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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

Ryback, The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara and Kalisto), and The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso)
vs.
The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods), King Barrett, and Sheamus


The Story: Like the Traditional Survivor Series match on the pre-show, there was no buildup to this match. It was announced only shortly before the PPV, and we didn't even know who would be competing - although it wasn't hard to figure out, as the WWE roster right now is extremely limited. The Usos and The New Day are factions that are currently feuding, but they've only just started and the tension between them is not exactly at all-time highs. It's another insult to the PPV, and the match type.

The Match: Once again, a finish that doesn't make a great deal of sense happens, although doing what was necessary to force it to make sense would have slowed the pacing of the PPV even more than The New Day cutting a pre-match promo. But we'll get there. Before that, lots of eliminations need to happen.

King Barrett is first out, being eliminated by Sin Cara's Swanton Bomb. Ryback does a top-rope dive to the floor on everyone! Kingston and Woods pull off a double-team move to eliminate Jimmy Uso. A Sheamus Brogue Kick takes out Sin Cara. An Uso top-rope Splash eliminates Big E. The other New Day members help him to the back, disappearing from the match. Sheamus is the only one left for his team, and he is quickly teamed up on and eliminated.

At this point, The two remaining New Day members should have had an opportunity to get back to the ring - they should have ten seconds each - but that's skipped over and the match ends. The match existed to be a spot-fest, fill time, and give 10 men a PPV bonus. It did that, but it did nothing else. Big E's spear to the outside of the ring continues to be fantastic, though.

The Winner: Ryback, The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara and Kalisto), and The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso)

Aftermath: The New Day display their cowardly nature by skipping out on the match, and likely have a legitimate reason to be angry on Raw, as they were never officially eliminated. They'll continue to feud with the Usos. King Barrett has done nothing since winning the King of the Ring tournament, while Sheamus is still holding his Money in the Bank briefcase - which gives him the opportunity to make a World Heavyweight Championship match whenever he wants. The Lucha Dragons are another tag team going nowhere, and Ryback is left without a feud, although he could easily find one.

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