- Sep 4, 2006
Prior to tonight's WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view, The Brian Kendrick beat Kung Fu Naki in a dark match.
WWE Survivor Series Opener:
The video opens with a vintage Survivor Series video followed by a John Cena vignette.
The pyros explode as we are live in the TD Banknorth Garden from Boston, MA. Jim Ross gives us the formal welcome on the brisk November night. Attendance is announced as 15,825 for this sold out show.
Jim Ross gives us an 'update' on Jeff Hardy, saying that it is unknown if he will be able to compete tonight. JR said that Hardy's hospitalization was picked up by CNN, TMZ, and other media outlets. Talk about corny.
Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
Team HBK vs. Team JBL
Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, The Great Khali, & Cryme Tyme vs. JBL, Kane, MVP, & The Miz & John Morrison
They're opening with a Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match. Team HBK is out first as Shawn Michaels comes out followed by Shad & JTG - Cryme Tyme. Everyone's favorite wrestler, The Great Khali, is out next. Rey Mysterio comes out last for Team HBK.
JBL comes out for his team first in his limousine. MVP is out next followed by The Miz and John Morrison. Sounds like they'll have commentary from all three commentary teams. Kane is out last for Team JBL.
Rey Mysterio vs. MVP will start things out as the opening bell rings. They lockup and MVP goes on the offensive first, sending Mysterio down to the mat. MVP backs Rey down in the corner but Rey counters. MVP counters before Mysterio hits a hurricanrana and a dropkick followed by a quick over. JTG is tagged in.
JTG and Mysterio hit a double team on MVP and JTG follows with a two count. MVP starts to counter, kicking JTG in the face and following with a pinfall elimination on JTG. JTG is eliminated. The Great Khali comes in and quickly eliminates MVP via pinfall. It's Kane vs. Khali now.
The crowd is actually behind Khali, chanting his name. Kane counters and goes for the chokeslam. Khali breaks it up with an elbow to Kane's face. Khali takes Kane down as Mysterio gets on Khali's shoulders and jumps off, onto Kane. Mysterio eliminates Kane via pinfall. John Morrison comes in to take on Mysterio.
It's Mysterio and Morrison going back and forth. Nice hurricanrana from Rey onto Morrison. Mysterio tags in Shad as he and Mysterio hit a double team. Press slam from Shad onto Morrison, he drops him right on his face. Morrison counters on Shad and tags in The Miz. They double team one half of Cryme Tyme. Miz tags in Morrison, they work over Shad in the corner.
Miz and Morrison end up eating a double clothesline from Shad. Shad follows with an in-ring attack on The Miz. Big scoop slam sends The Miz to the mat. Shad pumps up the crowd and drops his elbow on Miz. Morrison in for the save as he gets to the outside. This distracts Shad to the point where he takes the Reality Check from The Miz and the three count. Shad is eliminated.
Shawn Michaels comes in and goes at it with The Miz. Backhand chops from Shawn onto Miz. Miz counters, sending HBK to the mat. Morrison tags himself in as Miz catapults Michaels into him.
JBL is tagged in. He goes at Shawn Michaels with hard right hands in the corner. The referee backs him out. Neckbreaker from JBL onto Michaels followed by an elbow drop. Near fall from JBL on Michaels. Backhand chops from Shawn. JBL tags in The Miz. Miz takes out Michaels with right hands and stiff stomps.
The Miz gets a cover on Shawn for a two count. Morrison is tagged in, he continues where The Miz left off, getting another two count. Morrison applies a side headlock on Shawn on the mat. The referee checks for submission.
The crowd cheers Michaels to his feet, he backs Morrison down and delivers another chop. Morrison counters and tosses Shawn over the ropes. Shawn holds on and fends off Miz. He flips himself back in and ends up eating a cross body from Morrison. Morrison gives Michaels a scoop slam and goes to the top turnbuckle. Morrison goes for an HBK flying elbow but Shawn gets out of the way. Both men are down in the ring.
Morrison tags in The Miz as Mysterio gets in, hopping the ropes. Miz eats Rey's fast paced offense. Missile dropkick from Rey off the top, this sets up 619 by Mysterio followed by a splash off the top rope. Mysterio eliminates John Morrison via pinfall.
JBL gets in and takes out Rey with a shoulder block. JBL follows up with several elbow drops on Mysterio on the mat. Finally JBL covers him, he gets a two count. Loud 'you can't wrestle' chants from the crowd directed towards JBL. JBL continues to assault Mysterio as he tags in Morrison. Morrison kicks away at Mysterio on the mat.
Morrison chokes out Rey in the ropes as the referee pulls him away at the count of five. Back breaker from Morrison on Mysterio. Morrison stretches Rey over his knee. Rey counters out and kicks Morrison hard in the face. Morrison counters Mysterio's high flying offense for a back breaker followed by a tag to JBL. JBL goes back to the back of Mysterio. He locks in the bow and arrow.
Mysterio finally gets out of the hold as JBL kicks him in the midsection. JBL throws Rey face first into the turnbuckles. JBL sets Rey up on the top turnbuckle. JBL hits him in the back repeatedly. JBL gets on the middle rope with Rey, attempting a suplex. Mysterio backs him down with elbows and finally off the ropes. Mysterio goes off the top with a moonsault onto JBL. Both men are down.
Looks like Michaels took a stiff shot to his right eye. HBK gives Morrison a DX crotch chop after taking out JBL. Scoop slam from Michaels onto Bradshaw. Michaels takes Morrison off the apron and goes to the top rope. JBL gets out of the ring as HBK greets him with a dive over the top.
The captains go at it on the outside. JBL gets counted out as Michaels barely gets back in. JBL is eliminated via countout. Morrison goes for Sweet Chin Music on Michaels but Michaels hits it on him and pins Morrison for the three count.
Winners - Team HBK
After the match Mysterio, Michaels, and The Great Khali celebrate in the ring. Khali lifts Mysterio up on his shoulder.