WWE Survivor Series: Pre-show Coverage

WWE Survivor Series: Pre-show Coverage Photo: Evan Hoffman
- The 2012 WWE Survivor Series pre-show kicks off with Matt Striker and Scott Stanford on commentary as fans file into the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. They talk about Team Foley vs. Team Ziggler and we see footage of the Cody Rhodes injury on Main Event

- We go backstage with Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, Damien Sandow, Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez. Ziggler has found a replacement for Cody and in comes David Otunga. Everyone groans but Ziggler tries to hype them up. Del Rio agrees everyone should respect Dolph but says everyone knows he will be eliminated early. Del Rio says then everyone will follow him. They start arguing. Ziggler tries to get them hype again but has no luck.

- We get a video looking at the Big Show vs. Sheamus feud.

Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal vs. Zack Ryder and Santino Marella

We go to the ring and out comes 3MB - Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre. Out next come their opponents Zack Ryder and Santino Marella.

Ryder starts things off with Mahal. Ryder goes down first but comes back with a big arm drag takedown. Santino tags in and takes control. Jinder turns it around and tags in Slater. Slater comes in but Santino arm drags him. Ryder comes back in and goes at it with Slater. There's a moment where it appears Drew is supposed to hit Ryder but hits Slater. Something odd there. Jinder comes back in and gets a 2 count on Ryder. Another tag to Slater as they keep control of Ryder.

Santino comes back in and unloads on Slater. He goes for the Cobra but Jinder distracts him and Slater lays him out. Slater throws the Cobra out of the ring and Drew stomps on it. More offense from Slater and a tag to Jinder. Jinder unloads on Santino and hits a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Slater comes back in for some double teaming. Santino tries for a double clothesline but misses. Slater covers for 2. Slater with a headlock now. Mahal comes back in and keeps Santino grounded by their corner. Santino turns it around and in comes Ryder. Ryder unloads on Mahal and hits a dropkick from the top. Ryder with a big right in the corner. Ryder knocks Slater off the apron and hits the Broski Boot on Mahal. Ryder covers for a 2 count as Slater breaks the pin. Santino comes in but Slater tosses him out. Slater kicks Santino into the barrier. Ryder hits the Ruff Ryder on Slater and knees to Mahal. McIntyre hits Ryder with his cast and Jinder covers for the win.

Winners: Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal

- We get a look at the AJ Lee and Vickie Guerrero storyline. AJ is bringing evidence against Vickie to Survivor Series tonight.

- Striker and Stanford hype tonight's United States Title Match. Josh Mathews is backstage with R-Truth. Mathews asks Little Jimmy if he likes Truth's chances tonight. Truth asks if Mathews is talking to an imaginary person or something. Truth says the only person here is the one who will shut Antonio Cesaro's mouth. Truth says he will bring the US Title back to the US. Mathews mentions Truth denying the existence of Little Jimmy. Truth comes back and says Jimmy was just in the bathroom. Apparently Little Jimmy walks up and Truth makes Mathews apologize to him.

- We get a promo video for tonight's WWE Title match.

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