Welcome one and all to Ringside News’ live results coverage for WWE Survivor Series 2019.
Tonight is one of the four biggest nights of the year in WWE, and Survivor Series 2019 is guaranteed to be bigger than all others before it. Of course, that’s because, for the first time ever, the PPV won’t just be Raw Vs. SmackDown, NXT will also be in the battle. That means we’ve seen the three brands duke it out numerous times over the past month, with NXT being the obvious fan favourites. NXT has also gotten the majority of the wins on TV, which leads us to assume they aren’t going to be winning much tonight.
So, of course, we have our traditional Survivor Series matches tonight. Which include Team Raw Vs. Team SmackDown Vs. Team NXT for both men and women. Outside of those, we have Becky Lynch (Raw) Vs. Shayna Baszler (NXT) Vs. Bayley (SmackDown), The Viking Raiders (Raw) vs. The New Day (SmackDown) vs. Undisputed Era (NXT), and AJ Styles (Raw U.S. Champion) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (SmackDown Intercontinental Champion) vs. Roderick Strong (NXT North American Champion) And those are all of the brand Vs. brand Vs. brand matches.
The rest of the card is stacked as well though, with the all three main titles being contended. WWE Champion Brock Lesnar faces Rey Mysterio in a no-holds-barred match, NXT Champion Adam Cole faces Pete Dunne, and WWE Universal Champion Bray Wyatt faces Daniel Bryan. On top of that we have Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush facing Angel Garza on the Kick-Off Show.
So yeah, it’s a super stacked card tonight, making Survivor Series really feel like a big show. I can’t think of too many other PPV cards that feel like there’s no toilet break matches, so tonight should be a show of the year contender. And that’s our preview of it. Remember to follow along here, on the Ringside News app, or on Twitter and Instagram. Enjoy the show!
The Kick-Off Show panel is Coach, Charly Caruso, Booker T, and David Otunga. They quickly discuss how big of a deal Survivor Series is and say it’s the kind of night that can make someone’s career.
We see a video package for the Women’s Triple Threat match bewteen Shayna Baszler, Becky Lynch, and Bayley, then join JBL and Sam Roberts on the ramp. Roberts says that Baszler is the favourite but JBL disagrees, saying Becky Lynch will always be the favourite, especially given Shayna wrestled a WarGames match last night. Roberts says that doesn’t matter, Becky Lynch is clinging to relevance and Bayley isn’t even the most dominant woman on SmackDown. JBL says he’s wrong.
— WWE (@WWE) November 24, 2019
Next up is a video for Brock Lesnar Vs. Rey Mysterio. Paul Heyman is interviewed backstage and he calls Brock the conqueror of the WWE Universe. He says tonight is miracle or massacre. Heyman says that, after tonight, he assures us we will never see Rey Mysterio again. Booker says Rey doesn’t have much of a chance and says he has run out of idea’s because he threw the first punch. Otunga corrects him and says Brock threw the first punch.
It seems the Cruiserweight Championship match has been changed; it’s now Lio Rush Vs. Akira Tozawa Vs. Kalisto. We see highlights of NXT WarGames last night. JBL and Sam Roberts say that all of NXT’s roster is at a disadvantage tonight, having gone through war yesterday. Roberts also says that Seth Rollins is the worst team Captain in history, to which JBL disagrees.
We’re back with the panel and Shawn Michaels has joined the panel, he’ll be announcing the five NXT members of the men’s elimination match. Coach asks HBK what the key to winning is and he says “survive”. He says these NXT stars are ready to take the stage, they’re hungry and they have the desire. Michaels announces that five members of Team NXT and it consists of Keith Lee, Tommaso Ciampa, Walter, Matt Riddle, and Damian Priest. He says that’s a group that touches upon everything and will be hard to beat.
Adam Cole joins Cathy Kelly backstage and she asks if he’s 100% ready. Cole says of course he isn’t; he wrestled Daniel Bryan on SmackDown, Seth Rollins on Raw, a ladder match on NXT, and a WarGames match. But he’s still Adam Cole baybay. He says Pete Dunne is great, one of the best Champions of the modern era, but he’s going to show the world why the Undisputed Era is the best in the business. Back with the panel, Shawn Michaels says it’s hard not to like Adam Cole but Pete Dunne is real scrappy.
Bayley cuts a promo backstage, in which she says Shayna Baszler is great but she’s in a division that she built. Bayley says she will continue to prove people wrong and show them that she’s not an afterthought. Back with the panel, Charly says Bayley has always had this in her. Otunga says Becky is the favourite but Baszler is the wild card and she has no fear. Booker agrees, as does Caruso.
— WWE (@WWE) November 24, 2019
Cross-Brand Tag Team Battle Royal
The tag teams in this over-the-top-rope match are The O.C. (Raw), The Revival (SmackDown), Forgotten Sons (NXT), Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode (SmackDown), Street Profits (Raw), Hawkins & Ryder (Raw), Lucha House Party (SmackDown), Breezango (NXT), Heavy Machinery (SmackDown) and Imperium (NXT).
The bell rings and every man starts brawling. Steve Cutler got thrown over, so Forgotten Sons are elminated. Lince Dorado is militray pressed over and onto the Forgotten Sons. Lucha House Party is eliminated.
Hawkins got tossed through the middle rope by Marcel of Imperium but, as he tried to come back in, they throw Ryder over and onto him. Hawkins & Ryder are eliminated. The huge brawl continues, with little action of note. Fabian Aichner of Imperium tries to eliminate Ziggler with a slingshot over the ropes but the Show-Off hangs on. Ziggler and Aichner fight on the apron, but Roode shoves Aichner off as he runs at Dolph. Imperium is Eliminated.
Breezango are the sole representatives of NXT left. Otis body slams Dolph, then looks for the Caterpillar but gets thrown out by The O.C. and The Revival. Heavy Machinery has been eliminated. Fandango gets hit and he falls through the middle rope. Tyler Breeze is then tossed onto the apron and knocked off but Fandango catches him and sets him back on the apron…only to be knocked back off. Breezango eliminated.
Dash and Dawson are simultaneously knocked over and out by stereo dropkicks from the Street Profits. The Revival is eliminated. The O.C. hit a double team neckbreaker to Roode, then look for the Magic Killer but Dolph hits Anderson with a Zig-Zag. Roode throws Gallows to the apron and Ziggler superkicks him off. The O.C. are eliminated. We’re down to two teams: Street Profits and Ziggler & Roode. The fans chant for CM Punk.
The four men left in the match come to blows. Roode hits Dawkins with a spinebuster, while Ziggler beats Ford in the corner. Roode holds onto Dawkins and Ziggler looks for a superkick but hits Bobby! Roode falls through the middle rope. Ford tries to throw Dolph out but gets tossed onto the apron himself. Dawkins catches Ziggler with a spinebuster. Roode returns and shoves Ford off the top rope and he lands on the apron. Angelo knocks Roode from the apron, then Ziggler catches Dawkins with a snap DDT but as soon he lands, Montez Ford comes off the top with a frog splash. Ford gets up and Roode throws him over and out!
Winners: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
Raw 0 SmackDown 1 NXT 0
— WWE (@WWE) November 24, 2019
After Survivor Series tonight, the first episode of Broken Skull Sessions airs, which features Stone Cold Steve Austin interviewing The Undertaker.
We’re back with the panel and Christian has replaced Booker T. Christian says he thinks one NXT Superstar is going to blow the doors off tonight and make a name for themselves.
NXT Cruiserweight Championship
(C) Lio Rush (NXT) Vs. Akira Tozawa (RAW) Vs. Kalisto (SMACKDOWN)
The match begins with Tozawa and Kalisto attacking Rush and knocking him from the ring. Kalisto and Tozawa then come to blows until Rush knocks Kalisto from the ring. Tozawa throws Rush out and looks for a suicide dive but Kalisto hits him.
Kalisto hits Tozawa with a springboard arm-drag. He looks for a handspring back elbow but Tozawa catches him. Kalisto elbows him and Rush gets on the apron and punches Kalisto before sliding through the legs of Tozawa. Rush ducks clotheslines from Kalisto and Tozawa and hits both with flying back elbows.
Tozawa slaps Rush then hits a fireman’s carry slam, followed by a basement dropkick for a two-count. All three men wind-up on the top rope and Rush hit them with a Spanish fly but all three men are down. All three men exchange shots with Tozawa catching Rush with a German suplex but Kalisto literally runs over Tozawa and leaps onto Rush for a pin and a near-fall.
Rush misses a headkick and Kalisto hits him with a Salida Del Sol, but Tozawa breaks-up the pin with a shining wizard to Kalisto. Tozawa heads up top and hits his huge leaping senton but Kalisto breaks-up the pin. Kalisto and Tozawa are the men standing and they have a slapping match. Kalisto hits Tozawa with Salida Del Sol but Rush comes off the top with a huge frog splash for the pin and the win!
Winner: Lio Rush
Raw 0 SmackDown 1 NXT 1
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) November 24, 2019
There’s one more match still to come on the Kick-Off Show and, thus far, Raw isn’t on the board.
The panel is interrupted by Sami Zayn. He’s annoyed because they had just started discussing the match between Shinsuke Nakamura, Roderick Strong, and AJ Styles and says they weren’t showing Nakamura respect. Coach says Sami is smart and he must have respect for the other two in the match, to which he says of course he does. They’re tremendous competitors but they aren’t artists. Christian asks what makes Nakamura an artist above the others, to which Zayn says it isn’t something you can put into words.
The New Day (SmackDown) Vs. Undisputed Era (nxt) Vs. The Viking Raiders (raw)
The triple threat brand supremacy match begins with Big E, Kyle O’Reilly, and Ivar. The two big men beat on O’Reilly until he tags Bobby Fish. Ivar and Big E continue teaming-up an hip-toss Fish. O’Reilly tags in again but gets thrown from the ring.
Ivar and Big E go toe-to-toe and throw hands. Big E leap-frogs Ivar, then Ivar rolls over the back of Big E. The New Day man floors the Viking with a shoulder but Kyle O’Reilly rushes him with a flurry of knees. Fish pulls the apron down and O’Reilly tosses Big E out. Ivar throws O’Reilly into his corner and tags Erik, who body-slams Ivar onto Kyle O’Reilly.
Big E tags Kofi, who wipes out Erik with a dropkick, then punches Kyle in the corner. Big E and Kofi make use of quick tags to beat on O’Reilly and keep him grounded. Kofi throws Kyle out of the ring, then kicks Fish on the apron. Erik returns and Ivar comes in with him, so Big E joins Kofi. All four men throw hands, with Big E and Ivar tumbling to the outside. Kofi catches O’Reilly with a dropkick, but then Undisputed Era double team Kofi to attack his knee.
Erik returns and clears Fish and O’Reilly from the ring. Kofi and Erik go back and forth until O’Reilly returns. All three men wind-up on the apron and Kyle kicks Kofi down. Big E tries to suicide dive O’Reilly off the apron but nobody’s home. Erik and Ivar get on the apron and Erik body slams Ivar onto the other two teams at ringside!
— WWE (@WWE) November 24, 2019
Back in the ring, Erik hits O’Reilly with forearms. He lifts Kyle up but Fish returns to chop block him, and O’Reilly lays in some stiff kicks. Fish is the legal man and he stomps down Erik in the UE’s corner. O’Reilly tags in and he continues to stomp and kick Erik before tagging Fish again. Erik catches Fish and hits him with a belly-to-belly that knocks O’Reilly from the apron.
Ivar tags in and he back body drops Fish, followed by a power slam to O’Reilly. Ivar gets Fish in the corner and drills him, then Big E runs in and gets hit with a heel kick from Ivar. O’Reilly hits the back of Ivar and they toss him onto the apron but he punches them both back. Ivar tags Erik, who whips him at Fish in the corner but O’Reilly pulls him out of the ring and Ivar hits the turnbuckles.
Kofi comes back with a crossbody to Erik and tags Big E, who hits belly-to-belly’s. Erik punches Kofi from the apron and catches Big E with an enziguiri. Erik unloads ten punches in the corner but Kofi hits a kick, followed by a top-rope double-stomp/powerbomb from New Day but Ivar breaks up the pin. Big E throws Kofi over the ropes and onto the others at ringside, then he spears Erik through the ropes to the floor.
Back in the ring, O’Reilly shoves Kofi off the top rope. Erik flips Big E over and drills him with a knee. The Vikings hit the German suplex/springboard clothesline. Kofi tries to hit Kyle with Trouble In Paradise at ringside but hits the ring post. UE hit Kofi with High/Low, then head into the ring to battle the Raiders.
Fish and O’Reilly double-team Erik to take him out, then double-kick Ivar. The big man no-sells it and they go for High/Low but he dodges it. He hits Fish and O’Reilly with a springboard elbow. Erik returns and they hit the Viking Experience with O’Reilly onto Fish for the win.
Winners: The Viking Raiders
Raw 1 SmackDown 1 NXT 1
— WWE (@WWE) November 24, 2019
We return to the Kick-Off panel with fifteen minutes left until Survivor Series really begins. They discuss Daniel Bryan Vs. ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt, with Christian saying Bryan is conflicted with internal struggle, which holds him back. Booker doesn’t think Bryan can do anything to contest with Bray.
The panel run down the entire Survivor Series card again and that’s it for the Kick-Off Show.