A video package opens the show reviewing the November tradition of the Survivor Series the last 25 years. It then focuses on Big Show defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Sheamus and CM Punk defending the WWE Championship against John Cena and Ryback.
A graphic opening hits welcoming us to the 26th annual WWE Survivor Series. We go live to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis where a series of pyro goes off. Michael Cole is the first to welcome us to the show.
We kick off the show with a bonus Traditional Survivor Series Elimination match. Out first is Brodus Clay.
On commentary tonight is Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL.
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, Brodus Clay, Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel vs. Tensai, Primo, Epico, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil
We start with Tyson Kidd and Epico. Kidd with a quick headlock takedown. Kidd with another takedown working over the left arm of Epico. Epico drops Kidd face first off the ring apron and misses a springboard body splash. Tag to Justin Gabriel with a springboard sunset flip on Epico for a two count. Tag back to Kidd who keeps Epico grounded. Tags to Rey Mysterio and Darren Young. Mysterio with a baseball slide to the groin of Young. Tag to Sin Cara and tag to Primo. Sin Cara with a big flying elbow and huricanrana on Primo. Sin Cara with a sunset flip counter to Primo in mid air resulting in a two count. Tag to Tensai who scoop slams Sin Cara repeatedly. Tensai drops a leg over the left arm of Sin Cara. Tag to Titus O’Neil who uppercuts Sin Cara. Quick tag to Primo and Titus throws Sin Cara down hard on the mat. Primo tosses Sin Cara back to the corner and another tag to Tensai. Tensai with big headbutts and elbow drops to Sin Cara. Brodus Clay with a shot to Tensai from the ring apron. Tag to Clay who splashes Tensai in the corner. Clay with a headbutt to Titus. Clay with an overhead suplex to Young. Huge brawl breaks out in the ring. Primo and Epico are sent over. Mysterio and Sin Cara open the ropes for a suicide dive on Young and Titus from Kidd and Gabriel. Mysterio and Sin Cara with a moonsault to Primo and Epico. We are left with Clay and Tensai in the ring.
Clay with an overhead suplex to Tensai who face plants big time. Was a nasty looking botch. Tensai quickly recovers with a shoulder block and body splash. Tensai covers Clay for the win.
Brodus Clay is eliminated.
Now in the ring is Titus and Gabriel. Titus with an abdominal stretch to Gabriel. Titus with an overhead fallaway slam to Gabriel. Tensai tags himself in as Titus connects with a backbreaker to Gabriel. Tensai with a body splash over Gabriel. Tensai with a cover and Gabriel kicks out. Tensai misses a second body splash. Gabriel rolls up Tensai and gets the pinfall.
Tensai is eliminated.
Titus and Young with double team shots to Gabriel after the pinfall. Epico gets the tag and keeps Gabriel grounded. Tag to Kidd with a springboard missile dropkick to Epico. Primo with the tag and goes after Kidd. Tag to Titus who comes in with a big kick to Kidd. Titus dead lifts Kidd and drops him down hard. Titus misses a big boot and gets caught up on the top rope. Kidd with a kick to the head of Titus. Kidd rolls up Titus and gets the pinfall.
Titus O’Neil is eliminated.
Epico with a big back suplex on Kidd. Epico holds on and connects with a second back suplex. He attempts a third, Kidd counters and gets a Sharpshooter locked on Epico. Epico taps out.
Epico is eliminated.
Primo jumps in and drops big right hands to Kidd. Tag to Mysterio who connects with a huricanrana to Primo. Mysterio kicks Primo in the head and gets a close two count. Mysterio arm drags Primo into the ropes. Primo dodges a 619. Mysterio counters a backstabber from Primo. Mysterio with a rollup on Primo.
Primo is eliminated.
It is now 4 on 1 with Young alone. Mysterio sends Young into the ropes and connects with the 619. Tag to Sin Cara who comes off the top turnbuckle with a senton splash. Tag to Gabriel who hits a springboard moonsault. Kidd with a flying elbow drop. Mysterio gets the final tag and connects with a body splash. Mysterio hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Darren Young is eliminated.
Winners: Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel
Backstage, we see Kaitlyn get attacked by a girl wearing a blonde wig. Kaitlyn takes off the wig and reveals it to be Aksana. Eve walks up acting concerned. Kaitlyn pushes her over.
WWE Divas Championship
Eve (c) vs. Kaitlyn
Lock up and Kaitlyn takes down Eve right away. They brawl a bit on the outside when Eve tries to bail. Back in the ring, Eve mounts Kaitlyn and drops her head off the mat repeatedly. Eve with a big slap to Kaitlyn. Eve chokes Kaitlyn up on the top rope. Eve then takes the time to wave at the crowd smiling. Eve with a triangle choke on Kaitlyn. Eve steps over Kaitlyn, but Kaitlyn gets back up and pushes her to the outside. Kaitlyn with a big slap to Eve and then tosses her around the ring by her hair. Kaitlyn drops Eve down face first and then connects with a knee to the gut off her shoulders. Cover and Eve kicks out. Eve is holding on to the ring apron when Kaitlyn tries to pull her away. Eve trips Kaitlyn up on the ring apron, tosses her back in and connects with her spinning neckbreaker. Eve hooks the leg and gets the win.
Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: Eve
We see footage from the YouTube pre-show with Dolph Ziggler trying to figure out who will be replacing the injured Cody Rhodes tonight.
Backstage, we see a shot of Team Foley. They are all arguing except for Randy Orton. Mick Foley quiets them down. He says they all need to be on the same page tonight. Foley wants everyone to put their hands in for a “Bang Bang” on three. Orton refuses and says to Foley, “I hate you.” Foley says that means he is ready.
WWE United States Championship
Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. R-Truth
Before the match, Antonio Cesaro mocks the Thanksgiving holiday. He said the only think the United States should be thankful for is that he is the United States Champion. We start with R-Truth going for a series of pinfalls early on. Cesaro gets in a quick headbutt and clothesline combo. Cesaro with big rights and lefts to the body on R-Truth in the corner. Cesaro with a clothesline and shoulder charge to Truth in the corner. Cesaro with a scoop slam and then stomps over the chest of Truth. Cesaro dead lifts Truth up and powers him back down. Cesaro with a quick uppercut. Truth fires back with a series of clotheslines. Truth with a jumping kick to the face that results in a two count. Truth with a modified stunner. Cesaro fights back with a kick to the knee and huge uppercut. Cesaro then gets Truth up and down with the Neutralizer. Cesaro gets the pinfall.
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: Antonio Cesaro
A promo for WWE TLC on 12/16 airs.
A video package runs from Raw on Monday featuring Vickie Guerrero playing voicemails AJ Lee left for John Cena.
AJ’s music hits and she is on her way out to the ring. She is sorry she has to do this, but it has come to this. AJ talks about Vickie Guerrero trying to make her life a living hell trying to prove an affair with John Cena. Vickie Guerrero walks out and reminds everyone she is the Managing Supervisor of Monday Night Raw. AJ shows a picture of Ricardo Rodriguez sharing a burrito with Vickie. We then see a photo of Vickie having some of JR’s BBQ sauce. AJ has another photo of Vickie dancing with Brodus Clay. Vickie threatens to slap AJ. AJ reminds her that if she hits her she will get fired. Tamina then hits the ring and attacks AJ. She finishes off AJ with a big splash from the top turnbuckle.
A promo for the new Attitude Era DVD airs.
Backstage, Josh Mathews is with Paul Heyman. Heyman says CM Punk still isn’t getting the credit he deserves as the 8th longest reigning WWE Champion of all time. He says Punk is the best of the three competitors tonight in the triple threat for the WWE Championship.
A video package airs hyping Big Show vs. Sheamus tonight.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Big Show (c) vs. Sheamus
Justin Roberts handled the ring introductions for the challenger Sheamus and champion Big Show.
The bell rings and Sheamus charges in with big right hands. Sheamus backs off and then comes in with more right hands and kicks. Big Show drops Sheamus with a big body punch. Big Show with a big headbutt. Big Show with a quick chest chop to Sheamus in the corner. Big Show with another chest chop. Sheamus with repeated forearm shots to the chest of Big Show. Big Show avoids a Brogue Kick attempt, but Sheamus with a dive off the ring apron taking out Big Show at ringside. Back in the ring, Big Show catches Sheamus with a big spear as Sheamus came off the second rope. Big Show then sends Sheamus into the steel ring steps. Big Show with a scoop slam and headbutt to Sheamus. Big Show with a knee to the head. Big Show sends Sheamus with force neck first into the corner. Big Show with big forearm chops to the back of Sheamus. Big Show follows that with a big headbutt and then stands on top of Sheamus. Big Show starts choking Sheamus with the second rope. Sheamus then drops Big Show off the top rope, springboards himself in, hits a shoulder block, hits the ropes and Big Show drops Sheamus with a big boot. Big Show with a huge elbow drop. Big Show with a big side slam to Sheamus that results in a two count. Sheamus attempts a comeback and Big Show cuts him off with repeated forearms to the back. Sheamus catches Big Show with his boots.
Sheamus jumps on the back of Big Show applying a sleeper hold. Big Show breaks free. Sheamus with a big knee to the head and shots to Big Show in the corner. Sheamus charges and Big Show sends him shoulder first into the corner. Big Show with another quick elbow drop. Big Show starts climbing up the corner when Sheamus gets up, puts Big Show on his shoulders and falls back with an electric chair! Sheamus hooks the leg and gets a two count. Both men exchange right hands. Sheamus pushes Big Show to the corner, hits the ropes, hits a high knee and then jumping clothesline that levels Big Show. Sheamus drops Big Show again with a big sledgehammer shot. Big Show counters a Brogue Kick, Sheamus counters a chokeslam attempt and Sheamus drops Big Show with White Noise. Sheamus hooks the leg and Big Show kicks out. Sheamus backs up to the corner calling for the Brogue Kick. Sheamus charges in, but Big Show pulls the referee in the way. Sheamus takes the referee out with the Brogue Kick. WWE officials attend to the down referee. Sheamus is looking down at the referee as well. A second referee jumps in to check on the down referee when Big Show starts to stand up behind Sheamus. Big Show with a knockout punch to Sheamus. Big Show covers Sheamus and the second referee counts the pinfall.
The referee then watches the replay of the referee bump and tells Justin Roberts that Big Show has been disqualified. Big Show freaks out.
Winner via DQ: Sheamus
Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Big Show
After the match, Big Show gets in the face of the referee. He is screaming, “There was no bell in the ring!” We then see a recovering Sheamus grab a steel chair at ringside and crack it over the back of Big Show repeatedly. Sheamus continues his beatdown of Big Show using the steel chair at ringside hitting the leg/knee. Big Show yells at Sheamus to stop. Sheamus yells at Big Show to beg. Sheamus points and drops the chair. He then charges forward and takes out Big Show with a Brogue Kick.
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
Team Ziggler (Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, Damien Sandow, David Otunga and Wade Barrett) vs. Team Foley (Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston, The Miz, Kane and Daniel Bryan) w/ Mick Foley
We start with Kofi Kingston and David Otunga. Kofi with a quick pinfall early on and follows it up with a quick dropkick. Otunga avoids a Trouble in Paradise kick, but Kofi jumps out taking out Otunga. Back in the ring, Daniel Bryan gets the tag with a quick uppercut on Otunga. Otunga with a quick snap powerslam and tags in Damien Sandow. Sandow with a quick side russian leg sweep and then drops a quick elbow. Bryan with a big flying clothesline on Sandow. Bryan with a big dropkick to Sandow in the corner. Bryan with kicks to the chest of Sandow. Sandow bails avoiding a kick to the head and yells, “Good luck!” Kane chases Sandow down, tosses him back in and Bryan with a big kick to the head of Sandow. Kane gets the tag and hits a chokeslam on Sandow. Kane hooks the leg and Sandow is out.
Damien Sandow is eliminated.
Bryan jumps back in and argues with Kane. Bryan pushes Kane twice. Kane grabs Bryan and throws him over the top rope. Dolph Ziggler jumps in and connects with a Zig Zag on Kane. Ziggler covers Kane for the pinfall.
Kane is eliminated.
Miz and Randy Orton start arguing. Orton stays in and takes out Ziggler when he charges in. Orton with a series of uppercuts to Ziggler. Kofi gets the tag and sends Ziggler flying across the ring. Tag to Bryan who gets in a quick spear to Ziggler. Tag to Wade Barrett who headbutts Bryan. Bryan with a drop toe hold sending Barrett to the second turnbuckle. Bryan misses a flying dropkick in the corner and Barrett connects with knees to the body of Bryan. Barrett kicks Bryan to the outside. Back in the ring, Barrett drags Bryan to the corner and tags in Otunga. Otunga with a big shoulder block to Bryan. Bryan with a Yes Lock applied. Otunga taps.
David Otunga is eliminated.
Alberto Del Rio jumps in and kicks Bryan in the back. It is now 4 on 3 in favor of Team Foley. Del Rio with a big tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio is dumped from the top turnbuckle by Bryan. Ricardo Rodriguez is trying to help him back up. Del Rio is back in and Kofi gets the tag connecting with a springboard cothesline. Kofi with a big dropkick and flying forearm combo. Kofi with a Boom Drop over Del Rio. Kofi takes out Ziggler. Kofi with a springboard cross body on Del Rio resulting in a close two count. Tag to Barrett. Ziggler holds up Kofi coming off the ropes. Barrett with a spinning side slam. Barrett with his big elbow to Kofi. Barrett hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Kofi Kingston is eliminated.
Orton jumps in and takes shots to the body from Barrett. Barrett catches Orton with a big boot. Orton with a big suplex to Barrett and then drops a knee. Tag to Bryan who starts kicking Barrett in the chest. Bryan with a big boot and missile dropkick combo on Barrett. Barrett sends Bryan over the top rope and tags in Del Rio. Bryan is trying to get the Yes Lock applied, but Del Rio counters out. Del Rio kicks Bryan in the head in the corner. Del Rio gets the armbar applied. Bryan taps.
Daniel Bryan is eliminated.
It is now 3 on 2 in favor of Team Ziggler. The Miz is now in for the first time and goes after Del Rio with big left hands. Miz catches Del Rio with a big elbow. Tag to Orton who kicks Del Rio in the ribs. Orton with big stomps to the body of Del Rio. Tag to Ziggler who jumps in kicking Orton and dropping a big elbow. Ziggler with a headlock on Orton. Orton drops Ziggler down face first. Miz is trying to fire up the crowd. Tag to Miz who drops Barrett and Del Rio on the ring apron. Miz with big left hands to Del Rio in the corner and connects with his corner clothesline. Miz with a big boot to Ziggler on the ring apron. Miz comes off the top rope with a sledgehammer to Barrett. Barrett with a big kick to the gut of Miz. Miz counters a Pump Handle Slam by Barrett into a Skull Crushing Finale for the pinfall.
Wade Barrett is eliminated.
It is now 2 on 2. Miz with a big DDT to Del Rio that results in a close two count. Del Rio with a german suplex into a bridge on Miz for a two count. Miz trips up Del Rio on the top rope. Miz misses a corner splash and kicks Miz in the head. Del Rio covers Miz for the pinfall.
The Miz is eliminated.
It is now 2 on 1 in favor of Team Ziggler with Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler against Randy Orton. Orton enters the ring staring down both. Orton goes after Del Rio with right hands. Orton knocks Ziggler off the ring apron. Del Rio catches Orton with a kick to the head, covers and Orton kicks out. Tag to Ziggler who quickly goes after Orton. Tag back to Del Rio who stomps over Orton. Del Rio goes up top and Orton catches him with a dropkick on the way down. Orton with clotheslines to Del Rio and then knocks Ziggler off the corner. Orton with a powerslam to Del Rio. Ricardo jumps up on the ring apron. Orton pulls him in going for a DDT. Del Rio from behind with a kick to the head. Orton kicks out during a pinfall attempt. Mick Foley knocks down Ricardo with a right hand at ringside. Foley has Mr. Socko and starts choking out Ricardo. Ziggler takes out Del Rio with a dropkick by accident. Orton sends Ziggler into the corner. Del Rio with a kick to Orton, but Orton counters into an RKO. Orton covers Del Rio for the pinfall.
Alberto Del Rio is eliminated.
Orton then turns and looks at Ziggler who is wrapped up in the corner. Orton drops down calling for an RKO. Ziggler holds the ropes countering out. Ziggler with a Zig Zag on Orton, hooks the leg and Orton barely kicks out after two. Orton with a kick to Ziggler and then sends him through the ropes to the ring apron. Orton drags Ziggler back in through the ropes and connects with a DDT. Orton has a busted lip. He drops down calling for an RKO. Orton then stands up and backs up to the corner looking to execute his punt kick. When Orton charges in, Ziggler jumps up and connects with a superkick. Ziggler covers Orton for the pinfall.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Dolph Ziggler heads up the ramp celebrating his win. We see a shot of Randy Orton recovering in the corner as a disappointed Mick Foley looks on.
WWE plays Touts of who they think will face The Rock at Royal Rumble for the WWE Championship.
A video package runs hyping CM Punk vs. John Cena vs. Ryback for the WWE Championship.
WWE Championship – Triple Threat Match
CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena vs. Ryback
The bell rings and here we go. CM Punk bails. John Cena chases him down. Ryback also goes after Punk. They all end up in the ring and Ryback pushes Punk to the corner getting in some shots. Cena pushes Ryback away and gets in his own shots. Ryback pulls Cena away and Punk pushes Cena into Ryback. Punk with elbows to Ryback. Ryback shows his power lifting up Punk. Cena with a bulldog to Punk. Ryback clotheslines Punk to the outside. We are left with Cena and Ryback in the ring. Lock up and Ryback pushes Cena away quickly. Cena with a shoulder block to Ryback, Ryback is back up and tackles Cena. Ryback with kicks to Cena in the corner. Ryback sends Cena with force into the corner. Punk is back in and attacks Ryback with kicks. Punk with a snap suplex to Ryback. Punk starts laughing when Ryback gets right back up, lifts up Punk and then finishes him with a fallaway slam. Punk rolls out of the ring when Cena jumps back in tackling Ryback and getting a sleeper locked in. Punk breaks it up with a double sledgehammer. Punk with a top rope sledgehammer to Ryback. Punk back to the top, but Ryback catches him and slams him in the corner repeatedly. Punk with a heel kick as Ryback came off the ropes. Cena with a rollup on Punk for two. Punk counters an AA into a DDT. Punk flips over Cena and keeps a headlock applied. Ryback then powerslams Punk.
Cena grabs Ryback and plants him with his twisting suplex. Ryback stands right back up immediately. Cena and Ryback exchange shots. Cena with a flying shoulder block to Ryback. Punk pulls Cena out and sends him shoulder first into the steel steps. Punk comes off the top rope taking out Ryback with a shoulder block. Punk keeps Ryback grounded in a headlock. Ryback with a high back body drop to Punk along with a spinebuster. Ryback backs up to the corner calling for his clothesline. Ryback connects with his big clothesline on Punk. Ryback picks up Punk, has him up and Cena trips up Ryback. Cena gets the STF applied. Ryback is trying to fight out. Punk is up on the top rope and connects with a flying elbow to the back of Cena’s neck. Punk is calling for the GTS. Cena counters. Punk and Cena exchange shots. Ryback clotheslines both. Ryback tosses Punk over the top rope and then does the same to Cena. Ryback picks up Cena and Punk. Cena and Punk double team Ryback with forearms and knees. Punk and Cena then clear off the announce table. Punk and Cena give Ryback a double suplex crashing through the announce table. Back in the ring, Cena takes out Punk with a series of shoulder blocks. Cena with his twisting powerbomb to Punk. Cena with the five knuckle shuffle to Punk. Punk counters an AA and connects with the GTS.
Punk covers Cena and Cena somehow kicks out. Heyman can’t believe it. Cena with an AA to Punk. Punk gets a shoulder up after two. Punk with kicks to the legs of Cena. Cena grabs the leg of Punk. Punk kicks Cena away. Punk with a high knee to Cena in the corner. Cena counters a bulldog tripping up Punk and getting the STF locked in. Ryback pulls Cena off Punk and connects with a huge clothesline on the floor. Ryback is back in the ring. He is calling for another big clothesline. Ryback levels Punk with a clothesline. Ryback has Punk up, marches and connects with the Shell Shocked. Ryback hooks the leg and Cena breaks it up. Ryback counters an AA attempt and has Cena up for the Shell Shocked. Ryback connects. Three men dressed in all black hit the ring and attack Ryback. They pull Ryback to the ringside area. They drive Ryback through the Spanish announce table. It appears to be Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. In the ring, Punk crawls over and hooks the leg of Cena. Punk gets the pinfall.
Winner and still WWE Champion: CM Punk
After the match, Michael Cole reveals it was indeed Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns from NXT. We see a replay of Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns attacking Ryback in the ring and then putting him through the Spanish announce table at ringside. Back live, CM Punk and Paul Heyman celebrate with the WWE Championship as the PPV goes off the air.