WWE Survivor Series 2023

WWE Survivor Series: WarGames Results
November 25, 2023
Rosemont, Illinois (Allstate Arena)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Corey Graves
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Video: A highlight reel hyping up all the matches for Survivor Series, including two WarGames Matches, airs. “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath provides the soundtrack for the video. Let the WarGames begin!

We go live into the Allstate Arena. Michael Cole and Corey Graves, displaying two bags of Ruffles, a major sponsor of the event, welcome us to the 37th annual Survivor Series.

The sirens wail, and the massive cage, all 15 feet and 6 tons of it, begins to lower over the two rings. We’re kicking off with a WarGames match!

Women’s WarGames Match
Bianca Belair, Shotzi, Charlotte Flair, and “The Man” Becky Lynch vs. Damage CTRL (WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY, Bayley, Kairi Sane, and Asuka)

The match will start with Becky Lynch vs. Bayley.

Bianca Belair, Shotzi, Charlotte Flair, WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY, Kairi Sane, and Asuka are in the cages for now.

The bell rings to signal the fighting can begin. Becky Lynch takes it to Bayley and bounces her off the turnbuckles and the cage wall. Bayley blocks a shot into the turnbuckle and bounces Lynch’s face off it. Bayley punches her down and taunts the crowd. Bayley hits the ropes, but Lynch follows her in and hits a shoulder tackle. Lynch charges her in the corner, but Bayley puts her on the apron. Lynch knocks her back and goes up the ropes, but Bayley cuts her off. Lynch fights Bayley down to the canvas and jumps over her. Bayley quickly kicks her in the midsection and punches her. Lynch punches back. They get into a fistfight, and the crowd is LOUD. Lynch hits the ropes and hits a clothesline to a big reaction. Lynch hits a running forearm in the corner and connects with a Bexploder. So far, the action has been contained to one ring. Lynch grabs Bayley, but Bayley sends her headfirst into the cage wall. Bayley sends her into the cage again and takes a moment to recover. Bayley clubs the back and throws her onto the metal covering between the two rings. Bayley sets up for a suplex on the metal, but Lynch blocks it. Bayley fights back and connects with a suplex on the metal covering!

It’s just under 2 minutes until Becky Lynch, whose team has the WarGames advantage, gets some relief. They’re in the second ring now. Bayley takes it to Lynch and elbows her in the back of the neck a few times. Bayley goes to drive her into the cage wall, but Lynch reverses it on her. Lynch connects with three basement dropkicks into the cage wall. Lynch applies a Dis-Arm-Her under the bottom rope. Dakota Kai all of a sudden appears at ringside and jabs the tip of a kendo stick into Lynch’s spine. Lynch is not happy. Bayley drops Lynch on the kendo stick and attacks her with vicious shots.

Time expires. Shotzi is out of the cage and joins the match. Bayley tries to hold the door shut, but Shotzi knocks her back. Shotzi goes under the ring and pulls out four steel chairs and a trash can. The crowd is buzzing and wants a table. Shotzi gets in the ring, and the crowd boos because there is no table. Bayley charges with a steel chair, but Shotzi kicks it into her face. Shotzi hits a cross-body block and follows up with a rolling facebuster. Shotzi sets a chair up in the center of the ring and pushes the trash can out of the way. Shotzi charges and jumps off the chair to hit Bayley with a flying senton. Bayley rolls to the second ring to recover. Shotzi goes for a suicide dive between the ropes into the second ring, but Bayley (sort of) kicks her down. Lynch attacks Bayley with a kendo stick, so she retreats to standing in between the two rings. Shotzi is on the other side with a steel chair. Bayley is terrified and starts to climb the cage. If she leaves, her whole team will be disqualified. Lynch and Shotzi climb after her. They attack Bayley and bounce her face off the cage wall until she falls to the mat. Lynch and Shotzi look at each other and stand on the top rope. They then wipe Bayley out with a double-team diving shoulder tackle.

Time expires. WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY joins the match. Sky goes under the ring and grabs a steel chain. Sky gets in the ring and attacks Lynch and Shotzi with the chain. Sky hooks Shotzi in the chain and throws her across the ring. Sky hooks it around Lynch and sends her to the metal ring apron, but Lynch lands on her feet. Lynch fights back, but Sky snaps her off the top rope. Lynch and Shotzi are in the second ring. Sky climbs to the top rope, steps over to the other ring’s top rope, and hits them with a double missile dropkick. Sky hits Shotzi with running double knees in the corner. Lynch receives the same fate. Sky looks at Bayley and goes back to the first ring. Sky gives Bayley the trash can and climbs to the top rope. Bayley hands it to Sky. Lynch gets in the ring and attacks Bayley. Sky gets down and helps her teammate out against Lynch. Lynch fights them off and sits on the top rope, but Bayley cuts her off. A “Becky” chant fires up. Bayley and Sky take Lynch out with a double-team superplex. Sky points at Shotzi and pulls her into the first ring. They put Shotzi in the corner and attack her. Bayley punches Shotzi down. Less than 15 seconds to go. Bayley and Sky put Shotzi on the top rope. Shotzi fights them off.

Time expires. Bianca Belair, the captain of the team, joins the match. Belair uses her braids to smack Bayley and Sky down and prevent them from giving Shotzi a double-team superplex. Belair unleashes nasty shots with the braid on Sky and Bayley. The trash can is wedged in the corner. Belair gives Sky an alley-oop into the trash can. Bayley swings a chair at her, but Belair hits it with her braid. Belair pushes Bayley away and hits her with a spinebuster. Belair gives Sky the 10 punches, but Bayley grabs the braid. Bayley and Sky pull Belair’s braids (she is sporting two tonight), but Belair backflips over them and hits a double suplex on Bayley and Sky. Shotzi then hits Sky with a splash off the top rope. Shortly after, Lynch hits Bayley with a diving leg drop off the top rope. Lynch, Belair, and Shotzi stand tall as the clock counts down again.

Time expires. Kairi Sane is out of the cage and heading to the ring. Sane does not appear to be in a rush to get in the ring. She goes underneath. Sane then pulls out a trash can lid. The crowd boos. They really want a table. Sane gets in the ring, ducks a clothesline from Shotzi, and cracks her with it. Sane throws the lid to Lynch and takes her down. Sane gets in the second ring with Belair and hits a head-scissor takeover, followed by a dropkick. Belair is seated against the cage wall, so Sane hits her with a sliding forearm. In the other ring, Sky scoop slams Shotzi. Bayley clubs Lynch down. Damage CTRL puts three chairs on top of Shotzi, but they soon slide off. Bayley smashes the lid off Lynch. Sky then tosses Sane in the air, who hits Shotzi with a huge elbow drop on the chairs!

Sane heads to the top rope, but Belair cuts her off. Just a little over a minute remaining until the next competitor joins this match. Belair presses Sane above her head and throws her into the other ring and into her teammates! Damage CTRL soon begins to fight back and takes down all three women with vicious chair shots to the back.

Time expires, and Charlotte Flair joins WarGames for the first time in her career. The Queen knocks Sane back and attacks Bayley. Sky charges, but Flair catches her and hits a fall-away slam into Bayley. Flair chops away at Sane, and Sane slips on a steel chair. Flair chops Sky down and hits Sane with a fall-away slam into the cage wall. Sky dives at Flair, but Flair catches her and hits a powerbomb into the cage wall! Bayley and Sane soon tackle Flair into the other ring. The crowd loudly chants, “We want tables.” They send Flair to the corner, but she rolls up the turnbuckles a la her famous father. Flair knocks Bayley and Sane back before heading to the top rope for a diving double Natural Selection.

Flair and Lynch come face-to-face. They have some bad blood. Other than last night, the last time they were in the ring together was at Survivor Series 2021. Damage CTRL attacks Lynch and Flair before anything happens. Flair climbs to the top rope with Sky on her shoulders! Sky has the steel chain in hand and knocks Flair in the head with it. Flair falls to the mat. Sky gets to the top rope and drops the chain down. Dakota Kai hooks another garbage can to the chain, and Sky pulls it up to the top of the cage. Sky puts the can on top of the cage and precariously stands on top of the cage! WOW! Sky puts the can over her head and dives down onto all the competitors in the ring! UNREAL!

Time expires for the final time, and Asuka joins the match. WarGames can officially begin now! Asuka goes under the ring and pulls out two kendo sticks. The crowd is furious that it isn’t a table. Asuka goes under the ring and grabs another two sticks. Asuka pulls out a table to a HUGE ovation! Asuka and Kai slide the table into the ring. Asuka also grabs a fire extinguisher and gets it in the ring.

The bell rings. Now, let the WarGames begin!

Damage CTRL stands in the first ring with kendo sticks. Team EST is down in the other ring. Damage CTRL gets in the second ring and unloads vicious kendo stick shots on Team EST. The crowd is loving this. Sky grabs the steel chain. They bind Lynch and Belair back-to-back with the chain. Damage CTRL then crush them with four stereo dropkicks! They next put a garbage can over Lynch’s head. Asuka climbs to the top rope, but in the first ring, Shotzi climbs up and grabs her. Asuka spits mist in Shotzi’s eyes! Asuka hits a missile dropkick on Lynch, who has a trash can over her head! Asuka covers Lynch. 1… 2… Lynch kicks out!

The crowd is chanting for the table. Asuka and Sane grab the table and begin to set it up. In the second ring, Sky hits her opponents with the kendo stick to keep them down. The table is set up in the first ring. Damage CTRL gets in the second ring and continues to pick the bones of Team EST. Lynch fights back with a forearm to Sane. Sky and Bayley get Flair on the top rope, but Belair and Lynch cut them off with dual powerbombs. Flair begins to head to the top of the cage wall! Flair hits Damage CTRL with a WILD moonsault block off the top of the cage! Sane looks like she might have caught Flair’s knee in the face. Flair covers Bayley for a near fall.

Flair and Lynch take it to Bayley before hitting Sky with a double-team delayed vertical suplex. Sane runs up to them, but they CRUSH her with a double-team powerbomb! Flair and Lynch celebrate big time. Flair and Lynch then stare at each other and hug to a GIANT ovation. Asuka and Sky try to roll them up, but they get out. Flair applies a Figure Four Leglock to Sky and transitions into the Figure Eight. Lynch applies a cross-arm breaker to Asuka. Bayley hits Flair with a diving elbow drop to break up the Figure Eight. Sane goes for a diving elbow on Lynch, but she gets the knees up. Lynch applies a Dis-Arm-Her to Sane! Bayley quickly breaks it up with a running knee. Belair ducks a kick from Asuk and puts her in the electric chair. Shotzi hits Asuka with a missile dropkick, making this into a Doomsday Device. Asuka had a rough landing. Shotzi covers Asuka, but Bayley breaks it up and nearly takes out referee Charles Robinson in the process!

Lynch crawls into the first ring and begins to brawl with Sane. Lynch takes Sane down with a reverse DDT. Bayley gets in the ring and hits Lynch with a Rose Plant. Shotzi runs in and hits Bayley with Sliced Bread #2. Asuka spits mist, but Shotzi ducks. Belair then takes Asuka out by spraying her with the fire extinguisher! Sky then hits Belair in the back with a chair. Shotzi hits Sky with a nasty dragon suplex that nearly spikes her onto the chair. Sane attacks Shotzi and SMASHES the trash lid into her face! Flair then big boots Sane down. Flair goes for a Spear on Sane, but Bayley intercepts it and takes it. Shotzi goes to the top rope and hits Bayley with a senton splash. Belair lifts Bayley and CRUSHES her with a KOD. They set the table up, and Lynch is sitting on the top rope. Belair deadlifts Bayley up the ropes, and Lynch hits her with a Manhandle Slam off the ropes and through the table for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: Bianca Belair, Shotzi, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch

The battered and bruised Team EST stands tall amidst the carnage in the center of the first ring.

Backstage Segment

Alpha Academy and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Chelsea Green and Piper Niven are eating Ruffles backstage. Pretty Deadly shows up and argues with Otis over whether they are chips or crisps. R-Truth returns and says they are Ruffles. Akira Tozawa does a Ruffles dance.

Backstage Segment

Elsewhere backstage, Sami Zayn catches up with “Main Event” Jey Uso. Zayn says Randy Orton hasn’t shown up yet. Jey reminds him that they took him out with the injury over a year ago. It’s no surprise he hasn’t shown up yet. They worry he might now make it. The crowd chants “CM Punk” during this.

Video Package: WWE Intercontinental Championship

WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz vs. “The Ring General” Gunther (c)

This is the 533rd day of Gunther’s record-breaking WWE Intercontinental Championship reign. All of Miz’s combined 8 reigns amount to 592 days.

The bell rings, and Miz dances around Gunther a few times. They lock up, and Gunther powers him to the corner. Miz gets away and chops Gunther! Gunther is not happy. Gunther blocks a kick and viciously chops Miz down. Gunther grabs him, but Miz boots him away. Miz attacks Gunther in the corner and wildly punches away at him. Gunther shoves him away, but Miz comes right back. Miz then slaps Gunther in the face. Miz quickly gets out of the ring when Gunther angrily stares at him. Miz grabs Gunther trying to get out of the ring and snaps the leg off the apron. Miz pulls him to the ring post and smashes the left leg off the post. Miz then applies a Figure Four Leglock around the ring post! Miz releases before the count of five, which would cause a disqualification.

Gunther hobbles in the ring. Miz goes to the apron and does a springboard, but Gunther big boots him out of midair! Gunther takes a few moments before pulling Miz up and chopping him back down. Gunther gets Miz in the corner and viciously chops away at him. Miz looks stunned by the pain. Gunther smiles and derisively points at Miz as if he is a joke. Miz is angry and fights back at Gunther, but Gunther cuts him off with a chop. Gunther connects with a scoop slam and shouts at Miz. Gunther hits a stiff kick to the spine and continues to shout at him. Miz fights back with some left hands, but Gunther quickly ducks one and connects with a German Suplex. Gunther clubs the back and pulls him up to his feet before annihilating him with a big boot. Gunther taunts the crowd, and they loudly boo him.

Gunther saunters around the ring as Miz is slowly pulling himself up on the ropes. Gunther grabs him and talks some trash. Gunther goes for a Powerbomb, but Miz punches him and hits a hurricanrana to counter. Miz kicks Gunther in the injured knee. Miz ducks a chop and punches away at Gunther. Gunther quickly cuts him off with a knee to the midsection. Miz blocks a kick, puts the leg on the middle rope, and jumps on it, further injuring the knee. Gunther is hobbling in the center of the ring. Miz kicks away at Gunther’s injured leg and midsection before taking him down. Miz kicks Gunther high on the chest before kicking him down in the corner. Miz looks out into the crowd and soaks in the adulation. Gunther fights back, but Miz comes back with a tilt-a-whirl satellite DDT for a near fall.

Miz goes for a Skull Crushing Finale, but Gunther fights out. Gunther hits a Tyrannosaurus Dropkick, followed by a Powerbomb! 1… 2… Miz kicks out! Gunther is in disbelief. Gunther becomes irate and slaps away at Miz. Gunther goes for a sleeper hold and locks it in, but Miz gets to the corner. Gunther rips him away from the corner, but Miz pulls the top turnbuckle pad off. Miz throws the pad at the referee and uses the distraction to kick Gunther in the kneecap, followed by the groin! Miz hits a Skull Crushing Finale for a near fall! The crowd chants, “One more time!” Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Gunther fights out and applies a sleeper hold. Miz quickly drives Gunther into the exposed turnbuckle and rolls him up for a two-count. Miz tries to fight back at Gunther, but Gunther crushes him with a vicious lariat. Gunther heads to the top rope and dives with a lame splash. The commentary team says Gunther pulled off from the full impact because of the injured knee, a great save. Gunther applies a Boston Crab and drives his knee into Miz’s spine. Miz has no choice but to submit.

Winner by Submission and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Gunther

The Judgment Day’s Locker Room

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Finn Bálor and Damian Priest are talking with JD McDonagh about this being his first PLE. NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio comes in and says Randy Orton isn’t going to show up tonight. The Judgment Day is happy about this. Priest says he’ll tell Drew McIntyre. Bálor reminds him to tell him about “that other thing.” We don’t know what it is.

Video Package: Santos Escobar vs. Dragon Lee

Santos Escobar vs. Dragon Lee

The bell rings, and Escobar quickly avoids a big boot from Lee. Escobar quickly takes him down with punches and kicks. Escobar stomps him down in the corner and kicks him in the head a few times. Escobar pulls him up and sends him into the ropes. Escobar floors him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a one-count. Escobar continues to stomp the back of Lee. Escobar puts him in the tree of woe and stomps away at him. Escobar backs up and charges with a dropkick for a two-count. Escobar chops Lee to the corner and charges with double knees to the sternum. Escobar dumps him out of the ring and follows him out. Escobar whips Lee into the steel steps. Escobar puts Lee’s leg behind the steel steps, which is what he did to Rey Mysterio to injure his leg. Lee elbows Escobar away and kicks him in the face from the apron. Escobar slowly pulls himself up to the apron, and Lee hits a WILD hurricanrana off the apron and to the floor! Lee gets back in the ring and hits a beautiful somersault senton on Escobar!

Lee gets Escobar in the ring and sizes him up for a running knee to the side of the head. Lee covers for a two-count. Lee pulls Escobar up and punches him. Lee puts Escobar on his shoulders and slams him down. Lee goes to the top rope, but Escobar cuts him off. Lee kicks him away and goes to the top rope. Escobar tries to climb after him, but Lee knocks him away. Escobar then knocks him down with a kick to the temple. Escobar pulls Lee back up to the top rope and hits a massive hurricanrana for a near fall! Escobar argues the count with the referee. Escobar stomps Lee’s shoulder and rips at his mask. Escobar hits a snapmare and continues to rip at the mask. The crowd loudly boos Escobar. A loud “A–hole” chant picks up. Escobar sneers at the crowd and puts Lee on the apron. Escobar pulls Lee to the top rope and shouts at the crowd. Lee punches Escobar down and gets him in the tree of woe. Lee then crushes Escobar with a double stomp for a near fall. Lee sizes Escobar up and charges, but Escobar superkicks him down, turning him inside out.

Both men are down, but they start to stir and exchange punches from their knees. They trade punches back and forth before Lee hits a knee to the face. Escobar answers with a knee of his own. Lee charges and flips through before powering Escobar up for a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall! Lee is bleeding from the bottom lip. Lee charges, but Escobar cuts him off. Escobar connects with a South of the Border Destroyer! Escobar follows up with a Phantom Driver for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Santos Escobar

NXT Deadline is coming on December 9, 2023.

Commercial: LA Knight promotes Slim Jim.

Arena Garage

The New Day drives into the arena in the Slim Jim car, honking “New Day rocks” as they drive. Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston get out and put over Slim Jim.

Video Package: Women’s World Championship

Women’s World Championship
Zoey Stark vs. Rhea Ripley (c)

They talk trash to each other as the bell rings. Ripley slaps Stark in the face, so Stark answers back with a stiff slap to the jaw. Ripley charges, but Stark takes her down and punches away at her. The crowd is cheering Ripley and booing Stark. Stark dropkicks Ripley out of the ring and crushes her with a quick cross-body block off the top rope to the floor. Stark gets Ripley in the ring and hits a springboard missile dropkick for a two-count. Stark charges Ripley in the corner, but Ripley drops her on the apron. Stark knocks her back and goes for a slingshot, but Ripley head-butts her in the jaw. Ripley gets on the apron, and a “Mami” chant picks up. Ripley goes for a suplex on the apron, but Stark fights it. Stark then turns Ripley inside out with a DDT on the apron. Stark pushes Ripley into the ring and hits a slingshot corkscrew senton for a two-count. Ripley quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. Stark goes to the apron and kicks Ripley in the chest. Ripley avoids a diving knee and ducks a kick. Ripley lifts Stark and drops her on the apron face-first before sending her into the ring post.

Ripley shouts at Stark and throws her into the ring. Ripley punches away at Stark and talks trash. Ripley shouts that this is her division and Stark is nothing. Ripley powers Stark up for a nice vertical suplex for a two-count. Ripley knees away at Stark’s ribs and clubs her in the spine. Ripley digs her knee into Stark’s spine and pulls back on the arms for a surfboard stretch. Stark tries to fight up, but Ripley slings her down and pulls back on the arms for a curb stomp. Ripley does it again before pulling her up a third time for another slam. Ripley then dropkicks her. Stark forgets her spot, so they stand there for a moment. Stark fights back and hits a jawbreaker, but Ripley cuts her off. Ripley puts Stark on the top rope before punching and chopping her. Ripley climbs to the second rope. Stark fights back, but Ripley cuts her off. Ripley goes for a slam, but they do… something. I think Stark was supposed to land on her feet, but she didn’t stick the landing at all.

Stark rolls Ripley up for a two-count. Ripley elbows out of a German Suplex and stuns her with a kick to the skull. Ripley slams her down on her face and connects with a northern lights suplex for a two-count. Ripley talks trash, so Stark challenges her to hit her hard. Ripley obliges and goes for a Riptide, but Stark slides out and hits a German Suplex. Stark connects with a running knee for a near fall. Ripley blocks the Z-360 and elbows her. Stark hits a kick, but Ripley stuns her with a head-butt. Ripley follows up with the Riptide for the win.

Winner by Pinfall and still Women’s World Champion: Rhea Ripley

WWE Shop Commercial: Alpha Academy puts over the Holiday Deals on the online store.

Locker Room Segment

World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins is in his locker room. “Main Event” Jey Uso and Sami Zayn walk in and say Randy Orton hasn’t shown up yet. “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes walks in and says he will show up. Rhodes asks them to trust him.

Video Package: Men’s WarGames Match

Men’s WarGames Match
Drew McIntyre and The Judgment Day (Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Finn Bálor and Damian Priest, NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, and JD McDonagh) vs. “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, “Main Event” Jey Uso, Sami Zayn, World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins, and Randy Orton

The match will start with Finn Bálor vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins.

Damian Priest, “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, JD McDonagh, Cody Rhodes, Jey Uso, and Sami Zayn are in the cages for now. Randy Orton still has not appeared.

Rollins gets in the ring, hits the ropes, and dives into the second ring to attack Bálor, who is standing there. Rollins punches away at him. Bálor cuts him off and goes to send him into the cage wall, but Rollins cuts him off. Rollins sends Bálor twice into the cage wall. A loud “CM Punk” chant picks up. Rollins drives Bálor into the cage wall again and gets the crowd to sing his song. Bálor rolls to the first ring, and Rollins follows him in. Bálor begs him off before going for a cheap shot, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins goes for a Buckle Bomb, but Bálor gets out and clotheslines him down. Bálor grabs the World Heavyweight Champion and drives him headfirst into the cage wall. Bálor grabs him again and repeats the move. Bálor chops the chest.

Three minutes to go until the Judgment Day, who won the WarGames Advantage Match on Monday Night Raw, gets a 2-on-1 advantage. Bálor sends Rollins into the cage wall and hits a Sling Blade. Bálor sizes Rollins up as the crowd chants, “CM Punk.” Bálor charges, but Rollins kicks him down. They’re in between the two rings on the diamond plate covering. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, but Bálor hits a back body drop on the diamond plate. Rollins’s perpetually injured lower back locks up on him. Bálor goes to the top rope for a Coup de Grâce, but Rollins moves. Rollins hits a Sling Blade and gets to his feet. Rollins punches Bálor down in the corner. Rollins whips Bálor to the corner and avalanches him before hitting a back suplex into a backbreaker. Rollins connects with a running knee to the face.

Time expires. JD McDonagh joins the match. As he goes to get in the ring, Rollins kicks him right out of the cage. Bálor attacks Rollins, but Rollins whips him hard into the opposite corner. Rollins grabs McDonagh, but McDonagh attacks him with a kendo stick shot. McDonagh brings two kendo sticks into the ring and gives one to Bálor. The three-minute clock begins. McDonagh and Bálor tee off on Rollins with kendo stick shots. Bálor chokes Rollins with the kendo stick. Another “CM Punk” chant picks up. McDonagh swings at Rollins, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins sends McDonagh to the diamond plate between the two rings and elbows Bálor back. McDonagh quickly attacks Rollins and springboards off the middle rope of the second ring and moonsaults into the first ring on Rollins. Bálor and McDonagh grab Rollins and take him down with the kendo stick. McDonagh hangs Rollins on the top rope, and Bálor comes off the second rope with a kendo stick shot to the spine. Bálor digs the kendo stick into Rollins’ face and talks trash. Bálor and McDonagh hit a double-team straightjacket suplex.

Time expires, and “Main Event” Jey Uso joins the match. The “YEET” chants fill the arena. Jey looks into the ring and sees Bálor and McDonagh holding chairs. He grabs a chair from ringside and gets in the ring to take them down. Jey punches away at McDonagh and takes him down. Jey then goes off on Bálor with punches. Jey connects with enzuigiris on both McDonagh and Bálor. The crowd loudly cheers Jey. Jey hits Bálor with a running hip attack. Jey charges at McDonagh, but McDonagh takes him down with a standing Spanish Fly.

Drew McIntyre furiously stares down at Jey Uso from the cage he’s contained in. Rollins pulls Jey out of a double-team suplex. Rollins goes after Bálor, and Jey concentrates on McDonagh. Rollins punches away at Bálor until he escapes to the second ring. Rollins steps over from the top rope in the first ring to the top rope in the second ring and hits a diving ax handle.

Time expires, and Drew McIntyre starts to head out of the cage. Damian Priest holds him back and tells him to stick to the plan. Damian Priest then heads toward the ring. Priest cautiously gets in the ring, and Rollins and Jey ambush him. Priest fights them off, but Rollins hits him in the ribs with the steel chair. Bálor and McDonagh join in to help. It’s currently 3-on-2. Priest pulls out a metal baton and viciously attacks Rollins and Jey with it. Priest avalanches Rollins and Jey. Priest flattens Jey with a Broken Arrow before hitting Rollins with a flatliner. Priest goes to the top rope. Bálor and McDonagh hold Rollins and Jey up. Priest flattens them with a twisting senton.

Priest punches Rollins, and Rollins rolls into the second ring. Priest punches and stomps away at Rollins. In the first ring, McDonagh holds Jey up as Bálor hits him in the midsection with a steel chair. Bálor smashes the chair off Jey’s back. Bálor drives the chair into Jey’s throat.

Time expires. Sami Zayn shakes hands with Cody Rhodes and makes his way to the ring. Zayn hits McDonagh in the head with the kendo stick and slams the door into Bálor’s face. Zayn thinks about it and goes under the ring for a table. The crowd absolutely ROARS in approval. An “Ucey” chant picks up. Priest punches Jey down, and Zayn clotheslines Priest over the top rope onto the diamond plate. Priest nearly landed on his head. Zayn stomps away at Priest in between the rings. Zayn gets back in the first ring and attacks Bálor before hitting a Blue Thunder Bomb. Zayn goes to the top rope. A LOUD “Ucey” chant fires up. Zayn looks around before attempting to climb to the top of the cage wall. McDonagh quickly grabs Zayn, but Zayn smashes him off the cage wall. McDonagh lands crotch-first on the top rope and falls to the canvas. Zayn pulls a pipe off the cage and hits McDonagh with it. Bálor charges, but Zayn hits him with the pipe. Priest goes after Zayn, but Zayn springboards over him and smashes him in the face with the pipe.

A ”Sami” chant fires up as Zayn punches Bálor down in the corner. Zayn digs his boots into Bálor’s face. Zayn punches McDonagh. Zayn and Rollins take turns punching away at McDonagh. Rollins then chops Bálor’s chest. Zayn hits Bálor with a kendo stick. Rollins sets a chair up and bounces Bálor off it. Zayn tosses a kendo stick to Jey, who is in the second ring, but he overshoots and it sails out of the ring.

Time expires, and Drew McIntyre joins the match. McIntyre slams Rollins down and attacks Zayn in the corner. McIntyre hits Zayn with a WILD overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre grabs Rollins and gives him an inverted Alabama Slam onto Zayn!

McIntyre has his eyes fixed on Jey Uso, who is in the second ring. McIntyre slowly gets in the ring and stares at the man he blames for all his woes over the past year and more. Jey punches away at McIntyre and uppercuts him. McIntyre quickly comes back with a neckbreaker and kips up. We have 1:30 left until Jey, Rollins, and Zayn get some relief. It’s 4-on-3 right now. McIntyre tells Jey to apologize and acknowledge what he has done. McIntyre slams him into the cage wall a few times. McIntyre then scoops him up and lawn-darts him into the cage wall. McDonagh stomps and punches Zayn down. McIntyre goes for a Claymore Kick on Jey, but Jey superkicks him. Jey and Zayn then hit McIntyre with the 1D! Bálor and Priest quickly attack Zayn.

Time expires, and it’s a dream come true. “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes enters the match created by his father, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. Rhodes gets in the ring and viciously attacks Priest. Rhodes punches Bálor in between the ring. Rhodes punches away at McDonagh in the second ring and hits a clothesline. McDonagh reverses a whip to the corner, but Rhodes gets out and hits McDonagh with a back body drop. Rhodes then attacks Bálor and gives him a front suplex onto McDonagh.

Rhodes then drags a bull rope into the ring, one of his father’s preferred weapons. Rollins grabs the other end, and they get into a tug-of-war. They then attack McDonagh before hitting Bálor and crotching him with it. Rollins shouts about Randy Orton. It’s 4-on-4. Rhodes punches Priest in the first ring. The clock is counting down to give the Judgment Day the advantage once again.

Time expires, and NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio enters the ring to loud boos. The Judgment Day has a 5-on-4 advantage. Mysterio gets in the ring and attacks Rollins, Bálor, Zayn, and Rhodes. Mysterio gets in the first ring and hits Rhodes with Two Amigos. On the Third Amigo, he stops when he sees Zayn, Rollins, and Jey surrounding him. All four men then viciously beat Mysterio down to the delight of the crowd. Rhodes punches Mysterio into the second ring. Rollins puts Bálor in the corner. Zayn and Rollins lean the table in the corner. Rhodes sends Mysterio into the cage wall. Rollins sets up for a powerbomb through the table in the corner, but the Judgment Day saves “Dirty” Dom.

The crowd starts to chant for Randy Orton before chanting for CM Punk. McIntyre and Priest hit Rollins, Rhodes, and Zayn with stereo chokeslams. McDonagh then crushes Zayn with a moonsault off the top rope. Bálor follows up with a Coup de Grâce on Rollins. Mysterio then hits Rhodes with a Frog Splash. The Judgment Day sets the table upright in the corner. Priest then gives Rollins the Razor’s Edge through the table! The Judgment Day stands tall.

The clock counts down… and no Randy Orton! Instead, Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley runs down with a referee and the Money in the Bank briefcase!


RANDY ORTON makes his return after more than a year. He is clean-shaven. The crowd gives him an incredible ovation. Orton gets in the ring and closes the door. The bell rings to officially start WarGames.

LET THE WARGAMES BEGIN. Orton clotheslines Mysterio twice and hits a snap powerslam. Orton then this McDonagh with a snap powerslam. Orton had double fusion back surgery, but he’s moving around great. Orton sends Mysterio and McDonagh into the cage wall. Orton hooks Bálor’s head and gives him a hanging DDT!

McIntyre stares at Orton from the second rope. McIntyre gets into the first ring and stares down his old nemesis. Priest attacks Orton from behind. The Judgment Day beats down Orton in the corner. Rhodes, Jey, Rollins, and Zayn cut them off. The entire Judgment Day is in between the ring the two rings. Rhodes, Zayn, Rollins, Jey, and Orton hit stereo-hanging DDTs on the Judgment Day. Orton drops down for an RKO, but then he turns toward Jey to let him know that he hasn’t forgotten what he did to him. Jey superkicks Priest before he attacks Orton. Orton then gives Mysterio an RKO. Rollins gives Priest a Stomp on the diamond plate. Rhodes hits Bálor with a Cody Cutter, and Zayn hits McIntyre with a Cody Kick. Jey leaps off the top rope from the first ring into the second ring with an Uso Splash on McIntyre.

McDonagh is the last man standing and tries to scale the cage wall to save himself. If McDonagh leaves, he’ll forfeit the match for his team. Zayn and Rollins follow him to the top of the cage and attack him. Orton looks up at McDonagh on top of the cage. He’s ready! Rollins and Zayn push McDonagh off the top of the cage into an RKO from Orton! The crowd explodes. Orton sends Priest into Rhodes. Rhodes hits Priest with Cross Rhodes for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Cody Rhodes, Jey Uso, Sami Zayn, Seth “Freakin” Rollins, and Randy Orton

The show starts to end… and CM PUNK’S MUSIC HITS!!! CM PUNK MAKES HIS WAY OUT TO THE STAGE!!!! CM PUNK RETURNS TO WWE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEARLY 10 YEARS!!!!! A MASSIVE “CM Punk” chant picks up. Punk is fired up and celebrates with the crowd. Oh my goodness, what an ending to this show!

Video Package: Survivor Series: WarGames 2023 highlights