Welcome to 411's WWE SURVIVOR SERIES Report 11.18.12 Championship Roll Call: WWE Champion: CM Punk World Champion: Big Show US Champion: Antonio Cesaro IC Champion: Kofi Kingston Unified Diva's Champion: Eve WWE World Tag Team Champions: Kane & Daniel Bryan
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Santino Marella & Zack Ryder vs. 3MB
Looks like it'll be Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal for 3MB in this match. Ryder and Mahal start the match, and Ryder catches Mahal with a deep arm drag takedown. Ryder muscles Mahal to the corner and makes the tag to Marella. Mahal drops Marella with a shot to the jaw and makes the tag to Slater. Marella is still reeling from Mahal's attack, but he manages to work Slater into the corner and make the tag to Ryder. Slater takes control and stomps Ryder down to the matt before once again tagging Mahal. Mahal locks in a standing from chancery and makes the quick tag back to Slater. Slater traps Ryder in the corner and works him over with a volley of punches. Slater charges and goes for a splash in the corner, but Ryder slides out of the way and tags Marella. Marella drops Slater and retrieves the cobra, but Slater levels him before he can don the snake. Slater tosses the cobra into the crowd, whips Marella to the corner, and tags Mahal. Mahal repeatedly drops the knee onto Marella's throat and follows up with a neck breaker for a two count. Slater gets the tag, but Marella ducks a double team clothesline. Marella goes for a double flying clothesline, but Slater and Mahal duck. Slater covers Marella for a two count and tags Mahal. Mahal goes back to the standing front chancery, but Marella breaks the hold with a back body drop and tags Ryder. Ryder heads up to the second rope and connects with a missile drop kick to Mahal. Ryder hits the Broski Boot but only gets a two count. Slater rushes the ring and eats a Rough Ryder, but Drew McIntyre (who has a cast on his left arm) hops up to the ring apron and clocks Ryder in the back of the head with the cast. Mahal catches Ryder with the Full Nelson Slam and gets the three count.
Match Result: Jinder Mahal defeats Zack Ryder with the Full Nelson Slam. Match Length: 6:09
Traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series Match Brodus Clay, Justin Gabriel, Tyson Kidd, Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio w/ The Funkadactyls vs. Tensai, Primo, Epico, Darren Young & Titus O'Neil w/ Rosa Mendes
Kidd and Epico start the match, and Kidd gets a quick head lock. Epico counters into the head scissors, but Kidd regains the head lock. Epico reverses into an overhead wrist lock, but Kidd counters into a hammer lock. Kidd and Epico trade nearfalls, but Epico heads to the outside to catch a breather. Kidd heads out onto the ring apron, but Epico trips him before sliding back into the ring. Kidd makes the tag to Gabriel, and Gabriel hits a standing moonsault. Gabriel tags Kidd and kids Epico in the face, but Kidd can only get a two count. Mysterio gets the tag from Kidd, but Epico makes the tag to Young. Young whips Mysterio to the corner and charges after him, but Mysterio drops Young in the corner and hits a low drop kick to the… um… upper inner thigh. Mysterio makes the tag to Sin Cara as Young tags Primo. Sin Cara catches Primo with a head scissors takedown but only gets a two count. Primo goes for a powerbomb, but Sin Cara counters into a sunset flip for another two count. Tensai gets the tag and scoop slams Sin Cara several times and makes the tag to O'Neil. O'Neil levels Sin Cara with a clothesline, carries him to the corner, and tags Primo. Primo drops a leg on Sin Cara's neck and gets a two count. Primo applies a chin lock, throws Sin Cara to the corner, and tags Tensai. Clay lands a shot to Tensai from behind, and that give Sin Cara enough time to make the tag to Clay. Brodus cleans house, and then all hell breaks loose. Kidd and Gabriel hit stereo suicide dives to Primo, Epico, O'Neil, and Young, and Mysterio and Sin Cara follow up with stereo Asai moonsaults to all six men. Back in the ring, Tensai levels Clay and gets the three count. 5 – 4 Team Tensai Gabriel heads into the ring, but Tensai beats him down to the mat and tags O'Neil. O'Neil works over Gabriel in the corner and tags Tensai. Tensai hits the ropes and goes for a senton, but Gabriel rolls out of the way and counters into a crucifix pin for the three count. 4 – 4 Epico gets the tag and hits a gorgeous butterfly suplex on Gabriel for a two count. Gabriel misses an enzuigiri but manages to make the tag to Kidd. Kidd gets his boots up into Epico's face, but Epico knocks Kidd off the ring apron. Primo gets the tag, whips Kidd into the barrier, and rolls him back into the ring for a two count. O'Neil gets the tag and delivers a modified pump handle slam to Kidd. O'Neil whips Kidd to the ropes, but Kidd flips onto the ring apron. O'Neil goes for a big boot, but Kidd low bridges the rope causing O'Neil to crotch himself. Kidd flips over the rope and rolls into a modified sunset flip for the three count. 4 – 3 Team Mysterio Epico heads into the ring, but Kidd catches him in the Sharpshooter, and Epico has to tap. 4 – 2 Team Mysterio Primo heads into the ring and locks in a rear chin lock. Kidd tries to make it to the corner, but Primo sends him back to the middle of the ring with a belly-to-back suplex. Primo heads up top and flies, but Kidd gets two knees up. Mysterio gets the tag, rolls through a sunset flip from Primo, and kicks Primo in the head. Mysterio heads up top, but Primo follows him up. Primo goes for a superplex, but Mysterio head butts him back down and follows up with a top rope seated senton. Primo goes for the Back Stabber, but Mysterio counters into a roll-up for the three count. 4 – 1 Team Mysterio Sin Cara gets the tag and hits a top rope senton splash. Gabriel gets the tag and hits the springboard moonsault, and Kidd follows up with a slingshot elbow drop. Mysterio gets the tag and drops the dime form the three count.
Match Result: Team Mysterio defeats Team Tensai (Mysterio, Sin Cara, Gabriel, and Kidd survive). Match Length: 25:00ish (stopwatch issues)
A mysterious blonde woman attacks Kaitlyn in the backstage area, but Kaitlyn fights back and pulls off the woman's blonde wig to reveal her attacker as Aksana. Aksana scurries away, but Eve shows up and says she's glad nothing happened to Kaitlyn before their match. Kaitlyn shoves Eve to the ground and says she's glad nothing happened to Eve before their match.
WWE Divas Championship Match Eve Torres (Champion) vs. Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn takes the fight right to Eve and beats her down to the mat. Kaitlyn kicks Eve in the ribs, and Eve crawls out of the ring to create distance. Kaitlyn follows Eve out of the ring and slams her head into the announce table. Kaitlyn rolls Eve back into the ring, but Eve again rolls out of the ring and tries to escape through the crowd. Kaitlyn slams Eve's head onto the ring apron and again rolls Eve back into the ring. Kaitlyn mounts Eve and repeatedly slams her head into the mat. Eve finally takes control with a kick to the gut and then repeatedly slams Kaitlyn's head into the mat for a two count. Eve heads up top and pulls Kaitlyn up with her in a choke hold. Eve throws Kaitlyn back down to the mat and gets a two count. Eve locks in a figure four head scissors, but Kaitlyn makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Eve heads up top, but Kaitlyn pops up and shoves Eve down to the arena floor. Kaitlyn rolls Eve back in the ring, and Eve begs for mercy. Kaitlyn slams Eve right across the face and tosses her across the ring. Kaitlyn whips Eve to the ropes and levels her with a flying shoulder tackle. Kaitlyn hits Eve with a gut buster but only gets a two count. Kaitlyn tries to pull Eve back to the middle of the ring, but Eve grabs the ring skirt. Kaitlyn heads out onto the ring apron, but Eve uses the ring skirt to trip her. Eve pulls Kaitlyn back into the middle of the ring and hits the Heart Breaker for the three count.
Match Result: Eve Torres defeats Kaitlyn with the Heart Breaker. Match Length: 7:01
United States Championship Match Antonio Cesaro (Champion) vs. R-Truth w/ Little Jimmy
Truth gets a quick roll-up for a two count. Cesaro goes for a kick to the gut, but Truth catches the boot and shoves Cesaro to the corner. Cesaro regains control with a vicious clothesline, whips Truth to the corner, and works him over with a volley of body shots. Cesaro shoves Truth to the ropes and catches him with another gut shot on the rebound. Cesaro locks in an arm bar, but Truth fights back to his feet and breaks the hold. Cesaro hits a shoulder block to the gut and follows up with a double stomp to the gut for a two count. Cesaro locks rear waist lock on the mat, but Truth fights back to his feet and breaks the hold with elbow shots to the head. Cole and JBL may or may not currently be on a semi-racist tangent about South African rugby. It's very bizarre. Truth peppers Cesaro with punches, but Cesaro lands an uppercut and gets a sloppy cover for a two count. The crowd is DEAD for this match. Cesaro goes back to the rear waist lock, and the crowd finally comes to life with a USA! USA! USA! chant. Cesaro charges Truth, but Truth catches him with another back elbow shot. Truth hits the Lie Detector shot and a back heel kick to the jaw for a long two count. Cesaro regains control with the pop-up uppercut and hits the Neutralizer for the three count.
Match Result: Antonio Cesaro defeats R-Truth with the Neutralizer. Match Length: 6:54
AJ Lee makes her way to the ring to address Vickie Guerrero's allegations that AJ has had an inappropriate relationship with John Cena. I should point out that AJ is wearing an absolutely spectacular pair of Daisy Dukes, and I'm having trouble breathing at the moment. AJ claims that Vickie is trying to cover up a scandal of her own, but Vickie comes down to the ring and asks who the hell AJ thinks she is. AJ counters with a photoshopped picture of Vickie and… Ricardo Rodriguez eating burritos. AJ asks if Vickie enjoyed Ricardo's burrito. Then she shows a photoshopped picture of Vickie and Jim Ross eating barbeque sauce and asks if she enjoyed her slobber knocker with JR. Next AJ shows a photoshopped picture of Vickie (in a bathing suit) dancing with Brodus Clay in a hotel room. Wow. Vickie says this is all ridiculous, and AJ says what Vickie has been doing is what's really ridiculous. AJ wanted reality to slap Vickie in the face, but Vickie says she's going to slap AJ in the face. AJ stares at Vickie but then begins to laugh. She doesn't want to fight, because she'll get fired if she fights. But if Vickie lays a hand on her, the Board of Directors has said that Vickie will lose her job as well. AJ continues to intimidate Vickie, but out of nowhere Tamina attacks her from behind. Tamina heads up top and hits AJ with the Superfly Splash. Tamina heads back up the ramp as Vickie cackles in the ring. I don't know what the hell just happened.
World Heavyweight Championship Match Big Show (Champion) vs. Sheamus
Sheamus heads right for Show and goes to work with rights and lefts. Sheamus traps Show in the corner, but Show easily shoves him down to the mat. Show drags Sheamus back to his feet only to once again shove him back down to the mat. Show whips Sheamus to the corner and hits the ropes, but Sheamus connects with a chop block to the front of the knee to drop Show. Sheamus ties up Show in the ropes and clubs his chest as the crowd counts to ten. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, but Show slides out of the ring. Sheamus hits a battering ram off the ring apron and rolls Show back into the ring. Sheamus heads up top and goes for a top rope battering ram, but Show catches him with a spear in mid-air. Sheamus rolls out of the ring, but Show follows him out and whips him into the ring steps. Show rolls Sheamus back into the ring and gives him a scoop slam. Show paces around Sheamus, drags him back to his feet, and levels him with a head butt. Show again drags Sheamus back to his feet and drives his elbow into Sheamus' arm. Show whips Sheamus chest-first into the corner and delivers a stiff chop to the back. Show drops Sheamus with another head butt and steps on Sheamus' chest. Sheamus is in serious trouble right now. Show chokes Sheamus against the second rope and locks in an arm bar. Show drops Sheamus to the mat and steps on his head. That kinda looked like it hurt. Like, a lot. Shows beats on Sheamus' back and whips him to the corner. Show charges Sheamus, but Sheamus gets his boots up, climbs the ropes, and locks in a sleeper hold. Show stumbles around the ring with Sheamus on his back before finally tossing Sheamus off of him. Show drops an elbow onto Sheamus and head up to the second rope, BUT SHEAMUS GETS SHOW UP ON HIS SHOULDERS AND HITS THE ELECTRIC CHAIR DROP. HO. LEE. SHIT. Sheamus gets a two count off the electric chair drop. That was awesome. Sheamus and Show slug it out on their knees before getting back to their feet and continuing the fight. Sheamus lands a running high knee and a flying double ax handle. Sheamus drops Show with another flying double ax handle and goes for the Brogue Kick, but Show tries to counter into the Choke Slam, but Sheamus successfully counters into White Noise for a LOOONG two count. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, but Show pulls referee Scott Armstrong in front of him. Sheamus connects with the Brogue Kick to Armstrong, and Armstrong is out cold. "Sorry, man!" – Sheamus. A swarm of referees and officials come down to check on Armstrong, and Sheamus joins them. Sheamus gets back to his feet and turns toward Show, but Show hits him with the Knockout Punch. Show covers Sheamus, and one of the new referees counts the three count. However, after the match, the referee decides that Show has been disqualified due to pulling Armstrong in front of Sheamus. "This is the World Heavyweight Championship, dumbass!" – Big Show
Match Result: Sheamus defeats Big Show via disqualification. Match Length: 14:46
After the match, Sheamus grabs a chair and beats the hell out of Show at ringside. Sheamus beats Show up the ramp and goes after Show's legs with the chair. Show begs for mercy, but Sheamus tosses the chair aside and delivers a Brogue Kick.
Traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series Match Team Foley vs. Team Ziggler
David Otunga has replaced the injured Cody Rhodes on Team Ziggler. Kingston and Otunga start, and Kingston catches Otunga with a quick roll-up for a two count. Otunga slides out of the ring, but Kingston hits a top rope slash to the outside and rolls Otunga back into the ring. Kingston makes the tag to Bryan, but Otunga catches Bryan with a power slam before making the tag to Sandow. Sandow delivers the Elbow of Disdain for a two count and locks in a rear chin lock. Bryan breaks the hold, charges Sandow in the corner, and drives his boot into Sandow's face. Bryan works over Sandow with a volley of kicks to the head, and Sandow decides to abandon his team. Sandow says goodbye and begins to walk up the ramp, but Kane chases him down and throws him back into the ring. Kane gets the tag and hits Sandow with the Choke Slam for the three count. 5 – 4 Team Foley Bryan and Kane argue out who should get the credit for Sandow's elimination, and Kane throws Bryan out of the ring. Ziggler sneaks into the ring and hits Kane with the Zig-Zag from behind for the three count. 4 – 4 Orton and Miz argue about who should face Ziggler, but Orton wins and heads into the ring. Orton levels Ziggler and tags Kingston. Kingston hits a monstrous monkey flip that turns Ziggler inside out before making the tag to Bryan. Bryan connects with an uppercut, but Ziggler creates enough distance to tag Barrett. Barrett dodges a kick in the corner, ties up Bryan in the ropes, and works him over with knees to the gut. Barrett distracts the referee as Del Rio lands an illegal kick to Bryan's back. Otunga gets the tag and connects with a clothesline in the corner for a two count, but Bryan immediately reverses into the No Lock and makes Otunga tap. 4 – 3 Team Foley Del Rio heads into the ring and catches Bryan with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Del Rio charges Bryan in the corner, but Bryan back body drops him out of the ring. Ricardo Rodriguez helps Del Rio back in the ring as Bryan makes the tag to Kingston. Kingston hits the boom drop and sets up for Trouble in Paradise, but Ziggler distracts Kingston from the ring apron. Kingston charges Del Rio in the corner, but Del Rio evades, but Kingston heads up the ropes and hits a second rope splash for a two count. Del Rio manages to make the tag to Barrett, and Barrett delivers the Bull Hammer to Kingston for the three count. 3 – 3 Orton heads into the ring, whips Barrett to the corner, and charges toward him, but Barrett gets a boot up in Orton's face. Orton lands a knee drop to the chest for a two count. Orton makes the tag to Bryan, and Bryan delivers a volley of kicks to the midsection in the corner. Bryan hits a missile drop kick and gets a two count, but Barrett gets back to his feet and clotheslines Bryan over the top rope. Del Rio gets the tag, but Bryan slides back into the ring and tries to lock in the No Lock. Del Rio prevents Bryan from locking it in all the way and counters with a kick to the head. Del Rio catches Bryan with the cross arm breaker, and Bryan has no choice but to tap. 3 – 2 Team Ziggler Miz finally enters the match and locks in a front chancery on Del Rio. Miz tries to make the tag to Orton, but Orton is more than a bit reluctant. Orton finally makes the tag, but Del Rio catches him with a Back Stabber to the arm (the Arm Stabber?). Ziggler gets the tag and locks in a rear chin lock, but Orton breaks the hold and launches Ziggler into the air. Miz and Barrett both get the tag, and Miz works over Barrett in the corner. Miz hits his patented running elbow in the corner and knocks Ziggler off the ring apron. Miz drops Barrett with a top rope double ax handle shot and goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Barrett counters with a kick to the gut. Barrett goes for Wasteland, but Miz counters into the Skull Crushing Finale for the three count. 2 – 2 Del Rio heads into the ring and hits a bridging German Suplex for a two count. Del Rio heads up top, but Miz knocks his feet out from under him. Del Rio's feet go forward, and the back of his head slams into the top turnbuckle. That was ugly. Del Rio regains his senses and manages to roll up Miz for a three count. 2 – 1 Team Ziggler Orton heads into the ring, but Del Rio muscles him to the corner and makes the tag to Ziggler. Ziggler hits a neck breaker for a two count and makes the tag to Del Rio. Del Rio heads up top and dives toward Orton, but Orton connects with a drop kick in mid-air. Orton hits the power slam, but Ricardo distracts him from the ring apron. Del Rio hits Orton with an enzuigiri from behind for a two count. Foley levels Ricardo on the outside and shoves Mr. Socko deep down his gullet. Orton goes for the RKO, but Ziggler tries to make the save, but Ziggler inadvertently hits Del Rio with a drop kick. Orton whips Ziggler to the corner and hits Del Rio with the RKO for a three count. 1 – 1 Orton eyes Ziggler and sets up for the RKO. Orton goes for the RKO, but Ziggler holds the ropes to counter. Ziggler catches Orton with the Zig-Zag, but Orton kicks out at two. Ziggler goes for the Fameasser, but Orton counters into his patented rope-assisted DDT. Orton once again sets up for the RKO, but then he changes his mind and heads to the corner to set up for the Skull Punt. Orton goes for the Skull Punt, but Ziggler catches him with a super kick for the three count.
Match Result: Team Ziggler defeats Team Foley (Dolph Ziggler sole survivor). Match Length: 23:45
Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship CM Punk (Champions) w/ Paul Heyman vs. John Cena vs. Ryback
Punk immediately heads out of the ring, but Cena chases him back in. Punk bails once again, but this time Ryback chases him back in. Punk shoves Cena into Punk, but Ryback levels Punk and slams his head into the mat. Cena catches Punk with a running bulldog, and Punk once again rolls out of the ring. Cena and Ryback face off in the middle of the ring, and Ryback shoves Ryback to the corner. Ryback goes for a collar-and-elbow tie-up, but Cena slides behind into a rear waist lock. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Ryback escapes. Ryback whips Cena to the corner, and Cena's momentum takes him all the way out of the ring. Punk sneaks back into the ring and hits Ryback with a snap suplex. Ryback springs back to his feet and guerilla press slams Punk. Cena heads back into the ring and locks in a rear chin lock on Ryback. Punk heads up top and breaks the hold with a double ax handle shot to both men. Cena rolls out of the ring, and Punk again heads up top. Punk connects with another double ax handle shot to Ryback, but Ryback catches him when he tries it a third time. Cena gets a quick roll-up on Punk for a two count, but Punk hits Cena with a DDT for a two count of his own. Ryback power slams Punk, but Cena hits Ryback with the Protobomb. Ryback springs right back to his feet and slugs it out with Cena in the middle of the ring. Cena drops Ryback with a running shoulder tackle, but Punk pulls Cena out of the ring and whips him into the ring steps. Punk levels Ryback with his patented slingshot clothesline and locks in a rear chin lock on the mat. Ryback fights back to his feet, whips Punk to the ropes, and drops him with a clothesline. Ryback catches Punk with a back body drop and a sloppy spinebuster. Ryback sets up for the Meat Hook Clothesline and connects with Punk. Ryback goes for Shell Shocked, but Cena trips Ryback from behind and locks in the STF on Ryback. Punk heads up top and connects with the Macho Man Diving Elbow Drop to Cena to break the hold and save the match. Punk calls for the Go To Sleep, but Cena counters and kicks the back of Punk's leg. Punk and Cena trade punches in the middle of the ring, but Ryback levels them both with a double clothesline. Ryback whips both men over the top rope and follows them out of the ring. Ryback goes for the Double Shell Shocked on the outside, but Punk and Cena double team Ryback and beat him down to the arena floor. Punk and Cena set up the announce table… PUNK AND CENA SUPLEX RYBACK THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! Punk and Cena both slowly climbs back into the ring. Cena drops Punk with a running shoulder tackle and follows up with the Protobomb. Punk regains control and hits Cena with the Go To Sleep… BUT CENA KICKS OUT OF THE GO TO SLEEP! Cena hits Punk with the Attitude Adjustment… BUT PUNK KICKS OUT OF THE ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT! Punk and Cena get back to their feet, and Punk works over Cena with kicks to the legs and gut. Cena goes for the STF, but Punk kicks Cena away. Punk hits his patented running knee in the corner and goes for the running bulldog, but Cena counters into the STF in the middle of the ring. Punk seems like he's about to tap, but Ryback pulls Cena out of the ring to save the match. Ryback heads into the ring and levels Punk with the Meat Hook Clothesline. Ryback hits Punk with Shell Shocked, but Cena breaks up the pin. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment on Ryback, but Ryback counters into Shell Shocked on Cena. Ryback could pin Cena, but three men rush out of the crowd and attack Ryback. There's no disqualification in a Triple Threat Match, so the match must continue. HOLY CRAP… IT'S DEAN AMBROSE, SETH ROLLINS, AND ROMAN REIGNS FROM NXT! The NXT guys drag Ryback out of the ring and put him through the Spanish announce table as punk crawls on top of Cena and gets three count.
Match Result: CM Punk defeats John Cena after Shell Shocked from Ryback to Cena. Match Length: 17:57