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.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns versus Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho
Jericho hits Rollins from behind so they are going to start the match. Jericho with punches and Owens tags in and he kicks Rollins and chokes him. Owens with more kicks and Jericho tags in and Chris with a suplex and he poses for Roman. Jericho slaps Rollins in the back of the head and Owens tags in. Jericho with a knee and Owens punches Rollins. Owens punches Rollins and Jericho tags back in. Rolilns kicks Jericho and he sends Owens to the floor. Rollins with Slingblade for a near fall. Rollins with a punch and chop followed by kicks. Rollins kicks Jericho to the apron. Rollins suplexes Jericho back into the ring. Roman tags in and they make a wish with Jericho and Roman with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Owens tags in and Kevin takes his time getting back in the ring. Roman with an uppercut to Owens. Owens with a kick but Reigns blocks a super kick. Reigns with an uppercut. Owens with a knee and Jericho tags in and goes up top and he is met with an uppercut. Owens and Jericho go to the floor and they head up the ramp to the back.
Rollins and Reigns follow after Kevin and Chris and Chris is brought back to the ring. Rollins with punches and chops. Reigns tags in and he connects with an uppercut. Jericho is Irish whipped into the corner and Rollins with a forearm and Reigns with a boot. We are back and Reigns tags in and he hits a few clotheslines and then he hits a flying clothesline. Reigns with an uppercut to Jericho. Owens pulls Reigns to the floor but Owens is sent into the ringside barrier. Reigns with a jumping drop kick to Owens and they return to the ring. Reigns with NeverEnding story and then he punches Jericho but Owens with a super kick for a near fall. Owens punches Reigns. Owens kicks Reigns and taunts him. Jericho tags in and he knees Reigns and snap mares Roman and applies a reverse chin lock. Reigns punches Owens Jericho with a drop kick.