– The 2015 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view opens with Eden introducing Lilian Garcia. Lilian sings the National Anthem from the ring and the arena is lit up with red, white and blue. This appears to be WWE’s response to the reports of a potential Islamic State (ISIS) terror attack at tonight’s show. Fans chant USA as we go to an opening video package.
WWE World Heavyweight Title Tournament Match: Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio
We go to the ring with Michael Cole, JBL and Byron Saxton on commentary. Roman Reigns is out first through the crowd. WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio is out next with Zeb Colter. We get a sidebar video of Zeb talking earlier today. They lock up and go to the corner. The crowd is hot as they chant dueling chants for Reigns.
Back and forth now. Del Rio mounts Reigns in the corner with right hands as fans count along but Reigns slams him to some boos. Reigns pulls Del Rio to the floor and decks him with a right. Del Rio counters and sends Reigns into the barrier. Del Rio brings it back in and goes to the top for a right hand and a 1 count. Reigns turns it around and mounts Del Rio in the corner now. Reigns drops Del Rio for a quick pin attempt. Del Rio makes another comeback and hits the running enziguri, knocking Reigns off the apron to the floor. Del Rio sends Reigns into the steel steps as we see Triple H watching backstage with a smirk on his face. Del Rio brings it back in and comes off the top for a 2 count.
Del Rio keeps control and continues to work on the shoulder. Del Rio ends up flying through the second rope and landing hard on the floor. Reigns follows and keeps control before slamming Del Rio’s head into the announce table several times. We see the WWE World Heavyweight Title at ringside. They come back in and run the ropes. Reigns hits a big right hand. Reigns with clotheslines in the corner as fans count along. Reigns with a big boot. Reigns calls for the Superman punch as some fans boo. Del Rio ducks it and hits the Backstabber for a close 2 count.
Del Rio with kicks in the corner. Del Rio with a DDT for a 2 count. Fans chant “si!” as Del Rio readies in the corner. Reigns ducks the superkick and nails a Samoan Drop for another close 2 count. Reigns takes Del Rio to the top for a superplex but Del Rio fights him. Del Rio turns Reigns upside down in the corner but misses the stomp. His knee buckles and Reigns hits a Superman punch. There are some boos as Reigns readies for a spear. Reigns runs into a superkick for a close 2 count as Del Rio suckered Reigns in with the knee injury.
Reign blocks the cross armbreaker for a roll up but Del Rio kicks out at 2. Del Rio tries to turn it into the hold again but Reigns lifts him up for a powerbomb. Del Rio kicks out at 2. Fans chant “this is awesome” as both Superstars are flat on their back. Del Rio catches Reigns in the armbreaker again and has it locked good this time. Reigns powers up and tries to put Del Rio out of the ring. Del Rio keeps the hold locked for as long as he can and lands on his feet on the floor. He goes to the top but misses the stomp and Reigns hits a spear for the win. Reigns advances to the finals.
Winner: Roman Reigns
– After the match, Reigns recovers as we go to replays.