WWE fans witnessed one of the biggest moments in sports entertainment history when Sting made his surprising WWE debut at the WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view on Sunday, Nov. 23 in St. Louis.
The Icon, who many thought would never step foot in a WWE ring, did take those steps.
Sting took out Triple H to help Team Cena’s Dolph Ziggler score the pin over Team Authority’s Seth Rollins. With the victory comes the end of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon’s onscreen roles in power.
This effectively sets up a match between Sting and “The Game,” if WWE decides to go that route. Ziggler no doubt had the night of his career, clawing his way back to the top and coming out the sole survivor.
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The traditional five-on-five Survivor Series match also included the Big Show’s turn on John Cena. Former partners Erick Rowan and Luke Harper stood on opposite sides of the squared circle for the first time. Rusev made a statement with an impressive showing in the main event. Ryback, who got a big reaction, was unexpectedly eliminated first for Team Cena. Mark Henry suffered a knockout blow from the Big Show in the opening minutes of the high-stakes bout.
Bray Wyatt ended up/down buried in chairs at the hands of The Lunatic Fringe Dean Ambrose in their battle, which ended in a disqualification win for Wyatt. Though, Ambrose looked more like the winner. The two’s physical fight will go to another level in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match 8 p.m. EST Sunday, Dec. 14 at the pay-per-view/big event with the same name on WWE Network.
Nikki Bella became the WWE Diva’s champion by defeating AJ Lee. Brie Bella distracted her twin sister’s opponent by kissing Lee on the lips, which led to Nikki’s quick victory. (Karma. Payback.) It was a similar scene when Lee planted one on Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 28 in Miami Gardens, seconds before he lost the World heavyweight championship to Sheamus.
Damien Mizdow and The Miz won the WWE tag team titles from Gold and Stardust in a fatal four-way that also included the Uso’s and Los Matadores with El Torito. Mizdow has emerged among the most popular superstars on the roster today.
Team Fox consisting of Alicia Fox, Emma, Naomi and Natalya with Tyson Kidd defeated Team Paige’s Paige, Cameron, Layla and Summer Rae.
The Bunny (Yes, The Bunny) and Adam Rose defeated Titus O’Neil and Heath Slater, collectively known as Slater Gator.
The kickoff show featured Fandango’s first night with Rosa Mendes as his new dance partner. Fandango also had a new look, dressing more like a “Dancing With The Stars” dance instructor. He defeated Justin Gabriel.
Jack Swagger with Zeb Colter got the win over former We The People member Cesaro.
Wade Barrett returned from injury during the preshow, promising bad news, and he delivered. #BNB
Paul Heyman joined Renee Young, Alex Riley and Booker T. on the expert panel.
The Survivor Series was made available free on WWE Network as part of the company’s push to gain more subscribers.
WWE Chairman/CEO Vince McMahon kicked off the show and promised a Survivor Series we will never forget. He was right.
Visit www.WWE.com for full details on the event.
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