Note: Due to the length of the elimination bouts, we'll be posting one match a page tonight.
The 2009 WWE Survivor Series PPV opened with footage from classic Survivor shows before segueing into five of the six scheduled matches tonight.
Michael Cole welcomed everyone to the "second longest running tradition" in WWE.
Team Morrison (John Morrison, Evan Bourne, Shelton Benjamin, Matt Hardy, Fit Finlay) vs. Team Miz (The Miz, Jack Swagger, Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler)
As Sheamus came to the ring, Michael Cole asked Jerry Lawler how he was feeling after being kicked in the face by Sheamus. Lawler said that he's been kicked in the face before and when he woke up, thought he'd find his teeth knocked out. He promised that Sheamus' day would come and "it might even be tonight."
Evan Bourne and Jack Swagger opened the show. Bourne got a quick two count with a rollup. Swagger responded with a big suplex, then tagged in Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler nailed a rolling snapmare for a two count. Michael Cole said we were looking at the future of the WWE in this bout. Bourne nailed several kicks but Ziggler took him down and nailed a series of elbowdrops. He dropped a forearm and scored a two count.
Swagger tagged back in and cinched in a front chancery. Team Morrison rallied the fans behind Bourne. Bourne worked his way out of the hold but was kicked back. Swagger tagged Ziggler. Bourne drilled Swagger with two knees, but Ziggler, who was now the legal man, took him down and cinched in a one-legged Boston Crab. Bourne kicked him off and came off the ropes with a hurancanrana for as two count.
Matt Hardy tagged in. He and Bourne nailed stereo elbows out of the corner on Ziggler. Hardy hit the Side Effect. Bourne nailed a shooting star press and scored the pin.
Ziggler is eliminated. 5 vs. 3 with Team Morrison having the advantage.
Drew McIntyre attacked Bourne and hit the double arm DDT and pinned him.
Bourne is eliminated. 4 vs. 4.
Finlay immediately attacked McIntyre and had his way with him briefly before Sheamus tagged in. Sheamus caught him with a big boot to the face and pinned him.
Finlay is eliminated. 4 vs. 3 with Team Miz having the advantage.
Hardy tagged in. He caught Sheamus with a series of rights, backing him into a corner. He clotheslined Sheamus in a corner. Hardy went for the Side Effect but Sheamus broke free. Sheamus worked over Hardy with elbows but Hardy kept kicking up. Miz tagged in and began peppering Hardy in the heels' corner. Miz dropped a leg but Hardy kicked out at two. Miz cinched in a rear chinlock.
Hardy fought his way to his feet but Miz caught him with a knee to the back of the neck and covered him for another two count. Swagger tagged in but Hardy kicked him in the face as Swagger charged him. Swagger shook it off and began peppering Hardy with punches and forearms to the back and head. Hardy was locked in a side chinlock. Hardy shoved off Swagger and they collided.
Morrison tagged in and worked over Swagger with a series of leg lariats. Morrison covered him for a two count. Morrison sends Swagger into the corner and nails a springboard enziguiri. Team Miz entered the ring, so Team Morrison ran them out, knocking down the referee in the process.
Swagger went for the DoctorBomb but Morrison escaped. Morrison took him out and nailed Starship Pain for the pin.
Swagger is eliminated. 3 vs 3.
Miz jumps Morrison and gets a near fall. Miz cinches in a rear chinlock, placing his knee in the back. Morrison tagged in Shelton Benjamin during a blind tag. He rolls up Miz for a two count, then hits a back suplex. He comes off the top with a flying bodypress, then hits the Stinger Splash. He nails Miz with a Northern Lights suplex for a two count. Benjamin hit a back suplex with a bridge for a two count.
They showed a replay of the referee being taken out earlier and it turned out Sheamus kicked him in the head. They said the referee had suffered a concussion.
Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Benjamin. 3 vs. 2 with Team Miz having the advantage.
McIntyre tagged in. He and Hardy went back and forth. Hardy nailed a drop toehold into the corner, then a neckbreaker. Hardy went to the second rope and dropped a leg. He covered McIntyre for a two count. Hardy nailed a hangman's neckbreaker. He went back to the ropes but Sheamus got in his face. That allowed McIntyre to escape a moonsault. McIntyre nailed the "Kobashi DDT" (as Striker called it) and pinned Hardy.
Hardy is eliminated. 3 vs. 1 with Team Miz in the lead.
Morrison went right after McIntyre and began beating him with kicks and punches. McIntyre came back whipped him into the corner, then tagged in Sheamus. They began kicking Morrison. Sheamus mounted him and began beating him with fists. Morrison was slammed headfirst into the turnbuckle.
Miz tagged in and began trash talking Morrison. Miz punched Morrison. Morrison kept firing back. Miz rebounded off the ropes but was kicked with a leg lariat. Miz tagged Sheamus in. Sheamus killed him with a running clothesline. He drove Morrison into the heels' corner, then distracted the referee, allowing the others' to choke Morrison. Morrison battled his way out of the corner. He kicked Miz and McIntyre off the apron.
Sheamus kicked Morrison as he was coming off the ropes, then nailed him with the Celtic Cross (Razor's Edge) for the pin.
Your Survivors, Miz, Sheamus and Drew McIntrye!