Survivor Series 2020 iminated from the Amway Center (WWE ThunderDome) in Orlando, FL. Despite the night not producing too many surprises it did give us a final send off for the Undertaker.
Dual-branded Battle Royal
Participants (RAW): Ricochet, John Morrison, The Miz, Humberto Carrillo, Angel Garza, Elias, Cedric Alexander, Shelton Benjamin, Jeff Hardy
Participants (SmackDown): Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Chad Gable, Shinsuke Nakamura, Apollo Crews, Kalisto, Robert Roode, Murphy, Dolph Ziggler
Winner: The final 4 were Chad Gable, Jeff Hardy, The Miz and Dominik Mysterio. Gable eliminated Hardy. Dominik eliminated Gable and The Miz eliminated Dominik. Dominik was eliminated by Miz because he thought Miz was eliminated earlier.
Team Raw vs. Team SmackDown
AJ Styles, Keith Lee, Sheamus, Braun Strowman, Matt Riddle vs. Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, King Corbin, Jey Uso, Otis
SmackDown was down 5-2. With help from Riddle, Strowman eliminated Otis with a running powerslam so Jey Uso was the last man on his team as Paul Heyman looked on with concern from the backstage area. Lee pinned Uso with the Spirit Bomb so it was a clean sweep for Team Raw
Sheamus eliminated Seth Rollins via pinfall
AJ Styles eliminated Kevin Owens via pinfall
Matt Riddle eliminated King Corbin via pinfall
Braun Strowman pinned Otis via pinfall
Keith Lee pinned Jey Uso
SmackDown Tag Team Champions vs. Raw Tag Team Champions
The Street Profits vs. The New Day
The Street Profits won after they hit a Blockbuster (Xavier on Dawkins shoulders) off the top rope. This was a very good match. New Day and Street Profits hugged after the match.
US Champion vs. IC Champion
Bobby Lashley vs. Sami Zayn
Lashley won via submission with The Hurt Lock.
Raw Women’s Champion vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion
Asuka vs. Sasha Banks
There were several near fall sequences, similar to Steamboat/Savage III. Banks won the match with a roll up. Excellent match.
Team Raw vs. Team SmackDown
Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Peyton Royce, Lacey Evans, Lana vs. Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, Bayley, Natalya
Jax was about to put Belair through the table at ringside but she shoved Jax into the ring steps and then she backdropped Jax over the barricade. Both women were counted out, which meant that Lana who was told to basically just stand in the corner is the sole Survivor of her team.
Peyton Royce pinned Bayley
Natayla forced Peyton Royce to tap out with the sharpshooter.
Lacey Evans pinned Natalya
Shayna Baszler pinned Ruby Riott
Nia Jax pinned Liv Morgan
Bianca Belair and Nia Jax were counted out
WWE Universal Champion vs. WWE Champion
Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
McIntyre went for the Claymore but Reigns caught him with a spear. McIntyre barely kicked out. Reigns went for a spear but McIntyre hit the Claymore and that knocked Reigns into the referee, who took a bump to the outside of the ring. Jey Uso ran out but was knocked off the ring by McIntyre. Reigns hit a low blow, Uso kicked McIntyre and Reigns hit the Superman punch and then he locked in the guillotine submission. Another referee ran out as the hold was locked in. McIntyre stood up but his legs buckled as he passed out. The ref called it for Reigns.
The Undertaker’s Final Farewell
Before Taker was introduced, they introduced several legends who were there. The names were Shane McMahon, The Big Show, JBL, Jeff Hardy, Mick Foley, The Godfather, Henry and Phineas Godwin, Savio Vega, Rikishi, Kevin Nash, Booker T, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Triple H and Kane. They showed a great video package about Taker’s career after all of the legends were in the ring.
After the video, Vince McMahon was shown in the ring and he spoke about Taker’s injuries and hardships and how his character struck terror into his opponents while entertaining the WWF and WWE Universe. McMahon said tonight is the end of an era and he said, “tonight we say goodbye.” Reigns said the legacy of The Undertaker will live on eternally. Vince then introduced The Undertaker like he used to in the 90’s during an in-ring interview segment.
Taker got lightning and electricity sounds to the sound of his theme and then his actual theme played. This was a WrestleMania level entrance and it’s clear that they spent a ton of money on this.
Taker said he laid waste to so many but “now my time has come.” They piped in “Thank You Taker” chants and then he spoke again. He said, “my time has come to let The Undertaker rest in peace.” They piped in the “Rest In Peace” and there was a glitch so it was awkward. Then they piped in “Thank You Taker” chants again. Taker then tipped his hat and then posed in the middle of the ring.
Paul Bearer’s image appeared on the big screen during Taker’s pose and then they piped in “Undertaker” chants. The toll rang 10 times and then Taker stood up and did the neck slash gesture and then he walked up the ramp. Taker posed with his fist in the air as they played lightning sounds with fire around the stage. He walked to the back and the show faded to black.