The rules are that each spot must be filled and only one person can be in each spot, so no ties can happen, nor can anyone opt out. No matter how difficult it might be, you have to pick.
This past pay-per-view saw Team Cena defeat Team Authority in a traditional Survivor Series elimination tag team match. But while the ten participants in the match are among the top ranked superstars in the business today, who really are the most important ones on each side? That's what this edition of Call the Spot is going to determine.
5) RELEASED = Rusev
I think Rusev is overrated and the main reason he's booked so well is simply because WWE wants that to happen. He's a product of the machine pushing him, not of his own talent where they needed to recognize it and go with the flow. WWE brought Rusev to the scene—he didn't earn his spot by being worthy of it over everyone else.
4) JOBBER = Luke Harper
Harper's shown some surprising talent in the ring, but right now, he's completely devoid of any character. His future is potentially very bright and I look forward to seeing more from him, but if I had to make a choice, I'd be jobbing him out over the others on this list.
3) MIDCARD = Mark Henry
This is by no means a slight at Henry, but he's gotten to an age where I'm okay with him not being the top guy. Henry could be a valuable asset in the main event or the upper midcard, but he could also be a great person to team up with someone in the tag division or to be more of a jobber to the upper midcarders that need to get pushed into the main event.
2) UPPER MIDCARD = Seth Rollins
Rollins has proven himself in the ring and on the mic this past year. He's not quite at the top level yet, but he's getting there and he's consistently been one of the most entertaining people since his debut with The Shield.
1) MAIN EVENT = Kane
Kane's time may seem over, but that's more of a fault on WWE's end rather than his, I feel. The guy still has an intimidating look and he can go in the ring. Although I'd say he's in the twilight of his career as a main event star (at best), he'd still be my go-to guy if they could retool him a bit and give him more of that *umph* to make him more legitimate like he used to be.
5) RELEASED = Erick Rowan
Sorry, dude. You've been doing better, but not good enough compared to the others here.
4) JOBBER = Ryback
I love Ryback's character and I think he has been screwed over in his career very much, but if it's true that he's a liability for various reasons, I would be foolish to put him higher up on the list. Face it, you're not going to sacrifice such a commodity like John Cena for someone like Ryback on a regular basis simply on the interest of doing something new, unless you're just armchair booking as a fan and not as a businessman.
3) MIDCARD = Big Show
Very similar to Mark Henry's situation, Big Show is not going to win any more World Heavyweight Championships and I think to prolong his career and to give back to the other superstars, he'd fit in with the tag team division very well.
2) UPPER MIDCARD = Dolph Ziggler
I've been a big supporter of Ziggler's for many years now and that has never wavered. The guy's the best in-ring performer in the company in my opinion, and that has been a thought I've kept going while both CM Punk and Daniel Bryan were active. Still, he can't compare to the main man in the company, so he's demoted just a tad.
1) MAIN EVENT = John Cena
Do I even need to explain this?