"We think that Survivor Series is obsolete, as far as that title is concerned. It was something that worked many, many years ago, in terms of a creative standpoint, various teams competing. That really is not advantageous as the consumer now looks as what actually they are buying. And it's such a broad ... Survivor Series yes, many years ago, was one of the original four pay-per-views, but it's outlasted its usage and it is one of the things in terms of re-branding, this year and going forward, that will be re-branded. No longer will we have that title, Survivor Series."What the fuck. This is something ridiculous "Mr. McMahon" would say.
If Survivor Series is obsolete it's because they've mostly abandoned the premise of four on four elimination matches and their storylines and wrestlers are so segregated that it's nearly impossible to find four wrestlers who have any sort of relationship whatsoever with each other.
It's being reported they will abandon this format for another "gimmick" PPV. Yes, lets have another "extreme"/HIAC/Elimination Chamber PPV in an environment where medics rush out and the event stops every time someone has a nosebleed.
But it's true, how can Survivor Series work in a WWE world where the writers can't even develop eight characters at the same time.