Rating and reviewing the matches from this years Survivor Series
The build up to this years Survivor Series couldn't have been more epic, the Main Event being the culmination of months of storyline between The Authority and those they have wronged. We were to witness Team Cena, made up of John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, The Big Show, Ryback and Eric Rowan, face off against Team Authority, made up of Seth Rollins, Kane, Rusev, Mark Henry and Luke Harper. The kicker to this match being that if Team Cena were to lose then Ziggler, Show, Ryback and Rowan would be fired from WWE, if Team Authority were to lose however then HHH and Stephanie McMahon would be out of a job and The Authority would be over. So who would win and who would be be seeing the last of? Let's find out.
Before the matches started Vince McMahon came to the ring to tell HHH & Stephanie that were they to lose then John Cena would be the only person who could re-instate them, taking away their last belief of still having some control should they lose.
The Usos Vs The Miz & Damien Mizdow Vs Los Matadores Vs Gold & Stardust (Fatal 4 Way Tag Team Championship Match)
As expected this was a high intesity match, with Gold & Stardust looking to retain their titles. Yet again Los Matadores were really impressive, flying around the ring and hitting some brutal moves. Stardust was his usual aggressive self as he dominated The Miz. Throughout the match we were treated to the crowd chanting for Mizdow leading to a funny moment when Miz threw his hands in the air, greeted by boos then Mizdow copied and they cheered. There was another impressive section between Stardust and los Matadores, trading reversals with great skill and speed. This fantastic match eventually came to and end with a huge four man top rope manouver with Los Matadores, Goldust & Stardust. This was quickly followed by The Usos jumping off the top rope as Mizdow tagged himself in, pinning Goldust. The Miz looked on in shock. The Miz & Damien Mizdow win the Tag Team Championship.
Match Rating 9/10
Paige, Cameron, Summer Rae & Layla Vs Natalya, Naomi, Emma & Alicia Fox (Survivor Series Diva's Elimination Tag Match)
The match started well with Paige and Natalya showing the WWE Universe why they are so highly rated in a convincing face off. Surprisingly most of the Diva's put on a great show, even Summer Rae had a couple of good moves, although lets not get carried away, she was dreadful for the rest of the match. Cameron was first to be eliminated after Naomi, who was hugely impressive cleared the ring and pinned her. Layla was the next elimination after Alicia Fox pinned her. Natalya then tore Summer Rae apart, Emma then tagged in and made Summer Tap out. This just left Paige to face Natalya, Naomi, Emma and Alicia Fox. Realising she was in trouble Paige tried to run away but Emma stopped her, throwing her back to the ring and tagging in Naomi who expertly destroyed Paige before hitting the Rear View and pinning her.
Match Rating 7/10
Dean Ambrose Vs Bray Wyatt
A good old fashioned brawl with classic strong moves and a proper beat down. This match was always going to be a stunner, with the two craziest men in WWE giving eachother a beat down, and that's exactly what we got. Wyatt and Ambrose put their all into this one, there were great high flying manouvers and high impact moves aplenty as they tore eachother apart. If you ever wanted two nominations for superstars to bring back the Hardcore Title then they would be out pick. After a classic match Wyatt grabbed a mic from ringside and told Ambrose that they "could have ruled the world together" and that Ambrose had "made the wrong decision" before picking up a chair and getting back in the ring. Ambrose then stole the chair, hitting Wyatt in the stomach with it causing him to be disqualified. Ambrose then hit Wyatt with Dirty Deeds onto the chair before getting out of the ring and getting a table. With Wyatt in place Ambrose put him through the table with an Elbow Drop before "burying" him beneath another table and a load of chairs. It all finished with Ambrose stood on a Ladder, surveying the scene. It does seem off to be promoting your next Pay-Per-View half way thropugh the current one but the Ambrose Vs Wyat feud looks likely to come to a head at TLC in December. Wether the Hardcore Title can ever be re-instated who knows but we would love to see it with these two at the helm.
Match Rating 9/10
Adam Rose & The Bunny Vs Slater Gator
Quite why WWE Creative decided it would be a good idea to bring this comedy section from Raw into the big arena is beyond us but they did so here's what happened.
Adam Rose allowed the Bunny to start the match and he destroyed Heath Slater impressively before Pinning him quickly. Titus O'Neil didn't even get a chance to wrestle. Adam Rose looked on in shock as the Exotic Express carrid the celebrating Bunny away, leaving him alone in the ring. No doubt this will come to an end soon and we may finally discover the identity of The Bunny.
Match Rating 5/10
Nikki Bella w/ Brie Bella Vs AJ Lee (Diva's Champonship Title Match)
A warning for anyone wishing that WWE would start taking womens wrestling seriously, look away now. This was genuinely embarrasing match for the Diva's Title. As the bell rang, Brie jumped up on the ring apron with the Title, AJ turned to push her down but instead Brie kissed her, yes you did read that right. AJ stepped back right into Nikki who picked her up and hit the Rack Attack, pinning AJ instantly. There have been many rumours going around that perhaps AJ Lee would retire after Survivor Series, which would explain her losing the title, and we don't think that Nikki is a bad choice for the next champion. This just seemed as though AJ had, frankly, already retired before the match. Nikki Bella is the new Diva's Champion.
Match Rating 1/10
Team Authority (Seth Rollins, Kane, Mark Henry, Rusev & Luke Harper) Vs Team Cena (John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, The Big Show & Eric Rowan) (Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team Match)
Finally the time had arrived for the main event and we were about to find out who would still have a job at the end of the night.
The first elimination came instantly as Big Show hit the Knockout Punch on Mark Henry pinning him after the first move of the match. Big Show then pummeled Seth Rollins before tagging in Eric Rowan, Luke Harper joined but the two didn't fight. Ryback was next in and he unleashed all his fury on Rollins and then Rusev who he almost pinned but it was broken up as everyone got involved in a mass brawl. After everyone had taken the fight to the outside Ryback was left in the ring with Seth Rollins who hit the Curb Stomp on him and pinning him. Ziggler was next in, greeted with a huge roar from the crowd. He unloaded on Harper before the rest of Team Authority entered the ring and beat him in the corner. Ziggler continued to fight back but was dominated by each member of Team Authority, this ended after Rusev tried to put Ziggler through the Announce table, he missed, going through the table himself, eventually being counted out as Ziggler returned to the ring. John Cena faced of against Kane soon after delivering the AA, only for Seth Rollins to deliver a Curb Stomp while the ref was distracted. Harper and owen finally got to face off and it was every bit as good as we had hoped for, the two giant strongmen threw eachother about with the same intensity we had seen back in their days as The Wyatt Family. Rowan was eventually eliminated following another distraction from Rollins. Cena then faced Rollins yet again but was cut short by a betrayal that nobody saw coming. Big Show, obviously doubting his teams chances turned heel and hit Cena with the Knockout Punch, allowing Rollins to pin him. Big Show then shook HHH's hand and walked out. This just left Ziggler to face Kane, Rollins and Harper on his own. He's tossed about like a rag doll by the remaining Authority members until he miraculously managed to get a Super Kick and the Zig Zag to pin Kane. Stephanie McMahon started to look concerned, her previous smirk wiped from her face. Luke Harper was next to enter the ring taking Harper apart with some powerful moves and a huge Scoop Slam, almost pinning him. Ziggler managed to fool Harper however and managed to pin him with a Rollup. So then it was down to just Ziggler and Rollins, game on. They go at it full tilt, delivering a stunning show. The two superstars are perfectly matched and could have been a main event on their own. Rollins almost pinned Ziggler after a huge reversed Bulldog, leaving Ziggler out on the floor. Rollins goes up top and tried to hit a Curb Stomp from the top rope but Ziggler rolls out of the way, getting up quickly to counter with a Famouser followed by the Zig Zag. He gets the three count but HHH pulls the ref out of the ring before he can announce the outcome. Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury get in the ring and beat up Ziggler but he fights back to pin Rollins again, this time HHH knocks out the new ref and gets Ziggler with the Pedigree. Another Ref is called to the ring but then another twist. The arena goes dark and some entrance music starts, suddenly Sting appears at the top of the entrance ramp. He stares at HHH as he comes to the ring, he then knocks out the ref and squares up to HHH who snaps and attacks Sting. Sting hits a Superkick followed by the Stinger before picking up Dolph Ziggler's unconscious arm and placing it across the chest of Seth Rollins and leaves. A ref climbs in the ring and counts the 1 2 3 to give Team Cena the win.
Match Rating 9/10
It all ended with Stephanie screaming in the ring as HHH looks stunned and Seth Rollins props himself in the corner staring.
So The Authority are out of power, Big Show has betrayed his team and Sting has made his first appearance in WWE. What does the future have to offer? We will have to wait and see but tomorrows Raw should be very interesting.
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