24. Team Raw (Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman) vs. Team SmackDown LIVE (AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Shane McMahon, Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton) — 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men’s Elimination Match (Survivor Series)
If there was a WWE equivalent to a big-budget summer popcorn flick this year, it was undoubtedly the Survivor Series main event. The heavily hyped battle between Raw and SmackDown LIVE was so packed with marquee stars, high stakes and even comic relief (thanks to Team Blue mascot James Ellsworth) that you wouldn’t have been surprised to find out it was directed by Joss Whedon. The nearly hourlong (!) affair — which saw Roman Reigns almost hospitalize Shane McMahon with the ugliest Spear of 2016, The Shield Triple-Powerbomb AJ Styles through an announce table and Randy Orton & Bray Wyatt walk out as survivors — left us slack-jawed, breathless, and asking one question: When’s the sequel?
Randy Orton and Luke Harper (with Bray Wyatt versus Chad Gable and Jason Jordan versus Heath Slater and Rhyno versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso in an Elimination Tag Match for the Tag Team Championships
Gable and Rhyno start things off and Gable with a waist lock. Rhyno with an arm wringer and shoulder tackle. Rhyno with a short arm clothesline. Gable with forearms and Rhyno with a kick. Gable with an elbow followed by a Northern Lights suplex. Jey tags in and he kicks and punches Rhyno before hitting a leg drop for a near fall. Jey with a shoulder in the corner and Jimmy tags in and hits a running forearm. Jimmy gets a near fall. Jimmy chokes Rhyno in the ropes and Jey with a punch when the referee is not looking. Jimmy gets a near fall. Jey tags in and he applies a rear chin lock. Jey sends Rhyno to the mat as Orton and Harper go to the floor to talk to Wyatt and not get drawn into the match. Jimmy tags in and applies a rear chin lock. Rhyno with punches but Rhyno with a short arm clothesline and both men are down. Slater tags in and he hits a forearm to the back of the neck followed by punches. Slater with a Harley Race knee and a jumping leg lariat. Slater gets a near fall.Jimmy punches Slater and sends him to the apron. Slater with an enzuigiri and then he kicks Jey off the apron. Slater slips off the turnbuckles and Jimmy with a super kick and he pins Slater.
Heath Slater and Rhyno Eliminated
We are back and Jey with a reverse chin lock on Jordan. Jordan with punches but Jey keeps Jordan from making the tag but the second time Gable is tagged in. Jey floats over and no one is home so Gable with an Exploder for a near fall. Jimmy with an enzuigiri to Jordan and then Jimmy and Jey go up top for frog splashes but Gable and Jordan get to their feet and they hit overhead belly-to-belly suplexes. Gable goes for a sunset flip but Jey drops down and gets a near fall. Gable rolls up Jey to eliminate him.
Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso Eliminated
The Usos attack Gable and Jordan before going to the back and the referee points to the back. Harper sends Jordan back in for Orton. Orton does the Garvin Stomp and then Orton drops Jordan on the top rope. Orton stomps on the head and chokes Jordan. Orton with a hard Irish whip. Orton with another Irish whip and Orton follows with a power slam for a near fall. Orton with European uppercuts to Jordan but Jordan with an Irish whip and drop kick. Harper and Gable tag in and Gable with a cross body and he knocks Orton off the apron. Gable with a drop kick and German suplex for a near fall. Wyatt gets on the apron and Orton punches Gable while the referee was not looking. Harper with a boot for a near fall. We are back and Harper with a reverse chin lock on Gable. Harper with a side head lock take down. Harper with a back elbow and he catapults Gable into the middle rope and Gable falls to the floor. The referee makes his count and Gable gets back into the ring before the ten count. Harper wants to see if Gable can do it again and he sends Gable to the floor. Orton drops Gable twice onto the ringside barrier and Orton gets a near fall. Orton drops Gable on the top rope again and he hits a slingshot suplex and he gets a near fall.
162 high quality screen captures and 2 stills of Randy as former Navy SEAL James Richards in the 5th episode USA Network’s newest drama ‘Shooter‘ have been added into the gallery.
Luke Harper (with Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt) versus Dean Ambrose
Dean with a drop kick and Harper catches Dean but Dean gets to his feet. Dean sends Luke to the floor but Luke comes back and Luke takes Dean down and catapults him into the middle rope. Harper kicks Dean to the floor. We are back and Harper tries for a superplex but Ambrose sends Harper to the mat. Dean leaps over Harper but Harper with a Bossman Slam for a near fall. Harper with a crossface trapping the arm. We see Harper sending Dean into the stairs during the commercial break. Harper with a back breaker and he signals for the torture rack. Ambrose gets back to his feet and he hits a clothesline. Ambrose goes for a running forearm and he hits it. Harper avoids the clothesline and he lawn darts Ambrose into the turnbuckles and Harper follows with a thrust kick and Ambrose goes to the floor. Harper is dropped on the top rope and Ambrose goes to the turnbuckles and he connects with an elbow to Wyatt and Orton. Harper with a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Harper misses a discus clothesline and Ambrose with a La Magistral for the three count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
After the match: Wyatt and Orton attack Ambrose and Wyatt with a boot to the head. Wyatt sets for Sister Abigail and he passes Ambrose to Orton for the RKO.
Even a pro wrestling bad guy like Randy Orton has a heart. Especially when it comes to family. That has been apparent in the last few weeks even as the heel Orton won the Smackdown tag team championship with Bray Wyatt last weekend at TLC and the actor Orton appears on USA Network’s Shooter on Tuesday as James Richards, a former Navy SEAL who leads a militia group.
On Thanksgiving, Randy and wife Kim welcomed daughter Brooklyn Rose. “Everybody is doing great,” Orton said this week. “The baby is perfect. Mom is healthy. They came home on Thanksgiving so that was pretty cool.” Days earlier, Orton stepped out of character during the Survivor Series pay-per-view to check in with Shane McMahon’s sons in the front row after McMahon took a wicked spear. “He whacked his head pretty hard,” Orton said. “I knew where the family was. I didn’t think the camera was going to be on me. I wanted to reassure the kids that daddy’s OK and he will be fine.”
Orton also was wearing an orange bracelet to raise awareness for leukemia after his 5-year-old nephew T.J. was recently diagnosed. “He’s a little badass,” Orton said. “It’s going to be a long journey. That’s why I wear the bracelet and will continue to wear it.” As a third-generation wrestler, Orton has been steeped in the wrestling business by his grandfather, father and uncle. Now a father of five kids, Orton fully understands to how his kids react to seeing him in the ring, too. While promoting Shooter – which airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET after Smackdown – Orton talked family, wrestling, his new tag team partner and more with For The Win. His Shooter episode is part of WWE Week on USA with Raw on Monday (8 p.m. ET), Smackdown on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET) and the 14th annual Tribute to the Troops on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET).
LET’S TALK ABOUT “SHOOTER.” HOW DID THIS ROLE COME ABOUT FOR YOU?
I got an opportunity while I was out of action in the ring after shoulder surgery in December. I was a couple of months away from being cleared and was still at home. Basically, that made me one of the candidates. They talked to a couple of other guys and wanted to give me the opportunity. You don’t really get to audition. USA Network talks to our people and the network wanted me to play the role. It was really cool that they picked me. It does make you feel good. I was really impressed with the director. He was willing to work with me. I needed a little extra in terms of pointers because I’m not as experienced as the other actors. It was a great group of people. The crew was awesome. Ryan Phillippe was great. Just a man’s man. He talked to me on the same level. There was no big-leaguing anybody on the set.
Bray Wyatt appears and he is with Randy Orton and Luke Harper. They’re here.
Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton (with Luke Harper) vs Heath Slater and Rhyno for the Smackdown Tag Team Titles
Orton and Slater start things off and Orton with a waist lock. Slater wtih a standing switch and a side head lock. Orton with a hammer lock into a side head lock. Slater with a forearm but Orton sends Slater to the mat. Wyatt tags in and he runs into a boot from Slater. Slater with a cross body and he tags in Rhyno. Rhyno with a clothesline and back elbow followed by a belly-to-belly suplex. Rhyno sets for the GORE but Wyatt goes to the floor. We are back and Wyatt with a rear chin lock on Rhyno. Rhyno with punches followed by a knee from Wyatt and a hard Irish whip. Wyatt wtih a clothesline followed by a back senton for a near fall. Wyatt with another near fall. Orton tags in and he stomps on the midsection. Rhyno blocks a punch and he connects with punches. Orton with a drop kick for a near fall. Rhyno with punches but Orton with a kick. Orton with an Irish whip and Rhyno with a clothesline out of the corner. Slater tags in and he knocks Wyatt off the apron and then he punches Orton. Slater with a Harley Race knee and a jumping leg lariat followed by a neck breaker for a near fall.
Orton with a power slam and Rhyno breaks up the cover. Wyatt with a knee to Rhyno and he sends Rhyno to the floor. Wyatt tags in and Slater punches Wyatt but Wyatt with a clothesline. Wyatt sets for Sister Abigail, but he decides to tag in Orton who gets Slater passed to him for an RKO and the three count.
Winners: Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt