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FULL WWE SURVIVOR SERIES COVERAGE

By Buck Woodward on 2008-11-23 20:48:53

Welcome to PWInsider.com's coverage of WWE Survivor Series.  We will be updating this page throughout the evening with results from the show, so check back often.

Survivor Series opened with a video package of the "tradition" of the event, which lasted less than thirty seconds, after that it was all about John Cena's return and his match with Chris Jericho.

Jim Ross and Tazz opened the show, explaining that Jeff Hardy was found unconscious in his hotel stairwell, and that he was hospitalized and later released.  They said his status for later in the show was not known.  Ross mentioned the various new sites that were suckers and reported on the storyline. Okay, he didn't use the word "suckers".  We have full coverage of what is real and what is storyline regarding Jeff Hardy here on the site.

Shawn Michaels (captain), Rey Mysterio, Great Khali & Cryme Tyme vs. JBL (captain), MVP, Kane, Miz & John Morrison in a Survivor Series elimination match.

Everyone had their own entrance prior to the match, starting with the babyfaces.  I can't remember the last time Shawn Michaels was the first wrestler introduced at a PPV. All three announce teams called the match.

Rey Mysterio and MVP started off the match.  MVP hit two knees in the gut and worked over Rey in a corner.  MVP blocked a Rey kick and hit a short clothesline in the corner.  Rey caught MVP with a rana, then hit a dropkick for a two count.  JTG tagged and and he and Rey worked over MVP with kicks to the body and a sandwich dropkick to the head.  JTG hit MVP with some right hands, but MVP dropkicked his leg out, then hit a Shining Wizard for a three count at the one minute mark.

JTG is eliminated.

Great Khali came in, hit MVP with a chop and stood on his chest for the pin.

MVP is eliminated.

Kane got in and went after Khali, hitting a kick to the gut.  Khali kicked Kane down to the mat, then worked him over in a corner with kicks and elbows.  There was a "Khali" chant.  Seriously.  Khali hit some back elbows, but Kane hit an uppercut.  Kane went for a chokeslam, but Khali blocked it and hit Kane with the big chop.  Rey Mysterio tagged in and got on Khali's shoulders.  Rey hit Kane with a splash off the shoulders for a pin at the three minute mark.

Kane is eliminated.

John Morrison attacked Mysterio, but missed a charge in the corner.  Rey hit a forearm, booted away a Morrison charge, and hit a tilt-a-whirl headscissors.  Shad tagged in and threw Rey into a shoulderblock on Morrison.  Shad gave Morrison a gorilla press slam, but Morrison kicked his legs out on a charge.  Morrison hit some forearms, then tagged in Miz.  Miz and Morrison tagged in and out, working over Shad, who came back with a double clothesline on both men.  Shad hit a back elbow on Miz, then powerslammed him.  Shad hit an elbowdrop, then went for the uranage, but Morrison ran in.  It distracted Shad, and Miz hit Shad with the Reality Check for the pin at the six minute mark.

Shad is eliminated.

Shawn Michaels stepped into the ring for the first time and locked up with Miz.  Michaels chopped Miz repeatedly, but Miz came back with his jumping through the ropes clothesline.  Miz catapulted Michaels into a Morrison forearm, then Morrison hit a slingshot elbowdrop while Michaels was stretched on Miz' knees.  JBL tagged in and punched Michaels to the mat.  JBL hit a swinging neckbreaker and an elbowdrop for a two count. Michaels battled back, but JBL got him into his corner and tagged Miz, who decked Shawn and hit a legdrop.  Miz delivered a series of right hands, and Michaels had some blood coming from above his eye.  Morrison tagged in and continued the assault, as they were targeting his eye. Morrison applied a chinlock, and Michaels fought up, but Morrison tossed him from the ring.  Michaels skinned the cat, and kicked Miz to boot.  Morrison hit a forearm and did a kip up, ala Michaels, and then slammed him.  Morrison then went to the top rope for an elbowsmash, but Shawn moved out of the way and Morrison crashed to the mat.  Morrison tagged Miz as Michaels tagged Mysterio.  Mysterio went to town on Miz, hitting a springboard rana and a springboard dropkick to the back.  Rey hit Miz with 619, then hit a top rope splash for the pin at the 11 minute mark.

The Miz is eliminated.

Morrison ran in, but Rey hit him with a reverse rana.  JBL tagged himself in and clipped Rey with a shoulderblock.  JBL hit a forearm to the back and a boot to the face, then a series of elbowdrops. Fans chanted "You can't wrestle" at JBL.  JBL hit a forearm to Rey's lower back, and Morrison tagged in to stomp Rey and step on his throat.  Morrison hit Rey with a backbreaker, and stretched him out over his knee.  Rey came back with a kick to the chest, but Morrison countered a bulldog attempt with a backbreaker.  JBL tagged in and landed another forearm to the back.  JBL put Mysterio in an abdominal stretch with a trapped leg.  Mysterio broke out, but JBL stomped him down.  JBL hit Rey with a boot to the back of the head.  JBL set up Rey for a back superplex off the ropes, but Rey blocked it.  Rey elbowed JBL to the mat, then hit a standing JBL with a moonsault. JBL was bleeding from the lip. Mysterio tagged Michaels, who hit JBL with some chops, then a flying forearm.  Michaels did the kip up, gave Morrison a DX crotch chop, then gave JBL two reverse atomic drops and a slam.  Michaels went to the apron, decked Morrison, then went to the top rope, but JBL rolled to the floor.  Michaels dove out of the ring onto JBL, and the fought outside as the referee counted.  Michaels went for a superkick, JBL ducked and Michaels dove back into the ring at the nine count.  JBL was counted out at the 18 minute mark.

JBL is eliminated.

John Morrison tried to kick Michaels from behind, but Michaels ducked and hit Morrison with a superkick for the pin.

Survivors: Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio and Great Khali.

Khali put Mysterio on his shoulder in celebration.  Then they did a bit where Khali raised Rey and Shawn's arms, but they were so short, he was yanking their arms.  They stood on the ropes so Khali could hold them up.

Eve Torres interviewed Triple H.  Triple H said he wouldn't comment much on Jeff Hardy, other than to say that Hardy "scratched and clawed" his way to the top before, and he would do it again.  Triple H then said we'd see the match we should have seen all along, HHH vs. Kozlov, one-on-one.  Triple H talked about Kozlov having butterflies over his first big PPV match, and that tonight the undefeated Kozlov would have his first loss.

Coverage continued on the next page.


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