WWE Survivor Series Recap: Dolph Ziggler dominates

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WWE Survivor Series Recap: Dolph Ziggler dominates

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By Will Señar

The World Wrestling Entertainment’s latest pay-per-view show, Survivor Series, gave fans quite a treat; perhaps their best pay-per-view since Wrestlemania 30.

The event started with chairman Vince McMahon walking down the ramp and promising that this Survivor Series would be one for the ages. He also added a stipulation that if Team Authority lost, only the captain of Team Cena, John Cena would be able to give them back their jobs.

The first match was a Fatal 4-Way match for the WWE tag team titles. The teams consisted of The Miz and Mizdow, Los Matadores, The Usos, and Goldust and Stardust. Crowd favorite Mizdow was able to pin Goldust to win the title for his team.

Bray Wyatt taking on Dean Ambrose was one of the most anticipated rivalries. The match ended with Bray Wyatt baiting Ambrose to hit him with a chair; Ambrose did just that and got disqualified. It was a good match and is most likely a preview for the next pay-per-view, Tables, Ladders, Chairs in December.

After a disappointing undercard, the moment the WWE universe was waiting for arrived.

Finally, the main event was about to start between Team Cena [John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, Big Show, and Ryback] and Team Authority [Seth Rollins, Kane, Luke Harper, Rusev, and Mark Henry]. Watching from ringside were Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, Lana, Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury; all of them were there to support Team Authority.

With the stakes raised, Team Cena (excluding Cena himself) would be fired if they lost, and the Authority would lose all of their power if they lost; fans were heavily invested in this match.

The match started off with Big Show and Mark Henry. Triple H was trying to hype Henry up but he ran to a KO punch from Big Show and was the first elimination of the night and the Authority looked devastated. Seth Rollins attacked Big Show with a jumping knee but is given a chop to create some space.

After multiple tag-ins, everyone got involved in the ring and Seth Rollins hit Ryback from behind with a curb stomp. Rusev took advantage of the chaos and eliminated Ryback to the surprise of everyone.

It was now an equal four-on-four match. Team Authority took turns attacking Ziggler, making sure he didn’t get a tag in. Rusev threw Ziggler onto everyone and made his way to the Spanish announce table. He dragged Ziggler by his hair and set him up on the table. Rusev tried to go for a splash but Ziggler escaped and Rusev got counted out, eliminating him.

Moments later, Rowan got in and wrestled Harper. Rollins and Kane made distractions so Harper was able to eliminate Rowan with a strong clothesline. After Rowan’s elimination, Big Show walked up to the ring looking at an almost unconscious Ziggler and a downed John Cena. Realizing his team’s chances of winning were slim, he punched Cena and Rollins made the cover.

No one was surprised that Big Show turned since he has done this so many times before. The surprise was that Cena was hardly involved in the match and that he was eliminated early. However, this meant one thing: it was Ziggler against the rest of the Authority.

The Authority attacked Ziggler, making sure he doesn’t get back up. Kane put him on the top turnbuckle preparing for a superplex, but Ziggler knocked him off and hit a diving crossbody on him. Kane kicked out of the pin but got a superkick and a ZigZag to be eliminated.

By now, it was a two-on-one match, with the crowd going crazy for Ziggler. Harper attacked him with a big boot and dove onto Ziggler outside. Harper rolled him back in the ring and did a superkick of his own, but Ziggler kicks out at two. Frustrated, Harper powerbombed Ziggler, but once again he kicked out. Harper started screaming at the referee, allowing Ziggler to rest a bit and roll Harper up to eliminate him.

Chants of “Let’s go Ziggler” echoed in the arena. Ziggler and Rollins exchange signature moves until Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble get involved. Ziggler fended them off and hit Rollins with a ZigZag, but Triple H dragged the ref out of the ring and beat him while Mercury and Noble attack Ziggler.

Once again, Ziggler fought back and threw them onto Steph. He missed Rollins, who threw him onto the turnbuckle. Ziggler evaded the curb stomp, and hit Rollins with another ZigZag. A new referee made his way into the ring, but once again, Triple H attacked the referee and began to attack Ziggler. He hit him with a pedigree and called on infamous biased referee Scott Armstrong to close the match.

As Rollins closed in on the win, World Championship Wrestling legend Sting made his WWE debut and knocked Armstrong out. He stared down Triple H and hit him with the Scorpion Death Drop. Sting made his exit, but not without making sure Ziggler had the cover on Rollins. The referee Triple H attacked made his way back into the ring and counted to three as Ziggler had almost singlehandedly removed the authority from power.

Ziggler could barely stand on his own as his music played. He celebrated with the crowd. and Cena met him on the ramp. They hugged as Cena thanked him for the victory.

 

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