Survivor Series (2006)

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Survivor Series (2006)
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Promotional poster of a skull, with Big Show, John Cena and King Booker on top
Theme
song
(s)
"Are You Ready?" by Hazen Street[1]
Information
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment
Brand(s) Raw
SmackDown!
ECW
Sponsor(s) THQ
Date November 26, 2006
Attendance 15,400[2]
Venue Wachovia Center
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pay-per-view chronology
Cyber Sunday (2006) Survivor Series (2006) December to Dismember (2006)
Survivor Series chronology
Survivor Series (2005) Survivor Series (2006) Survivor Series (2007)

Survivor Series (2006) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and presented by THQ's WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2007. It was the 20th annual Survivor Series event, and it took place on November 26, 2006, at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The main match on the SmackDown brand was King Booker versus Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship, which Batista won by pinfall after hitting Booker with the World Heavyweight Championship belt. The main match on the Raw and ECW brand was Team Cena (John Cena, Bobby Lashley, Kane, Sabu and Rob Van Dam) versus Team Big Show (Big Show, Test, Finlay, Montel Vontavious Porter and Umaga) in a 5 on 5 Survivor Series match. Team Cena won the match after Cena pinned Big Show last. The primary match on the SmackDown brand was Chris Benoit versus Chavo Guerrero for the WWE United States Championship, which Benoit won after forcing Guerrero to submit to the Sharpshooter. The main match on the card was Team DX (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Jeff Hardy, CM Punk and Matt Hardy) versus Team Rated-RKO (Edge, Randy Orton, Johnny Nitro, Mike Knox and Gregory Helms) in a 5 on 5 Survivor Series match. Team DX won the match after Triple H pinned Orton following a Pedigree.[3] This marked the first time since the brand extension that wrestlers from different brands wrestled on the same Survivor Series team.

Background[edit]

The event consisted of seven professional wrestling matches with outcomes predetermined by WWE script writers. The wrestlers portrayed their characters in planned storylines that took place before, during and after the event. All wrestlers were from either one of the WWE's brands – SmackDown or Raw – the two storyline divisions in which WWE assigned its employees.

The main feud heading into Survivor Series was between John Cena and Umaga. Umaga was Cena's latest challenge after Cena finished off the feud between King Booker and The Big Show at Cyber Sunday. On the November 13 episode of Raw, Cena and Umaga finally fought in a singles match, but it was interrupted by the ECW Champion The Big Show forcing it to a no-contest.[4][5]

The secondary feud was the main SmackDown! feud between World Heavyweight Champion King Booker and challenger Batista. Batista relinquished his World Heavyweight Championship in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Wachovia Center on the January 13 edition of SmackDown!, the same exact location of Survivor Series because of a triceps injury.[6] King Booker had already faced Batista and retained his championship at two pay-per-views since his return on July 7. This time, Theodore Long announced that the match at Survivor Series would be Batista's last chance to win the championship. Another feud was between The Undertaker and Mr. Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy beat The Undertaker at the previous pay-per-view, No Mercy, by disqualification. On the November 10 edition of SmackDown!, Kennedy challenged Undertaker once more bragging that he beat four World Champions. The match was made into a First blood match.[7][8]

The ECW brand was building up their "Extreme Elimination Chamber" match. The contestants that were named to face the ECW Champion The Big Show were: Rob Van Dam, Sabu, CM Punk, and Test. The final contestant was revealed on the November 21 edition of ECW on Sci Fi. It was Bobby Lashley, and he attacked Big Show during the in-ring segment.[9][10]

Event[edit]

Other on-screen talent[11]
Role: Name:
Commentator Michael Cole (SmackDown!)
John "Bradshaw" Layfield (SmackDown!)
Jerry Lawler (Raw)
Jim Ross (Raw)
Carlos Cabrera (Spanish)
Hugo Savinovich (Spanish)
Interviewer Todd Grisham
Kristal Marshall
Ring announcer Lilian Garcia (Raw)
Tony Chimel (SmackDown!)
Referee Mike Chioda (Raw)
Jack Doan (Raw)
Chad Patton (Raw)
Jim Korderas (SmackDown!)
Charles Robinson (SmackDown!)
Nick Patrick (SmackDown!)
Mickie Henson (ECW)
General Managers Theodore Long (SmackDown!)
Jonathan Coachman (Raw Executive Assistant)
Paul Heyman (ECW Representative)
The Undertaker faced Mr. Kennedy in a First blood match

Prior to the event, Lauren Hart sang the United States national anthem. A non-televised match between Carlito and Charlie Haas took place, which Carlito won after a Backstabber.[11][12]

The first match was a four-on-four Survivor Series match between Team Spirit Squad (Kenny, Johnny, Nicky and Mikey), with Mitch managing the team and Team WWE Legends (Ric Flair, Sgt. Slaughter, Dusty Rhodes, and Ron Simmons, with Arn Anderson managing the team. Simmons was eliminated after being counted out, leading to the referee ejecting Anderson and Mitch.[12][13] Slaughter was eliminated by Nicky after a Spinning Heel Kick by Johnny. Nicky was eliminated by Rhodes after a Bionic Elbow. Rhodes was eliminated by Kenny with a roll-up while holding Rhodes' jeans. Mikey was eliminated by Flair, who used the ropes for leverage while pinning Mikey. Kenny was eliminated by Flair with an inside cradle. Johnny was eliminated by Flair after submitting to the Figure Four Leglock, leaving Flair as the sole survivor. After the match, The Spirit Squad attacked Flair.[14]

The following match was between Chris Benoit and Chavo Guerrero for the United States Championship. During the match, Chavo executed a Frog Splash on Benoit for a near-fall. Vickie Guerrero was knocked off the apron by Benoit when Chavo countered Benoit's attempt to apply the Sharpshooter.[13] Benoit forced Chavo to submit to the Crippler Crossface to retain the title.[15]

Next, Lita's defended the Women's Championship against Mickie James in Lita's last match. James performed a Tornado DDT to win the title.[12][13] After the match, Cryme Tyme came out and sold Lita's personal belongings to the audience which they stole in an earlier backstage segment.[12][13]

Lita As the WWE Women's Champion wrestled her last match at this event

The next match was a traditional Survivor Series match between Team DX (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, and CM Punk) versus Team Rated-RKO (World Tag Team Champions Edge, Randy Orton, Johnny Nitro, WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms, and Mike Knox). Knox was eliminated by Michaels after Sweet Chin Music while Knox was distracted by his then-girlfriend, Kelly Kelly. Nitro was eliminated by Punk after submitting to the Anaconda Vice. Helms was then eliminated by Matt after a Twist of Fate by Matt and a Swanton Bomb from Jeff Hardy. Edge was eliminated by Michaels after Sweet Chin Music. Orton was eliminated by Triple H after Sweet Chin Music by Michaels and a Pedigree, meaning Team DX won the match with no members eliminated.[13][16]

The fifth match was a First blood match between Mr. Kennedy and The Undertaker. During the match, Kennedy started to cough blood but MVP provided Kennedy with a towel and cleaned the blood. Referee Charles Robinson did not notice that Kennedy was bleeding so the match continued.[17] The match ended occurred when MVP hit Undertaker with a chair, causing him to bleed.[13] After the match, The Undertaker hit Kennedy with a chair and performed a Tombstone piledriver on him.[11][12]

The following match was the traditional Survivor Series match between Team Cena (WWE Champion John Cena, Rob Van Dam, Sabu, Kane, and Bobby Lashley) and Team Big Show (ECW Champion The Big Show, Test, Umaga, Finlay, and Montel Vontavious Porter). Umaga was eliminated after being disqualified for hitting Van Dam with a television monitor.[13] MVP was eliminated by Van Dam after a chokeslam by Kane and a Five Star Frog Splash. Van Dam was eliminated by Test after a Running Big Boot. Test was eliminated by Sabu after a Tornado DDT.[13][18] Kane was eliminated by Big Show after Finlay hit Kane with a shillelagh and Big Show performed a Chokeslam on Kane. Finlay was eliminated by Lashley after a Spear. Big Show was eliminated by Cena after a Spear by Lashley and an FU, leaving Cena and Lashley as the survivors.[12][19]

The main event was between King Booker and Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship. The stipulation was that if Batista lost, he would not have another chance as long as Booker was the champion. Theodore Long announced before the match, if Booker had been disqualified or counted out, he would lose the championship.[13] Batista executed a Spinebuster on Booker for a near-fall. Booker executed a Book End on Batista for a near-fall. Batista executed a Batista Bomb on Booker but Booker touched the bottom rope, voiding the pinfall. Batista almost executed a Batista Bomb on King Booker's wife, Queen Sharmell, but threw her out of the ring instead. Whilst the referee was tending to Sharmell, Booker attempted to hit Batista with the title belt but Batista countered and hit Booker with the belt. Batista pinned Booker to win the title.[11][20]

Aftermath[edit]

The following night on Raw, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and Ric Flair defeated all five members of the Spirit Squad. They were sick and tired of the Spirit Squad, so in a backstage segment, DX locked the male cheerleaders in a travel case and sent them to Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, Kentucky via delivery man. That was the end of the Spirit Squad faction.[21][22] As for DX's teammates at Survivor Series, The Hardys were challenged by the newly reunited team of MNM (Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury). Eventually, they had a tag team match at December to Dismember.[22][23]

Victoria earned a shot at the Women's Championship by defeating Melina, Torrie Wilson, Maria, and Candice Michelle in a battle royal.[24] She eventually lost to the Women's Champion Mickie James at New Year's Revolution.[25]

WWE Champion John Cena was challenged by the undefeated Umaga the next night on Raw.[24] Cena accepted the challenge and they had the championship match at the next Raw pay-per-view, New Year's Revolution. Cena ended Umaga's winning streak to retain the championship.[26]

On the following episode of SmackDown!, General Manager Theodore Long announced Kane versus Montel Vontavious Porter in an Inferno match and The Undertaker versus Mr. Kennedy in a Last Ride match at Armageddon.[27] This led to the reunification of The Brothers of Destruction versus Kennedy and MVP on the December 15 episode of SmackDown!.[28]

The ECW main feud, was between The Big Show and Bobby Lashley who signed a contract to be in the Extreme Elimination Chamber match on the November 14 of ECW.[29] At December to Dismember, Lashley became the new ECW Champion by winning the Extreme Elimination chamber match.[30]

After defeating King Booker at Survivor Series, Batista would go on to hold the World title for four months, defending it against Mr. Kennedy at the 2007 Royal Rumble. Batista would then finally lose the championship to The Undertaker, the winner of the 2007 Royal Rumble, at WrestleMania 23.

Results[edit]

No. Results[11][12][13] Stipulations Times[2]
1D Carlito defeated Charlie Haas Singles match 05:00
2 Ric Flair, Sgt. Slaughter, Dusty Rhodes, and Ron Simmons (with Arn Anderson) defeated The Spirit Squad (Kenny, Johnny, Nicky, and Mikey) (with Mitch) 4-on-4 Survivor Series elimination match1 10:31
3 Chris Benoit (c) defeated Chavo Guerrero (with Vickie Guerrero) by submission Singles match for the WWE United States Championship 08:19
4 Mickie James defeated Lita (c) Singles match for the WWE Women's Championship 08:18
5 Team DX (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, CM Punk, Matt and Jeff Hardy) defeated Team Rated-RKO (Edge, Randy Orton, Johnny Nitro, Mike Knox, and Gregory Helms) (with Melina and Kelly Kelly)[22] 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match2 11:30
6 Mr. Kennedy defeated The Undertaker[17] First Blood match 09:15
7 Team Cena (John Cena, Kane, Bobby Lashley, Sabu, and Rob Van Dam) defeated Team Show (Big Show, Test, Montel Vontavious Porter, Finlay, and Umaga) (with Armando Estrada)[19] 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match3 12:35
8 Batista defeated King Booker (c) (with Queen Sharmell)[20] Last Chance match for the World Heavyweight Championship 13:58
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match

Survivor Series elimination matches[edit]

^1

Elimination No. Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Ron Simmons Legends N/A Counted out 01:54
2 Sgt. Slaughter Legends Nicky Pinfall after a Spinning heel kick by Johnny 06:27
3 Nicky Spirit Squad Dusty Rhodes Pinfall after a Bionic elbow 06:54
4 Dusty Rhodes Legends Kenny Pinfall with a schoolboy roll-up and hooking his jeans 08:25
5 Mikey Spirit Squad Ric Flair Pinfall with Flair's feet on ropes 09:13
6 Kenny Spirit Squad Ric Flair Pinfall with an inside cradle 09:49
7 Johnny Spirit Squad Ric Flair Submission by Figure four leglock 10:31
Survivor: Ric Flair (Legends)

^2

Elimination No. Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Mike Knox Team Rated-RKO Shawn Michaels Pinfall after Sweet Chin Music 00:40
2 Johnny Nitro Team Rated-RKO CM Punk Submission by Anaconda vice 04:54
3 Gregory Helms Team Rated-RKO Matt Hardy Pinfall after a Twist of Fate from Matt and Swanton Bomb from Jeff 09:23
4 Edge Team Rated-RKO Shawn Michaels Pinfall after Sweet Chin Music 10:35
5 Randy Orton Team Rated-RKO Triple H Pinfall after Sweet Chin Music from Michaels and a Pedigree 11:30
Survivors: Team DX (clean sweep)

^3

Elimination No. Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Umaga Team Show N/A Disqualified after hitting RVD with a television monitor. 00:58
2 MVP Team Show Rob Van Dam Pinfall after a chokeslam from Kane and a Five-Star Frog Splash 05:31
3 Rob Van Dam Team Cena Test Pinfall after a Running Big Boot 05:47
4 Test Team Show Sabu Pinfall after a Tornado DDT 06:19
5 Sabu Team Cena Big Show Pinfall after a chokeslam 06:35
6 Kane Team Cena Big Show Pinfall after a shillelagh shot from Finlay and a chokeslam 07:26
7 Finlay Team Show Bobby Lashley Pinfall after a Spear 10:28
8 The Big Show Team Show John Cena Pinfall after a Spear from Lashley and an FU 12:35
Survivors: John Cena and Bobby Lashley (Team Cena)

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