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COMPLETE WWE SURVIVOR SERIES COVERAGE: CM PUNK TAKES MANHATTAN; ROCK AND CENA AS A TAG TEAM; THE TRADITIONAL SURVIVOR SERIES MATCH; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2011-11-20 22:45:39
Match Number Three: Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Match: Team Orton (Randy Orton, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Kofi Kingston, and Mason Ryan) versus Team Barrett (Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Hunico, Jack Swagger, and Dolph Ziggler)

Ziggler and Kofi start things off and they lock up with Kofi applying a waist lock but Ziggler with a standing switch. Kofi with an elbow but Ziggler with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Kofi with leap frogs and he tries for a back elbow but Ziggler stops. Ziggler tries for a reverse Exploder suplex but Kofi lands on his feet. Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise but Ziggler moves. Ziggler with a drop kick.

Kofi tries for SOS but Ziggler sends him into the ropes and Kofi with a flying forearm

Orton tags in and he hits an RKO on Ziggler and he gets the three count.

Dolph Ziggler Eliminated

Team Barrett goes to the floor to discuss strategy as we go to the Twitter Trending Box.

Randy Orton wants to be a part of Team Barrett and he goes after all of them. Orton with a clothesline to Barrett over the top rope. Rhodes charges at Orton and gets back body dropped to the floor. Ryan and Sheamus take care of Hunico and Swagger. Kofi and Cara with stereo dives onto Hunico and Swagger but Sin Cara appears to have hurt his knee.

We pause the action while the medical staff checks on Cara.

Sin Cara Eliminated

Orton and Rhodes are in the ring and Orton with a European uppercut and then he tags in Ryan. Ryan with a shoulder tackle to Rhodes and then he runs Rhodes into the corner. Ryan with shoulders followed by an Irish whip and a running knee but Rhodes gets to the floor when he sees Ryan come off the ropes.

Rhodes and Barrett talk before Rhodes returns to the ring. Rhodes tags in Hunico and Hunico is helped into the ring. Ryan sends Hunico into the turnbuckles and he tags in Kofi and Kofi slingshots in and connects with a boot to the chest. Kofi with a kick to the chest followed by an Irish whip but Hunico sends Kofi into the turnbuckles and gets a near fall.

Barrett tags in and he connects with forearms and punches to Kofi and gets a near fall. Barrett with a chin lock and then he sends Kofi to the mat and gets a near fall. Barrett returns to the reverse chin lock. Kofi with punches and kicks and then they each go for clotheslines and both men are down.

Hunico and Ryan tag in and Ryan with a clothesline and then Ryan catches Hunico on a cross body attempt and he hits a series of back breaker and then hits a fallaway slam. Ryan presses Hunico over his head and he drops him behind him. Rhodes makes the tag while Ryan has Hunico in the full nelson. Rhodes with Beautiful Disaster followed by Cross Rhodes to eliminate Mason Ryan.

Mason Ryan Eliminated

Sheamus takes over for Team Orton and he locks up with Cody. Sheamus with a clean break. Rhodes with a forearm to Sheamus but Sheamus with a forearm of his own. Sheamus sends Rhodes into the corner and he connects with forearms until the referee pulls him out. Sheamus with a short arm clothesline and gets a near fall. Sheamus sends Rhodes into the turnbuckles again. Rhodes with a kick but Sheamus with a back elbow.

Sheamus puts Rhodes in the ropes and connects with a series of forearms across the chest. Sheamus with a suplex and gets a near fall. Sheamus has Rhodes in the ropes but Rhodes with an elbow and then he drops down and Sheamus goes over the top rope but Sheamus lands on the apron. Sheamus goes after Barrett and Sheamus is sent to the floor.

Barrett clotheslines Sheamus on the floor and then he sends him into the apron as the return to the ring. Barrett punches Sheamus and kicks him. Hunico tags in and he hits a slingshot kick to the chest and we go to the Twitter Ticker. Sheamus and Hunico exchange punches and Hunico with forearms but Sheamus with a back body drop.

Both men are down and Barrett and Kofi tag in and Kofi with a slingshot clothesline followed by drop kicks and a Superman punch followed by the Boom Drop. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise and he hits Rhodes who tries to interfere. Kofi with a rollup for a near fall.

Kofi with the pendulum kick and then he gives one to Swagger but Barrett with a runnig boot to Kofi who was still in the ropes. Barrett gets Kofi up for Wasteland and gets the three count.

Kofi Kingston Eliminated

Orton punches Barrett now that they are down four men to two. Orton tries for the IEDDT but Barrett gets back into the ring and he back body drops Orton to the floor. Hunico tags in and he hits a suicide dive onto Orton. Hunico sends Orton back in and gets a near fall.

Swagger tags in and he connects with an elbow and punches. Swagger kicks Orton and then he gets him in a front face lock. Rhodes tags in and he kicks Orton in the corner. Rhodes with a snap mare and punches to the head. Rhodes with a boot to Orton’s head and then Rhodes with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Rhodes with a gourdbuster and he gets a near fall. Orton works on the arm with a chin lock added to the pressure on the arm.

Orton punches Rhodes but Rhodes with a kick followed by an Irish whip. Rhodes tries for a bulldog but Orton is able to push Rhodes away and both men are down. Sheamus and Swagger tag in and Swagger with double sledges to Swagger’s head followed by forearms to the back. Sheamus with a running clothesline into the corner and then Sheamus goes up top for a flying shoulder tackle. Sheamus sends Hunico over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus with the uranage back breaker to Swagger and then he knocks Rhodes off the apron. Swagger avoids the Celtic Cross and then Sheamus sends Barrett to the floor.

Sheamus with a series of knees to Swagger and the referee disqualifies Sheamus for not breaking the count.

Sheamus Eliminated

It is now four on one with Orton facing Swagger, Barrett, Rhodes, and Hunico.

Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Swagger before he leaves the ring.

Orton gets to his feet and enters the ring and pins Swagger.

Jack Swagger Eliminated

All three men approach Orton and Rhodes is the first to attack with a series of kicks. The other two men return to their corner. Rhodes with more kicks to Orton. Rhodes with punches and more kicks. Rhodes with more punches and then he mocks the Orton pose. Rhodes with a kick and Irish whip but Orton pops out of the corner with a clothesline. Orton with another clothesline and then he knocks Hunico and Barrett off the apron before the power slam. Orton sends Rhodes into the ropes for the IEDDT and then he looks towards the TitanTron and then he twists to the mat. He gets distracted by Barrett on the floor and Hunico has made the tag.

Hunico with a springboard move and Orton with an RKO to counter for the three count.

Hunico Eliminated

Orton with a back breaker to Barrett and he gives Rhodes an RKO. Barrett gets Orton up for Wasteland and gets the three count.

Randy Orton Eliminated

Winners: Team Barrett (Survivors Wade Barrett and Cody Rhodes)

After the match, Michael Cole says that Sin Cara suffered a ruptured patella tendon.

The Bellas are with Alberto Del Rio and they talk about the shopping spree and going out later. John Laurinaitis arrives and he wants to make sure that Alberto is taking this match seriously. Alberto says that he has been taking care of Punk for weeks. This will be the first of many title defenses in Madison Square Garden. Alberto says that his entire country is supporting him so he tells John not to take him so lightly. Alberto says he will not lose his title to someone who should be sleeping on the sidewalk on Wall Street.

John texts someone.

We see that the ring has been reinforced for the World Heavyweight Championship Match between Big Show and Mark Henry. We see why they had to reinforce the ring.

Match Number Four: World Championship Match: Mark Henry versus Big Show

They lock up and Show sends Henry to the mat and Mark is shocked. They lock up again and Henry pushes Show off. They lock up again and Henry is sent to the mat again and Mark goes to the floor to rethink his strategy. They lock up and Henry with a waist lock but Show with a standing switch and waist lock take down into a front face lock. Henry gets to the ropes.

Show with an arm drag to a charging Henry and Mark goes to the floor. We go back to the Twitter Trending Box. Henry returns to the ring and he goes into the ropes and Show with punches to the ribs. Henry tries to argue the rules with the referee before locking up again.

Henry threatens to leave if Show does not respect the rules. Show punches Henry in the ribs and Henry goes for Show’s knees and both men are down. Henry sends Show’s knee into the mat. Henry works on the leg and he drops elbows to the knee. Show gets free of Henry but Henry with a clothesline when they get back to their feet.

Show with a DDT to Henry and both men are down and Show gets a near fall. Show with head butts to Henry followed by a clothesline. Show with a running butt splash into the corner followed by a running shoulder. Show signals for the choke slam as he waits for Henry to get up. Show grabs Henry by the throat but Henry kicks Show in the knee and hits a World’s Strongest Slam but Show kicks out at two.

Henry with a splash for a near fall. Henry with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Show gets to the floor and Henry follows after him. Henry sends Show into the ring post. Henry with a shoulder tackle that sends Show through the ringside barrier and collapses the barrier.

The referee starts the count. Show gets into the ring at nine and Henry with a kick to the head that sends Show back to the apron. Henry with head butt and they are by the turnbuckle so Henry and Show almost climb the turnbuckles. Show sends Henry back to the mat. Show with a thrust kick to the head and Henry is down. Show goes up top as the crowd rises.

Show with an elbow drop from the top turnbuckle and both men are down. Show can only get a two count as Henry is able to get his shoulder up. Show sets for the punch but Henry ducks it and Henry with a low kick and he is disqualified.

Winner: Big Show by Disqualification

After the match, Henry kicks Show after scaring the referee out of the ring. Henry puts the chair on Show’s ankle and he sets for the Vader Bomb onto the chair but Show is able to get his leg out of the way. Show punches Henry and the crowd chants for Daniel Bryan.

Show puts the chair on Henry’s leg he hits a leg drop onto the chair.

The medical staff comes to the ring and they put Henry’s leg in a boot and a stretcher is at ringside. Henry says that his leg is broken.

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