Jun 4, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Sunday, November 14th in Cleveland, OH
(1) CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Chavo Guerrero vs. Billy Kidman vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Spike Dudley
As usual, Spike Dudley was there to pick up the pieces. The Fatal Four Way Match featuring four of the most athletic WWE Superstars on the planet certainly didn’t disappoint at Survivor Series on Sunday night. As the wild match came to a close, Chavo Guerrero seemed poise to take home the Cruiserweight Championship when he hit the Gory Bomb on Spike Dudley. But Billy Kidman — the same man who put Guerrero out of action for two months with a Shooting Star Press — broke up the pin with a leg drop to Guerrero’s head. After Rey Mysterio sent Kidman out of the ring, Dudley found just enough energy to cover a shaken Guerrero to retain his championship.
(2) INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Shelton Benjamin vs. Christian
Christian had the support of his peeps and his Problem Solver, but it wasn’t enough at Survivor Series. Shelton Benjamin would retain his Intercontinental Championship in Cleveland in a hard-fought affair. Christian did everything in his power to steal the championship. He tried to knock Benjamin out with the belt. And then when referee Earl Hebner wasn’t looking, Tomko laid a Big Boot to Benjamin’s face. But the resilient Benjamin kicked out and managed to reverse the Unprettier and hit Christian with a T-Bone slam for the victory.
(3) CLASSIC SURVIVOR SERIES ELIMINATION MATCH: Kurt Angle, Mark Jindrak, Luther Reigns & Carlito Caribbean Cool vs. Eddie Guerrero, Rob Van Dam, Big Show & John Cena
Kurt Angle tried to leave, he even tried to call a timeout. None of it worked as Team Guerrero recorded a resounding victory over Team Angle at Survivor Series. After Big Show chokeslammed Luther Reigns, Angle was left to fend for himself against Latino Heat, Show and John Cena. After attempting to leave, he was dragged back into the ring, where Cena connected on a F-U before Guerrero landed his frog splash. Rob Van Dam was the first to be officially pinned, followed by Mark Jindrak, which still left Team Guerrero with a 3-2 advantage in Superstars. Angle’s team began the match at a distinct disadvantage when Carlito Caribbean Cool never even bothered to compete. Cena, understandably still angry at Cool for stealing his United States Championship, attacked Carlito and associate Jesus immediately after his introduction. The brawl continued backstage with Cool and Jesus eventually getting in a car and speeding out of Gund Arena.
(4) UNDERTAKER VS. HEIDENREICH
It wasn’t easy, but Undertaker got his revenge on the unstable Heidenreich. It took a massive chokeslam, the Last Ride, and finally, a punishing Tombstone to put the eccentric rookie away. It was Heidenreich who cost Taker the WWE Championship at No Mercy when he violently interfered in Undertaker’s match with JBL. Still, this match wasn’t made until Heidenreich’s manager Paul Heyman tracked Undertaker down for a secret and bizarre contract signing. Taker signed the contract and promised an execution for Heidenreich. As he usually does in the big events, Taker delivered with a vintage performance.
(5) WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP: Trish Stratus vs. Lita
Lita had no intention of trying to capture the Women’s Championship at Survivor Series. Instead, this was strictly about payback for all of the pain and humiliation Trish Stratus has inflicted over the past few months. Lita tossed Trish face-first into a steel chair and the security barrier before hitting her with a chair and possibly breaking Trish’s nose, which was bleeding profusely. Lita was officially disqualified, although she didn’t seem to care.
(6) WWE CHAMPIONSHIP: JBL vs. Booker T
It isn’t always pretty. In fact, it doesn’t even seem fair sometimes. But JBL once again retained his WWE Championship by defeating Booker T at Survivor Series. JBL had guaranteed to win the match, promising to leave SmackDown! forever if he had lost. But that didn’t happen, thanks in part to Chief of Staff Orlando Jordan, whose constant meddling distracted Booker T all night. And while Booker got in plenty of shots on Jordan, it was one last distraction that gave JBL the opportunity to nail Booker with the belt and record the pin. Josh Mathews, who has formed a bond with Booker in recent weeks, came to the ring to aid his friend. But JBL quickly dispatched of the lightweight announcer with a Clothesline From Hell.
(7) CLASSIC SURVIVOR SERIES ELIMINATION MATCH: Triple H, Batista, Gene Snitsky & Edge vs. Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Maven & Chris Jericho
Randy Orton was a team of one. And that’s all he needed. Orton overcame the odds at Survivor Series, single-handedly leading his team to victory. With partners Maven, Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit all eliminated, it was the Legend Killer left to fend off both Edge and Triple H. He managed to pin Edge, but Triple seemed in control and was ready to plant him with the Pedigree. But a quick reversal by Orton led to the RKO, giving Team Orton total control of RAW for the next month. Edge eliminated Benoit and Chris Jericho knocked out Batista early on. Eventually, Gene Snitsky was done in by Maven, who returned mid-match after Snitsky attacked him backstage earlier in the night. Triple H would eliminate Maven.
|What did you think of the Survivor Series?
Thumbs Up – 38%
Thumbs In the middle – 19%
Thumbs Down – 14%
Didn’t See It – 30%
Cruiserweight match – 14%
IC title match – 11%
Smackdown elimination match – 5%
UT-Heidenreich – 13%
Lita-Trish – 7%
Booker T-JBL – 5%
Raw elimination match – 45%