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Survivor Series

Shawn Michaels on the Montreal Screwjob: The worst day I can recall in the entire 25 years I was in the wrestling business

The Montreal Screwjob will go down as one of the most infamous moments in wrestling history. Shawn Michaels reflects on his role in the match and how it impacted him professionally.

WWE Survivor Series' greatest moments

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The origin of the Elimination Chamber: How everything went wrong, but still turned out alright

At Survivor Series 2002, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Chris Jericho, Kane, Booker T and Rob Van Dam became the first six WWE superstars to enter the Elimination Chamber. Fifteen years later, we look back at that night through their eyes.

Survivor Series Moments

WWE Survivor Series Moments: The Dead Man is born

At the 1990 Survivor Series, the debut of The Undertaker was a moment when the wrestling world changed forever.

WWE Survivor Series Moments: Sting arrives

Nobody expected to see Sting come to the aid of Team Cena at the 2014 Survivor Series.

WWE Survivor Series Moments: WWE Reigns Supreme

The Alliance versus WWE battle culminated in a match to remember at the 2001 Survivor Series.

SmackDown Recap

What began as a Becky Lynch promo responding to Ronda Rousey’s fighting words a night earlier ended up with a surprise match between Lynch and Nikki Cross, who made her main-roster debut. The deranged Cross put on a good showing but ultimately succumbed to Lynch’s Dis-Arm-Her. While the next step in the Cross storyline will likely wait until after Survivor Series, early indications suggest she will be a welcome true heel to the SmackDown women’s roster when she is promoted full time.

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com6d ago

It never gets old. The New Day-Usos feud was arguably the best rivalry in the WWE last year. The teams went at it again Tuesday with a rugged, ruthless, high-flying performance. In the end, Jimmy Uso landed a frog splash on Kofi Kingston to win the match and earn his team the captaincy of the SmackDown tag-team clash against Raw come Survivor Series. In a well-deserved show of respect, The Usos immediately picked the New Day as the first team to join them.

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com6d ago

Give us more Rey Mysterio versus Andrade “Cien” Almas, please. What energy and chemistry between the two. In the end, Mysterio -- who was RKO'd by Randy Orton after the match -- narrowly beat Almas to earn a spot on the Survivor Series men’s team. Almas won’t make the squad this year, but little question he will be a staple in the upper echelon in the near future.

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com6d ago

Survivor Series

WWE Survivor Series' greatest moments

SportsCenter takes a look back at some of the most iconic moments in WWE Survivor Series history.

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Monday Night Raw

With Seth Rollins forced to defend the Raw tag team championships by himself, the Authors of Pain defeated him two-on-one to win the titles. Dean Ambrose showed up post-match, attacked Rollins and offered no explanation for his motives. Other highlights from Raw include a few rematches, as Nia Jax defeated Ember Moon and, following a post-match attack on Moon, Jax aligned herself in a partnership with Tamina. A six-woman tag team rematch from Evolution was strangely and abruptly ended when Ruby Riott destroyed a pair of the late Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart's sunglasses that Natalya has worn to the ring. Bobby Lashley also finally got the better of Finn Balor.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com7d ago

A good chunk of Raw was dedicated to Baron Corbin fleeing an incensed Braun Strowman after the former cost the latter the Universal title at Crown Jewel. A scheduled Corbin-Kurt Angle match for the captainship of Raw's men's Survivor Series team was abandoned when Corbin fled the arena in a speeding car; Drew McIntyre took his place, getting the spotlight of a first-of-its-kind main event against Angle. McIntyre embarrassed Angle in a narrative-heavy match, ultimately finishing off the WWE Hall of Famer with Angle's own pair of signature moves. Rounding out Raw, Ronda Rousey responded to Becky Lynch with a solid promo of her own. We also got the crystallization of Elias' face turn with an embrace of local Manchester heroes Oasis and a big win over Dolph Ziggler. Apollo Crews also picked up a win, over Jinder Mahal.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com7d ago

NXT Recap

Tonight’s episode of NXT TV was highlighted by a main event featuring NXT championship number one contender Velveteen Dream and Lars Sullivan. Sullivan recorded the win with the help of NXT champion Tommaso Ciampa, who caused a distraction. Shortly after, a scuffle broke out between Dream and Ciampa that ended with Dream gaining the advantage and posing with the NXT championship. In other action, Heavy Machinery defeated the Forgotten Sons and Dakota Kai beat Taynara Conti. A couple matches were announced for next week. Bianca Belair will battle Mia Yim and two members of the opposing War Games teams at the upcoming TakeOver: War Games event will face off with the advantage in the match on the line. Speaking of TakeOver: War Games, Shayna Baszler will defend her NXT women's championship against Kairi Sane in a two out of three falls match at the event.

Sean Coyle, ESPN5d ago

Survivor Series

SmackDown general manager Paige announced this year's Survivor Series women’s team – Carmella, Naomi, Sonya Deville, Asuka and Charlotte Flair. But oddly, when Charlotte’s name was announced, she never came out to the ring. Instead, Mandy Rose did, and she called out each of the aforementioned names, including her longtime partner Deville. The segment ended with a few fisticuffs, a lot of confusion and a no-show by Charlotte. The question now becomes: Will The Queen indeed show up at Survivor Series?

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com6d ago

WWE

Cena out of WWE's Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia

John Cena will not take part in the WWE's Crown Jewel event on Friday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Despite all of their experience and intersecting rivalries over the last two-plus decades, DX and the Brothers of Destruction have never faced each other. The numbers, courtesy of Joey Koontz of ESPN Stats & Info, are staggering.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com11d ago

Evolution

WWE Evolution recap: Rousey and Lynch retain, Baszler becomes two-time NXT champ, Storm wins Mae Young

Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch successfully defended their championships belts, while Nia Jax won the Battle Royal.

Shayna Baszler is a two-time NXT women's champion, after what could easily be called the match of the night thus far at Evolution, against Kairi Sane. Late in the match, Sane sent Baszler flying into the crowd -- right into Baszler's friends Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke. Shafir and Duke got involved with the finish, attacking Sane while the ref was otherwise occupied -- allowing Baszler to pick up the submission win. On a night where Ronda Rousey -- the fourth member of that quartet known as the 4 Horsewomen of MMA -- is also in action, it's worth keeping an eye on later in the night.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com15d ago

Sasha Banks, Bayley and Natalya bested the Riott Squad in a really fun six-woman tag team match. When Banks stepped up to the top rope and hit a frog splash for the victory, the crowd got as loud as it's been all night inside of the Nassau Coliseum.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com15d ago

Recaps

After a brawl that spilled all over the Full Sail campus, NXT General Manager William Regal announced Undisputed Era will battle the War Raiders, North American champion Ricochet and U.K. champion Pete Dunne in a War Games match at TakeOver: WarGames II on Nov. 17. Regal also announced that Tommaso Ciampa will defend his NXT championship against the Velveteen Dream. On Wednesday, we also got the NXT TV debut of Matt Riddle, who picked up a win against Luke Menzies and tag team victories for new EVOLVE tag champs, the Street Profits over The Mighty as well as Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan over Humberto Carrillo and Raul Mendoza. Nikki Cross also defeated Mercedes Martinez. After Cross won, Johnny Gargano's wife Candice LeRae came out to confront Cross. As Cross walked away, Aleister Black emerged and shared a chilling exchange with LeRae regarding Gargano's whereabouts. It was later announced that Black will face off with Gargano at TakeOver.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com11d ago

Mustafa Ali took a beating, but got the roll-up victory over Tony Nese to earn the No. 1 contendership for the Cruiserweight Championship. After the match, there was a collective gasp from the live crowd when it looked like Cedric Alexander, who seemingly came out to save Ali from more punishment from Nese, was setting Ali up for the Lumbar Check, but Alexander instead raised Ali's hand in victory. In other 205 Live news, Brian Kendrick picked up a win over Gentleman Jack Gallagher, and got some backup from Akira Tozawa, preventing interference from Drew Gulak. And while Gran Metallik picked up a victory, TJ Perkins emerged from the audience to snatch his mask.

Matt Willis, ESPN Staff Writer12d ago

SmackDown Live

AJ Styles vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE championship, originally scheduled for Friday's Crown Jewel pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia, instead took place Tuesday night as the opening match of SmackDown Live. After more than 20 minutes worth of a classic, Styles picked up the victory via submission. Samoa Joe returned and attacked both men post-match and hoisted the title into the air. In terms of a work-around that seems designed to get Bryan off of Crown Jewel, it was a creative and entertaining move in a tough spot.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com13d ago

A little disappointing there wasn’t more fallout from Evolution. It appears the Becky Lynch-Charlotte Flair rivalry will take a hiatus so each can focus on her Survivor Series match. Lynch had some fighting words for the Raw women’s champion, Ronda Rousey, while Charlotte was relegated to a quick interview in which she was reluctant to accept the captaincy of the SmackDown women’s team because of her failure to regain the championship Sunday. “I don’t think I’m the right woman for the job.” Much more to come on that front in the coming weeks.

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com13d ago

Monday Night Raw

Shawn Michaels hit a superkick on The Undertaker in a final confrontation ahead of Crown Jewel to close out Monday Night Raw. Other highlights from the night include a face off between Nia Jax and Tamina, the Lucha House Party defeating The Revival, Dolph Ziggler topping Apollo Crews and a win for Bobby Roode & Chad Gable.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com14d ago

Monday Night Raw was dedicated to two primary objectives - looking back at Evolution, and ahead to Friday's Crown Jewel show. The night's action opened with Brock Lesnar getting the upper hand against Universal championship opponent Braun Strowman. Trish Stratus and Lita teamed with Natalya, Bayley and Sasha Banks to beat the Riott Squad. Elias continued his war of wills with Baron Corbin, defeating Jinder Mahal in the process, and Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley got the jump on Finn Balor.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com14d ago

WWE

Maybe you hadn’t heard of Toni Storm before tonight, but she put on a fantastic performance in the 2018 Mae Young Classic final to beat Io Shirai. Afterward, the women embraced in the ring as Triple H and Stephanie McMahon presented the winner her trophy. If this is what the future of women’s wrestling is, we’re going to be in for a treat.

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com15d ago

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The crowd absolutely exploded when Mickie James stepped into the ring with Trish Stratus. The last time those two long-time rivals were in a (non-Royal Rumble) match? September 2006.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com15d ago

WWE Evolution

Triple H breaks down successes of 2018 Mae Young Classic, depth of WWE women's roster

Shortly after the 2018 Mae Young Classic wrapped up, Triple H sat down to reflect on the highs and lows of the event, the promise of Evolution and the future prospects of the WWE's women's division.

Trish Stratus steps back into WWE at Evolution to face spiritual successor Alexa Bliss

On Sunday, Trish Stratus will step into the ring at WWE Evolution for her first (non-Royal Rumble) match in more than seven years. It's her chance to be a part of history, while looking across the ring at the present and future in Alexa Bliss.

Crown Jewel

WWE moving forward with Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia

In the release of their third-quarter earnings, WWE affirmed their plans to hold the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on Nov. 2.

Le Batard: WWE going to Saudi Arabia a 'bad decision'

Dan Le Batard criticizes the WWE's decision to potentially keep its Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.

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Reigns battling leukemia

Roman Reigns reveals 11-year leukemia battle

Roman Reigns revealed on Monday Night Raw he has had leukemia for 11 years, and that the cancer's return means he will step away from WWE.

Reigns announces his battle with leukemia has returned

WWE Universal champion Roman Reigns reveals his battle with leukemia has returned and has to relinquish his title, but vows to beat cancer again.

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The wrestling world reacts to Roman Reigns revealing battle with leukemia

Roman Reigns' announced Monday night that he has leukemia and will have to step away from the WWE. Before he even walked out of the ring, the waves of support from the world of pro wrestling began to roll in.

SmackDown

A night after an emotional, unforgettable Monday Night Raw, the focus returned to the in-ring storylines on Tuesday. Still, the bulk of SmackDown Live was less about the here and now but geared toward driving attention to Evolution, the first all-women’s pay-per-view, and Crown Jewel. The Bar and Big Show revealed how dangerous they can be together, while Randy Orton looked to be in top form with an RKO-winning performance against Jeff Hardy to close to the show.

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com20d ago

Please do not leave again, Rey Mysterio. No one else can bring it quite like he can. For the first time in six years, Mysterio -- after a fun Miz TV segment -- beat The Miz with a relentless array of moves no one else in the WWE possesses. Now the question is: How far can Mysterio go at the World Cup tournament at Crown Jewel? The early returns suggest little other than a run to the trophy.

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com20d ago

Toni Storm

Toni Storm playing key role in evolving world of women's wrestling

Toni Storm introduced herself to the WWE audience in a major way in last year's Mae Young Classic, and as the seasoned 22-year-old similarly shows off in the 2018 MYC, it's the next step in a breakout year in her career.

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Toni Storm considers what she'd tell a young girl hoping to follow in her footsteps in the world of pro wrestling - and reflects on what starting at the age of 13 was like. (Interview courtesy of KC Joyner).

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com26d ago
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Toni Storm on the direction that women's wrestling is heading in in the WWE. (Interview courtesy of KC Joyner)

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com26d ago

WWE

An intensely emotional night of Monday Night Raw that saw Roman Reigns relinquish the Universal championship because of a leukemia diagnosis ended with a shocking in-storyline betrayal that blew The Shield apart. Moments after Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins defeated Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre to become two-time Raw tag team champions, Ambrose turned on Rollins, DDT'd him in the ring and then did so again on exposed concrete on the floor. On a night with so much genuine emotion in play, a major storyline change is a big risk - but it could very well pay off in a big way as well.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com21d ago

SmackDown 1000

Well, well, well. The Big Show was one of many legends to make an appearance Tuesday night, and little question, he had the biggest impact. Show came down the aisle during the championship tag-team match between the New Day and The Bar, seemingly to help the babyfaces, but instead choke-slammed Kofi Kingston, a distraction that led to Sheamus Brogue-kicking the stuffing out of Big E for the three-count. This is The Bar’s fifth tag-team championship and first on SmackDown. It was also the 42nd tag-team title change on SmackDown, the most of any belt since the show’s inception.

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com27d ago

The legendary stable of Evolution made its return to the WWE ring on the 1,000th episode of SmackDown Live with Batista delivering a long promo in which he extolled the virtues of his former partners. But Batista did not leave without reminding Triple H he never beat The Animal, a zinger that led to a long, tense staredown between the two. More to come here? Hmmm.

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com27d ago

Kaitlyn

Mae Young Classic

Kaitlyn's return to WWE fueled by renewed love of wrestling

Kaitlyn debuted in the WWE in 2010, just two months after beginning her pro wrestling journey. Eight years later, as part of the Mae Young Classic, she returns with renewed spirit and passion.

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Kaitlyn reflects on how WWE fans have shaped women's wrestling since she first began in the WWE in 2010. (Interview courtesy of KC Joyner).

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com33d ago
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Kaitlyn talks about what it's been like adjusting to the current style of women's wrestling in the WWE. (Interview courtesy of KC Joyner).

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com33d ago

esports

Kenny Omega plays Street Fighter

Pro wrestling superstar and avid gamer Kenny Omega stops by the ESPN Esports studio to play some Street Fighter and dish on his involvement with the series.

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Mae Young Classic

Lacey Lane turns heads at 2018 Mae Young Classic

After proving herself on the basketball court in college, Lacey Lane stepped into the world of pro wrestling -- and she has already turned heads in the 2018 WWE Mae Young Classic.

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Lacey Lane reflects on how her first attempt at a wrestling promo turned out, and how it pushed her to find herself when she's talking in the ring. (Interview courtesy of KC Joyner).

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com40d ago
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Ahead of her second round match in the Mae Young Classic, Lacey Lane on the aggressive style that's becoming more common with women in professional wrestling. (Interview courtesy of KC Joyner)

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com40d ago

Super Show-Down

After Triple H defeated The Undertaker in the main event of WWE Super Show-Down, and they embraced in the ring with Shawn Michaels and Kane, Undertaker and Kane laid out their long-time rivals and walked out. Let the speculation of a tag team match continue.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com38d ago

In front of a hometown crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia's own Buddy Murphy defeated Cedric Alexander to become the new WWE cruiserweight champion. Alexander, who won the title at WrestleMania 34, had held the title for 181 days. Murphy is the ninth different wrestler to hold the cruiserweight championship since its return in September 2016.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com38d ago

After AJ Styles successfully defended his WWE championship against Samoa Joe earlier in the night, Daniel Bryan defeated The Miz via roll-up to earn a shot at that title. Styles vs. Bryan will take place on Nov. 2 at WWE's Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com38d ago

Super Show-Down

Aussie wrestling's dynamic duo come back to where it all began

When they take to the ring for the Super Show-Down on Saturday night, The IIconics will have come full circle, with their WWE journey having began four years ago just down the road...

Triple H and The Undertaker try to defy time with Super Show-Down sendoff

For the better part of the past 23 years, The Undertaker and Triple H have defined their careers against one another. On Saturday in Melbourne, at Super Show-Down, one final battle remains.

Drew McIntyre

Drew McIntyre earned his way back home to WWE

Drew McIntyre has had the WWE spotlight on him before, and he's not willing to let this second opportunity escape him.

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As for which Aussie sporting star should make the switch to the WWE? Billie Kay and Peyton Royce say Ian Thorpe should step into the ring! "He's already got a nickname and he already wears speedos!"

Brittany Mitchell, ESPN Assistant Editor39d ago

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