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Wrestling With The Future | How will Jason Jordan fare at Survivor Series?


With the annual Survivor Series pay-per-view now on the immediate horizon, it is only appropriate for the WWE Universe to begin asking the hard-hitting questions. To absolutely no one’s surprise, most of those questions will surely revolve around Jason Jordan, who was recently inserted into the 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match alongside some legendary superstars from each brand.

As a result, it is only natural to ask — is Jordan ready for the biggest stage?

Although some believe that entering the limelight has come a little bit too soon for the up-and-coming superstar, it actually appears as though the WWE has allowed the former SmackDown Live Tag-Team Champion to progress nicely through the ranks on Monday evenings. Upon departing the tag-team scene on Tuesdays, Jordan then became a stand alone competitor en route to impressing on the Monday Night Raw singles circuit. Because of his ability to thrive on the middle portion of the card, most recently alongside Elias, the next step in the process will appropriately come on November 19 in Houston, Texas.

Upon making his way over to Monday Night Raw, Jordan notably shed his tag-team partner in Chad Gable, appeared alongside his former American Alpha counterpart at last year’s Survivor Series. In doing so, Jordan began his ascension by immediately being thrown into the fire while dropping matches to both John Cena and Roman Reigns along the way. However, after a brief stretch of mixing and matching in addition to putting his in-ring abilities on full display, he was given his first major storyline accompanied by an in-ring feud.

During his back-and-forth exchanges with the aforementioned Elias, Jordan reaffirmed the notion that he is one of the best technical wrestlers out there today. However, and perhaps more importantly at this juncture in his career, Jordan cut some pretty entertaining promos, too. With Elias serving as a constant presence on the microphone for Monday Night Raw, Jordan was forced to up the ante in this department in order to keep up with his opponent — something he actually did very well. Not only did Jordan manage to hold his own on the mic at times but he also created some pretty memorable moments, one of which even saw him tossing vegetables at Elias. Lastly, Jordan’s rivalry with Elias showed his ability to take bumps as well with Elias’ guitar serving as a key piece in the feud’s finale.

With that in mind, let’s revisit the initial question — is Jordan ready for the biggest stage?

Because he has progressed at a steady yet tolerable pace, one has to believe that Jordan is in fact ready to make the leap to this type of match. Of course, he will be serving as a role player alongside the likes of Randy Orton, Shane McMahon, Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman and several others, but the up-and-comer will still have his moments to shine and propel his WWE tenure even further. Checking off all the boxes on his way up, including cutting promos, taking bumps and winning some entertaining matches, look for Jordan to receive an even stronger push if he can hold his own next week in Houston.

Joe Nocco is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, born and raised in the New York area. Previously a contributor to SB Nation, and his own website titled Joe Nocco Sports, among others, Nocco has experience covering a variety of sports having specialized in content surrounding the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. You can follow Nocco at @JoeNoccoFRS on Twitter.

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