A 10 Divas match but not go for their predictable Total Divas v the rest of the roster bollocks. Instead, a good arl fashioned elimination battle royal to determine the number one contender for the Divas Title.
Natalya, Emma, Naomi, Charlotte (NXT), Alicia, Summer Rae, Cameron, Banks (NXT) Paige and a returning Tamina Snuka.
Before the match, Brie Bella was scheduled to be in the match but Nikki orders her personal assistant to withdraw so she can concentrate on helping Nikki become champ later on in the night. That leaves a spot open which Tamina takes. She dominates early on. Natalya eliminates Charlotte, which Ric Flair's daughter doesn't like and drags Nattie out with her - setting up a feud between them (as well as the Nature Boy and Hitman - just like on NXT only on a bigger scale this time around). Paige eliminates Alicia, infuriating her to go on one of her tantrums again. We're left with Sasha Banks, Paige and Tamina. Paige sets up an alliance with Banks to take out the much bigger and strong Snuka only for the Norwich native to turn on Banks and eliminate her first. Tamina and Paige have a good five to ten minute bout which is eventually won by Tamina.
Winner Tamina (other take away moments, Tamina gets into a new feud with AJ over the title, Charlotte and Sasha Banks are both called up permanently to the main roster, Charlotte and Natalya feud, Sasha Banks and Paige feud, Eva Marie and Rosa Mendes are kept as far away from the ring as possible).
AJ v Nikki Bella for the Divas Title.
As already stated Nikki has forced Brie to be in her corner for the match rather than the number one contenders match. Before the match Nikki is screaming at Brie backstage telling her the only thing that matters tonight is that Nikki wins the match. As AJ gets the upper hand, Brie jumps into the ring with a steel chair in tow. She smashes Nikki over the head with it allowing her twin to pick up the victory (as she was instructed to do) but not allow her to win the title. AJ, seething, clamps on the black widow on Brie - breaking her arm in the process.
Winner Nikki Bella (via DQ) (other take away moments, AJ retains the title, both Nikki and Brie are written off TV for a while due to injury (which can only be a good thing), their feud can still go a bit further - which with the help of some time off telly might improve them and the creative side of things, Brie has a reason to go after AJ when she returns, Tamina and AJ get to feud.
New Nation (Xavier Woods, Big E, Kofi, Henry, Darren Young) v Show Time (Big Show, Heath Slater, Titus O'Neil, Fandango, Ryder).
Xavier Woods' presents his new gimmick "a new day is coming" (or whatever it was) alongside Big E and Kofi. We finally get to see that faction come to a head. He is seen talking to Mark Henry in the locker room during an episode of RAW, talking to him about his problems with Big Show. Woods tells him that he can help Henry bring Big Show down.
Over the next few weeks Woods' faction attacks other members of the roster (Ryder/Fandango and put Khali out of action for some time). Kofi and Big E also pick up a couple of tag team victories over Slater Gator. Big Show demands a traditional 5 on 5 Survivor Series match against the New Nation. Woods agrees. And he promises a surprise or two.
They eliminate Ryder and Slater very quickly before beginning to torture Fandango. He is out. Big Show enters the ring against Henry but from behind is hit by O'Neil. The New Nation continue to beat down Show before helping O'Neil hit is power bomb on him. At the end of the match O'Neil celebrates with the New Nation.
Winner New Nation (other take away moments, we get the Xavier Woods faction, the Prime Time Players reform and add extra depth to the tag team division, Kofi and Big E get to show off their vicious side, Mark Henry gets to look like a complete monster again, Woods is actually doing something, it gives a great platform for another stable to go up against)
Russian Title match - Rusev v Ryback.
After defeating Sheamus for the US Title, Rusev and Lana decide to change it to the Russian Title. He defeats Sheamus in a rematch for the title on RAW. Then defends his title on every RAW, SmackDown and Main Event until Survivor Series. Ryback meanwhile has been building up his momentum again.
Lana claims there isn't anybody who can beat Rusev. Ryback answers the call. He's defending America's honour this time.
The match is a slug fest. Both giving a good account of themselves. Ryback breaks out of the Accolade, Rusev kicks out of Shell Shock. It's a back and forth match, exciting the fans in the process. Erick Rowan, continuing his creepy gimmick that he showed to Rene Young on RAW, walks down the ring and begins to freak out Lana. Rusev gets in between them and is eventually counted out.
Winner Ryback (via count out) (other take away moments, Rusev and Ryback both look like monsters, Rowan gets inserted into the title picture, Rusev loses but keeps the belt, Ryback gets another shot at it by winning, we get a triple threat monster match at TLC)
Usos v Miz & Mizdow v Los Matodores v Gold & Stardust for the Tag Team Titles.
After trading victories over each other over the next few weeks, the only way to determine who the best tag team in the WWE is to have a fatal-4-way match between the four teams.
The match has everything. It's a real showcase of the talent on display. Miz and Mizdow eventually win when Mizdow picks up the victory on Goldust.
Winner Miz & Mizdow (other take away moments, Miz celebrates the win like it was him who pinned Goldust - Mizdow doesn't approve. Miz and Mizdow eventually feud because of Miz constantly trying to claim victory for Mizdow's wins (at which point we would have a deeper tag division). Miz claims he created Mizdow. We get another fantastic tag team match.)
Bray Wyatt v Dean Ambrose in a No Holds Barred match.
The two deliver compelling promos constantly leading up to the match. The match itself is an old school No Holds Barred match. We end up all over the arena (and even outside for some of it). Ambrose eventually wins when he hits the Dirty Deeds through a table in the middle of the ring.
After the match though, the lights go out. When they come back on, Wyatt is sitting in his rocking chair at the top of the ramp laughing and unscathed. They go back out, come back on and Wyatt is lying in the ring bloodied. They go out again, come back on Wyatt is standing on the titantron, laughing and unscathed. They go out again and return with Wyatt in the middle of the ring bloodied. They go out for a final time, come back on with Wyatt standing behind an unaware Ambrose before hitting the sister abigail to him.
Winner Dean Ambrose (other take away moments, two of the next generation get to showcase their talent, they put on a great match, Ambrose picks up a much needed win, Wyatt gets the last laugh, the complete freak that Wyatt is remains as does the mystery surrounding him, they have a rematch at TLC - where Wyatt wins before concluding the feud at the Royal Rumble with an Ambrose victory)
Luke Harper v Sheamus for the IC Title.
Luke Harper beats Dolph Ziggler for the IC Title after help from the Authority stooges. After the match Harper says he doesn't need anybody's help anymore and especially not some half pint nobodies. He goes on to bully all the smaller members of the roster. Tyson Kidd, Bo Dalls, Justin Gabriel even Hornswoggle. He laughs about it. He enjoys being a bully.
Sheamus says it's time for him to pick on someone his own size. So at Survivor Series the two big men put on a great showing with Harper winning clean.
Winner Luke Harper (other take away moments, Harper gets a big win over a main eventer in Sheamus, Harper looks like a legit monster now, the IC Title is defended on one of the biggest shows of the year)
Team Authority v Team Cena.
Cena struggles to get people to side with him but eventually he ends up with a team of himself, Ziggler, a returning RVD, Sami Zayn (NXT) and a surprise partner against Rollins, Kane, Cesaro, Swagger and Triple H himself. Ziggler's problems with the Authority are well documented. RVD returns saying that he has unfinished business with the Authority. Sami Zayn joins saying that the Authority is holding him back in NXT when he should be on the main roster already.
The match begins with Team Authority having the advantage because Cena's surprise partner hasn't arrived yet. The match goes on, still no sign of the 5th man. Zayn eliminates Swagger to even things up. Cesaro then gets rid of RVD and Ziggler making it 4-2 on the Authority's side (Triple H still not been in the ring).
Zayn eliminates Cesaro before Cena eliminates Kane levelling it up at two left. Zayn is finally taken out by Triple H who is then rushed by Cena and forced to tap to the STF. It's one-on-one. The fifth man is still nowhere. Cena v Rollins.
Cena goes for the AA but misses only to get caught by a curb stomp. That's it, Rollins has won. 1, 2,..."I hear voices in my head". Cole screaming "It's Orton, it's Orton, Randy Orton is back. He's coming straight for Seth Rollins. Is this the 5th man? Has Randy Orton joined John Cena after all these years?". RKO to Rollins. "Yes, Orton has joined Cena". Cena goes to shake Orton's hand. RKO to Cena "Oh my god Randy, what have you done?"
Ref counts to 10. Both Rollins and Cena are counted out and the match is a draw.
The Authority remain in power, Cena still doesn't actually lose. Orton hate everybody and will RKO anybody.
Another Survivor Series in the bag!