* Poll results: Grade WWE’s Survivor Series
– The 2021 WWE Survivor Series Kickoff pre-show opens live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City. Kayla Braxton welcomes us, and she’s joined on the panel by Peter Rosenberg and Kevin Patrick, plus WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Jerry “The King” Lawler. The panel hypes up the fans in the background, then they go over the card for tonight’s pay-per-view. We see video of RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair arriving in the back.
The panel discusses the Flair vs. Lynch match and we get a break. We come back and the panel gives predictions as some fans in the background chant “AEW!” but other fans yell back at them. Lawler goes with Lynch while Booker picks Flair, Patrick picks Becky, and Rosenberg predicts Flair to win. Back from another break and we see footage from the Cricket Wireless FanZone with fans giving their predictions on WWE Champion Big E vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. We see recent happenings between Sasha Banks and Shotzi. Banks is backstage with Shotzi, Natalya, Toni Storm, and Shayna Baszler now. Banks, the Team Captain, gives them a pep talk but disrespects Shotzi. The panel talks the Women’s 5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match and Booker believes Team SmackDown has already imploded. They discuss SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. RAW Tag Team Champions R-K-Bro and we see Randy Orton arriving in the back with Riddle. The panel talks about Orton breaking Kane’s record for most WWE pay-per-view appearances tonight, and we see Kane’s congratulatory tweet. Booker picks The Usos to win, while Lawler and the others disagree.
The panel talks about tonight being the 25th anniversary of The Rock’s WWE debut at the 1996 Survivor Series, with Lawler looking back at what he thought of The Rock. The rest of the panel also shares brief memories of The Great One before Kayla sends us to a quick break. We come back and go right to the ring for tonight’s Kickoff match.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. WWE United States Champion Damian Priest
We go to ringside for tonight’s Kickoff match as Jimmy Smith welcomes us. He’s joined by Pat McAfee and Byron Saxton. Out first comes Rick Boogs with his guitar. Boogs gives the grand introduction for WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and they head to the ring together. McAfee hits the table to dance around and Jimmy says he’s dancing all over his notes. Nakamura and Boogs hit the ring as Mike Rome does the introductions. Out next comes WWE United States Champion Damian Priest for this non-title champion vs. champion match. The undefeated Priest comes out to a hometown New York City pop.
The bell rings and they lock up, trading holds. Priest takes control to start, working on the arm. Nakamura tries to break free but Priest takes him down by the arm. Boogs shreds some at ringside to rally, which helps Nakamura turn it around in the middle of the ring. Priest with a big arm drag but Nakamura comes back with one of his own. They show each other up and taunt each other for a pop.
They lock up again and Priest unloads with knee strikes. Priest sends Nakamura to the corner but misses a punch. Nakamura drops Priest in the corner and stomps away while Boogs shreds at ringside. Nakamura positions Priest on the top turnbuckle but misses the high knee as Priest moves. Priest fights back and comes in from the apron with a big leg drop for a 2 count. Priest with more offense and a big elbow for a 2 count. Priest grounds Nakamura in the middle of the ring now. Boogs plays some more at ringside, annoying Priest. Nakamura fights up and out but Priest drops him with a kick.
Nakamura counters a move and nails a step-up kick. Nakamura yells at Priest to bring it. They go at it and Nakamura unloads with kicks. Priest catches a kick but Nakamura nails an enziguri to drop him. Nakamura with more offense in the corner, then the sliding German suplex. Priest kicks out at 2. Priest elbows Nakamura off his back, but then runs into a kick in the corner. Nakamura comes off the middle turnbuckle but Priest knocks him out of the air with a spinning heel kick. Priest gets hyped up from the corner as the hometown crowd rallies. Priest unloads with strikes in the middle of the ring, then plants Nakamura in the mat. Priest yells out and waits for Nakamura to get up in the corner. Priest with a flying elbow in the corner. They trade counters but Priest levels him with a clothesline, then drives him into the mat once again for another 2 count.
Priest calls for the end from the corner but has to pick Nakamura back up. Nakamura counters with a knee to the face and more strikes. Priest with the Bell Clap. Nakamura dicks a kick, Priest ducks a kick, but Nakamura levels him with a roundhouse for a pop. Nakamura readies for the Kinshasa now but Priest ducks and rolls him for a 2 count. Priest with a big kick on the follow-up. Priest comes off the middle rope but Nakamura knees him in mid-air and keeps the strikes coming for another close 2 count.
Nakamura can’t believe it. Nakamura waits for the Kinshasa once again as fans rally. Priest catches him with South of Heaven for a close 2 count. Priest and Nakamura are both down now. Priest goes for The Reckoning but it’s blocked. Priest stomps Nakamura but Nakamura nails a flying armbar. Priest resists and shoves Nakamura away, then pulls him into the Hell’s Gate submission.
Nakamura starts fading but Boogs brings him back to life with the guitar. Priest seethes now. Priest goes out after Boogs, takes the guitar and smashes it as fans boo him. Boogs approaches and asks why, but Priest nails him in the face with the guitar piece. Nakamura comes out but Priest drops him with a piece of guitar for the disqualification.
Winner by DQ: Shinsuke Nakamura
– After the bell, fans boo their hometown star as Priest storms away up the ramp. We go to replays. Priest heads to the back as his music plays while Boogs and Nakamura try to recover in front of the announce table. We go to a break.
– Back from a break and the panel talks about the Men’s 5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match as we see Bobby Lashley arriving backstage. Kevin Owens interrupts the panel and talks about how he hopes he can redeem himself tonight to show everyone that he is who he says he is. Kayla sends us backstage to Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville for breaking news. WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon arrives in a SUV as the roster waits for him, with Deville and Pearce. Vince steps out and they all pop for Vince. Vince then brings a large brass ball out of the SUV, and cues them to pop for that, and they do. Vince shows off the brass ball, then walks off. Apparently this is one of the treasure items from Netflix’s new “Red Notice” movie with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. We go back to the panel for more discussion on tonight’s line-up. We go to a break and get a video package for WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns to hype tonight’s match with WWE Champion Big E. They show more footage from the Cricket Wireless FanZone. The panel discusses Big E vs. Reigns now. That’s it for the Kickoff pre-show.
– The 2021 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view opens up with a video package inspired by Netflix’s “Red Notice” movie, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and is the sponsor of tonight’s pay-per-view. We’re live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City as the pyro explodes. Michael Cole welcomes us and he’s joined at ringside by Corey Graves and Pat McAfee. We get a video package for tonight’s champion vs. champion match for the women’s division.
RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair
We go right to the ring and out comes SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair for tonight’s opener as Mike Rome does the introduction. RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is out next.
The bell rings and they immediately start brawling with right hands. Flair rams Lynch into the corner and the referee has to separate them. Flair rushes but Lynch kicks her. Flair takes out Lynch’s knee from the back. Flair keeps going for the knee but Lynch turns it into the Dis-Arm-Her. They break and get back to their feet but Lynch drops Flair with a shot to the nose. Flair tackles Lynch and mounts her with rights.
Flair and Lynch go tot he floor and tangle, but Lynch shoves Flair face-first into the ring post, then the barrier. Lynch returns to the ring as the referee counts and Flair recovers at ringside. Flair comes back in but Lynch stomps her. Flair blocks the Man-Handle Slam, into a backbreaker. Flair kicks Lynch in the back of the neck and now stands tall as the crowd boos and cheers.
Flair man-handles Lynch, slamming her face into the mat over and over. Flair stands tall for the crowd now. Lynch catches Flair on the top rope but Flair turns it around and runs her shoulder-first into the ring post. Lynch falls out to the floor as the crowd goes wild. Flair goes to the apron but then climbs to the top turnbuckle. Flair goes for the moonsault to the floor but Lynch jumps up on the apron and shoves Flair off the top, to the floor. Flair hits her head on the barrier and may have hurt her knee on the fall. Lynch follows and Flair slams her back into the barrier.
Flair breaks the count as they return to the ring. They both crawl at each other, yelling and taunting each other. They get up to their feet and unload with punches and slaps. Flair clotheslines Lynch. Flair mounts Lynch with more strikes. Lynch kicks out at 1 and Flair smiles. Flair keeps Lynch down, working her around the ring. Lynch rocks Flair in the nose but Flair elbows her into the corner. Flair with a big chop but Lynch slaps h er. Flair with more big rights until the referee pulls her of. Flair blocks a kick and decks Lynch in the corner again. Lynch kicks Flair in the face. Flair catches Lynch for a tilt-a-whirl slam but it’s blocked with a Dis-Arm-Her attempt, which is also blocked. Flair ends up slamming Lynch again with a powerbomb but Lynch kicks out. Flair laughs.
Flair rolls Lynch over for another quick pin attempt. Lynch rolls Flair up for 2. They trade more offense on the mat but get up and Flair sends her into the turnbuckles. Lynch turns it around in the corner and unloads with kicks, then punches as the referee pulls her off. Fans do duel chants now. Lynch with a slap and more strikes in the corner. Lynch goes for an overhead suplex but it’s blocked and Flair launches Lynch into the turnbuckles with a big overhead suplex. Flair kips up and plays to the crowd. Flair talks trash and drags Lynch over for another pin attempt. Flair goes to the top now, stepping on Lynch to get there. Flair wastes some time but climbs up for the moonsault. She goes for it but lands on her feet as Lynch moves. Flair immediately goes for another moonsault and barely hits it for a 2 count.
Flair taunts Becky while down. Lynch slaps her. Flair goes for a suplex but Lynch rolls her for a 2 count. Flair eats a right hand and keeps control. Lynch sends Flair to the apron but Flair fights in, hanging Becky up on the top rope. Flair regroups at ringside as the referee counts. Flair comes in with a big boot but it’s blocked. Lynch unloads while Flair is stuck on the apron now. Lynch with kicks and punches, then a big second rope leg drop over the back of the neck. Flair kicks out at 2. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now. They get up and trade strikes. Lynch takes Flair down into a double arm bar, into a roll-up for 2. Lynch talks trash and uppercuts Flair, and again, and again. Lynch charges and dodges a big boot but Flair drops her with a back elbow for a 2 count.
Flair taunts Lynch as she crawls to the ropes. Becky with a back elbow to knock Flair way. They tangle some more but Flair levels her with a big boot for a close 2 count. Flair yells at the referee and shows some frustration. Lynch blocks a submission. Lynch comes back with an inverted DDT for a close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Lynch mounts Flair with more strikes. Lynch grinds her boot on Flair to keep her down. Flair stops Lynch from walking away to the corner. Lynch mounts her and unloads with strikes. Lynch drags Flair to the corner and then goes to the top as some fans cheer and some boo. Lynch climbs up for the leg drop but Flair moves. Flair misses a big boot. Lynch with the Man-Handle Slam but Flair gets her leg on the bottom rope to break it up.
Lynch drags Flair for the Figure Four but doesn’t have it fully locked in as Flair screams out. They call each other a bitch and throw strikes while in the submission. Flair turns it over and now Lynch grabs the bottom rope to break it but Flair takes advantage of the 5 count. Fans chant “this is awesome!” again as Flair and Lynch recover from the submissions on the mat. Flair knocks Lynch from the apron to the floor with a running big boot. Flair goes to the top rope for the big moonsault to the floor and she connects but barely, still taking Lynch down. Flair barks to the camera about how she’s the greatest ever. Flair brings it back in and covers for a 2 count. Flair goes right into Lynch’s Dis-Arm-Her finisher in the middle of the ring.
Lynch crawls to the bottom rope to break her own hold. They trade big strikes now. Flair rolls Lynch up and uses the rope for leverage but the referee catches her. Lynch immediately counters and rolls Flair up with the same move, also using the rope for leverage but the referee didn’t catch that one. Lynch gets the pin.
Winner: Becky Lynch
– After the match, Lynch immediately stands tall and takes the title, talking trash as her music hits. Flair immediately sits up and smirks at the controversial finish. Lynch yells and raises her title, talking trash to Flair as we go to replays. Flair takes her title and makes her exit as Lynch barks from the ring.
Men’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team RAW (Bobby Lashley, Austin Theory, Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins) vs. Team SmackDown (Drew McIntyre, Jeff Hardy, King Xavier Woods, Happy Baron Corbin, Sheamus)
Back from a break and it’s time for the Men’s 5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match. Out first comes Team RAW’s Bobby Lashley, who has MVP at his side. We see how Lashley took Dominik Mysterio’s spot in this match. Lashley hits the ring and poses as the pyro goes off. Out next comes Austin Theory as we see how Theory took Rey Mysterio’s spot in this match. Theory poses in the middle of the ring and takes a selfie. Finn Balor is out next to a pop. Kevin Owens is out next, also to a pop from the Brooklyn crowd. Team Captain Seth Rollins is out last. Team SmackDown’s Jeff Hardy is out first for his team as Team RAW looks on from the ring. Hardy is joined by King Xavier Woods. Hardy does his dance as the pyro goes off. We see how Hardy recently defeated Sami Zayn to keep his spot in the match. Out next comes Sheamus, who won a Fatal 4 Way to become Sami’s replacement. Sheamus joins Woods and Hardy at the bottom of the entrance-way as we see how Ridge Holland helped Sheamus win the Fatal 4 Way over Cesaro, Ricochet and Jinder Mahal. Out next comes Happy Baron Corbin, who then brings out Madcap Moss to laugh and dance around with him. Corbin poses and gets pyro from up above. Drew McIntyre is out last as the Team Captain for the blue brand. McIntyre brings out his sword, Angela, and stares straight into the ring at Team RAW. Drew raises the sword as the pyro goes off. He marches ahead and joins the others at ringside. McAfee high-fives Team SmackDown as they prepare to enter the ring. Drew enters by himself and has words with Team RAW. Drew poses in the corner with the sword and tells Hardy to watch his back. Drew poses in the corner and more pyro goes off from the turnbuckles.
Team RAW talks things over and there’s some heat over who will start as Rollins and Owens argue. Owens starts off with Woods now. The bell rings and a fired up Owens immediately rolls to the floor instead. Owens walks up the ramp to the stage as fans boo. Team RAW yells at him to come back. Owens is counted out and eliminated. Owens talks trash from the stage and bows before heading to the back.
McIntyre runs over and drops Rollins at ringside. Woods yanks Theory into the ring and unloads on him to start the match. Woods works Theory in the corner now. Woods runs into aback elbow. Woods drops Theory into the middle rope and runs in with a dropkick to the back of the neck for a 2 count. Woods grounds Theory now but Theory quickly gets out. Woods works on the arm and in comes McIntyre off the tag. Drew stomps on Theory’s hand. Drew launches Theory into the corner and rocks him with a big chop. Drew with a big chop to the chest. Sheamus tags in and chops Theory while Drew holds him. Corbin tags in and drops Theory while Sheamus holds him. Corbin works Theory over now. Theory fights back and in comes Rollins with a springboard but he misses. Corbin knees him on the way down. Corbin sends Rollins into the corner and then levels him with a clothesline.
Woods tags in and works on Rollins. He holds Rollins while Hardy tags in and comes off the second rope. Hardy with more offense on Rollins for a quick pin attempt. Sheamus tags back in as Team SmackDown keeps Rollins in their corner. Rollins turns it around and works on Sheamus’ arm now. Balor tags in with a double axe handle off the top as Rollins holds him. Balor works on Sheamus’ arm now, wearing him down, but Sheamus drops him with a right to the mouth. Corbin tags back in and stomps Balor to keep him down. Corbin works Balor over some more and in comes Woods to keep the attack going. Balor kicks out at 2. Woods ties Balor’s arm up and in comes Drew off the tag. Drew takes over on Balor and hits a long vertical suplex for a 2 count.
Drew works on Balor’s arm and in comes Hardy again, decking Balor while McIntyre holds him. Hardy rallies the crowd as he sizes Balor up. They lock up and Hardy takes it to the corner for strikes. Corbin tags in and works on Balor in the corner. Balor reaches for a tag but Corbin stops him. Corbin runs into boots in the corner. Balor fights out of the corner and decks other opponents off the apron but Corbin rolls him up. Corbin with End of Days for a 2 count as Lashley runs in. Lashley launches Balor with a big suplex. The match falls apart as everyone gets involved now, with most everyone getting knocked to the floor. Corbin with a big chokeslam to Theory. Balor fights Corbin off now, kicking him from the apron. Balor nails Coup de Grace on Corbin for the pin. Corbin has been eliminated.
Hardy and Balor face off in the middle of the ring now as fans cheer them on. They lock up and Balor works on the arm. Hardy fights out and hits the inverted Atomic Drop, then the leg drop, the basement dropkick and the elbow drop for a 2 count. Balor rolls through an attempt and dropkicks Hardy for a 2 count. Rollins tags in and decks Hardy while Balor holds him down. Rollins keeps Hardy down and rams him into the turnbuckles now. Lashley tags in and nails a big Spear into the corner on Hardy. Lashley takes Hardy back to the corner and unloads with elbows as the referee warns him.
Balor comes back in and grounds Hardy. Balor with another takedown and tag to Rollins. Balor and Rollins take Hardy to the top for a double back superplex. Hardy elbows them away to the mat. Hardy nails a double Whisper In the Wind to take both of them down. Lashley pulls Drew off the apron and launches him into the barrier to prevent a tag. Lashley scoops Drew on his shoulders and runs him face-first into the ring post. Theory knocks Sheamus off thew apron, then taunts Woods. Theory stomps Hardy for a 2 count. Lashley is the only one for Team RAW on the apron, the same goes for Woods. Hardy counters Theory and rolls him for 2. Woods tags in and unloads on Theory. Rollins runs in and decks Woods but Woods clotheslines him. Theory goes for Woods again but Woods counters with the side-Russian leg sweep, and a kip up for a pop. Woods kicks Theory to the mat and rocks him with a forearm. Woods goes to the top for the big flying elbow but Lashley rocks him with a cheap shot. Lashley tags in now and nails a big Spear on Woods as he gets back up. Lashley applies The Hurt Lock to Woods in the middle of the ring. Woods fades and the referee calls for the bell. Woods has been eliminated.
Sheamus and Hardy rush Lashley to save Woods, double teaming him in the middle of the ring. Rollins and Balor take out Sheamus and Hardy with double Slingblades. Sheamus catches Balor’s dive to the floor and holds him but Rollins makes the save with a suicide dive of his own, saving Balor from Sheamus. Drew tags himself in, staring down Lashley now as fans cheer them on. Drew and Bobby meet in the middle of the ring for trash talking. Lashley backs up and sees no one on the apron for him. Lashley hesitates and Drew attacks. They go at it and Drew clubs away. Lashley leaps over Drew and plants him face-first into the mat. Lashley with a shoulder thrust into the corner. Lashley whips Drew into the corner but he comes back out with a clothesline. Drew sends Lashley to the floor now. Drew follows but Lashley scoops him to send him into the ring post but Drew fights off, then sends Lashley into the post. Lashley side-steps and charges, sending Drew over the barrier into the crowd. Drew dumps Lashley back over the barrier to the ringside area. Drew and Lashley are both counted out and fans boo. Drew and Lashley have both been eliminated.
Fans boo the double elimination and they argue with the referee. Drew drops Lashley with a Claymore Kick, sending him to the floor. Referees get in between them, backing Lashley away as Drew barks from the ring. MVP tries to talk some sense into Lashley. Rollins taps Drew on his shoulder. Drew slowly turns around and sees Rollins waving goodbye, taunting him. Drew drops Rollins with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt. Sheamus covers Rollins for a close 2 count to take advantage. It’s now 3 vs. 2 with Sheamus and Hardy vs. Rollins, Balor and Theory. Sheamus and Rollins go at it but Rollins tags in Balor. Balor rolls Sheamus for 2 but Sheamus levels him wit a clothesline. Sheamus sends the other two to the floor, then powerslams Balor for a close 2 count.
Balor counters Sheamus and hits a Slingblade. Balor with a corner dropkick. Balor misses Coup de Grace as Sheamus moves. Sheamus comes right back with a big Brogue Kick to Balor. Sheamus covers for the pin. Balor has been eliminated.
Theory comes in with a big dropkick to Sheamus for a 2 count. Theory drags Sheamus to their corner, then tags Rollins for the double team. Rollins with a snap suplex to Sheamus for a 2 count. Rollins grounds Sheamus with a headlock now, wearing him down in the middle of the ring. Hardy starts rallying the crowd from the apron now, reaching for a tag. Rollins has Sheamus grounded flat on the mat. Sheamus fights up and out but Rollins rocks him back. Sheamus with the Irish Curse backbreaker and they’re both down in the middle of the ring now. Hardy tags in and unloads on Rollins with some of his signature moves. Hardy with a jawbreaker and a thrust in the corner. Rollins runs into boots and goes down in the corner. Hardy goes to the second rope and hits a splash but Rollins kicks out at 2. Sheamus and Hardy double team Rollins in the corner now. Theory comes in but gets dropped and sent into Rollins by Sheamus. Hardy runs and Sheamus drops down so he can leap off his back, splashing Theory and Rollins in the corner.
Sheamus stands tall and goes for 10 Beats of the Bodhrán to Rollins but Theory makes the save. Sheamus drops Theory on the apron. Hardy comes over and they hit dual 10 Beats of the Bodhrán to Rollins and Theory at the same time as fans count along. Hardy sends Theory to the floor, while Sheamus scoops Rollins to his shoulders. Rollins fights free and kicks Sheamus, but Sheamus nails White Noise. Sheamus poses for the crowd to a mixed reaction. Sheamus readies for the Brogue Kick now but has to send Theory scurrying instead. Rollins superkicks Sheamus for a close 2 count. Rollins tags Theory in and goes for Sheamus but Sheamus sends Rollins to the floor. Sheamus kicks Theory away. Hardy is down on the floor next to Rollins. Theory comes from behind Sheamus, who was looking for a tag, but Theory rolls him for the three count. Sheamus has been eliminated.
Sheamus is shocked now. He has some words with Theory, then drops him with a forearm. Sheamus appears to give some instructions to Hardy, but then drops him out of nowhere. Rollins is shocked at Sheamus turning on his partner. Sheamus heads to the back while Rollins climbs to the top. Rollins with a big Frogsplash to Hardy but Hardy kicks out just in time. Rollins and Theory take Hardy to the top for a double superplex now as the referee counts. Hardy fights back and sends Rollins to the floor, then sends Theory to the mat. Hardy with the big Swanton Bomb to Theory for the pin. Theory has been eliminated.
Fans rally for Hardy and Rollins now as they meet in the middle of the ring. Rollins tells Hardy to bring it and runs his mouth some more, saying he will send Hardy into retirement. Hardy kicks him in the gut but Rollins blocks the Twist of Fate. Hardy with a side-Russian leg sweep, then a close 2 count. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now as Rollins and Hardy face off and go at it again. Rollins rocks Hardy and drops him with a big forearm to the back of the neck. Hardy kicks out just in time.
Rollins backs up and waits in the corner now. He goes for the Stomp but Hardy counters and comes back with the Twist of Fate for a big pop. Hardy goes to the top for the Swanton Bomb as fans go wild. Hardy flies but Rollins gets his knees up. Rollins comes right back with the big Stomp for the pin to win and become the Sole Survivor.
Winner and Team RAW Sole Survivor: Seth Rollins
– After the match, Rollins stands tall as the music hits. We go to replays. Rollins makes his exit and celebrates.
– We see a “Be A Star” anti-bullying rally held in Brooklyn this weekend with various WWE Superstars.
– Back from a break and we see how WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon arriving on the Kickoff pre-show with the golden egg, which is from The Rock’s “Red Notice” movie on Netflix. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns approaches Vince’s office backstage now, intimidating a security guard to walk away. Reigns knocks and Vince tells him to come in. Reigns takes a seat. Vince has the gold egg on his desk. Vince wanted to show Reigns this before his match tonight. Reigns asks what this is. Vince says it’s Cleopatra’s egg and The Rock gave it to him personally. Vince talks about how The Rock came into WWE with $7 in his pocket, debuted 25 years ago at Survivor Series, and now look where he’s at. Vince says the egg is the real thing, not a stage prop, and it’s worth… in the millions! Vince says he heard the egg is worth $100 million. Reigns says that’s as much as his next contract. Reigns gets up and walks off, leaving Mr. McMahon looking a bit puzzled. The announcers briefly hype Reigns vs. WWE Champion Big E for tonight.
25-Man Dual Branded Battle Royal to Commemorate 25th Anniversary of The Rock’s WWE Debut
Back from the break and we go to the ring with various Superstars waiting – AJ Styles, Omos, Otis, Chad Gable, Dolph Ziggler, Robert Roode, Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander, Apollo Crews, Commander Azeez, R-Truth, T-BAR, Cesaro, Mansoor, Sami Zayn, Angel, Humberto, Jinder Mahal, Shanky, Erik, Ivar, Drew Gulak. Out next is Ricochet, followed by Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins of The Street Profits. The Profits have some Pizza Hut items and on display at ringside are more items from Pizza Hut. Byron marks out and begs for Pizza Hut. The Profits pass the food onto the announcers. We see AJ and Omos standing tall in the corner. Cole hypes The Rock’s’ 25th Anniversary.
The bell rings and everyone goes at it. AJ leaps out to the announce table and stands on top of it to watch. Gulak gets tossed first by Omos. Omos tosses Benjamin and then Humberto it looks like. R-Truth is getting pizza. He bring sit back in the ring and offers it to Omos but he’s not interested. Truth offers it to Otis next and he takes it. Otis takes a bite and Truth is happy. Otis keeps eating but Truth smacks him on the rear. Otis grabs Truth and eliminates him. Otis and Omos face off now. They go at it and collide. Omos clotheslines Otis to eliminate him.
Cesaro tries to eliminate Gable but he hangs on. Azeez works on Ziggler. Cesaro uppercuts Gable to eliminate him. Roode and Angel go at it. Ricochet eliminates T-BAR with a big flying kick. Ricochet kicks at Azeez now. Mansoor eliminated Alexander. Ziggler drops Cesaro with a headscissors takedown. Cesaro rocks Ziggler. Roode works on dumping Sami. Dawkins eliminates Angel. Cesaro works on Ziggler but Roode makes he save. Shanky dumps Ivar after two more SmackDown stars were dumped, possibly Jinder and Erik.
Shanky and Omos face off now. They go at it and Shanky is eliminated. Mansoor fights off Roode and Ziggler, then double dropkicks them, then hits a double clothesline but they hang on. They double team Mansoor now. Roode and Ziggler eliminate Mansoor. Cesaro works on Apollo. Ziggler and Roode attack Omos. Roode gets eliminated. AJ flies in and takes out Ziggler with a Phenomenal Forearm. AJ then eliminates Ziggler.
Sami gets Ricochet and Cesaro together so they can triple team the RAW Superstars as they’re the only SmackDown Superstars left. They say it’s every man for himself but Sami disagrees. Sami disrespects them now. Cesaro uppercuts Sami and Ricochet nails a Ripcord to him. Ford and Dawkins eliminate Zayn. Cesaro and Ricochet try to dump Ford but he hangs on. Omos eliminates Azeez, who is furious. AJ works on Crews and then yells at Azeez as he’s walking away. Azeez grabs AJ to pull him out but Omos pulls AJ’s legs. Cesaro comes from behind and dumps AJ as Azeez and Omos were playing tug-of-war with AJ. Crews attacks Omos but Omos snaps and eliminates Apollo.
Cole says Omos has 8 eliminations now, if you include AJ. Omos stares everyone down now as they circle him. Cesaro begs The Profits to team up. They all attack Omos but he fights them off. Ford and Ricochet double dropkick Omos. Dawkins with a shoulder Cesaro with an uppercut, but Omos is still up. Omos stops them from eliminating him, then he eliminates Cesaro. Omos eliminates Dawkins next. Ford ducks Omos and chops him but Omos eats it and seethes. Omos eliminates Ford, launching him out onto other Superstars. It’s down to Omos and Ricochet now. Ricochet talks some trash and tells Omos to bring it. Ricochet fights with a dropkick and strikes. Ricochet ducks and tries to dump Omos to the floor but he hangs on and comes back in. Omos knocks Ricochet to the floor to get the final elimination.
– After the match, Omos stands tall as the music hits. AJ is ready to celebrate as well. AJ goes over for some Pizza Hut but Ford drops him with a kick. Ford starts tossing pizza slices into the crowd. The Street Profits run away with the pizza and stop on the stage where more Pizza Hut is on display. They start tossing more pizza into the crowd, then stop and have a few slices of their own as their music hits. They keep tossing pizza to the crowd to end the segment.
– Back from a break and we see how WWE United States Champion Damian Priest was disqualified against WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura on the Kickoff pre-show.
RAW Tag Team Champions Randy Orton and Riddle vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos
We go back to the ring and out first comes SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos – Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso. Out next for this non-title champions vs. champions match is RAW Tag Team Champions R-K-Bro – Randy Orton and Riddle. They hit the ring and Riddle kicks his flip-flops off as the pyro goes off. Orton hits the turnbuckles to pose as the announcers talk about how he’s breaking WWE Hall of Famer Kane’s record for the most WWE pay-per-view matches tonight. Riddle also poses in the opposite corner as The Usos watch from ringside.
Jimmy starts off with Riddle. Riddle immediately takes him down for an arm bar but it’s broken. Jey tags in and yells to the crowd. Jey attacks Riddle and beats him into the corner. Riddle levels Uso with a kick. Riddle with a gutwrench slam from the mat, spinning him around and then slamming him for a pop. Orton comes in but Jey takes him to the corner and works him over. Orton goes for an early RKO but it’s blocked. Jimmy and Jey regroup at ringside for a hug as the referee counts.
Jimmy comes back in and decks Orton, taking him to the corner for shoulder thrusts and kicks. Jimmy plays to the crowd but turns around to a big right hand from Orton. Orton drops Jimmy and tags in Riddle. They double team Uso and Riddle covers for 2. Jey runs in but Riddle clotheslines him to the floor. Riddle kicks Jey from the apron, then nails the corkscrew plancha to the floor. The Usos double team Riddle now. Jey slams Riddle over the top of the barrier. Uso breaks the count. Jimmy runs the ropes and nails a suicide dive to send Riddle into the barrier.
Jimmy brings Riddle back into the ring at the 9 count. Riddle kicks out at 2. Uso puts a knee to Riddle to keep him down, then distracts the referee so his brother can land a cheap shot stomp. Riddle gets double teamed again. Jey with a back suplex to Riddle. Jey and Jimmy play to the crowd some more but they get booed. Jey backs Riddle into the corner with big right hands. Jey charges for the Rikishi splash and nails it. Jey poses with his finger in the air once again to boos. Jey charges for another Hip Attack to Riddle but he wastes time and Riddle meets him in mid-air with a big kick to the head. They both go down now as Orton waits for the tag and fans rally.
Jimmy tags in and stops Riddle from reaching Orton. Riddle keeps going for the tag but he can’t get it. Uso pulls him back by his arm and Orton can’t reach for the tag. Riddle is pulled back to The Usos’ corner as Jey tags back in. Uso with a suplex for a 2 count. Uso grounds Riddle now. Riddle scoops Uso to his shoulders but Uso fights free with elbows. Riddle drops Jimmy into a modified GTS. Jey and Orton reach for tags now as their partners crawl. Orton comes in and levels Jey with clotheslines, then the powerslam in the middle of the ring. Orton with a second powerslam to Jimmy as he charges. Orton goes for the second rope draping DDT but Jey escapes to the floor. They tangle at ringside and Orton slams Jey’s face into the announce table, then slams him on top of it.
Orton ducks an attack by Jimmy, then also slams him on top of the announce table. Orton runs back in but Jey superkicks him in the gut. Orton comes back with the draping DDT to Jey. Orton calls for the RKO a but Jey avoids it. Jey thrust kicks Orton and then hits a superkick. Riddle tags in and rocks Jey. Riddle with a pele kick and a jumping knee to Jimmy. Riddle with strikes and the Exploder suplex to Jimmy. Riddle with elbows and the Exploder to Jey now. Riddle with a senton to Jey but Jimmy blocks one with his knees up.
The Usos double team Riddle with a big pop-up Samoan Drop but he kicks out just in time. Riddle fights with Jimmy now but Jey kicks him from the apron. Jey tags in now and they drop Riddle, then hit Orton with a double superkick. Riddle is hit with the double superkick next. Jey rolls Riddle over for the pin but he kicks out just in time. Jey scoops Riddle to his shoulder as Jimmy slides in but Riddle slides out, sending Jey into the ring posit. Riddle blocks a superkick and in comes Orton.
Jimmy kicks Orton from the apron to the floor, then drops Riddle. Jimmy apparently didn’t see Orton become the legal man. Jimmy goes to the top for the Usos Splash on Riddle but Orton rushes int he ring and intercepts Jimmy in mid-air for a huge RKO. Orton covers for the pin to win.
Winners: Randy Orton and Riddle
– After the match, Orton and Riddle stand tall and celebrate as the music hits. We go to replays. Orton and Riddle hit the turnbuckles to pose now, raising the straps in the air to end the segment.
– Back from a break, which includes another video looking back at The Rock’s career, this time Rock vs. John Cena at WrestleMania 28.
– Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce are in the office of WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. Vince thanks them for their work with RAW and SmackDown. He but they notice that Cleopatra’s egg is missing from Vince’s desk. Vince orders them to get out of their chairs and go call the police. Deville exits the room. Vince speculates on who could’ve stolen the egg, and Pearce says he hates to admit it possibly could’ve been a Superstar. Vince tells Pearce to go interview everyone and find out who took it. Vince says The Rock is going to be so upset. Vince tells Pearce to warn everyone that they are to be at RAW so he can get to the bottom of this. Cole says the RAW and SmackDown locker rooms will be at RAW.
– We get another break, including the Xia Li vignette from SmackDown.
Women’s 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match: Team RAW (Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan, Carmella, Queen Zelina Vega, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Rhea Ripley) vs. Team SmackDown (Sasha Banks, Shotzi, Natalya, Shayna Baszler, Toni Storm)
We go back to the ring for the Women’s 5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match as Team RAW’s Bianca Belair is out first. Carmella is out next, followed by hometown star Queen Zelina Vega, who think they are co-Team Captains. Liv Morgan is out next to a pop. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Rhea Ripley is out last for the red brand and she gets the bigger pop it seems. Natalya is out first for Team SmackDown, followed by Shayna Baszler. Toni Storm is out next. Shotzi is out next and she joins the rest of the blue brand on the stage. We see how Sasha Banks defeated Shotzi on Friday’s go-home SmackDown, and how Sonya Deville ordered them to shake hands after the match but Banks dropped her with a Backstabber after the shake. Out last comes the blue brand Team Captain, Banks.
The two teams argue in the middle of the ring now. Storm starts off with Carmella as the bell hits. Carmella shows off and taunts Storm, then drops her with a right hand. Carmella calls her assistants over so they can put her protective face mask on. Vega tagged in and works on Storm in the corner now, kicking away and slamming her down using the leg. Vega charges and drops Storm with a kick to the face. Carmella tags back in and Vega helps her with her mask but she actually pulls it off and Carmella is confused. Was that an accident by Vega or on purpose? Storm takes advantage of the distractions, and rolls Carmella up for the pin. Carmella has been eliminated.
Fans chant for Storm as Team RAW looks upset with Carmella, who is ranting at ringside about how she called a time out. Banks looks to face off and go at it with Belair but Shotzi tags in and faces off with Belair now. Belair takes Shotzi down first after grabbing her from behind. Belair with another slam. Shotzi fights free but misses an elbow, then hits the senton. More back and forth now. Belair drops Shotzi again and stomps her. Belair with the splash for a 2 count. Liv tags in and goes to the top. Shotzi charges but runs into knees. Liv leaps from the top for a 2 count on Shotzi. Shotzi with a pair of jawbreakers. Natalya tags in and slams Liv for a 2 count. Morgan and Liv trade pin attempts and counters now. Natalya counters a jackknife pin. They tangle some more and Natalya slaps her, then talks some trash.
Liv misses a splash in the corner. Natalya with the big slingshot bulldog, the step on the back and the basement dropkick for a 2 count. Liv and Natalya with more back and forth and pin attempts. Liv with a dropkick. Liv with strikes in the corner now. Ripley tags in to take over on Natalya. Ripley with a pair of clotheslines and a headbutt to put Natalya back down. Ripley with a dropkick to the back of the neck for a 2 count. Natalya ends up catching Ripley with the release German suplex. Baszler tags in and hits a big double team vertical suplex on Ripley for a 2 count. Baszler grounds Ripley and goes to stomp her elbow but it’s blocked. Ripley catches a kick and rocks Baszler with a right hand to stun her. Baszler blocks the Riptide and drives Ripley face-first into her elbow. Ripley kicks out just in time.
Ripley and Baszler brawl some more. Banks gets knocked to the floor and Shotzi walks over to taunt her. Baszler and Ripley with more back & forth in the middle of the ring. Ripley takes Baszler to the top turnbuckle but Baszler applies a Triangle and takes her to the mat into an armbar. Ripley turns it into a roll-up for 2. Baszler goes into the Kirifuda Clutch in the middle of the ring. Ripley slams Baszler and stomps away now. Ripley goes for a Riptide but Shotzi runs in and kicks her. Liv runs in and decks Shotzi. Natalya runs in to make the save but Zelina stops her. Natalya slams Vega but Storm runs in for the save. Ripley sends Storm to the floor. Baszler and Storm brawl once again now. Baszler jumps on her back for a Sleeper but Ripley slams them both to the mat and they’re down. Belair and Banks slowly crawl back tot he apron after the chaos. Banks and Belair tag in and face off as fans cheer them on.
Banks and Belair go at it. Banks with a big slap and a walking of the ropes for the arm drag. Belair jumps to the second turnbuckle and taunts Banks. They talk more trash and tangle, then Banks takes her down into the Bank Statement. Belair powers up with Banks on her shoulder but Banks fights free. Belair scoops her again and hits a big fall-away slam. Belair kips up for a pop. Belair knocks Natalya off the apron with a cartwheel into the ropes. Banks catches Belair off the ropes but Belair blocks the Banks Statement takedown. Banks goes for a tornado DDT from the corner and uses the ropes to nail it. Belair kicks out at 2 as Ripley makes the save just in time. Banks rocks Ripley, sending her to the floor. Belair ends up driving Banks down for another close 2 count. Belair scoops Banks for the KOD but Banks lands on her feet. Banks pulls Belair by her braid now. Belair rolls through to the corner. Vega tags herself in as Banks gets knocked away. Belair presses Vega off the top onto Banks for a crossbody but Banks kicks out at 2. Vega kicks Banks and knees her in the corner.
No one will tag Banks in it appears. Vega unloads on Banks in the corner and wastes time doing her royal wave. Banks blocks Vega’s Code Red, sending her into the turnbuckles. Storm tags in as Banks hits a Backstabber on Vega. Storm levels Vega and covers for the pin. Vega has been eliminated.
Liv runs in but Storm can’t drop her as she did with Vega. Storm and Morgan go at it now. Liv ducks a big boot and rolls Storm for a 2 count. Storm rocks Liv with a headbutt. Liv and Storm tangle some more but Baszler saves Storm from getting pinned. Liv with knees to Storm’s face. Baszler grabs Liv but Liv sends her to the floor. Liv drops Storm for the pin. Storm has been eliminated.
Baszler tries to blindside Liv but she blocks it. They go at it now. Baszler rocks Ripley from the corner. Shotzi tags in and hits a Ball Pit to Liv. Banks tagged herself in while Shotzi was on the top turnbuckle, before she hit the Ball Pit. Banks then hits a Frogsplash to Liv for the pin. Liv has been eliminated.
Ripley comes in but Banks blocks a kick and drops her with a kick of her own. Ripley drops Banks with a headbutt. Banks blocks a Riptide but Ripley turns that into a huge vertical suplex. Banks kicks out at 2. Ripley with a big missile dropkick to Banks. Ripley tries to rally for Team RAW. Banks with a Backstabber to Ripley. Baszler and Shotzi double team Ripley. Natalya ran over and decked Belair off the apron. Baszler ends up pinning Ripley to eliminate her.
Belair is all alone now. She comes in dazed and goes at it with Baszler. Natalya tags in but Belair counters and rolls her for a close 2 count. Belair with a vertical suplex to Natalya for a close 2 count. Belair drops Banks and Shotzi, then goes back to work on Natalya. Belair mounts Natalya in the corner with rights, and dodges an attack by Baszler. Belair sends Baszler to the floor but Natalya nails a Spinebuster to Belair for a close 2 count. Banks tags in but Shotzi isn’t happy. Shotzi and Banks argue now after Shotzi grabs her. Banks tosses Shotzi to the floor. Shotzi pulls Banks to the floor and they argue with Baszler trying to keep the peace. Banks shoves Shotzi into Baszler and she goes down. Banks snaps on Baszler now. Natalya grabs Banks but Banks slaps her as the referee counts. The three pull Banks to the floor and corner her now. Banks is counted out and eliminated.
Banks argues with Baszler, Shotzi and Natalya at ringside now, then goes to the back. Belair is surrounded by three opponents in the ring now. Belair starts fighting Shotzi and Baszler but Natalya decks her from behind and then clotheslines her. Natalya with the Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring now. Belair breaks it and sends Natalya into Baszler to knock her off the apron. Belair rolls Natalya for the pin. Natalya has been eliminated.
Natalya can’t believe it. Baszler runs in with a kick but Belair ducks and rolls her for a 2 count. Baszler rocks Belair in the mouth. Baszler goes for the Kirifuda Clutch once again. Belair powers out and slams Baszler for the pin. Baszler has been eliminated.
Shotzi comes in and stares Belair down now. They start brawling in the middle of the ring. Shotzi fights out of the corner and applies a head scissors from the top turnbuckle. Shotzi then uses the ropes for the submission as the referee counts to 5. Shotzi with a top rope crossbody but Belair rolls through, picks her up but Shotzi fights out and slams Belair face-first into the mat. Shotzi with a senton against the ropes for a 2 count. Belair blocks a tornado DDT and hits a sloppy KOD in the middle of the ring for the pin to win and become the Sole Survivor for Team RAW.
Winner and Team RAW Sole Survivor: Bianca Belair
– After the match, Belair stands tall and begins to celebrate as the music hits to quickly end the segment.
– Back from a break, which included a WWE NXT WarGames promo and a look at The Rock’s SmackDown segment with Happy Corbin and Becky Lynch from two years ago. Kayla Braxton stops Paul Heyman backstage. He says he knows nothing about Vince McMahon’s stolen egg, but if we’re looking for a suspect, there’s an arena full of Brooklyn people out there. Heyman mocks the people of Brooklyn to boos in the arena. Braxton informs Heyman and asks him what he thinks about how Brock Lesnar is no longer suspended. Heyman says she should ask Adam Pearce what he thinks of that since Pearce is the one who has such a problem with Brock… Lesnar. Heyman walks off. We go to another break, which includes a promo for the WWE Day 1 pay-per-view on New Year’s Day.
– The announcers send us to a video package for tonight’s main event.
WWE Champion Big E vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns
We go back to the ring for tonight’s non-title champion vs. champion main event as WWE Champion Big E makes his way out. Out next comes WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman. They stop on the stage and Reigns stands tall as the pyro goes off. Big E stares Reigns down as he marches to the ring, stopping at ringside to stare back at him. Reigns poses on the apron, facing the crowd and raising his finger in the air. Reigns then enters the ring and raises the strap as more pyro goes off.
The bell rings and they face off as fans cheer. There’s some brief trash talking as they size each other up. They lock up and Big E sends them into the corner. Big E backs off as the referee warns him, but not before mushing Reigns in the face a bit. They lock up again and Big E shoves Reigns back into the corner this time. Reigns goes to the floor for a breather as Big E teases a charge at him. Heyman talks Reigns up at ringside as the referee counts.
Big E barks at Reigns from the ring and Reigns returns at the 7 count. They size each other up again and Reigns goes behind. Big E goes behind him now and tries for a suplex but Reigns elbows him away. Big E with a right hand. Reigns with a right hand. Big E with a right hand. Reigns explodes off the ropes and levels Big E for a 2 count. Reigns pounds on Big E to keep him down now. Reigns takes it to the corner now, unloading on Big E and beating him back down as the referee warns him.
Reigns takes Big E to the opposite corner and works him over some more. They run the ropes and Reigns kicks Big E as he telegraphs a back-drop attempt. They tangle and Big E decks Reigns for a 1 count. Big E with some trash talking and a boot. Big E drags Reigns to the apron and pounds on him with forearms while standing on the floor. Big E goes back to the apron and tries for the big running plash but Reigns moves and Big E lands hard. Reigns rolls back into the ring while Big E is on the floor, selling a hurt knee as the referee counts. Reigns comes by and nails the Drive By to send Big E back down at ringside.
Reigns unloads on Big E in the corner now until the referee backs him off. Reigns with another big strike for a 2 count. Reigns keeps control and forces Big E to stay on the mat with more strikes. Reigns grounds Big E with a chinlock now but Big E keeps his cool and fights up, then out. Big E with elbows to the gut but Reigns gets an opening and drops Big E with an elbow to the heart for a 2 count. Heyman barks from the apron now as Reigns starts to play to the crowd while they rally for Big E. Big E gets up and fights Reigns off. Big E sends Reigns to the corner and charges but runs into a big boot. Reigns hits the ropes and levels Big E with another big boot in the middle of the ring. Big E kicks out at 2. Reigns talks some trash to the Brooklyn crowd now, threatening to come into the crowd and smack some faces. Reigns tosses Big E over the top rope to the floor.
Reigns follows to the floor and rocks Big E into the barrier. Reigns with some more trash talking before sending Big E face-first into the ring post as the referee counts. Big E is sent into the ring post once again. Reigns breaks it at the 9 count. Reigns grabs Big E by his chin, talking more trash. Reigns goes to whip Big E into the steel ring steps, but Big E counters and Reigns goes shoulder-first into the steps. Reigns is down on the floor as Big E starts to recover now. Reigns gets up first and breaks the count by going back in. Big E crawls back in and slowly recovers. Reigns is to his feet, as is Big E now. Reigns swings and it’s’ blocked. Big E rocks Reigns and hits a belly-to-belly suplex, and another as fans cheer him on. Big E ducks a strike and nails another big belly-to-belly suplex in the middle of the ring. Big E stands tall to a pop and then dances over Reigns in the middle of the ring. Big E with a splash to keep Reigns down in the middle of the ring.
Fans rally for Big E with the “New Day rocks!” chant now as he stalks Reigns. He looks to capitalize but Reigns counters and drops him in the middle of the ring with a big Samoan Drop. Big E kicks out at 2. Reigns and Big E slowly get back up to their feet. Reigns with clotheslines in the corner.
Big E blocks a shot and grabs Reigns for a belly-to-belly suplex but Reigns rocks it and blocks him. Big E comes back and slams Reigns out of the corner with the Uranage. Reigns kicks out at 2. Big E grabs the leg and applies the Stretch Muffler submission in the middle of the ring now, man-handling Reigns with it. Reigns powers out and goes for a roll-up for 2, but then powers Big E up and slams him with the one-arm sit-down powerbomb in the middle of the ring. Big E kicks out just in time. Heyman continues to encourage Reigns from ringside.
Big E dodges a Superman Punch, then drives Reigns into the mat with a Rock Bottom. Reigns kicks out and fans chant “Rocky!” in response to The Rock’s move being used. Reigns nails a Superman Punch after waiting for Big E to get up. Big E goes to one knee but not all the way down. A second Superman Punch puts Big E down. Big E immediately starts hulking back up and Reigns can’t believe it as he looks out at Heyman. Reigns drops Big E with a third Superman Punch to the jaw.
Reigns taunts the crowd and they boo him some. Reigns gets riled up in the corner now and howls out for the Spear, but he looks back ahead to see Big E waiting in his face. Reigns blocks the Big Ending but gets sent to the floor. He comes back to the apron but Big E runs and sends Reigns to the floor with the big charging Spear. They both end up on the floor after a hard landing from Big E’s Spear. Big E brings it back into the ring but Reigns flattens him with a Spear. Big E kicks out at 2 and Reigns can’t believe it.
Fans do dueling chants now and they’re loud with it inside the Barclays Center. Reigns talks some trash as he and Big E slowly recover to their feet. Reigns stands straight up, disrespecting Big E with more trash talking. Big E blocks the Guillotine and sends Reigns down into the corner. Reigns pulls himself up on the apron. Big E runs and delivers a Spear to Reigns while Reigns is on the apron, but Reigns blocks it and applies the Guillotine. The referee counts and Reigns drops him over the middle rope. Reigns comes back into the ring and applies the Guillotine in the middle of the ring now. Big E powers up and turns the Guillotine into a Big Ending. Big E covers for the pin but Reigns grabs the bottom rope to save the match.
Fans chant “this is awesome!” now. Reigns goes to the floor to recover but Big E follows and slams him face-first into the announce table. Big E sends Reigns into the ring post face-first and keeps trash talking him. Big E launches Reigns into the barrier now. Big E returns to the ring but rolls right back out, yelling at Reigns as he tries to recover. Big E says let’s play a game. Reigns counters the Irish whip at ringside and sends Big E into the steel ring steps and his hurt knee collides.
Reigns charges and leaps off the bottom half of the steps with a ringside Superman Punch. Reigns brings it back in but slides out of a Big Ending attempt, kicking Big E’s hurt knee out from behind. Reigns immediately follows up and hits the Spear in the middle of the ring for the pin to win.
Winner: Roman Reigns
– After the match, both Superstars are flat on their backs but Reigns starts to recover as Heyman brings the Universal Title belt in. We go to a replay of the finish. Reigns stands tall over Big E now, raising the strap in the air as the music plays. Big E is still down on the mat in pain. Reigns exits the ring and hands the title belt to Heyman, who marches behind him with the gold high in the air. Big E gets to his feet and clutches the WWE Title belt. Cole wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and says we will see everyone on RAW tomorrow night. The 2021 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view goes off the air with Reigns standing tall on the stage, with Heyman at his side, raising his finger in the air to show he’s #1.