Last night’s Survivor Series pay-per-view certainly did what it was supposed to do, it’s got the world talking this morning.
The event marked the 30th edition of Survivor Series and was headlined by Brock Lesnar v Goldberg, in a match billed as “Fantasy Warfare Just Got Real.”
Of course, what would Survivor Series be without traditional five-on-five elimination matches and we got those in spades as well.
Let’s grapple with last night’s events…
Goldberg spears The Beast through the heart
We have to lock up early with the biggest news from Survivor Series – Brock Lesnar was conquered inside TWO MINUTES!
After weeks of build-up Goldberg v Brock Lesnar lasted all of 1.36, considerably less time than even the former WCW champion’s always brilliant entrance. Ok we’ll put it in:
What is going on here? Is this the same Brock that took the Undertaker’s Wrestlemania streak?
So many questions…
Anyway back to the match, after an initial stare down it was a case of two quick spears and a jackhammer to give Goldberg the victory – he was outsider 5/2 all week with our traders by the way.
The wrestling world is still in shock this morning over it all, but Goldberg is now officially 2-0 over Lesnar. Where in the hell does Brock go from here?
Raw gets ‘Smacked-down’ by team blue
With bragging rights on the line, the show’s other main event saw Team Raw take on Team Smackdown Live in a traditional five-on-five elimination contest and it’s fair to say it had it all.
We got backstabbing, the List of Jericho, a top rope cannonball from Kevin Owens, a Shane O Mac elbow through the announce table and even an all too brief full reunion of the Shield.
— WWE (@WWE) November 21, 2016
The teams read like a who’s who of today’s wrestling scene, with Team Raw made up of WWE Universal champion (what ‘stupid idiot’ thought of that name) Kevin Owens, Chris Jericho, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins and US champion Roman Reigns (boo) facing off against WWE World champion AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton and Smackdown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon.
Honestly, it’s hard to have any complaints about this one and it was Wyatt who picked up the win after Orton took the bullet from a Reigns’ spear for him to nail ‘The Big Dog’ with Sister Abigail.
Our girl Becky gets left high and dry
At Paddy Power we make no secret for our love of the Irish ‘Lasskicker’ Becky Lynch, who also happens to be the Smackdown Live Women’s champion.
Like their male counterparts, Team Raw and Team Smackdown Live’s women went to war last night in a five on five.
The action began before the bell as Nikki Bella was mysteriously taken out backstage and replaced by Natalya (our money is on Natalya as the attacker).
After match started Smackdown Live’s women fell like dominos, leaving our Becky all alone against Raw Women’s champion Charlotte and Bayley. The Lasskicker battled valiantly, but eventually fell to the wonderfully named Bayley-to-belly to hand team Raw’s women the three count.
In typical Flair fashion Charlotte then attacked her fellow survivor and bounced Bayley off the barricade a few times for good measure (we smell a title match coming on).
— WWE (@WWE) November 21, 2016
That does it for Survivor Series wrestling geeks, the Raw review will be ‘can’t miss’ tomorrow especially after The Beast was finally slayed.