Last month at Hell in a Cell, the Big Show defeated Sheamus in a match that went far beyond what anyone anticipated. No one expected much from the bout, as Big Show versus Sheamus will never sound like instant classic material; however, the two did manage to put on the match of the night.
After a somewhat slow start the match picked up with plenty of near-falls. Sheamus kicked out of a chokeslam, as well as the “Weapon of Mass Destruction” knockout punch from the Big Show. The giant also kicked out of a brogue kick and white noise, a tremendous feat of strength from Sheamus.
In the end, Big Show countered the brogue kick into a second right hand knockout punch to claim the World Heavyweight Championship for a second time.
Tomorrow night at Survivor Series Sheamus will invoke his rematch clause to challenge for the Heavyweight title in a standard singles matchup, but it is unfeasible to expect this return match to be on par with the fray at Hell in a Cell. This time around we’re likely to receive the average match that we expected last time.
At WWE’s final “big four” pay-per-view of the year we’ll see the typical big man versus the underdog matchup. It will be slow paced and focus on Sheamus trying to wear down the Big Show and take out his vertical base. Expect several minutes of bear hugs and some fleeting displays of strength from the Celtic Warrior.
Ultimately the World’s Largest Athlete will retain to make his second heavyweight title run much more successful than his first less-than-one-minute reign of last year. If there is to be a surprise in the Heavyweight title picture at Survivor Series it will come in the form of Dolph Ziggler cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase. Otherwise don’t expect any more than your average singles matchup here.
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