As with last month, WWE had another dilemma on its hands for Survivor Series.
With The Rock set to challenge for the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble, and with the length of his title run making for a continually impressive statistic, a CM Punk retention was the most likely outcome. Unfortunately, that would again mean finding a way for Ryback to be defeated without killing the momentum that is turning the performer into a legitimate star for the company.
By booking Ryback and CM Punk in a triple threat match with John Cena, WWE potentially gave itself an out. If Punk were to pin Cena, it would keep the belt on the champion without having to put Ryback’s shoulders on the mat for three seconds.
Sure enough, WWE did go in that direction, although it also added another element to the match. NXT stars Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns all interfered to assist with taking Ryback out of the equation. The three performers, the former two of whom are known Internet darlings, instantly made names for themselves with the interference.
How did that match play out? And what else happened on the show? Survivor Series results courtesy MARC MIDDLETON:
– The 2012 WWE Survivor Series pre-show kicks off with Matt Striker and Scott Stanford on commentary as fans file into the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. They talk about Team Foley vs. Team Ziggler and we see footage of the Cody Rhodes injury on Main Event
– We go backstage with Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, Damien Sandow, Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez. Ziggler has found a replacement for Cody and in comes David Otunga. Everyone groans but Ziggler tries to hype them up. Del Rio agrees everyone should respect Dolph but says everyone knows he will be eliminated early. Del Rio says then everyone will follow him. They start arguing. Ziggler tries to get them hype again but has no luck.
– We get a video looking at the Big Show vs. Sheamus feud.
Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal vs. Zack Ryder and Santino Marella
We go to the ring and out comes 3MB – Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre. Out next come their opponents Zack Ryder and Santino Marella.
Ryder starts things off with Mahal. Ryder goes down first but comes back with a big arm drag takedown. Santino tags in and takes control. Jinder turns it around and tags in Slater. Slater comes in but Santino arm drags him. Ryder comes back in and goes at it with Slater. There’s a moment where it appears Drew is supposed to hit Ryder but hits Slater. Something odd there. Jinder comes back in and gets a 2 count on Ryder. Another tag to Slater as they keep control of Ryder.
Santino comes back in and unloads on Slater. He goes for the Cobra but Jinder distracts him and Slater lays him out. Slater throws the Cobra out of the ring and Drew stomps on it. More offense from Slater and a tag to Jinder. Jinder unloads on Santino and hits a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Slater comes back in for some double teaming. Santino tries for a double clothesline but misses. Slater covers for 2. Slater with a headlock now. Mahal comes back in and keeps Santino grounded by their corner. Santino turns it around and in comes Ryder. Ryder unloads on Mahal and hits a dropkick from the top. Ryder with a big right in the corner. Ryder knocks Slater off the apron and hits the Broski Boot on Mahal. Ryder covers for a 2 count as Slater breaks the pin. Santino comes in but Slater tosses him out. Slater kicks Santino into the barrier. Ryder hits the Ruff Ryder on Slater and knees to Mahal. McIntyre hits Ryder with his cast and Jinder covers for the win.
Winners: Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal
– We get a look at the AJ Lee and Vickie Guerrero storyline. AJ is bringing evidence against Vickie to Survivor Series tonight.
– Striker and Stanford hype tonight’s United States Title Match. Josh Mathews is backstage with R-Truth. Mathews asks Little Jimmy if he likes Truth’s chances tonight. Truth asks if Mathews is talking to an imaginary person or something. Truth says the only person here is the one who will shut Antonio Cesaro’s mouth. Truth says he will bring the US Title back to the US. Mathews mentions Truth denying the existence of Little Jimmy. Truth comes back and says Jimmy was just in the bathroom. Apparently Little Jimmy walks up and Truth makes Mathews apologize to him.
– We get a promo video for tonight’s WWE Title match.
– The 2012 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view kicks off with a look back at previous Survivor Series events. The video goes to tonight’s matches and CM Punk’s WWE Title reign.
– We’re live from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana as the pyro goes off. Michael Cole welcomes us to Survivor Series. He’s joined by JBL and Jerry Lawler.
Traditional Survivor Series Match: Brodus Clay, Justin Gabriel, Tyson Kidd, Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara vs. Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara and Tensai
We go to the ring for a bonus match. Out comes Brodus Clay with Naomi and Cameron. Out next comes the team of Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd. Their last two partners are out next – Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio. Tensai is out first for his team. Epico and Primo are out next with Rosa Mendes. Finally, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil are out as we get ready to go.
Epico and Kidd start the match off. They trade holds and go to the mat. Kidd with a pair of headlock takedowns. More back and forth on the mat. Epico escapes to the mat. Kidd goes to the apron but Epico trips him and he falls face first. Epico comes back in and Kidd takes him down. Gabriel comes in with a 2 count on Epico. Gabriel with a standing moonsault and another 2 count. Kidd tags back in and they double team Epico. 2 count by Kidd. Rey comes in and dropkicks Epico for a 2 count. Epico turns it around and tags in Young. Rey counters but Young tosses him into the corner. Rey trips him and dropkicks him in the corner. Cara comes in and they double team Young. Cara with a 2 count. Primo tags in and goes at it with Cara. Cara with several big moves and 2 counts. Tensai comes in and slams Cara twice. Tensai with a big shoulder and leg drop on the arm. Titus tags in and keeps the attack on Cara.
Titus beats up Cara and Primo comes back in. Primo with offense and a 2 count before going to a Clutch. Cara fights out but Primo stops him from tagging. Tensai comes back in and keeps control of Cara. Tensai knocks Rey off the apron but Clay hits him. Cara with an enziguri. Clay comes in and splashes Tensai in the corner. Titus comes in but Clay headbutts him out of the ring. Young comes in but Clay tosses him. Kidd and Gabriel go at it with Primo and Epico now, tossing them out. Kidd and Gabriel leap out onto the floor and then goes Rey and Cara. It’s down to Tensai and Clay in the ring. They go at it. Clay tries to toss Tensai but drops him on his face as he can’t get him up and over. Tensai runs over Clay with a big shoulder. Tensai with a backsplash for the pin. Brodus Clay is eliminated.
Gabriel comes in and kicks Tensai. They go at it and Tensai levels him. Titus comes in and works over Gabriel now. Titus with an abdominal stretch. Titus with a big overhead throw as he taunts Gabriel’s partners. Gabriel fights back but Tensai comes in as Titus hits a backbreaker. Tensai with another big backsplash and 2 count on Gabriel. Gabriel ends up back sliding Tensai and he’s gone. Tensai is eliminated.
Tensai levels Gabriel before he leaves the ring. Titus and Young work on Gabriel now. Epico comes in and he takes Gabriel from corner to corner. Epico with a close 2 count and headlock on Gabriel. Gabriel fights out but misses an enziguri. Epico misses an elbow and Gabriel tags in Kidd. Kidd springboards in with a dropkick and unloads on Epico. Kidd gets knocked off the apron and to the floor. Primo works him over now. Primo rams Kidd back into the barrier and brings him back in for a 2 count. More offense from Primo and a 2 count. Titus comes back in and keeps control of Kidd. Titus gets hung on the top rope and Kidd hits a big kick to the head. Kidd rolls Titus up and he’s gone. Titus O’Neil is eliminated.
Young comes in and takes control of Kidd. Epico tags in and keeps Kidd down. Kidd ends up going for the Sharpshooter and locking it in. Epico taps out and he’s eliminated. Primo with a headlock on Kidd now. Primo and Young work on Kidd now. Primo comes off the top but Kidd takes him out in mid-air. Kidd crawls and tags in Rey. Rey and Primo go at it. Rey with a head scissors takedown and a shot to Young. Primo comes back but gets kicked in the face. Rey with a close 2 count. Rey goes to the top but Primo stops him. Primo climbs up for a superplex but Rey blocks it. Rey sends Primo to the mat with a headbutt. Rey with a senton and arm drag into the ropes. Rey misses 619 but dodges a Backstabber. Rey rolls Primo up and he’s gone. Primo is eliminated.
Darren Young comes in and goes at it with Rey but gets hit with 619. Cara tags in and hits a swanton from the top. Gabriel tags in and hits a springboard moonsault. Kidd with an elbow off the top. Rey comes back off the top with a splash for the win.
Winners: Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd
– Kaitlyn is walking backstage when she’s attacked by a woman in a blonde wig. They brawl and Kaitlyn reveals it to be Aksana. Eve Torres walks up and expresses concern for Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn shoves her to the floor.
WWE Divas Title Match: Kaitlyn vs. Eve Torres
We go to the ring and out comes Kaitlyn with the blonde wig in hand. Out next comes the WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres.
The bell rings and Kaitlyn goes to work on Eve, taking her to the mat and unloading with wig in hand. Kaitlyn with kicks and an elbow in the corner. Kaitlyn slams Eve on the back of her head and stomps away. Eve finally crawls out of the ring to regroup but Kaitlyn follows and works her over on the floor. Kaitlyn throws Eve into the announcers table before bringing it back in the ring. Eve crawls right back out and runs away. Eve tries to escape through the crowd but Kaitlyn throws her into the apron. Kaitlyn with another shot into the apron and another. Kaitlyn brings it back in the ring and mounts Eve, slamming her head into the mat.
Eve finally turns it around and kicks Kaitlyn in the head, sending h er to the mat. Eve with more offense and a 2 count. Eve smacks Kaitlyn now. Eve with more offense and some waves to the crowd. Eve drops an elbow for a 2 count. Eve with a nice head scissors takedown into a submission. Eve keeps control and goes to the top but slips. Kaitlyn takes advantage and shoves her to the apron and then to the floor. Kaitlyn turns it around and Eve begs for her to have mercy. Kaitlyn smacks her and tosses her by her hair a few times. Kaitlyn with a big clothesline and another drop on her face. Kaitlyn gets Eve on her shoulders and drops her with a gutbuster. Kaitlyn with a close 2 count.
Eve suckers Kaitlyn to the floor and turns it around. Eve brings it back in the ring and hits her big neckbreaker for the win.
Winner: Eve Torres
– We get a look back at the YouTube pre-show where Dolph Ziggler named David Otunga as the replacement for Cody Rhodes.
– Randy Orton is backstage as The Miz argues with Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan argues with Kane. Mick Foley walks in and gets them to stop. Foley gives them a pep talk and wants everyone to do a hand touch and “bang bang” on 3. Orton doesn’t participate. Foley asks if he’s with them. Orton says he hates Foley and walks off.
WWE United States Title Match: R-Truth vs. Antonio Cesaro
We go to the ring and out first comes WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro. Cesaro speaks on his way to the ring and talks about how Thanksgiving makes no sense. Cesaro rips the US and says the only thing we have to be thankful for is him. R-Truth is out next.
They go at it and Truth goes for the win early. Back and forth action with Truth going for another pin attempt. Truth catches a kick and taunts Cesaro. Truth takes it to the corner and unloads with right hands. Cesaro with a big headbutt and now he turns it around. Cesaro unloads in the corner as the referee backs him off. Cesaro with a big kick and more offense. Cesaro with a clothesline in the corner and shoulder thrust. Cesaro with a scoop slam and stomp on the chest for 2. Cesaro keeps Truth on the mat now.
More offense with Cesaro in control. Cesaro with the big gutwrench slam for another 2 count. Truth starts to make a comeback with a rollup for 2. Cesaro drops him with an uppercut for another 2 count. Truth makes another comeback but runs into a big boot in the corner. Truth nails the heel kick to the jaw but Cesaro kicks out. Truth with a suplex into a jawbreaker for another 2 count. Truth misses the scissor kick and Cesaro nails a big uppercut. Cesaro with the Neutralizer for the win.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
– AJ Lee comes to the ring and talks about what’s been going on with Vickie Guerrero. AJ calls Vickie a bunch of names and calls her a witch, or a word that rhymes with witch. AJ says the best way to hide a secret is to accuse someone else and that’s exactly what Vickie has done. Vickie comes walking to the ring and she’s pissed.
AJ say she was minding her business at home when someone sent her a photo of this – we see Vickie out eating burritos at dinner with Ricardo Rodriguez. AJ shows another photo of Vickie and Jim Ross having some BBQ together. AJ asks what Vickie has to say for herself. Vickie says none of this is funny and none of it is true. Another photo shows Vickie in a leopard print bathing suit dancing with Brodus Clay. Vickie says she has had enough and this is ridiculous. AJ says what is ridiculous is Vickie and her evidence that has proved nothing. AJ says Vickie created the scandal with John Cena. They have more words and AJ laughs at Vickie. AJ mentions that they both will get fired if they touch each other. Tamina Snuka suddenly attacks from behind and lays AJ out. Tamina unloads on AJ and climbs to the top. Snuka nails a big Superfly Splash on AJ as Vickie looks on surprised. Tamina leaves the ring as Vickie laughs at AJ.
– Josh Mathews is backstage with Paul Heyman. Mathews asks what tricks CM Punk has left to retain against Ryback and John Cena tonight. Heyman puts over Punk’s title reign and says Punk is the best of the three competitors, hands-down. Heyman calls Punk the best in the world and walks off.
– We get a promo video for tonight’s World Heavyweight Title match.
World Heavyweight Title Match: Sheamus vs. Big Show
We go to the ring and out first comes Sheamus followed by the World Heavyweight Champion Big Show. we get formal ring introductions before we start. Sheamus strikes first and they start trading hands. Show knocks Sheamus down and takes control, beating him around the ring, Show with a big chop in the corner.
Sheamus comes back and ties Show up in the ropes. Sheamus unloads with forearm shots to the chest. Show escapes to the floor but Sheamus leaps off the apron and takes him out. Sheamus unloads on the floor now. Sheamus comes off the top rope but Show knocks him out of the air with a big spear. They go to the floor and Show whips Sheamus into the steps and ring post. Show brings it back in the ring and scoop slams Sheamus. Show continues the attack and works on the arm some.
Show throws Sheamus head first into the turnbuckles and keeps control. Show continues the assault on Sheamus, wearing him down. Show with a big sideslam. Sheamus ends up on Show’s back with a sleeper now. Show tosses him off. Sheamus comes back with a clothesline and rights and lefts. Show with the elbow drop on the neck for another 2 count. Sheamus gets Show on his shoulders and falls back with him. Sheamus covers for a close 2 count as the crowd pops big for the move.
Sheamus and Show trade right hands from their knees now. They get up and go at it. Sheamus takes Show to the corner and hits a high knee. Sheamus takes Show down twice with shots to the head. Show catches the Brogue Kick and goes for a chokeslam. Sheamus blocks it and hits White Noise for a 2 count. Sheamus goes for a Brogue again but Show pulls the referee in the way and the Brogue hits referee Scott Armstrong. Dr. Sampson comes in to check on Armstrong as other referees come down. Sheamus also checks on Armstrong and says he’s sorry. Sheamus gets up and turns around to a knockout punch from Show for the win.
Winner: Big Show
– After the match, a referee goes to Justin Roberts. It’s announced Show has been disqualified and Sheamus wins.
Winner by DQ: Sheamus
– After the announcement, Show goes back over and gets in the referees face. He calls him a dumbass. Officials are still checking on Scott Armstrong in the ring. Show continues to bully the referee as Sheamus grabs a steel chair. Sheamus hits Show with the chair and unloads on him with it. Sheamus wails away on Show as he begs for him to stop. Sheamus takes several shots at Show’s leg. Show begs again for Sheamus to back off. Sheamus drops the chair and lays Show out with a Brogue Kick. We go to replays.
– We see Big Show crawling to the back as the crowd chants “we want Ziggler.”
Traditional Survivor Series Match: Alberto Del Rio, Damien Sandow, David Otunga, Wade Barrett and Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, the Miz and Randy Orton
We go to the ring and Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction as Alberto Del Rio comes in driving a 1953 Rolls Royce. Damien Sandow is out next followed by David Otunga, the replacement for Cody Rhodes. Wade Barrett is out next followed by Team Captain Dolph Ziggler. Team Captain Mick Foley is out to represent his team. Foley walks to ringside and waits on everyone else. The WWE Tag Team Champions Kane and Daniel Bryan are out first for their team. WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston is out next followed by The Miz. Randy Orton is out last for Team Foley and he gets a big pop from the crowd.
Otunga starts things off with Kofi. Kofi takes him down first but Otunga comes back with a knee to the gut. Otunga ducks a big kick and retreats to the floor. Kofi leaps out onto him and brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Bryan tags in and kicks Otunga. The crowd chants for Bryan but Otunga powerslams him. Otunga tags in Sandow. Sandow with a leg sweep and the Elbow of Disdain on Bryan. 2 count by Sandow. Sandow with a headlock now. Bryan fights out and hits a clothesline. Bryan hits a dropkick in the corner and a bunch of kicks to the chest. Sandow goes to the floor and tells everyone else good luck. Sandow walks out but Kane brings him back and tosses him in the ring. Bryan kicks him in the head and tags in Kane. Kane grabs Sandow and chokeslams him for the pin. Damien Sandow is eliminated.
Kane and Bryan argue in the ring now. They shove each other. Kane sends Bryan to the floor. Ziggler comes in from behind and lays out Kane for the pin. Kane is eliminated. Orton and Miz argue about who’s coming in now. Orton ends up taking Ziggler to the corner and they go at it. Orton with a slingshot suplex for a 2 count. Kofi tags in and goes at it with Ziggler now. Kofi tosses Ziggler across the ring and covers for a close 2 count.
Bryan comes back in and goes at it with Ziggler but he turns it around. Barrett tags in and works Bryan over in the corner. Bryan drops Barrett’s face in the corner. Bryan rushes but misses a dropkick in the corner. Barrett unleashes with knees now. Del Rio with a cheap shot as Barrett sends Bryan out to the floor. Barrett rams Bryan into the apron and brings him back in for a 2 count. Otunga comes in and ends up in the No Lock. Otunga taps and is eliminated.
Del Rio comes in with a pin attempt on Bryan. Del Rio with a big backbreaker. Del Rio charges in the corner but Bryan sends him flying out to the floor. Ricardo comes over to check on Del Rio. Bryan tags in Kofi and he unloads on Del Rio. Kofi hits the Boom Drop and calls for Trouble in Paradise. Ziggler comes over but Kofi knocks him off the apron. Kofi hits a crossbody on Del Rio for a close 2 count. Barrett tags in and Ziggler distracts Kofi again. Barrett with the big tilt-a-whirl sideslam on Kofi. Barrett hits his Bullhammer elbow for the pin. Kofi is eliminated.
Orton comes in and takes control of Barrett. Barrett with a big boot in the corner when Orton charges. Orton blocks a suplex and counters. Orton drops a knee on Barrett’s chest and covers for 2. Bryan comes back in and hits a dropkick on Barrett for 2. Bryan with kicks to the chest now. Barrett sends Bryan to the floor and tags in Del Rio. Del Rio brings Bryan back in the ring but Bryan gets him in the No Lock. Bryan can’t get it locked and Del Rio turns it around. Del Rio with a big kick in the head and the cross armbreaker. Bryan taps and is eliminated.
Miz comes in and goes at it with Del Rio. Miz hits an elbow to the jaw and tags in Orton for a bit of double teaming. Orton stomps away on Del Rio as Foley looks on from ringside. Orton with a 2 count. Del Rio turns it around and gets a 2 count before tagging in Ziggler. Ziggler stomps away on Orton and drops an elbow for 2. Ziggler with a headlock now. Orton fights out and drops Dolph on his face from way up high. Ziggler tags in Barrett as Miz comes in. Miz knocks Del Rio to the floor and unloads on Barrett in the corner. Miz with a clothesline in the corner and boot to Ziggler on the apron. Barrett blocks the Skull Crushing Finale and hits a big shot to the gut. Barrett goes for Wasteland but Miz counters and hits SCF for the pin. Barrett is eliminated.
Miz drops Del Rio as he comes in and gets a close 2 count. Del Rio turns it around and bridges a suplex for 2. Del Rio falls hard on the back of his head coming out of the corner. Miz misses a clothesline in the corner and Del Rio kicks him in the back of the head for the pin. The Miz is eliminated. It’s down to Orton vs. Ziggler and Del Rio. Orton and Del Rio trade shots. Ziggler gets knocked to the mat. Del Rio drops Orton for a 2 count. Del Rio takes Orton back to the corner and tags back in Ziggler. Ziggler with a neckbreaker and a 2 count. Another tag to Del Rio. Del Rio with a chest stomp. Del Rio comes off the top but Orton takes him out in mid-air. Orton with clotheslines and a powerslam. Ricardo gets on the apron. Orton grabs him and goes for the draping DDT but Del Rio kicks him in the back of the head for a close 2 count. Foley lays out Ricardo at ringside and hits him with Mr. Socko.
Ziggler comes in and accidentally dropkicks Del Rio. Orton sends Ziggler to the corner. Orton counters the armbreaker and nails a RKO on Del Rio for the pin. Del Rio is eliminated. Ziggler is still stuck in the corner as Orton looks at him. Orton drops and hits the mat. Ziggler blocks the RKO and hits the Zig Zag for a close 2 count. Ziggler goes for the leg drop but Orton blocks it and takes him to the apron. Orton nails the draping DDT and drops down again. Orton’s mouth is bleeding and Ziggler looks to be laid out. Orton hesitates and looks to be thinking something over. Orton backs up across the ring for the punt kick but Ziggler superkicks him for the pin and the win. Ziggler is the sole survivor.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
– Cole leads us into some Tout videos from WWE fans on who they think The Rock should face at Royal Rumble.
– We get a promo for tonight’s WWE Title match.
Triple Threat for the WWE Title: John Cena vs. Ryback vs. CM Punk
We go to the ring and out first comes John Cena for tonight’s main event. WWE Champion CM Punk is out next with Paul Heyman right behind him. Out last comes Ryback and we get formal ring introductions from Justin Roberts.
The bell rings and Punk goes to the floor. Cena chases him and then Ryback chases Punk around. Cena decks Punk and Ryback takers Punk to the corner. Ryback beats Punk down. Cena pulls Ryback off and unloads on Punk. Ryback pulls Cena off now and Punk attacks Cena from behind. Ryback drops Punk with a big boot and slams his head on the mat. Ryback picks Punk up high but Punk kicks him. Cena with a bulldog on Punk. Ryback clotheslines Punk to the floor as Heyman looks on. Ryback and Cena face off now.
Cena drops Ryback with a shoulder and goes for the Attitude Adjustment but can’t. Ryback drops Cena with a shoulder and takes him to the corner. Ryback beats Cena down and whips him hard across the ring. Cena goes to the floor and in comes Punk. Punk takes control of Ryback and suplexes him. Punk wastes time and Ryback comes from behind. Ryback with a big press into a fallaway slam. Punk goes to the floor and in comes Cena. Cena with a 2 count on Ryback. Cena applies a headlock. Punk comes off the top and breaks the headlock with a shot. Cena ends up on the floor. Punk goes back to the top and comes crashing down on Ryback. Punk goes to the top again but this time Ryback catches him and rams him back into the corner. Ryback with shoulder thrusts in the corner. Ryback charges but Punk dropkicks him. Cena comes in with a roll up on Punk for 2. Cena goes for the AA but Punk blocks it and hits a DDT for 2.
Punk with a submission on Cena but Ryback grabs him and slams him. Cena slams Ryback and calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Ryback stands right up. Ryback and Cena trade shots now. Cena with a shoulder on Ryback. Punk pulls Cena out to the floor and sends him hard into the steel steps. Punk springboards in and clotheslines Ryback. Ryback turns it around and unloads on Punk. Ryback readies as the crowd chants “feed me more.” Ryback runs over Punk with the big Meathook clothesline. Ryback goes for Shell Shocked on Punk as Heyman screams. Cena breaks the move and locks the STF on Ryback in the middle of the ring. Punk goes to the top and elbows them both, breaking the STF. All three are hurt after that one.
Punk goes for GTS on Cena but it’s blocked. Cena and Punk trade rights now. Ryback hits a double clothesline and tosses Punk out of the ring. Ryback tosses Cena out of the ring next. He goes to the floor and says it’s time to finish it. Ryback grabs Cena and Punk for a double Shell Shocked on the floor. They fight him off and beat him down at ringside. Punk and Cena team up to take apart the announce table. They hit a double suplex on Ryback and put him through the table. The table looks as if it came down on Punk’s leg. Punk and Cena both are down as Ryback lays on top of the destroyed table. Cena and Punk re-enter the ring. Cena with shoulders and the back drop. Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and nails it on Punk. Cena goes for the AA but Punk slides out. Punk nails GTS on Cena for a close 2 count.
Cena gets up and hits the AA but Punk kicks out at 2. Punk and Cena go at it some more. Cena goes for the STF but Punk struggles and kicks him off. Punk with the high knee in the corner. Punk goes for the bulldog but Cena blocks it and goes for the STF again. Cena locks it this time. Ryback pulls Cena out of the ring and nails the big clothesline on the floor. Ryback enters the ring and the crowd chants for him. Ryback hits his clothesline on Punk and goes for Shell Shocked again. Ryback nails it and covers Punk but Cena breaks the pin. Cena goes for the AA but Ryback slides out. Ryback nails Shell Shocked on Cena but all of a sudden three guys dressed in black rush the ring. They beat Ryback down and roll him out of the ring. It’s NXT stars Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. They powerbomb Ryback through the other table. Punk crawls up in the ring and covers Cena for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
– After the bell, Punk celebrates with Heyman as Cena stumbles to the back. Punk yells “365 days” as he holds the WWE Title up. Heyman and Punk head to the back as we see Ryback trying to recover at ringside. We go to replays. Survivor Series goes off the air with Punk and Heyman bragging about the win.