Event: WWE Survivor Series 2014
From: Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri
Results By: Matt Boone (@MBoone420)
WWE Survivor Series 2014 Kickoff Show
We are welcomed to the WWE Survivor Series 2014 Kickoff Show by the expert panel. The crew welcomes us to the show and runs down some of the action before quickly sending things to the ring, where we are joined by Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL on commentary for our first Kickoff Show match.
Justin Gabriel vs. Fandango (with Rosa)
In the ring already is Justin Gabriel. Out next is the new-and-improved Fandango, accompanied by his new dance-partner, Rosa Mendes. The two have a whole new ring entrance, complete with a new theme song. Our first WWE Survivor Series Kickoff Show match is officially underway, as the bell sounds to start this one off.
Fandango jumps off to an early lead, and he’s in new ring gear as well. He’s got a fancy white shirt on with dress pants and dress shoes. Gabriel, by the way, is wearing some kind of skeleton ring attire.
Anyways, Fandango is in control of the offense with ease thus far, posing and dancing around in between spots and moves.
Fandango dominates the action throughout the entire match as the announcers spend most of the time putting over the “new-and-improved” Fandango, with Rosa as his new dance partner. In the end, Fandango hits his usual top-rope leg drop for the 1-2-3. Fandango wnis. Afterwards, he and Rosa dance around and celebrate their victory.
Back To The Kickoff Show Panel
Back to the expert panel, which features Renee Young, Alex Riley, Booker T and Paul Heyman, as we look ahead to some of the other matches scheduled for tonight’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view.
Backstage: The Miz & Damien Mizdow
From there, we shoot backstage for a Miz and Damien Mizdow segment. Mizdow hold an empty picture frame, which is supposed to be a mirror. Miz looks into the “mirror,” where Mizdow mimics all of Miz’s movements and gestures. They talk about how a win tonight for The Miz is also a win for Mizdow. Same basic stuff we’ve been seeing from these two.
Bad News Barrett Has Some “Bad News” For Team Cena & Team Authority
After the panel talks about some other stuff scheduled for tonight, they are interrupted by some music. It’s time, folks! Bad News Barrett makes his way out to his podium at the top of the stage. He says after a five and a half mnoth absence, he has returned. He references the Team Cena vs. Team Authority main event and the high-stakes stipulation. When he gets to John Cena, he says, “But John, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news!” He talks about how The Authority is going to make his life a living hell. He then says, “It must be groundhog day, because Team Authority — I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news!” He says if they lose, WWE will live under a new era — the era of Bad News! He thanks us very much. His music plays and that’ll do it for Bad News Barrett’s Kickoff Show segment tonight. She closes by saying play time is over and when her title is on the line, like it is tonight, she’s going to get the job dnoe. She walks off.
Backstage: Byron Saxton Interviews AJ Lee
Backstage, Byron Saxton is with the WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee. She mocks the drama going on between The Bella Twins and jokingly asks how she’s going to manage tonight. She says she thinks somehow she’ll be able to manage just fine.
Cesaro vs. Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter)
As the Kickoff Show panel continue debating and discussing some of tonight’s matches, they are interupted by the theme song of none other than “The King of Swing.” With that said, Cesaro makes his way to the ring and ultimately informs everyone in St. Louis that he offers his support tonight for Team Authority. He proceeds to do the same in six different languages, until finally, Jack Swagger, accompanied by Zeb Colter, interupts him.
Colter asks for the production truck to “cut the music.” He says he’s sick and tired of hearing about all of this foreign stuff. As he continues to talk, as he and Swagger move closer to the ring, Colter makes it clear that he and Swagger offer their support for Team Cena. He tells Cesaro that he’s a brown-noser and now as they get closer to the ring, he’s going to show what a real American does, which is roll their sleeves up and get the job done themselves. With that said, he leads the fans in a loud “We The People!” chant.
The bell rings and here we go with a one-on-one match between Cesaro and Swagger. Early on, Cesaro establishes dominance over Swagger, until out of nowhere Swagger looks to apply the Patriot Lock. Cesaro, however, ultimately breaks his way free.
Cesaro re-establishes control of the offense as the “U.S.A.” chants break out in St. Louis. The announcers remind us that Cesaro and Swagger used to be a part of “The Real Americans” tag-team.
As the action continues, a loud “We The people” chant breaks out as Cesaro cuts a comeback attempt by Swagger short. The announcers ignore the action in the ring as Cesaro maintains control of the action in the ring.
Swagger starts making a comeback. As he launches up to the middle rope for a Swagger Bomb attempt, Cesaro grabs him, but Swagger immediately reverses that into a Patriot Lock attempt. Cesaro breaks free, but literally secnods later, Swagger re-applies the hold. This time, Cesaro taps out.
Winner: Jack Swagger
Parking Lot: Vince McMahon Has Arrived!
Right after the Swagger-Cesaro match ends, we shoot out to the parking lot. We see a limo pull up. Out steps a pair of shoes. The camera pans up and we see none other than Mr. McMahon himself, Vince McMahon! Vince walks towards the building as the Kickoff Show concludes. It’s time to head to the PPV portion of the 2014 edition of WWE Survivor Series! Stick with us folks, it’s time for WWE Survivor Series 2014!