Survivor Series 2014: I Believe It

Survivor Series 2014
Date: November 23, 2014
Location: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry Lawler

We’re finally to one of the biggest one match shows I can ever remember.  THey aren’t even trying to hide the fact that this is all about the main event this year and it’s taken a lot to get through the rest of the card as a result.  Obviously this is about Team Cena vs. the Authority with the future of both groups on the line.  Let’s get to it.

Pre-Show: Fandango vs. Justin Gabriel

Fandango is new and improved, meaning he now has Rosa in his corner, comes out to what sounds like Spanish music and wrestles in an open chest sweater. Gabriel gets knocked out to the floor as the announcers talk about his skeleton themed pants. Justin comes back with a kick to the face for two but Fandango takes his head off with a clothesline. A release suplex sets up Fandango’s top rope legdrop for the pin at 3:26.

Rating: D. As usual, Rosa was the most entertaining thing out there. This was the same Fandango we’ve seen for nearly two years now and he’s somehow less interesting than he was before. The sweater doesn’t make me care about him any more and he’s just as generic in the ring as he was before he left. Not much to see here.

Bad News Barrett comes out for the first time in months. His topic of course is the main event and he has some bad news for Cena: if the Authority wins, Cena’s life is going to be a nightmare. On the other hand, if the Authority loses, the WWE will never be lost in the era of Bad News Barrett. This was actually something close to a face promo.

Pre-Show: Jack Swagger vs. Cesaro

This is an added match. Cesaro comes out to talk about being neutral like Switzerland when Zeb and Swagger come out to say if Cesaro is on Team Authority, he and Jack are on Team Cena. Swagger grabs him by the ribs to start but Cesaro grabs a suplex to take over. A double stomp is countered into the Patriot Lock though and Cesaro is in early trouble. He kicks Swagger out to the floor though before Swagger charges back in and goes shoulder first into the post.

A German suplex puts Swagger down again and another suplex gets two. Cesaro drops a middle rope elbow for the same and we hit the chinlock. Swagger quickly fights up and loads the Vader Bomb but has to stop and grab the Patriot Lock instead. They’re too close to the ropes though and Cesaro starts rolling Germans. Swagger rolls through again and puts on the third Patriot Lock for the submission at 5:23.

Rating: C-. The match was better than Fandango’s as I have a reason to care about these guys but it was still nothing great. We’ve seen these guys fight so many times now that it’s hard to get interested in yet another match. It’s nice to see Swagger win, but this is another match that could have been on the main show to flesh out the card a bit.

The opening video was all about the main event which I’m sure you’ve heard by now. Literally, nothing else was even mentioned. There’s usually some history if nothing else.

Here’s Vince to open the show. He does his usual enthusiastic welcome and brings out the Authority for a chat. HHH talks about how Vince is the reason we’re here and the Authority starts a Vince chant. The boss cuts them off and asks Vince to come out here. Vince says that tonight, Cena is in charge of four men’s lives. HHH takes over and says that when Team Cena loses tonight, four men are going to be out of work and quickly forgotten.

Stephanie says that if their team loses, they’ll still be running the show, just not from Raw. “Right Dad?” Vince: “Not exactly.” Apparently if HHH and Stephanie lose tonight, they have no authority over any WWE Superstar. Actually, there’s only one man that could ever bring them back to power.

Stephanie immediately starts sucking up to her dad but Vince says the decision will lie with Cena. Stephanie goes into her I’M A MCMAHON speech but Cena cuts her off and says she’s gone tonight. Cena grabs the mic and says that after they’re gone, just like the song says, there is NO CHANCE that he’ll bring them back.

Tag Team Titles: Los Matadores vs. Goldust/Stardust vs. Usos vs. Miz/Damien Mizdow

The opening bell is over 22 minutes into the show. Goldust and Stardust are defending with one fall to a finish. Diego cranks on Stardust’s arm to start before it’s quickly off to Miz vs. Fernando. Mizdow is doing the exact same things on the floor as he’s known to do. Miz gets slammed off the top, so Mizdow goes up top and flips himself off for good measure. The fans want Mizdow to come in but Miz isn’t quite ready for the tag yet.

Instead it’s off to Jimmy for some armdrags on Fernando before it’s quickly off to Jey for some chops. Stardust low bridges Jey to the floor and the champs take over in the corner. The fans still want Mizdow but get the drop down uppercut from Stardust instead. Jey tries a sunset flip but Miz tags himself in to take over. Jey falls into the corner for a tag to Diego as this is almost impossible to keep up with. The Backstabber gets two on Miz but he comes right back with a clothesline to Diego.

Miz takes him into the corner and still won’t tag Damien. The running clothesline in the corner is finally enough to make him tag Mizdow but Goldust tags himself in before Damien can do anything. Diego and Goldust trade rollups until Diego is sent into the corner for some double teaming by the champions. Stardust comes in to crank on the arms before scoring with a clothesline. He tells the fans they want him instead of Mizdow before he sends Diego out to the floor.

Goldust scores with a clothesline on the floor before throwing him back inside for a chinlock. Stardust goes up for a sunset flip on Goldust who is holding Diego in a German suplex for a big catapult spot. Diego sends him to the apron but Stardust shoves Fernando into the post. Back in and Diego counters what looked to be a tombstone attempt into a spinning DDT to drop Stardust.

It’s off to Jimmy vs. Goldust with the Samoan taking over before tagging in Jey for the running Umaga attack in the corner. A bunch of superkicks drop Stardust but Diego breaks up the double dive. Goldust powerslam Jimmy for two but Jey nails him with an enziguri. Now the Usos hit the double dive but Stardust hits the Falling Star onto both of them.

Fernando launches Torito onto everyone before Diego dives onto everyone plus the bull. Goldust breaks up Fernando’s dive as Diego gets back in. All four go up for a big Tower of Doom with Fernando taking the worst of it. Jimmy comes in with the Superfly Splash but Miz sends Jimmy into the post. Mizdow tags himself in and pins Fernando for the pin and the titles at 15:25.

Rating: C+. The match was entertaining and the absolutely right call, but they needed to cut some time out of this. This was the kind of match where it was clear that they were just trying to fill in time and those things get old in a hurry. It took awhile to get going but it was solid once it sped up. Mizdow getting the pin is the perfect ending too.

Miz celebrates with both belts.

Vince McMahon and Steve Austin will be doing a live Steve Austin Show next Monday after Raw.

Adam Rose and the Bunny are in the back with the Exotic Express. They’re going to settle their differences by playing with the latest WWE toys. Rose reminds the Bunny where he was before Rose found him. The Bunny wins in about five seconds so Titus O’Neil and Heath Slater come in to laugh at Rose. Adam says the Bunny worships him and a tag match is made for later. Fans: “NO! NO! NO!”

Paige/Cameron/Summer Rae/Layla vs. Emma/Natalya/Alicia Fox/Naomi

Elimination tag. Natalya and Paige get things going and we already have a Nattie’s Husband chant. Paige is quickly sent to the floor as we get the required Cheesy/Sleazy/Queasy reference. Lawler even gets the year wrong. Paige sends Natalya into the corner so it’s off to Layla vs. Emma. They trade rollups with Emma being rather clumsy, allowing Layla to roll her up for two.

Emma gets caught in the heel corner and stomped by Paige a bit. Paige spends a lot of time trash talking though and takes a HARD forearm to the head. They head to the top with Emma hitting a nice superplex but Paige is right next to the corner for a tag to Cameron. The screeching begins and Cameron can barely slap Emma right. The fans want Mizdow again as Emma gets two off a backslide.

Naomi tags herself in and kicks Cameron across the ring. A cross body gets no cover but a Stunner of all things gets two on Cameron. Everything breaks down and everyone nails everyone else until Cameron hits a horrible bulldog on Natalya, only to have Naomi hook a nice bridging rollup to eliminate Cameron. Summer comes in but runs from a kick to the face. Naomi kicks her anyway but gets pulled down by the hair. Back up and Summer knocks all of her opponents off the apron, only to have Fox come in and run her over a few times.

Fox cross bodies Paige and loads up a dive to the floor but all of her opponents back up. Summer gets in, gets screamed at, and tags out to Layla. The Brit (Layla) laughs at Fox for climbing down a second ago and gets smacked in the face. A northern lights suplex gets two on Layla but she comes back with her bouncing cross body.

Fox nails a quick backbreaker and it’s 4-2. Paige comes in for some cheap shots but it’s quickly off to Natalya vs. Summer. Natalya runs her over with a discus lariat and a low dropkick but Paige trips her up from the floor. Summer gets in some cheap shots on the apron but stops to mock Paige, only to have Paige knock her off the apron.

It’s off to Emma vs. Summer with Emma hooking the Dilemma (Tarantula) for a few seconds. The Emma Sandwich (cross body in the corner) sets up the Emma Lock (bridging Indian Deathlock) to make Summer tap. It’s Paige vs. all four opponents and the fans are completely in her corner. Paige tries to leave but Emma catches her like she stole something. That’s not cool with Paige who runs Emma over but it’s quickly off to Natalya, who promptly eats a boot to the face. Naomi comes in with the Rear View and a headscissors faceplant to FINALLY end this at 14:16.

Rating: D-. This was terrible as they were clearly just filling time and had almost no business being on a show this big. The girls were mostly sloppy with Cameron being as close to a disaster as you can get. They would have been much better off just having Naomi vs. Paige but why do that when you can get eight Divas out there to ruin a match?

We recap Fandango’s return and Bad News Barrett’s speech from the pre-show.

The expert panel of Booker T., Paul Heyman and Alex Riley talk about the new stipulations for the main event.

We recap Ambrose vs. Wyatt. Bray Wyatt cost Ambrose his match inside the Cell and started talking about Dean’s childhood where he was abandoned by his father and forced to live a hard life. Dean basically said he wanted to hurt Wyatt and that’s about it.

Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt

Dean drives him into the corner to start and hammers away with right hands and kicks to the gut. Wyatt comes back with a right hand of his own and they head outside with Dean hitting a nice running forearm off the apron. Back in and Bray takes him down with the running cross body for two as things slow down a bit. They head outside again with Dean going up, only to dive into a right hand to put him down again. Bray stomps Dean’s hands on the steps before taking him back inside for two.

We hit a full nelson on the mat but Dean bites the fingers to escape. That’s fine with Bray who just runs Ambrose over again. They head outside yet again for a double clothesline before slowly crawling back inside. Dean hammers away with forearms to the head and some running elbows before doing Bray’s upside down pose in the corner. Dirty Deeds is broken up but Dean has to counter Sister Abigail into a rollup for two.

With Bray’s feet on the ropes, Dean ties the arms into the ropes for a running dropkick, followed by a legdrop to the back of the head for two. Back up and a big slam gets two for Bray but he misses a middle rope backsplash. Ambrose goes up top and connects with a top rope elbow, even though Bray was standing up. That’s a new one.

Bray gets up and knocks Dean’s head off with a clothesline, sending Ambrose out to the floor. The release Rock Bottom puts Dean onto the steps but Ambrose somehow kicks out. Bray heads back outside and grabs the mic. He asks Dean why he’s doing this and shouts that it didn’t have to be like this.

They could have ruled the world together and there’s nothing anyone back there could do to touch them. Ambrose has chosen his path and there’s a microphone shot to the head. Bray finds some chairs under the ring but Dean takes one away. Wyatt drops to his knees like he did to Cena at Wrestlemania and Dean nails him in the ribs for the DQ at 14:00.

Rating: B-. This took its time to get going but turned into a violent brawl after awhile. They’re clearly setting up something else for this feud and I’m glad they didn’t give it a clean ending here. Ambrose is much more of a monster than Cena was going to be so the ending makes sense here. These two in a wild brawl could work really well.

Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds onto the chair and loads Bray on a table. A top rope elbow puts both guys through the wood but Dean isn’t done. He puts another table on top of Bray and covers it up with chairs. With Wyatt not moving, Ambrose pulls out a ladder. He climbs on top of it….and stands there as his music plays. Dean climbs down and teases shoving the ladder onto Bray but referees stop him.

HHH and Stephanie give Team Authority a long pep talk. The gist of it is if they lose, the team’s lives will be destroyed.

Slater Gator vs. Adam Rose/The Bunny

The Bunny starts but Rose tags in before anything happens. Slater kicks Adam’s head off to start before it’s off to Titus for some throws into the corner. Adam dives over for the tag to the Bunny as the announcers make rabbit jokes. With Adam demanding a tag, the Bunny hits a middle rope dropkick for the pin on Slater at 2:25.

Roman Reigns is here via satellite and says he’s getting better every single day. He’d rather be here with us and asks the fans if they want to know what he’d do if here were there. Reigns would cock back his fist and make it reign in the arena. JBL says Reigns isn’t here but Seth Rollins is here in the main event. How would Reigns feel if Team Authority won. Reigns calls that a stupid question as he threw a cinder block at Seth’s head. It doesn’t matter what happens tonight because in a month, either team might be out, but he’ll be back at that time.

Team Cena is in the back and they all know what they signed up for. Well we’re assuming Rowan does as he’s playing with a Rubik’s Cube. Cena says there’s one thing left to do when Rowan stands up and says win.

Divas Title: AJ Lee vs. Nikki Bella

AJ is defending and Nikki has her sister Brie as an assistant. We get big match intros and Brie gets up on the apron with with title in her hand. She kisses AJ, allowing Nikki to get in a cheap shot and the Rack Attack gives us a new champ at 38 seconds in the Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan ending from Wrestlemania XXVIII.

Indeed, the Bellas are back together.

We recap Ambrose vs. Wyatt, who will be in a TLC match three weeks from tonight.

Long recap of the main event. I’m assuming you get the idea by this point.

Team Cena vs. Team Authority

John Cena, Ryback, Erick Rowan, Big Show, Dolph Ziggler

Seth Rollins, Kane, Luke Harper, Rusev, Mark Henry

Rusev is US Champion and Harper is Intercontinental Champion. The Authority and Stooges are at ringside of course. Henry and Big Show get things going with Mark shouting that he’s going to hurt everyone. HHH and Stephanie stay on the apron for support but Henry charges right into the KO Punch to make it 5-4 in less than a minute. Harper drops to the floor and tries to sneak up on Show but it’s a decoy for Rollins to come in from behind. HHH is dejected and sitting in a chair with his tie off.

Rollins has exactly as much luck against Show as you would expect and it’s off to Kane. Show sends him into the corner and it’s Cena in to hammer away. A dropkick puts Kane down so he tags in Harper, who gets to face Rowan. The fans are behind Erick but we’re not quite ready yet as Seth tags himself in. That’s fine with Rowan who hammers away in the corner and crushes him with a splash. A slam plants Rollins and it’s off to Ryback for a back drop.

Harper comes in and takes a delayed vertical suplex so it’s quickly off to Kane. Ryback Thesz presses him down and gets two off a splash. We get a showdown between Ryback and Rusev with the champ quickly getting slammed down. There’s the Meat Hook but Rusev escapes the Shell Shock and sends Ryback into a boot from Kane. Everything breaks down and it’s a huge brawl with Rollins hitting the Curb Stomp on Ryback. The running superkick from Rusev is enough to eliminate Ryback and tie things up.

Things settle down and it’s Rusev vs. Big Show, because this has gone so well for the giant recently. It’s quickly off to Harper who gets thrown around the corner, only to come back with a dropkick to put Show down. Rollins comes in for some cheap shots before it’s off to Kane for a bunch of stomps. Back to Harper for the Gator Roll before we hit the chinlock. Show fights up and makes the tag to Ziggler as things speed up. Dolph nails Rollins off the apron but charges into the sitout Boss Man Slam for two.

The Authority takes over on Ziggler with Rusev throwing him down for two. Off to Kane for the side slam and big boot for two each. Rusev comes in again to talk Russian trash but Dolph comes back with right hands to the head. Rollins takes him back down again and the slow destruction continues. A release Downward Spiral into the corner gets two on Dolph and we hit the chinlock.

Back to Rusev who runs into the DDT for two but Harper makes the save. Cena comes in with an AA to Harper but Kane chokeslams him. Show chokeslams Kane but Rollins takes him down with the springboard knee. Rowan backdrops Seth onto everyone else but Rusev nails him with a spinwheel kick. Ziggler’s Fameasser to Rusev is countered and Rusev throws him onto about six people at ringside. Rusev loads up the announcers’ table and sets Ziggler for a splash but Dolph moves, sending Rusev crashing through the wood. Only Ziggler beats the count and we’re down to 4-3. That’s one of the only ways to get rid of Rusev.

Back in and Cena gets the hot tag to go after Kane with the usual. The AA connects but Rollins nails a quick Curb Stomp. The referee is totally fine with all of this as Cole is losing his mind. The double tag brings in Harper and Rowan for the showdown we’ve been waiting to see for DAYS. Rowan cleans house and nails a spin kick on Harper but everything breaks down again. Rollins comes in for another Curb Stomp to Rowan, setting up the discus lariat from Harper to tie things up.

We’re down to Show/Cena/Ziggler vs. Kane/Rollins/Harper. We get the showdown and Show turns heel by knocking out Cena….FOR A PIN??? Cena is out and we’re down to 3-2. Show shakes HHH’s hand and walks out, effectively making it 3-1. The fans want Orton as Cena wakes up and realizes what’s going on. Stephanie shouts “OH YEAH OH YEAH OH YEAH” and fails at having any sort of rhythm.

Ziggler gets thrown into the barricade by Kane for two back inside. Off to Harper as Cena has left like he’s supposed to. Rollins comes in a few seconds later and takes Ziggler to the corner, telling him to tag his partners. Back to Kane as the domination continues. Kane loads up a superplex but gets shoved down and cross bodied for two. The superkick and Zig Zag take out Kane and it’s 2-1.

Harper comes in and kicks Dolph’s head off, knocking him out to the floor. A big suicide dive takes Dolph out again as Cole is cheering for Ziggler more than he ever did for Miz. Harper brings Dolph back inside for a superkick but Dolph kicks out again. A Batista Bomb gets the same and Harper is getting frustrated. Dolph grabs a rollup out of nowhere (and a handful of jeans) to tie things up. That probably gets him a rematch for the title at TLC as well.

It’s Rollins vs. Ziggler and Seth comes in to stomp away. He throws Dolph to the floor and into the barricade as Ziggler is on fumes. Back in and Ziggler grabs a small package for two and a quick DDT gets the same. The fans are WAY into these near falls. HHH is losing his mind at ringside as Rollins just lays in right hands to the head. Seth goes up but Ziggler runs the corner, only to get shoved down. A super Curb Stomp misses and the Fameasser gets an even closer two.

The Zig Zag is countered but the Stooges offer a distraction. The second attempt connects on Rollins but HHH takes the referee out. Now the Stooges come in for the beatdown but they screw up as only Stooges can. Ziggler throws Mercury into Stephanie, knocking her into her husband. The Buckle Bomb is countered and the Zig Zag connects. A second referee comes in for the count but HHH breaks it up AGAIN.

He hammers on Dolph and nails a huge clothesline before planing Ziggler with a Pedigree. Rollins is laid on top as referee #3 (crooked Scott Armstrong) comes out……BUT WE HAVE STING! He slowly walks out and nails Armstrong before staring down HHH. The fans find this awesome as they circle each other very slowly. HHH swings but Sting lays him out with the Death Drop. Ziggler and Rollins (who hasn’t moved an inch for about eight minutes after a single Zig Zag) are still down but Sting throws Ziggler on top of him for the pin at 42:08.

Rating: B+. Sting just debuted. You think ANY of the rest of this matters?

Ok for the sake of covering it: the match wasn’t great but they had me freaking out at the end with those near falls and then the crow sounding to have Sting come out. Above all but one thing (which should be obvious), this was about Ziggler instead of Cena, who wasn’t out there for the last fifteen minutes or so. This is the biggest rub Ziggler has ever had and the question now is where he goes with it. That’s a great way to end a show and one heck of a rub.

Cena comes out to hug Ziggler and help him to the back. The fans sing the Goodbye Song to the Authority as Stephanie shouts that THIS IS NOT OVER as the show ends.

Overall Rating: C. That main event and the surprise bring this WAY up as this was looking to be one of the worst shows in a long time until the main event. It’s the definition of a one match show (mostly at least) but just like many a Royal Rumble before it, that one match dragged the show up. It’s a rare thing that I can feel my heart beating at the end of a match but that’s exactly what happened during that last sequence. Awesome ending to a bad show.


Miz/Damien Mizdow b. Usos, Los Matadores and Goldust/Stardust – Mizdow pinned Fernando after a Superfly Splash from Jimmy

Naomi/Natalya/Alicia Fox/Emma b. Cameron/Layla/Summer Rae/Paige – Headscissors faceplant to Paige

Bray Wyatt b. Dean Ambrose via DQ when Ambrose used a chair

Adam Rose/The Bunny b. Slater Gator – Middle rope dropkick to Slater

Nikki Bella b. AJ Lee – Rack Attack

Team Cena b. Team Authority – Zig Zag to Rollins

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  1. Ted says:

    Absolutely show stealing performance from dolph ziggler. Also awesome to see Sting.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Indeed. My mind is still not all here.

  2. Killjoy says:

    I liked the show. Entertaining stuff. Especially the main event. But there is no way to justify the debut of the biggest icon to never set foot in WWE having absolutely no hype on a month built around the notion that they need Network subscribers.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    I agree for the most part, except for one thing:

    STING JUST FREAKING DEBUTED. You think I have any logic or reasoning in me right now?

    Killjoy Reply:

    I feel like JBL randomly antagonizing. I get it. Sting debuted. The forums stopped working. Great moment with Ziggler getting the rub. But where the hell was the hype? Where was the “Hey, watch the network show. Stings coming”. Come on, it’s marketing 101 and they blew it.

    Turning positive, I love the rub Ziggler got. And the match channeled a bunch of older Survivor Series matches.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    I’ll take JBL all day over Striker. If anything is going to keep me from watching Lucha Underground, it’s him.

    I can live with the shock value without the hype as the show actually was free. They didn’t really give away any money and now some people out there will say “dang I have to get that now.”

  3. james gracie says:

    Oh man how bad was Survivor Series? I actually enjoyed the tag match but man did it go to heck after that. Was this RAW? Why the fuck did we waste 20 minutes with that opening segment? They couldn’t do that on Smackdown?

    Ambrose and Wyatt was nothing but a teaser for their TLC match. You don’t do that on one of your supposed big 4 PPVs. Idiots! And a “this is awesome” chant during it? Please And why is Roman Reigns so damn special that they have all announcers stand up to interview him? Brace yourselves for that push is coming and there’s nothing we can do about it?

    What a horribly booked main event. Big Show turning for the 38383833838848949999th time does nothing for me. And instead of giving us something new, they went with the predictable “Ziggler overcomes the odds to win” which nobody wanted to see. With that said….ABSOLUTE star making performance from Ziggler tonight….until that washed up, has been Sting came out and put all the focus on him and Triple H. Completely ruined Ziggler’s moment and made him an after thought. But that’s what WWE does best. Shocker. WWE never learns. And I’m soooooooooooooooooooooo sure Triple H and Stephanie wont be on RAW tomorrow night……yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah.

    Awful show. That…that…..THAT was the show to get more Network subscribers? LOL #VinceIsSoft #FireStephanie(for real, not this lame stipulation that wont even be adhered to) #SaveUsDanielBryan

    Killjoy Reply:

    And I thought I was being negative. Idiot.

    Mikey Reply:

    You are a fucking tool! Wow go away

    Jay H (the real one) Reply:

    I am shocked just shocked that James Gracie hated another WWE Show. I just can’t wrap my mind around that. #jamesgraciehatesWrestling.

    The fact that Dolph Ziggler got the biggest rub of his Career,a couple Title changes (glad for Sandow),and freaking Sting debuted makes this Survivor Series a win.

    FauladKaAulad Reply:

    didn’t read. didn’t need to. but you’ll read this – cause its one line – fuck off

    Hubcap Dave Reply:

    Um, what everyone already said….

    Hubcap Dave Reply:

    So, James, did you actually watch the show? If so, how did you buy it? Or, did you watch a hacked feed? I’m just trying to figure out if you a thief, or a hypocrite….

    james gracie Reply:

    Went to a friends house who has the Network. I didn’t pay a dime

    Dan Reply:

    And yet, you put yourself in that horror you call WWE.

    You must be a sadist.

  4. Dan says:

    If someone comes out here saying that this wasn’t awesome, I’ll hunt them down.

  5. M.R. says:

    The Sting thing’s cool, but Big Show turning heel’s what really shocked me. That never happens!

    FauladKaAulad Reply:

    in the context of the match this was well played. In general, this was terrible. I really hope this doesn’t lead to Show vs Cena at TLC

  6. CrazyHorse says:

    Agreed…Ambrose/Wyatt match was good…Main Event was the workhorse of the show and it really brought me back to the older Survivor Series traditional SS matches. Great read, KB…

    …Oh yeah…almost forgot. F–KING STING!!! lol. I popped like a sonofabitch when he came out. Got brought back to when I went to Nitro in 99 in Louisville (I think?)

    Oh, and James Gracie. You are a jackass troll. Nuff said.

  7. the wolf says:

    Sting debuting was cool.
    But where are they going to go with this?

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Sting vs. HHH at Wrestlemania I’d assume.

    FauladKaAulad Reply:

    Sting – the new GM of WWE – till circumstances make Cena go back to get HHH and Steph back.

    This is all, sort of, new and very exciting.

  8. Marlene's Disaster says:

    It felt surreal. I was expecting to hear Tony Schiavone go crazy with “ITS STING! STING IS HERE!”. Awesome moment.

    On the real though, they need to get rid of Big Show. He goes heel for a month, gets paired up against Reigns for TLC instead of someone much better, loses to Reigns at TLC in a average match, and then is gone for a month. What’s the point in that?

  9. “Only Rusev beats the count and we’re down to 4-3” – shouldn’t that be Ziggler?

    Awesome main event. Triple H’s acting in that match was exemplary. Just awesome. There is a reason why he has been the top dog for so long. Sting vs HHH = WM 31 – its going to happen!!

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Yeah it should be. Thanks.

  10. Doug Crashin says:

    Sting debuts and the forums crash….. Last time this happened was last year’s Wrestlemania when the Untertaker lost.

  11. my predictions for TLC from this

    Cena vs Big Show (oh gawd no!)
    Ziggler vs Rollins
    Harper vs Rowan
    Rusev vs Ryback

    unless Orton returns tomorrow to continue Rollins rivalry.

    Also will I be the only one who will miss Trips and Steph if they are truly written out of TV for their much deserved holiday break?

    I guess Sting running business over the next few months will make things interesting.

  12. larisano says:

    I’m thinking that HHH and Stephanie will still remain an integral part of the show, since they are still needed given their star power. That is something that JR also said on his blog.

    I’m guessing we are looking at HHH vs Sting at Mania, but with a slight chance of Taker vs Sting actually happening.

    Am looking forward to seeing Reigns return, whilst it will be interesting to see if BNB is a Face/Heel. One question: Who goes after Rollins? Orton or Reigns?

  13. Awesome_Miz says:

    What a year it has been three of the biggest shocks of the century have happened? 1. Taker lost at Mania 2. Sting finally stepped foot in a WWE ring but the biggest is 3. Ziggler stoled Cena’s sole survivor spot but was never the reason why the forums crashed :/

  14. Hubcap Dave says:


    Ziggler carrying the load instead of Cena was just fantastic, too! I cannot wait for tomorrow night’s Raw!

  15. Killjoy says:

    I didn’t notice it but….. Sting just went to war with another heel stable. If you needed an explanation to him popping up…. he just hates heel stables. It’s his nature.

  16. Gunther_224 says:

    The new GM will be revealed tomorrow night as…Larry the cable guy!!! Git r done.

  17. Willy Milly says:

    Mizdow was on fire, he was the perfect ending to the tag team championship. Ziggler absolutely worked his ASS off, Sting has debuted, the power structure of the WWE is changing…This was an awesome, awesome PPV

  18. Eddie says:

    “And instead of giving us something new, they went with the predictable “Ziggler overcomes the odds to win” which nobody wanted to see.”

    LOL that actually made me laugh. Gracie is clearly a troll yet you all get so mad LOL.

    I do agree that while Sting debuting was awesome, it did steal some of Ziggler’s thunder. Right now people aren’t talking about Ziggler’s super hero effort. They are talking about Sting. Still good show. Main event saved this show a ton.

    Hubcap Dave Reply:

    He must has prepped that line with Cena’s name before the match actually took place…..

  19. M.R. says:

    Can this lead to Sting vs Triple H at Wrestlemania, please? I dread the thought of that rumored Undertaker match.

    Heyo Reply:

    I saw a recent IGN interview with Sting, and it sounds like he’s wanting Taker at WM. Personally, hell no I don’t want it. WM30 showed that he doesn’t have it anymore.

  20. deanerandterry says:

    The ending to that main event was damn near perfect. I was hoping they used this match to give someone on Team Cena a rub and although I don’t care much for Dolph I love the fact that he got a huge. Add in Sting and you got a great ending to a pretty damn good main event.

    Hubcap Dave Reply:

    With recent booking, I thought it’d have been Ryback, but Zigs getting it was just fantastic!

    FauladKaAulad Reply:

    am I the only one that still rates Ryback as a mid carder at best.

  21. Acuzzam says:

    Honestly guys, I don’t understand much about wrestling, I started watching this year, but I thoght that this Main Event was actually pretty smart. They did everything they could to make us fell like nothing would change. First things first, Mark Henry being eliminated was a great moment in my opinion: It fells like one of those ultra hyped UFC matches that ends in a minute or two. It was such a cold shower on the authority that it was actually pretty cool in my opinion. People are bitching about Big Show turning again (from what I understand he did that a lot in his carrer, I wouldnt know) but thats actually pretty good, Big Show turning a Cena being eliminated made me almost rage quit watching the thing, I was thinking they would give us a bullshit, changes nothing ending, again. And that I already saw a lot in my short time as a wrestling fan. And after Big Show walked out on the match everything else was just gold in my opinion. Dolph Ziggler and Sting were awesome. Some people may complain that the authority will still appear and these changes won’t last or that they are stupid but I liked it. And I’m pretty excited for the future. Just… Please, no more matches with the bunny…

    PS: Sorry for my shitty english. Its not my native language.

    klunderbunker Reply:

    Your English was fine.

    Here’s why so many fans don’t like Big Show vs. Cena: we’ve seen it roughly 19484 times already and the feuds get less interesting every single time. That’s all it comes down to. It’s their fallback idea and almost no one cares. Big Show has been in the WWF since February of 1999 and Henry since 1996. We’ve seen them for so long now that it’s very hard to care, especially given how many times they’ve fought each other over the years.

    The stuff after Show left was indeed gold.