Full WWE Survivor Series Results. Lesnar vs. Bryan, Rousey vs. Flair - Complete Results!...
WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view took place in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, Nov 18 2018
Match 1: Raw vs. SmackDown 10-on-10 tag (kickoff show)Participants: Team Raw (Bobby Roode & Chad Gable, The Revival, The B-Team, Lucha House Party & The Ascension) vs. Team SmackDown (The Usos, The New Day, SAnitY, The Club & The Colons)
Summary: Dash Wilder eliminated Primo Colon (The Colons). Karl Anderson eliminated Bo Dallas (The B-Team). Bobby Roode eliminated Eric Young (SAnitY). Big E eliminated Konnor (The Ascension). Gran Metalik eliminated Karl Anderson (The Club). Jey Uso eliminated Lince Dorado (Lucha House Party). Big E eliminated Chad Gable (Gable & Roode). Dash Wilder eliminated Xavier Woods (The New Day). Jimmy Uso eliminated Scott Dawson (The Revival) and The Usos won the match as sole survivors.
Verdict: The early stages revolved around the injured Kalisto being replaced by another Lucha House Party member, essentially making this an 11-on-10. The rest of the match had a you-hit-a-move, I’ll-hit-a-move feel to it with several eliminations in quick succession. It wasn’t until the closing stages when Gable and The Usos flew over the top rope that things livened up. Overall, this was underwhelming, and it felt largely meaningless when the commentators refused to acknowledge SmackDown’s kickoff show win in the Brand vs. Brand scores throughout the night.
Match 2: Raw vs. SmackDown (women’s 5-on-5)Participants: Team Raw (Mickie James, Nia Jax, Tamina, Sasha Banks & Bayley) vs. Team SmackDown (Carmella, Naomi, Sonya Deville, Asuka & Mandy Rose)
Summary: Alexa Bliss replaced Ruby Riott and Natalya with Sasha Banks and Bayley after the Team Raw members brawled backstage. Tamina eliminated Naomi early on before Carmella eliminated Tamina and celebrated with a seven-second dance break. Sonya Deville took out Mickie James and Mandy Rose capitalised by covering the Team Raw member. Raw then gained momentum with quick eliminations from Bayley and Banks on Carmella and Rose. Bayley and Deville were then counted out after a Bayley-to-Belly at ringside, leaving Asuka to represent SmackDown against Jax and Banks. After some heavy strikes from both Banks and Asuka, Jax turned against Banks — her own partner — and threw her into the path of Asuka, who made her opponent submit. Moments later, Jax hit Asuka with several leg drops before getting the win with a Samoan Drop to emerge as the sole survivor.
Verdict: This match was very well put together with lots of little stories playing out from start to finish. The biggest story surrounded Jax, who was mercilessly booed every time she got involved following her face-breaking punch on Becky Lynch last week. With reports suggesting that it’ll be Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 35, I can’t help but feel bad for Charlotte Flair, whose place in the WrestleMania main event looks to have gone — all because Jax was reckless with a punch. Mistakes happen etc etc etc, but few have consequences as big as this.
Match 3: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Summary: This was all about the strong strikes of Shinsuke Nakamura and the electric tempo that Seth Rollins brings to his matches. One of the biggest moments came when Rollins landed three successive suicide dives to the outside. Towards the end, Rollins missed with a top-rope splash and Nakamura took advantage by hitting a Kinshasa, but Rollins kicked out. The US champ attempted another Kinshasa moments later but the IC champ countered and hit a stomp for the win, making the score 2-0 to Raw (excluding the kickoff show, which is what WWE did all night!).
Verdict: This was just as good as everybody thought it would be. Rollins’ singles matches can take a while to get going sometimes but the finishes are always great. It was very surprising to see him kick out of the Kinshasa in what was a relatively meaningless match, but it made for an exciting ending.
Match 4: AOP vs. The Bar
Summary: Enzo Amore (that’s right, ENZO AMORE) tried to hijack the start of the match by reciting his intro from the second row of the crowd. Once he was kicked out by security, fans chanted “We want Enzo!” and “No we don’t!” and the attention then turned back to the match. The finish came when The Big Show grabbed Drake Maverick by the throat on the ring apron and AOP’s manager urinated down his trouser leg (yep, this really happened). AOP then hit Sheamus with a double-team to get the win for Team Raw, making the score Raw 3-0 SmackDown.
Verdict: Enzo hijacked the match and Maverick peed his pants. I don’t need to add anything else.
Match 5: Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali (Cruiserweight Championship)
Summary: The biggest moments early on came when Buddy Murphy launched Mustafa Ali from the apron to the outside of the ring on two occasions before connecting with a leap over the top rope. Ali gained momentum with a reverse hurricanrana and a DDT but Murphy kicked out both times. The champ even survived a Spanish Fly at ringside, earning a “This is awesome!” chant, before getting the win moments later with his Murphy’s Law finisher.
Verdict: Anybody who watches 205 Live will have felt vindicated when the crowd began chanting “205! 205!” towards the end of the match. The cruiserweights have produced some of WWE’s best matches in 2018 — it’s just a shame that so many of them go unnoticed. This encounter at Survivor Series will surely lead to more PPV opportunities in the future.
Match 6: Raw vs. SmackDown (men’s 5-on-5)Participants: Team Raw (Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor & Bobby Lashley) vs. Team SmackDown (The Miz, Shane McMahon, Rey Mysterio, Samoa Joe & Jeff Hardy)
Summary: Drew McIntyre played a key role early on, eliminating Samoa Joe within a minute before trading blows with Braun Strowman. Moments later, Shane McMahon drove Strowman through the announce desk with an elbow drop. Balor then tagged himself in on McIntyre but he was soon eliminated by Rey Mysterio. Dolph Ziggler was the next to be eliminated after SmackDown took control and Shane hit a Coast-to-Coast. Strowman then re-entered the match, flattening Shane after another Coast-to-Coast attempt before eliminating Jeff Hardy, Mysterio and The Miz. Shane, the final SmackDown member, was left to battle on alone against Strowman, McIntyre and Lashley. Strowman promptly defeated the SmackDown Commissioner, making the score Raw 4-0 SmackDown, and Corbin attacked “The Monster Among Men” from behind after the match.
Verdict: Like the women’s 5-on-5, lots of little stories played out throughout the course of this match, mostly involving McIntyre and his inability to get along with his teammates. The big takeaway here is that SmackDown lost again, making it impossible for them to win overall. We’ll see in the days to come where this story will go, but it certainly felt underwhelming heading into the final two matches knowing that Raw had already won the night.
Match 7: Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
Summary: This match had a chaotic start with Charlotte Flair getting the better of her opponent by slamming her face into the bottom turnbuckle. Ronda Rousey soon gained momentum of her own, notably connecting with a knee to Flair’s face before locking in an armbar against the ropes. Flair then failed with a moonsault but she quickly took control by hitting a spear and locking in a Figure Four. In the end, out of absolutely nowhere, Flair attacked Rousey with a kendo stick at ringside before continuing the attack inside the ring. When it looked like the referee had calmed the situation down, Flair returned and hit Natural Selection on Rousey onto a chair. Several officials tried to stop her but, with a laser-focused look in her eyes, Flair took them all out before trapping Rousey’s neck in a chair. She then stomped on the chair, delivering one final punishment to a defenceless Rousey.
Verdict: This was on course to be one of the best women’s matches of 2018… and then Flair flipped out… and it made it even better! “The Queen” has never showed this side of her character before, even during her heel run. It looked as though Becky Lynch vs. Rousey was the big-money women’s match for WWE, but the inevitable Flair vs. Rousey rematch should be just as good. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll see all three of them battle it out at WrestleMania…
Match 8: Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan
Summary: Daniel Bryan mocked Brock Lesnar in the early stages by kicking him in the shin before running around the ring and taunting him at ringside. Once Lesnar grabbed hold of Bryan, he clubbed him around the head before throwing him around with multiple suplexes. The referee repeatedly checked on Bryan but the match — and the punishment — continued. Lesnar looked set to win with an F5 but he picked Bryan up before the 3-count to carry on with the beatdown. Bryan suddenly caught his opponent with a couple of kicks to the face before the referee was knocked over when Lesnar attempted an F5. Bryan took advantage with a low-blow, followed by a running knee, to get a 2.9-count. Both men traded offence over the next few minutes before Bryan hit another running knee and locked in a lengthy “Yes!” Lock submission. In the end, Lesnar reversed it into an F5 to get the win, meaning Team Raw won 6-0 over Team SmackDown.
Verdict: Midway through the match, the crowd chanted “Boring!” and we were heading towards a C/D grade. Then, out of nowhere, Bryan rallied and this turned into what will go down as one of the most memorable matches of the year. Bryan has mentioned Lesnar as his dream opponent several times over the last few years and, even though it didn’t seem this way initially, the match far exceeded expectations. With just five days of build-up, fans had no right to be as invested in this as they were towards the end. Bravo to Lesnar and Bryan — this was sensational.