Stephanie wants to talk about the rumor that Undertaker will be on Raw. She says if something is promised, they expect it. Stephanie reminds Mick about how Undertaker was last on Smackdown. Mick says he has no concrete evidence but he has a feeling that Undertaker will be here. Seth Rollins stops by and he tells Stephanie that he has entered the Royal Rumble. Braun Strowman says he wants Goldberg or Roman Reigns tonight . . . or else. Mick tells Braun that Goldberg isn’t here and Roman has a match . . .Seth says he can help Strowman and he punches Braun. Stephanie screams for security as they brawl. Officials come in and hold their hands out to stop Strowman and Seth. Stephanie says she will take care of this while Mick makes sure Undertaker is here.
Roman Reigns versus Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho for the United States Title
Before the match starts, Braun Strowman’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Reigns goes after Strowman and they punch each other. Owens and Jericho punch Reigns when he gets back into the ring. Strowman attacks Reigns and all three men kick Reigns. Owens with punches and kicks. Strowman with a boot to the ribs. Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring and he has a chair. Rollins throws the chair to Strowman and he hits a jumping round kick to Strowman. Rollins hits Owens and Jericho with the chair and then he goes after Strowman. Reigns hits Strowman with a chair and then Rollins and Reigns hit Strowman in the back with the chair. Stephanie McMahon makes her way onto the stage. She says this match will not end this way and Raw will not start this way. She promised a handicap match for the United States Championship. She says that so Roman does not have excuses when he loses, he will have his match later. If Seth wants a fight, he has one against Braun Strowman.
Braun Strowman versus Seth Rollins
Rollins with a drop kick and kicks and punches to Strowman. Strowman catches Rollins but Rollins gets to his feet to avoid a slam. Rollins clips Strowman a few times. Strowman sends Rollins to the mat and Rollins gets to the ropes. Strowman pulls Rollins up and Rollins lands on his feet and Strowman with a forearm to the back. Strowman with a splash into the corner and then he kicks Rollins in the chest. Strowman blocks a kick and hits a short arm clothesline. Rollins with punches but Strowman with a forearm and a hard Irish whip. Strowman with an elbow drop. Rollins grabs Strowman by the beard and hits a jaw breaker. Rollins with punches but Strowman sends Rollins to the apron. Rollins drops Strowman on the top rope. Rollins with clotheslines that have no effect. Rollins with kicks and Strowman with a choke slam. Strowman knocks Rollins off the apron and we go to commercial.
WWE Universal champion Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
Rollins started hot, sending Owens to the floor and nailing a pescado to the floor. Owens went to the floor and Rollins nailed another. Back in the ring, Rollins worked him over with chops in the corner. He nailed a running knee to the chest for a two count. They went to commercial with Owens back in control and when they returned, Owens continued that, including hitting a back senton splash on Rollins. Owens tossed Rollins over the top to the floor. Rollins pulled himself back up but was dispatched to the floor again, as Owens attempte to get a countout win. Owens hit the floor and went for a cannonball into the barricade but Rolllins rolled out of the way. They both recovered and rolled back into the ring at the six count. They battled back and forth until Owen drilled Rollins with a kick into the hamstring. Owens attempted a pop up powerbomb but Rollins nailed an enziguiri. Rollins, favoring his leg, nailed a series of running forearms in the corner. Rollins avoided Owens’ offense and nailed the Slingblade. He scored with a superkick but was backdropped when he went for a Pedigree. Owens was sent to the floor and Rollins nailed a suicide dive to the floor. Rollins tossed Owens into the timekeeper’s area and rained down with right hands. Owens drilled Rollins with the ring bell, leading to a DQ.
Winner: Seth Rollins by DQ.
After the match: Rollins tried to grab Owens for a Pedigree but Owens slipped away, demanded his title and left.
24. Team Raw (Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman) vs. Team SmackDown LIVE (AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Shane McMahon, Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton) — 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men’s Elimination Match (Survivor Series)
If there was a WWE equivalent to a big-budget summer popcorn flick this year, it was undoubtedly the Survivor Series main event. The heavily hyped battle between Raw and SmackDown LIVE was so packed with marquee stars, high stakes and even comic relief (thanks to Team Blue mascot James Ellsworth) that you wouldn’t have been surprised to find out it was directed by Joss Whedon. The nearly hourlong (!) affair — which saw Roman Reigns almost hospitalize Shane McMahon with the ugliest Spear of 2016, The Shield Triple-Powerbomb AJ Styles through an announce table and Randy Orton & Bray Wyatt walk out as survivors — left us slack-jawed, breathless, and asking one question: When’s the sequel?
17. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins — WWE Championship Match (Money in the Bank)
WE SAID: Nearly seven months after Seth Rollins went down with a devastating knee injury, The Architect battled his one-time Shield brother-in-arms, Roman Reigns, for WWE’s greatest title at WWE Money in the Bank. Both Superstars fought tooth-and-nail, but Rollins finally countered The Big Dog’s Spear by hitting a miraculous mid-air Pedigree for the win. Before Rollins could celebrate, however, the third Shield member, “Mr. Money in the Bank” Dean Ambrose, emerged and cashed-in his contract to take the title just like that. — MIKE BURDICK
THEY SAID: “For me, that was six-and-a-half months off, first pay-per-view match back and trying to get a championship against Roman Reigns. A lot of nerves going in, a lot of uncertainty. But it was like riding a bike. Roman and I know each other so well. Very competitive back-and-forth match. A lot of heart from both sides, and to be able to come out on top was pretty awesome for me, [because] I wanted that badly. I wanted to prove I was still the same guy I was before surgery and rehab. At the end of the day, even though Ambrose walked out of Money in the Bank with the championship, I still proved I was The Man.” — Seth Rollins
Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring. She welcomes everyone to Raw. Stephanie says she gave Foley the night off. She responds to the CM Punk chants and then she says it is time to get started..Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. He wishes Chicago and Stephanie a Merry Christmas. He says he wanted to come out and he wanted to know how things were for Stephanie and HHH. Seth asks if HHH got a new leather jacket or NXT Jammies. Did she give him his manhood back. Seth says he does not know if she has his snow balls or his whole yule log in her purse. Stephanie says that when Seth goes low, she goes high. She reminds Seth that HHH is an executive.
Seth reminds Stephanie that last year HHH was primed for a return to the Royal Rumble. Now he is calling HHH out and begging him to come out. Seth says that HHH will be remembered as the biggest coward. Stephanie says she is not her husband’s keeper and she tells Seth that her husband will be more of a champion than Seth will ever be.
Seth says he came to Chicago for a fight. Last week, Braun Strowman stuck his nose in Seth’s business and he wants Braun Strowman. Roman Reigns’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Stephanie guesses that Roman wants to face Strowman tonight. Roman says that Strowman made a big mistake last week and he deserves a big fight. He is here to fight. Seth says if Roman wants Stromwan, he tells Roman to get to the back of the line. Seth says he is not stepping aside. Roman says he will jump the line and teach Strowman a lesson in the back. Seth says that maybe they will go to the back together and teach him a lesson the way they did it in the past. Roman says they should beat him up in the back and then bring him back out and power bomb him through a table. Stephanie likes the idea of that and she throws out her fist like she is in The Shield. She says that Smackdown is in Chicago tomorrow and there is a certain Lunatic Fringe who will be there. Should they reunite the band for one night only? Stephanie says that is too bad because that ain’t gonna to happen. She tells Seth that he can face Braun Strowman. Stephanie then tells Roman he will defend the United States Title tonight against an opponent of her choice.