– The 2009 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view opens up with a video package hyping the various matches tonight. We’re live from the Verizon Center in Washington, DC as Michael Cole welcomes us to the show.
Traditional Survivor Series Match: The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus vs. John Morrison, Matt Hardy, Evan Bourne, Finlay and Shelton Benjamin
Out first for tonight’s opener is Team Miz. The WWE US Champion The Miz comes out first by himself. Dolph Ziggler is next followed by Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre and then Sheamus. Cole, Jerry Lawler and Matt Striker are on commentary. The WWE IC Champion John Morrison is out first for his team followed by Evan Bourne, Finlay, Matt Hardy and Shelton Benjamin.
Bourne and Swagger look to start things out for their respective teams. Bourne uses his quickness to sidestep Swagger a couple of times before Bourne connects with a roll up. Bourne goes for a small package, but Swagger counters with a suplex and tags in Ziggler. Ziggler makes his way into the ring and hits a nasty neckbreaker variation on Bourne before sending him into the corner. Ziggler hits a crazy belly-to-back suplex and he tries for the pin but Bourne kicks out. Ziggler hits a series of elbows before taking off his elbow pad and hitting one more high impact jumping elbow. Ziggler makes the tag back out to Swagger.
Swagger makes his way in and tries to wear Bourne down with a chin lock but Swagger just pounds him down and tags in Ziggler. Bourne comes out of nowhere with a huge double knee drop on Swagger, but Ziggler is the legal man, and he locks in a nasty single leg crab. Ziggler pulls Bourne to the center of the ring, but Bourne fights out and hits a great hurricanrana from out of nowhere. Bourne is able to make the tag to Hardy and both Hardy and Bourne go to the middle rope to hit dual elbows on Ziggler. Hardy hits a side effect on Ziggler before tagging in Bourne who hits a beautiful shooting star press. Bourne pins Ziggler and he’s gone. McIntyre is in an he hits a double arm DDT on Bourne. He pins him and Evan is gone. Finlay is in like a house of fire on McIntyre.
McIntyre is able to make the tag to Sheamus, who comes in and hits a nasty kick to Finlay’s face. Sheamus pins Finlay and he is eliminated. Hardy is in to work on Sheamus, who he puts back in the corner with a lariat. Hardy goes for a side effect but Sheamus fights out of it and hits a big slam on Hardy.
Sheamus tags out to Miz who comes in and continues the assault on Hardy, pounding him down in the corner before distracting the referee to allow Miz’s team to take advantage of Hardy. Miz locks in a rear chin lock and the crowd tries to get behind Hardy. Hardy is able to fight out of the submission, but when he goes for a slam, Miz is able to hit a reverse neckbreaker, DDT combo. Miz goes for the pin but Hardy kicks out. Miz locks in another chin lock, but Hardy fights out yet again. Hardy hits a side Russian leg sweep and both men are down.
Miz is able to tag out to Swagger who tries to wear Hardy down in the corner. Hardy is able to surprise Swagger with a couple of blows, but Swagger pounds on Hardy’s back to put him down to the mat. Swagger locks in a rear chin lock on Hardy and he’s able to fight out again, this time into a sleeper/neckbreaker combination on Swagger.
Morrison is able to tag in and he comes in with some quick offense on Swagger. Morrison hits a beautiful dropkick and running knee, but Swagger is able to toss Morrison in the corner. Swagger goes for the Vader bomb, but Morrison moves out of the way. Morrison hits Swagger with a springboard kick to the head but McIntyre and Sheamus are in to break up the cover. Hardy and Bejamin are in to take out the heels, and the ref is taken out in the melee. Swagger almost hits the gut wrench powerbomb, but Morrison fights out of it. Morrison is able to connect with Starship, and another ref is down to make the count. Swagger is gone.
Miz is in from behind and he attacks Morrison. Miz connects with his corner lariat, before going to the top turnbuckle for a double ax handle. Miz locks in a rear chin lock but Morrison is able to fight out. Morrison makes the bling tag to Benjamin who comes in and surprises Miz with a roll up. Miz is able to kick out, but Shelton’s offense is too explosive and he hits a beautiful leap from the top rope, splash and Northern lights suplex in succession. Benjamin hits a German suplex, but he still can’t keep Miz down. Sheamus surprises Benjamin with a headbutt and Miz is able to connect with the skull crushing finale to take Benjamin out of the match. Hardy is in quickly but Miz makes the tag to McIntyre. McIntyre is able to work over Hardy with a couple of quick strikes, but Hardy is able to come back with a drop toe hold into the corner. Hardy hits a neckbreaker and he goes to the second rope for a big leg drop. Hardy covers McIntyre, but he kicks out.
Hardy goes for a moonsault, but McIntyre avoids it. McIntyre hits his big Kobashi DDT, pins Hardy, and Hardy is gone.
Morrison is in and pounding down on McIntyre in the corner, but when the ref breaks it up, McIntyre is able to get the upper hand with a sneak attack. McIntyre tags in Sheamus who comes in and continues the beat down on Morrison. Sheamus makes a quick tag out to Miz who’s in with a big kick to Morrison’s mid-section. Miz screams at Morrison, but Morrison blocks a punch and gets in a coupple of blows of his own. Morrison surprises Miz with a big heel kick, but Miz is able to tag out to Sheamus who is in with a big forearm to Morrison’s head. Sheamus distracts the ref long enough for both McIntyre and Miz to get a coupple of licks in. Morrison starts to fight against all three men, sending McIntyre and Miz to the floor. Sheamus counters a springboard kick with a kick of his own to Morrison’s knee. Sheamus hits a running Crucifix Powerbomb, pins Morrison, and this one is over.
Winners: Drew McIntyre, The Miz and Sheamus
– Team Kofi is backstage talking. Kofi wants Orton tonight. Christian tries to point out that he’s the only white guy on the team, it looks like but he says he’s the only one from ECW and they play it off. They tell Christian to get his “swag on” and he raps about the team. He says in his rap that he’s the only white guy and it causes an awkward moment. Weird segment here.
– We get a long video package showing the events leading up to Batista vs. Rey Mysterio.
Batista vs. Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio comes out for the next match to a big pop and his pyro. Out next comes Batista, in his hometown, to a big pop from the crowd. Batista hits the ring and tries to intimidate Rey. The bell rings and here we go.
Mysterio uses some of his quickness to duck Batista and scoe a couple of kicks. Rey fights out of a slam and hits a dropkick to Batista’s knee. Mysterio teases the 619, but Batista bails to the floor. Rey follows him out, only to be slammed back into the ring apron. Mysterio is able to surprise Batista with a quick kick and headbutt, but Batista comes out of nowhere with a huge lariat to put Mysterio down to the mat.
Batista teases the Batista bomb, but Mysterio is able to fight out and hit a chop block to Batista’s knee. Rey sends Batista into the ropes with a dropkick to the back, but when he goes for the 619, it’s blocked by Batista. Batista tries for the Batista bomb, but Mysterio pounds away and counters with a hurricanrana to the outside. Mysterio follows up with a baseball slide to send Batista into the ringside barrier. Batista fights back and sends Mysterio back into the ring, but Mysterio surprises Batista with a 619 to his back, then stomach, then a final 619 to Batista’s face before hitting a springboard senton. Mysterio goes for a frog splash but Batista gets his knees up.
Batista hits a giant spear and Mysterio is down. Batista picks up Rey and hits a huge spinebuster before stalking Mysterio and picking him up again. Batista takes his time executing a Batista bomb, but he doesn’t go for the pin.
Batista picks Mysterio up again and takes him down with a second Batista bomb. The referee checks on Mysterio for a bit before Batista picks up Mysterio for a third Batista bomb. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by referee stoppage: Batista
– After the match, WWE officials check on Rey in the ring. Batista brings in a steel chair and sits down on it, staring at Rey. He stands up and tosses the chair. Rey’s leg goes out and he falls. Batista picks him up and hits a big spinebuster on the steel chair. WWE officials come back in to check on Rey as Batista walks up the ramp. They put a neck brace on Rey and load him on a stretcher as we go to replays.
– We go backstage with Team Orton in the locker room. Orton indicates that he’s disappointed with his team mates – Legacy, William Regal and CM Punk. Punk brings up Kofi beating Orton up in MSG. Orton says their team needs to win tonight to fix everything and he expects this from everyone. They all walk off and we go to a RAW promo.
Traditional Survivor Series Match: Randy Orton, Legacy, CM Punk and William Regal vs. Kofi Kingston, Christian, MVP, Mark Henry and R-Truth
Out first for Team Orton is CM Punk followed by William Regal, the team of Legacy and finally the captain, Randy Orton. Orton gets a nice pop from the crowd. Kofi Kingston’s music hits next and out he comes first for his team. We go to a replay of RAW last week where Kofi had his moment at MSG. The ECW Champion Christian comes out to a nice pop and greets Henry and MVP. R-Truth is out next, rapping his song. Orton and Kofi are going to start things off it looks like until Henry comes in. The bell rings and here we go.
Henry is quick to hit a big splash on Orton in his own teams corner, before sending all the other members of Team Orton to the floor. Henry locks in a bear hug on Orton, but the ref is distracted and Legacy breaks it up. Orton his an early RKO on Henry and pins him for the three count. Orton bails to the outside and confers with his team as MVP waits in the ring.
Orton backs up MVP into Orton’s corner where he tags in DiBiase who helps pound down on MVP. Really quick tags here as almost every member tags in to stomp away on MVP. Punk locks in a rear chin lock, but MVP fights out and hits a quick belly to belly suplex. Truth makes his way into the ring and hits Punk with a couple of quick right hands and a big hip toss. Truth ducks a clothesline from Punk, but he gets distracted and falls victim to a G2S from Punk. Punk pins Truth, and Truth is gone.
Christian is in and he is able to hold his own against Punk for a bit before falling victim to a body slam. DiBiase makes the tag into the match and executes a double stomp. He goes for the pin on Christian, but Christian kicks out at two. DiBiase hits a big scoop slam and he looks for the Dream street. Christian tries to counter with the Killswitch, but DiBiase counters with a slingshot into the corner. Christian launches himself over DiBiase and grabs him with a sunset flip. The ref counts three and DiBiase is gone. Regal is in quickly to pound on Christian, but Christian tags out to Kingston, who is all over Regal with some big strikes.
Regal tags out to Rhodes, who beats on Kingston for a bit, but when Regal tags back into the match, Kofi is able to fight back a bit with a couple of right hands, but he falls victim to an exploder bomb. MVP tags in and hits a Chono kick, and gets the pin to eliminate Regal.
MVP tags out to Christian who comes in and is beat down for a bit by Rhodes. Rhodes locks in a body scissors, but Christian is able to fight back and stand up, turning it into a roll up, but Rhodes kicks out at two and hits an explosive clothesline. Randy tags in and hits a beautiful dropkick, but it’s still not enough to keep Christian down for a three count. Orton stomps away at Christian’s midsection before tagging out to Rhodes. Rhodes misses a knee drop and Christian makes the tag to MVP. MVP comes in with a series of clotheslines, and a facebreaker. MVP hits the ballin’ elbow, but MVP is distracted by Orton. This allows Rhodes to hit cross Rhodes, and get the pin on MVP, eliminating him. Kofi surprises Rhodes with a roll up, but he can’t hold him down.
Kofi makes the tag to Christian who falls victim to a boot to the gut from Rhodes. Rhodes tries to leap frog Christian, but Christian connects with the Killswitch and pins Rhodes for the three. Christian hits Orton with a couple of big right hands, but Orton pulls Christian down face first into the corner.
Orton surprises Kofi and sends him to the floor, but it allows Christian to catch Orton is a surprise roll up. Punk distracts Christian and allows Randy to try for an RKO, but Christian counters with a Killswitch. Christian tries for the pin, but Punk breaks it up. Christian charges Orton in the corner, but Orton moves and Christian connects with the ring post. Orton connects with an RKO, pins Christian, and the ECW Champ is gone. Kofi is the lone man and Orton tags in Punk.
Kingston and Punk talk for a bit before trading blows. Kofi comes out on top, but Punk is able to get him in position for the G2S, Kofi fights out and tries for the Trouble in Paradise, but Punk ducks it. Kofi connects with a dropkick before hitting the SOS, but Punk is able to kick out of the pinfall attempt. Kofi tries for a splash in the corner, but Punk is able to move out of the way and the tide of the match turns. Punk lands a big kick to Kofi’s back, and he tries for a pin, but Kingston kicks out at two. Punk locks in a leg lock on Kofi’s neck, but Kofi fights out by kicking Punk in the head.
Punk connects with a powerslam and goes right back into a leg lock, this time it’s a body scissors on Kingston. Kingston fights out with a couple of elbows to Punk’s head. Kofi tries for a splash but Punk gets his knees up. Punk blows the fans a kiss before hitting a big falcon arrow, but Kofi is still able to kick out of the pin attempt.
Punk connects with the high knee to the jaw, but when he tries for the bulldog, Kofi counters with a belly to back suplex. Kofi goes for the top rope, but Punk catches him with a right hand. Punk goes up and tries for the superplex, but Kofi fights out of it and sends Punk back. Punk is quick to come back, but Kofi sends Punk down again and connects with a giant cross body, but again it’s only good for two. Kofi connects with a couple of strikes and a high kick to Punk before being distracted by Orton. Punk tries to roll up Kofi, but Kingston rolls through and ends up holding Punk down for a three count instead. Orton is in the ring and Kingston immediately connects with the Trouble in Paradise out of nowhere. Kingston pins Orton and this one is over.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
– We get a short replay of events leading to the World Title match for tonight.
World Heavyweight Title Match: Chris Jericho vs. Big Show vs. The Undertaker
Out first for this next match is one-half of the Unified Tag Team Champions, Chris Jericho. The other half and second challenger in this match, Big Show, is out next. Feels like they might be rushing things here, maybe just with the entrances. Everything stops but a big Undertaker chant from the crowd. The bells start tolling, the flames rise and out comes the World Heavyweight Champion. We get formal ring introductions before the bell rings and we get ready to go.
Jericho and Show look like they’re on the same page to start things off as they catch Taker in the corner and beat down on him for a bit. Undertaker tries to fight back, but the teamwork of Jericho and Show is too much to overcome as they trade off with Jericho kicking and Undertaker punching Taker. Show launches Undertaker into the corner and he drops him with a clothesline. Jericho clotheslines Jericho over the top rope but Taker lands on his feet and drags Jericho to the outside. Taker pounds on Jericho for a bit, before working over Show’s midsection with lefts and rights. Undertaker goes for a big boot on Jericho, but Jericho moves and Undertaker ends up straddling the barricade. Jericho knocks Taker over the barricade and holds him up for Big Show, who hits a knockout punch to Taker’s stomach.
Show and Jericho are finally able to get Taker back into the ring, where Jericho stomps away at Taker. Jericho directs Show, telling him to stand on Taker’s throat. Jericho goes to the outside and punches away at him. Show pounds on Taker in the corner, and the Tag Champs send him across the ring. Show sends Jericho into Taker, but Taker moves and Jericho’s shoulder connects with the ring post. Undertaker is able to fight back against Big Show, connecting with a jumping lariat and sending Show to the outside. Undertaker hits a couple of big splashes on Jericho before sending his head into the turnbuckle, but he gets pulled to the outside by Show. Undertaker sends Show head first into the ring post and he goes back up to the ring apron. Jericho tries to surprise Taker with a springboard dropkick, but Taker connects with a big fist instead. Taker goes for Old School, but Jericho crotches Taker on the top turnbuckle.
Jericho tries for a superplex, but Undertaker fights out. Jericho is persistent, comes back, and connects with a superplex on the second attempts. Jericho tries for the cover, but Undertaker is able to kick out at two. Jericho mounts Undertaker and hits him with a couple of big rights before going for the lionsault. Jericho connects with Taker’s knees, but he’s able to immediately lock in the Walls of Jericho. Jericho keeps Taker in the middle of the ring, but Big Show makes his way into the ring and catches Jericho with a chokeslam. Show tries to chokeslam Taker, but Undertaker counters with a DDT and all three men are down.
Jericho tries to pin Taker, but he kicks out at two. Jericho tries for the pin on Show, but Show kicks out with so much force it sends Jericho to the outside. Show and Taker trade blows in the middle of the ring with Taker getting the upper hand. Show gets his hand around Taker’s throat and tries for the chokeslam, but Taker tries for one of his own. Jericho comes in and hits Show with the title belt, but falls victim to a big boot from Taker. Undertaker tries for the cover but Jericho kicks out at two. Taker sends Show to the outside. Taker picks up Jericho for the last ride, but Jericho has the belt and he smashes Taker in the head. Jericho slowly makes the pin, but Taker is able to kick out at two.
Jericho teases the Tombstone, but Taker reverses into tombstone position. Big Show catches Undertaker with the knockout punch and goes for the pin on Undertaker but Jericho breaks things up. Jericho goes for the cover but Show breaks things up. Jericho tries for the code breaker, but Show catches him and tosses him aside before hitting the knockout punch.
Big Show tries for the chokeslam on Taker, but the Undertaker is able to counter with Hell’s gate. Undertaker clamps down, and Big Show is forced to tap.
Winner: The Undertaker
– Josh Matthews interviews Sheamus, Drew McIntyre and The Miz backstage. Drew says tonight, everyone saw what Vince McMahon has seen all along. Sheamus talks about not being able to find competition in WWE and The Miz does his usual.
Traditional Survivor Series Match: Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, Layla, Alicia Fox and Jillian Hall vs. Mickie James, Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly, Eve and Melina
Out first for the next match is Michelle McCool with the rest of her Diva partners. Out next is Team Mickie with all the members in tow.
Kelly Kelly and Layla are starting things out for their respective teams. Layla takes Kelly down and pounds away at her head before trying for a quick cover. Layla hits a low dropkick to Kelly’s back and goes for another quick cover but it’s not enough to hold her down. Layla misses a kick in the cover but Kelly sells it anyways. Kelly starts to fight back, and is able to hit her step up leg drop, getting the pin and eliminating Layla. McCool is in and she pounds away at Kelly, who is forced to tag out to Kim. Kim tries for a hurricarana, but McCool turns it into the Styles Clash and eliminates Kim with a pin.
Melina sends McCool into the ropes and hits a double knee drop to her back. McCool goes for a kick but Melina ducks into a back bride to fight out of it. McCool grabs Melina by her hair though and slams her down to the mat. McCool picks Melina up, but Melina counters into a sunset flip powerbomb to put McCool’s shoulders to the mat for a three count.
Winners: Melina and Mickie James
– We go to ringside with Striker, Cole and Lawler. They replay Batista’s attack on Rey Mysterio earlier. Todd Grisham interviews Batista in the back. Batista says Rey was embarrassed tonight and Batista was embarrassed for him. Batista walks off.
WWE Title Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H vs. John Cena
The DX music hits first for tonight’s main event as Shawn Michaels and Triple H come out together, as DX. They get a nice pop from the crowd. DX wait on John Cena and finally his music hits. Out comes the WWE Champion to a mixed reaction from the crowd. We get formal ring introductions as the match gets ready to begin.
HBK hits Triple H with Sweet Chin Music right off the bat and everyone is shocked.
Michaels and Cena square off with Micheals hitting a quick neckbreaker. Michaels chops away at Cena, and connects with a Thesz press. Michaels chops away at Cena in the corner, but Cena is able to fight back with a bulldog. Cena connects with a fisherman suplex, and he sends Michaels into opposite corners hard. Michaels ends up hung up on the top turnbuckle, and Cena kicks away at him, getting him right in position for the AA, but Michaels fights out into a modified DDT.
Michaels hits Cena with a chop block that puts him on his back, and he continues to work over the knee, kicking away at it, and hitting another chop block. Michaels locks in the figure four, and Cena screams in pain.
Cena is able to turn Michaels over, reversing the pressure and forcing Michaels to break the hold. Michaels and Cena trade chops and punches respectively, with Cena getting the upper hand with a shoulder block. Cena goes for another shoulder block, but Michaels side steps him and Cena flies to the outside. Michaels launches himself over the ropes and wipes out Cena with a slingshot cross body.
Michaels starts to take apart the announce table, but when he picks up Cena, Cena catches him in position for the AA. Triple H breaks it up, but Michaels turns right around into a spinebuster through the table from the Game.
HHH goes to work on Cena, sending him into the ring. Cena fights back with a couple of right hands, but he’s quick to fall victim to a spinebuster. HHH goes for the pin, but Cena kicks out at two. Triple H punches away at Cena, keeping him down on the mat, before picking him up and launching him into the corner. HHH pounds on Cena for a bit before launching him again into the opposite corner. Hunter goes for the pin again, but Cena is still able to kick out.
HHH hits a neck breaker, but it’s only good for another near fall. HHH charges Cena in the corner, but Cena gets his knees up and fights back. HHH surprises Cena with a predigree attempt out of nowhere, but Cena fights out and slingshots HHH into the corner. Cena is slow back to his feet, and he falls victim to a quick lariat from HHH, again good for a near fall.
Triple H and Cena trade blows in the middle of the ring and Cena is able to get the upper hand with dual shoulder blocks before his modified belly to back suplex. Cena hits the five knuckle shuffle before stalking Triple H for the Attitude Adjuster. Michaels breaks it up and sends Cena shoulder first into the ring post. HHH and Michaels stare each other down in the middle of the ring.
HHH sends Cena to the outside and that allows Michaels to hit a couple of inverted atomic drops and chops, but when Michaels comes off the ropes, HHH catches him with a high knee before following it up with a face buster. Michaels hits a flying forearm, and kips up, but it’s right into a spinebuster from HHH. Triple H tries for the pedigree, but Micheals counters into a backdrop.
Michaels goes to the top turnbuckle where he almost falls off before he’s crotched by John Cena. Cena goes up to a different corner, and goes for a top rope leg drop on HHH, but Triple H moves. Michaels connects with a big elbow drop, but he’s sent to the outside by Triple H. Cena locks in the STF on HHH out of nowhere in the middle of the ring.
Michaels comes in from behind and locks in the Crossface on John Cena, forcing him to break the STF. Cena stands up with Michaels on his shoulders, but Michaels battles out, only to be put into the STF.
HBK is able to make it into the ropes to force Cena to break the hold. Michaels connects with Sweet Chin Music on Cena and follows it up with another on Triple H, who lands on top of Cena. The ref starts the count, but Cena kicks out at two!
Both men are slow to get to their feet, but when they do, Cena catches Triple H with the Adjuster, but Cena looks exhausted. Michaels makes his way back into the ring, slowly, and both Cena and Michaels crawl to make the pin. Both men make the pin on Triple H but he kicks out at two.
Michaels tries for Sweet Chin Music again on Cena but he blocks. There’s a crazy series of events with everyone trying for their finisher. Michaels hits the superkick on Triple H again, and Cena connects with an Adjuster on Michaels on top of Hunter. Cena pins Triple H, gets the three, and retains the title.
Winner: John Cena
– We go to replays and the 2009 Survivor Series goes off the air with John Cena celebrating with his WWE Title on the ramp as DX tries to recover in the ring.