– The 2017 WWE Survivor Series Kickoff pre-show opens live from Houston, Texas as fans enter the Toyota Center. Renee Young welcomes us and she’s joined by WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels and Peter Rosenberg. They talk about tonight’s RAW vs. SmackDown theme and run down the matches. Renee leads us to a video for tonight’s six-man match with The Shield vs. The New Day. Shawn, Lawler, Renee and Rosenberg all predict The Shield to win. Renee sends us backstage to Charly Caruso in the Social Media Lounge. She will be joined by WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz later. Fans can submit questions with the #AskTheMiz hashtag. Charly sends us to Sam Roberts, who is outside with a bunch of fans chanting. Sam talks about last night’s WWE NXT “Takeover: WarGames” event and tonight’s pay-per-view. We go back to Renee for more hype on tonight’s show.
– Captain Becky Lynch is backstage with the rest of Team SmackDown. Natalya interrupts with a whistle and asks who’s excited to see her decimate & dominate tonight. Becky says they don’t have time for antics and asks Natalya to shut up. Becky goes back to her speech with everyone else chiming in. Lana mentions how Tamina Snuka will take care of Nia Jax tonight. Becky says they will prove SmackDown is the show tonight. They all appear to be on the same page as we go back to the panel. Shawn and Rosenberg predict Team RAW will win the women’s match but Lawler and Renee disagree. We get hype for Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair as Bliss joins the panel. She mentions preparing for a match against Natalya and not Flair, but she’s ready. Bliss goes on until Flair joins the panel, live from the backstage area. They have some heated words before Flair challenges Bliss to add her to “the stable” tonight. Bliss insists she will humiliate Flair tonight. Renee leads us to another break.
Elias vs. Matt Hardy
We go to ringside as Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined by Corey Graves and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T for our first match of the night. JoJo is in the ring to introduce Elias, who has a guitar and a spotlight. Elias plugs Survivor Series and knocks Houston before beginning his latest song as fans boo. Elias calls Texans the worst part about the USA in the song. The music interrupts and out comes Matt Hardy.
Back and forth to start as they trade holds. Hardy takes Elias down first. Hardy hits a side Russian leg sweep and goes to the top for an elbow drop. Hardy with the first pin attempt. Elias retreats to the ropes as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Hardy remains in control. Matt drops Elias and drops an elbow for a 2 count. Elias uses the top rope to drop Hardy with a shot to the neck now. Elias takes control and works on the left arm and shoulder now, slamming it against the apron. Elias brings it back in the ring and works Hardy over, taking a second to show off some. They go to the corner and the referee warns Elias. Elias continues working on the arm, sending Matt back down a few more times. Elias with another pin attempt.
Elias keeps Hardy grounded with an arm submission now. Elias drives Hardy’s shoulder into his knee and we get a replay. Hardy ends up hitting a Side Effect on the apron, falling to the floor as Elias rolls back into the ring. The referee counts but Hardy makes it back in. They trade shots and Hardy unloads with his one good arm. Fans chant “delete!” as Hardy unloads with head shots into the turnbuckles. Hardy with a running clothesline and a bulldog.
Elias misses a shot and Hardy nails another Side Effect for a 2 count. Elias sends Hardy to the corner but Hardy elbows him and drops him. Hardy with an elbow drop from the second rope for a 2 count. Matt looks to put Elias away now as fans pop. Elias blocks the Twist of Fate and sends Matt shoulder-first into the steel ring post. Elias nails Drift Away for the win.
– After the match, Elias stands tall and has his arm raised. We go to replays.
– We go back to the panel for quick reactions to the mat and more plugs for tonight’s card. We see The Miz backstage preparing for his interview with Charly. Renee sends us to a preview for animated movie “Ferdinand,” starring John Cena. We get a look at recent social media beef between The Miz and Baron Corbin. We go backstage to The Miz and Charly Caruso in the Social Media Lounge. Miz says the time to talk is over, he’s ready to fight tonight. He takes a few questions and says RAW will reign supreme tonight, but not thanks to Kurt Angle, thanks to The Miz. We go back to the panel. Shawn gives the edge to Miz in tonight’s match. Renee sends us back to the ring.
WWE Cruiserweight Title Match: Kalisto vs. Enzo Amore
WWE 205 Live announcers Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness are on commentary now. Kalisto makes his way out first as Greg Hamilton does the introductions. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore is out next.
Enzo cuts a promo on the way to the ring, taking his time to get down the ramp. The bell rings and Enzo goes right to work on Kalisto, taking him to the corner. Enzo with shoulder thrusts as the referee warns him. Kalisto finally gets a shot in and comes out of the corner. Kalisto unloads with kicks to bring Enzo down. Kalisto goes for the Salida del Sol but Enzo escapes to the floor. Kalisto looks to run the ropes for a dive but Enzo walks away. Kalisto chases Enzo back into the ring and springboards in with a sunset bomb for a close 2 count. Enzo turns it back around and works Kalisto over as we go to another break.
Back from the break and Enzo runs over Kalisto with a clothesline for a 2 count. Enzo shoves Kalisto back into the corner and stomps away. Enzo slams Kalisto out of the corner for another pin attempt. Enzo keeps Kalisto grounded now. Kalisto fights up but Enzo takes him back to the corner. Enzo turns Kalisto upside down and kicks him as the referee warns him. Enzo takes his time but runs with a diving forearm while Kalisto is upside down. Enzo with another 2 count.
Enzo puts a knee to the back and clubs Kalisto while he’s down. Enzo with another headlock to keep Kalisto grounded. Kalisto looks for another SDS attempt but Enzo shuts him down. Enzo turns Kalisto upside down in the corner again and stomps. Enzo goes for another diving forearm but Kalisto pulls himself up and Enzo collides with the turnbuckle. Kalisto climbs up and hits a moonsault but he’s unable to make the pin attempt. Kalisto makes a comeback with some offense now.
Kalisto with a knee in the corner and a Death Valley Bomb. Kalisto kicks Enzo in the face and hits a hurricanrana into a modified DDT. Enzo grabs the rope for safety. Kalisto goes for Salida del Sol but it’s blocked. Enzo tries to retreat but he ends up pulling Kalisto to the apron. The referee tries to separate them. Enzo drops Kalisto on the apron with a right hand. Enzo tries to drop Kalisto on the apron but Kalisto holds on and blocks it. Enzo ends up pulling Kalisto into an exposed piece of the turnbuckle. Enzo follows up with the JawdonZo for the pin.
Winner: Enzo Amore
– After the match, Enzo takes the title and celebrates winning tonight’s only title match. We go back to the panel.
– Renee re-introduces the panel and we get more talk on tonight’s RAW vs. SmackDown brand supremacy battle. We go down to the arena floor with Sam Roberts and a bunch of fans. Sam and the fans are ready. We go back to the panel and get another video package for Team RAW vs. Team SmackDown. Lawler and Rosenberg believe the blue brand will win the men’s match but HBK goes with the red brand. The panel talks more before sending us back to the ring.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze and Fandango
Tom Phillips welcomes us back to the ring. He’s joined by Byron Saxton and Corey Graves. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are out first for our final Kickoff match. Owens takes the mic and says they didn’t come to WWE to face guys like Breezango. Sami says this match is a disgrace and an insult to the very 2 best Superstars on SmackDown, that they have been relegated to having a match with Breezango. Owens goes on and mentions how this is the same building he won the WWE Intercontinental Title and the WWE Universal Title. Fans cheer but Owens tells them to shut the hell up. Owens says he and Sami should be leading Team SmackDown tonight and making history but they’re not because of Shane McMahon. Sami agrees. They go on until the music interrupts and out comes Breezango.
Fandango and Tyler Breeze work the mic on the way to the ring, about Owens and Sami’s fashion violations. Fandango calls Sami a paper boy. They go on and it’s time for the bell. Owens immediately attacks Fandango but Fandango kicks him and dropkicks him. Sami comes in but Fandango dropkicks him as well. Owens and Sami regroup on the floor while Breezango tosses tickets at them. We go to break.
Back from the break and Breezango double teams Sami. Breeze with a 2 count. Breeze ends up working over Sami on the floor. Sami turns it around as they bring it back in, thanks to Owens. Sami unloads on Breeze and drops him with a clothesline. Owens talks trash to Breeze as Sami shows off some. We get a replay. Owens tags in and unloads on Breeze in the corner now. Sami comes back in and they keep control with tags. Sami stops Breeze from making the tag. Owens comes back in for a senton and a pin attempt. Owens keeps control and keeps Breeze grounded.
Sami comes back in but Fandango finally gets the hot tag. Fandango unloads and drops Owens on the apron. Fandango with a DDT and a close 2 count on Sami. Owens comes back in and ends up flooring Breeze on the floor. Fandango goes up top for the Last Dance on Sami but Owens makes the save. Owens tags in and hits the pop-up powerbomb on Fandango for the pin.
Winners: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
– After the match, Sami and Owens stand tall in the middle of the ring as we go to replays. Owens and Sami celebrate as we go back to the panel.
– Renee sends us to Kayla Braxton, who is backstage with WWE Champion AJ Styles. Styles won’t reveal his strategy but says he doesn’t fear Brock Lesnar. He is a little afraid of what might happen in the ring tonight but nothing is wrong with that as fear is a good thing because he jumps higher, moves faster and hits a lot harder. AJ says he will have to be better than great tonight, he will have to be phenomenal. Jinder Mahal walks in and stares AJ down. Jinder smiles at AJ before leaving. Renee sends us to a video package on Styles vs. Lesnar. We go back to the panel for talk on Lesnar vs. Styles. Lawler, Michaels and Rosenberg all pick Lesnar to win. The panel runs down the card once again. Renee wraps the pre-show and that’s it for Kickoff as we see The Shield backstage warming up. We also see The New Day heading out.
– The 2017 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view opens with a video package.
– We’re live from Houston as Michael Cole welcomes us to a sold-out Toyota Center. He’s joined by Byron Saxton and Corey Graves.
The New Day vs. The Shield
We go right to the ring for tonight’s first match from the pay-per-view card. The music hits as The New Day comes out. Big E, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston all work the mic on the way to the ring and after entering. We go to a video package on this match.
We see that Cole, Graves, Saxton are calling the show with WWE Hall of Famer Booker T and Tom Phillips tonight. The New Day dances until the entrance interrupts them and out comes The Shield through the crowd – Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. Kofi starts off with Ambrose as they trade holds.
The crowd is hot already with dueling chants. Ambrose drops Kofi first with a smack to the mouth. Kofi laughs at him and tags in Woods. Rollins also tags in and locks up with Woods. Woods ties the arm up but Rollins drops him with a punch. Big E tags in next. Rollins stares at him and says a few words. Rollins looks at Reigns and he smiles before tagging in. Reigns and Big E circle each other as they stare each other down. They lock up and trade holds. Reigns hits Big E with a shoulder but Big E comes right back with one of his own, which drops Reigns. Big E dances over Reigns but Reigns ends up dropping him with a shoulder. Big E gets right back up and talks some trash, then tells Reigns to suck it. Reigns with a Samoan Drop for a 2 count.
All six Superstars get involved for a minute. The Shield clotheslines Kofi and Big E over the top to the floor. Woods turns around and sees The Shield. Ambrose ends up unloading on Woods in the corner with stomps. Reigns tags back in and hits a big clothesline. Rollins tags in and goes to the top for a big punch as Reigns holds Woods. Ambrose quickly tags in for some fast-paced double teaming. Ambrose with a 2 count on Woods.
Kofi tags in with a springboard and goes to work on The Shield, sending Rollins out. Kofi unloads on Ambrose now. Kofi with the Boom Drop. Kofi rallies the crowd but misses a Trouble In Paradise. Ambrose counters and goes for Dirty Deeds but it’s blocked as Big E tags in and unloads on Ambrose in the corner. The New Day keeps Ambrose down in their corner with several tags and the Unicorn Stampede. Ambrose gets right up and takes Big E down. Woods tags in and stops Ambrose from tagging. Woods beats Ambrose down in the corner again as the referee warns him. Ambrose takes another Unicorn Stampede.
Reigns drops off the apron and runs over to attack Kofi while Rollins attacks Woods. Ambrose drops Big E in the ring. Ambrose runs the ropes and nails a dive on Woods. Big E spears Ambrose off the apron to the floor. Rollins can’t believe it. We get a replay of the spear. Big E brings Ambrose back into the ring and covers for a 2 count. The WWE Network cuts out and comes back to Woods sending Ambrose into the corner with a headbutt. Woods takes Ambrose to the top and climbs up for a superplex. Ambrose counters and sends Woods to the mat face first. Big E tags in while Ambrose is still sitting up top. Big E climbs up for a belly-to-belly superplex now. Ambrose breaks the attempt and sends Big E to the mat. Ambrose nails a missile dropkick.
Kofi comes in but Rollins finally gets the tag. Rollins unloads and hits a Blockbuster on Kofi. Rollins with a Slingblade for a 2 count as Kofi kicks out. More back and forth. Rollins hits a big Buckle Bomb on Woods and in comes Reigns with a follow-up lariat. Reigns covers for a 2 count on Woods. Reigns waits for Woods to get up. Woods dodges the Superman Punch and rolls Reigns up for a 2 count. Woods slides out of a Samoan Drop. They run the ropes and Reigns eventually nails the Superman Punch. Reigns gets hyped up instead of making the pin. Reigns readies for the spear but Woods catches him with a kick to the face. Reigns with a Superman Punch on Woods as Big E comes in. Big E with a belly-to-belly on Reigns as Ambrose tags in. Big E goes for Big Ending on Ambrose but Rollins stops the Midnight Hour and superkicks Big E. Rollins drags Kofi back into the ring. Rollins hits the high knee and Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on Kofi but Woods breaks the pin just in time.
Woods drags Kofi over and tags himself in. Rollins superkicks Woods to the mat. Rollins yells for them to end it now. Ambrose and Reigns drive Big E into the barrier on the outside. Ambrose and Reigns go after Kofi and send him to the barrier next. They return to the apron. Reigns tags in, as does Ambrose. They go for the Shield-style triple powerbomb but Big E pulls Reigns to the floor, decks him and sends him into the steel steps. Kofi goes in and hits Trouble In Paradise to Rollins. Woods unloads on Ambrose. The New Day triple teams Reigns on the floor now. Woods returns to the ring and goes after Ambrose. Big E tags in and scoops Ambrose for an assisted kick from Woods from the apron. Woods lifts Big E on his shoulders while Kofi goes to the top. They catapult Kofi’s splash onto Ambrose. Big E follows up with another splash. Ambrose is laid out.
The New Day wastes some time as they plan the next move to Ambrose. Rollins has returned to the ring but he’s stumbling around. Big E scoops Rollins and Ambrose at once. Woods and Kofi go to the second rope for a super double Midnight Hour. Kofi covers Ambrose but Reigns runs in and spears Big E onto them, breaking the pin attempt up. Fans chant “this is awesome” now. Reigns tags in as the legal man now. Both teams face off from their corners. They rush each other and a big brawl breaks out. Big E gets sent out by Ambrose. Rollins takes out Woods on the floor. Ambrose with Dirty Deeds to the floor. Rollins drops Woods with a knee on the floor. Kofi and Reigns go at it now. Kofi misses a stomp from the top and Reigns follows right up with a spear. Rollins and Ambrose join Reigns in the ring now. Ambrose and Rollins lift Kofi to Reigns while he’s up top. They climb up with him and hit a super triple powerbomb from the top. Ambrose covers Kofi for the win.
Winners: The Shield
– After the match, The Shield stands tall and has their arms raised. We go to replays. Ambrose, Reigns and Rollins celebrate as The New Day recovers on the outside.
– Back from a break and RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon is backstage with the women’s red brand team. Stephanie talks everyone up and gets them hyped for the first 5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match. Team RAW rushes off to the ring.
5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match: Team SmackDown (Captain Becky Lynch, Natalya, Tamina Snuka, Carmella, Naomi) vs. Team RAW (Captain Alicia Fox, Asuka, Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, Bayley)
We go to the ring and out first comes Captain Becky Lynch for our first Traditional Elimination Match. Carmella is out next with her Money In the Bank briefcase. Natalya is out next, followed by Tamina Snuka with Lana, and Naomi is out last. Captain Alicia Fox is out first for her team. Bayley is out next as Fox waits at ringside. They hug. Sasha Banks is out next, followed by Nia Jax and then Asuka.
Fox starts off with Becky as the captains go at it to lock up. Fox takes it to the corner and the referee breaks them. Fox with a knee to the gut and more offense to take control. Fox with some slaps and trash talking in the corner. Becky kicks Fox to the mat and runs her over. Becky charges with a forearm in the corner and keeps control of Fox. Fox dumps Becky to the apron but Becky drops her Becky goes to the top and hits a big leg drop for a 2 count.
Becky waits for Fox to get up and goes for the Disarm Her. Fox gets to the ropes and breaks it. Fox elbows Becky and Bayley tags herself in. Becky with a Bexploder to Fox. Bayley comes from behind and rolls Becky up for the first pin. Becky has been eliminated.
Natalya comes in and goes at it with Bayley now, working her over in the corner. Natalya keeps control and hits a suplex for a 2 count. Natalya with knees in the corner now. Tamina tags in as some fans chant for Lana. Bayley avoids a splash in the corner and turns it around on Tamina. Asuka tags in and unloads on Tamina with kicks and knees. Fox tags right back in and takes over for a quick double team to Tamina in the corner. Bayley tags right back in. Tamina drops Bayley with a punch and takes her back to the blue brand corner. Tamina unloads on Bayley and Natalya tags back in to keep the attack going. Natalya runs into an elbow. Bayley drops Natalya, Tamina and Carmella, then Naomi from the corner. Natalya decks Bayley and tags in Carmella for some double team stomping on Bayley.
Carmella gets elbowed by Bayley. Bayley tosses Tamina to the floor but Carmella takes advantage and superkicks Bayley. Tamina goes to the top and nails the big Superfly splash on Bayley for the pin. Bayley has been eliminated.
Nia comes in and faces off with Tamina for a family face off. Nia drops Naomi on the apron and taunts Tamina. They lock up and break. Nia connects with a headbutt. Tamina comes right back with a headbutt of her own. They face off again. They collide with headbutts now and both stumble around. Nia rams Tamina back into the corner and gets riled up, hitting a splash next. Nia with a cannonball on Tamina for a close 2 count. Tamina ends up trying to scoop Nia for a Samoan Drop but it’s blocked. Nia decks her and goes for a Samoan Drop but it’s blocked. Nia charges and knocks Lana off the apron as she jumps up. Tamina with two superkicks to knock Nia out of the ring.
Naomi ends up coming off the apron to take out Nia on the floor. Tamina follows and ducks a Jax clothesline. Tamina drops Nia with another superkick on the floor. Tamina returns to the steel steps as the referee counts. Tamina with a crossbody off the steel steps. Nia gets counted out. Nia has been eliminated.
Fox comes in and yells for Nia to come back. Naomi comes from behind and rolls Fox up for a 2 count. Naomi takes Fox to the corner now. Naomi eventually knocks Fox off the top with an enziguri. Naomi goes for a split-legged moonsault but Fox blocks it and turns it around. They trade shots. Naomi counters the tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Naomi with a close 2 count. The referee actually counted a 3 count but it sure didn’t look like it. Fox has been eliminated.
Sasha comes right in and applies the Banks Statement to Naomi. She taps out. Naomi has been eliminated.
Carmella comes in and hits a suplex on Sasha for a 2 count. Asuka gets the tag and unloads on Carmella in the corner. Asuka with more kicks to Carmella. Asuka with a Hip Attack on Carmella for another 2 count. Carmella ends up turning it around on Asuka and hitting a Bronco Buster. Carmella taunts Sasha and then slaps Asuka. This angers Asuka. Carmella with another shot as Asuka gets to her feet. Asuka goes on and floors Carmella with a kick for the pin. Carmella has been eliminated.
It’s down to Asuka and Banks vs. Tamina and Natalya. Natalya comes in but gets hit with a double suplex. Sasha with a 2 count on Natalya. Natalya slaps Sasha now. Sasha fires back with a big shot. Natalya ends up hitting the discus clothesline for a 2 count. Sasha with forearms and a dropkick to Natalya. Sasha with the double knees in the corner. Sasha drops Natalya over the ropes and hits the other double knees. Sasha with the Banks Statement on Natalya. Tamina breaks the hold. Sasha walks over to Tamina but Natalya rolls her up from behind for a 2 count. Natalya drops Sasha hard in the corner. Natalya with the Sharpshooter on Banks for the submission. Tamina knocks Asuka off the apron as Sasha taps. Sasha has been eliminated.
Asuka looks on from the floor as Natalya and Tamina stand tall. Asuka enters the ring and Natalya attacks her in the corner. Tamina and Natalya double team Asuka now with stomps. They hit a double suplex. Tamina picks Asuka up but Asuka fights her. Fans chant for Asuka as Tamina hits a powerslam for a 2 count. Tamina with another slam to Asuka before going up. Tamina misses the Superfly splash as Asuka rolls out of the way. Asuka hits a jumping armbar on Tamina and makes her tap. Tamina has been eliminated.
Natalya comes in and goes right to work on Asuka. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Asuka counters and applies a submission but Natalya breaks it. Natalya with a kick. Asuka ducks the discus clothesline and drops Natalya with a spin kick. Asuka drives Natalya into the mat and applies the Asuka Lock for the submission. Asuka wins.
Winner and Sole Survivor: Asuka from Team RAW
– After the match, Asuka stands tall as her music hits. We go to replays.
– RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon is backstage with SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan bragging about the first two matches. Bryan says Team RAW just got lucky. They have some friendly back & forth with Bryan looking back at beating The Authority at WrestleMania a few years back. Stephanie leaves after pointing out how Bryan will have full control over SmackDown once Shane McMahon is taken out.
WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz (RAW) vs. WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin (SmackDown)
Back from a break and out first comes WWE United States Champion Baron Corbin. We see some of the international announce teams in the arena for tonight’s event. WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz is out next with Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas. Miz stops and kisses Maryse at ringside as she’s in the front row.
Back and forth to start. Corbin is distracted by The Miztourage on the outside. Miz tries to capitalize but it backfires. Corbin blows a kiss at Maryse and tells her that’s how a real man does it. Miz comes back and attacks Corbin. Miz ends up ramming Corbin into the apron and bringing it back into the ring. Corbin boots him. Corbin kicks Miz off the apron, back into the barrier. We get a replay.
Corbin keeps control and brings it back into the ring. Fans do dueling chants before Miz takes out the knee to turn it around. Corbin gets sent to the floor but he lands on his feet. Miz tries to come through the ropes as The Miztoruage distracts Corbin but Corbin drops Miz on the floor. Corbin brings it back in the ring but Bo takes out Corbin’s knee while the referee was distracted. Miz with a running knee to Corbin now. Miz keeps control and focuses on the knee now. Corbin blocks a Figure Four. Miz counters a move and takes the knee out again. Miz goes for the Figure Four and applies it in the middle of the ring. The hold is broken and Corbin catches Miz in a Deep Six for a 2 count.
Corbin limps but manages to hit a running shot to Miz in the corner. Miz comes off the second rope but Corbin catches him for a chokeslam but it’s blocked. Miz with another 2 count. Corbin goes to the floor and drops Axel with a big right hand. Corbin runs back in and clotheslines Miz. Corbin yanks Dallas into the ring from the apron. Corbin with End of Days on Dallas. Miz comes from behind and rolls Corbin up for a close 2 count. Miz blocks End of Days and hits a DDT for a 2 count.
Miz with the “yes!” kicks now. He misses the final kick but hits a pair of running dropkicks in the corner. Miz charges again but Corbin catches him in End of Days for the pin.
Winner: Baron Corbin
– After the match, Corbin stands tall as we get replays. Renee Young enters the ring for comments as Corbin dangles his belt over Miz’s face. Corbin says his hand went up while Miz’s mouth stayed closed. Corbin says to everyone in the arena and watching at home, he just shut their mouths too. Corbin leaves with the title in the air as his music hits.
– Charly Caruso is backstage with Paul Heyman for comments on tonight’s big champion vs. champion match. Heyman talks about how The Phenomenal One is in for a fight tonight.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. RAW Tag Team Champions The Bar
We go to the ring and out first comes RAW Tag Team Champions Sheamus & Cesaro. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos are out next.
The Usos work the mic on the way to the ring, talking bars. Sheamus and Jimmy Uso start things off and go at it. Sheamus drops Uso with a shoulder. They face off. Jey Uso comes in for some double teaming until Jimmy is back in as the legal man. They keep Sheamus near their corner with quick tags. Sheamus drops Uso and tags in Cesaro. Jey drops Cesaro on his head for a 2 count. Jimmy tags back in for a quick double team. Cesaro fights out of the corner and in comes Sheamus for some double teaming as the floor Uso.
The Bar stands tall for a mixed reaction. Sheamus doesn’t see Jimmy tag in as The Usos double team him again. Jimmy goes to dive out but Cesaro uppercuts him instead. Sheamus ends up dropping Uso on the floor and bringing him back into the ring. Sheamus goes to the top and nails a flying clothesline for a 2 count on Jimmy. Cesaro tags back in for a boot to the gut as Sheamus holds Jimmy. Cesaro keeps Jimmy down with a crossface now.
Sheamus keeps control of Jimmy and drops a knee in The Bar’s corner. Jimmy breaks free from a hold but Sheamus yanks him back into the corner and hits an Irish Curse backbreaker for a 2 count, preventing the tag again. Sheamus keeps Jimmy grounded now. Cesaro tags in and runs across the ring for a boot to Jey, knocking him off the apron. Jimmy goes to tag but no one is there. Cesaro ends up flooring Jimmy with an assisted uppercut as Sheamus covers for a 2 count. We get a replay. Sheamus with forearms to the chest on the apron now. Jimmy drops Sheamus’ neck down over the top rope as Sheamus wastes time. Sheamus tries to suplex Jimmy in from the apron but it’s blocked. Uso with an uppercut and a shot off the top rope. They both go down now.
Jey tries to rally fans for his brother. Jey and Cesaro tag in a the same time. Jey unloads and hits a big Samoan Drop. Jey goes for the Rikishi splash but Cesaro moves. Cesaro follows up with a big uppercut. Jey is dazed. Jey counters a whip and backdrops Cesaro into the turnbuckles. Jey nails the Rikishi splash now and covers for a close 2 count. Jey drops Sheamus off the apron with a right hand. Sheamus runs in, allowing The Usos to double team Cesaro as the referee is distracted. Jimmy tumbles to the floor with Sheamus as Jey covers Cesaro for another close 2 count.
Jey goes back to the top. Sheamus launches Jimmy into the barrier, distracting Jey. Cesaro charges and uppercuts Jey, bringing him down from the top. Jey slides out of a move and nails an uppercut. Sheamus hits Jey while the referee is distracted. Cesaro with the Cesaro Swing on Jey. Cesaro with the Sharpshooter now. Sheamus runs in and stops Jimmy with a Brogue Kick. Cesaro stops Jey from getting the bottom rope and tightens the Sharpshooter. Jey finally makes it to the rope to break the hold. Sheamus with another cheap shot as Cesaro distracts the referee. Cesaro floors Jey and covers for another close pin attempt.
Sheamus has White Noise blocked. Jey drops Cesaro off the apron and sends Sheamus into the ring post. Jey comes off the top but Sheamus catches him in mid-air. Cesaro tags in for the double team White Noise. Cesaro with a 2 count on Jey as Jimmy breaks the pin just in time. The Bar launches Jimmy into the middle rope and he falls out to the floor. Sheamus is the legal man now. They go for a double team move in the corner but Jey fights them both with punches. Cesaro brings them down hard with a powerbomb but Jimmy runs in to superkick Cesaro. Jey with a close 2 count on Sheamus after a Samoan Drop. Fans chant “this is awesome” again.
Jimmy reaches for the tag but Sheamus holds his leg. Cesaro is not on the apron for the tag. Jey drops Sheamus with a kick to the head. Jimmy tags in and they double superkick Cesaro. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick as The Usos unload on him with superkicks. Jimmy leaps off the top and takes out Cesaro on the floor. Jey comes off the top with the Superfly splash on Sheamus for the pin.
Winners: The Usos
– After the match, The Usos take their titles and stand tall. We go to replays with The Usos celebrating. The Usos raise the titles as we see it’s now 2-2 for the night.
– Back from a break and Charly is with Jason Jordan in the back. Fans boo him. Jordan says he’s collected his thoughts but he still feels terrible that he may never get the chance to wrestle with his dad Kurt Angle again. Like he told Angle on RAW, he would be 100% in time for tonight and he is. Jordan says he’s ready to go if his teammates need anything. He hopes to see Team RAW get the win tonight. Charly asks if that means Triple H too. Jordan clears it up – he hopes Triple H gets eliminated and then Team RAW pics up the victory.
– We see rapper Travis Scott at ringside. Cole plugs the 2018 Survivor Series weekend taking place in Los Angeles.
– Cole shows us video from the SmackDown Women’s Title change last week and WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair’s appearance.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss
We go to the ring and out first comes SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair. We see more international announce teams in the arena tonight. RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss is out next.
The bell rings and they lock up. Flair sends Bliss to the mat and she rolls to the floor for an early breather. Flair tells Bliss to bring it. Bliss teases coming back in but she just taunts Flair. Bliss finally comes back in as they stare each other down. Fans do dueling chants. They lock up and Flair takes it to the ropes. The referee breaks them. They lock up again and Flair takes it to the corner. Bliss with a kick to the gut. They trade shots. Flair drops Bliss on the apron. Bliss yanks Charlotte to the floor by using her arm. We get a replay.
Bliss brings it back into the ring and covers for a 2 count. Bliss dropkicks Flair back out to the floor. Bliss with some trash talking and a dropkick into the steel steps. Bliss brings it back in for another 2 count. Bliss keeps Flair grounded now, putting an elbow into her ribs. Flair tries to fight back but Bliss drops her for another pin attempt. Bliss with several boots to the body. Bliss takes Flair back to the corner and talks some trash. Bliss with more stomps before yelling at the referee following a warning. Flair with an elbow to the mouth. They trade a pin attempt and Bliss sends Flair face first into the turnbuckle. Bliss goes right back to working on the ribs.
Flair blocks a move and suplexes Bliss into the turnbuckles. Flair goes to the top for a moonsault but she has to kick Bliss away. She stands up for the move but Bliss kicks her legs out. Flair gets hit again and ends up on her head on the mat. The referee checks on Flair as Bliss goes back to the top for Twisted Bliss. Flair rolls but Bliss hits her with knees to the ribs and covers for another pin attempt. Bliss shows frustration now. Flair counters a sunset flip and powers up with Bliss. Flair looks to turn it back around but Bliss counters with a pin attempt for a 2 count.
Bliss with another kick to the ribs. Bliss hits the sunset bomb for a 2 count. Flair blocks a DDT. They trade more shots now. Flair with chops. Bliss takes Flair down and tries for a guillotine. Bliss gets it locked in. Flair powers to her feet with the hold still applied. Flair turns that into a sitdown powerbomb for a 2 count. Flair goes for the Figure Four but Bliss punches her in the nose and stops it.
Flair charges with Natural Selection out of nowhere but Bliss kicks out just in time. Flair positions Bliss and steps on her. Flair goes to the top for a moonsault but Bliss rolls out of the way and Flair lands hard. Bliss with another 2 count. More back and forth. Bliss with more frustration. Flair ends up hitting a big spear but she can’t get the pin. They’re both down as fans count with the referee. Bliss with a running dropkick to the ribs in the corner. Bliss with kicks to the ribs now. The referee backs her off and checks on Flair. Bliss talks some trash and stands on Flair’s back, then double stomps. Bliss goes to the top now.
Bliss goes for Twisted Bliss but Flair gets her knees up. Flair charges with a big boot to the face. Flair with the Figure Eight as the crowd pops. Bliss taps for the submission.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
– After the match, Flair recovers and takes her title as the referee checks on Bliss. We go to replays. Flair stands tall as Bliss cries in the corner while clutching her title. SmackDown is up 3-2 now.
– Back from a break and we see MLB player Josh Reddick of the Houston Astros at ringside.
– We get a video package for the next match.
WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar (RAW) vs. WWE Champion AJ Styles (SmackDown)
Back to the ring and out first comes WWE Champion AJ Styles. We get a sidebar video of Jinder Mahal, who says he’s rooting for The Beast and he’s coming to take his title back from Styles. Out next comes WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman. JoJo does formal ring introductions. Heyman does the introduction for The Beast.
Fans do dueling chants for AJ and Suplex City before the bell. The bell rings and Lesnar kicks AJ into the corner with one boot, then follows up with shoulder thrusts. Lesnar tosses AJ across the ring. Lesnar fights AJ into another corner and launches him across the ring again. Lesnar chokes AJ in the corner as the referee warns him, then tosses him across the ring once again. Lesnar with more offense to AJ before standing on him as the referee counts.
Lesnar bounces around as AJ struggles to get up. Lesnar with more stomps in the corner. Lesnar drags AJ to another corner and keeps up the attack, hitting him with knees. Lesnar with a huge belly-to-belly overhead throw across the ring. Fans do more dueling chants as Lesnar puts the boot to AJ’s neck while he’s down.
Lesnar grabs AJ and hits the first German suplex of the match. AJ can barely get up now. Lesnar sends him out to the floor over the top and he lands hard. Lesnar bounces around the ring again. Lesnar goes to the floor and sends AJ face first into the German announce table. Lesnar brings AJ back into the ring as we get a replay. Lesnar taunts AJ and waits for him to get up. Lesnar with another German suplex, #3 according to Graves. Lesnar puts AJ in the corner and hits a big running knee to the face. Lesnar talks some trash as we get a replay.
Lesnar smiles as he tells AJ to come on and fight. Lesnar ducks AJ’s attempts. Lesnar catches a leg and floors AJ with a big blow to the chest. AJ gets up and starts unloading out of nowhere, taking Lesnar to the corner. Lesnar comes out of the corner with one knee and AJ goes back down. Lesnar scoops AJ for the F5 but AJ blocks it. Lesnar goes for another high knee in the corner but AJ moves and he hits the turnbuckles. AJ kicks the leg out and goes on to finally bring Lesnar down to the mat.
Fans chant for AJ as he continues to focus on the legs. AJ hits an enziguri that staggers Lesnar. AJ goes for a moonsault but Lesnar catches him in mid-air. AJ counters and looks for a tornado DDT but Lesnar drives him chin-first into the mat. AJ with a pele kick to the back of the neck while Lesnar is trying to get up. AJ goes to the apron and springboards in but Lesnar catches him with another huge German suplex. Lesnar and AJ both get up but they’re stunned.
AJ drops Lesnar and Lesnar hits the apron hard before going to the floor. AJ launches himself out of the ring and nails a big forearm to the head, putting Lesnar back down. AJ drives Lesnar knee-first into the steel ring steps. AJ runs and jumps off the steps, nailing a right hand to drop Lesnar again. AJ brings it back into the ring but Lesnar rocks him. AJ jumps up with an enziguri. Lesnar goes back down. AJ with a springboard moonsault from the middle rope. AJ goes to the apron for the springboard 450 and he hits it for a close 2 count. AJ calls for a Styles Clash but Lesnar turns it into the F5. AJ slides out of that and applies the Calf Crusher to Lesnar’s bad knee. Fans go wild.
Lesnar breaks the hold by just slamming AJ’s head into the mat several times. Fans chant “this is awesome” again. Lesnar goes for the F5 again but AJ holds on to the top rope. AJ nails Lesnar and springboards in with the Phenomenal Forearm for a very close 2 count. AJ goes back to the apron and removes his elbow pad. AJ springboards in but Lesnar catches him on his shoulders. Lesnar nails a big F5 and covers for the win.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
– After the match, Lesnar sits up in the corner as Heyman grabs the title and checks on him. AJ is still flat on his back as we go to replays. We come back to Lesnar still recovering before leaving with Heyman. The battle for brand supremacy is now tied at 3-3. Lesnar leaves with Heyman raising the title as AJ struggles to stay on his feet.
– Back from a break and we get a video package for tonight’s main event.
5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match: Team SmackDown (Captain Shane McMahon, John Cena, Bobby Roode, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura) vs. Team RAW (Captain Kurt Angle, Triple H, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe)
We go to the ring and out first comes Team RAW Captain Kurt Angle. The RAW General Manager waits as Finn Balor is out next to a pop. Samoa Joe is out next as fans chant for him, followed by Braun Strowman to another pop. Triple H is out last for Team RAW. Captain Shane McMahon is out first for Team SmackDown. The SmackDown Commissioner waits at the bottom of the ramp as Randy Orton joins him next. Bobby Roode is out next with his glorious entrance. Team RAW looks on as Shinsuke Nakamura makes his way out next. Free agent John Cena is out last for his team.
The two teams face off in the middle of the ring before the bell. The referee tries to get them to their corners. Braun just stares Shane down. Shane attacks Braun from behind as he walks away. The bell rings and Braun launches Shane across the ring. Shane quickly tags Orton in. Triple H laughs at Shane, who is shocked at Braun’s power. Joe and Orton start the match off by locking up.
Joe gets the early upperhand but Orton comes back with a headlock. The Network goes out for the second time during this pay-per-view and comes back to Orton blocking a Coquina Clutch attempt. Orton and Joe face off. Balor tags in. Nakamura wants the tag and fans agree with the “yes!” chant. Orton tags in Nakamura. Nakamura and Balor size each other up. Balor goes for the leg but Nakamura avoids it. Fans chant for NXT now. They trade holds. Nakamura taunts Balor against the ropes. Balor turns him around and does the taunting now. Balor kicks Nakamura in the gut and tries to take him down but Nakamura lands on his feet. They trade counters again and face off. Triple H reaches for the tag to face Nakamura. Balor tags him in.
Nakamura tells Triple H to bring it and they lock up. Triple H takes it to the corner. Fans do dueling chants for the two. Triple H rocks Nakamura in the corner and beats him down a bit. Nakamura comes from behind and takes Triple H to the corner for offense of his own. Nakamura drops Triple H with a kick. Triple H turns it back around and hits the Facebuster. Roode tags himself in and the crowd pops as he and Triple H face off.
Roode and Triple H meet in the middle of the ring for some words. Roode shoves The Game. Triple H gets back in his face. Roode does his glorious pose in Triple H’s face but Triple H drops him with a right. Roode fights back with strikes, taking Triple H to the corner. Roode with punches and chops. Roode comes out of the other corner with a clothesline on Triple H for a 2 count. Roode with more chops on Triple H against the ropes. Triple H catches Roode in a big Spinebuster. Triple H mocks Roode’s pose and tells him to suck it with a crotch chop. Roode counters a move and catches Triple H in a big Spinebuster of his own. Roode does his pose now. Triple H counters a Glorious DDT and goes for a Pedigree. That’s also blocked. Triple H rams Roode into the corner.
Angle tags in and nails a trio of German suplexes on Roode. Angle with more offense before they both go down with clotheslines at the same time. Nakamura and Triple H go at it again for a second. Nakamura gets Angle on his knees and drops him with strikes. Nakamura with a running shot in the corner and the high knee to the gut in the corner. Joe charges but Nakamura side-steps. Balor also comes in but Nakamura takes him down after Joe. Nakamura blocks a Pedigree from Triple H and drops him. Nakamura hits Kinshasa on Triple H but he doesn’t see that Braun tagged in.
Nakamura turns around to Braun but ducks. Nakamura ends up hitting a knee from the second rope on Braun. Braun catches Nakamura and hits a big powerslam for the pin. Nakamura has been eliminated.
Roode goes after Braun’s leg. Roode goes on and hits a Blockbuster but Braun kicks out at 1. Roode counters a running powerslam. Braun runs into a boot. Braun blocks another Blockbuster and hits the running powerslam. Roode has been eliminated.
Joe and Braun argue about who will stay in. They shove each other. Angle and Triple H try to keep the peace. Angle and Triple H argue now, also shoving each other. Orton comes from behind and drops them both. Orton knocks Balor off the apron. Cena also gets involved in the chaos. Orton with a powerslam on Joe. Cena and Orton stand tall in the ring. Braun enters and stares them down. Cena and Orton attack Braun at the same time but he shoves them away. The try again. Cena goes for an Attitude Adjustment but he can’t get Braun up. Braun blocks the RKO. Cena and Orton knock Braun out of the ring.
Braun drops Cena with a big right hand on the floor. Braun takes apart the announce tables at ringside next. Orton hits Braun from behind as he went to put Cena on the table. Cena and Orton try to double suplex Braun through an announce table but he resists. Roode and Nakamura come back over, with Shane, to help Cena and Orton put Braun through an announce table. Braun is laid out. Shane goes back into the ring and goes to the top for a big dive onto Braun. Joe comes from behind and launches Shane from the top to the mat. Joe waits for Shane to get up now. Joe with the Coquina Clutch on Shane but he slides out and kicks him. Cena tags in and unloads on Joe. Cena with a dropkick and a shoulder in the corner. Joe catches Cena with the inverted atomic drop and a big boot. Joe with a senton on Cena for a 2 count.
Joe works Cena over in the corner now. Fans do dueling chants for Cena now. Cena dodges Joe but runs back at him and Joe nails the Uranage. Balor tags in and goes to the top but Joe tags himself back in. They argue. Joe turns around to an AA from Cena. Balor comes off the top but Cena catches him. Cena hits the AA on Balor also. Cena with another AA on Joe for the pin. Joe has been eliminated.
Cena waits for someone to come in. Angle comes in and fans cheer. They lock up and Angle takes Cena down. Angle drops Cena with a shoulder tackle. Cena ends up dropping Angle with an elbow. Cena raises his arms for Angle to bring it. Cena goes to work on Angle but Angle fights back. Cena with shoulder tackles. Cena hits the big slam and goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Angle blocks it and drops Cena into the Ankle Lock. Cena kicks Angle away. Cena goes for the AA on Angle but he can’t get it. Angle with an Angle Slam on Cena as Shane breaks the pin attempt. Balor hits Coup de Grace on Cena from up high. Angle with another big Angle slam to Cena for the pin. Cena has been eliminated.
Orton comes in and goes to work on Angle with stomps. It’s now 4-2 RAW. Orton drops a knee but clutches the knee. Balor tags in and knocks Shane off the apron. Balor goes at it with Orton now. Balor drives Shane into the barrier. Balor goes back in and works over Orton. Balor hits a Slingblade and a dropkick into the corner. Balor goes to the top for Coup de Grace but Orton moves. Orton with the RKO on Balor for the pin. Balor has been eliminated.
Triple H drops Orton from behind and goes to work on him. Angle tags in and goes to the top. Orton pushes Triple H into the ropes, crotching Angle and causing him to fall to the mat. Orton with a backbreaker on Triple H. Shane has returned to the apron. Orton crawls for a tag. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens appear from the crowd, attacking Shane at ringside. They beat him down and toss him over the announce table. Shane fights back and hits them both with steel chair shots. Owens enters the ring but Orton hits him with the RKO. Shane beats Sami up the ramp with the chair.
Braun has returned to the apron now. Braun tags himself in and stares Orton down from behind. Orton turns around to a big clothesline from Braun. Braun scoops Orton for the running powerslam and the pin. Orton has been eliminated.
Shane watches from the bottom of the ramp as Braun stares him down. Shane has the chair taken from him. He stalls on the outside as Braun waits for him to come in. Shane finally enters the ring. Triple H tags himself in and Braun isn’t happy about it. The brother-in-laws face off and have some words. Angle tags himself in before Shane and Triple H can lock up. Angle and Triple H argue. Shane comes from behind and rolls Angle up for a 2 count. Shane with a sweep on Angle for another 2 count. Shane unloads with strikes in the corner. Shane with the elbow to drop Angle for another 2 count. Shane with another roll up for 2. Shane with a DDT on Angle for another quick pin attempt.
Angle ends up hitting the Angle Slam on Shane. Angle with the Ankle Lock on Shane now. Angle keeps the hold locked as Shane goes for the bottom rope. Angle pulls him back and tightens the hold. Triple H enters the ring and drops Angle with a Pedigree out of nowhere. Triple H stares Braun down now. Triple H moves Shane over and puts his arm over Angle for the pin. Angle has been eliminated.
Triple H is still staring at Braun. Triple H stands beside Shane now, still staring at Braun. Triple H checks on Shane as he hobbles to his feet. Triple H kicks Shane in the stomach and nails the Pedigree for the pin and the win.
Winners: Triple H and Braun Strowman of Team RAW
– After the match, Triple H starts smiling at Braun but Braun doesn’t look impressed. Team RAW won tonight, 4-3. Triple H raises Braun’s arm in the middle of the ring but Braun is just staring at him. Triple H celebrates some and raises Braun’s arm again. Braun shakes his head. Triple H tells Braun he’s the man and has some more words with him, raising his arm again. Triple H turns around to Braun grabbing him by the throat. Braun pushes Triple H down in the corner and tells him he will never play this game again if he tries to rob Braun again. Do you hear me? Triple H comes from behind and goes for a Pedigree but it’s blocked. Braun scoops Triple H and nails a big running powerslam in the middle of the ring. Braun stands tall as his music hits. Braun isn’t finished as he scoops Triple H for a second powerslam. Braun rips off his t-shirt and stands tall again as his music resumes. Braun leaves the ring and marches to the back. Triple H is laid out on his back in the ring. Survivor Series goes off the air.