Title Match Set For “Smackdown Live”

Here we go again. Just under two weeks ago, AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal to become the new Smackdown World Champion. There was a good chance that Mahal would get his rematch for the title on the upcoming tour of India, but that seems to have fallen through. We now know for sure when the match will be happening though.

As announced tonight on “Survivor Series 2017”, Mahal will receive his rematch for the title this coming week on “Smackdown Live”. This will mark Styles’ first defense of the title as he faced Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in a non-title match at the pay per view. Mahal hasn’t wrestled on television since losing the title.

Here’s how their first match went down.

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Opinion: Please just let it be out of the way. I’m hoping we’re not setting up Mahal winning the title back here or having a third match at the upcoming “Clash of the Champions” but that seems to be a solid possibility. At the end of the day, it’s not like there’s anyone else that can give Styles a real fight right now, especially with the main focus being on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. Shane McMahon.

Who do you think wins the match? If Mahal doesn’t take the title from Styles, who will? Let us know in the comments below.

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Video: Drew McIntyre Suffers Injury, Triple H and McIntyre Comment

The injury bug plays no favorites. Last night at “Takeover: WarGames”, Drew McIntyre lost the NXT Title to Andrade Cien Almas in a pretty big upset. McIntyre had only held the title since August and lost it on his first Takeover title defense. However, there seems to be a bigger story than just the title change.

As announced on WWE.com, McIntyre suffered an arm injury during the match which may have been a torn bicep. There is no word on his recovery time but it could be several months. In a video posted by WWE, Triple H said McIntyre will have an MRI on Sunday and, assuming it is a torn bicep, undergo surgery some time this week. Here’s McIntyre talking about the injury.

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And Triple H providing an update.

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Opinion: Well dang. I’m not sure what the downtime is for a torn bicep but you can pretty much guarantee he’s out of the Royal Rumble. What he might be able to be though is the post “Wrestlemania XXXIV” surprise. I don’t think there’s much of an argument to McIntyre needing to go back to NXT, save for anything other than knocking off some ring rust. Just let him be on the main roster where he won’t tower over everyone.

Do you think McIntyre should go to the main roster? Which show should he be on? Let us know in the comments below.

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Survivor Series 2017 Live Coverage

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Survivor Series 2017
Date: November 19, 2017
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Commentators: Booker T., Michael Cole, Corey Graves

I could go for more of this idea of shows turning from kind of uninteresting into stacked. This is a double main event with Team Raw vs. Team Smackdown, plus AJ Styles vs. Brock Lesnar in a non-title match. That might not sound like much but when you have John Cena, HHH, Kurt Angle and Randy Orton in a match, there has to be something right. Let’s get to it.

Kickoff Show: Elias vs. Matt Hardy

Bonus match. Feeling out process to start with Matt working on a headlock before grabbing a Russian legsweep. Back from a break with Elias pull Matt’s throat into the top rope and then sending the shoulder into the apron. Elias stays on the arm with an armbar and right hands to the shoulder. We hit the armbar as Matt is in trouble.

A double underhook shoulder breaker (basically a Pedigree lifted into a shoulder breaker) keeps Matt in trouble until he grabs a Side Effect on the apron. The rams into the buckle and a bulldog set up a regular Side Effect for two. The Twist of Fate doesn’t work though and Elias posts the bad arm. Drift Away gives Elias the pin at 9:10.

Result: Elias b. Matt Hardy – Drift Away (9:10)

Kickoff Show: Cruiserweight Title: Kalisto vs. Enzo Amore

Amore is defending after they’ve traded the title. Before the match, Enzo talks about Kalisto sending him into the cake on Tuesday. Then he woke up and looked in the mirror, where he wished upon a star. Tonight, he wants to give Kalisto a beating and fry him up like a chicken so Enzo can be the only Chick-Fil-A open o a Sunday.

Enzo starts fast with some shoulders in the corner but Kalisto grabs a sunset bomb for two as we take an early break. Back with Enzo pulling him out of the corner into a side slam for a near fall of his own. A running forearm in the corner gets two and we’re off to the chinlock. Kalisto fights up with a headscissors though, followed by a Death Valley Bomb. The Salida Del Sol is blocked but so is a Jordunzo on the apron. Back in and Enzo sends him face first into an exposed buckle, setting up the Jordunzo to retain the title at 8:54.

Result: Enzo Amore b. Kalisto – Jordunzo (8:54)

Kickoff Show: Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens vs. Breezango

Bonus match. Before the match, Owens and Sami talk about how ridiculous it is for them to be on the Kickoff Show. If Breezango wants to solve crimes, they should be looking at why Owens and Sami aren’t leading Smackdown to victory tonight. They’re not happy with being caught in the McMahon sibling rivalry…but here’s Breezango to cut them off. Breeze thinks Sami and Kevin’s facial hair should be at least ten different violations, which sound like fighting words.

Fandango dropkicks Owens outside to start and it’s time for some fashion tickets. It’s also time for a break less than forty seconds in. Back with Fandango chopping Sami but Breeze gets caught in the wrong corner. The chinlock doesn’t last very long so Owens comes in and grabs one of his own. Naturally it’s a long one because no one breaks his chinlock. Breeze fights up with a DDT and the hot tag brings in Fandango. Everything breaks down and Fandango misses the Last Dance, allowing Owens to hit the Pop Up Powerbomb for the pin at 8:28.

Result: Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens b. Breezango – Pop Up Powerbomb to Fandango (8:28)

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Bret Hart Discusses Punching Vince McMahon, Being Cancer Free

WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart was recently interviewed by the Calgary Herald, where he discussed a number of topics. Among them were the night he punched Vince McMahon after the 1997 “Survivor Series,” being cancer-free and more.

Below are some highlights from the interview:

On punching Vince McMahon after the “Montreal Screwjob;”

“It was only one punch but it was such a beautiful punch,” Hart said of knocking out WWE chairman Vince McMahon. “Of all the things I’ve ever done in my life, it was the sweetest, most beautiful punch anyone could ever throw. It was just amazing. The whole memory of it brings a smile to my face.

“I just maybe wish that I’d mopped the floor with (wrestlers) Triple H and Shawn Michaels both at the same time right after. That would have been ideal.”

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On beating prostate cancer:

“I want to drive the message home to men out there: don’t be afraid to go to your doctor and ask for your PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level to get checked,” Bret said. “It’s critical. Do your wife, your kids, your family a favour. Just go and get the blood work done.”

They further discuss the Montreal incident and more.

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Who Left “Takeover: WarGames” As NXT Champion?

Si. As we came into “Takeover: WarGames”, one of the surefire bets would have been Drew McIntyre retaining the NXT Title over Andrade Cien Almas. McIntyre won the title three months ago in Brooklyn and seemed ready to take it into at least Philadelphia for a match against Adam Cole. But first, there was Houston.

At “Takeover: WarGames”, Almas defeated McIntyre with a hanging inverted DDT to become the new NXT Champion. This makes Almas the twelveth NXT Champion and leaves McIntyre as one of the shortest reigning champions in the title’s history, with a reign only lasting ninety one days.

Here’s what Almas’ manager Zelina Vega had to say before the match.

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Opinion: Well I’m stunned. I would have almost bet on Almas losing here but in theory this should move McIntyre up to the main roster sooner rather than later. There’s no real reason to keep him down in NXT much longer and I think everyone knows it at this point. He’ll get his rematch and maybe one more match before likely debuting around the Royal Rumble. That’s a good thing too as McIntyre was ready for the main roster the day he returned.

Are you surprised Almas won? Who do you think takes the title off of him? Let us know in the comments below.

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Who Left “Takeover: WarGames” As Women’s Champion?

Next woman up. Earlier this year, Asuka vacated the NXT Women’s Title after a year and a half as champion. She was never defeated, but wiped out the division on the way out. That meant it was time to crown a new champion, which would take place in a four way match at “Takeover: WarGames”.

Tonight, Ember Moon defeated Kairi Sane, Nikki Cross and Peyton Royce to become the new champion. Sane had won the Mae Young Classic to qualify for the match while the other three won individual qualifying matches. This makes Moon the sixth woman ever to hold the Women’s Title.

Here’s Moon’s warmup for tonight.

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Opinion: Moon winning makes sense as she was clearly the heir apparent to Asuka and got the closest to defeating her. She won the match with her big finishing move and looked like a star, though I’m not sure how much sense it makes to have her lose to Asuka multiple times and then become champion so soon thereafter.

Do you like Moon as the new champion? Who should have won the title? Let us know in the comments below.

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Video: Chris Jericho’s 2007 Return

Has it been that long already? Chris Jericho made his WWE debut back in August 1999 with one of the most memorable segments of all time. That was the first of many debuts for Jericho, who would show up in WWE time after time. However, the second one doesn’t get as much attention as it should. On the ten year anniversary, we can help with that a little bit.

WWE has posted a video of Jericho making his return on November 18, 2007, marking his first WWE appearance in over two years. Jericho immediately targeted Raw World Champion Randy Orton, setting up a title match at the upcoming “Armageddon 2007” pay per view. This has been set up with a series of videos showing the words SAVE US over and over again with various cryptic clues. Here’s the full return.

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Opinion: Other than messing up the return by showing Jericho backstage before the return, this worked incredibly well with Jericho being a much needed shot of adrenaline to the “Monday Night Raw” roster. There was potential to him being back and the return still felt like a big deal before it became much more commonplace.

What did you think of Jericho’s return? Who did you think it would be? Let us know in the comments below.

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“Survivor Series 2017” Preview

This is always one of my favorite shows of the year but my goodness they’ve stacked the heck out of this one. Over the last two weeks, this show has gone from looking pretty mediocre to one of the biggest cards they’ve put together in a long time. With the champion vs. champion matches and the normal elimination matches, there’s a lot of potential here. Let’s get to it.

Kickoff Show: Cruiserweight Title: Enzo Amore(c) vs. Kalisto

We’ve seen this one a few times now and this seems like the final showdown between the two of them. Amore and Kalisto traded the title back and forth and now it’s time for a new challenger to come along. On paper this should be a one sided match as Kalisto is far more talented and athletic than Amore, though that’s not always as simple as it sounds.

Since he’s the only thing of value on “205 Live” at the moment, of course I’m taking Amore to win here. He’s just a bigger deal than Kalisto, who came off like a challenger of the month rather than someone who could take the title long term. Odds are someone interferes to help Amore retain and we move on to a new challenger on Tuesday. Perhaps Cedric Alexander or the debuting Hideo Itami perhaps? But yeah Amore retains.

Shield vs. New Day

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again here: this is a dream match. People don’t give it the credit that it deserves as it’s a thrown together match, but this really is one of the biggest matches WWE could put on. Both teams are among the biggest trios in WWE history (with Shield pretty firmly on top) and they’re both probably guaranteed to go to the Hall of Fame one day.

Now of course I’m taking Shield, as they’re freshly back together and need a signature win as they’re being reestablished. New Day has shown that they can take a loss here and there without really falling down the card. At the same time, Shield losing a big match is a legitimately big deal, which is why there’s no need to have New Day go over here. Shield wins, likely via a spear to Kofi Kingston.

Here’s what New Day is getting into.

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Baron Corbin vs. The Miz

This is the first of three champion vs. champion matches with the battle of the midcard titles. These two have actually bickered a bit on Twitter, which is about all the build this match has been able to warrant. I’m not a fan of having champions facing off but it’s not like WWE can come up with anything else but this simple idea.

I’ll take Miz to win, likely due to some interference to distract Corbin. Of course that makes the Intercontinental Title seem more important than the US Title, but that’s hardly a shocking revelation. Miz is getting close and closer to the most combined days as Intercontinental Champion of all time, which would be quite the accomplishment for someone who was never supposed to amount to anything. Miz wins, even though no one should.

Charlotte vs. Alexa Bliss

We’ll continue with the champion vs. champion theme here as we look at the Women’s Champions battle. Charlotte picked up the Smackdown Women’s Title earlier this week in a big emotional moment, thanks to the return of her father Ric Flair. Bliss is no slouch though and has surprised a lot of people with several of her wins.

However, Bliss is just holding the title until Asuka can kick her head in, meaning Charlotte wins here. I can’t imagine Charlotte losing so soon after winning the title, even in a match that doesn’t mean all that much. Bliss needs the win more to help build her up for Asuka but there’s too much going against her in this case.

It really was a great moment.

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Raw Women’s Team vs. Smackdown Women’s Team

This comes down to the difference in talent. At the end of the day, “Monday Night Raw” is completely stacked here with captain Alicia Fox as the only weak link. Over on “Smackdown Live”, as was the case last year, it’s Becky Lynch and four warm bodies (though Naomi has improved dramatically) and that’s probably not enough to carry things.

Barring a big surprise, I can’t imagine the “Smackdown Live” women have enough to pull this off. How are you supposed to combat two of the Four Horsewomen, Asuka and Nia Jax? With Carmella? Or maybe Tamina? There’s just not enough firepower on the “Smackdown Live” side to pull this off, especially with Charlotte out of the picture.

The Bar vs. Usos

Another champion vs. champion match here and another case where the champions haven’t even held their belts for two weeks yet. This has the potential to be a heck of a fight, though I have doubts about how well WWE is going to pull it off. Somehow on a four hour show they might manage to not give it enough time, which is where a match like this should shine.

I’ll go with the Usos here, for the sole reason of “Smackdown Live” needing to pick up some wins. The Usos have the longer and better resume, though the Bar has gotten a lot more tolerable in the last year. Let them have some time and a hot finish and this will work as well as it needs to, even if there’s no reason to have two tag divisions at the moment (or ever for the most part).

Raw Men’s Team vs. Smackdown Men’s Team

Two weeks ago, this match was looking pretty boring. Now, Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman, who were fighting each other in the main event of “Summerslam 2017” a few weeks ago are (very arguably) fighting for the right to be the SEVENTH most successful wrestler in a match. This match is absolutely stacked and has one of the highest levels of talent you’ll ever see.

I’ll take “Smackdown Live” to win here though as you can have Strowman get counted out and Randy Orton score some quick falls off RKO’s to get rid of some names. Then if “Monday Night Raw” wins the overall series, Kurt Angle can crawl back to Stephanie McMahon (the real boss of the company) and keep his job. In other words, McMahon looks powerful and everyone else looks like a goon. As usual.

This was a big deal.

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Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles

And hey, another dream match! Again, two weeks ago we were looking at Lesnar vs. Jinder Mahal and now we’re getting this beauty instead. Styles is someone who seems capable of pulling a classic out of Lesnar and, assuming it’s not Suplex City all over again, this should be a heck of a fight. Hopefully Lesnar doesn’t get lazy again, though I think Styles will be enough to avoid that problem.

I’ll still take Lesnar to win here, as he’s just a bigger deal than Styles. If nothing else we don’t want Lesnar looking weak for his match five months from now against Reigns, because that’s really what so much of this is all about. At least we can get a great match on the way there though, which is a lot more than I would have guessed coming into the previous match.

Bring it on Lesnar.

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Overall Thoughts

I don’t remember the last time a Survivor Series was this stacked. Actually I don’t remember the last time almost any show was this stacked. There are a ton of huge matches on here and that could make for a heck of a night. Even if WWE screws up some of them, there’s more than enough good stuff around to make up for it. I’m coming into this with high hopes and hopefully they nail it.

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NXT Takeover: WarGames Results

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Takeover: WarGames
Date: November 19, 2017
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Commentators: Percy Watson, Nigel McGuinness, Mauro Ranallo

It’s time! After nearly twenty years of waiting, we’re FINALLY back to the biggest gimmick of them all. Well at least to the WWE version of the thing. Tonight there will be three trios involved in the match, which could make for a rather interesting edition of WarGames. At least it’s here though. Let’s get to it.

The opening video of course has a war theme, with clips of President Roosevelt declaring a state of war, peppered with clips from the build to tonight’s show. The rest of the card is thrown in at the end.

The two ring structure is so odd to see in WWE>

Kassius Ohno vs. Lars Sullivan

Sullivan is an unstoppable monster who needs better competition. Ohno gets driven into the corner without much effort to start and a forearm to the jaw has no effect on Lars. They head outside with Ohno being dropped face first onto the apron, only to have Sullivan charge into a boot in the corner. An enziguri staggers the monster but a clothesline turns Ohno inside out. A pop up powerslam plants Ohno and Mauro is freaking out at the power display.

Back up and Ohno slugs away with some solid success, including a flying forearm to the back of the head. The cyclone kick actually drops Sullivan for two. Ohno STOMPS HIM IN THE HEAD over and over and drops a backsplash for one. Some discus elbows don’t have much effort though and it’s the Freak Accident for the pin on Ohno at 5:35.

Result: Lars Sullivan b. Kassius Ohno – Freak Accident (5:35)

Some of the UK wrestlers are here.

We recap Aleister Black vs. Velveteen Dream. Black was ready to make an announcement but Dream interrupted him, saying that everything that fades to black will one day come to light, like the light of the Velveteen Dream. Black wouldn’t acknowledge Dream, which has Dream obsessed with getting Black to say his name.

Aleister Black vs. Velveteen Dream

Black does his still awesome rising up entrance. Dream debuts some custom made tights with himself on one leg and Black on the other ala Rick Rude back in the day. The fans are rather pleased with Dream, even as he slaps Black in the face. They hit the mat to start with Black working on an armbar before grabbing something like an Octopus hold. Dream slips out and actually tries to turn it into a striking match, earning himself a trip to the floor.

That allows Black to backflip into his sitting pose, right in front of Dream. A hip swivel doesn’t seem to get on Black’s nerves, but he does look away a bit. Dream sits down as well as the fans chant SAY HIS NAME. Black crawls forward like Dream did a few weeks back, freaking Dream out for a change. Dream actually snaps his throat across the ropes to send Black outside, meaning it’s time for more posing.

Back in and Dream gets two off a good looking superkick before we hit a reverse chinlock (Dream: “SAY IT! SAY IT!”). Black gets tied up in the ropes as the fans really want him to say it. Dream slaps him though and that’s just not a good idea. Black speeds things up with some strikes and a springboard moonsault press for two (SWEET, according to the fans).

A quick Death Valley Driver gives Dream two so he tries a super version, only to get kicked down. Black knees him in the face for a close two, only to get caught in a Sister Abigail into a DDT for a delayed two. The Purple Rainmaker lands on a raised boot though, sending Dream into the ropes. Black kicks him in the face but walks into a superkick. That’s enough for Black though and it’s Black Mass for the pin at 14:41.

Result: Aleister Black b. Velveteen Dream – Black Mass (14:41)

Post match Black takes the mic and says “enjoy infamy….Velveteen Dream.”

Asuka, Funaki and Finn Balor are here.

We recap the Women’s Title match. Asuka had to vacate the Women’s Title upon moving up to the main roster so it’s time for a four way to crown a new champion. Kairi Sane won the Mae Young Classic and the other three won qualifying matches.

Women’s Title: Kairi Sane vs. Peyton Royce vs. Nikki Cross vs. Ember Moon

The title is vacant coming in and it’s one fall to a finish. It’s a brawl to start with everyone fighting everyone at once. They head outside with Sane diving onto Royce, only to have Moon dive onto both of them. Naturally Cross is right there but Moon powerbombs her on the floor (THUD).

Back in and Kairi hits a running spear in the corner on Moon but Royce is back in with a half nelson over the ropes, using her leg instead of the arm. Back up and another spear cuts Royce down, sending Sane up top rather early. Moon is right up there but Royce makes the save with a Tower of Doom for a huge crash. Cross is back in though and dives onto all three at once. Sane gets caught in the Tree of Woe for some stomping but Royce makes the save for some reason.

Cross’ fisherman’s neckbreaker gets two on Sane with Moon making a diving save. Royce is back up with a fisherman’s suplex for the same on Cross as Sane makes the save. Sane piles up Royce and Cross for a double Insane Elbow. This time it’s Sane making the save but Moon sends her outside. That sends Moon up top for the Eclipse to Royce and Cross at the same time for the pin and the title at 10:09.

Result: Ember Moon b. Kairi Sane, Nikki Cross and Peyton Royce – Eclipse to Cross (10:09)

Asuka presents Moon with the title.

Takeover: Philadelphia is on January 27.

Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe are here.

We recap the NXT Title match. Drew McIntyre won the title back in August and didn’t really have a major feud. Enter Andrade Cien Almas, who has recently been recharged by new manager Zelina Vega. Drew said come get a shot so here we are.

NXT Title: Drew McIntyre vs. Andrade Cien Almas

Drew is defending and again towers over Almas. Andrade wastes no time in sending him outside for a hurricanrana attempt from Vega….who is calmly planted back on the apron. Drew knocks a dive out of the air but gets his throat snapped back across the top rope. We hit a triangle choke over the ropes into a Fujiwara armbar as Almas has an early target. A snap belly to belly gives Drew a breather though and a top rope clothesline sends the champ into a nipup.

Drew misses a charge in the corner though and gets caught in a reverse tornado DDT for two. A reverse hurricanrana is countered into a reverse Alabama Slam but Almas avoids another charge to send him outside. With Vega screeching, Almas scores with a moonsault press to the floor for a very close two back inside. Almas catches him in the Tree of Woe for the top rope double stomp, followed by the running knees in the corner for two.

Drew has had enough of this getting beaten up thing and comes back with a hard Batista Bomb for a near fall of his own as they’re both a bit spent. Future Shock out of nowhere gets two more but Almas sends him hard into the corner for another double knees to the back. Almas heads outside and grabs the title, allowing Vega to score with a hurricanrana driver.

The hammerlock DDT gives Almas a crazy close two and the crowd is losing it. Back up and a Claymore out of nowhere gets two with Vega putting the boot on the ropes. Another Claymore hits ropes though and Drew is in trouble. He heads up top for some reason but gets caught in an inverted draping DDT to give Almas the title in a big upset at 14:43.

Result: Andrade Cien Almas b. Drew McIntyre – Hanging inverted DDT (14:43)

Drew is dejected and Almas holds up the title on the announcers’ table.

Long recap of the main event. Undisputed Era showed up a few months ago and started attacking everyone on the roster, including Sanity. They tried to get Roderick Strong to join them but Strong wasn’t interested. The Authors of Pain had a rematch for the NXT Tag Team Titles but the Undisputed Era interfered. Therefore, Strong joined forces with the Authors to make it a three way feud.

There are some different rules than in regular WarGames matches. Three men will start with their partners in individual shark cages. After five minutes, one team will be allowed to send in its remaining two members. Then, after three minutes each, the other two teams will be added in as well. It will be the first pinfall or submission to win and if you leave the cage, you forfeit the match.

Dustin Rhodes and Arn Anderson are here.

Sanity vs. Undisputed Era vs. Authors of Pain/Roderick Strong

There’s no roof on the cage. Strong has an Authors of Pain outfit this time, which doesn’t quite suit him. Eric Young, Adam Cole and Strong start things off as Cole tries to bail to start but they all wind up in the same cage. Young sends Cole into the cage and it’s a double team to keep Cole in early trouble. He’s able to crotch both of them on top though and everyone is down.

Back up and Strong starts slugging away, sending everyone into a cage until Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish are the first team in. Strong and Young are in very sudden trouble thanks to a series of strikes from the fresh team. Fish and O’Reilly send both of them against the cage and crash into them over and over as this is one sided at the moment. That sounds like time for a fresh team, which in this case is the Authors of Pain. Undisputed Era can’t hold the door closed and the destruction is on in a hurry.

Everyone is sent into another ring with the Authors LAUNCHING Strong onto the pile for a big old crash. Young and O’Reilly are caught in the Tree of Woe, leaving the Authors to give Cole and Fish Death Valley Drivers to untie them. The clock counts down and it’s Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain completing the field. Wolfe is smart enough to bring in a nightstick to beat down the Authors while Dain throws in some weapons. As Sanity cleans house, the fans want tables so Dain, who hasn’t gotten in yet, pulls one out. Dain finally gets in and locks the cage….before eating the key.

Dain beats on the Authors in the corner, including a shotgun dropkick with a backslash. That’s not enough so Dain climbs the cage for a huge crossbody and a near fall on Strong. Cole swings a cane at Dain with Fish coming in for a failed save attempt. Dain picks up O’Reilly and Fish for a fall away slam/Samoan drop combination while Razar does the same thing in the other ring. The slugout it until Dain crossbodies him down. Akum comes back in with a powerslam to Dain but O’Reilly walks the cage for a tornado DDT.

Strong gets caught in Chasing the Dragon for no cover. Instead Fish and O’Reilly clean house with a bunch of kicks before Kyle ties Wolfe up with a chain. Using said chain, O’Reilly puts on a cross armbreaker with Young making a fast save via a top rope elbow. Fish is back up with a moonsault and everyone is down at once. The Authors are back up with a Super Collide as Dain is a little busted open.

Young is back up with a Death Valley Driver to send Akum into Razar for two more. Strong pops up with the backbreakers and an Olympic Slam on Dain for the same. Everyone heads into the corners of the different rings, meaning stereo Towers of Doom. Cole managed to stay on the ropes though, meaning he’s the only one not destroyed at the moment. Smart man Cole. The Authors crotch him on the top though….and grab the tables. Wolfe is up though and for some reason saves Cole, who climbs up to the top of the cage.

Akum gets German superplex through the tables and Young neckbreakers Razar off the top. With Cole still on top, Dain cleans house and grabs a trashcan….FOR A COAST TO COAST ON O’REILLY!!! Cole stands up on top of the cage but Strong is looking up at him. Strong climbs up as well (Fans: “PLEASE DON’T DIE!”)…..for a superplex onto the pile!

Strong covers Cole for two as we see Wolfe still down with a referee checking on him after the German superplex, which was nearly five minutes ago. Razar and Dain slug it out between the rings until Akum comes in for the Last Chapter out of nowhere. Something like Total Elimination drops Akum but Sanity takes out O’Reilly and Fish. Strong gets wheelbarrow suplexed into the cage but Cole knees a chair into Young’s face for the pin at 35:54.

Result: Undisputed Era b. Sanity and Roderick Strong/Authors of Pain – Running knee into a chair to Young (35:54)

Lars Sullivan b. Kassius Ohno – Freak Accident
Aleister Black b. Velveteen Dream – Black Mass
Ember Moon b. Kairi Sane, Peyton Royce and Nikki Cross – Eclipse to Cross
Andrade Cien Almas b. Drew McIntyre – Hanging inverted DDT
Undisputed Era b. Sanity and Authors of Pain/Roderick Strong – Running knee into a chair to Young

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Video: Top Ten Survivor Series Sole Survivors

On their own. Tomorrow will see the annual Survivor Series pay per view which will be centered around “Monday Night Raw” vs. “Smackdown Live” in a series of elimination matches. Those matches are the backbone of the show’s history, which sounds like a good time for a flashback.

WWE has released a Top Ten video of the best sole survivors in Survivor Series history. These are people who were the only members of their teams to not be eliminated and won as the only remaining member. These range from the first edition of the show to only a few years back with a rather big match. Here’s the video:

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Opinion: I kind of love WWE’s inability to remember their own history. With everything else they have around, they manage to forget that time the Rock defeated Steve Austin to become the sole survivor and save the company from the Alliance? Really? I was expecting that to top the list and it doesn’t even make the top ten.

What would you have had at #1? Who is your Mr. Survivor Series? Let us know in the comments below.

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