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WWE Survivor Series PPV Report
November 23, 2014
St. Louis, Mo.
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Live PPV First Hour
Survivor Series opened with a video package on Team Cena vs. Team Authority, with the future of WWE hanging in the balance. The focus was on Triple H, Stephanie, Cena, and Seth Rollins.
Fireworks shot off inside the arena to kick things off. Michael Cole introduced the "Thanksgiving Week tradition" before Mr. McMahon's music played to bring out the man responsible for the main event stipulation of The Authority out of power if they lose tonight.
Mr. McMahon strutted down to the ring and welcomed everyone to Survivor Series. McMahon said it will be a Survivor Series that you will never, ever forget. He then welcomed out Stephanie McMahon and Triple H to boos. The power couple sold confidence walking down to the ring as Jerry Lawler said he thinks they're putting up a front. Steph hugged her dad, then Hunter embraced Vince. Big boos once their music stopped.
Stephanie said she understands Vince has given them an incredible opportunity tonight, and they will make him proud. Hunter then asked the crowd to give it up for Vince McMahon. Steph got a little too excited sucking up to daddy. Vince sold annoyance. "This is a bunch of crap," Vince said before bringing out John Cena. Big mixed reaction for Cena, including some crowd members singing the "John Cena Suuuucks" tune.
Vince handed a mic to Cena, who sold concern as Vince reminded him that if his team loses, his teammates will have their contracts terminated tomorrow night on Raw. Likewise, if Team Cena wins, Hunter and Steph will no longer be in power. Cena asked Hunter and Steph if he's going to have to throw them out after his team wins tonight. Hunter laughed, then said Cena is going to be personally responsible for four men losing their jobs. And these men have families and children. Hunter said after these men are fired, they will be ignored, and then they will be completely forgotten about. He said Cena's teammates have everything to lose.
Steph spoke up next that once all four men are cut, the audience will move on. Because that's what they do. Steph said if Cena's team wins, they sure won't be here at Raw and Smackdown (isn't this a PPV), they will still be in power at global HQ calling the shots. Isn't that right, dad? Vince said that's not what he had in mind, news-flashing Stephanie. Vince said the thing is if Team Cena wins, Steph and Hunter will have their desk jobs, but they will have no control or influence over any WWE star. Ever. Vince said he has so much confidence in them that he has arranged for only person to ever be able to bring them back to power.
Steph tried to sweet-talk Vince, but he wasn't having it. He said the only person with the power to bring them back if they lose tonight is ... John Cena. "Yes!" chants from the crowd. Cena smiled. Vince strutted around behind Steph and Hunter, then said he has so much confidence in them tonight. "You're a McMahon ... and you married a McMahon, so you can do it dammit!" Vince growled. Steph told Cena to wipe the smile off his face because they will end Cena tonight. Cena smirked, then told them they will lose tonight. And after that, they will be out of power. Cena said their chances of coming back to work for WWE are the following - "No chance in hell." Cena dropped the mic, then stomped to the back after a 16-minute opening promo segment. People who have never watched a PPV and were enticed to watch S. Series for free must be wondering what's so different about a PPV compared to Raw.
Announcers: Cole, Lawler, and JBL introduced the show on-camera, then gave the Spanish announce team some air time.
In-ring: Lilian Garcia announced an opening Tag Title match. The Usos were out first, then The Miz & Damien Sandow, then Los Matadores with El Torito, and finally the Rhodes Bros. tag champs. Cody Rhodes was dressed in gold with red-accented facepaint and outfit. Even his ears were painted red.
1 -- WWE tag champs RHODES BROS. (GOLDUST & "STARDUST" CODY RHODES) vs. THE MIZ & DAMIEN SANDOW vs. THE USOS (JIMMY & JEY USOS) vs. LOS MATADORES (DIEGO & FERNANDO w/El Torito) -- four-way WWE Tag Title match
JBL randomly introduced Rob Van Dam's name by wondering if he's hiding behind the mask of one of the Matadores. "We Want Mizdow" chant as Miz took a beating from un Matador and Sandow sold the effects on the outside. Miz teased tagging in Sandow, but he pulled away to boos. Cody and an Uso battled, so the crowd picked up a louder "We Want Mizdow" chant. Cody teased tagging in Sandow, but waved it off to boos.
Miz finally tagged in Sandow to a big pop, then Sandow prepared to smash un Matador, but Goldust slap-tagged Sandow from behind. Boos. Goldust pushed Sandow out of the ring, then worked on the Matador. Another "We Want Mizdow" chant as the tag champs retained control. "You don't want Mizdow!" Cody shouted. "You want Starrrrrdust." Boos. The pace slowed considerably, so El Torito tried to warm up the crowd while Sandow hung out on the apron interacting with the crowd.
Un Matador tagged out of the match to an Uso, prompting Cole to explain that he was in a state where he was unable to continue and the Usos's corner was closest to him. In any event, the Usos combined for successive butt splash to Goldust. Superkicks followed. No sign of The Young Bucks. The Usos then splashed heels on the outside. Cody avoided the attack, then did his Falling Star splash. El Torito entered the ring to boos and did a splash.
Back in the ring, Goldust cut off un Matador. They waited on the top rope for a while before a Tower of Doom spot was set up. Goldust took the worst of it, Miz re-entered the ring to pin Goldust, but Sandow tagged himself in, and Sandow covered Goldust for the win. Miz sold shock as the crowd popped for Sandow, then Miz grabbed both titles and celebrated with both belts. Miz posed in one corner to boos and Sandow mimicked him (without a belt) to loud cheers.
WINNERS: Miz & Sandow at 15:25 to capture the Tag Titles. The next step toward Sandow eventually breaking free and being his own man. But, it's taking away from the babyfaces in the match - mainly former top babyface tag team The Usos. Overall, sluggish match that felt too much like it was Monday night until a strong finish. (**1/4)
Next Week: Vince McMahon does a live interview on Stone Cold's podcast following Raw on WWE Network. It's December 1, the day after the free month of WWE Network expires.
Backstage: Adam Rose tried to settle his issue with The Bunny by battling with action figures. The Bunny won after Rose noted he found him doing birthday parties, and now he's traveling the world with him. Titus O'Neil and Heath Slater interrupted to run down Rose, who booked them in a tag match tonight. In the arena, the crowd shouted, "No! No! No!"
In-ring: Eden Stiles announced a Divas Survivor Series elimination match. Out first was the heel team of Paige, Cameron, Summer Rae, and Layla. Out first for the babyface team was Natalya (with Tyson Kidd led by the hand wearing a giant hood covering his face - first Justin Gabriel and now Tyson Kidd are representing A.J. Styles tonight). Then, Naomi, Emma, and Alicia Fox. On commentary, Cole noted Paige and Fox are no longer best friends and Paige will be joining the cast of Total Divas in January.
2 -- TEAM NATALYA (NATALYA w/Tyson Kidd & EMMA & NAOMI & ALICIA FOX) vs. TEAM PAIGE (PAIGE & SUMMER RAE & LAYLA & CAMERON) -- Survivor Series elimination match
The story early on was Paige avoiding Layla & Summer Rae, who wanted to tag into the match. Chaos broke out, then Naomi rolled up Cameron for a pinfall to eliminate her former teammate. Alicia then knocked down all three remaining heels, clearing them from the ring to regroup. The crowd got restless, so they targeted Tyson Kidd with "Nattie's husband" chants. Layla was eliminated, then Paige rolled Summer into the lion's den to take punishment from Natalya. Emma tagged in and put Summer in the Emma Lock for a submission, leaving Paige by herself.
Paige, having dug herself a big hole, initially ran away from the fight like a good heel, but then she put up a valiant babyface effort against the opposition. She couldn't overcome the odds, though, and Naomi got the fall on Paige to finally get revenge. Afterward, Kidd jumped in the ring to celebrate and take the shine from Natalya, who eventually joined the other Sole Survivors for a curtain call in the ring.
WINNERS: Team Natalya at 14:35. This was Naomi's night to get revenge on her long-standing opposition. And, it's clear WWE is stretching this show out after putting their top stars in one match. (*1/2)
Live PPV Second Hour
Earlier tonight on the pre-show: Fandango returned in victory and Bad News Barrett vowed to usher in a new era when The Authority loses tonight.
In-ring: Dean Ambrose was introduced to the ring first, then Bray Wyatt made a solo entrance led by his lantern in the darkness of the arena.
3 -- DEAN AMBROSE vs. BRAY WYATT
The two crazy men scrapped early on before colliding mid-ring. Except, Dean got the worst of it, so Bray retained control of the match. Dean made a comeback, then mocked Bray's upside-down pose in the corner. "That's what Bray always does!" Cole nerdily exclaimed, sounding like he was explaining something to an eight-year-old. Ambrose then dropkicked Bray into the ropes before coming off the top with a guillotine leg drop to the back of the head. Dean covered, but only got a two count.
Ambrose wanted a rebound lariat, but Bray had it scouted and dropped him to the mat for a two count. Bray tried a move from the second rope, but Dean moved and rolled up Wyatt for a two count. Rebound Lariat from Ambrose, then he climbed to the top rope for a flying attack that resulted in another two count. Dean tried to follow up, but Bray went Stan Hansen on Bray with a very loud and impactful lariat. Dean rolled to the floor, where Bray dropped him with a uranage into the steel steps.
Bray rolled Dean into the ring, then introduced the Raw TV portion of the match by grabbing a mic from ringside. Bray asked Dean why they're tearing each other apart when they could be ruling the world. Bray said Dean chose his own path instead. Right hand to the face. Bray then went under the ring and retrieved a steel chair. Make it two. Dean grabbed one and was reprimanded by the ref, who vowed to DQ him. Bray told Dean to smash him with it. Apparently he really wants the winner's purse. Dean took the bait and jabbed Dean with the chair, causing the bell to sound for a DQ.
Post-match: Dean dropped Bray with Dirty Deeds into the steel chair. Ambrose left the ring, then went under the ring looking for a table. This appears to be a set-up for TLC next month. In the ring, Dean placed Bray on the table, then came off the top with a big dive through the table. Dean wasn't done, as he yanked out another table. Dean put the clean table on top of Bray, then smashed the table (and Bray below) with the chair.
Dean chucked more chairs into the ring, then he went under the ring again to retrieve a ladder. WWE is really spelling this out for next month. Ambrose slid the ladder into the ring as JBL played the "human being" card on Bray being subjected to Ambrose's antics. JBL demanded security or medics come help. No sign of help, as Dean climbed to the top of the ladder, posed, contemplated matters, and his music played. Cole said Dean Ambrose has buried Bray Wyatt. Refs finally spilled out to get Dean out of the irng while the ringside medic checked on Bray.
WINNER: Bray Wyatt via DQ in 14:00. They've shifted Ambrose into that babyface role of the guy who loses big matches, but does something zany to distract the audience and stand tall in the end. The "free" PPV sure has felt like an episode of Raw thus far. (**1/2)
Backstage: An eclectic mix of individuals identified as members of Team Authority was standing by in The Authority's office. Triple H gave them a big ra-ra speech while Stephanie McMahon teared up. She got serious and told them more title matches, fame, and money are at-stake. She said they cannot let them down. Steph hyperventilated, so Hunter calmed her down and said this is one of those moments remembered forever. Hunter said with a straight face that he would not have picked anyone else than these men. Hunter said if they lose, they might as well be fired because if you're a champion (Rusev and Luke Harper), you won't be for long and if you're not a champion, you never will be (Seth Rollins). Hunter told them to fight like their life depends on it. The team members eventually shouted "Fight, Fight, Fight!" in unison.
In-ring: Adam Rose and his entourage were introduced to the ring. The Bunny tried to take the spotlight, prompting Rose to get him in line. Meanwhile, Cole talked about crop-dusting after JBL stumbled over the name of the fall when there's trust and lack of sight and group gatherings and team building involved. Slater Gator came out to face Rose and The Bunny.
4 -- ADAM ROSE & A MAN DRESSED IN A BUNNY SUIT vs. SLATER GATOR (HEATH SLATER & TITUS O'NEIL)
Adam Rose did The Miz's bit tagging himself into the match and keeping The Bunny out of the ring. Slater Gator dominated a distracted Rose early on, prompting Bunny to sell concern in the corner. Rose made a desperation tag to The Bunny, prompting Lawler to inform new PPV viewers why a man inside a bunny suit is wrestling. The Bunny then pinned Slater as Rose stood stunned in the corner.
Post-match, Bunny did the trust fall with the entourage, leaving Rose stunned and alone in the ring. Lawler went there about this bit being the same as Miz/Sandow, saying Rose would probably prefer to have a stunt double at this point.
WINNERS: Rose & Bunny at 2:36.
Announcers: Cole, JBL, and Lawler stood up at the announce table to introduce their special guest ... Roman Reigns, who appeared on the Titantron. They won't let him stay off TV. Cole looked into a ringside camera instead of the Titantron to ask Reigns presumably live questions about his recovery. Reigns's standard lines did not connect, so he cheap-popped St. Louis, then said if he were there, he would cock his fist and make it rain in this b-----. JBL then also looked into the ringside camera to ask Reigns a question (instead of looking into the Tron). JBL asked about Seth Rollins, who Reigns vowed to go after when he returns about this time next month.
Backstage: Team Cena members Erick Rowan, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, and a dejected Big Show waited for John Cena to join them for a final discussion. Cena said he knows their careers are on the line tonight, but he will fight to the end. Ziggler said he is fighting for what's right, Show said he knows what he signed up for, Ryback said it's time for the Big Guy to eat, and Rowan stood up, removed his mask, and simply said, "Win." Cena hammed it up, then shouted "Win!"
In-ring: Nikki Bella, along with Brie Bella, came to the ring for the Divas Title match. A.J. Lee came out next to defend her title. Lilian Garcia handled formal ring introductions.
5 -- Divas champion A.J. LEE vs. NIKKI BELLA (w/Brie Bella) -- Divas Title match
Once the bell sounded, Brie remained on the ring apron. She held onto A.J.'s Divas Title, drawing A.J.'s ire. Brie then kissed A.J. on the lips, stunning A.J., who turned around into offense from Nikki. Nikki then dropped her with the Rack Attack. It was good for the pin and the win after 33 seconds.
Afterward, Brie seemed pleased by her actions as the announcers equated this to Brie's husband, Daniel Bryan, losing the World Title in 18 seconds at WM28 after receiving a good-luck kiss from A.J. Lee. Lawler tried to cover for Brie seemingly turning heel to join Nikki by noting maybe she thinks it will make the last two days of her personal service go easier. There was also the deal where A.J. dropped Brie on Raw, so it could have been Brie getting revenge on A.J., but Brie seemed more pleased that Nikki won than A.J. lost.
WINNER: Nikki at 0:33 to capture the Divas Title. Does Brie have a master plan to win the Divas Title from Nikki? Has Brie submitted to the heel because WWE books her character to lose big matches? Lots to sort out here.
Announcement: Ambrose vs. Wyatt was announced as a TLC match in three weeks at the TLC PPV. They're really treating Survivor Series like an episode of Raw.
Video Package: Team Cena vs. Team Authority.
Live PPV Third Hour
At the top of the hour, Triple H's music played to bring out Hunter and Stephanie looking determined to make sure this goes their way tonight. As they stood on the stage, Cole hyped Mr. McMahon reacting to Survivor Series after the PPV on WWE Network. Kane was introduced first for Team Authority. Then, Mark Henry. Luke Harper's eyeballs brought out the new IC champion next, then Lana brought out U.S. champion Rusev. Out last was team captain/Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins. As Rollins made his way to the ring, Cole brought up one potential surprise, Randy Orton, noting they are in his hometown and he's not in this match because Team Authority took out Orton earlier this month.
After a pause, Dolph Ziggler's music played to bring out Ziggler. Big Show was out next with a big smile on his face, apparently feeling very confident about matters tonight. Random new music played next to bring out Erick Rowan. It was like a mix of 18 different sounds. Ryback came out next, then team captain John Cena was out last. Cole noted Cena's title quest as the two teams stood opposite each other. Hunter remained in the ring with his troops, then he slipped to the ring apron with Stephanie. The referee tried to get this organized before the bell sounded at 10:10 p.m. EST.
6 -- TEAM CENA (JOHN CENA & BIG SHOW & RYBACK & DOLPH ZIGGLER & ERICK ROWAN) vs. TEAM AUTHORITY (SETH ROLLINS & KANE & IC champion LUKE HARPER & U.S. champion RUSEV & MARK HENRY w/Triple H, Stephanie, Lana, Joey Mercury, and Jamie Noble) -- Five-on-Five traditional Survivor Series elimination match -- If Team Authority loses, Hunter & Steph are out of power -- if Team Cena loses, Cena's teammates are fired
It was Henry and Show to start things off. Henry sold nervous energy trash-talking everyone in sight. He then returned to his corner for a pep talk from Hunter and Steph. Hunter, full of life and bravado, turned right into a KO Punch from Big Show. One, two, three, and Henry was done. Hunter and Steph sold shock as Show told them to bring it on. Refs helped Henry out of the ring as Hunter bailed to ringside to stare into the arena.
*** Henry eliminated by Show at 0:50 ***
The Authority regrouped with an ambush on Big Show. But, Show fended them off and slapped Seth across the chest. Seth rolled out of the ring as Cole noted Hunter ripped his tie off. They cut to a shot of Hunter sitting in a ringside chair selling dejection and the end of his road. Cena entered for a bit, then Harper and Rowan found themselves in the ring together. No physicality, as Seth decided to tag in to make sure Harper did not make a mistake out of anger.
Ryback tagged in and cleaned house before jackhammering Harper, who slipped out of the ring. Enter Kane, who took punishment from Ryback. Clean tag to Rusev, who slowly entered the ring to square off with Ryback. Ryback got the best of Rusev and wanted Shell Shock, but Kane entered with a big boot. Chaos broke out before Rollins slipped in the ring to Curb Stomp Ryback. Rusev capitalized with a superkick to eliminate Ryback. Fist pump from Hunter. "Yes!" from Stephanie standing over Ryback.
*** Ryback eliminated by Rusev at 8:10 ***
Show entered and wanted a chokeslam on Rusev, but Rusev slipped out and tagged in Harper. Show blasted Harper, but Harper came back with a big dropkick. Enter Rollins, who went after Show. But, Show tagged in Ziggler, who went after the man who took the IC Title from him. Ziggler got over-zealous and found himself on the wrong side of the ring to take an extended beat down. Ziggler fought back and nearly pinned Rusev, but chaos broke out shortly thereafter. Rowan chucked Rollins onto the heels down below, but Rusev KO'ed Rowan. Ziggler tried the Fameasser on Rusev, but Rusev dumped him into a pile of bodies on the floor.
On the outside, Rusev cleared the announce table as Hunter sold concern. Rusev tried a big splash on the Spanish announce table, but Ziggler moved and Rusev ate the floor after crashing hard through the table. The referee administered a count in the background, Hunter panicked, the henchmen couldn't get the big man up, Ziggler returned to the ring at nine, and Rusev was counted out.
*** Rusev counted at 21:00 ***
It was Cena and Kane for the next round. Five Knuckle Shuffle to Kane, then the AA. But, Rollins entered the ring with an off-looking Curb Stomp to Cena. Both Cena and Kane sold face-down on the mat. Tags to Harper and Rowan, setting of a battle of Wyatt henchmen. Rowan hit a big spin kick to the face, but Kane cut off Rowan's momentum. Rollins came out of nowhere with a kick to Rowan, then Harper smashed him with a clothesline for a pin.
*** Rowan eliminated by Harper at 24:14 ***
The match was down to Cena, Show, and Ziggler against Rollins, Kane, and Harper. Cena and Show came together to square off with the heels, but Show turned to Cena and KO Punched him in the mouth, turning heel. Rollins, the new ultimate opportunist, quickly jumped on Cena and pinned him for the win. Rollins celebrated, but backed away when Show walked across the ring. Show leaned down to shake Hunter's hand as Steph jumped up and down to celebrate. Show walked out of the ring to the back, essentially ending his involvement.
*** Cena eliminated by Rollins at 25:11 ***
*** Show quit around 26:30 ***
With it down to Ziggler representing Team Cena, Stephanie taunted Cena, who quietly got up and walked down the ringside area to the back. The heels picked Ziggler apart as the announcers wondered if Mr. McMahon had anything to do with Show's actions. Ziggler fought back on Kane with a cross-body splash, then hit Zig-Zag on Kane for a pin.
*** Kane eliminated by Ziggler at 29:35 ***
Harper quickly entered the ring with a knock down kick to Ziggler. Harper followed with a superkick, but Ziggler kicked out. Harper followed with a big powerbomb, but Ziggler kicked out again. Hunter freaked out, screaming at Harper to finish Ziggler. This was a flashback to the IC Title change on Raw, but this time Ziggler rolled up Harper and scored a quick three count on a small package.
*** Harper eliminated by Ziggler at 31:35 ***
It was down to Ziggler and Rollins, who hit the ring full of energy blasting Ziggler across the ring, then on the floor. Rollins taunted the ringside fans, then rolled Ziggler back into the ring. Ziggler surprised Rollins with a roll-up, but Rollins kicked out just before three, causing Hunter to nearly lose his mind. Rollins responded with a Bucklebomb, but Ziggler kicked out again. Rollins tried a top-rope Curb Stomp, but Ziggler avoided and hit a Fameasser for a super-close count. Hunter lost his mind again, Stephanie tried to avoid a heart attack, and the wrestlers reset in the ring.
Chaos broke out involving Mercury and Noble, then Ziggler nailed Zig-Zag, but Hunter pulled the ref out of the ring just before a three count. Visual three count for Ziggler, then Joey and Noble entered the ring to assault Ziggler. Ziggler fought them off, though, before knocking the henchmen into Stephanie, who fell down onto Hunter. Ziggler cleaned house, but Rollins caught him with another Bucklebomb. Rollins missed the Curb Stomp, Ziggler hit another Zig-Zag, had another three count, a new ref hit the ring, and Hunter smashed the second ref.
Hunter hit the ring looking to punch the crap out of Ziggler as Cole and Lawler called this pathetic and despicable. Hunter teed off on Ziggler as Rollins recovered in the corner. Hunter then scooped up Ziggler for a Pedigree center-ring. Hunter rolled over Ziggler, then put Rollins on top of Ziggler. No ref, though. Cole told Hunter to just go ahead and call a three count himself. Hunter waved for another ref to come down and there was ol' Scott Armstrong, who's been in Hunter's pocket since the beginning.
Armstrong counted one, two, and stopped as suddenly lights flashed, a scarecrow was heard, and Sting's image appeared on the big screen. Out came Sting. The announcers wanted to know what in the world Sting was doing here as Cole went nuts, calling this "incredible." Hunter seethed in the ring as Sting made his way out on-stage. Cole said it's the man who has never set foot in a WWE ring before. Sting marched down to the ringside area and punched out ref Armstrong.
Sting entered the ring and squared off with Hunter as the crowd roared. Sting's hair and gait made him look pretty old, by the way. Hunter and Sting kind of circled each other, waiting for the crowd to break into a chant or make sustained noise. "This is Awesome" was the chant they got. More circling. Is the match still going on? Hunter then asked what the heck he's doing here. Sting cocked his head, ducked a clothesline, kicked Hunter in the gut, and Sting dropped Hunter with a Scorpion Deathdrop.
Sting then turned to Rollins's pinfall on Ziggler, which was the longest visual pinfall ever after the long Sting-Hunter stare down. Sting reversed the pin, putting Ziggler on top of Rollins and left the ring. The original ref woke up, returned to the ring, and counted a three count for Ziggler on Rollins. Ziggler wins it for Team Cena, and Team Authority is out of power.
Post-match: Ziggler stumbled out of the ring celebrating the win, then Cena met him on the stage to celebrate on the way to the back.
Back in the ring, Hunter woke up. Meanwhile, Steph woke up ringside and realized what happened. Steph kind of looked around in a daze, then the crowd broke into the "na na, goodbye" chant. Steph entered the ring to join Hunter in defeat. Loud "Yes!" chants. Hunter stood up and looked around the arena as the goodbye song grew louder. Steph tried covering her ears out of anger. "This is not over!" she defiantly shouted while clutching her stomach. Steph shouted that she will not accept this. Hunter was silent as he internally processed this.
"You are fired!" chant from the crowd. Steph shook the ropes like Ultimate Warrior before Hunter tried to calm her down. The trademarks flashed as Steph threw a fit in the ring. Hunter clutched her as the PPV signed off right at the three-hour mark. No post-game show reaction from McMahon since the Network rolled right into the PPV replay.
WINNERS: Team Cena via Ziggler at 43:05. Well, that was a WWE-style main event going for the roller-coaster of emotions over the course of nearly 45 minutes. It looks like Cena vs. Show is on the table, plus a potential Hunter-Sting match (which will be a challenge considering Sting's physical condition), and there's Cena's #1 contender shot against Brock Lesnar, which will now be a fair shot with The Authority out of power. Plus, Dolph Ziggler should be in line for something big after pulling a Cena by overcoming the odds. And, by something big, not regaining the IC Title.
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