After 30 years, The Undertaker's legendary WWE career came to an end at Survivor Series 2020. The Phenom's Final Farewell briefly featured the likes of The Bone Street Krew, Kane, Kevin Nash and Ric Flair before The Deadman headed to the ring and said it was time to let The Undertaker rest in peace.
Much of Survivor Series was, of course, dominated by in-ring action and the battle for brand supremacy between Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown. Neither brand walked away with the victory this year, though, and the night ended with Raw and SmackDown tied at three wins apiece.
The show opened with the traditional 5-On-5 Men's Elimination Match. While the narrative heading into the match revolved around the discordance within Team Raw, the storyline hardly featured during the bout and the red brand ultimately picked up the win in a clean sweep.
SmackDown evened the score in the next contest as The Street Profits and The New Day battled back and forth in a widely praised contest. The 10-time tag team champions almost won on multiple occasions, but the younger team ultimately picked up the win with a Blockbuster.
Fans witnessed a heel vs. heel match in the next contest as Sami Zayn went one on one with Bobby Lashley. The Champion Of The People tried to use his resourcefulness to his advantage but he was cut off at every turn by The Hurt Business, who surrounded the ring. Lashley's stablemates ultimately proved to be the decisive factor as MVP tossed Zayn into the ring when the official wasn't looking and The All Mighty trapped Sami in the Hurt Lock for the submission victory.
Sasha Banks and Asuka displayed their in-ring chemistry in the next match and both women exchanged submission attempts throughout. The match was vastly different from their Raw Women's Title bouts earlier this year and was a much more even affair.
Both women hit their signature moves but were unable to put each other away. The Blueprint eventually scored the win after she and Asuka exchanged pinning combinations and she managed to pin the Raw Women's Champion's shoulders to the mat for the count of three.
The 5-On-5 Women's Elimination Match was the semi-main event and largely centred around Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler bullying Lana, which has been a consistent storyline on Monday Night Raw over the past nine weeks. The pay-per-view came only days after anti-bullying week ended in the United Kingdom.
The Ravishing Russian only entered the match once and she was ordered to stand on the steel steps and not move by The Irresistible Force. Somehow, this meant Lana ended up being the sole survivor.
The match came down to the Women's Tag Team Champions & Lana vs. Bianca Belair. Baszler was quickly disqualified, though, when she refused to let go of the Kirifuda Clutch after The EST Of WWE made it to the ropes. This only enraged Jax, who tried to put Belair through the announce table. The SmackDown Superstar escaped, however, and both women brawled around the ringside area until they were counted out. This left Lana the sole survivor despite her barely being involved in the match.
In the main event, Roman Reigns went one on one with Drew McIntyre. Both men fought back and forth in an epic encounter and hit each other with everything they had. The Big Dog even put McIntyre through the announce table and Speared him through the barricade, but it wasn't enough to put The Scottish Psychopath away.
Another Spear still didn't finish the job and the WWE Champion actually had the match won after he connected with a Claymore Kick. Reigns tumbled into the referee, however, knocking the official out of the ring. This prompted Jey Uso to charge to the ring and the brief distraction gave Reigns time to recover and Low Blow The Scottish Psychopath. Another referee then headed to the ring after The Tribal Chief locked in the Guillotine. McIntyre tried to fight out of it but he ultimately passed out.
Check out the results for Survivor Series below:
• The Miz won the Dual-Brand Battle Royal - Kickoff Show
• Team Raw (AJ Styles, Sheamus, Keith Lee, Riddle & Braun Strowman) def. Team SmackDown (Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Jey Uso, King Corbin & Otis) - 5-On-5 Men's Survivor Series Elimination Match
• The Street Profits def. The New Day - Raw Tag Team Champions vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions
• Bobby Lashley def. Sami Zayn - United States Champion vs. Intercontinental Champion
• Sasha Banks def. Asuka - Raw Women's Champion vs. SmackDown Women's Champion
• Team Raw (Shayna Baszler, Nia Jax, Lana, Lacey Evans & Peyton Royce) def. Team SmackDown (Bianca Belair, Bayley, Natalya, Liv Morgan & Ruby Riott) - 5-On-5 Women's Survivor Series Elimination Match
• Roman Reigns def. Drew McIntyre - WWE Champion vs. Universal Champion