|Date: November 24, 2013
|Venue: TD Garden |City: Boston, Massachusetts
|Attendance: 13,500 |Buys: 179,000
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Welcome to the 27th year of Survivor Series, the second longest running event in WWE history. The WWE Championship will be defended tonight when Randy Orton puts the title on the line against The Big Show. Big Show was fired from the WWE only a few weeks ago but after threatening a huge lawsuit against the company was re-hired. Big Show would then put a stipulation in his contract that he would receive a WWE Championship match providing he dropped the lawsuit. All hands were shaken and the match was made for Survivor Series.
The World Heavyweight Championship will also be defended tonight as John Cena defends against former champion Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio has been targeting John Cena’s left arm, which he believes isn’t completely healed after Cena returned from his injury early. Last week on Smackdown John Cena came out to the ring in a sling only to reveal that he wasn’t really injured and attacked Alberto Del Rio. The other title match scheduled for tonight is for the Intercontinental Championship where new champion Big E will defend against the man he beat on Raw for the title a few weeks ago, Curtis Axel.
A Survivor Series event wouldn’t be complete without a traditional Survivor Series match and tonight we have two. The tag team scene has really heated up over the last few months and tonight we get a match teaming all three members of The Shield with the Real Americans against Cody Rhodes, Goldust, The Usos and the returning Rey Mysterio. The other traditional Survivor Series elimination match will be 7 against 7 and features the girls of Total Divas (Natalya, Cameron, Naomi, Eva Marie, Jojo and The Bella Twins) against the “True Divas” of AJ Lee, Tamina, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Aksana, Alicia Fox and Summer Rae.
Also tonight will see the PPV in-ring debut for Luke Harper and Erick Rowan as they take on the “dream team” of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. The Wyatt Family have been targeting these two men recently and they have joined forces to try and take down the creepy newcomers.
On the kick-off show The Miz defeated Kofi Kingston.
The show kicks off with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon making their way out to the stage. Triple H and Stephanie say that there will be no interference in any match tonight.
A video package then kicks off, mostly focusing on Randy Orton and The Big Show, The Authority and John Cena and Alberto Del Rio.
Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes, Goldust & The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) vs. The Shield (Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose) & The Real Americans (Cesaro & Jack Swagger) – Traditional Survivor Series match
We kick off with a traditional Survivor Series match. As Survivor Series records go, Rey Mysterio is 3-5, Goldust is 1-3, Cody Rhodes is 2-3, Cesaro is 1-0 and Jack Swagger is 0-3. The Usos and The Shield make their debut at the event tonight. Ricardo Rodriguez is shown on the Spanish announce team. Zeb Colter runs down the crowd before the match. Cody Rhodes starts the match against Dean Ambrose. Ambrose gets the first knockdown in with a shoulder charge. Rhodes takes down Ambrose and then hits a right hand causing Dean to back off. Ambrose hits some lefts and rights and a chop but Rhodes fires back with a clothesline. Ambrose takes the advantage by stomping down Rhodes in the corner before getting in the face of the referee. Rhodes rolls Ambrose up and gets the three! Dean Ambrose has been eliminated!
Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins get involved but The Usos dispose of them and The Real Americans before diving out at their opponents. Seth Rollins then officially enters the match but Cody hits him with a face-first suplex for the first near fall of the night. Cody tags out to Goldust who gets a good pop. Goldust hits some right hands and a back body drop for a one count. Rollins tags out top Cesaro who quickly tags out to Jack Swagger. Swagger knocks down Goldust and then forces him into the heels corner. Cesaro drops Goldust on the top rope before getting tagged in. Cesaro hits a clothesline for a one count and then tags out to Jack Swagger. Swagger hits a big takeover for a near fall. Swagger hits a big clothesline and then a Swagger bomb. Cesaro tagged himself in and hits a stomp for a near fall. Cesaro then applies a chinlock but Goldust fights his way out and hits a backslide for a two count. Goldust hits a DDT but Cesaro hits a gut wrench suplex.
Goldust fights off the opposing team and then hits a pendulum powerbomb. Cesaro tags in Swagger and Goldust tags in Rey Mysterio! Mysterio comes in with a senton and then hits a bulldog and a big boot. Swagger manages to catch Mysterio but Rey counters a powerbomb with a hurricanrana before hitting the 619! Jimmy Uso tags in and hits a superkick before tagging in Jey Uso who hits a splash for the three! Jack Swagger has been eliminated. Cesaro comes right in and goes to work on Jey Uso, hitting him with a dropkick and then an uppercut. Cesaro then hits Jey with the giant swing! Cesaro then does the same to Jimmy Uso as the crowd count along! Jey tags in Cody Rhodes who hits a backslide for the three! Cesaro has been eliminated!
That means we’ve got Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns against the entire other team. Roman Reigns gets in the match for the first time But Cody takes the advantage before tagging in Jimmy Uso. Jimmy tags in Jey who hits a big forearm on Reigns. Jey runs into an elbow and Reigns tags in Seth Rollins. Rollins lays in the boots and then pins Jey for a two count. Rollins tags in Reigns who hits a big right hand and covers for a two count. Reigns applies an armbar before tagging Seth Rollins back in who comes in with a right hand off the top. Seth hits a side suplex for a two count and then applies a chinlock. Jey fights out of it but Rollins tags in Reigns just for Jey to take down both men. Jey tags in Jimmy who hits Reigns with clotheslines and kicks and then a Samoan drop. Jimmy hits a running butt bump in the corner for a two count and then heads to the top but Reigns goes up with him for a superplex. Jimmy manages to fight Reigns off to the mat and then looks for a splash but Roman gets his knees up! Reigns hits a spear and that’s enough for the three! Jimmy Uso has been eliminated.
Reigns tags in Rollins and Cody Rhodes gets involved and goes right to work on Rollins with a sunset flip, uppercut and moonsault. Rollins counters cross-Rhodes but Cody hits it! He didn’t see Rollins tag in Reigns though and Roman hits a spear for the three! Cody Rhodes has been eliminated. Jey Uso gets involved and throws Reigns to the outside before throwing him into the barricade. Jey rolls Roman back into the ring and heads to the top but Reigns gets out of the way and tags in Seth Rollins. Rollins hits a stomp and pins Jey for the three! Jey Uso has been eliminated. We’re down to Rey Mysterio and Goldust against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. Rey Mysterio gets into the match but Rollins stomps him down. Rey hits a kick to the face for a near fall and then heads to the top but Rollins crotches him up there. Seth hits a running dropkick and then tags in Roman Reigns. Reigns throws Mysterio out of the ring and Rey just about beats the count back in. Reigns looks for a spear but Rey moves and Roman hits the ringpost.
Roman Reigns tags Seth Rollins who stomps Goldust from tagging in. Seth looks for an electric chair drop on Rey but Mysterio counters and rolls Rollins up for the three! Seth Rollins has been eliminated. Rollins quickly beats down Rey Mysterio which allows Roman Reigns to have the immediate advantage. Mysterio counters a powerslam but still can’t make a tag. Rey hits an enzeguri and a drop toe hold and finally Mysterio tags in Goldust. Goldust hits clotheslines and his trademark uppercut before hitting a spinebuster for a near fall. Goldust lays in some mounted right hands in the corner and a powerslam for a near fall. Roman counters a suplex by ramming Goldust into the corner but Goldust hits an elbow and then a cross body. Reigns counters a bulldog and hits a spear for the three! Goldust has been eliminated. We’re down to Roman Reigns and Rey Mysterio. Rey looks for a senton but Roman catches him. Rey hits a hurricanrana and looks to finish with a 619 but Reigns hits him with a spear for the three! Roman Reigns wins the match as the sole survivor! Great way to kick off the show and a huge win for Roman Reigns.
Triple H, Stephanie and Kane are backstage when Randy Orton turns up. Orton wants to make sure everyone is on the same page. Triple H asks if Orton wants bailing out again but Orton doesn’t and leaves.
Big E Langston (c) vs. Curtis Axel – Intercontinental Championship match
This is a first time PPV match between these two men. Both men make their in-ring Survivor Series debut tonight. This is a rematch from last week on Raw when Big E Langston beat Curtis Axel for the Intercontinental Championship. Curtis starts the match with a headlock and then switches to a hammerlock and body scissors. Big E reverses and takes Axel down. Axel works the left arm of the Intercontinental Champion but Big E hits a big firemans takeover. Axel hits a right hand and a few kicks but Big E hits a big shoulder tackle and a shoulder charge in the corner. Big E hits a flapjack and a big clothesline for a two count. Axel leaves the ring but Big E goes after him and rolls him back into the ring. Axel then catches Big E as he tries to get back into the ring and forces him back to the outside before diving off the apron with a clothesline. Axel rolls Langston back into the ring and pins him for a one count.
Axel hits some knees for a two count and then applies a chinlock but Big E fights out of it and then hits a couple of clotheslines and a belly to belly suplex. Big E hits a splash similar to what Ultimate Warrior used to do before pulling down the straps but Curtis Axel hits a kick to the knee and then the Perfect-plex for a near fall. Big E avoids a splash in the corner but then runs into an elbow. Axel goes up to the middle rope but Big E catches him. Axel elbows Big E and looks for a neckbreaker but Big E fights him off and hits the big ending for the three! Big E wins the match and retains the Intercontinental Championship!
Renee Young interviews Big E after the match and Big E panders to the crowd.
AJ Lee is backstage giving a team talk to her Survivor Series team. Her team aren’t convinced by her teamtalk. Kaitlyn speaks up and says that AJ has made enemies out of her whole team. AJ says it’s about the fight against total divas.
Natalya, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Naomi, Cameron, Eva Marie & Jojo vs. AJ Lee, Tamina, Kaitlyn, Aksana, Alicia Fox, Summer Rae & Rosa Mendes – Traditional Survivor Series match
This is Total Divas vs. the True Divas? As Survivor Series records go, Kaitlyn is 0-1, Natalya is 1-1, Alicia Fox is 0-1 and all of the other divas make their Survivor Series debut tonight. It’s actually a PPV in-ring debut for Cameron, Eva Marie, Jojo and Aksana. Alicia Fox and Naomi start the match and Alicia hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a one count. Alicia throws Naomi across the ring and then hits a running boot. Alicia pops Naomi on the top rope and looks to hit a side superplex but Naomi elbows her down and then hits a split-legged moonsault for the three! Alicia Fox has been eliminated. Rosa Mendes gets in the ring and Naomi looks to hit the rear view but Rosa avoids it. Naomi tags in Cameron and the two girls hit a double legdrop for a one count.Cameron smashes Rosa off the top turnbuckle a few times but Rosa reverses an Irish whip and drop toe holds Cameron off the middle turnbuckle before pinning her for the three! Cameron has been eliminated! Rosa dances but Nikki Bella takes her down with a facebuster for the three! Rosa Mendes has been eliminated.
Summer Rae dances into the ring and Nikki responds with an inverted worm. It seems as though we’ve got a dance off! Summer does the splits and Nikki hits her with a low dropkick before pinning her for the three! Summer Rae has been eliminated. Kaitlyn comes in and so does Eva Marie who gets boo’d. Kaitlyn hits a gutbuster for the three! Eva Marie has been eliminated. In comes Naomi who hits a kick to the face but Kaitlyn hits a gutbuster to Naomi for the three! Naomi has been eliminated. Brie Bella gets involved and takes down Kaitlyn for a near fall. Brie sidesteps a spear and goes to the top, hitting a missile dropkick for the three. Kaitlyn has been eliminated. Aksana comes in but Brie drops her with a dropkick. AJ then gets involved, distracting BRie and Aksana hits Brie with a spinebuster for the three! Brie Bella has been eliminated.
Nikki Bella takes down Aksana and then hits her with a backbreaker for the three. Aksana has been eliminated. We’re down to AJ Lee and Tamina against Nikki Bella, Natalya and Jojo. Tamina hits Nikki with a couple of headbutts before disposing of Natalya. Tamina chokes Nikki with her boot and then hits a suplex. A “we want Jojo” chant breaks out. Tamina hits a hard Irish whip on Nikki but Nikki fires back with an enzeguri. Nikki tags in Jojo who has no wrestling experience. Tamina throws Jojo to the mat a couple of times and then hits an Irish whip but then runs into Jojo’s boots. Jojo attempts a cross body but Tamina catches her. Jojo then hits a sunset flip for a near fall. Tamina is first up and hits a clothesline and then a Samoan drop before tagging in the Divas Champion AJ. AJ skips about a bit and then pins Jojo for the three. Jojo has been eliminated.
AJ tags in Tamina as Michael Cole incorrectly states that Natalya is the sole survivor for her team. Tamina lays into Natalya, hitting her with a splash in the corner and then a powerslam. Tamina heads to the top but Natalya avoids the splash. Natalya then locks on the sharpshooter but AJ Lee breaks it up. Lilian claims that Tamina has been eliminated but I didn’t see her tap. Tamina has been eliminated. Natalya then locks the sharpshooter on AJ who taps out! Natalya and Nikki Bella win the match! For some reason the commentators think Nikki Bella was eliminated but she wasn’t. I didn’t actually hate that match.
Randy Orton is backstage and bumps into Charles Robinson who is the official for his match later. Randy asks Charles to call the match down the middle…if you know what I mean. Robinson says that he’ll do what the authority said.
Michael Cole throws to the kick-off panel. Josh Mathews is joined by Mick Foley, Booker T and Bret Hart. Before they can give their opinions on the night so far they are interrupted by Ryback. Ryback says that his favourite Survivor Series memory is when he came out and shut up the old-timers on the panel. Ryback runs down the panel and the fans. Ryback says he can intimidate anybody he wants but that doesn’t make him a bully. Ryback then issues an open challenge to anybody that wants to make a name for himself. Mark Henry is the man to accept!
Mark Henry vs. Ryback
This is a second pay per view match between these two men. Henry beat Ryback at Wrestlemania. Ryback is 0-1 at Survivor Series events, Mark Henry is 1-5. Mark Henry no longer has hair. Ryback forces Mark Henry into the corner in the early going. Henry then forces Ryback to the mat. Henry shoulder blocks Ryback to the mat and then looks for a powerslam but Ryback slips down and hits a chopblock before hitting a kneedrop for a two count. Ryback lays in some clubbing blows and kicks before hitting a suplex. Henry avoids a shoulder charge in the corner and Ryback falls to the outside. Ryback gets back into the ring but Mark Henry hits him with a couple of headbutts and then a JYD headbutt. Ryback hits a reverse elbow and another chopblock before applying a chinlock.
Mark Henry powers out of the chinlock and hits a shoulder block and a clothesline. Henry hits a big powerslam for a two count and then looks for the world’s strongest slam but Ryback counters and hits a spinebuster. Ryback pulls down the straps and then looks for the meathook clothesline but Henry counters with a cross body! Mark hits the world’s strongest slam and pins Ryback for the three! A big win for Mark Henry tonight.
Back to the kick-off panel and Booker T says that Mark Henry is back. Bret Hart thinks Alberto Del Rio could beat John Cena for the World Heavyweight Championship.
There’s a video package next for John Cena and Alberto Del Rio.
A doctor is backstage telling Cena that his elbow isn’t completely healed but Cena isn’t worried.
John Cena (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio – World Heavyweight Championship match
This is the fourth PPV singles match between these two men, Cena has won two of the previous three and Del Rio won the other. Alberto Del Rio is 0-3 at Survivor Series, John Cena is 7-1. Not a bad record for Cena. The crowd are lively for this one as Del Rio applies a headlock. Cena fights out of it but Del Rio takes him down with a shoulder charge. Cena hits a headlock takeover and then hits another shoulder charge. Del Rio hits a hiptoss and then a headlock takeover of his own. Del Rio hits a shoulder charge and then a big kick to the back of Cena’s leg. Del Rio hits a suplex for a two count and then looks for a wristlock. Cena manages to counter with del Rio on his shoulder but Alberto nips down and hits a clothesline for a two count. Del Rio heads to the top and hits a double axe handle which knocks Cena out of the ring. Del Rio follows and looks to smash Cena off the ring steps but Cena blocks it. Del Rio Irish whips Cena into the ring steps before rolling the World Heavyweight Champion back into the ring for a two count.
Alberto heads to the top and hits Cena with another clubbing blow before rolling Cena over for a near fall. Del Rio then applies an armbar but Cena fights out of it with right hands before missing with a splash in the corner. Del Rio hits a running enzeguri and then drives his boot into Cena’s face. Cena ducks a clothesline and hits a shoulder tackle but Del Rio ducks a second and Cena ends up falling out of the ring. Alberto throws Cena into the barricade and then mocks Cena. Cena drops Del Rio on the top rope but then runs into a clothesline. Del Rio gets a near fall and then applies a wristlock. Again Cena scoops Del rio up ion to his shoulders but Del Rio nips down. Cena hits a couple of shoulder charge and then looks for a side suplex but Del Rio counters with a backstabber. Del Rio heads to the top but Cena catches him with a dropkick. Both men slowly get to their feet and Cena hits a side suplex. He then motions for the five knuckle shuffle but Del Rio kicks him in the face and then hits him with a DDT for a near fall.
Alberto Del Rio looks for a guillotine but Cena moves out of the way and Del Rio flies out of the ring. Del Rio just beats the count back into the ring but Cena hits him with a side suplex and a five knuckle shuffle. Cena sets up for the attitude adjustment but Del Rio counters with a German suplex for a near fall. Cena ducks an enzeguri and looks to lock on the STF but Cena counters. Cena hits a tornado DDT for a near fall. Cena heads to the top but this time Del Rio hits him with an enzeguri. Del Rio pops Cena on the top rope before tying him up in a tree of woe. Cena avoids a shoulder charge and Del Rio hits the ringpost. Cena then hits a top rope fame-asser for a near fall. Del Rio hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall and then motions for the cross-arm breaker but Cena counters and locks on the STF! Del Rio manages to get one finger on the bottom rope to break the hold.
Del Rio kicks Cena in the cut and then superkicks him in the face for a near fall. Del Rio then look for the cross-arm breaker but Cena counters with a neckbreaker for a near fall. Cena heads to the top and hits a cross body but Del Rio rolls through and locks on the cross-arm breaker! Cena manages to power Del Rio up and into the mat to break the hold. Both men get to their feet, Cena looks for an AA but Del Rio counters, tries for a cross-arm breaker but Cena counters and hits the attitude adjustment for the three! Cena wins the match and retains the World Heavyweight Championship!
Santino and R-Truth are backstage playing with wrestling figures. Los Matadors, Fandango and John Laurinaitis all show up upon hearing the words “bull” “dance” and “power”.
Michael Cole corrects himself from earlier, stating that Nikki Bella won her match along with Natalya.
CM Punk & Daniel Bryan vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
This is a PPV debut for Harper and Rowan. CM Punk is 4-2 at Survivor Series, Daniel Bryan is 1-1. Rowan starts the match off against Daniel Bryan. Bryan gets a couple of kicks in but Rowan throws him across the ring. Rowan hits a couple of headbutts and an Irish whip but Daniel Bryan ducks a clothesline and hits some kicks. CM Punk tags in and hits some right hands and a low dropkick. Rowan hits a clubbing right hand and then tags in Luke Harper. Harper hits an uppercut and an Irish whip but runs into a boot. CM Punk hits a springboard cross body but Harper hits him with a chop. Harper tags in Rowan who applies a bear hug but Punk fights out of it and hits some kicks before trying a suplex but Rowan counters. Punk kicks Rowan in the knee, tags in Daniel Bryan and the two men attempt a double suplex but Rowan counters and suplexes both men.
Daniel Bryan hits a drop toe hold on the middle rope and then tags in CM Punk. Punk and Bryan hits kicks on Rowan and start to make quick tags. They continue to kick down Rowan in the corner before hitting a double side suplex. Punk gets a two count as Bray Wyatt watches from the outside. Rowan powerslam CM Punk and then tags in Luke Harper. Harper drops an elbow but Punk ducks a right hand and tags in Daniel Bryan. Bryan and Punk hit a double dropkick before laying in more kicks. Punk and Bryan hit a Hart Attack and pin Harper but Rowan breaks it up. The Rowan distraction is enough for Luke Harper to hit a big boot on Punk for a two count. Harper then tags in Rowan who hits a knee drop for a two count and then applies a chinlock. Rowan then hits a backbreaker for a two count. Harper tags in and hits a big uppercut before hitting a gator roll and applying a headlock.
CM Punk gets out of the headlock with a jawbreaker and then lays in some chops but Harper hits him with a sit-out powerslam for a near fall. Harper tags in Rowan who drops an elbow for a two count. Rowan applies a chinlock but Punk fights out of it. Rowan powers Punk into the corner but Punk hits a tornado DDT. Rowan tags in Harper and Punk tags in Daniel Bryan! Bryan hits kicks and a clothesline. Bryan low-bridges Harper sending him to the outside and then hits him with a suicide dive. Bryan rolls Harper back into the ring and Harper is selling his knee. Bryan heads to the top and hits a missile dropkick for a two count. Bryan hits some kicks but Harper blocks one just for Bryan to hit him with a hurricanrana. Bryan hits a running dropkick in the corner and then looks for a top rope hurricanrana but Harper counters with a powerbomb!
CM Punk saves the match for his team but Erick Rowan disposes of him. Harper tags in Rowan as Bray Wyatt screams from the outside. Rowan hits a splash on Bryan for a two count. The camera picks up Harper telling Rowan to powerslam Daniel Bryan three times. Rowan does just that and pins Bryan for a near fall. Rowan kicks CM Punk who was looking to get back on the apron and then tags in Harper. Harper hits a clothesline on Bryan and then slingshots him into the middle rope for a two count. Bryan looks to fight both opponents off but Harper hits him with a German suplex. Punk manages to kick Harper in the face and Daniel Bryan tags in Punk. Punk hits a springboard clothesline on Harper and then kicks and a dropkick. Punk hammers Rowan off the apron and then hits Harper with a running knee, a clothesline and then a top rope elbow but instead dives out at Bray Wyatt and Rowan!
Punk gets back in the ring and hits Harper with a spinning neckbreaker and then the flying elbow drop for a near fall. CM Punk then sets up for go to sleep but Eric Rowan saves his partner. Daniel Bryan then hits Rowan with a running knee! Harper looks for a spinning clothesline on Punk but Punk ducks and then hits go to sleep on Harper for the three! CM Punk and Daniel Bryan win the match! Bray Wyatt looks to get in the ring after the match but then backs off.
Backstage John Cena is with the authority. Randy Orton shows up and Cena leaves. Orton wants to know why Cena was here and then leaves.
There’s a video package next for Randy Orton and The Big Show.
Randy Orton (c) vs. The Big Show – WWE Championship match
This is a second pay per view match between these two men, Randy Orton won the first at Extreme Rules earlier this year. Randy Orton is 6-4 at Survivor Series events, The Big Show is 4-8. The bell rings and as Big Show looks to run at Randy, Orton rolls out of the ring. Orton gets back into the ring and Big Show forces him into the corner. Randy then dives out of the ring again and got a bit tangled up there. Big Show goes after Orton who slides back into the ring. Randy then lays some boots in as his challenger gets back into the ring but Big Show takes the advantage with chops, left, rights and a headbutt. Orton exits the ring and then drops Big Show on the top rope. Big Show fires back with a clothesline and an elbow drop for a two count as a “Daniel Bryan” chant breaks out. Big Show hits Orton with a chop and as the crowd chant for another, Big Show obliges. Big Show hits Orton with a splash in the corner but then runs into a dropkick.
Orton lays in some boots and then hits a kneedrop for a two count. Orton applies a front facelock and then a sleeper but Big Show breaks it with a sidewalk slam. Big Show hits a couple of clotheslines and then an Irish whip and a splash in the corner. Big Show hits a shoulder charge and then motions for a chokeslam but Randy rolls out of the ring. Big Show exits the ring and throws Orton in to two sets of ring steps. Big Show rolls Orton back into the ring and then heads to the top but Orton hits him with a couple of boots. Orton then looks for a hangmans DDT off the top but Big Show makes a bit of a mess of it. Orton ends up hitting a basement DDT and the crowd show their displeasure. Orton looks for an RKO but Big Show counters and hits a chokeslam for a near fall. Big Show motions for the KO punch but Orton slides out of the ring. Big Show follows and throws Orton into the ropes but Orton takes out the referee as he does so.
Randy Orton pushes Big Show into the ring steps and then grabs a chair out form under the ring. Big Show swats the chair out of Ortons hands and then throws the WWE Champion over the barricade. Big Show hits Randy with a chop and then throws him back over the barricade. Orton drops Big Show on the barricade and then looks for a hangmans DDT but Big Show counters, hitting Orton with a KO punch! Big Show rolls Orton back into the ring and the referee is up. Triple H’s music then hits! Out walk Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and the director of operations Kane. Big Show turns around into an RKO! Orton then hits a punt on the skull of Big Show and hooks the leg for the three! Randy Orton wins the match and retains the WWE Championship!
After the match John Cena walks out and holds up his World Heavyweight Championship. Orton doesn’t seem to know what’s going on. Is a match between these two men coming?
That was Survivor Series 2013. It felt like a pretty average show, not a memorable Survivor Series to be honest. It started really well though. The traditional Survivor Series match that kicked things off was a lot of fun with some of the best wrestlers in the company at the moment. But this match was all about making one man, Roman Reigns. He had a dominant performance, eliminating four men and winning as the soul survivor. It seems as though a star has been picked from The Shield and surprisingly it’s Roman. It’ll be interesting to see where this goes. A really fun match to kick things off though. Big E retained the Intercontinental Championship against Curtis Axel in a not so memorable match. It was the match that was supposed to happen at Hell In A Cell before Axel got injured. I guess the Curtis Axel push is over now and I look forward to seeing what Big E does as Intercontinental Champion.
Next up was the women’s traditional Survivor Series match. This was ok, I mean I do like this style of match but for the most part this was just a series of eliminations with a move or two between them. Natalya and Nikki Bella were the two girls to win the match, despite what Michael Cole told us, and with Natalya pinning AJ Lee to win the match I guess it will lead to a feud between the two. Ryback then came out and made a challenge which was accepted by Mark Henry. With Henry beating Ryback it made Ryback look really stupid. His promo beforehand was good and you wanted someone to come out and shut him up but I do think Ryback should have won this match. That’s twice Mark Henry has beaten Ryback on PPV this year. Hard to come back from.
John Cena beat Alberto Del Rio cleanly in what will presumably put an end to this feud. It was a decent match, they definitely have chemistry. Del Rio had a good run as World Heavyweight Champion but this will take him out of the running for now. It’s not the last we’ll see of John Cena tonight. CM Punk and Daniel Bryan beat Luke Harper and Erick Rowan in a match with the right result. The Wyatt Family came out of the match looking strong but Bryan and Punk are two of the best in the world. I’m not sure if this feud will continue or if Bray Wyatt will become more involved. Randy Orton then beat The Big Show to retain the WWE Championship. This match was a bit touch and go but the authority caused a big enough distraction to help Randy Orton win. Interestingly John Cena came out after the match and there was a bit of a showdown between he and Randy Orton. Are we going to get champion vs. champion going forward? I guess we’ll find out soon!
Overall Rating: 52.857/100 (ranked joint 231st out of 296)
Match Of The Night: Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Rey Mysterio & The Usos vs. The Shield & The Real Americans
Worst Match Of The Night: Mark Henry vs. Ryback
Surprise Of The Night: The impromptu match between Ryback and Mark Henry
Worst Booking Of The Night: Mark Henry beats Ryback
Superstar Of The Night: Randy Orton
Survivor Series 2013 Will Be Remembered For: Not much! The beginning of the Roman Reigns superpush?