Survivor Series 2002
The debut of the ELIMINATION CHAMBER~!
Bubba Ray & Spike Dudley & Jeff Hardy Vs 3 Minute Warning & Rico – Elimination Tables Match
I like elimination tables matches. In this case it means we are guaranteed at least 5 people going through tables .
Bubba throws Spike at 3 Minute Warning, who catch him… AND THEN STAND THERE WHILE BUBBA GETS ON HIS HAND AND KNEES TO SET UP A LAUNCHING PAD FOR JEFF TO LEAP OVER THE ROPES ONTO THEM. HUR DUR WE 3 MINUTE WARNING WE SMRT.
Holy moley, Hurricanrana from SPIKE to JAMAL.
ROSEY HEAD FIRST THROUGH A TABLE. And all it does is FUCK HIM OFF lol. He wasn’t eliminated either, he drove himself through.
Rosey didn’t catch Jeff coming off the ropes, so Jeff just DIES and gets a big splash for his trouble .
Spike’s table bump is .
Rosey goes for a moonsault, Bubba crotches him on the ropes and he BOUNCES OFF HIS COCK and does a split legged moonsault to himself . That was fucking tremendous lol.
A tag tables match at MSG? Well gee, this sounds familiar! And to help us remember, they go over to the tunnel opposite the entrance way behind the ring to do a table spot their . Bubba desperately fighting against 2 men to get them out of the way so he can save Jeff is pretty awesome. Rosey on the table, Jeff on top of the tunnel, SWANTON BOMB~! Ahhh, RR 2000 memories .
Ha, Jeff lands a great whisper in the wind on Jamal. For some reason, even with Jamal as UMAGA, Jeff always landed that move the best on him lol. Bigger target maybe?
another RR 00 memory is attempted, but Jeff slips off the barricade while trying to run it, and he just flops head first through a standing table .
HOLY FUCK JAMAL SPLASHES JEFF THROUGH A TABLE FROM THE TOP ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE. DAYUM!!!
TOP TOPE POWERBOMB THROUGH A TABLE~! Jamal is DONE.
Rico and Bubba are the last 2. Rosey comes back even though he’s been eliminated, and Jamal recovers and gets back in too! Now it’s 3 on 1! So who gonna save Bubba? Spike? Jeff?
D-VON DUDLEY!!! THE REVEREND HAS REFORMED AND REJOINED WITH BUBBA!!! 3-D! Rico through a table!!! Bubba wins! Bubba wins!!!
Well this is still an absolute TON of fun. One or two silly moments (and the RICO botch which is conveniently edited from the DVD release lol), but overall just a good elimination tables tag match. Probably the second best tables match.
CAL SCALE – 3
Jamie Noble Vs Billy Kidman – WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
Kidman seems to have Noble’s number lately, beating him a few times in a row in tags and non title matches. So Kidman goes for a bunch of quick pins right off the bat, hoping to catch the champ off guard and capitalise on the momentum he’s built over the last few weeks.
Noble hits a PERFECT suicide dive to Kidman. Looks like they headbutted each other too lol.
at… THAT MOVE that Kidman hits. It’s like a mix between the F-U and GTS, with the back of the neck smashing down onto his knee. Noble is rocked, and Kidman feels it and goes for a SSP, but Nidia on the outside sees it coming and moves her MAN out of the ring.
at Tazz trying to sing. He did better in Willy Wonka tbh.
Kidman gets a TON of offense in this match, really playing up on the whole “has Noble’s number” story, but Nidia on the outside continues to make a difference and saving her MAN on a number of occasions, almost evening the odds so to speak with Kidman being on such a roll.
SWEET JEBUS at that DDT from Noble. Could have EASILY been the finish right there.
Nidia again tries to prevent a SSP, but this time Kidman sees her coming and kicks her to the floor! SSP lands, and we got a NEW CW champ!
This was good. Kidman getting as much shit in as he did makes perfect sense for the story of the match based on the build up (see HHH, this is an example of it DONE RIGHT), and I liked how Nidia was used on the outside too.
CAL SCALE – 3
BANGLE BACKSTAGE SEGMENT. Tag team partners don’t shake hands. Tag team partners GOTTA HUG!!! No wonder Benoit did what he did, he got fucking traumatised by Angle here!
at Victoria going crazy backstage.
Trish Stratus Vs Victoria – Hardcore Rules WWE Women’s Championship Match
First weapon brought out is a broom by Victoria. WOMEN KNOWS HER PLACE!!!
Oooohhhh damn, Trish gets thrown face first into a trash can that is tied to one of the corner posts. Looked NASTY. I wanna get NASTY with Trish. Fairly certain I’ve said something like that before. Maybe not with Trish though .
Trish gets her own back by smashing Victoria’s face into a trash can… then places it over her face and kicks it. Which like, DOES NOTHING TO VICTORIA .
IRONING BOARD! at these weapons. Men have a hardcore match and we get KENDO STICKS AND STEEL CHAIRS. Women have one and it’s BROOM STICKS AND IRONING BOARDS .
Oh wait, A KENDO STICK! Too late I’m afraid. This match is decimating to women already .
VICTORIA IS BLEEDING~! So Trish decides to make it worse by smashing her face some more with trash can lids! Yey!
POWERBOMB TO TRISH~!
CHICK KICK~! Trish kinda misses and just gets Victoria’s hands lol, so they re-do the spot . BOTCHED STRATUSFACTION~! Trish is botching left and right here lol. SHE NEEDS PUNISHING~!
Fire extinguisher sprayed in Trish’s face followed by a SUPLEX and Victoria wins!
A couple of dodgy spots but overall a fun women’s FIGHT with lots of weapon usage .
CAL SCALE – 1
Brock Lesnar Vs The Big Show – WWE Championship Match
Big Show in a WWE title match at SVS? This sounds familiar… oh yeah, I just watched RAW this week and Show gets a WWE title match against Orton at SVS. In 2013 .
Show is disgruntled at how he’s been treated for the last couple of years and determined to prove he’s still GOT IT. Lesnar is new, young and THE NEXT BIG THING and wants to prove that he can go up against anyone and beat them. What results is too incredibly motivated BEASTS beating the shit out of each other .
BACK SUPLEX to Big Show! Didn’t get him up too high though, but still impressive! Not as impressive however as the GERMAN SUPLEX, and good god it looks like Show landed on LESNAR’S HEAD. HEAD? OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!! TO THE FUCKING BIG SHOW!!! Now THAT is amazingly fucking IMPRESSIVE.
Ref takes a great bump when Lesnar just RUNS HIM THE FUCK OVER. Heyman throws in a chair, Lesnar decks Show and hits the F-5!!! New ref comes down, 1…2.. HEYMAN PULLS THE REFEREE OUT!!! Yep, time for the annual Survivor Series SCREWJOB!!!
at the look on Heyman’s face when Lesnar realises what happened and chases after him.
CHOKESLAM ON THE STEEL CHAIR. 1…2…3 and we got us a NEW Champion! The Big Show becomes the FIRST PERSON to pin Lesnar on TV!!!
for a 5 minute match or whatever, this was . Love it.
CAL SCALE – 2
Edge & Rey Mysterio Vs Chris Benoit & Kurt Angle Vs Los Guerreros – WWE Tag Team Championship Elimination Match
REDGE VS BANGLE VS EDDIE & THAT OTHER GUY!!!
I love how Eddie and Chavo are trying to start shit in the beginning, pushing everyone around… then both going on the apron to leave the other 2 teams to go at it. Eddie .
Edge & Rey dominate early on, getting the better of even Angle and Benoit, so Angle decides to tag in CHAVO! Take THAT, Chavo. Time for you to get a beating!
Eddie and Rey .
Rey continues to dominate this match to Eddie tags Angle back in! LOL
Holy absolutely SHIT at Rey being thrown in the air by Angle, and Rey trying to land on the ropes and SLIPPING, landing HARD on his head. Ouch!!! Luckily he seems ok for the most part though, but that slip allows Angle and Benoit to gain control of this match!
Love Angle’s use of the clotheslines to cut off Rey a couple of times. Looks NASTY every time. Angle falls to the mat when he does it to make it look more vicious and Rey bumps like fuck off it. Bangle working over Rey is . Match is more “grounded” at this point than their NM match. not in the sense that they roll around on the mat and shit, but they slow things down and don’t go nuts with MOVES~!
Rey’s actual comeback that allowed him to make a tag to Edge is . A GREAT counter sequence between him and Angle. Then we have Angle trying to tag one of the Guerrero’s since he’s closest to them, and they jump off the apron and leave him to suffer!!! Los Guerrero’s are working SMART in this one.
SPEAR countered by Angle into a drop toe hold, and lands where Benoit is who applies the Crossface, allowing Angle to lock in the Ankle Lock!!! Rey makes the save and begins to dive around on everyone because he’s Rey fucking Mysterio and he can do anything he wants!!!
SUNSET FLIP COMBINED WITH A GERMAN SUPLEX~! That was TOOOOOOOOOO SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!
Eddie and Chavo with the LIE, CHEAT AND STEAL antics to cause Benoit and Angle to have problems leading to their elimination is . Sucks that they get eliminated first, but again shows how SMART Los Guerreros have been in this match so far!
Love the first part of this match. We get a good control segment from BANGLE over Rey, a sweet comeback and then a great finishing stretch that DID feature some finishers, but NOBODY kicked out of anything or escaped submission holds as they were always broken up, keeping the actual moves CREDIBLE still (hey, remember when Angle had credible finishers? ME EITHER ).
Angle is FUCKED that he and Benoit are eliminated first, and beats the shit out of Edge and Rey before leaving, giving Los Guerreros ANOTHER advantage in this match, to go with the fact that they spent most of the first part of this one on the apron!
Things slow down again as Los Guerreros work over Edge, hoping to get the win asap as he was attacked by Angle. Ok workover segment before Rey gets a hot tag, and having rested on the outside he comes in with a BANG and the pace picks up again .
Ref is trying to get Edge out of the ring, Rey goes for the WEST COAST POP and Chavo decks him with the tag belts! LASO FROM EL PASO . LOS GUERREROS WIN!!! EDDIE IS TAG CHAMPS!!!
oh SVS tag match, how I love you <3. You didn’t suck on this watch . This is tremendous fun and a super worked elimination tag match .
CAL SCALE – 6
Chris Nowinski and Matt Hardy show up and insult the crowd. HOLLA, IF YA HEAR ME!!! SCOTT FUCKING STEINER!!! HE’S BACK!!! REACTION IS INSANE. HE KILLS THEM BOTH.
Triple H Vs Shawn Michaels Vs Chris Jericho Vs Booker T Vs RVD Vs Kane – World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match
The first ever EC match! I love how this SVS kept with tradition with elimination matches, but put a twist on them. 6 man elimination tag tables match, triple threat elimination tag, and now the ELIMINATION Chamber!
HHH and RVD start this thing, with everyone else chilling in their pods. We get to see the uniqueness of the CHAMBER early on, with RVD back dropping HHH over the ropes right onto the steel floor, which is of course level with the ring. He then starts using the ropes to bounce HHH into the steel chain walls of the chamber too. I’m a big fan of the chamber design. I like how they can use the ropes like that, and I love the steel floor being level with the ring too. They can still go outside like in HIAC but it makes it a little different.
And the PODS can also come into play too, with RVD climbing Jericho’s pod to try and jump off, but Jericho reaches up and holds onto RVD’s leg to stop him!!!
HHH is getting MURDERED by RVD in the first 5 minutes. Bleeding and everything. And he fucking deserves it. FUCK YOU AND YOUR SHITTY 2002.
The first 5 minutes are up, and to NOBODY’S SURPRISE, Jericho is out first! Why nobody’s surprise? Because they made it fucking obvious every damn time for like, the first million of these matches. It all depends on their entrances into the match. HBK came out first and was put in a pod first, so he comes out LAST. Jericho was the last person to go into a pod before HHH and RVD started the match, so he came out FIRST. And this would go on for a LONG time in these matches. Yet they kept acting like it was random .
HHH and Jericho are both HEELS, so despite everything they went through earlier in the year (WM, HIAC…), they work together against RVD because… STUFF!!!
Nice beatdown on RVD, before he makes a cool comeback only to be cut off with a SICK DDT. Oh great, Booker T is in the match. Business is about to go under. I mean… pick up…
SPINAROONIE. Because even in a match this deadly there is ALWAYS time for that. Booker T takes care of the heels, RVD gets back up and then of course the BABYFACES fight each other. Which makes them look fucking stupid compared to the heels. WORK TOGETHER YOU DUMB CUNTS.
RVD goes to the top of a pod again, this time an empty one… and hits a FIVE STAR FROG SPLASH onto the game! Which in actual fact crushes part of HHH’s throat when his leg lands across it . Actual splash looked terrible too. HHH was far too close and RVD could barely move around from that height when he had to come down straight away.
BOOKER T PINS RVD~!
HHH GETS HIS FOOT ON THE ROPES~!
Time for KANE to come out and play! At least when Kane attacks Booker T you can understand it because he’s a MONSTER that pretty much hates anyone lol.
JERICHO THROUGH A POD~! Ahhh, I remember when that spot was new and fresh and cool. Will likely only be good again if ROMAN REIGNS gets to SPEAR someone through it. And not the Goldberg spear when he hit the spear, smashed into the pod, didn’t break it and had to force Jericho (I think it was him again?) through it .
Jericho sells the POD spot by getting up about 20 seconds later, hitting a Lionsault on Booker and pinning him! I’m not complaining though. Booker T is gone .
HBK!!! WHAT THE FUCK IS HE WEARING AND WHO THE FUCK CUT HIS HAIR?!?!
KANE gets on a roll, chokeslamming everyone!!! Yet doesn’t eliminate a single person .
Tombstone attempt countered into a SUPERKICK~! Followed by a PEDIGREE~! Followed by a LIONSAULT~! And Kane is eliminated!!!
So far the match has been REALLY good, but urgh, the HHH/Jericho Vs HBK part now is DULL. It goes on forever and neither HHH or Jericho can make their beatdown that interesting.
Finally after a looooong (feel like FOREVER) handicap situation, Jericho and HHH fall apart and try to kill each other.
WALLS OF JERICHO~! SUPERKICK~! JERICHO IS ELIMINATED~!
Now we are down to HHH and HBK. Urgh . HBK THROUGH A POD~!
SUPERKICK~! BLOCKED~! PEDIGREE~! KICKOUT!!!! KICKOUT!!!! KICKOUT!!!
PEDIGREE~! COUNTERED~! SUPERKICK!!! SUPERKICK!!! NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!! SHAWN MICHAELS IS THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!!
so aside from the DULL portion towards the end with HHH, Jericho and HBK, this is still great. Still consider the 05 match to be BETTER, but this is still currently #2, though one day I would like to watch all of them and rank them for the first time ever lol.
CAL SCALE – 5
Overall CAL SCALE – 20