WWE Survivor Series is an event that evokes a lot of memories. The debuts of legends like The Undertaker and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the signature elimination matches through the years that have shaped the storylines of WWE and, in recent years, cross-show champion vs. champion matches that often carry the show.
On Sunday, the 2021 edition of Survivor Series emanates from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It’s been nearly two years since WWE held an event at Barclays, which has become a signature venue for WWE since it opened in 2012 — playing host to multiple SummerSlams, NXT TakeOvers and all of WWE’s weekly shows.
This year’s edition is headlined by WWE champion Big E taking on Universal champion Roman Reigns, and SmackDown women’s champion Charlotte Flair vs. Raw women’s champion Becky Lynch. Men’s and women’s traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series matches also feature prominently.
Follow along throughout the night as Tim Fiorvanti breaks down the action, match by match.
Match in progress: Women’s 5-on-5 traditional Survivor Series match — Team Raw (Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley, Carmella, Queen Zelina, Liv Morgan) vs. Team SmackDown (Sasha Banks, Natalya, Toni Storm, Shotzi, Shayna Baszler)
Toni Storm rolls up Carmella (Smackdown 5, Raw 4)
Men’s 5-on-5 traditional Survivor Series match — Team Raw (Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Austin Theory, Bobby Lashley) def. Team SmackDown (Drew McIntyre, King Woods, Happy Corbin, Jeff Hardy and Sheamus)
Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins got heated about who would start for Team Raw, opposite Team SmackDown’s King Woods. Owens finally won a war of wills, but the moment the bell rang, Owens rolled out of the ring, walked up the ramp and got himself intentionally counted out. Owens was eliminated from Team Raw.
After a chaotic sequence in which everyone got involved and almost everyone ate some of the damage, Finn Balor stomped Happy Corbin with a Coup de Grace, and evened the teams. Corbin was eliminated from Team SmackDown.
Bobby Lashley cleared house inside and outside of the ring, and knocked Woods off the top rope. He’d soon spear Woods, and then slapped the Hurt Lock on. Woods was eliminated from Team SmackDown.
Lashley and Drew McIntyre, who battled for months over the WWE championship, renewed tensions. But things got too personal in a hurry, and as they battled on the outside, both men got simultaneously counted out. Lashley was eliminated from Team Raw and McIntyre was eliminated from Team SmackDown. In the ensuing chaos, McIntyre hit a Claymore on Lashley as a parting gift, and then headbutted Rollins on his way out.
Balor looked to pick up another elimination with a Coup de Grace on Sheamus, but Sheamus flipped the script on his Irish countryman, rolled out of the way and then connected on a Brogue Kick. Balor was eliminated from Team Raw.