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TJR Retro: WWE Survivor Series 2010 Review

TJR Retro: WWE Survivor Series 2010 Review

The 24th Survivor Series occasion befell at a time when WWE realized they wanted extra younger expertise on the primary roster, in order that they referred to as up a bunch of rookies that they named The Nexus with the hope that they might get some essential occasion stars out of it. It didn’t work out precisely as they hoped, however Wade Barrett did get to fundamental occasion this present after being on the primary roster for lower than six months.

By this level, the model extension was nonetheless in play though you may inform that WWE was focusing much less on it. There simply wasn’t as a lot of an curiosity among the many followers whereas the corporate determined to have wrestlers from each manufacturers seem on each PPV. The earlier month had a present referred to as Bragging Rights with a Uncooked vs. Smackdown match that in all probability ought to have been on this present.

There have been some new stars that had a superb run that yr comparable to Alberto Del Rio and Daniel Bryan, who was a part of The Nexus, obtained fired and got here again quickly after as a face.

The primary storyline was about John Cena because the referee for the primary occasion. It was a lame angle that I keep in mind bitching about typically within the Uncooked Deal as a result of they teased him being fired if he doesn’t rely the pin for Wade Barrett to win the WWE Title. Did anyone consider Cena would actually get fired? I don’t assume so.

The rationale I by no means reviewed this present is as a result of I used to be at my greatest good friend’s wedding ceremony in Mexico. I’m not even positive if I watched the entire present after it aired, to be trustworthy, so a variety of it’s going to really feel new to me.

As all the time, I’m utilizing WWE Community to evaluation the present so when you discover one thing lacking blame them.

In case you’ve missed any of my earlier Survivor Series critiques, click on right here to verify them out.

WWE Survivor Series
Miami, Florida
November 21, 2010

The opening video package deal targeted on some Survivor Series historical past in addition to Cena’s choice to attempt to do the best factor.

The pyro went off within the area. It was not a bought out crowd as a result of the attendance was reportedly at eight,000 individuals in a a lot bigger area.

Ted Dibiase comes from cash and he comes from class based on his theme track. He walked out with Maryse for the primary match. She seemed superb. They have been by no means a pair in actual life, however WWE needed to place her with him to get him some warmth as a heel. Maryse was courting her future husband The Miz by this level.

The announce workforce of Uncooked’s Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and Smackdown’s Matt Striker welcomed us to the present.

Daniel Bryan was the babyface United States Champion that acquired a great ovation. Cole ripped on Bryan’s nerd music since that was Cole’s gimmick on the time.

United States Championship: Daniel Bryan vs. Ted Dibiase (w/Maryse)

Pre-match notes: Bryan is the face champion whereas Dibiase was the heel challenger.

Bryan hit a dropkick. A number of the lights went out briefly, however they got here again on. Dibiase gave Bryan a suplex that despatched him excessive to the ground. Bryan was laying on the apron, so Dibiase nailed an elbow smash off the center ropes onto Bryan to knock him out of the ring. Dibiase tripped up Bryan to offer him management within the ring. Chinlock by Dibiase. Dropkick by Dibiase for 2 resulting in Cole ripping on Bryan. After one other chinlock by Dibiase, Bryan received out of it and nailed a dropkick that despatched him into the nook. Bryan prevented an assault with a again flip off the ropes resulting in a clothesline. Bryan dumped Dibiase to the ground and hit a suicide dive onto Dibiase on the ground. Bryan jumped somewhat too far as he hit his shoulder towards the barricade. Again within the ring, Bryan hit a missile dropkick for a two rely. Bryan nailed some kicks adopted by an inside cradle. Dibiase did his bounce off the ropes clothesline for a two rely after Bryan did an incredible flip bump. Dibiase teased Dream Road as Bryan obtained a two rely. Dibiase got here again with a sitout spinebuster for a two rely. They battled up prime with Bryan crotching Dibiase up there. Bryan nailed an enormous again suplex superplex for a two rely. Bryan went for the LeBell Lock submission, however Dibiase countered right into a slingshot that despatched Bryan into the ring submit. Bryan slapped on the LeBell Lock submission and Dibiase tapped out to provide Bryan the win on the 9:57 mark.

Winner by submission: Daniel Bryan

Submit match, Bryan grabbed his shoulder to promote the ache whereas I used to be unhappy that Maryse is gone.

Evaluation: *** Good match proper round ten minutes with each guys getting a whole lot of offense in and Dibiase almost profitable a number of occasions. Bryan was such an superior in-ring performer that was a rising star that was slowly constructing some momentum with the gang rallying behind him. It was nonetheless early in comparison with what he would develop into within the subsequent couple of years, however it’s good to see what it was like for him earlier in his WWE run. I favored the end with Bryan relentless in his makes an attempt at locking on his submission transfer for the victory.

With Bryan on the apron holding up the US Title, Miz confirmed up with the Cash within the Financial institution briefcase. Miz hit him behind the top with the briefcase. Bryan beat Miz for the US Title. Alex Riley was with Miz.

The Miz went into the ring with Riley for a promo. The lights went out briefly once more. Miz stated he’s a proud citizen of Cleveland, Ohio. He stated the Miami Warmth have been boastful, despised by hundreds of thousands and are hopelessly mediocre like The Nexus. He referred to as LeBron James like Wade Barrett as a result of they each really feel they’re entitled to a championship. Miz stated LeBron won’t ever be champion. Miz advised LeBron to return to Cleveland to apologize to Cavs followers. Miz stated it’s a easy query of “when” he turns into WWE Champion. He ended it saying he’s superior.

Evaluation: Good promo for heel warmth on the time. In fact, LeBron ended up going again to Cleveland after he left in 2010 and gained them a title earlier this yr. Miz gained the WWE Title on the Uncooked after this occasion.

Sheamus did an interview backstage with Josh Mathews speaking about his match towards John Morrison. He claimed that Morrison is jealous of Sheamus for being a former WWE Champion whereas Morrison by no means shall be. Sheamus stated he’ll break his will and break his physique.

Evaluation: He was proper about Morrison by no means profitable the WWE Title until he goes again sooner or later.

John Morrison vs. Sheamus

Pre-match notes: Morrison was the face whereas Sheamus was the heel.  There was a little bit of a storyline with Sheamus happening after he misplaced a match to Santino, who was a joke character.

Morrison was aggressive early on with a dropkick that despatched Sheamus out of the ring adopted by a dive onto Sheamus on the ground. Sheamus shoved Morrison again first into the barricade adopted by operating forearm to the face. Again within the ring, Sheamus took management with stomps adopted by a clothesline, a headlock after which a operating again elbow to the face. Sheamus with a backbreaker adopted by one other headlock. Sheamus labored over Morrison with forearms. Sheamus arrange Morrison on the highest rope, Sheamus with forearms to the again of Morrison and Morrison fired again with punches that knocked Sheamus to the mat. Morrison with a cross physique block off the highest, Sheamus rolled via and hit a Powerslam for a two rely. Good spot. Sheamus went for a Brogue Kick, Morrison prevented it and Morrison hit an enziguri kick to the top. Morrison with a leaping heel kick to the face for 2. Sheamus stopped the momentum with the Irish Curse backbreaker for 2. Morrison with a catapult that despatched Sheamus into the turnbuckle adopted by a aspect Russian legsweep for 2. Sheamus launched Morrison to the turnbuckle and Sheamus hit a forearm to the again of the leg to cease the momentum. Sheamus slammed Morrison down whereas holding onto the injured left leg. Single leg crab submission by Sheamus led to Morrison grabbing the underside rope. Morrison got here again with a rollup, so Sheamus stopped him with a clip to the again of the injured left knee. Sheamus with slaps to the face, so Morrison kicked Sheamus into the turnbuckle. Morrison went up prime just for Sheamus to cease him with a forearm. Sheamus arrange for the Excessive Cross, Morrison prevented that, Brogue Kick missed, Morrison hit a springboard kick and a Shining Wizard operating knee to the face acquired the win for Morrison at 11:11.

Winner by pinfall: John Morrison

Evaluation: ***1/Four It was a aggressive match with Morrison getting an enormous win. The primary a part of the match was a bit sluggish, however they picked up the tempo with a number of good nearfalls for each guys with the gang stepping into the match extra. They put collectively an thrilling ending sequence with Morrison going over.

Publish match, John Morrison celebrated the win whereas the announcers pushed the concept the bully Sheamus acquired his comeuppance.

John Cena was within the locker room with R-Fact displaying as much as speak to him. Fact identified that Nexus is banned from ringside for the match, however he isn’t. Fact stated that there’s nothing stopping him from one thing by chance occurring to Randy Orton. Fact says it might be guilt free. Cena stated he couldn’t reside with himself and stated that he’s calling this down the center. Fact stated he’ll consider it when he sees it.

Evaluation: It was only a easy phase to point out that Cena’s an trustworthy man.

Kaval made his entrance. A clip aired of Kaval (aka Low Ki) beating Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match. Kaval talked about that because the winner of NXT, he will get a title shot, so he was getting a title match towards at Ziggler.

Vickie Guerrero made her entrance doing her “Excuse Me” routine after which launched her boyfriend Dolph Ziggler, who was the Intercontinental Champion.

Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler (w/Vickie Guerrero) vs. Kaval

Pre-match notes: Ziggler was the heel IC Champion and Kaval was the face challenger. Kaval might get a shot at ANY championship in WWE and he solely selected the IC Title as an alternative of the WWE Title. It made him appear to be a loser.

Kaval with a operating shoulder deal with as Cole referred to as him an “internet darling.” Ziggler with a operating neck snap. Ziggler with a fireman’s carry takedown. Kaval got here again with a rollup. Cole was doing his obnoxious heel gimmick so much on this match. Kaval with a cartwheel right into a forearm smash. Guerrero distracted a bit, so Ziggler tripped up Kaval to ship him face first into the highest rope. Ziggler with a neckbreaker for 2. Kaval with two forearms, a kick to the again, forearm and a moonsault off the highest for 2 rely. Cole mocked Kaval calling himself the “World Warrior” and Cole stated he was the best announcer in WWE historical past. Kaval with a cartwheel resulting in a leaping kick to the face that seemed prefer it related somewhat too nicely. That seemed tough for Ziggler. Kaval went up prime, he jumped off with a corkscrew assault, Ziggler moved, Kaval landed on his ft and obtained a backslide pin for 2. Ziggler got here again with a Fameasser for 2. Ziggler launched Kaval to the highest and Kaval got here again with a leaping kick to the top. That was a pleasant nearfall. Ziggler charged in the direction of the turnbuckle, Kaval obtained a rollup, Ziggler rolled by way of and a small package deal received a two rely. They did a rollup sequence the place Ziggler landed on prime and held onto the tights for a budget pinfall win at 9:32.

Winner by pinfall: Dolph Ziggler

Evaluation: **three/Four The match was okay with Ziggler getting the predictable win. The commentary was annoying. The gang was lifeless for lots of this match as a result of Kaval didn’t have a lot of a personality and was nonetheless new on the primary roster. The tempo picked up by the top of it resulting in an thrilling end to place Ziggler over as a intelligent heel champion. I forgot how a lot the heel Cole gimmick harm commentary, however this was an instance of that.

Jack Swagger from Workforce Del Rio was interviewed by Todd Grisham. Swagger stated that the one former World Champion on this staff, they need to be referred to as the All-American People. Swagger stated that Miami was like “Little Cuba” which led to boos. Cody Rhodes stated he caught Jack Swagger making an attempt to go in a membership in Miami and ripped on his footwear, which Swagger stated have been his grandfather’s. Alberto Del Rio confirmed up with Drew McIntyre and Tyler Reks to attempt to encourage the staff by saying that they’re there to destroy Rey Mysterio and his staff. Del Rio stated he needs to see little youngsters cry once they destroy their heroes. Del Rio stated after they win, he’ll purchase the beers. Del Rio left and Cody advised Jack that he hates to confess it, however Del Rio is sweet.

The face workforce was up first on this order: Huge Present, Chris Masters (he was not over as a face in any respect), Kofi Kingston with Cole busting out the “controlled frenzy” phrase instantly, MVP acquired an enormous pop since he’s from Miami and Rey Mysterio was up final because the staff captain.

The heel workforce was subsequent on this order: Cody Rhodes doing his “Dashing” gimmick with Cole saying he’s good, Jack Swagger was subsequent, Drew McIntyre acquired an honest response and Tyler Reks acquired no response. Ricardo Rodriguez did the fantastic introduction of Alberto Del Rio, who entered in a classic Rolls Royce automotive.

Workforce Mysterio: Rey Mysterio, Massive Present, Chris Masters, Kofi Kingston and MVP vs. Staff Del Rio: Alberto Del Rio, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre and Tyler Reks

Pre-match notes: I already talked about it above, however Mysterio’s staff have been the faces and Del Rio’s workforce have been the heels. Everyone on the Mysterio workforce has some blue apparel.

Rhodes with a shoulder deal with on Mysterio adopted by a leaping kick off the center ropes often known as the Catastrophe Kick. Del Rio tagged in with a kick to the ribs of Mysterio. Mysterio got here again with headscissors, a drop toe maintain that despatched Del Rio into the turnbuckle and Mysterio with a operating dropkick. MVP tagged in with a operating kick on Del Rio for 2. MVP prevented a Del Rio head kick, MVP with a boot to the face and he coated Del Rio for 2. Kingston tagged in to an honest pop, he introduced in Masters and the heels took over on Masters. McIntyre with a number of clotheslines that took down Masters. The followers chanted “we want Big Show” as Masters stopped Drew with a kick to the face. MVP again in with clotheslines and a suplex on McIntyre. MVP hit his Ballin’ elbow drop on Drew and a punch to Del Rio to knock him off the apron. Suplex by MVP, Del Rio grabbed his legs (the ref by no means noticed it) and McIntyre coated MVP to get rid of him.

MVP eradicated by Drew McIntyre

Masters again within the ring with a Jackhammer slam on Del Rio for 2. Del Rio hit a double knee assault to the left arm of Masters and the Cross Armbreaker by Del Rio led to the tapout elimination of Masters.

Chris Masters eradicated by Alberto Del Rio

Huge Present went in for the face aspect for the primary time with the followers cheering him. Present labored over Swagger with a number of chops to the chest, however Swagger hit a chop block to the knee. Del Rio slapped Present within the head, which was an enormous mistake as Present no-sold it and Albert slapped Drew within the chest to tag him in. Present hit a KO punch on Del Rio to knock him out. Present labored over McIntyre with a tough chop to the chest. McIntyre tried for the Future Shock DDT, Present powered out and hit a clothesline. Present bodyslammed Kingston onto McIntyre for a two rely for Kofi, who was authorized. Trainers have been serving to Del Rio at ringside. Rhodes tagged in, Kingston with a slap, so Rhodes freaked out about getting hit within the face and Rhodes freaked out outdoors the ring. Rhodes grabbed his jacket to examine himself within the mirror that was on it. Kingston with one other slap to Cody’s face. Present teased Cody with a punch, Cody blocked his face, Present with a slap to the again and Present hit Cody with a KO punch to pin him.

Cody Rhodes eradicated by Huge Present

It’s Four to three for Del Rio’s aspect though Del Rio just isn’t at ringside anymore. The heels labored over Present of their nook. Swagger countered a Chokeslam right into a roll by means of and into an Ankle Lock submission. That was spectacular by Swagger. Mysterio tagged in with a seated senton off the highest and a cross physique block off the center ropes for a two rely. Swagger stopped Rey’s momentum with a boot to the face. Kingston despatched Swagger into the ropes, which led to a 619 try by Rey and Swagger caught Rey resulting in an Ankle Lock submission. Mysterio received out of that, Reks tagged in, Kingston again in with a clothesline off the highest and a dropkick. Kingston with a boot to the face and a cross physique block off the highest for a two rely. Kingston with one other dropkick. Reks put Kingston the wrong way up towards the turnbuckle, Kingston with two boots to the face and he pinned Reks.

Tyler Reks eradicated by Kofi Kingston

Kingston hit Hassle in Paradise on McIntyre. Swagger was the authorized man and Swagger managed to slap on the Ankle Lock, which led to Kingston tapping out.

Kofi Kingston eradicated by Jack Swagger

Present went again in with a shoulder deal with on Swagger. Mysterio tagged in, h went on Present’s shoulders and McIntyre kicked Present to take him down. Swagger hit a splash off the ropes for a two rely. Mysterio hit a 619 on Swagger after which went onto Present’s shoulders resulting in a splash for the pinfall elimination of Swagger.

Jack Swagger eradicated by Rey Mysterio

McIntyre was the final man left on his workforce, Mysterio despatched him into the ropes and hit a 619. Present tagged in and hit a Chokeslam to pin McIntyre. That was the top of the match at 18:12.

Drew McIntyre eradicated by Massive Present

Winners: Group Mysterio – Rey Mysterio and Huge Present

Evaluation: ***1/Four It was a reasonably good elimination match. I feel any time you get almost 20 minutes in a match like this it’s going to enjoyable to observe. The Del Rio elimination was weak, however it was probably achieved to guard him by not having him get pinned or submitted. I assumed the story might have been higher if Present and Mysterio needed to come again towards three or 4 heels to win the match. The best way it was accomplished made the heels appear to be losers. I feel the purpose of it was to only put over the preferred guys on the face workforce, in order that’s what occurred.

Randy Orton was proven within the locker room taking a look at his WWE Championship. Josh Mathews confirmed up for an interview. Orton stated he’s sick and uninterested in speaking about John Cena. Orton stated he’s eager about Wade Barrett, he’s going to beat him and retain the WWE Championship. Orton stated he didn’t care about Barrett or Cena, all he cared about what was strolling out of there because the WWE Champion. Orton stated tonight’s about Wade Barrett whether or not it’s a punt to the cranium or RKO.

Evaluation: Respectable promo from Orton. It was not his power, particularly as a face.

The co-WWE Divas Champions generally known as Laycool are Michelle McCool and Layla – they walked out with their titles. I used to seek advice from Michelle as McTaker since she was married to The Undertaker. I want to discuss with Layla as ridiculously scorching as a result of she is. Natalya was up subsequent because the challenger.

WWE Divas Championship: Michelle McCool and Layla vs. Natalya

Pre-match notes: McCool and Layla have been the heel champions. Natalya was the face. The champs needed to tag out and in.

The heels have been in management early with McCool beginning after which Layla kicking Natalya to the apron. Layla distracted the referee, so McCool pulled Natalya off the apron and onto the mat on the ground. Again within the ring, Natalya with a suplex on each ladies. The motion spilled to the ground with McCool hitting her with a forearm to the again. McCool missed a kick on the ground and Natalya dumped her over the barricade. Natalya whipped Layla into McCool to take them out on the ground. Again into the ring, Natalya obtained a rollup on McCool. Natalya slapped on the Sharpshooter on McCool and McCool tapped out shortly at three:38.

Winner by submission and New WWE Divas Champion: Natalya

Evaluation: * It was only a fast match to have Natalya get some revenge on the heels by profitable the title. The divas division didn’t have lengthy matches on this period as most of you in all probability know. It was Natalya’s first time profitable the title.

Publish match, Natalya was emotional as she held the title in her palms. McCool and Layla attacked after the match was over. Beth Phoenix ran right down to the ring make the save for Natalya. Beth knocked McCool out of the ring. Beth hit the Glam Slam on Layla. Beth and Natalya hugged within the ring. Beth put Natalya on her shoulders as Natalya posed with each Divas Titles. The gang cheered.

Evaluation: It was a great way to deliver again Beth after she was gone for a number of months with an damage. She was greatest associates with Natalya, in order that arrange a feud with Laycool.

A business aired for the film Knucklehead starring Massive Present. I by no means noticed it.

The video package deal aired for Kane because the World Heavyweight Champion defending towards Edge, who was within the face position. This was a Smackdown feud. Edge kidnapped Paul Bearer and was proven torturing him a number of occasions whereas Kane was in quest of daddy Paul.

Evaluation: I assumed the storyline was silly. That they had the face Edge abduct Paul Bearer, however not solely that, he was good sufficient to fly him to totally different cities to attend Smackdown each week. I hated it a lot that it gained the “Worst Feud” award in my 2010 WWE Johnny Awards column. It was that dangerous.

Kane entered first because the World Heavyweight Champion and he was on his personal with out Paul Bearer. Edge was up subsequent to a very good pop from the gang. He was a heel for many of his essential occasion run, however by this level he was a face that the followers liked. Edge did his posing on the ramp, then the pyro went off and Edge went to the again with an empty wheelchair.

World Heavyweight Championship: Kane vs. Edge

Pre-match notes: Kane was the heel World Heavyweight Champion and Edge was the face. This was a Smackdown feud.

Edge was aggressive early on with a spin kick to the top. Kane threw Edge out of the ring the place Edge pushed the empty wheelchair, which taunted Kane. Edge whipped Kane into the barricade. Edge with a chop block to the again of Kane’s left leg. Kane obtained some momentum going with a kick that despatched Edge off the apron onto the ground. Kane choked Edge on the underside rope whereas asking the place is his father? Kane whipped Edge into the turnbuckle. Kane slapped on a aspect headlock. Edge with a shoulder deal with to the ribs and Edge went up prime with a cross physique block for a two rely. Kane went up prime for his clothesline, however when he jumped off, Edge countered with a dropkick. Lastly, there was one thing fascinating on this match. Edge with a drop toe maintain into the ropes, then a cross physique block to the again and a rollup obtained two. Edge jumped off the center ropes, which ended badly as Kane hit him with a punch. Edge with a neckbreaker for 2. Kane with a sidewalk slam. Kane went again up prime, Edge stopped him with punches and Kane shoved Edge onto the highest rope in a crotched place. Kane jumped off together with his clothesline for a two rely. Edge got here again with a DDT. Kane received again up, Edge arrange for a Spear, however Kane stopped him with a kick to the top. Kane with a Chokeslam for only a two rely. That was Kane’s finisher typically. Kane needed a Tombstone Piledriver, Edge slipped out and hit a Spear. As an alternative of overlaying, Edge laid down beside Kane so every man had a hand on the opposite man’s chest whereas each of their shoulders have been down, so the referee Chad Patton counted the pin at 12:50.

Match End result: Draw (Kane continues to be World Heavyweight Champion)

Evaluation: *1/2 Boring match. I advised you this feud sucked. The gang was lifeless for lots of it as a result of it was not an thrilling match in any respect. They wrestled at a sluggish tempo and it by no means obtained to that subsequent gear the place it may be thought-about an excellent match. I like Edge rather a lot as considered one of my all-time favorites, however Kane was not an excellent opponent for him. Kane was higher towards smaller guys. The end was controversial to maintain the feud going. The ending spot was weak with Edge hitting a Spear and touchdown on his personal again after. It was not a pure motion, however they did it that approach to arrange the draw.

Edge was introduced as the brand new World Heavyweight Champion, however the referee waved his hand at announcer Tony Chimel. The ref handed the title to Kane. The referee defined to Chimel that it was a draw as a result of each males’s shoulders have been down.

Kane attacked Edge with a punch from behind after which he tossed Edge out of the ring. Edge whipped Kane into the ring submit after which put Kane within the wheelchair. Edge wheeled Kane into the barricade, which broke. These barricades have skinny padding on them as we’ve got seen many occasions through the years. Edge left standing tall whereas Kane was down within the wreckage.

Evaluation: The feud continued from right here. Edge would go on to win the World Heavyweight Title for the final time at TLC one month later. That was a Four-way TLC match with Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio additionally within the match.

John Cena was within the locker room with a referee shirt with Wade Barrett displaying as much as speak to him. Barrett reminded Cena of June seventh in the identical constructing when he and the Nexus gave Cena the worst beating of his whole profession. Barrett stated now Cena is a part of the Nexus and can be instrumental in serving to Barrett turning into the WWE Champion. Barrett advised Cena to do the fitting factor. Cena stated tonight, it doesn’t matter what occurs, when the time is true, he is aware of precisely what he’s going to do. Cena left.

Evaluation: The storyline wasn’t that nice, however I give them credit score for build up the angle properly when it comes to making it exhausting to foretell what the end of the primary occasion can be.

Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel entered because the WWE Tag Staff Champions. They have been joined by Nexus members David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty (later Curtis Axel) and Husky Harris (later Bray Wyatt). The challengers are the comedic duo of Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov. They obtained a pleasant pop from the gang.

WWE Tag Workforce Championships: Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel (w/David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris) vs. Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov

Pre-match notes: The Nexus guys have been the heels whereas Santino/Kozlov have been an odd couple face tag staff.

Santino began for the face staff, he didn’t do a lot and Kozlov tagged in with some energy strikes on Gabriel together with a shove that despatched Gabriel throughout the ring. Gabriel got here again with a neckbreaker on Kozlov. Slater with a knee drop. The heels stomped away on Kozlov of their nook. Gabriel grounded Kozlov with a headlock whereas followers chanted for Santino. Slater tagged in resulting in his headlock on Kozlov. When Kozlov broke free, he decked Slater with a clothesline and tagged in Santino. The gang was on hearth as Santino hit a hip toss and a headbutt for 2 with Gabriel breaking apart the pin. Kozlov tackled Gabriel out of the ring. Santino teased The Cobra assault, the opposite Nexus guys distracted Santino and Slater hit a neckbreaker transfer just like the Zig Zag for the pinfall win at 5:11.

Winners by pinfall: Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel

Evaluation: three/Four* A fast match that didn’t imply a lot. The tag staff division was not a power on this period. Santino was by far probably the most over man on this match, so it made sense that he obtained the recent tag. The end was weak.

After the match, the Nexus guys kicked Santino out of the ring.

The nameless Uncooked Common Supervisor despatched an e mail resulting in Cole studying a sheet off the laptop computer as an alternative of the particular laptop computer. He learn that Nexus is banned from ringside within the upcoming WWE Championship match. If anyone within the Nexus interferes, the whole group can be suspended, so the GM needs the Nexus to go away the ring instantly. The blokes left the ring.

Evaluation: I all the time discovered that to be so terrible concerning the nameless Uncooked GM gimmick. They might have Cole learn off a sheet of paper on the laptop computer as an alternative of the laptop computer although he stated he obtained an e-mail. That’s WWE, although. They’re infamous for not caring concerning the minor particulars of their storylines. Additionally, studying the emails received Cole a lot heel warmth, which helped his heel character recover from extra.

The video package deal aired to inform the story of John Cena having points with The Nexus and now he needs to be the referee of the match the place he’ll both be free or fired. The main target turned about what Cena may do somewhat than making individuals care about Orton or Barrett.

Evaluation: Firing angles are lame and no one actually purchased the concept Cena was going to get fired. I assumed it was a poor storyline.

John Cena was up first with out the standard posing to the gang as a result of he had a critical look on his face. Wade Barrett was up subsequent. The Nexus theme music was fairly good. It was considered one of my favorites throughout this time interval. Randy Orton was up subsequent because the WWE Champion with a critical look on his face. Cena held up the WWE Title within the air because the referee of the match and he referred to as for the bell.

WWE Championship: Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett (John Cena is the referee)

Pre-match notes: Orton was the face WWE Champion, Barrett was the heel challenger and Cena was the face referee. The stipulation was that if Barrett turned WWE Champion then Cena was a free man, but when Barrett misplaced, Cena can be fired.

Orton was in management early with a operating clothesline adopted by forearms to the chest. Cena was not sporting the earpiece that referees often put on to provide them cues throughout a match. Orton punched Barrett towards the turnbuckle repeatedly, so Cena pulled Orton away and Barrett hit a boot to the face to take management. Barrett stomped on Orton towards the turnbuckle, so Cena pulled him away and Orton capitalized with a dropkick. Orton kicked Barrett out of the ring, they battled out of the ring with Barrett taking management as he despatched Orton into the aspect of the apron repeatedly. Cena was not counting them out of the ring as Barrett whipped Orton into the metal steps. Barrett with a tough whip that despatched Orton into the turnbuckle. Barrett stayed in management with a headlock, a knee to the ribs and a kick to the face. Barrett slapped on one other lengthy headlock, which Orton countered with a stomach to again suplex. Orton obtained an offensive burst with two clothesline and the snap powerslam with the gang moving into the match extra. Orton with a operating clothesline that despatched Barrett excessive to the ground. Barrett despatched Orton again first into the ring publish. They went again into the ring with Orton hitting a modified backbreaker for 2. Cena’s pin counts have been all at regular velocity. Barrett with a boot to the face adopted by a clothesline. Barrett jumped off the center ropes with an elbow drop for 2. Barrett complained concerning the rely, so Cena informed him it was 2.5 on the pin. Barrett hit a pumphandle slam for a two rely with Cena telling Barrett the shoulder was up. Barrett hit a Bossman Slam for a two rely. Barrett acquired in Cena’s face once more to complain concerning the pin.

The gang began the acquainted “Let’s Go Cena/Cena Sucks” chants as Orton hit a draping DDT off the ropes. Barrett bailed to the ground, so Orton decked him with a clothesline. Barrett hit Orton with a knee to the top when Orton was making an attempt to get again into the ring. Barrett hit the Wasteland slam that was his ending transfer. Barrett coated Orton for one…two…and Orton obtained his proper hand on the underside rope. Barrett complained about it whereas Cena famous he noticed the hand on the rope. Cena noticed it. Barrett shoved Cena within the chest, which drew an enormous pop from the gang. Cena shoved Barrett again and Orton capitalized with a RKO resulting in the pinfall win at 15:10.

Winner by pinfall: Randy Orton

Evaluation: **1/Four It was simply a mean match that was extra concerning the story of Cena’s determination because the referee as an alternative of the blokes within the ring. The end was properly executed when it comes to placing over the story with Barrett making an attempt to control Cena, however Cena wouldn’t do it and when Cena put his palms on Barrett, that led to the end with Orton getting the win. The nearfall after Barrett hitting the Wasteland finisher was a great spot. A lot of the match was fairly boring, although.

Matt Striker yelled: “Cena’s free!” Cole: “Cena’s fired.” Striker: “You’re right. I’m sorry.” Solution to mess up, Striker. That led to the announcers arguing with Striker saying that Cena had no enterprise placing his arms on Barrett with Lawler defending Cena’s actions saying he was fed up with Barrett.

Submit match, Cena tossed off his referee shirt and his Nexus armband. The opposite Nexus members ran right down to the ring, however Cena and Orton fought them off simply. The Nexus guys all went to the again with Barrett.

Cena was given the WWE Championship at ringside. He walked into the ring with it and introduced it to his buddy Randy Orton. That led to Orton’s music enjoying and Orton celebrated with the WWE Title whereas he stared at Cena. Orton left the ring with the WWE Title whereas Cena was left alone within the ring.

Evaluation: Orton’s WWE Title reign lasted yet one more night time as a result of The Miz cashed in Cash within the Financial institution on Uncooked to develop into the WWE Champion.

Cena took off his purple wrist bands and left them within the middle of the ring. He saluted the gang. Cena hugged Michael Cole at ringside, however didn’t actually acknowledge the opposite announcers. Cena hugged Rick the Signal Man at ringside. Cena hugged one other fan that was within the aisle. Cena pointed to a digital camera and stated “thank you” as if he was speaking to the viewer at residence. Cena saluted the gang yet one more time. Cena obtained as much as the ramp after which he walked into the gang to greet a number of the followers. He walked across the area with a highlight on him whereas safety guards led the best way to ensure it was a transparent path for him. He ended up strolling throughout the world after which he walked to the again. That was the top of the present.

Evaluation: It was an excellent appearing efficiency from Cena, however I don’t assume anyone actually believed that Cena was fired from WWE or that he can be going away for lengthy when he was 33 years previous and clearly the highest man within the firm. If Cena did an angle like that at the moment at 41 years previous when he’s already an element timer then perhaps there’d be a bit extra believability. Firing angles in wrestling are usually fairly lame, although, and this was one other instance of that.

The storyline would see Cena seem on tv as a lot as he often did although he was fired, which once more made no sense, however I don’t assume WWE cares about making sense typically. At reside occasions, he even wrestled beneath a masks as “Juan Cena” in order that at the least the followers obtained to see him wrestle since he was major eventing all the reside occasions.

The present had a run time of two:47:33 on WWE Community.



Greatest Match: Staff Mysterio vs. Group Del Rio (***1/Four out of 5)

Worst Match: Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel vs. Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov (three/Four*)

Most Memorable Second: Orton hits Barrett with RKO after a shove from Cena.



  1. Rey Mysterio
  2. John Morrison
  3. Daniel Bryan
  4. Ted Dibiase
  5. Sheamus


Present score (out of 10): 5.5

It was a mean present with a bunch of matches across the three star degree all through the night time, however nothing actually stood out as the perfect match. I favored the normal Survivor Series match probably the most. The opener with Bryan/Dibiase was properly accomplished and if that they had a couple of extra minutes it might have been the most effective.

The Edge/Kane feud sucked. It may need been the worst feud of Edge’s profession. I hate pointing that out as a result of he’s one among my all-time favorites, however I’m simply talking the reality.

The primary occasion was boring. That’s crucial match on the present and it was all concerning the Cena firing storyline. It was as if the 2 guys within the precise match meant nothing. Like I stated earlier, it was a weak angle.

Need a spotlight from the present? Maryse’s outfit. Fantastic wanting lady. As for Juan Cena, I’m simply glad he didn’t stick round for that lengthy.

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