Event: WWE Survivor Series 2014
From: Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri
Results By: Matt Boone (@MBoone420)
WWE Survivor Series 2014 Kickoff Show
We are welcomed to the WWE Survivor Series 2014 Kickoff Show by the expert panel. The crew welcomes us to the show and runs down some of the action before quickly sending things to the ring, where we are joined by Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL on commentary for our first Kickoff Show match.
Justin Gabriel vs. Fandango (with Rosa)
In the ring already is Justin Gabriel. Out next is the new-and-improved Fandango, accompanied by his new dance-partner, Rosa Mendes. The two have a whole new ring entrance, complete with a new theme song. Our first WWE Survivor Series Kickoff Show match is officially underway, as the bell sounds to start this one off.
Fandango jumps off to an early lead, and he's in new ring gear as well. He's got a fancy white shirt on with dress pants and dress shoes. Gabriel, by the way, is wearing some kind of skeleton ring attire.
Anyways, Fandango is in control of the offense with ease thus far, posing and dancing around in between spots and moves.
Fandango dominates the action throughout the entire match as the announcers spend most of the time putting over the "new-and-improved" Fandango, with Rosa as his new dance partner. In the end, Fandango hits his usual top-rope leg drop for the 1-2-3. Fandango wnis. Afterwards, he and Rosa dance around and celebrate their victory.
Back To The Kickoff Show Panel
Back to the expert panel, which features Renee Young, Alex Riley, Booker T and Paul Heyman, as we look ahead to some of the other matches scheduled for tonight's WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view.
Backstage: The Miz & Damien Mizdow
From there, we shoot backstage for a Miz and Damien Mizdow segment. Mizdow hold an empty picture frame, which is supposed to be a mirror. Miz looks into the "mirror," where Mizdow mimics all of Miz's movements and gestures. They talk about how a win tonight for The Miz is also a win for Mizdow. Same basic stuff we've been seeing from these two.
Bad News Barrett Has Some "Bad News" For Team Cena & Team Authority
After the panel talks about some other stuff scheduled for tonight, they are interrupted by some music. It's time, folks! Bad News Barrett makes his way out to his podium at the top of the stage. He says after a five and a half mnoth absence, he has returned. He references the Team Cena vs. Team Authority main event and the high-stakes stipulation. When he gets to John Cena, he says, "But John, I'm afraid I've got some bad news!" He talks about how The Authority is going to make his life a living hell. He then says, "It must be groundhog day, because Team Authority -- I'm afraid I've got some bad news!" He says if they lose, WWE will live under a new era -- the era of Bad News! He thanks us very much. His music plays and that'll do it for Bad News Barrett's Kickoff Show segment tonight. She closes by saying play time is over and when her title is on the line, like it is tonight, she's going to get the job dnoe. She walks off.
Backstage: Byron Saxton Interviews AJ Lee
Backstage, Byron Saxton is with the WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee. She mocks the drama going on between The Bella Twins and jokingly asks how she's going to manage tonight. She says she thinks somehow she'll be able to manage just fine.
Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter)
As the Kickoff Show panel continue debating and discussing some of tonight's matches, they are interupted by the theme song of none other than "The King of Swing." With that said, Cesaro makes his way to the ring and ultimately informs everyone in St. Louis that he offers his support tonight for Team Authority. He proceeds to do the same in six different languages, until finally, Jack Swagger, accompanied by Zeb Colter, interupts him.
Colter asks for the production truck to "cut the music." He says he's sick and tired of hearing about all of this foreign stuff. As he continues to talk, as he and Swagger move closer to the ring, Colter makes it clear that he and Swagger offer their support for Team Cena. He tells Cesaro that he's a brown-noser and now as they get closer to the ring, he's going to show what a real American does, which is roll their sleeves up and get the job done themselves. With that said, he leads the fans in a loud "We The People!" chant.
The bell rings and here we go with a one-on-one match between Cesaro and Swagger. Early on, Cesaro establishes dominance over Swagger, until out of nowhere Swagger looks to apply the Patriot Lock. Cesaro, however, ultimately breaks his way free.
Cesaro re-establishes control of the offense as the "U.S.A." chants break out in St. Louis. The announcers remind us that Cesaro and Swagger used to be a part of "The Real Americans" tag-team.
As the action continues, a loud "We The people" chant breaks out as Cesaro cuts a comeback attempt by Swagger short. The announcers ignore the action in the ring as Cesaro maintains control of the action in the ring.
Swagger starts making a comeback. As he launches up to the middle rope for a Swagger Bomb attempt, Cesaro grabs him, but Swagger immediately reverses that into a Patriot Lock attempt. Cesaro breaks free, but literally secnods later, Swagger re-applies the hold. This time, Cesaro taps out.
Winner: Jack Swagger
Parking Lot: Vince McMahon Has Arrived!
Right after the Swagger-Cesaro match ends, we shoot out to the parking lot. We see a limo pull up. Out steps a pair of shoes. The camera pans up and we see none other than Mr. McMahon himself, Vince McMahon! Vince walks towards the building as the Kickoff Show concludes. It's time to head to the PPV portion of the 2014 edition of WWE Survivor Series! Stick with us folks, it's time for WWE Survivor Series 2014!
WWE Survivor Series 2014 Results
After a quick preview for The Uso documentary that will follow Monday night's post-Survivor Series edition of RAW, as well as some other general WWE Network plugs, including one for the RAW pre-show, we head into the official start of the WWE Survivor Series 2014 pay-per-view broadcast. Here we go, folks!
After the usual, elaborate, bad-ass video package to open the show for Survivor Series -- BOOM -- "No Chance!" hits.
In-Ring: Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, Triple H & John Cena
Out comes Vince McMahon doing his infamous "Mr. McMahon" walk. He welcomes us to the show from inside the ring and promises tonight will be a Survivor Series that we will not ever forget.
From there, he introduces his daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H -- The Authority.
Steph starts by thanking her dad for this incredible opportunity. She promises to make him proud. HHH tells everyone to give it up for Vince McMahon, the man we're all here for. Steph tries leading the fans into a "Vince! Vince! Vince!" chant. The two suck up to Vince a bit more until Vince then introduces the captain of Team Cena, the man himself, John Cena.
Vince tells Cena to understand the importance of tonight's main event. He reminds him that if his team loses, everyone of his team members gets fired. Likewise, he tells Team Authority that they will no longer be in power if their team loses tonight.
HHH tells Cena that he'll be personally responsible for four men losing their livlihoods if he and his team can't win tonight. HHH says he thinks Cena is just out for himself. He says tomorrow night four guys will crawl and beg for their jobs, but it won't matter because they won't get them back and they'll soon be forgotten -- and it'll all be Cena's fault. Stephanie pretty much reiterates the same point.
Steph continues by saying that on the flip-side of things, even if Team Authority loses, while HHH and herself won't personally be at RAW calling the shots, they still will run the company from WWE Headquarters. Vince says that's not true. He says they'll still have desk jobs, but they won't have any say over the careers or lives of any WWE Superstars. He says he's arranged in the contract one person who has the power to bring them back in charge.
Stephanie tries sucking up and bringing up the holiday season coming up and how they're all going to spend it together with Vince and his grandchildren, she and HHH's kids. Vince gets back on track and says the only person who will have the authority to bring HHH and Steph back into power if they lose tonight -- is John Cena. The fans cheer and chant "Yes! Yes! Yes!" Cena now has a big smile on his face.
Vince says that's how much confidence he has in them two and that they're both McMahon's. He tells HHH he married a McMahon. He tells them to prove it. Steph tells Cena to wipe that smile off his face or she'll do it for him. Cena tells she and Hunter face-to-face that they're going to lose tonight. He says because he's the only person with the power to give them their power back if they lose, it'll never happen. He quotes Vince by saying him giving them their jobs back if they lose is "no chance in hell." His music plays and he leaves.
WWE Tag-Team Championship
- The Usos vs. The Miz & Damien Mizdow vs. Los Matadores vs. Goldust & Stardust (c)
After that lengthy PPV opening segment, out comes the first of four tag-teams for tonight's fatal four-way tag-team championship match, The Usos. After tham, the team of The Miz and Damien Mizdow make their way to the ring. Los Matadores follow them out to pretty much no reaction from the St. Louis fans. Finally, the WWE Tag-Team Champions, Goldust and Stardust make their bizarre entrance to the ring.
It's time for WWE Tag-Team Championship action here in the first official match on the pay-per-view portion of the WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view. Stardust has some red colors mixed into his ring attire for tonight, by the way. The announce team explain the rules of this special title match before the bell rings. Now the bell does sound and it's time for tag-team championship action to officially get underway.
The match starts with Stardust taking it to one of the Los Matadores. Fernando with a leg sweep and a pin attempt. More back and forth until The Miz tags himself in. Miz rolls Fernando up for 2. Fernando drops Miz on the ropes and nails him. Diego tags in with a senton for 2. Diego with more offense and another pin attempt. Miz turns it around and goes to the top but Diego slams him to the mat. Sandow comes in as the stunt double and distracts Diego, allowing Miz to take back control. Miz teases a tag to Sandow and the crowd cheers. Jimmy Uso ends up tagging in off Miz and going at it with Diego.
Uso tags in and comes off the top on Diego. They trade shots now. Stardust tags himself in and dumps Uso to the floor. Stardust slams Uso into the apron and wails away on the back with forearms.Stardust brings it back in and Goldust tags in. Goldust keeps Uso down but fans rally. Goldust takes Uso to the corner and beats him down before tagging Stardust in. Stardust stomps away. Fans chant for Sandow to get a tag. Stardust drops Uso on his face for another 2 count. Fans cheer for Sandow to be tagged in again but Stardust won't do it. Stardust with the drop down right hand on Uso. Uso counters a move and rolls Stardust up but Miz tags in. Miz nails a boot on Stardust and goes at it with Uso. One of the Matadores tag in and unloads on Miz. He nails a Backstabber for a two count as Uso breaks the pin.
Miz makes a comeback but fans really want Sandow. Miz finally tags him and the crowd pops. Before Sandow can do anything, Goldust tags himself in. Goldust gets rolled up by one of the Matadores for a close two count. They go at it with Goldust tagging Stardust in for some double teaming. Stardust bows and stomps away some more. Stardust yells out that fans don't want Sandow, they want Stardust. Goldust comes back in and keeps control. He sends the Matador to the floor and nails a clothesline. They come back in with more back and forth. Goldust with a back elbow off the second rope for 2. Another tag to Stardust and some double teaming in the corner. Stardust with a 2 count as Miz breaks the pin. Stardust gets nailed with a tornado DDT by the Matador after lots of back and forth. Jimmy Uso and Goldust finally tag in. They go at it. Uso nails Miz on the apron. Goldust misses a splash in the corner and eats a Samoan Drop. Jey Uso tags in and they both hit the Rikishi splash on Goldust.
Miz and one of the Matadores eat superkicks, as does Stardust. The Usos clear the ring. They run the ropes but one of the Matadores trip Jimmy. Goldust comes in and nails Jey. Goldust with a powerslam for 2. Jey and Goldust go at it. Jey nails an enziguri. Jimmy tags in. They run the ropes and leap out onto everyone else. Stardust hits the Falling Star on The Usos. El Torito comes in and gets launched out onto everyone by one of the Matadores. The Matador leaps out onto the group next. The other Matador goes to the top but Goldust cuts him off. Stardust battles the other Matador. A big splash spot happens with a bunch of the guys, leading to Miz tagging in and hitting his finisher, however Sandow tags himself in, without Miz's knowledge, and scores the pin to win the match for his team. We have new tag-team champs.
Winners and NEW WWE Tag-Team Champions: The Miz & Damien Mizdow
Backstage:Adam Rose, The Rosebuds & Slater Gator
Backstage, we have a comedy segment with Adam Rose and The Rosebuds. Also involved in the segment are The Slater Gators, Heath Slater and Titus O'Neil. All of this ultimately leads to a match for later tonight, which will see Heath Slater & Titus O'Neil vs. Adam Rose and The Bunny in tag-team action.
Divas Traditional Elimination Match
- Paige, Cameron, Summer Rae & Layla vs. Natalya, Emma, Naomi & Alicia Fox
Next up at Survivor Series is our Divas traditional elimination match, otherwise known as the bathroom-break of the evening! Out first is the team led by Natalya, who is accompanied by Tyson Kidd. Out next is Team Page, with all of her members. The bell rings and here we go.
Paige and Natalya starts things off, but Paige quickly tags in Layla. Now Emma is in. Layla keeps control of Emma until Paige comes back in. Paige drops Emma and screams that this is her house. Paige keeps control but turns around to a big shot from Emma. Paige with more offense but Emma drops her off a counter. Cameron tags in and goes to work on Emma. Cameron suplexes Emma as fans chant for Damien Sandow. Cameron drops a split on Emma for 2. Naomi ends up coming in and unloading. She knocks other Divas down on the apron and goes to work on Cameron. The match falls apart as Natalya and Paige also come in. Cameron barely hits a running bulldog on Natalya. Naomi eliminates Cameron.
Rae is in now and works over Naomi now. Natalya tags in but Summer kicks her out of the ring. Summer knocks the other Divas off the apron. Alicia comes back in and unloads on Summer. Alicia brings Layla and Paige in. Alicia nails a crossbody on all three of them, sending them to the floor. Alicia goes to the top for a dive out but they run. She calls them chicken. Alicia and Layla go at it in the ring now. Alicia with a suplex for 2. Layla with a crossbody on Alicia. Alicia with a backbreaker for the pin. And now Layla is out of there. She has been eliminated.
In next is Paige, who attacks Alicia. Summer comes in next and Alicia slams her into the corner. Natalya comes in and steps on Summer's back, then dropkicks her. Natalya with the big clothesline. Paige kicks Natalya in the back and tags in. Natalya drops her for the Sharpshooter but Summer makes the save. Paige works over Natalya and tags back in Summer. Summer with knees. Summer shows off by trying to yell like Paige on the apron and Natalya knocks her to the floor. Paige trolls Summer back in. Emma meets her with a clothesline. Emma eliminates Summer. Fans chant for Paige as she comes in and goes at it with Emma. Natalya comes in and eats a big kick. Naomi works over Paige now. She goes for the moonsault but Paige gets her knees up. Fox distracts Paige. Paige turn around to a Rear View from Naomi. Naomi eliminates Paige. It's all over folks! After the match, Tyson Kidd runs in and steals the celebration spotlight from the team.
Winners and SURVIVORS: Natalya, Alicia Fox, Naomi & Emma
Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose
It's time for our big Wyatt-Ambrose showdown. Out first to the ring is "The Lunatic Fringe," Dean Ambrose. After him, the former leader of The Wyatt Family himself, Bray Wyatt, makes his way down to the ring for this fight.
The bell rings and these two immediately go at it with everything they got. Wyatt nails Ambrose with a big right hand before running his eyes across the top rope. Ambrose fights out of a corner and beats Wyatt into the opposite corner. Wyatt comes back with a big right hand. Ambrose beats Wyatt down and sends him out of the ring. Ambrose follows and Wyatt nails a big right hand. Ambrose with a clothesline next. Ambrose comes off the apron and drops Wyatt again. Ambrose brings it back in the ring with a low clothesline and an elbow drop. Ambrose ducks a clothesline but Wyatt launches himself into Ambrose for a near fall.
Wyatt slams Ambrose into the ring side steps.. Wyatt brings it back in and stomps away. Wyatt with a suplex and a senton for a 2 count. More back and forth. They collide in mid-air and Wyatt gets the best of Ambrose. Wyatt sends him back to the floor. Wyatt follows but Ambrose rushes and they collide on the floor. They come back in and go at it. Ambrose unloads and hits a running bulldog. Ambrose turns upside down like Wyatt. Sister Abigail is blocked but no pin. Ambrose wraps Wyatt up in the ropes and charges him.
Ambrose with a leg drop to the back of the neck from the second rope. Ambrose with a two count.They go to the top and Wyatt tries for a superplex but Ambrose fights him off. Ambrose sends Wyatt to his feet. Ambrose comes off the top but Wyatt catches him. Another counter. Ambrose with the slingshot clothesline but Wyatt chokeslams him for a two count. More back and forth. Ambrose nails the clothesline this time. Ambrose goes to the top with an elbow drop while Wyatt is standing. Ambrose with a two count.
Ambrose mounts Wyatt in the corner but Wyatt goes for a powerbomb. Ambrose fights out of that but Wyatt nails a massive clothesline. Ambrose goes to the floor and is dazed by the clothesline. Wyatt slams Ambrose onto the steel steps. Wyatt rolls Ambrose in and covers for a two count. Wyatt goes out and gets a microphone. He asks why Ambrose is doing this. Wyatt says it didn't have to be like this, they could have ruled the world together. Wyatt says they're special and there's nothing guys in the back can do to them. Wyatt is sorry Ambrose chose this path.
He drops Ambrose with the mic. Wyatt brings a steel chair from under the ring and throws it in, and another. The referee kicks one out but Ambrose grabs the other. The referee threatens to disqualify Ambrose. Wyatt drops to his knees and dares Ambrose to hit him. Wyatt stands and Ambrose hits him in the gut for the DQ.
Once the match is oficially over by way of DQ, Amrbseo hasn't had enough. He blasts Wyatt wiith his Dirty Deeds finish on a chair. Ambrose brings a table in and lays Wyatt on it before putting him through it. Ambrose brings another table in the ring as fans pop. Ambrose with chair shots on top of Wyatt and a table now. Ambrose with more chairs on top of Wyatt. Ambrose brings a ladder in. Ambrose climbs to the top of the ladder. His music plays as he stands atop the ladder. He teases slamming it onto a battered and beaten Wyatt, but the referees and other officials prevent that from happening. The match ends with Ambrose, the loser via DQ, standing on top of the ladder triumphantly.
Winner via Disqualification: Bray Wyatt
Backstage: Team Authority Pep Talk
Backstage we see a shot of all of the members of Team Authority. HHH reminds them that everything is on the line tonight. He says when they win tonight, the people who stand to benefit the most tonight -- is everyone on their team. Stephanie promises them more title matches and money. She tells them that they can't let them down, getting emotional while saying so. HHH stops her and says this is one of those times in your life that's remembered forever, not just for them, but for everyone. He continues to psche them up. He says he can honestly say this is the best team ever assembled.
Adam Rose & The Bunny vs. Heath Slater & Titus O'Neil
The Exotic Express is in full effect now as Adam Rose comes out with The Bunny and the rest of the Rosebuds. Their opponents are also in the ring now, The Slater Gator -- Heath Slater and Titus O'Neil. The bell rings and here we go with tag-team action.
Well, this one didn't last long. In the end, of a match that lasted all of two minutes at best, The Bunny stelas the pin from Rose and celebrates, doing the stage dive off the apron onto the Rosebuds. The Rosebuds celebrate, carrying The Bunny to the back as a pissed off Rose looks on by himself, alone in the ring.
Winners: Adam Rose & The Bunny
Live Via Satellite: Roman Reigns
After that goofy comedy tag-match, we see Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL standing at their announce desk at ringside. They introduce their guest at this time -- Roman Reigns.
Cole asks Reigns how his recovery is going. Reigns talks about having a special place in his heart for Survivor Series. He puts over St. Louis and says if he were there right now, he'd cock this here fist and make it "Reign" in this "bitch."
JBL takes over, as heel, and asks Reigns how he feels knowing he's going to be at home possibly watching his former Shield mate Seth Rollins take out Team Cena and help The Authority regain control of WWE. Reigns tells JBL that's a stupid question. He says in a month's time it doesn't matter who's in power. He says a month from today, Roman Reigns is back. He tells us that we can believe that. That ends the segment.
Backstage: Team Cena
We see all of the Team Cena members hanging around talking about how important tonight is. In walks Cena and says he's going to do everything in his power to make sure his team members keep their jobs. The talk ends with Ryback saying, "tonight it's feeding time, and the big guy is hungry." Cena says there's only one thing left to do. Erick Rowan takes his sheep mask off and simply says, "win."
WWE Divas Championship
Nikki Bella (with Brie Bella) vs. AJ Lee (c)
Now it's time for WWE Divas Championship action. Out walks Nikki Bella, accompanied by her personal assistant, Brie Bella. We see some video packages of how the two have gotten along since Brie became Nikki's assistant, including the big set up for tonight's Nikki-AJ match with Brie dressing up as AJ last week, only to get beaten up by AJ along with Nikki.
Well, that one lasted even less time than the comedy tag-match earlier. The bell rings, due to a distraction by Brie on the floor, AJ turns right around into Nikki's finisher. 1-2-3. Nikki wins. After the match, Brie celebrates with Nikki as if she wasn't forced to do that, but instead that she wanted to do it on her own. Anyways, we have a new Divas champ.
Winner and NEW WWE Divas Champion: Nikki Bella
Traditional Elimination Match
- Team Authority vs. Team Cena
It's main event time, folks! After "King of Kings" plays and Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their way down to the ring. Each of the members of Team Authority come out and stand tall in the ring all at the same time.
Finally, it's time for the good guys. Out first is Dolph Ziggler. Big Show follows him out. After him, with what I believe is new theme music (but still wearing a sheep mask), is Erick Rowan. "Feed Me More" plays as the co-captain, if you will, of the Team Cena faction makes his way out. The crowd -- at least from what I can hear on my WWE Network feed, doesn't seem that hot for the big fella. And finally, in the usual giant mixed reaction, which seems pretty down the middle thus far, is the captain of the team, John Cena.
Once all the members are in the ring, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon exit the ring. HHH slaps Mark Henry to try and fire him up. He's seemingly going to start things off for his team. HHH and Steph are still on the apron, by the way. Big Show ends up KO'ing Henry as soon as he turns around. Boom. Just that quick. Henry has been eliminated. It's now 5 on 4.
Eliminated From Team Authority: Mark Henry
The next fall, if that's what we're calling them, begins with Big Show taking it to Kane, who came in next to represent Team Authority. Show beats up on Kane a bit and then tags in Cena. Cena picks up where Show left off, taking it to the big red machine. Kane tags om Harper, so Cena tags in Rowan.
The crowd was hot to see Harper and Rowan, but before either could touch, Rollins forcibly tagged himself in on Harper. So, Rollins is in now and Rowan is beating him up in the middle of the ring. Using his power to manhandle "Mr. Money In The Bank."
Rowan tags in Rollins and now the crowd is definitely hot for Ryback. They pop big for his tag and the "Feed me more" chants break out immediately. Harper tags in and Ryback is now manhandling him as well. Now, Kane tags in, but Ryback goes right after him. Kane ends up getting in a few shots, but Ryback hits a Lou Thesz press on him and beats on him some more.
Finally, Rusev tags in. The crowd likes the sight of these two killers standing across from each other. Rusev finally gets in the first bit of real offense on Ryback, but it isn't long before Ryback blasts Rusev as well. Ryback hits a Meathook clothesline on Rusev. He picks him up for the Shellshock but due to interference from Kane, doesn't get it. Now everyone hits the ring and there's chaos all over the place.
In the midst of all of this, Rollins blasts Ryback with a Curb Stomp, which the ref didn't see. Rusev pins him. Ryback is eliminated.
Eliminated From Team Cena: Ryback
Starting off the next fall is Rusev and Big Show. Rusev tags in Harper. Show beats up on Harper for a while but a big clothesline from the former Wyatt family takes Show down to one knee. Rollins tags in and picks up where Harper left off, taking it to Show in the middle of the ring. Now Kane tags in and now he's beating up on Show.
The action continues as Big Show finally tags in Dolph Ziggler, a man the fans have been chanting for throughout the match. He comes in with a flurry of offense.
Rusev tags in and after some quick double-team offense from Rusev and Rollins, "The Bulgarian Brute" is left alone with Ziggler. He puts the boots (or bare feet, in his case) to him for a while before tagging Kane in. The fans chant "let's go Ziggler" as Kane hits a big sidewalk slam on "The Show Off."
For the last several minutes now, it's been all Team Authority, as the take turns tagging each other in, keeping fresh man on a beaten and battered Ziggler, who has become nothing more than a punching bag for all of the Team Authority members.
Now we're in the midst of a spot where each member of both teams are taking turns hitting the ring and doing their finishing moves and other high spots on each other. Hard to keep track of who the legal men are, as the announcers point out.
After throwing Ziggler onto a group of guys outside the ring, Rusev loses his cool and is tearnig apart all of the ring announce tables, seemingly setting someone up for a big spot. He grabs Ziggler by his hair and lays him across the announce table. He climbs up on the other table himself. He runs, jumps and dives from one announce table to the other, but Ziggler moves. Rusev goes crashing through the table himself. The ref starts his count. Ziggler makes it to the ring, but Rusev doesn't. Rusev has been counted out and is now eliminated.
Eliminated From Team Authority: Rusev
Cena's team now has a one-man advantage. In the ring now is Ziggler and Kane, however Ziggler finally makes the tag to Cena. Cena hits an A.A. on Kane but Rollins runs in and hits a Curb Stomp on Cena out of nowhere. The announcers question how that was legal.
With help from Seth Rollins, Harper blasts Rowan with his big clothesline. 1-2-3. Rowan is eliminated.
Eliminated From Team Cena: Erick Rowan
I believe we're down to Ziggler, Show and Cena on one side, and Rollins, Kane and Harper on the other. As soon as I say that, boom, Show hits Cena with the KO punch. Cena gets pinned and eliminated.
Elimination From Team Cena: John Cena
This leaves Big Show and Ziggler as the only members of Team Cena, however he shakes hands with HHH and Steph and walks off. They're saying Show is going to be counted out, leaving Ziggler by himself. I'm assuming that's what happened, although I have yet to hear that Show is officially eliminated. We'll assume he is for now, I guess.
Eliminated From Team Cena: Big Show
So, now we've got Dolph Ziggler as the lone member of Team Cena. On Team Authority, we've got Seth Rollins, Kane and Luke Harper. Out of nowhere, Ziggler hits the Zig-Zag on Kane and covers him. 1-2-3. Kane is eliminated.
Eliminated From Team Authority: Kane
We're down to Ziggler on Team Cena and Harper and Rollins on Team Authority. Harper and Ziggler are the legal men in the ring right now and Harper is going to work on him. He hits him with power move after power move, but can't seem to score the three-count. Triple H is freaking out at ringside, as we see via a close-up camera shot. Boom. Out of literally nowhere, Ziggler rolls up Harper. 1-2-3. Harper is eliminated.
Eliminated From Team Authority: Luke Harper
Alright folks, we're down to Dolph Ziggler on Team Cena and Seth Rollins on Team Authority. These are the final two legal men left in the match from both teams. Immediately, Rollins takes Ziggler out to the floor and goes to work on him.
Back in the ring, Ziggler rolls Rollins up, 1-2-....nope. Rollins kicks out. He tries again, 1-2....nope, again. Rollins kicks out again. We see Triple H throwing crap around ringside, throwing a big temper tantrum. Stephanie is losing her cool as well. Power of WWE lies in the balance as Ziggler and Rollins battle it out in the rnig. Rollins hits his big powerbomb into the corner spot for a very close near fall. No dice, however.
Ziggler and Rollins climb to the top rope but Rollins knocks him off. Rollins comes off the top but misses, right into a FameAsser from Ziggler. 1-2....Rollins kicks out. HHH is yelling at Joey Mercury and/or Jamie Noble to do something, or just freaking out. Ziggler knocks Noble and Mercury off the apron. Rollins tries to attack from behind but turns right into a Zig-Zag from Ziggler. 1-2-......HHH pulls the ref out of the ring. Now the security guys, Noble and Mercury, hit the ring and beat up on Ziggler.
Ziggler somehow fights his way out of their grip and knocks one of them into Steph on the floor. Rollins goes for a Curb Stomp but Ziggler reverses into a Zig-Zag. After a long delay, a ref runs into the ring. 1-2....HHH pulls that ref out now as well.
HHH is pissed now. He blatantly comes in the ring and takes his jacket off. He punches away at Ziggler. He rolls his sleeves up and clotheslines Ziggler down to the mat. HHH hits a Pedigree on Ziggler now and pulls Rollins on top of him. He calls for a ref and out comes the crooked Scott Armstrong ref.
As he counts 1-2....boom. A weird, Crow video plays on the big screen. We see Sting';s face flash across the big screen.
Holy crap, folks! Sting makes his way out to the top of the stage. Sting stands as everyone looks on in amazement. Sting finally walks towards the ring and blasts the crooked referee Scott Armstrong.
Sting enters the ring and he and Triple H stare each other down. They circle each other without breaking eye-contact. Sting and HHH stare on opposite sides of the fans, ala Hogan-Rock back in the day, as an insanely loud "this is awesome!" chant breaks out.
Finally HHH goes after Sting, but Sting kicks him in the gut. He picks HHH up and blasts him with a Scorpion Death Drop. He picks up Ziggler and puts him over Rollins. He leaves the ring. The fans chant "Sting! Sting! Sting!" as he leaves. The ref returns. 1-2-3. Ziggler wins. Rollins is eliminated.
Eliminated From Team Authority: Seth Rollins
Winners -- forcing Team Authority out of power: Team Cena (sole survivor: Dolph Ziggler)/B>