PPV REPORTS 11/17 WWE Survivor Series: Keller's Virtual Time PPV Results
Nov 17, 2002 - 9:57:00 PM
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By Wade Keller, Torch editor
WWE Survivor Series PPV
November 17, 2002
New York, N.Y. at Madison Square Garden
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(1) Bubba Ray Dudley & Spike Dudley & Jeff Hardy beat Three Minute Warning at 11:22 in a tables elimination match. D-Von came out at the end to help Bubba eliminate Rico with a 3D to win the match. Good wild brawl to open the show.
(2) Kidman pinned Jamie Noble (w/Nidia) at 7:10 to capture the WWE Cruiserweight Title. Good match. Kidman won clean with a Shooting Star Press.
Angle did a funny backstage bit with Benoit ending with Angle hugging Benoit.
(3) Victoria pinned Trish Stratus at 7:04 to capture the WWE Women's Title. Good intensity from Victoria. Strong selling by Trish. Nice effort from both although marred by some mistimed moves.
Big Show told Eric Bischoff backstage he'll regret trading him to Raw.
Heyman told Brock Lesnar he will do everything in his power to be sure "my client" leaves the PPV WWE Champion. Not sure if Heyman meant to be over-the-top-obvious about it or not, but it seemed clear he was implying that his client might now be Big Show, not Lesnar.
(4) Big Show pinned Brock Lesnar at 4:23 to capture the WWE Title. Heyman yanked the ref out of the ring just as the ref was about to count a pin on Show. Show then came back with a chokeslam on a chair and scored the win. Lesnar got in some impressive suplexes on Show, who barely left his feet during the suplexes.
(4) The Guerreros captured the WWE Tag Titles in a three-way elimination match with Edge & Rey Mysterio and Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit at 19:18. If there's such a thing as a disappointing match that's still in the four star range, this was it. Very good match, but not what it could have been given more time and a stronger final few minutes.
Christopher Nowinski walked out and insulted New Yorkers, calling them stupid. Matt Hardy then came out and said they're losers. They argued for a few minutes and then compromised on the term "loopid." Scott Steiner then walked out to his siren music. He beat both of them up, asked for the "f---in mic," then said his catch phrases and left. The crowd popped for him like he was a star and chanted, "Steiner, Steiner," assuring Vince McMahon will push him huge.
(6) RVD and Booker T were the first two eliminated from the Chamber match. Kane and Jericho were next, leaving Triple H vs. Michaels. Jericho, Triple H, and Michaels all bled. They didn't do any huge spots in the match other than some bumps through the small chamber cage glass in the corners. Michaels ended up pinning Triple H after Sweet Chin Music at 39:12. Good match, but not in the "must see category" by any means. Michaels didn't look like anything special in the match, so unless you're aware of his rep, his win won't mean a lot.
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