Survivor Series (2011) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by WWE that took place on November 20, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was the 25th annual Survivor Series event and the first one to take place … see full wiki
1.[US TITLE]DOLPH ZIGGLER VS JOHN MORRISON-this was a great opening match as are all of Dolph's matches on PPV it seems. I think this guy has come a long way and he is a future Champ and main eventer for real. Morrison was good here as well as both put on a quick paced match with back and forth action. Of course as other reviews have stated the crowd wanted Zach Ryder here against Ziggler and made it known. Regardless this is a great opener and the people get what they want after Ziggler wins and Ryder hits the ring.
2.[DIVA'S TITLE LUMBERJILL MATCH]BETH PHOENIX VS EVE-any time Beth is in a match I am interested because she is one of the few Diva's I actually enjoy watching. She always comes to put on a good show regardless who her opponent is. Here she battles Eve who gives her a pretty good match, liked her submission attempt. Still Beth delivers a vicious Glam Slam for the win, excellent ending.
3.[TRADITONAL SS MATCH]WADE BARRETT, CODY RHODES, DOLPH ZIGGLER, JACK SWAGGER, HUNICO VS RANDY ORTON, SHEAMUS, KOFI KINGSTON, SIN CARA, MASON RYAN-my favorite thing about this event, in fact the name of the event is based on this match. I truly miss the days when all the matches were these elimination matches. It pit rivals against each other without the threat of losing titles which added to the story line and worked into the next PPV. Any this match here is the only one of its kind on the card which is a shame because despite all the talent involved it comes off a bit lacking. Don't get me wrong this is not a horrible match but you can tell they wanted more out of it and just couldn't get some things to click. Still it does have it high spots and good moments and Wade along with Cody being the winners was the right way to end it.
4.[WORLD TITLE]MARK HENRY VS BIG SHOW-now a lot of people have hated on this match saying it was slow and not as great as their previous bout. Well for me personally I enjoyed the fact that they gave us a different kind of match. Slow, maybe but there were some really good moments here, Big Show surprised a lot of people here. The match ends with a DQ win for Show and he does to Henry what Henry had done to him. This was a good match and continued the story between the two.
5.[WWE TITLE]ALBERT DEL RIO VS CM PUNK-the best match of the night most likely with two of the best guys in the company in my opinion. Both of these guys are great and put on a great match. There are near falls and close calls for both guys. I like the back and forth action and the way they both work together. Plus it is always cool to see The Fink come out and announce for someone, really cool moment. Del Rio of course works Punk's arm over here setting up his submission finisher but it is Punk that wins by way of submission. After he wins the belt he leaps into the crowd for a cool celebration.
6.JOHN CENA, THE ROCK VS THE MIZ, R-TRUTH-this was the match everyone was looking forward to because the Rock was returning. The thing here of course was could he and Cena get along against two of the best heels in WWE today. Honestly this match was to put over their upcoming Mania match but I think Miz and Truth really did a great job here. They all really put Rock over here as Cena is the one that mostly gets beat on. Even still the action is good throughout with Miz and Truth looking great as a team. Of course we all knew how it would end, with Cena and Rock winning and then Rock laying Cena out at the end.
You get a CM Punk interview as the special feature on the DVD so that was cool. Over this was a good event but it is not a classic like many of the past ones have been. Still for any fan out there this is a good purchase so I recommend it. Let's see what these two will do at Mania, Cena and Rock that is.