The Guest Host idea has been quietly ended, and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has appointed his son, Shane McMahon, to be the new Raw General Manager.
Vince has also re-instated uni-brand pay-per-views – the first of these will be the Raw-only Armageddon on December 27th. There will be no ECW pay-per-views. More information on the future of ECW will be spoken about by Tiffany on the next edition of ECW.
Speaking of pay-per-views, the company have reverted the names of the pay-per-views to their original names, like No Mercy and Unforgiven, instead of gimmick pay-per-views such as Breaking Point and Hell in a Cell.
There are various superstars back on the rosters for the sake of just making the rosters bigger, and hence, more chances for feuds. Chuck Palumbo, Lance Cade, Paul London, The Highlanders, Big Daddy V, Manu, Nunzio, Shannon Moore, Super Crazy, and The Brian Kendrick all return.
WWE Superstars, the fourth show, has been removed – with the re-instating of uni-brand pay-per-views and bigger rosters, Vince has decided there is enough opportunity for decent feuds to develop without the need for a fourth show.
Paul Burchill hasn’t left ECW. Same with Katie Lea. Jamie Noble hasn’t retired and left Raw after Sheamus’ attack, instead he just took a week or two off.
Big Show and Eve Torres are both on SmackDown, not Raw.
Edge is injured.
No Luke Gallows, he’s been released.
WWE Survivor Series 2009
John Cena (c) bts. Triple H and Shawn Michaels
Cena pulled out a great win against both members of D-Generation X, who held nothing back, even when faced with their tag team partners. After Michaels took down the Game with his patented Flying Forearm, he went up top, and attempted his Elbow Drop, but Cena appeared from nowhere to catch HBK, and drop him with the Attitude Adjustment onto the stationary Triple H. Cena then covered the Cerebral Assassin to retain the coveted WWE Championship.
World Heavyweight Championship
Big Show bts. Undertaker (c) and Chris Jericho
In a stunning turn of events, the World’s Largest Athlete claimed the World Heavyweight Championship, beating the Deadman, the Undertaker, and Show’s own partner, Chris Jericho. Throughout the match, the WWE Unified Tag Team Champions double-teamed the Undertaker, who fought back valiantly, dropping Show with a mighty DDT before flinging Jericho from the ring, and into the Raw announce table. However, Show recovered and began to dominate the Phenom, eventually connecting with the vicious Knockout Punch, completely knocking the Undertaker out cold. Jericho got back in the ring, and the members of Jerishow argued, presumably about who got to pin the Undertaker for the title. Before long, however, Show grew impatient with Jericho’s ranting, and stunned the world and Jericho by clocking him with the Knockout Punch too, knocking his cocky partner unconscious, and covering him for the win.
Batista bts. Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio tried his very hardest at first to avoid fighting his friend, the Animal, but eventually he was left with no choice but to defend himself against the raging Batista. However, he could not stop his former partner from taking the match – Mysterio hit the 619, but the Animal stayed on his feet, though dazed, and caught the Ultimate Underdog in mid-air during his follow-up attack, and brought him down to earth with a Batista Bomb, leading to a winning cover.
Team Kingston (Kofi Kingston, MVP, Mark Henry, R-Truth and Christian) bt. Team Orton (Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, CM Punk, and William Regal)
Kofi Kingston’s team nearly secured a shut-out of their opposition last night, but a historic moment was denied of them by Randy Orton. Christian dropped William Regal with the Killswitch within a minute of the match starting, eliminating him quickly, and Kofi Kingston pinned CM Punk for the three count after the Trouble In Paradise connected to the Straightedge Superstar. MVP eliminated Cody Rhodes after the Drive-By Kick, and his partner, Mark Henry, saw off Ted DiBiase following a World’s Strongest Slam. Orton, in the ring for the first time that evening, hit separate RKOs to R-Truth and Christian within the next two minutes, eliminating both men in the process. However, Orton couldn’t pull off a mighty comeback, for as he tried to hit Mark Henry with the RKO, the World’s Strongest Man pulled off a stunning move, using Orton’s own momentum in a spontaneous World’s Strongest Slam, before tagging in Kofi Kingston, who scaled the turnbuckle, and hit a spectacular Boom Drop to win the match.
Team Miz (The Miz, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger) bt. Team Morrison (John Morrison, Matt Hardy, Evan Bourne, Shelton Benjamin and Finlay)
The Miz and his team of cocky superstars won the day last night at Survivor Series, with Jack Swagger shining in the match, with three eliminations to his name. The first elimination came when Drew McIntyre fell victim to a Twist of Fate from Matt Hardy, and the second came moments later, as Hardy took a Gutwrench Powerbomb from Swagger, and soon found himself out of the match. Many minutes and many tags later, Swagger found himself in the ring again, with Shelton Benjamin as his opponent. Swagger got the best of the Gold Standard, and Suplexed him into the turnbuckle, leaving him motionless – Swagger pinned the ECW man to eliminate him. Only a minute later, the WWE Universe saw a match-up everyone was anticipating – the young Celtic Warrior, Sheamus, against the experience of the Belfast Brawler, Finlay. In the battle of the Irishmen, which lasted a few minutes, Sheamus prevailed in a surprising outcome, connecting with a Bicycle Kick to Finlay, and covering him for three. Soon after, Dolph Ziggler was eliminated by Intercontinental Champion John Morrison via the Starship Pain, and seconds later, the Miz scored a second pinfall on his former partner in as many pay-per-views, connecting with the Reality Check before securing the pinfall. Evan Bourne then made his way into the action, and claimed a huge scalp, hitting the Air Bourne to The Miz to eliminate the Captain of the opposing team. Jack Swagger fought with Bourne briefly, before Bourne missed the Air Bourne, Swagger rolling out of the way, and the All-American American ended the match by hitting the Gutwrench Powerbomb to Bourne.
Team Mickie (Mickie James, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, Melina and Gail Kim) bt. Team Michelle (Michelle McCool, Jillian Hall, Beth Phoenix, Layla and Alicia Fox)
Mickie James’ team were the winners in the Diva Survivor Series Match, with the Captain herself drilling Women’s Champion Michelle McCool with her patented Mickie-DT to finish the match as Sole Survivor.