Date: November 19, 2020
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe
It’s the go home show for Survivor Series and the build for this show really needs to go home. If not home, just somewhere else in general because it doesn’t need to be here anymore. Survivor Series is not looking great on paper, but maybe the World Title change from Raw can help things out a bit. Let’s get to it.
Humberto Carrillo vs. Akira Tozawa
Tozawa ducks him to start and strikes a quick pose but Carrillo blocks a whip into the corner. An armdrag into an armbar works a bit better on Tozawa and there’s the springboard high angle armdrag to take him down again. Tozawa kicks him down though and hits a top rope back elbow to the face. The collection of strikes has Carrillo in more trouble and another elbow gets two.
We hit the chinlock as Samoa Joe goes over how being a ninja helps you win the 24/7 Title. Carrillo has to fight out of an Octopus Hold and hits a quick backbreaker as the comeback is on in a hurry. It’s also done in a hurry as he plants Tozawa with the torture rack slam for the pin at 5:28.
Result: Humberto Carrillo b. Akira Tozawa – Torture rack slam (5:28)
Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mysterio
No Holds Barred with the rest of the Mysterio Family and Murphy at ringside. Rey slugs him into the corner to start but Rollins takes him down in a hurry. It’s time for a chair but Rey dropkicks the leg out to save himself. Rollins is sent into the turnbuckle and it’s a tornado DDT onto the apron. They head outside with Rollins sending him into the steps but Rey sunset bombs him into the barricade.
We go to a replay for the sake of Rey needing to adjust his mask and come back with Rollins countering the sliding splash into a suplex drop onto the announcers’ table (Rey’s mask is twisted to the side again with his nose sticking out on the landing). Back in and Rollins starts in on the back before sending him chest first into the corner. The chair is wedged into the corner but the comeback is on with Rey snapping off a headscissors for a breather. Rollins sends him sliding underneath the bottom rope for a crash to the floor though and the steps to the face put Rey down again.
The Stomp only hits the steps though and Rey knocks him onto them, setting up the sliding splash for a good landing. Back with Rollins loading up a table in the ring and hitting Two Amigos (on the fifteenth anniversary of Eddie’s passing) but the third through the table is broken up. Rollins slides the table into Rey’s ribs for a clever counter though and the stomping is on in the corner. Rey gets in a few shots but a powerbomb out of the corner and through the table gets two.
Rollins goes for Rey’s other eye but has to superkick Dominik for trying to interfere. Murphy stares at the rest of the Mysterious as Rey dropkicks the chair into Rollins’ face. That makes Murphy look back and forth before getting inside and handing the chair to Rollins. Then he knees Rollins in the face to complete the turn, leaving Rollins to get into 619 position to yell at Murphy. Rey completely misses the first time and falls out to the floor, but the second attempt connects, setting up the frog splash for the pin at 18:30.
Result: Rey Mysterio b. Seth Rollins – Frog splash (18:30)
That was a big one:
Post match the family hugs and Aalyah goes for Murphy. Rey stops her though and says Murphy has been looking for his approval. Rey shakes Murphy’s hand, Aalyah hugs Murphy, and Dominick finally shakes his hand as well. Murphy even hugs Angie.
We look at Drew McIntyre showing up on Smackdown to confront Roman Reigns.
Drew McIntyre vs. Jey Uso
Unsanctioned. McIntyre shoves him into the corner to start and shrugs off a shot to the face. Instead, Drew takes him into the corner and chops away, even ripping off Jey’s shirt to make it worse. There’s a stomp to Jey’s hand and an elbow to the face takes him down as well. Jey gets fired up and sends him over the top, only to have his dive cut off with a shot to the face. Back in and Jey kicks the ropes for a low blow, followed by a superkick out to the floor.
We take a break and come back with Drew charging into a Samoan drop for two. Jey stomps him down in the corner but the running Umaga attack is cut off by a shot to the face. Back to back belly to belly suplexes have Jey in trouble but the Future Shock is countered into a rollup for two. A sitout spinebuster gives Drew another near fall, only to have Jey come right back with a superkick. Jey gets caught on top but manages to break up the superplex to knock McIntyre into the Tree of Woe.
As usual, Drew pulls himself up and throws Jey down by the neck. The threat of a Claymore sends Jey bailing to the floor so the brawl can be on again. Cue Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman for a distraction though and Jey manages to post him. McIntyre is sent into the steps as well…but Reigns won’t let Jey follow him back inside. Reigns tells Jey to make him understand so Jey goes inside and hammers away. Drew doesn’t seem to mind and pops up with the Claymore for the pin at 12:33.
Result: Drew McIntyre b. Jey Uso – Claymore (12:33)
This counts as interpromotional:
Post match Drew gets in Reigns’ face again, with Reigns adjusting the title and telling Drew to get himself one of these.
Angel Garza vs. Lince Dorado
Gran Metalik is here with Dorado. Garza grabs a headlock to start but gets taken down into a quick armbar. The grappling continues with neither being able to get very far until Dorado climbs over his shoulders into a sunset flip for two. Garza knocks him to the floor, TAKES OFF HIS PANTS, and sends us to a break.
Back with Garza cranking on another armbar to keep Dorado down. A running knee in the corner misses though and Dorado’s high crossbody connects for two. Dorado nails a faceplant into a basement dropkick for two more but Garza’s reverse slingshot suplex gets the same. The Wing Clipper is countered and Dorado gets in a kick to the face to put both of them down. Back up and Garza hits a superkick to the ribs, setting up the Wing Clipper for the pin at 10:56.
Result: Angel Garza b. Lince Dorado – Wing Clipper (10:56)
Survivor Series rundown.
Video on Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre.
Raw World Title: Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton
McIntyre is challenging and comes to the ring in a kilt with a big sword. They lock up to start and McIntyre wastes no time in hitting the Glasgow Kiss. A spinebuster puts Orton on the floor and he tries to leave, only to get caught in a hurry. Back in and the Claymore misses so Orton bails to the floor again. Orton picks up the title and goes to leave….but here’s Adam Pearce to say the match will continue with no countouts or disqualifications.
We come back with Orton hitting the backbreaker and rolls to the floor to grab a chair. Said chair is driven into McIntyre’s recently healed jaw and Orton takes him outside for a step shot to the head. After the stomp in the ring, Orton heads outside again and drops McIntyre onto the announcers’ table a few times without breaking it.
McIntyre fights back and drops Orton onto the announcers’ table twice in a row and the thing still won’t break. The Claymore misses and McIntyre slides onto the announcers’ table as we take another break. Back again with a table having been set up at ringside and McIntyre fighting out of a chinlock. The belly to belly overhead sets up the nipup but Orton catches McIntyre on top.
Orton gets two off the superplex but McIntyre gets the same off a backslide. There’s the Future Shock for two more and Orton is sent to the apron, with a right hand putting him through the table. That gets two back inside but the Claymore is countered into a powerslam. They head outside with Orton hitting the hanging DDT off of the announcers’ table. Back in and another hanging DDT drops McIntyre….who is right back up with the Claymore for the pin and the title at 23:49.
Result: Drew McIntyre b. Randy Orton – Claymore (23:49)
You don’t see it on this show very often:
McIntyre celebrates and tells Roman Reigns to make a seat at the table for him to end the show.
Overall Rating: C. It’s weird to have a go home show with a major title change to recap but it helped out quite a bit here. If nothing else it was nice to not have to deal with more recapping of a show that doesn’t look great in the first place. The original stuff didn’t matter here, as we had the title change and the final push towards Sunday. What else could you possibly ask for from this show? Other than something better that is of course.
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