Survivor Series Kickoff Show Match
(Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match)
- The Miz, Bo Dallas, Stardust, Konnor & Viktor vs. Neville, Bubba Ray Dudley, Devon Dudley, Titus O'Neil & Goldust
The WWE Survivor Series Kickoff Show features the usual Kickoff Show panel and social media lounge discussion with the usual cast of characters and then we go to the ring for our Kickoff Show match.
The match will be a traditional Survivor Series elimination match. One team consists of The Miz, Bo Dallas, Stardust and The Ascension. The other team features Neville, Titus O'Neil, The Dudley Boyz and the returning Goldust.
The match comes down to a four-on-one situation with Stardust alone against Titus O'Neil, Goldust and The Dudley Boyz. Eventually, The Dudleyz hit a 3D on him for the final elimination.
Sole Survivors: Titus O'Neil, Goldust & The Dudley Boyz
WWE Survivor Series PPV Opener:
The 2015 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view, which emanates from Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia for the first-time in its' 29-year history, kicks off with the usual bad ass, elaborate video package. The package focuses primarily on the history of Survivor Series, The Undertaker's 25th anniversary and the WWE World Heavyweight Title tournament.
WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament Semi-Finals
- Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio
We go straight into the arena where Michael Cole welcomes us to the show on commentary as we take a look around the arena. From there, Roman Reigns' music hits and out he comes through the crowd as usual. As his opponent, Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring, we see a pre-taped interview from Zeb Colter promising Del Rio will become the next champion.
The bell sounds and here we go with our first match of the evening. The two lock up and here we go with our first tournament semi-final of the evening. Early on, Reigns seems to be in control of the action, with Del Rio getting in some offense here and there and staying strong.
Eventually, Del Rio takes over control of the offense and he focuses his attack on Reigns' shoulder. We see a shot of Triple H watching on from backstage and a shot of the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship at ringside.
Out of nowhere, Reigns fires up and blasts Del Rio with a Superman Punch. He doesn't get the three count, however, and moments later Del Rio reveals that he faked a leg buckling spot earlier and levels Reigns for a close nearfall.
A few moments later, Reigns and Del Rio are both down and out of the blue, Del Rio locks Reigns in the Cross Armbreaker. Reigns fights it for a while and then muscles Del Rio up and carries him into the corner but Del Rio holds onto the submission while laid up in the ropes.
Seconds later, after Reigns finally gets free from Del Rio's finisher, he nails Reigns with a spear and covers him. 1-2-3. Roman Reigns advances to the finals of the WWE World Heavyweight Title tournament.
Winner and advancing to the finals of the WWE Title Tournament: Roman Reigns
Backstage: JoJo With Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose & Kevin Owens
Backstage, JoJo is with Reigns immediately after his semi-final victory. In comes Dean Ambrose. Ambrose congratulates Reigns and then Reigns tells him to go win his semi-final match so they can duke it out in the finals like they planned. When he leaves, in comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens.
Owens tells Reigns that he's come close to the title before, but Seth Rollins stopped him. He said he came close to becoming Mr. Money In The Bank as well, but Bray Wyatt stopped him. He said tonight, he's gonna be the man to stop Reigns.\
WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament Semi-Finals
- Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens
From there we head back inside the arena. Dean Ambrose's music hits and the fans in Atlanta give him a great reaction. He makes his way to the ring as it's time for our second WWE Title Tournament semi-final match of the evening. Out next comes the I-C champ, Kevin Owens.
The bell sounds and it's time to find out who will be standing across the ring from Roman Reigns in the finals of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament later this evening.
Early on, Owens dominates Ambrose, almost with ease. He dominates the action for the beginning portion of the match and talks trash almost the entire time. He even dropped a "Chinlock City" reference.
Ambrose starts to finally show some signs of life and starts getting in some offense. Then, out of nowhere, Ambrose nails Owens with Dirty Deeds and covers him. 1-2-3. Ambrose advances to the finals of the WWE Title Tournament later this evening, where he will meet his "brother" Roman Reigns to determine the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Winner and advancing to the finals of the WWE Title Tournament: Dean Ambrose
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
- Ryback, Kalisto, Sin Cara, Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso vs. Big E., Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, King Barrett & Sheamus
We find out when we return to the ring that our next match of the evening will be the traditional five-on-five Survivor Series elimination match. Out for the first team first is Ryback. His partners, The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto & Sin Cara) and The Usos (Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso) make their way out next.
Their opponents come out next, starting with The New Day (Big E., Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods). Their partners are King Barrett and Sheamus. The New Day cuts a promo on the way out to the ring, putting down their opponents and the city of Atlanta and putting over themselves and their two partners for tonight.
They gave this match a good bit of time and The New Day was in rare form from beginning to end. They end up being the first three eliminated. Barrett was eliminated as well. On the babyface side, Jey Uso and Sin Cara were eliminated, as it was even up until 3 on 3, and then the babyface side went on a 3-0 run to win and "survive." The final elimination came when Ryback hit Shellshocked on Sheamus for the 1-2-3.
Sole Survivors: Ryback, Kalisto & Jimmy Uso
WWE Divas Championship
- Paige vs. Charlotte
After our traditional five-on-five Survivor Series elimination match, the video package airs for the WWE Divas Championship match between Paige and Charlotte. Michael Cole puts over the "controversial talk" heading into this match.
Out first comes the challenger, Paige. Her opponent, current WWE Divas Champion Charlotte, is out next. These two go at it straight from the word "go," with Charlotte coming at Paige like a bat out of hell. Paige starts to mount some offense but then Charlotte completely takes over.
The WWE Divas Champion goes for the Figure-8, but settles for the Figure Four Leglock when Paige defended. Charlotte tightens up the Figure Four more and more and refuses to release the hold, even when Paige tries crawling out of the ring, Charlotte keeps a hold of the submission from inside the ring while Paige lays on the floor outside the ring.
Finally, Paige gets free and after slamming Charlotte into the ring post, it's Paige's turn to show her mean streak as she takes it to Charlotte. Paige controls the action for a few minutes until Charlotte cuts her off with a spear. She ends up getting Paige in the Figure Eight a few moments later and Paige has no choice but to tap out.
Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion: Charlotte
Backstage: Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns
Backstage, Dean Ambrose is briefly interviewed about advancing to the finals of the WWE title tournament and having to fight his "brother" to win the gold. Ambrose says there's time for him to be an entertainer and time for him to be a fighter. He says tonight, he's a fighter and he's going to fight his brother. In walks Reigns. He says normally he'd give his bro a big hug but he knows tonight isn't the time for that. Reigns and Ambrose give each other daps and then Ambrose stares Reigns down a bit as he goes to walk away.
Tyler Breeze (with Summer Rae) vs. Dolph Ziggler
The video package rolls for the Tyler Breeze vs. Dolph Ziggler feud. Each guy makes their way to the ring, Breeze accompanied by Summer Rae, and it's time for singles action here at Survivor Series.
The bell sounds and here we go. Breeze takes it to Ziggler early on as the announcers put over Breeze and his many catchphrases and "character history" type stuff. Eventually Ziggler turns the tide by catching Ziggler coming off the top rope with a big dropkick.
Ziggler takes over control of the offense in the match now. He tries to finish off Breeze with a super kick, but Breeze catches it. Breeze takes out the knee of Ziggler and then blasts him with the Unprettier for the 1-2-3. Breeze wins his Survivor Series debut.
Winner: Tyler Breeze
Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper vs. The Undertaker & Kane
After an elaborate video package on The Undertaker's debut, 25th anniversary and his current feud alongside Kane against The Wyatt Family, we head back into the arena and shoot to the ring.
The Wyatt Family theme plays and out comes all four members led by Bray. They all stand in the ring and wait for The Brothers Of Destruction as the announcers speculate as to which two members will represent the Wyatt Family.
From there, Kane's music hits and out he comes by himself. Kane waits in the aisle now as the lights go out and the gong hits. The gong hits again. The fans are going nuts. The Dead Man's music hits and immediately we get a classic Undertaker entrance, as they've got the stage all decked out, Undertaker-style. His entrance stops for a moment as Kane raises his hands and yanks them down, fire explodes on the stage and The Dead Man starts his walk to the ring. The fans are going nuts for The Undertaker.
Finally, The Brothers of Destruction hit the ring like two monsters and The Wyatt Family stays on the floor. Erick Rowan angrily hits the ring by himself and gets double-booted in the face for his efforts. Undertaker and Kane double chokeslam him and he leaves not only the ring but the arena. Finally, we see that it will be Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt representing The Wyatt Family.
Kane and Harper kick things off for their respective teams. Kane quickly gains the upper hand and then The Dead Man tags in and the house explodes. The fans chant "Under-Taker! Under-Taker!" and eventually, "You Still Got It! You Still Got It!" Undertaker hits his vintage "Old School" move off the top rope. Meanwhile, Braun Strowman, who isn't legally in the match but remained at ringside, attacks Kane from behind and rag dolls him over the announce table. We lose commentary briefly as Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry Lawler were knocked out of their seats during that spot.
Bray, now the legal man, gets Kane, the other legal man, in the ring and takes advantage of the upper-hand that Strowman just gave him. Wyatt takes it to Kane, taunting Undertaker in the process until Kane DDT's him to slow him down. Both guys make the tags to their respective partners.
With Bray down in the ring, Undertaker is knocked over the top, but in vintage Undertaker fashion, he lands on his feet. Taker and Kane go over to Strowman and they double chokeslam him through the announce table. The fans erupt and chant and cheer for The Brothers Of Destruction.
As soon as Undertaker gets back in the ring, Wyatt hits him with Sister Abigail. Harper then takes out Kane with a clothesline.
Both Taker and Kane are down but in vintage fashion, they both sit up at the same time. The Brothers Of Destruction take out Wyatt and Harper and then Taker hits a Tombstone Piledriver on Wyatt for good measure. He covers him and gets the 1-2-3. The crowd couldn't be giving Undertaker more love than they did tonight. Atlanta definitely came out to see "The Dead Man" tonight.
Winners: The Undertaker & Kane
WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament Finals
- Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose
After making a bunch of WWE Network announcements, Roman Reigns' music hits inside Philips Arena, as it's time for the finals of the WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament -- Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose.
Out next is Reigns' opponent for tonight and former Shield member, "The Lunatic Fringe" Dean Ambrose. The fans are clearly going to be an "Ambrose crowd" tonight in Atlanta.
The bell sounds to make this one official. The fans immediately chant for Ambrose and the two immediately go at each other with a vengeance, as promised. The fans start chanting "Ro-Man Sucks! Ro-Man Sucks!" to the tune of "New-Day Sucks!"
Reigns cuts Ambrose off early and starts big-guy'ing him a bit, but it isn't long before Ambrose takes over control of the offense. Ambrose starts to focus his attack on the arm of Reigns, which the announcers point out was worked over by Cesaro last week and Alberto Del Rio earlier tonight in the semi-finals.
Roman Reigns starts fighting back and he gains the upper hand after blasting Ambrose with a sit-out powerbomb. Ambrose and Reigns go to the top rope and Ambrose ends up powerbombing Reigns off. Reigns landed hard, too. Ambrose then goes for a flying cross-body onto Reigns off the top rope, but Reigns catches him coming down with a big Superman Punch.
Reigns stalks Ambrose and waits for him to get up. He goes for the regular Superman Punch, but Ambrose avoids it. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Reigns avoids that. Reigns blasts Ambrose with a spear for a near fall. Both guys are down.
Reigns goes for another spear but Ambrose catches him coming in with a big shot. He then whips Reigns into the ring post inside the ring. Ambrose delivers his Dirty Deeds finisher and covers Reigns, but Reigns manages to kick out before the count of three. Both guys are down again.
Both guys get back to their feet, and this hot Atlanta crowd starts chanting "Yay!" and "Boo!" over and over as Reigns and Ambrose trade punches. "Yay!" for every Ambrose shot that lands and "Boo!" for every Reigns shot. Ambrose runs at Reigns but Reigns catches him coming in with a Spear. 1-2-3. Roman Reigns wins and is the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Winner and NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Roman Reigns
After The Match: Sheamus Cashes In
After the match, Roman Reigns gets emotional and the big celebration begins. Tons of confetti drops from the ceiling as Ambrose leaves the ring to Reigns to celebrate. Then, as Reigns was in the middle of what was becoming a lengthy post-match celebration, Triple H's music hits.
The "King of Kings" makes his way to the ring clapping and smiling. He enters the ring and raises Reigns' hand. Then he tries to shake Reigns' hand but Reigns has none of it. He spears "The Game" as the fans pop.
Then, out of nowhere, Sheamus' music hits and out comes "Mr. Money In The Bank" to cash in his briefcase. He blasts Reigns with a Brogue Kick as soon as Reigns turned around after spearing HHH. He immediately covers Reigns but Reigns kicks out. Reigns gets back to his feet, misses a Superman Punch and Sheamus hits him with another Brogue Kick. 1-2-3. Sheamus wins and is the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Winner and NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Sheamus