Welcome to Survivor Series 2017, where Raw and SmackDown go head-to-head in the most bitter rivalry in years!
Team Raw Vs. Team SmackDown Live. Team Angle Vs. Team McMahon. This massive five-on-five match will determine which brand is better, with Shane McMahon looking to prove SD Live as the A-show, while Angle is fighting for his job. Shane led an invasion of Raw a month ago, which led to a response from Raw on the final episode of SmackDown Live. Shane and Angle have been at each others throats for weeks and now Triple H has inserted himself into the match, adding even more drama to the proceedings, which were already at boiling point. This match is sure to have repercussions for the many months ahead.
Every other match on the show tonight, minus one, is also to be Raw Vs. SmackDown, and none is bigger than Brock Lesnar Vs. AJ Styles. The Champion of SmackDown Live and the WWE takes on the Champion of Raw and the Universe. This match changed drastically once Jinder Mahal was removed and Styles inserted in, which has led to a huge increase in anticipation. What was once a relative snorefest, became a must-see match that has the potential to tear the house down.
The Shield will also take to the ring tonight to defend Raw’s honour against The New Day. This will be The Shield’s first PPV match as a unit since reforming, and they take on SmackDown’s resident funnymen. This match could very well steal the show and will be one of the most anticipated bouts of the night. Beyond that, The Miz faces Baron Corbin, The Bar take-on The Uso’s, Alexa Bliss battles Charlotte and Team Raw’s Women will face Team SmackDown’s ladies.
The Survivor Series Kick-Off Show will begin at 5 PM ET, yes a two-hour pre-show, with Enzo Amore defending his Cruiserweight Championship against Kalisto, Matt Hardy will face Elias, and Breezango takes-on Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. So it’s a stacked card tonight and the action will soon get underway. Remember to download the Ringside Talk app and converse with your fellow fans. Enjoy the show!
Renee Young kicks-off the Survivor Series panel with Jerry Lawler, Peter Rosenberg and The Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels! The panel talk about the importance and legacy of Survivor Series, with Michaels talking about the times he was team captain, as well as his monumental match with Bret Hart.
The panel plug the Network and do a quick rundown of tonight’s card. Shawn says that Survivor Series can take someone to the next level, which can also be bittersweet because it’s more than you ask for. Rosenberg talks about the heightened tension and aggression between Raw and SmackDown Live this year.
The first match up for discussion is The New Day Vs. The Shield. We see some video highlights of New Day costing The Shield their tag team titles. The panel talk about how successful The New Day has been as a team, but also how The Shield are an iconic trio who have been successful as a team and as singles competitors. They think it will be an incredible match but The Shield will prevail.
We go backstage to Charly Caruso in the Social Media Lounge, where later tonight she will be joined by The Miz. Sam Roberts is outside the arena in Houston, surrounded by fans, where he talks about the excitement for tonight’s. We see SmackDown’s Women’s Team backstage, with Becky Lynch giving them a pep talk. Back with the panel, Shawn says this match will come down to which team can coalesce better. Renee says that Raw has the stronger team on paper but SmackDown are no slouches. Peter Rosenberg gets very excited about seeing Natalya face Asuka for the first time ever, but thinks Raw will edge the match, as does Shawn. Jerry Lawler is the contrarian however, and believes SmackDown will come together as a team.
Alexa Bliss joins the panel and talks about her upcoming match with Charlotte, which she says she will win and prove her dominance. We get a side-by-side interview between Charlotte and Bliss, in which Charlotte says Alexa may have become the first woman to win both Raw and SmackDown titles but she did it too and tonight she will prove herself better. Charlotte also says that she is a real Champion, one who doesn’t run from fights. Alexa says she has already beaten three of the four Horsewomen and tonight she will complete the set. Charlotte dares her to take her to the stable.
Elias is in the ring and he asks for silence as he prepares to sing a little ditty. Elias sings about Houston and how Texans are the worst thing about the USA. He gets rudely interrupted my Matt Hardy, who is ready to face him in some Kick-Off show action!
The match begins with a tie-up and Elias gets a wristlock. Hardy reverses to a side headlock and the two exchange holds as Elias tries to ground Hardy. Matt gets Elias’ arm behind his back and The Drifter tries to back suplex himself out of it but Matt takes him right back to the mat with another takeover. Elias shoots Matt off but Hardy holds onto the ropes, kicks Elias in the face, then a side Russian legsweep. Matt takes to the second rope, elbow drop to the back of the neck gets two, and we take a break.
Back from commercial, Matt with a whip to a back elbow, elbow drop follows and gets two and he goes back to the headlock. Drifter gets him in the ropes and breaks dirty with a wrench of the arm and follows it up with punches and stomps as soon Hardy tries to make a comeback. To the apron, Elias snaps Matt’s arm over the apron, then a kick to the shoulder and then a standing armbar to really wrench it in.
A standing knee drop from Elias, again targeting the shoulder, into the corner, pulling the arm over the ropes, hammerlock shove into the next corner over and again in the one beyond that for a cover that gets two. Top wristlock, Hardy struggles and Elias makes him regret it with a double underhook shoulder-breaker! Hammerlock over the ropes follows, Matt legit screaming in agony, but he’s able to catch Samson with Side Effect on the apron!
Back in the ring, Hardy throwing rights and smashing Elias into each turnbuckle over and over face-first. Delete corner lariat, running bulldog, a second Side Effect… NO GOOD! Jockeying for position in the corner, Matt gets a boot off, diving elbow drop, only a near-fall. Calling for it, arm hanging limp at his side, kick to the gut, but Elias counters the Twist of Fate and rams him shoulder-first into the post and catches Matt with Drift Away for the win!
After the match the panel talk about how big of a win that was for Elias. Michaels says that a win over Matt Hardy puts your name on the map.
We return to Charly Caruso in the Social Media Lounge for the Q&A. Miz says the time for talk is done and he’s gonna let his actions speak in the ring, where he is an elite-level talent, and Corbin will see exactly why. Baron talking about his wife and unborn child has given him a newfound focus and he’ll unleash everything he has tonight. First question is about how Team Raw would react to a loss tonight, and the A-Lister says his whole goal as champion is to make the Intercontinental Championship the most prestigious title in the world, so losing isn’t in his vocabulary. The second question is about if he feels any pressure, and Miz talks about his trials and tribulations and how he’s gotten to a point where he thinks he’s the main event of any show he’s on. Third question is about if Raw is good enough to beat SmackDown, and Miz says any show he’s on succeeds. When he was on SmackDown, it was #1, now that he’s on Raw, it’s #1, and he elevates everyone by his mere presence. That’s all the questions for The Miz and he makes fun of Charly for the crappy questions, to which she is clearly awkward.
The panel quickly discusses Miz Vs. Baron Corbin and Peter Rosenberg hilariously says he and the WWE Universe would love to see both men lose. We cut to the announce table with Nigel McGuinness and Vic Josephs, who’re ready for some cruiserweight action!
Amore starts the match hot with punches, backing Kalisto into the corner for shoulder thrusts, kicks to the gut, referee Darrick Moore warning him to back off but the Dragon Gate alumnus fires leg kicks off to get some separation and goes right for Salida Del Sol but the champion bails. Off the ropes, thinking about a dive but his target moves, he heads outside, Enzo goes right back in, shoulder block from the apron into a slingshot sunset flip pin but Enzo escapes. Kalisto tries to draw Amore up from the apron but the Champion thinks fast and snaps Kalisto’s neck over the ropes to send us to another break.
Back from our commercial, Enzo is in control and gets a nearfall off a short-arm lariat and puts boots to Kalisto in the corner before hitting that double leg side slam of his and locking the challenger down with a reverse chinlock. Keeping it moving, hanging him in the Tree of Woe, stomp connects, backing off and clobbering him with a sliding forearm for a nearfall!
Back to the reverse chinlock, Kalisto struggles and nearly turns it into Salida Del Sol only for the champion to slam him to the mat! Into the Tree of Woe again, a stomp in passing, three-point stance, charging in again but the Dragon Gate man pops up and avoids it! Diving moonsault, but Kalisto can’t capitalize! Duck a lariat, tilt-a-whirl headscissors sends the champion loopy!
Corner knee, California Roll, kick to the face, off the ropes and a headscissors driver! Kalisto hooks Enzo for Salida Del Sol but Amore holds onto the top rope and escapes. Both men on the apron slugging it out, big right hand from Enzo and he hits JordanZo on the apron! Enzo yanks Kalisto through the corner to wrench the arm. Back in the middle of the ring, wristlock from Enzo and another JordanZo for the win!
Back to the panel, they discuss what we just saw before talking about what wins and losses tonight might mean for each brand. They toss back to Sam Roberts in the crowd for a moment before moving onto a video package and discussion for the men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match. Michaels thinks Raw will reign supreme because Triple H, Kurt Angle and Braun Strowman will be impossible to overcome. Lawler agrees but Rosenberg sides with SmackDown live.
Back to ringside for our last pre-show match! Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn make their way to the ring and grab microphones. Owens says that tonight is a joke because they shouldn’t be facing two clowns like Breezango, they should be leading Team SmackDown, but Shane McMahon has a vendetta against them. Zayn agrees and says that if Breezango were real cops they would investigate this conspiracy. Eventually Breezango come to the ring and accuse Owens and Zayn of harassing the WWE Universe and violating fashion crimes. Zayn jokes, “oh look, it’s the police”. Dango says tonight’s headline will read “local sexy cops save Survivor Series”. Breeze and Dango try to hand them tickets but they aren’t taken and it’s time for the match.
Owens and Fandango to start, Kev in hot but Dango is able to fight him off and then Zayn when he runs in after his pal. The Canadians on the floor, they get the proverbial book thrown at them in the form of a stack of tickets, and we take another break for a break.
Dango suplexes Sami over the top rope and tags Tyler in, boot and a nearfall, and Zayn heads outside for a breather. Flying forearm from Breeze, back inside and Sami capitalizes with a little help from KO, raining grounded punches down on him and following with a short-arm lariat. Tag made, Owens in with punches and stomps in the corner, clubbing blow and a tag right back to Zayn.
Tyler creates an opening but Sami is able to drag him right back over for a tag and a leglock-assisted senton for a nearfall. Following it up with a reverse chinlock after, Breeze eventually fighting to his feet only to get mat slammed and covered for two after, and then right back to the reverse chinlock. To his feet again, body blows, and Owens kicks his leg hard!
Owens looks for a leaping senton but Breeze got his knees up and tags are made! Dango in hot, throwing strikes like the wind, missile dropkick, hip swivel, tornado DDT connects but Owens breaks it up! Breeze in to run KO off, Fandango climbs up top but Kev cuts him off and then pulls Sami out of the way of the Last Dance! Tag made to Owens, who shoves Fandango off the ropes and lands the Pop-Up Powerbomb for the win!
We go backstage with AJ Styles for an interview. He says he’s not telling his strategy, but if you want to talk about Heyman calling him an underdog, well, who isn’t an underdog against Brock Lesnar? He doesn’t fear Lesnar, sure he might be afraid of what might happen in the ring, but that fear’s a good thing, because he moves a little faster, jumps a little higher, and hits a lot harder. Tonight he’s gonna have to be better than great, he’s going to have to be phenomenal. Jinder Mahal rolls up for a tense moment before leaving.
We get a video package for the huge match between AJ Styles and Lesnar and then the panel discuss the showdown. Rosenberg says that he isn’t sure if Styles can out-manoeuvre Brock. Lawler says AJ is phenomenal but Lesnar has been the phenom for a lot longer! Michaels says he loves an underdog because he was one and so he is going to side with AJ!
We get a final rundown of the Survivor Series card. We see The Sheild and The New Day walking around backstage, that match will open the show and be a hard act to follow. The panel talk about how stacked tonight’s card is and that’s it for the kick-off show.
Survivor Series 2017 opens with a video package, which shows SmackDown, led by Shane McMahon, invading Monday Night Raw and the fallout that proceeded.
We go live to the arena and out come The New Day. Xavier Woods says it’s The Shield against your boys, The New Day. The Shield got big cheers. Woods says this would be great material for all fan fiction fans out there, but they’re going to show that they’re the most dominant and entertaining faction to ever enter WWE. Kofi Kingston mentions that RAW General Manager Kurt Angle put Smackdown under siege last week and attacked The New Day. It only took them three weeks to steal their idea and not do it as well as they did. The one thing that was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt is The Shield has a big set of gigantic, dangling… guts. The New Day will go “Bob Barker” on their asses. Big E says it’s only a matter of time before The Shield implodes. The Shield is about brotherhood, but there is no greater brotherhood than The New Day because New Day rocks!
We get a lengthy video package, which again shows SmackDown Live invading Raw, then The New Day costing The Shield the Tag Team Championships. Back live, we have a five-man announce team that represents both Raw and SmackDown, with Corey Graves as the odd man. The Shield make their entrance to a huge reaction. It’s five years tonight since The Shield debuted at Survivor Series and helped CM Punk defeat Ryback..the announcers left the details of the match out.
Kofi and Ambrose kick things off with a few counters and holds. Kingston counters a wristlock and gets in Dean’s face, so Ambrose slaps him to the floor. Rollins and Woods both get the tag and lock up. They have their own exchange of reversals until Seth clotheslines Woods off his feet. Xavier tags in Big E, so Seth brings in The Big Dog. Big E powers out of a waistlock and sends Roman into the ropes. Reigns hits a shoulder, so Big E hits one back and knocks him down. Roman pops up and lays him out with an elbow, but Big E gets right back up, too. A stand-off.
The Shield take-out New Day, one-by-one, with ducks and clotheslines. All three Hounds then clothesline Kofi and Big E out of the ring. They corner Xavier and do their own version of the unicorn stampede. Kofi gets the hot tag and comes in with some quick offense follows up when he catches Ambrose with the New Day Boom Drop. He lines up for Trouble in Paradise, but Ambrose ducks. Dean kicks Kofi as comes off of the to rope and almost hits Dirty Deeds, but he gets pushed to the corner so Big E can tag in and beat him down. Now it’s New Day’s turn to do the unicorn stampede.
Ambrose pulls himself up, and Kingston’s low dropkick sends him crotch-first into the ring post. Woods quickly tags in and gets the better of Ambrose. They start up the Unicorn Stampede again. Big E then whips Woods into Ambrose with a low dropkick that connects this time. Rollins rips Woods off the apron, and Reigns pulls Kingston off the apron as well. Ambrose hits Woods with a suicide dive. Big E is down in the ring. Big E then pops up and spears Ambrose off the apron to the floor! Big E gets Ambrose in the ring for a near fall.
Big E rips the Shield/RAW shirt off Ambrose and throws it out. Ambrose fights back with some chops, but Big E shoves him into the ropes and hits a back elbow for a two count. Woods is tagged in and applies a chin lock. Ambrose fights up and tries to make a tag, but Woods stops him with a head-butt. Woods puts him on the top rope and attempts a superplex, but Ambrose blocks it and hits him with a front superplex. Big E quickly tags in and tries for a superplex on Ambrose now. Big E punches him in the ribs and tries for a belly-to-belly superplex, but Ambrose fights him off. Ambrose then drops Big E with a missile dropkick. Kingston runs in and knocks Reigns off the apron. Rollins is tagged in, and he hits Kingston with a springboard clothesline, a boot, and a blockbuster. Rollins follows up with a Sling Blade for a near fall.
Kingston quickly knocks him away and tags in Woods. Rollins quickly boots him and hits a Turnbuckle Powerbomb. Reigns, who blind tagged in, follows up with a big clothesline for a near fall. Reigns is stunned he kicked out. Reigns sets up for a Superman Punch. Woods avoids it and counters with a roll-up for a near fall. Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop, but Woods battles out and slides through the legs. Reigns then manages to come back with a Superman Punch. Reigns sets up in the corner, but Woods kicks him in the face to counter the Spear. Ambrose tags in. Reigns hits Woods with a Superman Punch. Big E tags in and hits some belly-to-bellies. Rollins saves Ambrose from the Midnight Hour. Rollins kicks away at everyone. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on Kingston, and Rollins covers, but the pin is broken up. Woods tags in and picks Rollins up, but Rollins superkicks him and both men are down.
On the outside, Ambrose and Reigns drive Big E into the barricade, and then they do the same things to Kofi. They get back in the ring and try to hit the Triple Powerbomb but Big E pulls Roman out of the ring and The New Day goes on a rampage to take back control of the match. Now it’s their turn to try a triple team maneuver on Ambrose. Kofi leapfrogs over Big E, who is on Woods’ shoulders, to hit a splash. Then Woods dumps Big E onto Ambrose. The powerhouse picks up Rollins and Ambrose on his shoulders. Woods and Kofi jump off the top rope for a double Midnight Hour. Roman breaks up the pin with a Spear! Awesome!
A brawl breaks out between the two teams, and the match is out of control now. Ambrose hits Big E with Dirty Deeds on the floor. In the ring, Kingston hits Reigns with a pendulum kick. Kingston leaps over Reigns, but Reigns kills him with a Spear! Rollins tags in, and he tags in Ambrose. Reigns gets on the second rope, and they put Kingston on his shoulder. They hit a Triple Powerbomb off the second rope! Ambrose covers Kingston for the win!
The Shield celebrate their victory after the fact, while The New Day lick their wounds at Ringside. It’s 1-0 Raw!
We see Stephanie McMahon backstage with the Raw’s Women’s Team. She gives them a pep talk and says she was incredibly impressed with the attack on SmackDown last week. Stephanie says that last year Team Raw won and she expects the same tonight. Stephanie turns to Asuka and says that they brought her to Raw because she was undefeated in NXT for over 700 days, and she still is, so go out there tonight and break every bone in Becky Lynch’s body. She turns to Sasha Banks and says they’ve had their differences but she wants her to bring all of that confidence to the match tonight. As for Bayley, well the time for hugs is long gone and she knows what Bayley can do when she wants something, so go out there and win for Raw. Next is Nia Jax, who gets a good reaction from the fans, and Stephanie tells her that she is the most dominant woman there is and instructs her to throw Carmella into the crowd. And finally, Alicia Fox, the captain. Stephanie asks her if she is ready to lead the team, then asks again when she isn’t satisfied with the fire in Fox’s belly. Stephanie gives them one last rally cry and sends them to the ring and they take off running.
We go back to the arena and out comes SmackDown Live captain, Becky Lynch, first, followed by Carmella, Natalya, Tamina Snuka and Naomi.
Fox and Lynch start for their teams since they are the captains. Alicia backs Becky to the corner and knees her in the stomach. The Lass Kicker fires back at her with a pair of boots and a running forearm. She hits a leg drop from the top rope for a quick two count. Bayley tags in and catches Becky Lynch with a roll up for the first elimination! Becky Lynch eliminated.
Lynch cannot believe it. After just a few minutes, it’s 5-4 to Monday Night Raw! Natalya steps in for Lynch. Natalya attacks Bayley and hits a snap suplex. Natalya forearms her into the corner and stomps away at her. Natalya taunts the crowd before hitting another snap suplex for a two count. Natalya knees away at her before Tamina tags in. Tamina sends her into the corner, but Bayley sidesteps an avalanche. Bayley applies a front facelock, and Asuka tags in. Asuka viciously kicks and strikes away at Tamina. Fox tags back in and kicks away at Tamina. Bayley tags in, but Tamina quickly clubs her away before attacking her in the corner.
Natalya tags in, and she unloads some strikes on Bayley. Bayley sidesteps an avalanche and fights out of the Team Smackdown corner. Carmella quickly tags in, and she double stomps Bayley with Natalya. Tamina tags back in, and Bayley fights her away. Carmella superkicks her down. Tamina goes to the top rope for a Superfly Splash for the elimination. Bayley eliminated.
Once again it’s an even playing-field between the two teams. Sasha Banks looks devastated. Nia Jax steps in for Bayley. It’s family vs. family as Jax and Tamina are cousins. Jax knocks Naomi off the apron, so Tamina knocks Asuka down. They lock up but neither can out-muscle the other. Jax head-butts her, so Tamina head-butts her back. They trade head-butts a third time, and they’re both staggered. Jax powers her to the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts. Jax gets the crowd going before avalanching Tamina and screaming. The fans are really into this one!
Jax then hits a bowling ball senton on Tamina for a near fall. Jax got a great reaction for that. Tamina punches her back and goes for a Samoan Drop, but she can’t get Nia up. Jax immediatelygoes for a Samoan Drop, getting Nia onto her shoulders, but Lana distracts her. Jax knocks her off the apron. Tamina superkicks Jax twice, and she falls out of the ring. Jax never leaves her feet. Naomi then hits Jax with a plancha. Tamina goes outside, ducks a clothesline from Jax, and superkicks her down. Tamina climbs the steps and hits a diving cross-body block to the floor. Tamina gets in the ring, and the referee counts Jax out. Nia Jax eliminated.
It’s 4-3 to Team Smackdown. Fox yells at Jax, so Naomi rolls her up for a near fall. Naomi gets her on the top rope and hits a step-up enziguiri. Naomi tries for a split-legged moonsault, but Fox moves out of the way. Fox sends her into the ropes, but Naomi counters. Naomi goes for her submission, but the referee counts Foxy’s shoulders down first in a seemingly botched finish. Sasha Banks runs in and applies the Bank Statement on Naomi for a quick elimination. Alicia Fox eliminated. Naomi eliminated.
We’re now at 3-2 to SmackDown Live. Carmella runs in and hits a snap suplex on Banks for a two count. Asuka tags in and stomps Carmella down. Asuka kicks away at her and hits a running hip attack for a near fall. Asuka goes for a slam, but Carmella counters into a sit-out slam. Carmella sends her into the corner and stomps away at her. Carmella hits a Bronco Buster and does a moonwalk. She then hits Banks. Carmella slaps Asuka, but Asuka just smiles back. The crowd is buzzing now. Carmella slaps her again. Asuka pushes her and kicks her in the head. Asuka kicks her in the face and scores the pinfall. Carmella eliminated.
Natalya comes in, and Banks and Asuka hits a double-team suplex for a near fall. They trade nasty slaps. Banks kicks Natalya, but Natalya comes back with a Discus Clothesline. Banks hits a pair of clothesline and dropkicks her. Banks hits double knees in the corner and lays her across the ropes for double knees to the midsection. Banks applies the Bank Statement, but Tamina breaks it up. Natalya then rolls Banks up for a near fall. Natalya slams Banks off the turnbuckles and applies the Sharpshooter. Tamina knocks Asuka off the apron, and Banks taps out. Sasha Banks eliminated.
The Empress of Tomorrow, Asuka, is now alone in this match. Natalya attacks Asuka while she gets in the ring. Natalya takes her out before tagging in Tamina. Tamina slams Asuka down before going to the top rope. Asuka avoids a Superfly Splash. Asuka charges and takes her down for an arm bar! Tamina taps out! Tamina eliminated.
Natalya quickly attacks Asuka and goes for a Sharpshooter. Asuka counters into a knee bar, but Natalya fights out. Asuka kicks her in the head, avoids a Discus Clothesline, and hits a spin kick. Asuka hits a sit-out double chicken-wing before applying an Asuka Lock for the win!
That’s 2 big wins for Raw!
We get a long advertisement for the WWE Network and the insane amount of content on it.
Daniel Bryan and Stephanie McMahon are backstage and Steph is gloating about Raw’s dominance thus far. Bryan says they’ve been impressive but it’s still early and he thinks Team SmackDown Live will defeat Team Raw. Stephanie asks Bryan how they got John Cena on their team, asking if it was because of Kurt Angle’s ineptitude, or is it because Cena and Bryan are practically brothers? Bryan says he isn’t sure. She says that’s nepotism at it’s finest, and Bryan says that’s rich coming from her, considering her husband is on Team Raw. Stephanie says the Cereberal Assassin, The King of Kings, took his rightful place on Team Raw. Bryan asks if that’s the same King of Kings that he beat to go on and main event WrestleMania? Stephanie then runs down the list of people on her team and how they attacked her brother, Shane McMahon, on Smackdown this past week. Shane cannot be 100% after that. When Shane is out, Bryan will have full autonomy on Smackdown. She walks off.
We return to ringside and out comes SmackDown’s lone wolf Baron Corbin for his personal match against The Miz!
Maryse is seated at ringside to watch her husband, who she kisses before they begin. Miz gets the first shot in when Corbin takes a look at his wife. He gets in a few more before Corbin flattens him in the corner. Baron slides out of the ring and has some words with Axel, which allows The Miz to hit a basement dropkick. Corbin sends Miz into the barricade right in front of his wife. He blows a kiss at Maryse, which makes Miz mad. He chases Baron into the ring and clotheslines him right back out. Miz is the default babyface in this one.
Corbin makes a comeback and slams him into the barricade. Corbin gets him in the ring and punches him in the corner. Dueling chants for both men pick up. Corbin knees him and sends him into the ropes. Miz quickly boots him in the knee and pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Corbin avoids a baseball slide and punches him down. Corbin scares Curtis Axel, who is wearing a red neck collar, back. Bo Dallas clips Corbin’s knee while he reenters the ring. Axel was distracting the referee.
Miz hits a running boot and a leg DDT on Corbin. Miz works over the leg and tries to hyperextend the knee. Miz goes for a Figure Four, but Corbin powers him back. Miz flips through a back suplex, chop blocks the knee, and applies the Figure Four Leglock. Corbin gets to the bottom rope. Miz argues with the referee and charges into a Deep Six for a near fall. They both take their time before getting up. Miz counters a chokeslam into a roll-up for a two count. Corbin gets him in the corner and slides out of the ring to punch Axel down. Corbin gets Bo Dallas in the ring and hits him with the End of Days. Miz rolls him up for a near fall.
Corbin looks for the End of Days but Miz flips right through, landing on his feet, and hits a kneeling DDT for another near fall. Miz slowly gets to his feet and starts the It Kicks. Corbin avoids the roundhouse kick, so Miz puts him in the corner for the Bryan running dropkicks. Corbin pops out while Miz tries a third one and hits the End of Days for the win.
After the match Corbin is interviewed by Renee Young, to which he says “Hey Miz, when my hand goes up, your mouth went shut.” Corbin then says that he didn’t just shut up The Miz with that win, he shut up everybody watching too. Corbin rolls from the ring and walks off.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Paul Heyman, who mocks her for asking about AJ Styles. Heyman says that yes, AJ Styles is phenomenal, yes he is the most phenomenal athlete of this generation and the history of WWE. Then AJ Styles will get into the ring and ding!, he’s in a FIGHT! Heyman says that when that fight kicks off, Styles is going to regret ever beating Jinder Mahal because he will lose to The Beast Brock Lesnar, the one true Champion in WWE.
Sheamus and Cesaro make their entrance, followed by their opponents, The Uso’s! Jimmy and Jey cut a promo on their way to the ring, saying they’re bartenders and pole vaulters, all of which is to say they’re a level above Sheamus and Cesaro. They welcome their opponents to the Uso Penitentiary.
Sheamus and Jey Uso start the match together with a stiff lock-up, and Sheamus powers him to the corner. Sheamus takes him down with a headlock takeover. Jey fights up and whips him off, but Sheamus shoulder blocks him down. Jey makes a come back with a punch and some elbows. Jey punches him back, and Jimmy Uso tags in. Cesaro tags in, and he attacks Jimmy. Jey tags in, and he punches Cesaro in the ribs. The Usos trade tags to attack Cesaro. Jey chops the chest, but Cesaro fights out and uppercuts him. Sheamus tags in, and they hit a double-team clotheslin to take the momentum for the time being.
Sheamus applies a side headlock. Jimmy blind tags in and kicks Sheamus in the back of the head. Jey goes for a plancha, but Sheamus uppercuts him. Jimmy follows up with a suicide dive on Cesaro. Sheamus then gets Jimmy on his shoulders and hits a rolling senton on the floor! Sheamus gets him in the ring and goes to the top rope for a diving clothesline to pick up a near fall. Cesaro tags in and kicks Jimmy in the ribs. Cesaro applies a modified chin lock, but Jimmy fights up. Sheamus tags in, and they whip Jimmy hard into the corner before hitting a double-team kick. Sheamus drops a knee and applies a chin lock.
Jimmy fights up, but Sheamus attacks before giving him an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Sheamus applies another chin lock. Cesaro tags in and knocks Jey off the apron to stop the tag. Sheamus then leapfrogs Jimmy into an uppercut from Cesaro for a near fall. Sheamus starts the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán, but stops when the crowd started counting. Jimmy quickly elbows him and goes to the top rope for a corkscrew senton.
Jey and Cesaro are tagged in. Jey hits a pair of clotheslines and an uppercut before dropping him with a Samoan Drop. Jey rips his shirt off and goes for a running hip attack, but Cesaro moves. Cesaro quickly uppercuts him and sends him to the corner, but Jey puts the brakes on. Jey gives him a back body drop into the corner before hitting a running hip attack for a near fall! Sheamus runs in, but the referee keeps him back. The Usos hit a double-team kick, but Jey stays in it. Sheamus grabs the ankle of Jey, and Cesaro takes him down for a Cesaro Swing. Cesaro then transitions to the Sharpshooter. Sheamus runs in to Brogue Kick Jimmy down. Cesaro pulls Jey into the center of the ring and really cranks it in, Booker says he’s going to break Uce’s back! Jey does a quick crawl to get to the bottom rope.
Sheamus gets a cheap shot in before Cesaro turns Jey inside out with a clothesline for a near fall. They go for a double-team White Noise, but Jey gets out of it. Jey knocks Cesaro off the top rope and avoids Sheamus’ diving shoulder. Jey dives, but Sheamus gets him in position for White Noise. Cesaro springboards off the middle rope to help slam, but Jimmy breaks up the pin. They get Jimmy out of the ring. Cesaro gets Jey up for a powerbomb. Sheamus goes to the top rope. Jey hits Sheamus with a super Samoan Drop while Cesaro powerbombs Jey. Jey picks up a near fall. Jey catches him with an enzuigiri and tags in Jimmy. Cesaro sacrifices himself to help Sheamus avoid a double superkick. A superkick party kicks off on Sheamus. Jimmy tags in while Jey hits Cesaro with a diving plancha, a mid-air tag! Jimmy hits a splash off of the top onto Sheamus for the win.
That match was a slow-burn but it caught fire and showcased two of the best team around.The Uso’s celebrate their win while Sheamus and Cesaro are unhappy at ringside. The commentators bicker of which brand is better, now that they’re on equal footing.
Charly Caruso is backstage and she interview Jason Jordan. She asks Jordan if it will be tough for him to watch, to which Jordan says this could be the only time he ever could team with his father. He said he would be ready to go tonight and he is, so if anything goes awry he will be ready to fight. She asks if he wants Raw to win and he says yes, although he wants Triple H to be eliminated first.
The match gets underway and Charlotte opts to knee Alexa in the gut, rather than lock-up. Charlotte then catches her with a back elbow and Bliss rolls from the ring to regroup. Alexa won’t get back in the ring, despite Charlotte holding the ropes for her. Finally Alexa comes back in but Charlotte immediately goes for her and the referee separates them because Bliss puts her head between the ropes.
They lock-up and Charlotte overpowers Alexa and into the corner. The two exchange an awkward series of blows in the corner until Alexa crawls out and onto the apron, where Charlotte clocks her with a right. Both women on the apron now and Alexa hits Charlotte with an arm wrench off of the apron and hard to the floor! Back inside the ring and Alexa gets a two-count for her troubles. Alexa hits a running baseball slide to Charlotte, knocking her out of the ring.
Charlotte crawls away but Bliss hits another running dropkick, smashing Charlotte into the steel steps! Back inside the ring and Alexa can only manage another two-count. Bliss grounds Charlotte with a submission move and grinds her elbow into Charlotte’s ribs. Charlotte starts a comeback but Alexa slams her to the mat with an impressive reversal for another two-count. Alexa kicks Charlotte around, forcing her into the corner where she stomps on mudhole. Charlotte fires back with an elbow, then a roll-up that only gets a two-count – Alexa’s kick-out knocked Charlotte face-first into the turnbuckles.
Alexa takes to the top rope and looks to catch Charlotte with a tornado DDT but Charlotte stops her and lands a overhead release suplex. Charlotte hen goes up-top for a moonsault but Alexa kicks her legs and she falls into the tree of woe, where Alexa dropkicks her. Alexa then takes to the top rope again and thought about Twisted Bliss but Charlotte rolls away, so instead Alexa jumps onto Flair’s back with double knees, following-up with a moonsault. Bliss tries to catch Charlotte with a sunset flip but The Queen grabs her and picks her up, looks for a powerbomb but Alexa catches her with a hurricanrana into an unsuccessful pin attempt.
The two trade shots until Alexa catches Charlotte with a sunset flip bomb for a near-fall. Alexa picks Charlotte to her feet and attempts a DDT but Charlotte holds the rope and Alexa falls alone. Charlotte chops Alexa silly until five-feet of fury leaps onto Charlotte with a flurry of punches, then a guillotine. Charlotte stands to her feet, holding Bliss, and manages to hit a sit-out powerbomb for a near-fall! Charlotte again climbs to the top rope and leaps for her moonsault but nobody’s home. Alexa crawls away from Charlotte, who looks pissed. Charlotte grabs Bliss’ feet and tries lifting her up but Bliss lands on them and punches Charlotte, then hits a DDT and Charlotte just gets her foot on the bottom rope!
Alexa gets angry and throws a quick tantrum. She pulls Charlotte by the hair and screams at her to give-up, to which Charlotte retaliates by grabbing Alexa’s mouth, tossing her into the ropes and hitting a spear. Both women down! Alexa gets to her feet first and again targets the ribs of Charlotte with a dropkick. Alexa then kicks the ribs of Charlotte, who ries out in agony. Alexa climbs over Charlotte, then jumps onto her back and Charlotte is laid out. Alexa takes to the top rope and jumps for Twisted Bliss but Flair got her knees up. Charlotte stalks her prey and connects with a big boot to Alexa, then locks in the Figure 8 and Alexa fights…but is forced to submit!
A great match, these two have really good chemistry. SmackDown Live now leads Raw 3-2 thanks to a huge comeback!
We get a commercial for WrestleMania 2018 in New Orleans, then one for Clash of Champions, which takes place on December 17th. Clash of Champions is a SmackDown exlusive PPV.
Up next is Brock Lesnar Vs. AJ Styles, the match to determine the Champion in WWE. We get a video package for the match, then AJ Styles is out first to a huge reaciton. The fans are ready for this one and that’s a testement to the crowd tonight, who’re approaching the five-hour mark. Lesnar is out second and this match is a must-win if Monday Night Raw is to level the playing-field before the final match.
The bell rings, and Lesnar kicks him before powering him to the corner for some shoulder thrusts. Lesnar throws him across the ring and knees away at him. Lesnar then throws him across the ring again. Lesnar chokes him in the corner and throws him down. Styles forearms him, but Lesnar shakes it off. Lesnar knocks him down and chokes him with his boot. Styles struggles to the corner, and Lesnar stomps away at him. Lesnar grabs him by the hair and pulls him across the ring to the corner. Lesnar viciously knees away at him and hits a huge belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Lesnar takes his time before giving Styles a German Suplex. Styles is having trouble getting to his feet. Lesnar then viciously throws him out of the ring. Lesnar bounces around, showing the ease of the match so far.
Lesnar goes outside and throws him into the commentary table. Lesnar gets him in the ring and hits an unbelievable German Suplex that sends him across the ring. Lesnar gets him in the corner and hits a nasty running knee to the face! Lesnar laughs while Styles struggles to get up. Lesnar easily avoids some punches and toys with him. Lesnar blocks a kick and clubs him down. Styles makes a comeback with some punches, but Lesnar takes him down. Styles slides out of an F5 and avoids a running knee. Styles dropkicks him in the knee and hits a DDT. Styles kicks away at the legs of Lesnar and forearms him. Lesnar shoves him, but Styles staggers him with a kick to the head. Styles springboards off the middle rope for a moonsault, but Lesnar catches him. Styles slides off and sends him to the corner.
Styles goes for a tornado DDT, but Lesnar slams him down in a botched sequence. Styles slowly gets up and hits Lesnar with a Pelé Kick. Styles goes for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Lesnar sidesteps it and turns him inside out with a German Suplex. Lesnar gets up and goes for a punch, but the momentum sends him over the top rope. Styles hits a plancha/Phenomenal Forearm to the floor! Styles then shoves him into the ring steps. Styles jumps off the steps and hits him with another flying forearm. Styles gets him in the ring, and Lesnar rocks him with a forearm. Styles then floors him with an enzuigiri. Styles hits a springboard moonsault before going to the apron. Styles hits a springboard 450 Splash for a near fall!
Styles sets up for a Styles Clash, but Lesnar counters into an F5 attempt. Styles slides off and applies the Calf Crusher! Lesnar screams in pain, but he gets out by slamming Styles’ head off the canvas a few times. Lesnar struggles to get up, but he can’t put weight on his leg. An “AJ Styles” chant picks up. Lesnar tries for another F5, but Styles slides to the apron and knocks him back. Styles then connects with the Phenomenal Forearm for a near fall! Styles rolls to the apron and pulls his elbow pad off. Styles springboards off the top rope for another Phenomenal Forearm, but Lesnar catches him, stumbles on his knee, but drops him with an F5 for the win!
Wow! That’s easily the best Brock Lesnar match in a long time. Brock takes his Universal title and leaves with Paul Heyman, still limping and selling the effects of the Calf Crusher! We’re tied at 3-3, it’s sudden death time!
We get a lengthy video package, for the last time, of SmackDown invading Raw, and the fallout that ensued. Team Raw makes it’s entrance first, led by the captain, Kurt Angle! Interestingly, this match marks the first time ever that John Cena and Randy Orton have competed in the same match at Survivor Series!
The bell rings and Shane makes the mistake of trying to attack Braun from behind. He gets tossed across the ring and he immediately tags in Orton. Shane sits on the apron, shocked, while Triple H laughs at his brother-in-law. Joe also gets the tag and locks-up. Joe shoots Orton into the ropes and knocks him down with a shoulder, then taunts him. Joe counters an RKO and tries for the Coquina Clutch but Randy escapes and Joe tags in Balor. Finn asks for Shinsuke to be tagged in, so Orton obliges and the crowd goes wild.
Finn and Nakamura trade counters and holds while the crowd chants NXT. Shinsuke puts his head against Finn’s stomach, Balor doesn’t look impressed, so he turns the tables and hits Too Sweet on Nakamura’s head. Balor looks for a snapmare but Nakamura lands on his feet, Balor then ducks several kicks from Nakamura. Balor looks for the double foot stomp but Nakamura moves and we have a stalemate. Triple H asks Finn for the tag and gets it. Nakamura stays in the ring and looks excited to lock horns with The Game. The fans are very excited by the prospect too. They lock up and HHH forces him to the corner. He looks like he is going to make a clean break, but he slugs Shin in the face instead. Nakamura turns the tables and levels Triple H with a kick to the chest.
Bobby Roode tags in and squares off with the man I have likened him too for years. He tries to do his Glorious pose, but Triple H punches him in the mouth. Roode fires back and ends up getting a two count. The Game puts him down with a spinebuster, then feigns doing a Glorious taunt but instead does suck it! Roode gets back up and hits his own spinebuste, followed by the Gloious taunt. Triple H counters the Glorious DDT and drives Bobby to the corner. Kurt Angle tags in and the two former TNA veterans trade punches. Angle hits the triple German suplex to get a big pop from the crowd.
Shinsuke tags back in and takes a cheap shot at Strowman on the apron. He kicks Angle in the chest a few times as Braun is raging outside the ring. Nakamura goes through several members of Team Raw before Strowman gets the tag. Shinsuke does his best, but he ends up being put down with a running powerslam to give Braun and Raw the first elimination. Shinsuke Nakamura eliminated. Bobby Roode tags in and tries to get revenge for his teammate and he takes Braun down with a blockbuster. Braun kicks-out before the referee can even get onto the ground. Strowman counters another blockbuster and hits another running powerslam to pin Roode. Bobby Roode eliminated.
Joe tags himself in and shoves Strowman, who shoves him right back. Then Triple H and Angle get into a fight while they are trying to keep the peace. Orton takes advantage and shoves Angle into HHH. Cena and Orton clear the ring except for Braun. They team up on him and send him through the ropes to the floor. Strowman clocks Cena with a hard right hand. He clears off an announce table, but Orton stops him before he can use it. All of Team SmackDown comes over and they put him through the table with a massive suplex!
While Strowman is down and SmackDown celebrates, Shane McMahon climbs onto the top rope and looks to leap off onto Braun. Samoa Joe takes Shane off the top rope with a belly to belly suplex. Cena tags in and we have a dream match scenario. Samoa Joe takes control and gets a two count with a running senton. Finn and Joe have an argument about who should finish-off Cena, which allows John to hit Joe with the AA. He does the same to Balor and then hits Joe with a second AA to eliminate him from the match. Samoa Joe eliminated.
Angle gets in the ring to battle Cena for his team – the return of an iconic rivalry. They lock up and Cena gets taken down with a waistlock takeover. Angle and Cena slow things down a bit as they trade takedowns and strikes. Kurt picks the leg and puts Cena in the Ankle Lock. Cena escapes, only to end up getting hit with an Angle Slam. Shane saves the match. Balor nails the Coup de Grace and Angle hits another Angle Slam to get the pin over Cena! John Cena eliminated. Orton runs in and starts working over the Olympian. Finn comes in hot and takes out Shane at ringside with a running dropkick before putting Randy down with a sling blade. He misses the Coup de Grace and Orton takes him out with an RKO out of nowhere to get another elimination. Finn Balor eliminated.
HHH enters the fray and resumes his age-old feud with The Viper. The two go back and forth until Angle tags in and and takes to the top rope. Triple H gets shoved into Angle when he is standing on the top rope. Before Orton can make the tag to Shane, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens come out of the crowd and attack McMahon. Shane grabs a chair and fights back. Meanwhile, Orton is down in the ring when Braun Strowman gets on the apron and tags himself into the match. He powerslams Orton to get the pin and take it down to 3 V 1 for Raw! Randy Orton eliminated.
Shane is slow to get back in the ring to face Braun. He grabs the steel chair he beat Zayn and Owens with but the referee takes it from him. When he finally does get into the ring, Triple H tags himself in. Before they can make contact, Angle tags in against Triple H’s wishes. Shane pounces while they are arguing and almost gets an elimination. McMahon gets several near falls. Kurt hits the Angle Slam before putting him in the Ankle Lock. He spends a long time in the hold and can’t get to the ropes but then Triple H comes in and hits the Pedigree to Angle! HHH stares at Strowman, who looks baffled, then drags Shane over and onto Kurt to score elimination. Kurt Angle eliminated.
HHH helps Shane to his feet so, who looks every bit as confused as Braun. Turns out, HHH just wanted to hit Shane with the Pedigree and get the win!
Braun Strowman stands on the apron looking confused while the ref raises Triple H’s hand in victory. Raw has won the match and the brand war at Survivor Series 2017! Triple H brings Braun into the ring and raises his hand. Braun stares confused at HHH while The Game talks to him, trying to ease his mind presumably. Triple H is very pleased with himself until Strowman grabs him by the throat and powers him down into the corner. Strowman tells HHH that if he ever tries to cross him again he will end the game. Braun turns to leave but Triple H grabs him for a Pedigree, but Strowman deflects and hits hi with a running powerslam! Strowman rips his Raw shirt and hits Triple H with another running Powerslam before walking out.
That’s it for the monumental Survivor Series, which did not disappoint. Let us know what you thought of the show, and where you think things are going from here. I will see you back here tomorrow night for Raw until then, safe travels!