. Of utmost importance is to use the pay-per-view’s signature bout, the tag team elimination match, to advance those stories well past Survivor Series.
Here are four critical booking decisions that must be made for WWE Survivor Series 2015, and how those decisions could help shape angles further down the road.