The 2020 WWE Survivor Series Kickoff pre-show opens live from the WWE ThunderDome at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Charly Caruso welcomes us. She’s joined on the panel by Peter Rosenberg and three WWE Hall of Famers – JBL, Booker T and Jerry Lawler.
We have a video package for the Undertaker. Triple H says that Undertaker was a constant. Shawn Michaels says the longevity was magical. Batista says it was an honor to watch him. John Cena talks about the lasting image of the Undertaker. Steve Austin says Undertaker had one of the best careers. Charly mentions how Undertaker transcended the industry. She asks everyone what tonight means for them. Jerry says he started with the Undertaker in Memphis when he was Mean Mark. He says he has a lot of memories with him. He faced the Undertaker in a Casket Match and it did not end well.
Booker says when he came to WWE, Taker pulled him in at his first Wrestlemania and Taker told him to take it in. Taker was the leader who sent everyone on track and made sure they did a good job. Booker says Taker is Texas’ greatest representative in the business. John says there has not been anyone who had a run like Taker while on top. The longevity and being on top has been the constant. Peter talks about how Undertaker bridges the gap between generations. Taker is a wrestling fan’s wrestler and one of a kind.
— Chalry sends it to Kayla with Paul Heyman. Kayla asks Paul about his comments on Talking Smack about false adversiting for making the match as Champion versus Champion and how it is Champion versus Title Holder. Paul laughs at the idea of having to retract his comments and he asks Kayla if she is flriting with him. Paul says he is going to double down. Roman is THEE Champion of all Sports Entertainment. Drew is a title holder. He is a prop and a stand in. Send in Drew for the photo op when Roman is not available. Drew is a babysitter for a belt. Roman Reigns makes the chamiponship. He brings to the Universal Champion honor, prestige, and a lineage. The winner of the match tonight will be the Universal Champion… Roman Reigns.
— Charly asks about Paul’s comments. Booker says it takes a champion to do those things in and out of the ring. That is what Drew wants to be and what he is. He disagrees with Paul. Peter says Roman is the guy and the other champions are not Roman Reigns. We have to believe in Drew. John says to get respect, Drew needs to beat Roman. Paul has the right to say what he wants and John wonders if Paul even believes it. Booker says if anyone can say they are the guy and beat THE Guy, it is Drew McIntyre.
— The discussion moves on to the Women’s Elimination Match. We have a video package.
Charly asks if the teams can work together. John says you may not like your teammates, but you want to win the match. Booker says it is a one night only situation to get the win. He says the check is bigger when you win.
Peter brings up the Alliance when Booker was involved. Booker says people are looking out for themselves in some situations. Jerry mentions he was the captain of a team and did not lose any members of his team. Jerry is asked about the match and he points out it was against Doink. They need to stay on the same page.
We take a look at Natalya becoming the fifth member of the team for Smackdown. Bianca Beliar shows up on the panet to replace Peter and John appreciates the upgrade. Bianca is asked about being on the Smackdown team. She says she is so excited and she is ready to show why she is the EST of WWE. She says she is happy for her teammates and she wants to show that they are the best of the best.
Booker asks Bianca a question and Natalya shows up to interrupt. Natalya says that Bianca and Bayley are not the captains of the team. Natalya says everyone is looking for a leader and it is going to be the BOAT. Bianca says she is the EST. Booker wants to know if Natalya is the captain. Natalya mentions her history in the Survivor Series. Bianca compares Natalya to the Titanic since Natalya calls herself the BOAT. Natalya talks about the movie while Bianca asks if Natalya is going to sink the team.
— Peter returns to the table so they can talk about the battle of the tag team champions.
Charly asks if experience will be the difference. Peter says if they want to make a name for themselves, they have to beat a legendary tag team. John says if you are the best team of the decade, it is because they are. He does not think the Street Profits will win, but if they do, it will be a big deal. Jerry says he does not think the Street Profits will steal the show and experience will be the difference. Booker mentions his history as a tag champ and he says the Street Profits have the tools to be a great team, but they have to switch gears. They have to treat this like business and to take that spot and power.
Charly mentions the Street Profits trying to get some intelligence from Big E to help them.
Booker says you cannot trust anybody. The Street Profits have to bring the smoke tonight. John says getting secrets from Big E would be like getting information about Booker from Stevie Ray or information about him from Ron Simmons. Jey Usos is in the back getting ready for his match tonight and he bounces next to his father Rikishi.
— Charly moves on to the battle between Bobby Lashley and Sami Zayn.
Booker talks about the match and Sami Zayn shows up. Sami says Booker was talikng about how great Bobby is and Sami says he doesn’t ask for much and to be told how great he is, but he wants respect. Booker says he likes Sami. Jerry talks about what Sami said about the titles. Sami says his title represents every country on this planet while Bobby’s title represents one country. John asks Sami if he has something against the United States. Sami says he represents the people and this title has been respected in every country. Booker tells Sami they have to take a break and Sami says he will earn his respect when he beats Bobby tonight.
We go to commercial.
— R Truth shows up and he says that since WWE Is celebrating the 30th anniversary of a WWE Superstar who is a no doubt Hall of Famer so he made a tribute for the Phenom.
Truth shows a video about the Gobbledygooker.
Jerry tells Truth it is the 30th anniversary of The Undertaker. Truth says that you have to say it to Taker himself and Truth brings out the Gobbledygooker. Akira Tozawa shows up and the Gobbledygooker rolls up Truth for the three count to become the 24/7 Champion.
— We go to ringside where Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe, and Byron Saxton are on commentary for the first match.
Dual-Brand Battle Royal: Ricochet, Jeff Hardy, Elias, John Morrison, The Miz, Angel Garza, Humberto Carrillo, Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Apollo Crews, Kalisto, Shinsuke Nakamura, Chad Gable, Robert Roode, Dolph Ziggler, Murphy
People pair off and Miz and Morrison work over Dominik and he is sent over the top rope but lands on the apron. Dominik gets back into the ring and eliminates Morrison with a clothesline. Dominik sends Miz to the apron while Kalisto gives Rey a head scissors. Alexander and Benjamin hit Rey and Kalisto. Kalisto is sent to the apron and Alexander kicks him to the floor. Roode hits Rey from behind and Garza punches Murphy. Carrillot goes after Garza. Roode is sent into the ropes and Rey kicks Dolph into the ropes. Roode is sent into the ropes on a head sicssors. Ziggler with a super kick to Rey. Rey is eliminated by Ziggler and Murphy goes after Ziggler for eliminating his potential father-in-law. Nakamura is sent to the apron and Ricochet tries to eliminate him.
Garza pushes Carrillo off the ropes to the apron and then Garza knocks Carrillo into the ringside barrier to eliminated him. Roode tries to eliminate Miz along with Ziggler. Garza is eliminated by Benjamin and Alexander. Hardy sends Elias into the turnbuckles. Murphy with elbows to Crews. Ricochet with a forearm to Benjamin but Alexander holds Ricochet and he kicks Benjamin. Ricochet is sent to the apron and he drops down and Alexander goes to the apron. Ricochet blocks a super kick and htis a German suplex on the apron to eliminate Alexander but Benjamin with a running knee to eliminate Ricochet. Crews eliminates Benjamin.
Nakamura kicks Gable. Ziggler is sent over the top rope to do his Shawn MIchaels leg dangling imitation. Murphy is sent to the apron and he punches Ziggler. Ziggler punches back. Murphy with a kick to Roode and then Murphy with a leg sweep to Ziggler but Murphy is eliminated. Gable kicks Elias. Roode is eliminated by Dominik. ZIggler and Dominik fight on the apron and Dominik with a forearm. Ziggler pushes Dominik into the ring post and goes for a second one but Dominik gets back into the ring and he drop kicks Ziggler to the floor to eliminate him. Miz sends Nakamura into the turnbuckles but Elias punches and chops Miz. Crews with punches to Miz. Gable with shoulders to Dominik followed by punches. Nakamura with a knee to Crews and he puts Apollo on the turnbuckles and misses the knee.
Crews tries to suplex Nakamura to the floor. Elias grabs Crews’ ankle and Nakamura with a knee to eliminate Crews. Nakamura with a waist lock to Hardy but Jeff with a back elbow. Nakamura is sent to the apron and Hardy with a jaw breaker to eliminate Nakamura. Elias puts Hardy on the turnbuckles for a moment. Elias gets Hardy on his shoulders but Hardy gets to his feet and he sends Elias to the apron. Hardy with a mule kick to eliminate Elias.
We are down to Chad Gable, Jeff Hardy, Miz, and Dominik Mysterio. Everyone decides to go after Miz.
Miz and Dominik exchange punches while Hardy and Gable exchange punches. Gable eliminates Hardy. Miz is sent into the ropes but he stops Dominik from hitting a 619. Miz with kicks to Dominik. Dominik sends Miz to the apron and Dominik with punches and kick but Miz holds on to the ropes. Dominik with a baseball slide but Miz rolls back under the ropes so the elimination is not official. Gable with a belly-to-belly suplex and he holds on for a second one. Gable with a German suplex. Gable with forearms to Dominik.
Dominik tries to float over and Gable sends Dominik to the apron. Dominik misses a 619 when Gable ducks. Gable goes for Chaos Theory but Dominik counters and hits a 619. Gable is sent over the top rope and Dominik thinks he won, but the bell has not rung so Miz sends Dominik over the top rope to win.
Winner: The Miz
Kevin Owens is in the back and Baron Corbin asks Kevin where he was on Friday. Baron says this team is a mess and they need to lead this team. Baron says he can give Kevin title matches. Kevin asks Baron if he has to follow his lead. Kevin says he will think about it and he goes into the locker room and says no. Billie Kay shows up and she gives him her resume.
— We take a look at the battle of the WWE and Universal Champion with a video package.
Charly reminds everyone that Drew eliminated Roman in the Royal Rumble earlier this year. She asks if Drew being in the match will affect Roman tonight. Booker says this is a big moment for Drew. Booker thinks Drew can win tonight. Jerry says Drew is on a tremendous high after winning on Monday and it will be hard to stop his momentum. Peter says this is Roman’s time. John says both believe they belong here and this is a true heavyweight match. John picks Roman to win.
— We go to Team Raw and AJ tries to talk some strategy while people are bickering.
WWE Survicor Series Opener:
The 2020 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view opens up with a video package. The video celebrates RAW vs. SmackDown and the “Final Farewell” for The Undertaker.
We go right to the ring and out first comes AJ Styles of Team RAW. His muscle is with him, Jordan Omogbehin. AJ takes the mic and begins to speak but the music interrupts and out comes Riddle. Keith Lee is out next, followed by Braun Strowman. Sheamus is out last for Team RAW as fans in the virtual crowd boo him. Out first for Team SmackDown is Jey Uso. We see Paul Heyman watching his entrance from backstage. Uso stops at the bottom of the ramp and out next comes Kevin Owens, who stands on the steel ring steps. Otis is out next, followed by Seth Rollins. King Baron Corbin is out last for the blue brand as Mike Rome does the introduction.
Jey and AJ start things off and they lock up. Jey backs AJ into the corner and he gives a clean break. They lock up and Jey with a side head lock. AJ with a Phenomenal Drop Kick. AJ with an Irish whip but Jey slides into the corner and connects with a punch and follows with another. Jey misses an enzuigiri and AJ misses a Pele Kick. Jey with a rollup for a near fall. Jey with a Samoan drop to AJ for a near fall. Corbin tags in and he clotheslines AJ. Corbin with a punch and Irish whip but AJ goes to the apron and connects with a shoulder and Corbin punches AJ on a springboard move. Otis tags in and he misses a splash into the corner.
Riddle tags in and he applies a side head lock. Otis pushes Riddle away and hits a shoulder tackle. Otis with a bear hug but Riddle counters into a sleeper. Otis with a snap mare to escape. Riddle with a kick to the midsection and Otis starts to jiggle and dance. Otis blocks a kick and flips Riddle to the mat. Otis with a diving head butt for a near fall. Owens tags in and he stomps on the foot. Owens with forearms to the foot and a leg drop to the foot. Owens with a heel hook and a head butt to the foot. Owens slams the leg into the mat. Owens kicks Riddle but Sheamus is tagged in.
Rollins wants the tag but Owens hesitates before tagging him in. Rollins drops to his knees and taunts Sheamus, telling him to do his part. Sheamus readies for a Brogue Kick and levels Rollins while he’s on his knees. Sheamus covers and eliminates Rollins. Rollins allowed this all to happen.
Seth Rollins Eliminated
The remaining members of Team Smackdown discuss strategy and Owens calls Seth a piece of trash. Strowman with a running shoulder tackle to all four members of Team Smackdown. Corbin is sent into the ring and Strowman yells at his teammaters. Riddle tags in and kicks Corbin. Corbin with a punch and Lee tags in and so does Otis.
They lock up and they eventually go into the corner. Lee with a side head lock. Lee with a shoulder tackle but Otis does not move. Otis fights off two more shoulder tackles. Lee misses a splash into the corner and Otis with punches. Otis blocks Grizzly Magnum. Lee with elbows and then he gets Otis up. Otis gets to his feet and Otis tries to get Lee off his feet. Lee with a forearm and Strowman tags in.
Strowman with a punch to Otis. Strowman with a head butt and kicks. Strowman with a forearm to the back. Otis slaps Strowman and Strowman with a drop kick. AJ tags in and Otis with a jaw breaker. Owens tags in and he chops AJ. AJ kicks Owens but Owens with a clothesline and back body drop. Owens sends his best to Team Raw before he Irish whips Styles and runs into a boot. Owens with a tilt-a-whirl back breawker for a near fall. Owens knocks everyone off the apron for Team Raw. AJ leaps over Owens on a pop up power bomb attempt. Owens knocks AJ out of the ring off the turnbuckles. Owens with stunners to Sheamus and Lee followed by Riddle. AJ with a Phenomenal Forearm to Owens for the three count.
Kevin Owens eliminated
Corbin with End of Days to Styles but the cover is broken up. Corbin with Deep Six to Sheamus. AJ with a kick and a Pele Kick to Corbin. Riddle tags in. Riddle with a senton off the turnbuckles to pin Corbin.
Baron Corbin Eliminated
Jey punches Riddle and Riddle fires back with forearms. Riddle with a boot and Sheamus tags in and hits a jumping knee for a near fall. Sheamus with forearms to Jey on the apron. Sheamus yells at his partners and Jey with a series of kicks. Otis tags in and he hits a shoulder tackle on SHeamus. Otis with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on AJ. Otis with a discus clothesline to Riddle. Otis with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex to Lee. Otis with an exploder to Sheamus.
Strowman rips off his shirt and they bounce off each other on shoulder tackles. Braun with a running boot and he misses a splash into the corner. Otis with a slam and he sets for the Caterpillar and he hits the elbow drop. Otis goes to the turnbuckles for the Vader Bomb and Riddle distracts Otis long enough to allow Strowman to hit a power slam to pin Otis.
Jey is caught by Braun but Braun sends Braun into the ring post. Styles tags in and Jordan pulls AJ out of the way. Jey with a super kick and AJ with a forearm and he sets for the Phenomenal Forearm but Jey with a super kick. Lee makes the tag but Jey goes up top for a frog splash but Lee catches Jey and hits a Spirit Bomb for the three count.
Winners: Team Raw (All members Survive)
After the match, Heyman is shown backstage and he’s disappointed at Uso. Team RAW all stands tall together in the middle of the ring as we go to replays. Team RAW looks to be on the same page as they celebrate together.
— The New Day make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.
The Street Protis are in the Gorilla Position and Montez says 30 years ago, the greatest legacy of all time was created at the Survivor Series. THE UNDERTAKER was born. Angelo says for three decades, the dead man was digging holes and taking souls. Montez says they start their legacy tonight. You have been the best of the best over the last decade. Kofi, you won the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania. We are not here to play Gears of War or to get a box of Booty-Os signed.
Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits
Woods and Dawkins start things off and they lock up. They go to a stalemate. They lock up and Woods with a wrist lock and Kofi tags in but Dawkins backs up. They lock up and Dawkins with a wrist lock and Ford tags in. They lock up and Kofi with a waist lock. Ford with a wrist lock and side head lock. Ford with a shoulder tackle. Kofi with leap frogs and Ford with a waist lock but Kofi lands on his feet. Ford goes for a drop kick and Kofi blocks it. Ford kicks Kofi to the floor and Kofi rolls back into the ring and goes for a punch but Ford with a drop kick. Dawkins tags in and they hit a double flapjack. Dawkins with a splash for a near fall.
Dawkins with an arm bar. Ford tags in and Dawkins with a shoulder tackle and Kofi gets his feet up and takes care of Ford. Dawkins is sent to the floor and Ford goes over the top rope when Woods moves. Kofi with a plancha onto Ford and Woods sends Dawkins to the floor. Woods says that the Street Profits are not ready for this New Day beating. Kofi with punches to Ford. Woods tags in and he holds Ford for Kofi’s punches. Woods with punches.
Woods with forearms and Kofi tags in. Kofi with shoulders in the corner. Woods tags in and Kofi with a forearm and then Woods with a thrust kick and a second one. Woods with a knee to the midsection and a gutbuster for a near fall. Woods with a headlock while Kofi kicks a red solo cup after taunting Ford with it. Woods with a cravate and Ford with punches. Woods with a forearm to the ribs and Kofi tags in. Kofi bounces on Ford’s back and he kicks Ford in the ribs. Kofi gets a near fall. Kofi with a waist lock. Kofi with a kick to the ribs. Ford avoids a punch but Kofi keeps Ford from making the tag. Ford with a jumping DDT and both men are down.
Dawkins and Woods tag in and Dawkins with clotheslines and a flying back elbow. Dawkins with an exploder to Woods and then to Kofi. Dawkins with twisting splashes to Woods and Kofi followed by a twisting suplex for a near fall. Ford tags in and Ford is sent to the apron and Woods kicks Dawkins. Woods goes for Honor Roll but Dawkins catches him and passes Woods to Ford for a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Dawkins with a splash into the corner followed by Ford. Ford with an assisted Sliced Bread #2 off Dawkins for a near fall.
Ford tags in and they go for Midnight Hour but Woods sends Ford into the turnbuckles and Dawkins is crotched. Kofi tags in and they hit Midnight Hour for a near fall.
Kofi with a Boom Drop and he hits a second one. Kofi with a kick and a third Boom drop. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Dawkins grabs Kofi and Ford with a drop kick. Dawkins tags in and Ford tags back in. Dawkins with Anointment followed by a Seven Star Frog Splash from Ford but Kofi is able to kick out because Ford could not capitalize due to the damage done to his ribs. Kofi with SOS for a near fall. Woods with a missile drop kick to Dawkins.
Woods tags in and Kofi misses Trouble in Paradise. Ford hits Kofi with Trouble in Paradise. Woods with a gutbuster for a near fall. Woods with a chop to Ford and he puts Ford on the turnbuckles. Woods goes for a superplex but Ford blocks it. Ford knocks Woods off the turnbuckles and Dawkins makes the tag. Dawkins gets Woods on his shoulders and Ford with a blockbuster and Dawkins gets the three count.
Winners: The Street Profits
After the match, Ford and Dawkins recover as their music hits. We go to replays. The Profits meet The New Day in the middle of the ring after the match as they face off. They start hugging, titles in hand, as fans cheer them on.
— We see Team Smackdown’s women’s team but they are fighting over who is the captain as they try to take the C off Bayley. On the “Raw side”, Nia Jax tells the rest of Team not to tag in Lana as Lana sulks a few feet away.
United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs. Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn
Byron Saxton joins Corey and Michael on commentary.
Zayn backs into the ropes to stop Lashley before locking up. Zayn has some words for Shelton and blows a kiss at him. Sami goes into the ropes again and he has something to say to Alexander. Sami goes to the floor and he says something to Alexander and Benjamin but Lashley hits Zayn from behind. Zayn kicks Lashley as Bobby returns to the ring. Zayn with kicks. Zayn with jabs. Lashley with a clothesline and he sends Zayn into the turnbuckles. Lashley sends Zayn into the turnbuckles again. Lashley with an elbow and hard Irish whip. Lashley biels Zayn across the ring.
Zayn goes to the floor and he wants to escape from the ringside area but Benjamin and Alexander block his path. Zayn with a forearm and clothesline to Lashley. Zayn chokes Lashley in the ropes. Zayn comes off the turnbuckles with an elbow to the back of the head for a near fall. Zayn punches Lashley and goes to the turnbuckles. Lashley catches Zayn and hits an exploder. Lashley with shoulders in the corner. Lashley with a shoulder in the corner followed by a neck breaker. Lashley runs into a boot and Zayn with a kick and he sets for a suplex but Lashley blocks it and hits a delayed vertical suplex. Zayn tells the referee that he has vertigo and he uses it to outsmart Lashley for a rollup and a near fall.
Lashley sends Zayn to the mat and the Hurt Business surround Zayn. Zayn pushes Alexander but Benjamin holds him back. Lashley hits Zayn from behind and he runs Zayn into the ringside barrier. Zayn tries to escape through the ringside area but Lashley stops him and sends Zayn into the ringside barrier. Lashley gets Zayn on his shoulders but Zayn sends Lashley into the ring post. Zayn sends Lashley to the floor. Cedric keeps Zayn from removing the turnbuckle pad. Lashley stops Zayn and hits a choke slam.
Zayn goes to the floor again and he trips over MVP and Sami wants the referee to call for the DQ. Porter rolls Zayn back in the ring and Lashley with the Hurt Lock and Zayn taps out.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
Jey Uso is outisde Roman’s dressing room with Jimmy Uso and Paul comes out and Roman follows. Jey says his teammates wouldn’t listen to him. Roman says he doesn’t want excuses, he lost. Jimmy tries to explain things and Roman doesn’t care. Roman tells Jimmy to leave but Jey has to stay. Jey lost because you couldn’t control your team. They don’t fear you and they don’t respect you. If they don’t respect you, they don’t respect me and tney don’t respect the family. If you can’t make them respect us, you don’t have a spot at the table. Roman tells Jey to get out of here and he tells Jey to find his brother because he doesn’t have time for losers tonight.
Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton are your announcers.
They lock up and Asuka with a top wrist lock. Sasha with an arm drag into an arm bar. Asuka with a head scissors and Sasha escapes and applies a side head lock. Asuka with punches and Sasha tries for a shoulder tackle but Asuka does not move. Sasha with a hip toss for a near fall. Sasha with a wrist lock into a top wrist lock. Asuka tries for a reversal but Sasha goes for a cross arm breaker but Asuka blocks it. Sasha with a short arm scissors and Asuka with a rollup but Sasha is able to counter and Sasha tries for the Banks Statement. Sasha with a rollup for a near fall.
Asuka with a fireman’s carry into the Asuka Lock. Sasha pulls at the fingers and works on the arm. Asuka with an elbow and Sasha with a lungblower for a near fall. Asuka is sent to the floor. Sasha tries to hold the ropes open for Asuka but Asuka rolls in. Sasha misses forearms. Asuka with a hip attack and Sasha goes to the floor. Asuka holds the ropes open for Sasha and Sasha goes for the legs. Asuka starts to dance and Asuka goes for an O’Connor Roll but Sasha holds on to the ropes. Asuka with an ankle lock and Sasha tries to escape but Asuka holds on and kicks Sasha. Asuka with a sliding kick for a near fall.
Asuka with an arm bar. Sasha with forearms and Asuka fires back. Asuka with the pop up knee for a near fall. Sasha with an arm bar on Asuka. Sasha with an abdominal stretch and Asuka with a hip toss to escape. Sasha returns to the abdominal stretch and turns it into an octopus. Asuka backs Sasha into the corner and Sasha with a boot to Asuka. Sasha with a head scissors that sends Asuka to the apron. Sasha blocks a kick from Asuka and Sasha goes to the apron. Asuka blocks a knee and Asuka tries for a German suplex on the apron but Sasha avoids it. Asuka kicks Sasha on the apron and hits a hip attack on the apron that sends Sasha to the floor.
Banks ends up leaping off the top of the barrier with a Meteora but Asuka counters and puts her down with double knees of her own. The referee counts but they both make it back in right before the 10 count.
They trade more shots and counters to prevent pins now that they’re back in the ring. They both slowly get up. Banks is on the apron. Asuka goes for a Hip Attack but gets stuck in the ropes. Asuka capitalizes and hits a Backstabber for another close 2 count. Banks with a big Meteora in the corner. They trade more counters and close calls. Asuka drops Banks with double knees to the face for another close 2 count. Asuka can’t believe it.
Asuka drops Banks again and goes for another ankle lock. It’s blocked and Asuka goes down but she kicks out at 2. They trade more counters and back & forth. Asuka back-slides Banks for 2. Asuka follows up with a big kick. Asuka charges on her feet but they quickly tangle again to the mat and Banks rolls Asuka up for the 3 count out of nowhere.
Winner: Sasha Banks
After the match, Banks recovers and stands tall as her music hits. We go to replays. Banks makes her exit with her title in the air. A somewhat emotional Asuka stands in the ring and looks on as Banks celebrates to the back.
— We go to the Gobbledygooker in the back and he sees a pile of bird seed and Akira Tozawa and Ninja Referee come out of a case and Tozawa gets the three count. R Truth hits Tozawa with the bag of bird seed and Truth gets the three count.
Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team Raw (Shayna Baszler, Nia Jax, Lacey Evans, Peyton Royce, and Lana) vs. Team Smackdown (Bianca Belair, Natalya, Bayley, Liv Morgan, and Ruby Riott)
We go back to the ring for tonight’s Traditional 5-on-5 Women’s Match as Team RAW is out first, represented by WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Nia Jax. We see how she’s put Lana through several announce tables in recent weeks. Jax waits in the ring and out next comes her partner, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Shayna Baszler. Lacey Evans is out next, followed by Peyton Royce. We see what led to Royce and Evans replacing Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke this past Monday. Lana is out last for Team RAW and the others are annoyed by her already. Bayley is out first for Team SmackDown. Bianca Belair is out next, swinging her hair around. The Riott Squad is out next – Ruby Riott is first, followed by Liv Morgan. Natalya is out last for Team SmackDown.
Bayley and Lacey start things off. They lock up and Bayley with punches. Lacey with kicks in the corner. Lacey pulls out a napkin from her gear and pats off the sweat and throws it at Bayley. Natalya tags in and takes Lacey down with a side head lock and Lacey with a head scissors. Lacey with an Irish whip and Natalya with a slingshot atomic drop and a drop kick after running over Lacey’s back. Natalya gets a near fall. Natalya with a rollup on Royce for a near fall. Belair tags in and they hit a double suplex followed by a moonsault for a near fall. Liv tags in and avoids a kick with a matrix. Liv gets a near fall with a rollup. Liv and Peyton with clotheslines at the same time and both go down.
Riott tags in and Baszler tags in. Ruby with a waist lock and Shayna sends Ruby to the mat. Shayna with a spinning backbreaker and kicks to the chest. Shayna with a round kick to the head. Ruby with a rollup for a near fall. Ruby with forearms and Nia tags in. Bayley tags in and they all attack Nia but Nia puehes them away. Liv with a choke but Nia with a snap mare. Lana tags herself in and she misses a clothesline and Liv with a kick. Lana with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Lana with a kick and Natalya tags in.
Natalya with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Lana and Natalya alternate near falls. Lana with knees in the corner followed by a snap mare and kick. Lana gets a near fall on Natalya. Lacey refuses to tag in and Nia does and she tells Lana to get out of the ring. Nia and Shayna tell Lana to get off the apron until they tell her to get back up. Lana starts to cry. Peyton tags in and so does Bayley. They lock up and Bayley with forearms.
Bayley sends Peyton into the turnbuckles and she kicks Peyton. Peyton with a jumping round kick. Peyton sends Bayley to the apron and she stretches Bayley in the ropes. Bayley sends Peyton into the corner and tags in Bianca. Bianca presses Peyton above her head and drops her on the turnbuckles.
Bayley tags in and hits an elbow drop but Evans breaks up the cover. Natalya with a clothesline to Evans. Shayna with a knee to Natalya. Ruby pulls Liv ot the apron and Bayley clips Nia and Nia is sent to the floor. Bayley goes to the turnbuckles while Lana watches. Peyton with a boot to Bayley and she goes to the turnbuckles for a suplex onto everyone on the floor. Peyton sends Bayley back into the ring and Peyton with Deja Vu for the three count.
Natalya with a rolulp for a near fall. Peyton with a knee and elbow followed by a forearm. Royce with kicks and a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Natalya avoids a splash in the corner. Natalya with an atomic drop and Peyton with a single leg crab attempt and Bianca pulls Natalya to safety. Natalya with a rollup and a boot to the head. Natalya with a sharpshooter and Royce taps out.
Peyton Royce Eliminated
Lacey with a clothesline to Natalya. Lacey goes for the double jump moonsault but misses. Natalya with a Sharpshooter and Shayna comes in and Lacey with a Woman’s Right to pin Natalya.
Lacey with a clothesline to Bianca. Belair with a rollup for a near fall. Belair with a Glam Slam and Belair goes up top but Lacey stops her. Evans with Spanish Fly but Ruby and Liv break up the cover. Nia and Liv tag in and Nia sends Liv into the corner. Ruby tags in and bounces off Nia. Liv tags in and she applies a side head lock. Ruby tags in and Liv goes low. Ruby goes for a bulldog but Nia blocks it. Liv tags in and kicks Nia. Ruby tags i nand Ruby is sent to the apron but Liv with an elbow. Liv with a facebuster and Ruby with a Riott Kick. Shayna tags in and she runs Ruby into the corner.
Shayna with a jumping knee in the corner followed by a Shining Wizard. Shayna gets a near fall. Shayna tries to stomp on the arm but misses. Ruby with a rollup for a near fall. Ruby with an elbow and kicks. Shayna catches Ruby off the turnbuckles and Nia pulls Liv off the apron. Ruby counters the Kirifuda Clutch and gets a near fall because of a Nia distraction. Shayna gets the three count.
Ruby Riott Eliminated
Liv slams Evans’ head into the mat. Liv with a drop kick to Evans. Liv with an elbow in the corner followed by boots in the corner. Liv with a missile drop kick. Liv with a crucifix bomb to pin Lacey.
Lacey Evans eliminated
Liv with forearms to Nia and then to Shayna to knock her off the apron. Liv with kicks to the leg and a swinging DDT followed by a Shining Wizard. Nia catches Liv on a Codebreaker and htis a Samoan Drop for the three count.
Liv Morgan eliminated
Shayna and Nia surround Belair and Bianca with a forearm to Shayna and she leaps over Nia and connects with shoulders. Belair floats over and leaps over Nia and hits a drop kick. Belair with forearms to Nia and she goes for a splash but Nia gets her knees up. Nia with a slam followed by a leg drop for a near fall.
Nia goes to the turnbuckles. Belair drop kicks Nia off the turnbuckles but Shayna tags in. Shayna avoids the Glam Slam and applies the Kirifuda Clutch but Belair with a belly-to-back suplex. Shayna catches Belair on a moonsault attempt and applies the Kirifuda Clutch. Belair gets to her feet and tries to get to the ropes. Belair falls into the ropes. Shayna refuses to release the hold and Shayna is disqualified.
Shayna Baszler eliminated
Jax scoops a knocked out Belair and has her on the floor now but Belair slides out and shoves Jax into the steel ring steps. The referee counts. Jax tries to stop Belair from getting back in. Belair back-drops Jax over the barrier into the crowd. Belair tries to leap back into the ring before the 10 count but she fails to make it. The referee counts Jax and Belair out, eliminating them. Lana, who is still standing on the steps by herself, is then announced the Sole Survivor.
Winner and Sole Survivor: Lana
After the match, Lana begins celebrating as her music hits. Jax looks on and she’s disgusted. Lana dances around the ring as officials try to hold a furious Jax back at ringside. Lana keeps her celebration going to end the segment.
– We get a promo for the WWE TLC pay-per-view on December 20. The announcers confirm that TLC will take place from The ThunderDome at Tropicana Field.
— We get a video package for Drew McIntyre versus Roman Reigns.
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns
It’s time for the final non-title champion vs. champion match, and the final RAW vs. SmackDown match of the night, as WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way out for the main event. Paul Heyman is with him. They stop on the stage as the pyro explodes. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre makes his way out next as fans cheer him on. Drew is carrying the same sword he had at RAW, and is wearing the kilt. The pyro goes off before Drew marches to the ring. Drew looks over at Reigns and raises the title as more pyro goes off. Reigns and McIntyre stare each other down in the middle of the ring now. They get closer and raise their titles in the air as fans boo and cheer.
They lock up in the middle of the ring to start. They break after being unable to get an upperhand. They lock up again and trade holds. Reigns goes to the ropes to force the break. Drew laughs at The Tribal Chief. They lock up again and Reigns applies a headlock to take control. Reigns takes Drew down into the headlock. Drew with a headlock of his own. They break and run the ropes. Drew ends up leveling Reigns with a big shoulder.
Reigns goes to the floor to regroup with Heyman as Drew looks on. Drew plays some mind games now as Reigns re-enters. Drew looks for a lock up but Reigns kicks Drew and rocks him with punches into the corner. Reigns takes control and beats Drew up in the corner as the referee warns him. Drew turns it around in the corner and rocks Reigns with big punches. Drew with a big chop. Reigns with a headbutt and more big strikes as Heyman looks on. The referee yells at Reigns but Reigns intimidates him into the corner. Drew takes Reigns back into the corner and does the same, unloads to beat him down.
Reigns comes back and sends Drew to the apron, then runs hm into the ring post. Drew falls down to the floor. The referee counts while Drew is down. Reigns follows and slams Drew face-first into the edge of the apron. Reigns resets the count and whips Drew shoulder-first into the steel ring steps.
Reigns brings it back in the ring and grounds Drew with a headlock. Drew tries to fight up and out but Reigns beats him back down with knee strikes. Drew kicks out at 2 as Reigns shows a bit of frustration. Reigns keeps control and grounds Drew again. Drew tries to get up again but Reigns slings him back to the mat by his hair. Reigns ends up leveling Drew with another big leaping shot but he can’t put Drew away. Reigns grounds McIntyre again.
Drew fights up and rocks Reigns a few times. Reigns fights back in the middle of the ring, knocking Drew into the corner. Drew gets sent to the opposite corner but he explodes out with a clothesline. Drew with more offense and a big overhead throw. Drew with an inverted neckbreaker in the middle of the ring. Drew kips up for a pop. Drew waits for Reigns to get up now, waiting in the corner. Drew grabs Reigns instead and helps him up. Reigns blocks the Futureshock DDT. Drew avoids the Samoan Drop. Drew charges from the corner with a clothesline but Reigns hits a Samoan Drop for a close 2 count.
Heyman watches from ringside, holding the Universal Title belt. Reigns and Drew are both down. Reigns waits in the corner as Drew stumbles around. Reigns goes for a Superman Punch but Drew blocks it and hits a big Spinebuster. Reigns kicks out at 2. Reigns and Drew are both down but Drew is moving first.
Drew ends up catching Reigns on the floor, sending him into the barrier and the steel steps. Drew brings it back in the ring but Reigns kicks him on his way back in. Reigns with a right hand to knock Drew back down. The referee checks on Drew now. Reigns talks some trash. Reigns jabs Drew but takes a Glasgow Kiss headbutt right back. They trade more quick offense in the middle of the ring until Drew catches Reigns with the Futureshock DDT. Reigns kicks out right before the 3 count and Heyman can’t believe it.
Drew walks around, waiting on Reigns to recover. Drew gets hyped up in the corner now as Reigns slowly gets up. Drew charges with a Claymore Kick attempt but Reigns hits him with a Superman Punch as fans boo. Reigns looks to counter but Drew launches him with a guillotine toss. Drew charges but Reigns kicks him in the face, then sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Drew falls to the mat and is down face-first now. Reigns charges with a Spear but Drew turns it into a takedown. Drew immediately goes into a Kimura Lock submission on the mat. The referee checks on Reigns but he won’t tap.
Reigns gets his arm on the bottom rope to break the hold. Reigns goes to the floor for a breather. Drew charges but Reigns catches him and turns it into a big Samoan Drop through the announce table. Fans boo. Reigns grabs Drew again and puts him through what’s left of the debris. Reigns breaks the referee’s count and sits on the apron, watching Drew try to recover. Reigns is seething now. Drew gets up but Reigns immediately puts him through the barrier with a Spear. Reigns brings Drew back into the ring but he kicks out at 2. Reigns, Heyman and the announcers can’t believe it.
Fans chant “this is awesome!” now. Reigns gets up and delivers a Spear but he runs into a kick. Reigns ends up going for Spear and he hits it but Drew still kicks out. Reigns talks to himself and apparently sends a message out to Samoa Joe. Reigns charges again but this time Drew meets him with a Claymore Kick. Reigns falls into the referee, knocking him out of the ring.
Reigns, McIntyre and the referee are all down. Jey Uso runs down as fans boo. Drew knocks him right back to the floor. Drew goes back over to Reigns but Reigns lands a low blow. Jey superkicks Drew right after the low blow. Reigns with a Superman Punch. Reigns then locks in the Guillotine but Drew hangs on. A new referee runs down to the ring but Drew is trying to break free now. Reigns tightens the hold and brings Drew to the mat with it. Drew passes out and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match, Reigns begins to recover as his music hits. We go to replays. Reigns stands up and raises the Universal Title belt in the air as the boos continue. Reigns makes his exit as Heyman waits for him at the bottom of the ramp. The referee hands McIntyre the WWE Title belt as he slowly recovers. Reigns looks up and sees Jey on the ramp, applauding him. Reigns stops at Jey and nods. They embrace and Reigns tells him he did a good job. A disappointed but furious Drew is sitting up on the apron now, staring at the ground. Reigns stands with Uso and talks on the stage, raising the title in the air.
In the Arena:
Mike Rome is in the ring to announce the Final Farewell for The Undertaker. Mike brings out the people who came to pay tribute to The Phenom.
The honorees are Shane McMahon, The Big Show, John Layfield, Jeff Hardy, Mick Foley, The God Father, The Godwins, Savio Vega, Rikishi, Kevin Nash, Booker T, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Triple H and a pretty fat Kane… As Kane enters the ring, we go to a video highlighting the career of The Undertaker.
Back from the video and Vince McMahon is alone in the ring. He says thirty years, for three decades, this man not withstanding his hardships and injuries, struck terror in the eyes of his opponents. He entertained the fans. Tonight marks the end of an era of the most storied career that will never be duplicated. Tonight, we say goodbye. Nothing lasts forever, and Vince says they are wrong because the legacy of the Undertaker will live on eternally.
Vince introduces The Dead Man, The Phenom, The Undertaker!
Taker’s symbol appears high up in the arena as lighting strikes it and goes along with a MIDI-like version of his theme song. The bell tolls again and now The Undertaker begins his signature entrance to the ring.
Taker stops on the ring steps as more flames go off around the ring. Taker finally enters the ring and looks around for a minute or two. We hear “Undertaker!” chants apparently being piped in. Taker just stands there as crowd chants continue. The virtual crowd has not returned to the LED boards. Taker says for 30 long years he’s made that slow walk to the ring and has laid people to rest time and time again. He says and now his time has come. A “thank you Taker!” chant starts up. Taker says his time has come, it’s time for The Undertaker to… Rest.. In.. Peace. The ring fills up some with fog now as Taker tips his hat and drops down to one knee. Taker does his signature pose as we see a graphic of the late WWE Hall of Famer Paul Bearer on the wall, holding the urn. Taker looks up at the Bearer graphic and resumes his pose on his knee, looking down as the lights go out. The “Undertaker!” chants continue with just a single spotlight on Taker in the ring now. The bells start to toll once again as Taker’s music starts back up. He stands back up from his pose as the lighting and thunder start again. Taker stands tall in the middle of the ring and cuts his own throat. Taker exits the ring and marches up the ramp. He stops, turns back around to look at the ring, then faces forward again. Taker raises his fist in the air as the lightning strikes. The Undertaker’s “Final Farewell” ends as Taker heads to the back and the 2020 Survivor Series pay-per-view goes off the air.
Below is the current line-up for tonight:
- RAW vs. SmackDown
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns
- RAW vs. SmackDown
RAW Women’s Champion Asuka vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks
- RAW vs. SmackDown
WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn
- RAW vs. SmackDown
RAW Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits
- Men’s Traditional 5-on-5 Elimination Match
Team RAW (AJ Styles, Keith Lee, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, Riddle) vs. Team SmackDown (Kevin Owens, Jey Uso, Seth Rollins, King Baron Corbin, Otis)
- Women’s Traditional 5-on-5 Elimination Match
Team RAW (Team Captains: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax, Peyton Royce, Lacey Evans, Lana) vs. Team SmackDown (Bianca Belair, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Bayley, Natalya)
- The Undertaker’s Final Farewell
- Kickoff Pre-show: Dual-Brand Battle Royal