|Date: November 23, 2014
|Venue: Scottrade Center |City: At Louis, Missouri
|Attendance: 12,000 |Buys: 100,000
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The second longest running pay per view of all time Survivor Series returns for 2014 and it has a huge main event. Sadly the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar isn’t scheduled for tonight so instead the main event will be a traditional Survivor Series match. It’ll be Team Authority who is made up of Seth Rollins, Kane, Rusev, Mark Henry and Luke Harper against Team Cena which consists of John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, The Big Show, Ryback and Erick Rowan. At one point team Cena had Jack Swagger and Sheamus in it but The Authority saw to it that they didn’t make it to Survivor Series. Should team Cena win then Vince McMahon himself announced that The Authority would no longer be in charge. But if Team Authority win then Triple H has announced that he will fire every member of Team Cena except John Cena himself. The stakes couldn’t be much higher.
There are three other matches announced for tonight. The WWE Tag Team Championships will be on the line as Goldust and Stardust defend against The Usos, Los Matadores and The Miz and Damien Mizdow. These teams have been beating one another over the past few weeks and the fatal four way match was announced on November 17. The WWE DivaS Championship will also be defended as AJ Lee defends against the winner of a number one contenders battle royal, Nikki Bella, who still has her sister Brie as her slave. The other match officially announced for tonight is between Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt. Bray Wyatt cost Dean Ambrose his match against Seth Rollins at Hell In A Cell and since then the two men have tried to get in one another’s head. It’s a battle of who is the most crazy and it comes to a head tonight.
On the Survivor Series kick-off show Fandango defeated Justin Gabriel, Bad News Barrett had some bad news for everyone and Jack Swagger beat Cesaro.
A video package kicks us off, focusing on the main event, the traditional Survivor Series match between Team Cena and Team Authority.
Michael Cole welcomes us to At Louis. He’s joined by Jerry Lawler and John “Bradshaw” Layfield.
Vince McMahon is the man to open the show. Vince introduces his daughter and son-in-law, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie says that they won’t let him down tonight. Triple H and Stephanie do some sucking up to Vince who ignores them and introduces John Cena! Vince reminds Cena that if his team loses then the rest of his team will be fired. He then reminds Triple H and Stephanie that if their team loses that they will no longer be in power. Cena and The Authority go back and forth, saying pretty much the same as they’ve been saying the last couple of weeks on Raw. Stephanie says that if they lose then The Authority will still be calling the shots in Stamford. Vince disagrees, saying they won’t have any say and what’s more is that there will only be one man that can bring them back to power and that’s John Cena.
Goldust & Stardust (c) vs. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) vs. Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) vs. The Miz & Damien Mizdow – Fatal four way match for the WWE Tag Team Championships
A big fatal four way to kick things off. As Survivor Series records go Goldust is 1-4, Stardust is 2-4, The Usos are 0-1, The Miz is 1-4, Damien Sandow is 0-1 whilst Los Matadores make their survivor Series debut. Stardust starts the match against Fernando. Fernando applies a headlock and then sweeps Stardust to the mat. Fernando hits another takeover and barely gets a one count. The Miz tags himself off Stardust and rolls up Fernando for a two count. Fernando drop toe holds The Miz on to the top rope, hits a guillotine and then tags in Diego who hits a rolling senton. Diego tags Fernando back in but Miz catches him with a left hand and goes to the top but Fernando pulls him down. Damien Mizdow is copying everything that Miz does. Miz hits a jawbreaker and thinks about tagging in Mizdow but doesn’t. Jimmy Uso tags in off Miz and hits an arm drag on Fernando. Jimmy tags in Jey who comes in off the top rope. Jey and Fernando slug it out until Stardust tags himself off Fernando. Stardust then low-bridges Jey, sending him to the outside before giving him a beatdown on the outside.
Stardust tags in Goldust who applies a chinlock on Jey Uso. Jey gets out of it but Goldust beats him down in the corner. Goldust tags in Stardust and the champions double team Jey. A “we want Mizdow” chant breaks out as Stardust hits a face-first suplex on Jey. Stardust refuses to tag in Mizdow and hits Jey with a big uppercut. Miz tags himself in off Stardust and boots Stardust down. Jey counters an atomic drop and Fernando tags himself in off Uso. Fernando hits a backstabber on Miz for a near fall. Jimmy Uso made the save there. Goldust clotheslines Fernando down from the apron. Miz kicks down Fernando in the corner and then hits his trademark clothesline in the corner. Miz then tags in Damien Mizdow to a huge pop. Mizdow is all fired up but Goldust tags himself in off Mizdow! Fernando rolls up Goldust for a two count. Stardust tags in off his partner and the champions stomp down Fernando. Stardust his a snapmare and applies a chinlock to Fernando.
Stardust hits a clothesline on Fernando and then tags in Goldust. Goldust hits a big right hand for a two count and then throws Fernando out of the ring. Goldust hits Fernando with a clothesline on the outside and then rolls him back into the ring for a one count on the pinfall. Goldust applies a chinlock but Fernando gets out of it. Goldust hits a springboard elbow off the middle rope. Stardust tags in off Goldust and hits a sunset flip/German suplex for a two count. Fernando back body drops Fernando on to the apron and Stardust takes out Diego. Stardust and Fernando then exchange counters leading to a tornado DDT from Fernando. Stardust tags Goldust and Fernando tags Jimmy Uso! Jimmy is fired up on Goldust and hits Samoan drop. Jimmy hits his running arse splash in the corner and Jey tags in and hits one of his own! The Usos dispose of Diego, The Miz and Stardust and then look to dive to the outside but Diego pulls them out. Goldust gets back in the ring and hits a powerslam for a two count.
Jey Uso hits an enzeguri on Goldust and then finally dives to the outside on everyone. Stardust then hits the falling star on everyone before Diego back body drops El Torito out and follows him out, diving out on everyone. Back in the ring and El Matadores go at it with Stardust and Goldust. They all get stacked up on the corner, suplexing each other down to the mat. Miz tags himself in as Jey USo hits a big splash on Goldust. Mizdow then tags himself in and pins Goldust for the three! The Miz and Damien Mizdow win the match and the WWE Tag Team Championships! Miz celebrates with both titles as Mizdow copies his celebrations! A great way to start the show.
There’s an ad for Larry The Cable Guy on Raw tomorrow.
And an ad for a live Stone Cold Podcast on the WWE Network with Vince McMahon.
Adam Rose and his bunny are backstage playing with wrestling figures. Adam Rose tells the bunny not to do anything or he’ll be back to children’s birthday parties. Titus O’Neil and Heath Slater turn up and give Adam Rose some stick. Rose says that the bunny worships him. Adam Rose challenges Titus O’Neil and Heath Slater to a tag team match against him and the bunny.
Natalya, Emma, Naomi & Alicia Fox vs. Paige, Cameron, Summer Rae & Layla – Traditional Survivor Series match
This was a match I knew nothing about. As Survivor Series records go, Natalya is 2-1, Naomi is 0-1, Alicia Fox is 0-2, Cameron is 0-1, Summer Rae is 0-1, Layla is 0-3 and both Emma and Paige make their Survivor Series debut tonight. Naomi still looking for a first pay per view victory tonight. Paige and Layla have had their difference so interesting that they are on the same team. Paige and Natalya start the match and Natalya starts with a headlock takeover which Paige counters with a head scissors. Paige hits a headlock takeover which Natalya counters with a head scissors. Paige knocks Natalya down with a clothesline and then tags in Layla who misses with a leg drop. Natalya tags Emma who gets a couple of near falls on Layla. Layla hits an arm drag takeover and both girls get two counts. Layla hits a kick to the head for a one count. Emma tags Paige back in and she hits a headbutt. Paige chokes Emma on the middle rope and Layla gets a cheap shot in.
Paige hits Emma with knees to the head but Emma fifes back with a right hand. Paige smashes Emma into the top turnbuckle and then sets her up for something on the top rope but Emma counters and hits a superplex. Paige tags in Cameron who bots Emma in the head and lays in some right hands. Cameron hits a big slap and smashes Emma into the mat. A “we want Mizdow” chant breaks out as Cameron hits a suplex and a legdrop for a two count. Cameron applies a modified full nelson which Emma fights out of and hits a backslide for a two count. Emma ducks a clothesline and tags in Naomi who kicks Cameron in the face and then heads to the top and hits a cross body. Naomi then fights all of the other team off the apron and hits a stunner on Cameron for a near fall. Layla broke up the cover and all the divas get involved! They all clear the ring of another leaving Cameron in the ring with Natalya. Cameron hits a bulldog on Cameron and Naomi then rolls up Cameron for the three! Cameron has been eliminated.
Summer Rae gets in the match for the first time legally but Naomi hits a snapmare and a kick to the face for a one count. Summer Rae pulls Naomi to the mat by the hair and pins her for a one count. Summer Rae splashes the left arm of Naomi. Naomi tags Natalya but Summer Rae catches her with a boot as she tries to get in the ring. Summer Rae throws Natalya back in the ring but Natalya tags in Alicia Fox. Foxy hits Summer Rae with dropkicks and then takes shots at Paige and Layla. Alicia hits a cross body on all three opponents sending them to the outside and then heads to the top but Paige, Layla and Summer Rae disperse. Summer Rae gets in the ring and Alicia screams at her so Summer tags in Layla. Alicia hits a Lou thesz press on Layla and then a northern lights suplex for a two count. Layla hits a springboard cross body on Alicia but Foxy comes back with a backbreaker for the three. Layla has been eliminated.
Paige gets involved right away and takes shots at Alicia Fox before tagging in Summer Rae. Fox takes Summer Rae back to her corner and tags in Natalya. Natalya hits a clothesline and a snapmare before nailing a low dropkick. Natalya hits a spinning clothesline but Paige hits Natalya with a kick to the back. Summer Rae tags in Paige and Natalya looks for the sharpshooter but Summer Rae breaks it up. Paige tags in Summer Rae who hits knees to Natalya and then does the Paige scream from the outside. Natalya kicks Summer Rae to the outside and Paige picks up her partner and rolls her back into the ring. Natalya tags in Emma who hits Summer Rae with clotheslines and then the tarantula. Emma rolls over to Paige and hits her with a forearm. Emma hits Summer Rae with the Emmamite sandwich and then locks on a modified STF. Summer Rae taps out! Summer Rae has been eliminated!
It’s down to Paige against the entire face team. Paige heads towards the entrance ramp but Emma goes after her and rolls her into the ring. Paige kicks Emma in the face as she gets back into the ring and lays in some boots. Emma tags Natalya who looks for a slam but Paige slips down the back and kicks Natalya in the face. Natalya tags Naomi who looks for a split-legged moonsault but Paige gets her knees up. Paige looks to cheap shot Alicia but Foxy counters and hits Paige with a right hand. Paige turns around into a rear view from Naomi and then a version of a DDT for the three! Natalya, Naomi, Emma and Alicia Fox pick up the win! Tyson Kidd celebrates in front of Natalya too. A really good match.
There’s an ad for TLC which is three weeks from tonight.
We’re shown some footage form the kick-off show with Fandango defeated Justin Gabriel and there was also some bad news from Bad News Barrett. No mention of the Cesaro and Jack Swagger match.
We throw to the kick-off panel made up of Renee Young, Paul Heyman, Booker T and Alex Riley.
There’s a video package next for Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt.
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
This is a first time pay per view match between these two men. Dean Ambrose wrestled at Survivor Series last year but didn’t have his hand raised in victory. It’s a Survivor Series in-ring debut for Bray Wyatt. Wyatt gets the early advantage with right hands but Ambrose fires back with kicks. Ambrose hits a clothesline and some right hands so Wyatt rolls to the outside. Ambrose follows and gets caught with an uppercut but Ambrose clotheslines Wyatt down. Ambrose then goes up to the apron and hits a flying forearm before rolling Bray back in. Wyatt ducks a clothesline and hits a flying forearm in the ring and gets a two count. Ambrose manages to kick Wyatt out of the ring and then looks to dive out at him but Bray hits a right hand and throws Ambrose into the ring steps. Wyatt throws Ambrose into the ring and hits a suplex and senton for a one count. Wyatt applies a full nelson but Ambrose fights out of it. Wyatt hits a clothesline and throws Ambrose out of the ring before the two men clothesline each other on the outside.
Both men get back into the ring and square off, slugging it out. Ambrose hits some forearms and a bulldog before Ambrose mocks Wyatt with a spider pose in the corner. Ambrose looks to set up for dirty deeds but Wyatt fights him off with headbutts. Wyatt then sets up for Sister Abigail but Ambrose counters with a roll up for a two count. Ambrose ties up Wyatt in the top es and hits him with a dropkick and a legdrop for a near fall. Dean heads to the top but Wyatt hits him with an uppercut and goes up with him, looking for a superplex but Ambrose headbutts him to the mat. The two men slug it out until Wyatt hits a big urunage for a near fall. Bray Wyatt no longer has his Wyatt Family with him as he has set them free. Wyatt goes up to the middle rope but Ambrose avoids a senton and rolls up Wyatt for a two count. Ambrose hits a clothesline and goes up top himself, hitting an elbow drop for a two count. Ambrose looks for some mounted punches but Bray counters and hits a big clothesline which causes Ambrose to fall to the outside.
Bray Wyatt hits a urunage on the steps and then rolls Ambrose back into the ring, pinning him for a two count. Wyatt looks like he’s crying. He rolls out of the ring and asks for a microphone. He rolls back into the ring with the microphone and asks Ambrose why he’s doing this. Wyatt says that he and Ambrose could have ruled the world together. Wyatt lays Ambrose out with a right hand and then pulls a chair out from under the ring. He slides it into the ring but Ambrose grabs it. Wyatt goes down on his knees and then stands up. Ambrose beats Wyatt down with the chair! The bell rings, it’s a disqualification win for Bray Wyatt tonight. Ambrose hits dirty deeds on Wyatt on to the chair. IT looks like they’re setting up a match for TLC. Chairs match anyone? Maybe not, Ambrose pulls a table out from under the ring and slides it into the ring. Ambrose sets up the table and lays Wyatt on it before going up to the top and hitting an elbow drop on Wyatt through the table! Ambrose then buries Wyatt under the table and a load more chairs! Ambrose then sets up a massive ladder in the ring and stands atop of it. Really fun match between these two men.
Triple H is giving a pep talk to Team Authority. It’s a big team with Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Seth Rollins, Rusev, Lana, Mark Henry, Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury, Kane and Luke Harper. Stephanie screams at them not to lose.
Adam Rose & The Bunny vs. Heath Slater & Titus O’Neil
Yes you read that right. A bunny. Titus O’Neil is 0-1 at Survivor Series events, Heath Slater is 1-0. It’s a Survivor Series debut for Adam Rose and a PPV debut for The Bunny (who may or may not be Justin Gabriel). The Bunny starts the match off against Heath Slater but Adam Rose tags himself in before The Bunny can do anything. Heath Slater hits Adam Rose with a kick and pins him for a two count. Slater lays into Rose with right hands and then tags in Titus O’Neil. Titus hits two backbreakers and flings Rose to the side. Titus hits rose with clubbing blows but then runs into a boot. Rose crawls across the ring and tags in The bunny. The Bunny dropkicks Slater and then hits a flapjack and bunny hops. The Bunny disposes of Titus O’Neil and then avoids a splash from Slater in the corner. The bunny hits a missile dropkick and gets the three! The Bunny pins Heath Slater and wins the match. Adam Rose looks annoyed. The Rosebuds then carry The Bunny to the back, leaving Adam Rose!
There’s a live interview with Roman Reigns who says that this time next month he will be back.
Team Cena are backstage with John Cena giving his motivational speech. The team are behind John Cena.
AJ Lee (c) vs. Nikki Bella – Divas Championship match
This is a first time singles match between these two girls. AJ Lee is 0-1 at Survivor Series PPV’s whilst Nikki is 1-0. Nikki has her sister Brie in the corner. The bell rings and Brie gets up on the ring apron with the Divas Championship belt. Brie then kisses AJ! Nikki punches AJ in the face and hits her with the rack attack! Nikki hooks the leg and gets the three! Nikki Bella wins the match and the WWE Divas Championship! Brie Bella actually looks really happy. Well that was short and sweet.
It is announced that Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt will meet at TLC in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match.
There’s a video package next for the main event.
Team Cena (John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, The Big Show, Ryback & Erick Rowan) vs. Team Authority (Seth Rollins, Kane, Rusev, Mark Henry & Luke Harper) Traditional Survivor Series match, if Team Cena win the The Authority are out of power but if Team Authority win the everyone but John Cena on Team Cena will be fired
It’s a high stakes match but let’s go through Survivor Series records. John Cena is 8-1, Dolph Ziggler is 3-3, The Big Show is 4-9, Ryback is 0-2, Erick Rowan is 0-1, Seth Rollins is 0-1, Kane is 4-8-1, Mark Henry is 2-5, Luke Harper is 0-1 and Rusev makes his Survivor Series debut tonight. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are out to applaud their team to the ring. John Cena is the only superstar to have fought on every PPV so far in 2014. This has a big match feel to it, they’ve done a good job of building this as the main event in the absence of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Mark Henry starts the match against The Big Show. Mark Henry is fired up and Triple H continues to motivate him from the apron. Henry then runs at Big Show who knocks him out with a big right hand! Big Show hooks the leg and gets the three! Mark Henry has been eliminated!
We’re down to 5 against 4 already. Luke Harper looks to be the next man to get into the ring but he serves as a distraction for Seth Rollins who goes after Big Show. Big Show turns the tables and hits a couple of chops. Kane tags in but Big Show hits him with a headbutt and right hands. Big Show tags in John Cena who hits right hands on Kane and a clothesline. Cena hits a dropkick to knock down Kane but Kane fires back with an uppercut. Kane tags in Luke Harper and Cena tags in Erick Rowan. Seth Rollins tags himself in before the two former partners can go at it. Rowan lays into Rollins, hitting a bulldog into the corner. Rowan hits a bodyslam and then tags in Ryback who gets a mixed reaction. Ryback powers Rollins into the corner and then looks for a gorilla press slam but Rollins slips down.
Harper tags himself in but Ryback hits him with a stalling vertical suplex. Kane then tags himself in and he hits Ryback with right hands. Ryback ducks a clothesline and hits a Lou Thesz press. Kane tags in Rusev and Rusev slugs it out with Ryback. Ryback slams Rusev and then motions for a meathook clothesline which he hits. Ryback motions for shellshock but Rusev slips down. Kane hits Ryback with a big boot and all 9 men then go at it! Everyone slugs it out on the outside but Rollins sneaks in and hits Ryback with a curbstomp. Rusev hits Ryback with a big kick and pins him for the three! Ryback has been eliminated!
Big Show and Rusev are the legal men and Rusev lays into Big Show. Rusev runs into a big boot and the big man then motions for a chokeslam! Rusev manages to counter and tags in Luke Harper. Big Show smashes Harper into the top turnbuckles but then runs into a dropkick. Harper tags in Seth Rollins who lays in the boots. Rollins tags in Kane and they double team Big Show. Kane gets a near fall and then tags in Luke Harper who hits Big Show with a gator roll. Harper applies a headlock but Big Show breaks it up with a side slam. Big Show tags in Dolph Ziggler for the first time. He hits Harper with clotheslines and a neckbreaker but gets caught with a sideslam. Harper tags in Rollins and they double team Ziggler in the corner. Rusev tags in and continues to lay in the boots. He pins Dolph for a two count and then tags in Kane. Kane hits an Irish whip and a splash in the corner before hitting a sidewalk slam for a two count. Kane applies a chinlock which Dolph gets out of but Kane hits a big boot for a two count.
Luke Harper tags in and rams his boot into the face of the man he beat for the Intercontinental Championship, Dolph Ziggler. Harper looks for a suplex but ziggler lands on his feet just for Harper to hit a right hand. Harper tags in Rusev who hits a big knee but Dolph fights him off. Ziggler tries for a cross body but Rusev catches him, hits him with knees and then a fallaway slam for a near fall. Rusev tags in Rollins who hits a big right hand. Rollins lays into Ziggler with right hands but Ziggler fires back with rights of his own. Seth drops Ziggler on the middle turnbuckle and then pins him for a two count. Rollins tags in Rusev who applies a chinlock but Ziggler gets out of it with a jawbreaker and then a DDT for a near fall. Luke Harper broke it up but cena drops Harper with an attitude adjustment.
Kane then chokeslam Cena, Big Show chokeslams Kane, Rollins hits Big Show with a knee off the top. Erick Rowan then gets involved and back body drops Rollins into Kane, Big show and a couple of others. Rusev disposes of Rowan and Rusev then powerbombs Ziggler over the top and into everyone! Rusev takes apart the Spanish announce table and rolls Ziggler on top of it before climbing on to the other announce desk and looking for a splash but ziggler moves out of the way and Rusev goes crashing through the Spanish announce table! The referee is counting them out but Dolph just beats the count! Rusev does not. Rusev has been eliminated.
Kane gets in the ring and looks to chokeslam Ziggler but ziggler counters and tags in John Cena! Cena hits two shoulder blocks on Kane and a side slam before hitting the five knuckle shuffle! Cena then hits the attitude adjustment but Seth Rollins gets in the ring and hits Cena with a curb stomp! Cena tags in Rowan and Kane tags in Harper. The two former tag team partners slug it out and Rowan throws Harper into the corner before hitting a splash and headbutts. Rowan knocks Kane off the apron but Harper jumps on Rowans back. Rowan gets him off and hits a spin kick. Kane gets in the ring and grabs Rowan by the throat. Rollins then hits rowan with a knee off the top rope. Harper hits a spinning clothesline on Rowan and pins him for the three! Erick Rowan has been eliminated.
It’s now three against three. John Cena, Dolph Ziggler and Big Show against Seth Rollins, Kane and Luke Harper. Team Authority stand in the ring and Big Show gets in. Dolph Ziggler is out on the outside. Big Show then hammers John Cena with a KO punch! Seth Rollins pins John Cena and gets the three! John Cena has been eliminated. Big Show then walks over and shakes the hand of Triple H. Big Show leaves!
It’s now Dolph Ziggler against Seth Rollins, Kane and Luke Harper. On the outside Kane throws Dolph Ziggler into the barricade before rolling him into the ring. Kane stomps away at Dolph and then pins him for a near fall. Kane tags in Luke Harper who stomps on Ziggler and then tags in Seth Rollins. Rollins plays with Dolph and then tags in Kane. Kane pops Ziggler on the top rope for a superplex but ziggler hammers him down and hits a cross body for a two count. Ziggler hits a superkick and the zigzag and hooks the leg for the three! Kane has been eliminated.
Luke Harper gets in the ring and big boots Dolph Ziggler right out of the ring. Harper hits a suicide dive and then back in the ring he hits a superkick for a near fall. Harper motions for a sit-out powerbomb and hits it for a near fall. Harper tries to get Dolph up to his feet but ziggler hits a schoolboy out of nowhere and gets the three! Luke Harper has been eliminated!
We are down to Dolph ziggler against Seth Rollins. Rollins lays the boots in and then throws Ziggler out of the ring. Rollins throws Dolph into the barricade twice and then rolls him back into the ring. Dolph rolls Rollins up out of nowhere and gets a near fall before hitting a DDT for another near fall. Rollins hits a buckle bomb for a near fall and then lays in some right hands. Seth heads to the top but Ziggler goes up with him. Rollins headbutts Dolph to the mat and looks for a knee but Ziggler moves and hits a fame-asser for a near fall. Ziggler looks for a zigzag but Rollins grabs on to the top rope. Noble and Mercury try to get into the ring so Ziggler fights them off. Dolph then hits the zigzag on Rollins! He hooks the leg but Triple H drags the referee out of the ring and lays him out! Noble and Mercury then jump Ziggler but Dolph fights them off. Rollins hits another buckle bomb on Ziggler but Ziggler avoids the curb stomp. Ziggler hits the zigzag but there’s no referee! Another referee comes out but Triple H lays him out!
Triple H takes his jacket off and then hits Ziggler with right hands. Triple H hits Dolph with a clothesline and then sets him up for a pedigree before hitting it in the middle of the ring. Triple H rolls Rollins on top of Ziggler and calls for another referee. Scott Armstrong, dodgy referee, runs out and counts two but the lights dim! Sting then walks out from the back! Sting lays out Scott Armstrong and then goes face to face with Triple H. The two men just stare at one another for a long time. Triple H tries to take a shot at Sting but Sting ducks and hits a Scorpion Deathdrop! Sting then rolls Ziggler on top of Rollins and a referee climbs into the ring and counts the three! Wow, Seth still selling the zigzag from about ten minutes ago. It’s a huge win for Dolph Ziggler and Team Cena with thanks to Sting! Great main event. Triple H and Stephanie ham it up after the match.
And that was Survivor Series 2014. I really enjoyed this show. If you haven’t seen it then I urge you to go and watch it when you can. for the most part it was a really good show and most of the matches were really enjoyable. The tag team match that kicked things off was a lot of fun. Four tag teams with unlimited potential. and a few “proper tag teams” as I like to say. The Usos are a really solid team but I’ve really been enjoying the work from Stardust and Goldust. Damien Mizdow has been the most entertaining guy in the company for a while now but it was somewhat of a surprise to see Mizdow and The Miz win the WWE Tag Team Championships. It’s a good spot for them though and it’ll keep them on the shows and PPV. I just hope the gimmick doesn’t become repetitive but only time will tell on that one. A great match to kick things off with.
The Divas then had a traditional Survivor Series match and I really enjoyed this one. They were given plenty of time and it was a big improvement on some of the female Survivor Series matches we’ve seen in the past. Team Natalya was a lot stronger on paper and they won the match in a clean sweep. This meant that Naomi finally picked up a pay per view win. I liked the story with Paige as she has been the most heavily pushed diva in this match as of late but she got her comeuppance when the numbers became too much. A good match from these girls. Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt then had their match and it became clear that this match was used to setup up a TLC match at next months pay per view. These two guys have a lot of chemistry and I like this feud. It should keep them ticking over before their Wrestlemania feuds kick in next year. This was a setup match for next month but again, an enjoyable match.
Next up was the tag team match made earlier in the match between Adam Rose, The Bunny and Titus O’Neil & Heath Slater. This was pretty random but they have been feuding for the last couple of months on Raw so I guess it made sense. They seem to think that The Bunny is the star of this quartet so it was he that picked up the pinfall victory for the team. It looks like Adam Rose is on the cusp of a heel turn as he refers to himself as a God and claims that his Rosebuds worship him. They could go down a really dark, cult like direction for this character which would be pretty cool. I expect to see Adams Rose feuding with The Bunny going forward. And then came a very short Divas Championship match. Nikki Bella beat AJ lee after Brie kissed AJ’s face off. I’m not sure how much coming back from this there is for AJ after such a quick loss. I don’t know if AJ is leaving considering all the controversy with her husband CM Punk but if she’s not then I wouldn’t be surprised to see her feud with Nikki Bella continue. Also did Brie break character by celebrating with her sister or was it a ruse all along? I don’t know, it seemed strange.
And then came the epic main event. This was probably the best traditional Survivor Series match of all time. It felt like there was so much on the line. I was surprised to see Mark Henry eliminated so quickly. Ryback was next to go and then Rusev was counted out which was a good way to eliminate him as he stays strong. Erick Rowan was next to go. And then came the controversy as Big Show turned heel again (Jesus Christ) and knocked John Cena out of the match. John Cena being eliminated at the mid-point of this match was a big elimination and it left Dolph Ziggler against three of Team Authority. Dolph had a massive comeback, eliminating Kane and Luke Harper. And after The Authority got involved it took the debut of Sting to even the odds. It is so good to see Sting in the WWE. The match possibilities are endless with Sting, talk about a main event talent. It looks like he’ll be paired with Triple H until Wrestlemania. Dolph Ziggler won the match though and that means The Authority are done! I’m sure Raw will pop a big rating as people want to see the aftermath of this. A great main event though, it lasted 45 minutes but it was a fantastic watch. Really well done.
Overall Rating: 67/100 (ranked 31st out of 308)
Match Of The Night: Team Cena vs. Team Authority
Worst Match Of The Night: Adam Rose & The Bunny vs. Titus O’Neil & Heath Slater
Surprise Of The Night: The debut of Sting
Worst Booking Of The Night: The Bunny pins Heath Slater
Superstar Of The Night: Dolph Ziggler
Survivor Series 2014 Will Be Remembered For: The massive Survivor Series main event won by Dolph Ziggler and the debut of Sting!