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WWE Survivor Series 2015 - The 25th Anniversary of The Undertaker

Matthew Parkinson | 23 Nov 2015 05:00
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Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team Match

The Miz, Bo Dallas, Stardust, and The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor)
Neville, The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley), Titus O'Neil, and Goldust

The Story: There isn't a story going into this one - at least, not really. Stardust and The Ascension have formed a tag team called "The Cosmic Wasteland," but haven't done anything of value. Stardust has semi-recently feuded with both Neville and Goldust on the opposition team, but both feuds ended and we've moved on. Goldust hasn't been seen in months after sustaining an injury, but returns tonight in one of the biggest shocks of the PPV - which goes to show you how unsurprising this year's show was. I will say that hastily throwing together a Traditional Survivor Series match with nothing going into it, and then putting it on the pre-show, is very much disrespectful to the PPV.

The Match: Just seconds into the match, Goldust pins Viktor with a powerslam, eliminating him from the match and reminding us that The Ascension is a joke of a tag team. Konnor is next to go with an uranage from Bubba Ray. We get some actual back-and-forth action for a while before Neville is taken out with a BoDog followed by a Skull-Crushing Finale. The Miz then gets rolled up by Goldust for another elimination. Titus O'Neil eliminates Dallas with the Clash of the Titus, and a 3D eliminates Stardust, winning the match, even though neither of the Dudley Boyz was legal in the match - Titus O'Neil never tagged out.

The match wasn't interesting, as there was no story to tell and it was a pre-show match, which the faces - particularly if one is returning from injury - are usually going to win anyway. It's bland, but outside of the nonsensical ending was functional.

The Winner: Neville, The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley), Titus O'Neil, and Goldust

Aftermath: Stardust seemed irate at Goldust's return, so a rekindling of their feud may take place - it was cut short, anyway, after they had one lackluster match. For everyone else? This match does nothing either way for any of them. The Dudley Boyz recently returned to the company, but after immediately getting a shot at the tag team titles, they've now been relegated to doing very little. The Ascension is terrible, Titus O'Neil is in another nothing team, Bo Dallas can't get over on the main roster, The Miz seems lost right now, and Neville is about the only one who, right now, deserves to be doing something better.

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