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Houston to get the “Big Four” stimulus package next November with Survivor Series.

The WWE’s new booking situation around their Big Four is going to feature Houston next year. Starting with next year’s WrestleMania in Orlando, the WWE will position all three of its major brands (NXT, RAW & Smackdown) in one city. San Antonio is getting a test run with the 2017 Royal Rumble plus an NXT Takeover event as well. Houston? Houston gets its first “Big Four” PPV since WrestleMania 25 in 2009.

Next November (Nov. 19), the WWE is bringing Survivor Series to the Toyota Center. It’s the city’s first crack at Survivor Series after two previous WrestleManias (25 in 2009, X-7 in 2001) and the 1989 Royal Rumble. Unless the WWE wants to leave Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for Summerslam anytime soon, Houston would no doubt enjoy having the distinction of hosting all four big WWE PPVs.

Tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at wwe.com and houstontoyotacenter.com.

Survivor Series 2017 is the first major WWE PPV in Houston since WrestleMania 25 in 2009.

“There is amazing heritage and history in WWE’s relationship with Houston and all of Texas. We are excited to work with key stakeholders in Houston to positively leverage that important heritage and build a strong Survivor Series weekend and celebration,” John Saboor, WWE’s executive vice president of special events said.

The news is rather unprecedented. The WWE has attempted to simplify stage setups and more for their programming in recent years. Essentially switching the NXT & WWE related sets from Saturday to Tuesday works perfect for them. The only thing a WWE fan need wonder about is who would be on the roster. Is Nakamura still going to be in NXT? Will Bobby Roode be NXT Champion by then? Are Houston fans going to get Rollins vs. Nakamura vs. Styles? Okay fine, that’s fantasy booking but still.

Don’t forget, the 2016 edition of Survivor Series takes place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Sunday with Brock Lesnar maybe hurting and harming Dad Goldberg. Or something.

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