Survivor Series 2015 LIVE Updates!
Here at Wrestling’s Dirty Deeds, we shall be bringing the action to you live from WWE Survivor Series 2015 as and when it happens courtesy of the WWE Network. We’ll be covering everything that occurs on the show whether it be good or bad, and I shall be enjoying a couple of ciders as the show progresses. Keep refreshing throughout the night to update on the action as it occurs…
Pre-Show: after a 15 technical hiccup which has gotten everyone seemingly, we are now underway with the pre-show and it’s panel, Renee Young, Booker T, Byron Saxton and the one who’s name has gone completely over my head. Anyhow, they are talking about their various match predictions for the evening and who they think might walk out the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
A pretty cool promo is shown depicting the feud and hatred which has come between Paige and Charlotte, I’m pretty pumped for tonight’s Diva’s Championship match and arguably has the possibility of being one of the most anticipated Divas matches this year. We go backstage to Charlotte being interviewed, who talks about her actions from the previous weeks RAW but she seriously lacks something, great wrestler but honestly something is missing, I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. We now go to ringside with Lawler, Cole and JBL who are talking about the Traditional Elimination match, which is up next on the pre-show…
Traditional Five-on-Five Elimination match: The Miz, Bo Dallas, Stardust and The Ascension vs. Neville, The Dudley Boyz, Titus O’Neil and Goldust
Why oh why is this match on the pre-show, a match which is supposed to be about the Survivor Series and it has being relegated to the pre-show and none of the competitors have being announced…why oh why. All the competitors are announced, and the last man announced is…Goldust! Seriously, if he is returning with a pop like that, why isn’t this match on the main show! Viktor is quickly eliminated by Goldust through a scoop slam before Konnor and Titus take to the ring. I think that I’ve got a sneaky suspicion how this match is going to go. After the match is interrupted by highly unnecessary promos, the action seems to have slowed down a little bit but the fans seem to be really into this match. Surprisingly, Neville is the next competitor eliminated by The Miz but this is quickly counteracted by The Miz being eliminated by Goldust before yet more adverts! Michael Cole announces during the match that there will be another Survivor Series elimination match on the main show tonight, slightly better move I suppose but it isn’t clear who the competitors for this match will be…given the amount of injuries this could be a stretch potentially.
Eventually, this match comes down to a 4-on-1 battles after all of Stardust’s partners are eliminated…he attempts to escape the arena but is stopped before inadvertently walking into a 3D to be eliminated allowing Goldust, Titus and The Dudleyz to pick up the win and become the survivors…sort of how I predicated it would go minus one person. Ok match, I did get a little bored to be honest and the constant adverts really got on my nerves.
Match Rating: 2.0 out of 5.0 Stars
We go backstage to a longer than anticipated interview with Tyler Breeze and Summer Rae who comes across as exceptionally cocky by Summer looks very delightful this evening (trying to be PG) but I can’t help but notice how much Tyler looks like Christian circa 1999/2000. We then go back to the pre-show panel who are discussing The Undertaker and Kane versus The Wyatts in a match which should be pretty awesome, but for this I like that we don’t know which Wyatt Family members it will be…as long as Bray is included, then I am happy. We then go to a promo depicting their feud, but surprisingly there isn’t a reference to Taker and Brays’s match at WrestleMania 31. Anyhow, we are now off too the main show…
After the normal opening video, we go straight to the ring where Lilian Garcia is singing the American National Anthem which seems quite poignant given the goings on in the world at this present time. A pretty cool opening promo is shown about the 25 Years of The Undertaker before focusing on his feud with the Wyatt Family. They have gone very old school with some of their clips for this and seem to have actually done their homework a little bit. We’re now going to a package about the new WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament, but sadly it still seems predictable but also lacks some depth within it. We now go live to the arena, for the opening pyro spectacular before it is announced quickly that the semi-finals are now underway.
Semi-Final Tournament match: Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio
Roman Reigns makes his way out first to pretty much no reaction, followed by Del Rio who comes out to a very tepid reaction surprisingly. I’m not sure what to make of this, but think that this should be a pretty good match. The match is pretty back and forth, there were a few times I thought WWE were going to shock us with a Del Rio win with lots of near finishes. Eventually, Reigns picks up the win following a spear in a pretty decent opening match, but honestly this should have being a bit longer and a true quality wrestling match could have being had.
Match Rating: 3.0 out of 5.0 Stars
We go backstage to Jo Jo interviewing Roman Reigns, who is quickly interrupted by Ambrose…I smell a double cross, I really do where they exchange nice gestures in a bit of a butt kissing session before Kevin Owens interrupts and advises them that he’ll be in the final. Interesting, but to the next match…
Semi-Final Tournament match: Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens
I’m pretty hyped for this match, both men have really contrasting styles which should bounce really well off one another but Owens tells an exceptionally compelling story in the ring whereas Ambrose is just fantastic. As the action gets underway, Owens is pretty much dominating the action and displaying the over-confidence in his character. Ambrose eventually mounts a brief comeback before his is overpowered again by Owens, who then misses but executes a pretty damn impressive moonsault. Ambrose now mounts another comeback and nails Owens with a powerful clotheslines before taking a couple of suicide dives, before Owens mounts a comeback and takes an almost F5 onto the announce table. After countering a couple of powerbomb attempts, Dean Ambrose nails his Dirty Deeds to pick up the win in a really enjoyable match, loved it.
Match Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 Stars
It is now confirmed that it will be Reigns vs Ambrose for the WWE Title in the main event, should be a pretty awesome match before we go to probably the first of many promos celebrating 25 Years of The Undertaker! Next up, we have a Traditional Survivor Series Elimination match…
Traditional Five-on-Five Elimination match: Ryback, The Lucha Dragons and The Usos vs. The New Day, Sheamus and King Barrett
Another bonus match of such as it seems, Ryback’s team seem an odd combination but the other seems even more bizarre. The New Day come out and cut another amazing promo but Sheamus and Barrett seem to be smiling and nodding like gormless dogs! The match begins with Xavier and one of the Uso’s before the other is tagged in, before we are treated to Xavier’s screams not to touch his hair. We then have quite a few tags in and out to try and keep the action fresh, but I can’t help but think that if there was a background story to this then it would have gave the audience an opportunity to care and invest in it. After lots of high flying moves, we see Ryback dive off the top rope to take everyone out at ringside. Whilst we are treated to what is supposedly a Unicorn Stampede, Xavier gets his tromphone out which causes Big E AND Barrett to shake their booties! Barrett is the first one eliminated – seriously annoyed about this one before Jimmy Uso is the next eliminated. Now the eliminations have started, they are coming quick and fast with Big E being the first man of The New Day being eliminated, before all three walk out of the arena leaving Sheamus to do this by himself. Sheamus enters the ring and displays quite a lot of aggression towards Kalisto, which is pretty cool and suits him quite well…somehow, I think they are trying to build him for something bigger maybe. I seem to be have proven slightly wrong, as Sheamus is eliminated following a Shell Shock leaving Jey, one of the Luchas and Ryback as the survivors in an okay match, it is what it is, was nothing special.
Match Rating: 2.0 out of 5.0 Stars
Diva’s Championship: Charlotte vs. Paige
Nextup is the Diva’s title match, and the pretty awesome promo is shown again before Paige makes her way out first, by god she is hot and her heelish antics make it even more so before Charlotte comes out next to a very lackluster reaction. In the early minutes, they are having a very intense and physical match which is almost a brawl in some respects but it is nice to see a great contest within the women’s division. After a lot of domination by Paige, Charlotte mounts a comeback and almost takes Paige’s head off with a big boot until Paige comes back again and starts mocking Charlotte. Charlotte eventually nails Paige with a face plant to the ring apron which seems to daze Paige. Charlotte uses a nice variety of moves to dominate Paige, in a really good women’s match, the best I have seen in a long time. Brief moment were the internet died on me but it seems to be back now. We are back with the pre-show panel, but Charlotte’s music is playing in the background so she must be the winner…hopefully this means round 2 for these soon, absolutely cracking match.
Match Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 Stars
We are treated to another exchange of pleasantries backstage between Ambrose and Reigns, I am seriously smelling something occurring here…is it me or am I completely off the scent? Something needs to happen to liven up this show though!
Tyler Breeze vs. Dolph Ziggler
This should be a pretty interesting match because they are very similar characters in many ways but should be a pretty good match overall and a great story told. Logically, Breeze should win this because it will help elevate him to the next level and continue his rise within the WWE. Ziggler doesn’t need the win as much as Breeze does, but the action is very solid with lots of strong moves from both men even though Summer Rae in yellow is a massive distraction for me. Breeze picks up the win after nailing Ziggler with an Unprettier (great move) and celebrates with summer and his selfie stick. Pretty solid match, but could have really done with a little bit more time to make it that next step of great.
Match Rating: 3.0 out of 5.0 Stars
Next up, we have Kane and The Undertaker versus two members of the Wyatt Family, this should be a cracker of the match but I’d love to have some form of surprise in this to make it even better for me.
Kane and The Undertaker vs, The Wyatt Family
A great promo is shown depicting the rise of The Wyatt Family to take on Taker and Kane, a great amount of details seems to have gone into this with their research certainly being done. The Wyatt Family make their way out first, in what is still an amazing entrance and makes me shiver when I see it. Kane makes his way out next before he is joined by his brother, The Undertaker. A pretty awesome entrance is shown for The Undertaker, with the burning crosses being here once again. I am loving the montage of his characters transition through time, that is pretty cool. Now, hopefully the match is longer than the promo and entrances. On a side note, I think Taker ran out of black hair dye, he is looking a little grey in places!
It appears to be Bray and Luke Harper who will be contesting the action, after Erick Rowan is taken out with a chokeslam. They start talking about Taker’s history at Survivor Series, mentioning 1991 WWE Title win from Hulk Hogan without mentioning Hogan’s name. Taker is looking pretty great in this match, a bit slow but great nonetheless. Kane is soon tagged in and seems to get the majority of the beating from Bray and Harper before Taker is tagged back in, and between them they take out Strowman with a chokeslam through the announce table. After a brief distraction, Wyatt hits Taker with Sister Abigail but is saved by Kane before they mount a comeback with double chokeslams. Taker and Kane eventually pick up the win after Taker nails Harper with a Tombstone for the win. Honestly, I expected so much more from this match and I am actually pretty disappointed with how it was contested. Should have being longer, but something more significant and notable should have happened.
Match Rating: 2.0 out of 5.0 Stars
WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Tournament Final: Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose
Now, I know we anticipated this match from the start and the WWE made it pretty damn obvious what the main event was going to be but nevertheless it should still be a pretty cool match, am looking forward to what occurs. The match starts off with Reigns overpowering Ambrose somewhat before it is countered by a variety of wrestling holds to ground Reigns. After a very back and forth contest with lots of near finishes, Reigns nails Ambrose with a spear to pick up the win and capture his first WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Cannot believe how unbelievably short this match was, to the point of ridiculous. It was an okay match but could have being so much better.
Match Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 Stars
After the match, Reigns celebrates with lots of confetti and fireworks to which Triple H makes his way out to congratulate him but seemingly try and recruit him before he is nailed by a spear. Reigns turns around, and is nailed by a Brogue Kick by Sheamus who is cashing in his Money in the Bank contract. Reigns kicks out of the first one but doesn’t succeed with the second, and Sheamus captures the WWE World Heavyweight Championship!
Overall, I am actually quite disappointed with the overall presentation of the show…it should have across as an opportunity to develop new stories but they seemed to have missed a beat because the overall show felt quite rushed in lots of places. They crammed in the extra Survivor Series match which was ultimately unneeded because it clearly added massively to timing constraints, some of the matches really needed more time to allow them to develop and be invested in properly. The whole show was pretty lackluster but the ending with Sheamus was pretty good and the highlight of the show…it saved the show for me, otherwise it would have being a disaster.
Show Rating: 2.5 out of 5.0 Stars
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