Men’s Elimination Match: Team Raw (Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Braun Strowman) vs Team Smackdown (AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, and Shane McMahon)
The champions start off, and they go at it until all the other partners get in, and Rollins and Reigns start to team up against Team Smackdown. Shane tags in and cleans house, then AJ and Ambrose wind up working together to clear out the ring…but then they turn their attention on each other and start brawling. Shane McMahon tries to separate them, AJ nails Ambrose from behind, and Strowman comes in and hits a running powerslam to eliminate Ambrose.
Dean Ambrose has been eliminated.
Strowman drags Shane into the ring, and Shane unloads with a flurry of pounches, but Strowman is too big and crushes Shane with a splash in the corner. AJ tries for a Phenomenal forearm, but Strowman knocks him to the floor, then flattens Orton when he tries to come in. Bray Wyatt is in and goes face to face with Strowman, and Wyatt tells Strowman to attack Team Raw, and he goozles Jericho, then lets him go and clotheslines Wyatt’s had off. Strowman knocks Wyatt to the floor with a diving dropkick. Strowman goes after Wyatt and rams him into the ring apron. Orton gives Strowman an RKO into the announce table, then helps Wyatt up and they put Strowman on the table and Shane comes off the top rope with an elbowdrop to Strowman that sends them both through the table. The brawl continues on the floor, and AJ Styles dumps Shane back into the ring, but James Ellsworth holds Strowman’s foot from under the ring to prevent him from getting back in, and Strowman gets counted out.
Braun Strowman is eliminated.
Strowman beats Ellsworth up to the top of the ramp and tosses him off the stage into some production equipment before walking to the back. Owens is in the ring and working Shane over, does the Shane dance, and covers for 2. Jericho tags in and dropkicks Shane for 2, he goes for a Lionsault, but Shane gets the knees up and gets a small package on Jericho for 2. Jericho hits a Codebreaker on Shane, another on Randy Orton, and he covers Shane for 2. Rollins tags in and puts the boots to Shane, then Jericho tags in and comes off the top with a splash that misses, and Shane tags Styles in. Styles goes to work on Jericho and hits an over the knee neckbreaker for 2. Jericho blocks the Styles Clash and goes for the Walls of Jericho, Styles breaks free and gets the Calf Crusher, and Jericho rams AJ’s head into the mat and goes for the Walls again, Styles reverses to a small package, Styles unlaods with a series of strikes, nails Owens on the apron, goes for the Styles Clash, but Owens comes in and nails styles with Jericho’s list and hits him with Jericho’s list. He gives styles the pop-up powerbomb as the referee calls for the DQ.
In Ring: Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, Shane McMahon, AJ Styles, and James Ellsworth make their way to the ring. Edge says he has been watching Smackdown since the brand split. It is the land of opportunity. There is one person who personifies the beacon of light on this show and he says he wants to shake that man’s hand. AJ thinks Edge is talking about him, but he shakes James Ellsworth’s hand. James says he has been a fan of Edge’s his whole life. He would love to do the five second pose. AJ stops it from happening. He says it was stupid then and it is stupid now. AJ says he is the face that runs this place. No one cares about Ellsworth and no one cares about you. He tells Edge to ask a question to someone who matters on this team.
Edge asks his former tag team partner, Randy Orton if he is there. He wants to know what is going on. Edge asks Randy if Bray needs to hold a string in the middle of Randy’s back. Bray says the Randy that you know is dead. You will see a far more dangerous viper than before on Sunday. Edge says Shane has his work cut out on Sunday.Shane says nobody has to get along or like each other. For one night, they have to be on the same page. He says AJ is the World Champion and he may be the face that runs this place. One thing is for sure, this is our team. This is the money show and since you love your little cliches, maybe you will be competing in Shane-O-Macdown. AJ says that sounds stupid. AJ tells Shane they will stick together because of him and because he decided to be the bigger man and coexist with this hot head Dean Ambrose. He is someone who does not follow the plan and he punches someone on Raw.
Dean calls AJ a bonehead and says he is Kool and the Gang. When the match is over on Sunday, he will be coming after AJ and at TLC he will use every table, ladder, and chair to win his title back. AJ says he agreed to play nice at Survivor Series, but maybe he will and maybe he won’t. The lights go out and there is a blue tint in the building. The fires rise from the stage and the Undertaker makes his way to the ring. Undertaker looks at all of the members of the Smackdown men’s team. Taker says there could be no better man to be Commissioner of Smackdown than the man who has no fear. He says he is here for two reasons. Wrestlemania will no longer define who he is. He says he is back taking souls and digging holes. Survivor Series is where the Undertaker was born and Smackdown has always been his home. That brings him to the second reason he is out here. At this year’s Survivor Series, there is no reason to fear failure, but if you fail, you will have reason to fear the Dead Man.
Team Raw better REST IN PEACE.
In Ring: Shane says that Stephanie should get in there to and compete. Stephanie brings out Shane’s opponents on Sunday. Stephanie says they will show Shane how lazy and complacent they really are. As they stand around Shane and Daniel, Daniel asks if they think they came alone. Daniel gestures to the back and they come through the crowd.
They stand across from each other in the ring. Kevin says look who showed up. Kevin welcomes everyone to the Kevin Owens Show. He tells AJ to get that hair out of his face because on the Kevin Owens show, that belt means absolutely nothing. AJ takes a mic and he says this belt, the World Championship means nothing? Where he comes from, that thing on your shoulder says you are no more than a paper champion. This means he is the champ that runs the camp. He is the Face that Runs the Place. Kevin appreciates that AJ stole someone’s catchphrase. He says his title means more because he is holding it. He will prove it on Sunday. AJ tells Kevin the only thing he has proved is that he is still on Chris Jericho’s sugar tit. AJ reminds Kevin that he got along with Chris and past actions predict future before. Worry about getting that knife in your back or your name on the list.
Kevin says Chris will never turn his back on him because he is a better champion and a better friend. Chris hugs Kevin. Chris calls AJ a stupid idiot. Where you come from down there on Smackdown, he does not know how things work, but here, when you insult Chris Jericho and his best friend, do you know what happens? AJ Styles, YOU JUST MADE THE LIST. Chris tells AJ he does not like his stupid soccer mom hair so it made the list. Chris wants to know what the hell James Ellsworth is. Chris says it appears there is a lost child at ringside and he asks for his parents to pick him up. Chris says James is weird looking and he says weird looking guys on Raw . . . GET PUT ON THE LIST. Bray talks to Braun and he says he gave him the keys to the kingdom and this is how you repay him? You abandoned your brothers. You abandoned Bray. They destroy the monster that Bray created.
Orton and Strowman get face to face with each other. Seth says that Shane does not want to get into this fight. Braun took care of the New Day. Seth says you don’t know what to expect when him and Roman are on the same page.
Dean paces and he attacks Seth. Everyone brawls in and out of the ring. Strowman works over Shane and then he goes after Styles. Strowman throws Dean to the mat. Strowman with a splash to Shane. Ambrose and Styles work over Strowman but that does not work too well. Ambrose with a forearm and Styles with a forearm that does nothing. Shane with a forearm that sends him and Strowman over the top rope to the floor. Ambrose sends Rollins to the floor and then he hits a suicide dive. Jericho with a springboard drop kick to Styles. Orton with an RKO to Jericho. Roman with a Superman punch to Orton. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail but Roman with a Superman punch to Wyatt. Styles stops Reigns from a dive to the floor. Rollins with a Pedigree to Styles and then Rollins picks up Styles and Reigns power bombs Styles onto Team Smackdown on the floor.
Randy Orton vs. Kane – No Disqualification Match
Orton went right to the floor at the bell. Kane followed by Randy nailed him. He went to grab a chair but Kane cut him off and nailed Orton across the back with it. Orton was tossed back inside the ring with Kane following with the chair. Kane sent Orton into the corner and nailed a sideslam. He set up for a chokeslam but the lights went off and when they returned, Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt were outside the ring. Kane kicked Orton down but the Wyatts grabbed him by the legs and pulled him to the floor. Kane fought them off, then nailed Kane with a big right. They followed Kane into the ring. He fought them off until Randy nailed the RKO out of nowhere to score the pin.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match: Orton and Harper faced off after the match. Kane rose to his feet and was nailed with a discus clothesline by Luke. Bray nailed Sister Abigail on Kane as Oton watched on and continued to stare back and forth at Harper. Orton went to the ropes and posed as the Wyatts stood over Kane. Of note, Orton never actually physically helped The Wyatts, so if he’s playing mind games, that could still be in play.
Backstage: Somewhere in the dark, The Wyatts were with Randy Orton. Bray said that a viper is always welcome among them. Orton said he was born with the Devil whispering in his ear and he was tired of trying to fight it. He told Wyatt that he is a God.
Kane vs. Bray Wyatt in a No DQ Match
Harper got involved again, leading to Randy Orton hitting the ring. He faced off with Harper. Big Orton chants. Kane went to grab Wyatt for a chokeslam but Orton snapped him with an RKO out of nowhere and slid out of the ring. He stared at Wyatt and then walked off as Bray scored the pin on Kane.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Backstage: Orton was interviewed. He stared silently into the camera when asked if he wanted to explain his actions. He stared for a long time and then said, “If you can’t beat him, join him.”
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Randy says he has to give credit where credit is due. The evil inside Bray Wyatt runs deeper than he ever thought. Trying to escape his world is like trying to escape quicksand. The more you fight, the more you are pulled down. He says he feels like he is losing his mind and that he is going crazy. It is a bigger problem for Bray Wyatt. He has shredded every last bit of sanity he has. Randy says he is wrath, he is vengeance, and he is coming after Bray. A series of masked men surround a casket and Bray is lying inside. Bray tells Randall to get over himself. He does not have to come after Bray because Bray says he is coming after him. Bray says he is about to take Randy on a journey . . . journey where you will be gasping for your last breath of air over and over again. He asks Randy if he is enjoying this. Bray says ‘He’s Here’.
Luke Harper versus Randy Orton
They lock up and go to a stalemate. Orton with a kick and European uppercuts. Harper with a drop kick and Orton goes to the floor. Harper goes for a suicide dive but Orton with a forearm to stop him. Harper with kicks to Orton and Harper goes to the turnbuckles but Orton with punches to stop him. Orton climbs the turnbuckles for a superplex. Harper with a punch to send Orton to the mat. Orton goes back up for a superplex and both men are down. The lights go out and Bray’s music plays. Bray is wheeled to the ring in the casket. We are back and Bray kneels over Orton on the floor as Bray gets out of his coffinmobile. Orton gets back into the ring. Harper with an elbow drop for a near fall. Harper with a reverse chin lock and body scissors. Harper with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Wyatt opens and closes the casket while Harper gives Orton a Gator Roll. Harper with an uppercut and Orton avoids being sent into the casket but Harper almost goes in. Orton with two clotheslines and he ducks one from Orton and hits a power slam. Orton looks around and Harper goes to the apron.
Wyatt hits Orton from behind and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Randy Orton (by disqualification)
After the match: Harper with a boot and Wyatt with punches and kicks. Wyatt and Harper prepare to put Orton in the casket but when the casket opens, Kane is inside. Orton with an IEDDT to Wyatt and Kane with a clothesline off the turnbuckles to Harper. Orton drops down for RKO pushups and the lights go out. The lights come back on and Wyatt and Harper are no longer in the ring.