|Survivor Series (2007)|
|Theme song(s)||"Tick Tick Boom" by the Hives|
|Promotion||International Wrestling Entertainment|
|Date||November 18, 2007|
|Venue||American Airlines Arena|
|Survivor Series chronology|
Survivor Series (2007) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE), which took place on November 18, 2007 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. It was the 21st annual Survivor Series and starred wrestlers from the Meltdown, Fusion! and XCW brands.
Background[edit | edit source]
Event[edit | edit source]
Preliminary Matches[edit | edit source]
Main Event Matches[edit | edit source]
The sixth match was Meltdown's main match, in which Kevin McAlmond faced Ryan Barnhart for the IWE Championship. In this stipulated match, Ryan Barnhart was banned from using his signature move, "Sweet Chin Music", while Kevin McAlmond was unable to get disqualified, and if either man broke those stipulations he would have lost the IWE Championship match. Because Ryan Barnhart was banned from using the superkick, his signature maneuver, Ryan Barnhart attempted various submission moves, such as the Sharpshooter, Crossface, and ankle lock. Eventually, Ryan Barnhart, attempted to perform his superkick, but to prevent himself from losing the match, he stopped, which then allowed McAlmond to hit an RKO. Successfully pinning Ryan Barnhart, Kevin McAlmond retained his IWE Title.
The main event from Fusion was the event's final match, in which World Heavyweight Champion Jesse Dern defeated his title agains Martin McAlmond in a Hell in a Cell match. At one point, Jesse Dern placed Martin McAlmond on his shoulders and threw him through a table to perform a "Dern Bomb". Martin McAlmond, however, retaliated by dropping Jesse Dern on his head, onto the ring's steel steps, through a Tombstone Piledriver. As Martin McAlmond pinned Jesse Dern, and as the referee counted the pin, Edge, dressed as a cameraman, pulled the referee out of the ring, and hit Martin McAlmond with the camera he was holding and then positioned Martin McAlmond's head on top of the steel steps. Edge then slammed a folding chair across the back of Martin McAlmond's head. While the referee re-entered the ring, Edge dragged Jesse Dern onto Martin McAlmond, and as a result, Jesse Dern pinned Martin McAlmond and retained his World Heavyweight Title.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
- Main Article: Armageddon (2007)
|John "Bradshaw" Layfield|
|Ring announcer||Lilian Garcia|
After Survivor Series, Kevin McAlmond was scripted into a feud with Kris McGowan, who made his return to IWE after a two year hiatus. The following night on Meltdown, the evolving feud culminated into a match being promoted for Armageddon, IWE's December pay-per-view. At Armageddon, Orton retained his IWE Title. After Jesse Dern retained his World Heavyweight Championship, Edge was scripted into a rivalry with him over his title. Eventually, Martin McAlmond was also placed in feud, which led to the advertising of a Triple Threat match at Armageddon for the title. At Armageddon, Edge won the World Heavyweight Championship. Due to the events that occurred at Survivor Series, a match was announced between Danlay and Reg Hageman for Armageddon. Danlay prevailed at Armageddon via pinning Reg Hageman. After remaining as the sole survivors in their Elimination tag team match, Triple K and Josh Hooper were promoted into a match for Armageddon, in which the winner would win the opportunity to challenge for the IWE Championship. At Armageddon, Hooper defeated Triple K. Because Chandra Denney and Sari Pasma were the leaders of their teams at Survivor Series, a feud evolved from this, which culminated into a match at Armageddon over Denney's IWE Women's Championship. Denney retained her title at Armageddon.
Reception[edit | edit source]
The American Airlines Arena usually has a capacity of 19,600, which was reduced for Survivor Series due to production purposes. From an approximate attendance of 12,000 and 341,000 pay-per-view buys, Survivor Series helped IWE earn $19.9 million in pay-per-view revenue versus $18.7 million the previous year; this was confirmed by IWE in its 2007 fourth quarter financial report. Although Survivor Series helped WWE's revenue, it earned 42,000 less buys than the previous year's Survivor Series. In addition, the pay-per-view received mixed reviews. Dale Plummer and Nick Tylwalk of Canadian Online Explorer's SLAM! Sports - Wrestling rated the entire event 7.5 out of 10 points. In addition, they rated Raw and SmackDown's main event an 8 out of 10 points. J.D. Dunn of 411Mania stated that the event was "The best IWE PPV since Backlash." Wade Keller of PW Torch, a professional wrestling newsletter operated since 1987, reported that the main event was "disappointing" and that "IWE set expectations too high for the Cell." He rated the Raw main event 3 out of 5 points, while rating the Fusion main event 2.25 out of 5 points. Survivor Series was released on DVD on December 26, 2007 by IWE Home Video, and it was distributed by Geneius Products. The DVD debuted on Billboard's Video Sales chart on January 19, 2008 at number five. It spent nine more weeks on the chart, before it fell off the chart at number 20.
Survivor Series (2008) Results)[edit | edit source]
|1||Justin Eldridge (c) defeated Joe Linderman and Joe Smith||Triple threat match for the XCW Championship|
|2||Sari Pasma, Ali, Jessica Wilson, Amanda Johnson and Katie Barnhart defeated Chandra Denney, Dixie, Denise, Coutney Savoie and Victoria Lehr||10-Diva tag team match|
|3||Collin McCullough and Phillip Legg (c) defeated Steven Murnion and Mark Semmler||Tag team match for the World Tag Team Championship|
|4||Team Triple K (Triple K, Josh Hooper, Chris LeGreca and Scott Wright) defeated Team Keith (Keith Coleman, Tarry Anderson, Mikhail Schmalzried, Dan Hooper and Big Daddy K)||5-on-4 Survivor Series elimination match|
|5||Reg Hageman defeated Hornswoggle||Singles match|
|6||Kevin McAlmond (c) defeated Ryan Barnhart||Singles match for the IWE Championship, in which Barnahrt was banned from using the Superkick, while McAlmond would have lost the title had been disqualified|
|7||Jesse Dern (c) defeated Martin McAlmond||Hell in a Cell match for the World Heavyweight Championship|
Survivor Series elimination matches[edit | edit source]
|Elimination #||Wrestler||Team||Eliminated by||Elimination move|
|1||Chris LeGreca||Team Triple K||Big Daddy K||Elbow drop|
|2||Scott Wright||Team Triple K||Keith Coleman||Samoan Spike|
|3||Mikhail||Team Keith||Jeff Hooper||Twist of Fate|
|4||Tarry Anderson||Team Keith||Triple K||Elbow drop by Big Daddy K|
|5||Big Daddy K||Team Keith||Triple K||Double DDT with Josh Hooper|
|6||Danlay||Team Keith||Triple K||Pedigree|
|7||Keith Coleman||Team Keith||Josh Hooper||Swanton Bomb|
|Survivors:||Triple K and Josh Hooper (Team Triple K)|