WWE returned to pay-per-view on Sunday with its annual Survivor Series pay-per-view emanating from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The show once again pit superstars of Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown against each other in a series of champion vs. champion matchups and the traditional five-on-five elimination matches. The colossal showdown between Universal Champion Roman Reigns and WWE Champion Big E headlined the ppv in the main event.
This was the 11th and final main roster pay-per-view for the WWE in 2021, with the previously scheduled TLC in December being cancelled. The last ppv was October’s Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia, an event that saw Roman Reigns retain his Universal Championship against Brock Lesnar in the main event.
Here are the final results of the show.
Universal Champion Roman Reigns defeats WWE Champion Big E via pinfall
This champion vs. champion main event lived up to the hype and the Tribal Chief ultimately reigned supreme. Big E kept coming back, eating finisher after finisher. But in the end, Reigns put him down with a superman punch and a spear for the win.
Notably, we didn’t get a surprise appearance from The Rock afterwards, so that was a letdown. We’ll see where they move forward with both of these champions.
Raw Women’s Survivor Series Team defeated Smackdown Women’s Survivor Series Team (Five-on-Five Elimination Match)
Bianca Belair is very much the new face of the WWE’s women’s division and ended up as the sole survivor of the five-on-five elimination match to ring up another victory for Monday Night Raw.
She came back from 4-on-1 down to clinch the victory for her team.
Order of eliminations:
Toni Storm eliminated Carmella with a roll up.
Toni Storm eliminated Queen Zelina with a pin.
Liv Morgan eliminated Toni Storm with a pin.
Sasha Banks eliminated Liv Morgan with a frogsplash.
Shayna Baszler eliminated Rhea Ripley with a pin.
Sasha Banks eliminated via countout after Team Smackdown started to implode.
Bianca Belair eliminated Natalya with a roll up.
Bianca Belair eliminated Shayna Baszler with the KOD.
Bianca Belair eliminated Shotzi with the KOD.
Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro defeated Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos via pinfall
RKO OUTTA NOWHERE!
This was a competitive tag team battle and The Usos seemingly had this matchup sewn up. Jimmy (or Jey, idk, they’re twins) was in the process of finishing off Riddle with a splash before Randy Orton popped and delivered his patented finisher to score his team the victory.
Omos wins 25-Man Battle Royal
Omos absolutely dominated the field in the 25-Man Battle Royal. The giant superstar got himself 12 eliminations in the match, one of them being his tag team partner AJ Styles (by accident).
Raw Men’s Survivor Series Team defeated Smackdown Men’s Survivor Series Team (Five-on-Five Elimination Match)
On the men’s side of things, it was Monday Night Raw who prevailed in the traditional five-on-five elimination match. Seth Rollins ended up as the sole survivor after eliminating Jeff Hardy to win the match for his team.
Order of eliminations:
Kevin Owens walked out on Team Raw and got himself counted out.
Finn Balor eliminated Happy Corbin with a Coup de Grace.
Bobby Lashley eliminated King Woods with the Hurt Lock.
Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley were both counted out and eliminated.
Sheamus eliminated Finn Balor with a Brogue Kick.
Austin Theory eliminated Sheamus with a roll-up.
Jeff Hardy eliminates Austin Theory with a Swanton Bomb.
Seth Rollins eliminates Jeff Hardy with the Stomp to win the match.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch defeated Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair via pinfall
The show opened with the latest chapter of this years-long blood rivalry and it delivered. In the end, it was Lynch who once again prevailed over the Queen.
Charlotte rolled up Becky for a pin and tried to use the ropes for leverage, but was caught by the ref and forced to break it up. Lynch then rolled Flair up and got away with using the ropes for leverage to pick up the win.
Hey look, Vince McMahon is here! And he brought with him - a golden egg?
Hey, wait a minute...
Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defeated United States Champion Damian Priest via disqualification
On the Survivor Series kickoff show, IC Champ Shinsuke Nakamura picked up a victory when US Champ Damian Priest got himself DQ’d. A frustrated Priest hit both Nakamura and Rick Boogz with a guitar, possibly signaling a heel turn for the Archer of Infamy.