Survivor Series (2016)
Survivor Series (2016) was a wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) made by WWE for the Raw and SmackDown Live brands. It happened on November 20, 2016. It happened at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was the thirtieth time a Survivor Series PPV was held and the first to be held in Canada after the Montreal Screwjob in 1997.
|Survivor Series (2016)|
|Tagline(s)||Fantasy Warfare Just Got Real|
|"False Alarm" by The Weeknd|
|Date||November 20, 2016|
|Venue||Air Canada Centre|
|City||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Survivor Series chronology|
Eight wrestling matches were performed at the event. In the most important match, Goldberg beat Brock Lesnar in one minute and 26 seconds in his first match in 12 years. In addition, there were three Survivor Series matches between the wrestlers of Raw and SmackDown.
At WrestleMania XX, Goldberg beat Brock and the next day, both men left WWE. Brock wrestled in New Japan Pro Wrestling, fought in Ultimate Fighting Championship and returned to WWE in April 2012 but Goldberg hardly wrestled again. In 2016, the covers and commercials for the WWE 2K17 video game were shown for the first time and Goldberg was on/in both of them. This made many people think that he would return to WWE and maybe get a rematch with Brock. The two started talking about the match they could have at conventions like the ones for the video game. In October 2017, Paul Heyman said Brock was challenging Goldberg because he was the one wrestler Brock could never beat. That month, Goldberg returned and agreed to fight Brock.
To start the match, Brock pushed Goldberg into the corner and rammed him between the ropes but Goldberg pushed him back hard and Brock fell back. When Brock got up, he took a spear from Goldberg. This happened again and then Goldberg picked Brock up and performed a Jackhammer and won the match.
|#||Matches||Type of match||Times|
|Pre-show||TJ Perkins, Rich Swann and Noam Dar beat Tony Nese, Drew Gulak and Ariya Daivari||Six-man tag team match||11:50|
|Pre-show||Kane beat Luke Harper||Singles match||9:10|
|3||Team Raw (Charlotte Flair, Bayley, Sasha Banks, Alicia Fox and Nia Jax) (with Dana Brooke) beat Team SmackDown (Natalyaa, Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss, Naomi and Carmella)1||5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match||17:30|
|4||The Miz (c) (with Maryse) beat Sami Zayn||Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. If Sami Zayn won, the title would have been a Raw title.||14:05|
|5||Team Raw (The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston), Cesaro and Sheamus, Enzo Amore and Big Cass, The Shining Stars (Primo and Epico) and Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) (with Xavier Woods) beat Team SmackDown (Heath Slater and Rhyno, American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable), The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso)), The Hype Bros (Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley) and Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango)2||10-on-10 Survivor Series tag team elimination match||18:55|
|6||The Brian Kendrick (c) defeated Kalisto by disqualification||Singles match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
If Kalisto won, every cruiserweight wrestler and the cruiserweight championship would have gone to SmackDown
|7||Team SmackDown (AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and Shane McMahon) (with James Ellsworth) beat Team Raw (Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman)3||5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match||52:55|
|8||Goldberg beat Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman)||Singles match||1:26|
(c) – Refers to the champion heading into the match.
Survivor Series elimination matchesEdit
|Elimination||Wrestler||Team||Eliminated by||Elimination move||Time|
|1||Carmella||SmackDown||Alicia Fox||Scissors kick||6:23|
|2||Alicia Fox||Raw||Alexa Bliss||Twisted Bliss||6:46|
|5||Natalya||SmackDown||Charlotte Flair||Big boot||11:59|
|6||Nia Jax||Raw||Becky Lynch||Dis-arm-her||13:33|
|7||Alexa Bliss||SmackDown||Charlotte Flair||Big boot||14:06|
|8||Becky Lynch||SmackDown||Bayley||Bayley-to-Belly Suplex||17:30|
|Survivor(s):||Charlotte Flair and Bayley (Team Raw)|
|Elimination||Wrestlers||Team||Eliminated by||Elimination move||Time|
|1||Breezango||SmackDown||The New Day||Midnight Hour||0:41|
|2||The New Day||Raw||The Usos||Superkick||1:06|
|3||The Hype Bros||SmackDown||Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson||Magic Killer||5:07|
|4||The Shining Stars||Raw||American Alpha||Elevated diving bulldog||8:08|
|5||American Alpha||SmackDown||Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson||Magic Killer||10:37|
|6||Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson||Raw||Heath Slater and Rhyno||Gore||12:27|
|7||Heath Slater and Rhyno||SmackDown||Enzo Amore and Big Cass||Bada Boom Shakalaka||12:45|
|8||Enzo Amore and Big Cass||Raw||The Usos||Samoan Splash||13:24|
|9||The Usos||SmackDown||Cesaro and Sheamus||Sharpshooter||18:55|
|Survivor(s):||Cesaro and Sheamus (Team Raw)|
|Elimination||Wrestler||Team||Eliminated by||Elimination move||Time|
|1||Dean Ambrose||SmackDown||Braun Strowman||Running powerslam||16:00|
|4||Chris Jericho||Raw||Randy Orton||RKO||30:15|
|5||Shane McMahon||SmackDown||N/A||Spear by Reigns; the referee decided that Shane was knocked out and unable to continue||40:00|
|6||AJ Styles||SmackDown||Seth Rollins||Triple powerbomb through the announce table, helped by Ambrose and Reigns||42:30|
|7||Seth Rollins||Raw||Bray Wyatt||RKO from Orton||46:00|
|8||Roman Reigns||Raw||Bray Wyatt||Sister Abigail||52:55|
|Survivor(s):||Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton (Team SmackDown)|
- Keller, Wade (November 7, 2016). "KELLER'S WWE RAW REVIEW 11/7: Survivor Series hype for first Raw ever in Scotland including big five-person main event". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
Graves plugged the official theme song of Survivor Series, “False Alarm” by the Weeknd.
- "Get tickets to WWE Survivor Series 2016 in Toronto". WWE. July 15, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
- Adkins, Greg. "Goldberg def. Brock Lesnar". WWE. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
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- Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Survivor Series 2016 live review: Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar, three Team Raw vs. Team Smackdown elimination matches, IC and WWE Cruiserweight Title matches". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- Benigno, Anthony. "TJ Perkins, Rich Swann & Noam Dar def. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari". WWE. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- Burdick, Michael. "Kane def. Luke Harper". WWE. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- Adkins, Greg. "Team Raw def. Team SmackDown LIVE in a 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Women's Elimination Match". WWE. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- Benigno, Anthony. "Intercontinental Champion The Miz def. Sami Zayn". WWE. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- Burdick, Michael. "Sheamus & Cesaro win the 10-on-10 Traditional Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination Match". WWE. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- Benigno, Anthony. "WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick def. Kalisto". WWE. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- Burdick, Michael. "Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton emerge victorious in the epic Raw vs. SmackDown LIVE 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men's Elimination Match". WWE. Retrieved November 20, 2016.