Nov 18, 2012 - by Michael Riba
The pre-show opens with a shot of the fans at the merchandise stands, as Matt Striker and Scott Stanford are on commentary. They show the Traditional Survivor Series Match preview, and Cody Rhodes is officially off of Team Ziggler.
We go backstage and Ziggler announces that their new team member is David Otunga, and everybody on the team groans before Otunga walks up. Ziggler says he will not be eliminated and they will dominate. He says the match is theirs to win.
We see a video package that highlights the on-going feud between Sheamus and The Big Show.
Pre-Show Match: 3MB (Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal) (w/Drew McIntyre) vs. Santino Marella and Zack Ryder
Ryder and Mahal start the match, and Ryder shoots Mahal off the ropes. Mahal comes back with a shoulder block and takes Ryder down. Ryder comes back and tags in Marella, who gets Mahal in a headlock. Mahal gets to Slater and tags him in. Marella takes Slater to his corner and tags in Ryder. Slater turns the tide and control Rider for a bit. Ryder fights back and gets free and tags in Marella. Marella connects with the flying headbutt and grabs the cobra sock. He takes too much time and Slater takes control. Slater tosses Marella into the corner and tags in Mahal. Mahal drops a few knees on Marella and takes him down with a neck breaker for a one count. Mahal and Slater double-team Marella, but he fights back and goes for a double clothesline, but Mahal and Slater duck. Slater gets Marella in a headlock, but he fights out. Slater keeps control and tags in Mahal. Mahal charges Marella, but he reverses with a backdrop. Marella tags in Ryder, who kicks Mahal in the face and connects with a missile dropkick. Ryder takes S;ater out and hits the Broski Boot on Mahal, but Slater breaks up the count. Ryder hits the Rough Ryder on Slater and sets it up for Mahal, but McIntyre hits Ryder with his cast, allowing Mahal to get the pin fall.
We see a replay of the segment with Vickie Guerrero revealing some voice mails that AJ Lee supposedly left for John Cena.
We go backstage and Josh Mathews tries to interview Lil Jimmy, but R-Truth says there’s nobody there. Truth says he is going to shut Antonio Cesaro’s mouth and bring the United States Championship back to the United States.
We see a video package of the feud between CM Punk, John Cena, and Ryback to close out the pre-show.
Survivor Series opens up with a video package covering the history of the past 25 editions of the pay-per-view. It transitions into a video package covering the major matches for tonight’s show: Sheamus vs. The Big Show and the Triple Threat. We go live into the arena in Indianapolis, Indiana, where the announce team is made up of Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and John Bradshaw Layfield.
Match #1: Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Brodus Clay, Justin Gabriel, Sin Cara, Rey Mysterio, and Tyson Kidd (w/Cameron and Naomi) vs. Epico, Primo, Tensai, and The Prime Time Players (w/Rosa Mendes)
Epico and Kidd start the match off and Kidd applies a headlock. Kidd takes Epico down and applies another headlock. Epico gets out, but Kidd takes him down with an arm bar. Epico fights out and takes Kidd down with a head-scissors. Epico grabs Kidd’s legs, but Kidd gets to the ropes. Kidd kicks Epico in the face and takes him down and works over his arm. Kidd tags in Gabriel, who rolls up Epico for a two count. Gabriel takes Epico down with a heel trip and gets a two count after a standing moonsault. Gabriel tags Kidd back in, and he gets a two count on Epico. Kidd tags in Mysterio, who takes Epico down and gets a two count. Epico tags in Young, who takes Mysterio to the corner, but Mysterio takes him down with a drop-toe hold. Mysterio and Sin Cara double-team Young and Sin Cara goes for a cover, but only gets two. Young tags in Primo, and Sin Cara takes him down with a head-scissors. Sin Cara comes off the top rope and connects with a cross-body for two. Sin Cara slams Primo down for another two. Primo comes back and grounds Sin Cara and tags in Tensai. Tensai works over Sin Cara and slams him down. Tensai tags in O’Neil, who comes in and works over Sin Cara. O’Neil delivers a back breaker and tags in Primo, who gets a two count. Primo gets a headlock on Sin Cara, but he fights out for a bit before Primo catches him and tags in Tensai. Tensai drops an elbow and knocks Sin Cara’s team off the apron, except for Clay. Clay gets tagged in and clears the ring of the heel team. The face team does a lot of high-flying and takes down the heels on the outside as Tensai and Clay are in the ring. Tensai takes Clay down with a shoulder block and then splashes him for the pin fall. Brodus Clay has been eliminated.
Justin Gabriel gets in the ring, but Tensai takes him down and tags in O’Neil. O’Neil applies an abdominal stretch. Gabriel fights out as Tensai makes the blind tag. Tensai slams him down and goes for the pin, but Gabriel kicks out at two. Gabriel surprises Tensai and rolls him up for the pin fall. Tensai has been eliminated. Tensai lays Gabriel out before leaving, and O’Neil gets back into the match. Epico tags in and chops Gabriel. Epico applies a headlock, but Gabriel fights out. Epico attempts an elbow drop, but Gabriel moves and tags in Kidd. Epico dropkicks Kidd down to the floor. Primo slams Kidd into the barricade and tosses him back into the ring for a two count. Kidd fights back, but Primo keeps control and tags in O’Neil. Kidd comes back and kicks O’Neil in the head and comes over the top rope for the pin fall. Titus O’Neil has been eliminated. Young gets into the ring and dominates Kidd. Young tags in Epico and he drops Kidd with a few suplexes. Kidd reverses and locks in the Sharp Shooter and Epico taps. Epico has been eliminated. Primo gets into the ring and gets Kidd in a headlock. Primo drops Kidd with a back drop. Tyson Kidd comes back and drops Primo and tags in Mysterio. Mysterio takes Primo down with a hurricanrana, and then kicks Primo in the head. Mysterio goes up top, and connects with the seated senton. Mysterio gets an arm drag and takes Primo out. Primo has been eliminated. Mysterio hits the 619, and his team hits all their finishers on Young before Mysterio gets the pin fall.
Winners: Rey Mysterio, Justin Gabriel, Sin Cara, Tyson Kidd, and Brodus Clay.
We see Kaitlyn walking backstage when someone in a blonde wig attacks her. Turns out, it’s Aksana. Kaitlyn fights her off and Eve Torres walks up and asks her if she is okay. Kaitlyn shoves her down and asks her if she is okay.
Match #2: WWE Divas Championship Match: Eve Torres (c) vs. Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn takes Eve down and pounds away on her. Kaitlyn slams Eve into the corner and kicks her in the midsection. Kaitlyn stomps away on Eve and they go to the outside. Kaitlyn slams Eve into the announce table and then tosses her back into the ring. Eve rolls back out of the ring, but Kaitlyn slams her into the ring apron a few times and rolls her back into the ring. Kaitlyn slams Eve’s head into the mat and gives her some room, so Eve kicks her in the midsection and takes control. Eve goes for the cover, but Kaitlyn kicks out at two. Eve slams Kaitlyn a couple of times and drops an elbow to Kaitlyn’s back. Eve applies a submission in the middle of the ring. Eve slams Kaitlyn’s head into the mat again. Kaitlyn reaches for the ropes and gets there. Eve keeps control and walks over Kaitlyn. Eve goes up top, but Kaitlyn shoves her and Eve backs away from Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn slams Eve face-first into the mat and takes her down with a knee to the midsection for a two count. Kaitlyn goes after Eve on the outside, but Eve turns the table and delivers a neck breaker back in the ring for the pin fall.
Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: Eve Torres.
We see a video package of Team Foley and Team Ziggler both arguing within their own team from the pre-show. Del Rio tells the team to follow his lead when Ziggler gets eliminated, which leads to them arguing. Team Foley is all arguing about who will be the sole survivor, except Orton who is sitting by himself. The segment ends with Team Foley, except Orton, coming together. Orton tells Foley that he hates him. Foley tells Kingston that is Orton’s way of being ready.
Match #3: WWE United States Championship Match: Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. R-Truth
Truth takes Cesaro down and rolls him up for a quick pin attempt. They exchange moves again and Truth gets another roll up for a two count. Truth backs Cesaro into the corner, but Cesaro connects with a vicious headbutt. Cesaro takes Truth to the corner and pounds away on him. Cesaro kicks Truth in the face and wrenches his neck in the middle of the ring. Cesaro moves it to an arm bar, but Truth fights out. Cesaro keeps control and jumps down onto Truth’s chest and gets a two count. Cesaro applies a submission, but Truth fights out and comes off the ropes, but Cesaro takes him down with a knee to the midsection. Cesaro applies the submission again and takes Truth down with a belly-to-back slam. Cesaro floats over and slams Truth again and gets a two count. Truth connects with a few rights, but Cesaro comes back with an uppercut for a two count. Cesaro applies the submission again. Truth fights back, but Cesaro backs him into the corner. Truth hits the spinning elbow and goes after Cesaro in the corner. Truth connects with the heel kick, but only gets a two count. Cesaro comes back and kicks Truth in the knee and delivers the uppercut. Cesaro picks Truth up and delivers the Neutralizer for the pin fall.
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: Antonio Cesaro.
We see a replay of the segment from Raw where Vickie Guerrero revealed some voice mails that AJ Lee supposedly sent to John Cena. Back live, AJ makes her way to the ring. AJ says Vickie has tried to make her life a living hell, but now she has some evidence against Vickie. Vickie asks her what she thinks she is doing. AJ shows some doctored pictures of Vickie and Ricardo Rodriguez eating some burritos and enjoying some of Jim Ross’ barbeque sauce. She shows a photo of Vickie dancing with Brodus Clay. Vickie says she is going to slap AJ in the face. AJ says she doesn’t want to fight. AJ says both of them will lose their jobs if they lay a hand on each other, and out of nowhere Tamina Snuka lays AJ out. Tamina connects with the Superfly Splash. Tamina leaves the ring and Vickie kneels down and laughs at AJ.
We go backstage where Josh Mathews is interviewing Paul Heyman. Heyman says Punk is making history by being the ninth-longest reigning champion of all time while Cena is busy chasing AJ and Ryback is busy taking us back to the caveman times. Heyman says Punk remains the only man to defeat Ryback and is the best in the world.
Match #4: World Heavyweight Championship Match: The Big Show (c) vs. Sheamus
Sheamus comes out swinging, but Show takes him down with a right hand to the midsection and a headbutt. Show clubs Sheamus and takes him down with a big clothesline. Show smashes Sheamus in the corner and keeps control, but Show gets tangled in the ropes and Sheamus connects with his vintage ten clubbing blows. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, but they go to the outside before Show escapes back into the ring. Sheamus comes off the top rope, but Show reverses and takes him down with a Spear. They go to the outside and Show controls Sheamus. Show slams Sheamus back in the ring and drops him again with a headbutt. Show keeps control and walks over Sheamus’ chest. Show clubs Sheamus on the back and then chokes him over the middle rope. Sheamus comes back and takes Show down with his shoulder block over the top rope, but Show comes right back with a big boot. Show splashes Sheamus and gets a two count. Show clamps his hand on Sheamus’ neck in the middle of the ring, but Sheamus fights out before Show connects with a side slam. Show stands on Sheamus’ head and then connects with another clubbing blow on his back. Sheamus jumps on on Show’s back and applies a Sleeper Hold. Show powers out and slams Sheamus to the mat. Sheamus pounds away on Show in the corner and charges, but Show moves and Sheamus goes shoulder-first into the corner. Show drops an elbow, and gets a two count. Show goes to the middle rope, but Sheamus catches Show and drops him with an Electric Chair. Sheamus goes for the cover, but Show kicks out at two. Show and Sheamus exchange right hands on the mat and Sheamus connects with a high knee. Sheamus takes Show down with a firearm shiver. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, but Show blocks and goes for a choke slam. Sheamus counters and connects with White Noise, but Show kicks out at two. Sheamus sets up for the Brogue Kick, but Show pulls the referee in front of him. Show sets up for the KO Punch and connects with it as another referee makes the three count.
After the match, a referee reverses the decision and says Show is disqualified. Sheamus grabs a chair and lays Show out with it on the ramp. Sheamus delivers a Brogue Kick for good measure.
Winner by disqualification: Sheamus.
Match #5: Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team Foley (Daniel Bryan, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, and The Miz) (w/Mick Foley) vs. Team Ziggler (Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, Damien Sandow, David Otunga, and Wade Barrett) (w/Ricardo Rodriguez)
Otunga and Kingston start the match and Kingston rolls him up for two. Otunga goes to the outside and Kingston slingshots onto him. Kingston tosses him back into the ring and tags in Bryan. Otunga slams Bryan and tags and Sandow. Sandow connects with the Elbow of Disdain. Bryan comes back and kicks Sandow in the chest repeatedly. Sandow rolls out of the ring and walks away and says, “Good luck.” Kane brings him back in the ring and Bryan kicks him in the head. Kane grabs Sandow and choke slams him for the pin fall. Damien Sandow has been eliminated. Kane and Bryan argue and Kane shoves Bryan over the top rope. Ziggler hits the Zig-Zag on Kane for the pin fall. Kane has been eliminated. Orton gets into the ring and suplexes Ziggler and gets a two count. Orton tags in Kingston, and he flips Ziggler down to the mat for a two count. Bryan comes back in and Ziggler tags in Barrett. Barrett pounds away on Bryan in the corner, but Bryan takes him down with a drop-toe hold. Barrett pounds away on Bryan and Del Rio kicks him before Barrett knocks him out of the ring. Barrett goes outside and tosses Bryan back into the ring. Otunga gets into the ring and gets caught in the No Lock and he taps out. David Otunga has been eliminated. Del Rio gets Bryan in a headlock, but he fights out before Del Rio drops him. Del Rio charges Bryan in the corner, but Bryan elevates him over the top rope and to the floor. Bryan tags in Kingston, who takes Del Rio down from the top rope. Kingston connects with the Boom Drop and sets up for Trouble in Paradise, but Ziggler causes a distraction. Kingston comes back with a cross body and gets a two count on Del Rio. Barrett comes into the ring and hits the tiltawhirl sideslam on Kingston. Barrett connects with the Bullhammer Elbow for the pin fall. Kofi Kingston has been eliminated. Orton takes Barrett down with a dropkick. Orton charges Barrett in the corner, but Barrett gets his boot up to stop Orton. Orton suplexes Barrett down to the mat and drops a knee. Orton tags in Bryan, who gets overpowered by Barrett. Barrett tags in Del Rio, and Bryan tries to lock in the No Lock. Del Rio gets out and kicks Bryan in the ribs. Del Rio locks in the cross arm breaker, and Bryan taps. Daniel Bryan has been eliminated. The Miz enters the match for the first time and takes Del Rio down with an elbow. Orton tags in and clubs Del Rio in the chest. Del Rio comes back and works over Orton’s arm. Del Rio tags in Ziggler, who continues to work on Orton’s arm. Orton fights back and and slams Ziggler down to the mat. Barrett and The Miz get tagged in and The Miz cleans house. The Miz connects with a clothesline in the corner and sends Ziggler to the floor. Barrett reverses the Skull Crushing Finale and kicks The Miz in the midsection. Barrett goes for Wasteland, but The Miz reverses and hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the pin fall. Wade Barrett has been eliminated. The Miz has been eliminated. Orton fights off Del Rio and Ziggler, but the numbers game gets the better of him. Ziggler controls Orton and goes for a cover, but Orton kicks out at two. Ziggler tags Del Rio back in, and Del Rio stomps down on Orton’s chest. Del Rio goes up top, but Orton counters with a dropkick. Orton takes Del Rio down with some clotheslines and a power slam. Ricardo gets on the apron, and Del Rio attacks Orton from behind. Foley introduces Ricardo to Mr. Socko. Ziggler accidentally kicks Del Rio and Orton shoves Ziggler into the ring post. Orton hits the RKO on Del Rio. Alberto Del Rio has been eliminated. Orton goes for the RKO on Ziggler, but Ziggler holds the ropes and hits the Zig-Zag, but Orton kicks out at two. Orton connects with the second-rope DDT. Orton sets up for the RKO, but then stands up. Orton backs away and sets up for the Punt, but Ziggler connects with the Superkick for the pin fall. Randy Orton has been eliminated.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, Damien Sandow, David Otunga, and Wade Barrett.
WWE Championship Triple Threat Match: CM Punk (c) (w/Paul Heyman) vs. John Cena vs. Ryback
Punk leaves the ring and Cena and Ryback chase him around. Cena decks him and Ryback gets some shots in. Cena shoves Ryback away and gets more shots in. Punk takes Cena down. Punk comes off the ropes, but Ryback drops him with a big boot. Cena takes Punk down with a running bulldog. Punk gets tossed to the outside and Cena and Ryback stare each other down. They tie up and Ryabck shoves Cena to the mat. Ryback sends Cena off the ropes, but Cena takes him down with a shoulder block. Ryback comes back and delivers a shoulder block of his own. Ryback sends Cena to the floor and Punk attacks Ryback from behind. Punk takes Ryback down with a snap suplex, but Ryback jumps right back up and takes Punk down. Cena connects with a belly-to-belly suplex on Ryback and gets him in a headlock. Punk knocks Cena out to the floor and goes up top and jumps off onto Ryback and takes him down to his knee. Cena gets back in and Ryback gets sent to the outside. Punk drops Cena with a DDT and gets a two count. Punk locks in a submission, but Ryback gets back in and picks Punk up and drops him with a running power slam. Cena drops Ryback and Ryback stands right back up. Cena and Ryback exchange blows before Punk sends Cena into the steel steps on the outside. Punk connects with a flying clothesline and takes Ryback down for a one count. Punk applies a headlock, but Ryback fights out and takes Punk down with a back body drop and a spine buster. Ryback sets up for the Meathook Clothesline, and he connects and takes Punk to the mat. Ryback sets up for Shell Shocked, but Cena gets in the applies the STF on Ryback. Punk gets back in and drops the elbow on Cena to break the hold. Punk goes for the Go to Sleep on Cena, but he fights out and they exchange right hands. Ryback gets up and takes both of them down with a double clothesline. Ryback sends Cena and Punk to the floor. Ryback picks up Punk and Cena, but they fight back and beat him down on the outside. Cena and Punk suplex Ryback through the announce table. Punk and Cena get back into the ring and Cena takes him down with the Five Moves of Doom. Punk comes back and delivers Go to Sleep, but Cena kicks out at two. Punk and Cena get to their feet and Punk kicks Cena’s legs and ribs. Cena catches Punk’s leg and tries for the STF, but Punk kicks him off. Punk connects with the high running knee in the corner. Punk goes for the bulldog, but Cena reverses and locks in the STF. Ryback pulls Cena out of the ring. Ryback hits the Meathook Clothesline on Punk. Ryback lifts Punk up and delivers Shell Shocked. Ryback goes for the cover, but Cena breaks up the count. Ryback delivers Shell Shocked to Cena, but a group of guys run through the crowd and attack Ryback. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Raines from NXT are the guys. They slam Ryback through the table. Punk crawls back into the ring and covers Cena for the three count.
Winner and still WWE Champion: CM Punk.
1. Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Rey Mysterio, Justin Gabriel, Sin Cara, Tyson Kidd, & Brodus Clay def. Darren Young, Epico, Primo, Tensai, & Titus O’Neil
2. WWE Divas Championship Match: Eve Torres def. Kaitlyn
3. WWE United States Championship Match: Antonio Cesaro def. R-Truth
4. World Heavyweight Championship Match: Sheamus def. The Big Show via disqualification
5. Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, Damien Sandow, David Otunga, & Wade Barrett def. Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Kofi Kingston, & The Miz
6. WWE Championship Triple Threat Match: CM Punk def. John Cena & Ryback