While RAW and Smackdown fight for brand supremacy, the WWE Universe bids farewell to The Undertaker.
While the kick off panel was discussing the show, R-Truth came up to the table. Truth brought up an anniversary having to do with the Gobbly Gooker instead of The Undertaker. Shockingly someone dressed as the Gobbly Gooker came out!
Gobbly Gooker defeated R-Truth via Pinfall (Rollup) to become the new 24/7 Champion
After the craziness with the 24/7 Championship, we went on to the Dual Brand Battle Royal.
The Miz won the Dual Brand Battle Royal
In the first win for the red brand, Miz was somehow able to outlast 17 other men. Dominik Mysterio thought he was the last one standing, believing he had previously eliminated Miz. Unfortunately for Dom, Miz was not thrown over the top rope and was able to come back in to eliminate Dom.
Team RAW defeated Team Smackdown in the Men’s Elimination match
Yes, Team RAW somehow was able to pull it together and act as a true team. In a shocking turn of events, Seth Rollins “sacrificed” himself for the greater good. Rollins kneeled down in front of Sheamus and told him to do it for the greater good, a brogue kick and Rollins was eliminated.
After Rollins got eliminated, Team Smackdown never fully recovered. Team RAW amazingly won the match in a clean sweep! Jey Uso was the last member of Team Smackdown.
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The Street Profits defeated The New Day via Pinfall (Top Rope Blockbuster)
The top teams in WWE brought the fight to each other and it was damn fun to watch. The Street Profits had said leading up to this match that they were going to take the torch from The New Day….and they did. In the end, after a hard fought battle, the two teams embraced each other in a show of respect.
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We saw the RAW Women’s team preparing backstage, of course with Lana far apart from the others.
Bobby Lashley defeated Sami Zayn via Submission (The Hurt Lock)
Sami Zayn tried to worm his way out of this match by crawling into the ropes and even trying to bait the members of The Hurt Business ringside to hit him. Unfortunately for Zayn, none of that worked. Lashley did what Lashley always seems to do….dominate.
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After the match Zayn tried to pled with the referee that he was tripped by MVP and the decision should be overturned. The referee stuck with his initial decision.
Backstage we saw Jimmy and Jey Uso. It seemed Jimmy was trying to ease Jey’s mind about Team Smackdown’s loss. Paul Heyman appeared out of Roman Reigns’ locker room and held the door open for Reigns.
Reigns sent Jimmy Uso away, as his issue was just with Jey. He didn’t want to hear excuses from Jey, but simply told him that he couldn’t control his team. Not controlling the team apparently meant that the members on Team Smackdown didn’t respect Jey, which in turn meant they didn’t respect Reigns. Reigns then dismissed Jey and told him he didn’t have time for losers.
Sasha Banks defeated Asuka via Pinfall (Rollup)
This match was wonderful and full of technical wrestling, which we have come to expect from both women. Asuka and Banks traded submission holds throughout the match, a fairly even contest. Thankfully this match had no interference and was clean because both women deserved that.
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After seeing a recap of what went down with the 24/7 Championship during the pre show, cameras took us backstage. The Gobbly Gooker came upon a bunch of bird seed! As he celebrated his victory with the delicious food, Akira Tozawa appeared……
Akira Tozawa defeated Gobbly Gooker to become the new 24/7 Champion
Soon R-Truth appeared and you can guess what happened next….
R-Truth defeated Tozawa to begin his 45th (?) reign as 24/7 Champion
Women’s Survivor Series Match: Team RAW defeated Team Smackdown….Lana was the SOLE SURVIVOR!
Yes, yes you are reading that correctly LANA WAS THE SOLE SURVIVOR! After tagging herself in the match, and doing a pretty solid job wrestling Natalya, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler forced Lana to stand on the steps and not be involved. With Lana out of the picture, the eliminations began with Peyton Royce pinning Bayley (Smackdown’s team captain). Quickly after that Royce was eliminated by Natalya, who then was eliminated by Lacey Evans.
The match came down to Shayna Baszler being eliminated via disqualification, leaving Jax, Lana, and Bianca Belair. Belair and Jax were eliminated via double countout, which just left Lana! Jax was furious!
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Roman Reigns defeated Drew McIntyre via Submission (Guillotine Choke)
McIntyre warned Reigns on Smackdown that they would be going to war and boy did they. The two champions battled it out and for the most part, the match went by without any shenanigans. After McIntyre hit a phenomenal Claymore Kick on Reigns, Reigns ran into the referee and knocked him out of the ring. This lead to Reigns being able to low blow McIntyre and Jey Uso making his presence known with a superkick. By the time a new referee made his way down to the ring, McIntyre had no shot to make it back into the match.
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After the main event, a ton of WWE Legends who had connection to The Undertaker made their entrance to the ring. Legends like Big Show, The Godfather, Mick Foley, Jeff Hardy (who had some sweet Undertaker face paint in tribute), and Shawn Michaels to name a few.
After a video package that showcased some of Undertaker’s great career moments, Vince McMahon was in the ring. McMahon, a tad emotional, said a few words on the legacy of Taker and how it will live forever. Then McMahon introduced Taker.
We got the typical Taker entrance and once he got in the ring, he took a few moments to take the moment in. Once Taker took the mic, he said that he had been making that slow walk for 30 years to put souls to rest, but now it was time for The Undertaker to rest in peace….
A hologram of Paul Bearer appeared as Taker kneeled down. Then the bell tolled and Taker made his exit.