WWE PPVs WWE S. SERIES PPV RESULTS 11/24 (Hour 1): Team Shield vs. Team Rhodes & Rey Survivor Series match, IC Title match
Nov 24, 2013 - 7:53:39 PM
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WWE Survivor Series PPV Results
November 24, 2013
Live in Boston, Mass.
Report by James Caldwell (@JCTorch), PWTorch assistant editor
First Hour PPV Results
The PPV is opening with a traditional Survivor Series match, but, first, The Authority. Triple H's music played to bring out Hunter and Stephanie McMahon on-stage to survey the crowd. Stephanie welcomed everyone to the 27th annual Survivor Series, then reminded the audience of their guarantee that there will be no physical involvement in the WWE Title match tonight. Hunter took it a step forward by noting there will be no physical interference in any match tonight.
After Hunter signed off, a PPV intro video played. The focus was on Big Show vs. Randy Orton and the involvement of The Authority. Also focused on was John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio for the World Title and C.M. Punk & Daniel Bryan vs. The Wyatts.
Live in the arena, Michael Cole introduced the show and claimed a sell-out on a cold night in Beantown. Rey Mysterio's music then played to bring out Rey for his full ring entrance. Out next were The Usos, who also received a full ring entrance. Cole, JBL, and Lawler were shown on-camera to formally introduce themselves before Goldust and Cody Rhodes were introduced to round out the babyface five-man team. Meanwhile, at the Spanish announce table was Ricardo Rodriguez, who was cut off before he could speak on the broadcast.
Out first for the heel team was the duo of Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro. They were joined by Zeb Colter, who cut a promo about Boston being the center of the American Revolution. Zeb said he looks around and sees no revolutionaries around here. He said people are too busy doing stupid things like twerking, talking on the phone, tweeting, or cheering some foreigner like Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz.
Cody Rhodes cut off Zeb and said none of these people paid to hear Zeb talk and none of them want to see Zeb twerk. So, Cody did a dance move that shook up Goldie. The Shield's music then played to bring out U.S. champ Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns through the crowd.
1 -- REY MYSTERIO & WWE tag champs RHODES BROS. (GOLDUST & CODY RHODES) & THE USOS vs. THE SHIELD (U.S. champion DEAN AMBROSE & SETH ROLLINS & ROMAN REIGNS) & THE REAL AMERICANS (JACK SWAGGER & ANTONIO CESARO w/Zeb Colter) -- Five-on-Five Survivor Series elimination match
Ambrose and Cody Rhodes started things off and Ambrose became too aggressive, drawing the ref's ire. Ambrose nearly got himself DQ'ed arguing with the ref, but Cody made sure he was gone with a quick roll-up from behind for a three count.
*** Ambrose eliminated at 2:13, Faces up 5-4 ***
After the crowd popped for a surprise early elimination, the faces went on a wild flurry of high-flying offense to take out the heels on the outside. Once things settled down in the ring, Goldust tagged in to a very strong reaction. Goldust was cut off by the Real Americans, though. Goldust broke free, then tagged in Mysterio to a strong reaction. Mysterio KO'ed Swagger, then Uso came off the top with a big splash for a three count.
*** Swagger eliminated at 8:12, Faces up 5-3 ***
Cesaro entered next to work on the Usos. Cesaro teased the Big Swing, popping the crowd, and Cesaro went forward with five, ten, 15 revolutions. Jimmy Uso then entered and Cesaro gave him 5, 10, 15, 18 revolutions. The crowd applauded Cesaro who tried to catch his balance before Cody entered and took advantage of a dizzy Cesaro to pin him for a three count.
*** Cesaro eliminated at 9:58, Faces up 5-2 ***
Rollins and Reigns debated who should enter next as the announcers discussed whether The Shield is in big trouble here. Shield tried to slow the pace as JBL called out Cole on blatant exaggerations on commentary. Cole quickly shifted the discussion back to the match, where Uso delivered a Samoan Drop to Reigns. Uso followed with a corner butt bomb before making a cover for a two count. But, he missed with a top-rope splash, Reigns readied himself in the corner, and Reigns delivered his trademark spear for the pin and an elimination.
*** Jimmy Uso eliminated at 14:33, Faces up 4-2 ***
Cody Rhodes and Rollins tagged in next. Cody teased Cross Rhodes, then hit it on the second try, but Rollins managed to reach out and tag in Reigns before taking the finisher. Reigns then surprised an unsuspecting Rhodes with another spear for a three count.
*** Cody Rhodes eliminated at 15:43, Faces up 3-2 ***
After Cody was eliminated, Jey Uso sent Reigns to the outside, where he destroyed him into the barricade. But, back in the ring, Reigns avoided a high-flying attack. Reigns then tagged in Rollins, who foot-stomped Uso's face into the mat. It was good for a three count.
*** Jey Uso eliminated at 16:47, match even 2-2 ***
So, Rey and Goldust vs. Reigns and Rollins in the Final Four. Reigns quickly asserted himself by chucking Rey underneath the bottom rope right out of the ring and into the barricade. Rey sold pain on the outside as Goldust came over to check on him. Rey made it back into the ring just before a ten count, then avoided a corner attack from Reigns.
Rollins then tagged in for Reigns and was quickly rolled up by Rey for an elimination.
*** Rollins eliminated at 19:43, Faces up 2-1 ***
Before leaving the ring, Rollins attacked Rey, who sold the effects as Reigns assessed the situation being the last man left in the ring. Reigns then trash-talked Rey, who came back with a kick to the face to escape. Rey then jumped across the ring to tag in Goldust, who ran over Reigns with signature offense.
Goldust scored a nearfall on a powerslam, then tried a suplex, but Reigns ran Goldie into the corner. Goldust responded with a back-elbow, then climbed to the top rope for a turnaround cross-body for a nearfall. Goldust couldn't follow up, though, and Reigns smashed Goldust with a spear for the three count.
*** Goldust eliminated at 22:58, match even 1-1 ***
Immediately after the fall, Rey tried to attack Reigns and set him up for the 619, but Reigns popped to his feet and destroyed Rey with a big spear. Reigns then pinned Rey for the pin and the win. Post-match, the announcers strongly, strongly talked up Reigns's performance essentially winning the match by himself. After a replay of the outcome, Reigns and Rey went back-and-forth staring each other down as the ref checked on Goldust ringside. No sign of the Shield coming out to celebrate with Reigns.
WINNER: Reigns is the Sole Survivor at 23:23. Good sequences and not much downtime as the match unfolded, but the main knock is too many unrealistic pinfalls that you wouldn't see in a standard wrestling match. That's where mixing in a count-out or DQ would be useful. Overall, WWE continues to present Reigns as the break-out star of The Shield to set him up for singles success in the future. (***)
The Authority Office: Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Kane mumbled about some issues, then WWE champ Randy Orton walked in and cleared his threat to get their attention. Orton wanted to make sure they're all on the same page, then Steph offered a fake-smile that it's so nice to see him since they didn't hear him knock. Hunter then asked Orton to clarify what he wants. Orton sighed, then Hunter talked him up that he is the Viper, WWE champ, and Face of WWE. Steph added that Orton needs to go get it. Orton left.
In-ring: Curtis Axel was introduced for the "comedown" match up next. New Intercontinental champion Big E. Langston was out second to knock out Axel's re-match following Big E.'s title victory on Monday's Raw. Before the bell sounded, Cole acknowledged Dynamite Kid suffering a stroke this weekend.
2 -- IC champion BIG E. LANGSTON vs. CURTIS AXEL -- Intercontinental Title match
Back-and-forth exchange early on, then Langston pec-pressed Axel across the ring. Langston followed with a corner attack into a lift-up toss before smashing Axel with a clothesline for a two count. Langston continued to dismantle Axel, who responded with a Perfectplex, but Langston kicked out just before two.
Axel tried to follow with a double axehandle from the second rope, but Langston blocked. Axel then stumbled across the ring, turned around, and walked right into Langston, who grappled him for the Big Ending. Langston scored the pin for the win.
Post-match: Renee Young entered the ring to interview Langston about his victory. Langston shouted out to Boston, then said he doesn't mean to pander to the fans here in Boston, but when he won the IC Title, it was kind of like when the Red Sox became World Series champions. JBL said that's too easy. Langston went back to celebrating.
WINNER: Langston at 5:57 to retain the IC Title. Basic TV-level action taking the crowd down following the opening match and trying to bring them back up for the finish. (**)
Backstage: Divas champion A.J. Lee was shown standing by. A.J. talked off into space about all of the labels she's been given by her foes. A.J. said she knows everyone is far less successful than she is as Tamina Snuka looked on approvingly. The camera then swung around to reveal her Survivor Series tag partners listening on as A.J. talked down to them. Kaitlyn spoke up for the group that she doesn't know why anyone would trust A.J. as their tag partner, especially when A.J. ruined her life. A.J. responded that this is not about them, but about "Total Divas" not wanting them on the show. A.J. told them to prove them wrong and start their own show by stealing the show tonight. So, the ultimate goal for the Divas division now is to get on a reality show? Yikes.
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