Survivor Series 2009
1) Survivor Series Elmination Match
Mike Mizanin, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, & Jack Swagger vs John Morrison, Matt Hardy, Dave Finlay, Shelton Benjamin, & Evan Bourne ~ ***1/4
2) Batista vs Rey Mysterio ~ *3/4
3) Survivor Series Elimination Match
Randy Orton, CM Punk, William Regal, Cody Rhodes, & Ted Dibiase Jr vs Kofi Kingston, Christian, Mark Henry, MVP, & R-Truth ~ **1/2
4) World Heavyweight Championship - Triple Threat Match
The Undertaker(c) Chris Jericho vs Big Show ~ ***1/4
5) Survivor Series Elimination Match
Mickie James, Melina Perez, Gail Kim, Eve Torres, & Kelly Kelly vs Beth Phoenix, Michelle McCool, Layla El, Alicia Fox, & Jillian Hall ~ 1/4*
6) WWE Championship - Triple Threat Match
John Cena(c) vs Shawn Michaels vs Triple H ~ ****
Now I know why the main event gets praise. GREAT match. Loved all aspects of it. Triple H taking the pinfall left me feeling giddy too. GO JOHN-BOY.
World Championship 3 way was pretty good. Really picked up in the finishing stretch, which was needed. No complaints here and I was glad to see all 3 duke it out.
Team Orton vs Team Kofi didn't hold up this time around. Saw it years ago and thought it was pretty strong. This time around it was only above average at best. Thanks to some good moments by Christian (who was the highlight of the match) Kofi sucked hard. Even during this time when he was really awesome, or so I thought. Crowd ate it up. Felt like he had a future here. Btw, this crowd is pretty great the entire show.
Oh, screw this match for getting rid of Mark Henry less than one minute in.
Team Miz vs Team Morrison had some really good dynamics in it. It ended up being a showcase for Miz, Sheamus, & Drew. That didn't necessarily effect things in negative fashion or have the match come off as a "squash". Tons of hot moments in the early going. Hit a bit of a snag when Swagger got in and did some bland wear-down phase in between the rapid eliminations. After that it picked up again towards the finish. Enjoyed this one quite a bit.
Batista vs Mysterio was pretty much ideal for the angle. No complaints whatsoever. Some might have enjoyed it a bit more for what it was. I can understand that. Not a bad match by any stretch of what the rating may suggest. Purely domination at the end instead of a hot streak finish. They would top it with the Street Fight before TLC and the excellent, iirc, #1 contenders match on Smackdown.
Divas. Yeah...bad, but had enough to not get a DUD. Congrats? Fitting filler. Didn't kill the crowd thankfully.