WWE Survivor Series Kickoff Coverage (Kingston vs. Miz)
Nov 24, 2013 - by Michael Riba
WWE Survivor Series Kickoff kicks off with a camera panning inside the arena showing the WWE Universe. We go to the expert panel, which consists of Josh Mathews, Mick Foley, Booker T, and Bret Hart. Hart says he is looking forward to the WWE Championship Match, while Foley says he is looking forward to the World Heavyweight Championship Match, and Booker says he wants to see the Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match. Mathews reminds us of the Kickoff Match, which is Kofi Kingston going one-on-one with The Miz. Booker says Kingston is fired up and will get the win, but Foley and Hart say the old Miz is back and that gives him the upper-hand.
We go backstage to the Social Media Lounge and Renee Young. Tonight’s Twitter feed will be using the hash-tag #DreamTeam to make our own Survivor Series Dream Team. We go back to the expert panel, and we see the video hype package for the feud between John Cena and Alberto Del Rio. Hart says the key to the match tonight is Cena’s arm and just how injured it is. Booker says if Cena makes one mistake tonight, Del Rio will break his arm. Foley says Cena always gets a mixed reaction, and nobody likes to be booed in his hometown.
We go backstage and we see The Usos, Goldust, Rey Mysterio and Cody Rhodes gearing up for their match later tonight. We go back to the expert panel, and Hart says the key to the match is to make quick tags and stay fresh. Foley says The Usos and Rhodes and Goldust and Mysterio will have the advantage because they have two sets of brothers on the team. Booker says The Shield and The Real Americans need to focus on taking them out one by one to be successful.
We go backstage and Renee Young is with CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. Bryan says Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are ruthless and forces of nature and one of the biggest challenges he and Punk have had in the WWE. Bryan says he and Punk have overcome every challenge they have faced in the WWE and tonight will be no different. Punk says Bray Wyatt is a weird do and he has people do his dirty work for him. Punk says he and Bryan will take out The Wyatt Family and prove that they are the best.
We go down to ringside, where we see Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, and Jerry Lawler. They talk about the tag team match between CM Punk and Daniel Bryan and The Wyatt Family, as we gear up for our first match.
Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz
Miz extends his hand for a handshake to start the match, and Kingston hesitantly accepts. The men go around the ring and then exchange roll-ups for two counts. There is a stalemate and then Kingston takes Miz down with a back-slide for a two count. Miz comes back and delivers an Atomic Drop to Kingston. Kingston comes back and clotheslines Miz over the top rope and to the floor. Kingston launches himself over the top rope and takes Miz out with a flying elbow as we head to a “commercial” break.
We’re back and Kingston is still in control of the match. Kingston goes for the lateral press and gets a two count. Miz comes back and kicks Kingston in the face and Kingston is out. Miz goes for the cover, but Kingston kicks out at two. Miz slams Kingston down to the mat and goes for another cover, but Kingston kicks out at two again. Kingston comes back and stomps down on Miz’s chest and the referee begins counting both men down. Kingston drops Miz with a few clotheslines and then connects with the Boom Drop. Kingston goes for the Trouble in Paradise, but Miz ducks. Kingston rolls Miz up, but only gets a two count. Kingston comes back and drops Miz with the S.O.S. and goes for the cover, but Miz kicks out at two. Miz charges at Kingston in the corner, but Kingston kicks him in the head. Kingston connects with a cross-body and goes for the cover, but Miz kicks out at two. Kingston goes to kick Miz in the head, but Miz ducks. Miz grabs Kingston and rolls him up for the win.
Winner: The Miz.
After the match, Miz extends his hand for another handshake, but Kingston slaps him across the face and leaves the ring.
We go to the Social Media Lounge and Renee Young, and she reads some of the Survivor Series Dream Teams that were sent in.
We go back to the expert panel and they talk about the WWE Championship Match as the Kickoff Show comes to a close.