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WWE 2008 Survivor Series – John Cena vs. Chris Jericho Play By Play

Survivor Series is in Boston and guess who is coming back? Yep, John Cena. I bet he still gets booed.

Remember when this show was the Thanksgiving tradition? I remember watching this on Thanksgiving and then they moved it to the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Hogan vs. Undertaker). The first Survivor Series show was in 1987. My friend Young Randall says he bought the show in 1990 because he remembers Ted DiBiase introducing the Undertaker.

Chris Jericho says that not every story has a happy ending. John Cena’s story is always happy. Until he gets booed.

Good ol’ JR says that CNN reported that Jeff Hardy was found unconscious. He had me for a second until he said he wasn’t sure if Hardy was going to wrestle tonight or not. It sounds like this is a way to get Edge back involved.

1. Shawn Michaels, Cryme Tyme, The Great Khali, and Rey Mysterio vs. JBL, MVP, The Miz, John Morrison, and Kane

Traditional Survivor Series rules here.

MVP yakuza kicked JTG and got the pin.

The Great Khali chopped MVP and then pinned him immediately after. And then he kissed a fat chick. Ok, that’s not until later.

Rey dropped off of Khali’s shoulders and splashed Kane for the pin. Morrison is in.

Miz pinned Shad with the reality check.

Morrison is working with HBK and did the nip up. But he missed the big elbow drop.

Rey pinned Miz with the spash off the top. JBL’s boobs are now in.

Michaels and JBL were out of the ring and Michaels jumped in before 10 while JBL didn’t. He’s counted out.

Morrison tried to set up a super kick of his own but he missed, HBK hit the sweet chin music and that’s all she wrote.

Winner: HBK, The Great Khali, and Rey Mysterio are the survivors

2. Michelle McCool, Maryse, Natalya, Victoria, and Maria vs. Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, Jillian, Candice Michelle, and Kelly Kelly.

In case you didn’t know, it’s Raw vs. Smackdown, because, you know, Raw vs. Smackdown ’09 is the sponsor of the show.

Phoenix and McCool are starting out. Maria came in and we already see crack. Victoria tagged in, told Maria to watch and learn and got rolled up. Victoria is out.

Maryse pinned Kelly Kelly and squeezed her boob I think.

Mickie James pinned McCool with a DDT. Maryse rolled up Mickie.

It’s now Candice Michelle, Beth Phoenix and Jillian on Team Raw. Maryse, Maria, and Natalya for Smackdown.

Michelle speared Natalya for the win. Maria victory rolled Jillian for the pin. Candice Michelle hit a northern lights suplex on Maria for the win. It’s now Maryse vs. Beth. After a couple near falls, Beth Phoenix finally hit Maryse with the glam slam for the pin.

Winner: Beth Phoenix is the sole suvivor.

Matt Hardy did a bad job pretending he was sad about Jeff Hardy.

3. The Big Show vs. The Undertaker – Casket Match

The Big Show was dominating and even dumped Taker into the casket, but he was too scared to touch it and the referees said that he actually had to close the lid. This went on for at least a minute. When Show finally went to close it, Taker got up.

Taker booted Show into the casket, but Show used his arms to block it being shut. Show dumped the casket over and tried to walk to the back, but Taker followed him out and flames ignited on the ramp. He went to leave again and the druids came back to bring a new casket.

Show stood the casket up with the door open. Taker threw him into the casket, Show fell in, and the casket fell over and shut the door on Show. Taker wins.

Winner: The Undertaker

That was a pretty creative way to end the match, thankfully.

Carlito and Primo are hanging out with the Bella twins. The Boogey Man was dressed up as the Gobbledly Gooker.

Orton tried to give an inspirational speech to his team. Actually, it wasn’t really inspirational. He basically told them not to screw up.

4. Batista, R-Truth, CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, and Matt Hardy vs. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, Shelton Benjamin, William Regal, and Mark Henry

Regal and CM Punk start. Punk immediately hit the GTS on Regal for the pin.

After a really good back and forth, Shelton pinned R-Truth with his finisher. Now Kofi and Shelton are in. Orton pinned Kofi with the DDT with Kingston horizontal with his feet on the second ropes.

Cody also pinned Punk with a DDT. Pretty weak way for Punk to go out.

Henry pins Hardy with the world’s strongest slam. It’s four on one. Batista spears Henry and pins him. It’s now three on one. Shelton takes the Batista bomb. It’s now two on one. It’s Cody and Randy vs. Big Dave. Big Dave had Cody up for the Batista Bomb and Orton tagged in while Rhodes was in the air. He hit the power bomb but the ref wouldn’t count it. Orton hit the RKO on Batista and he wins it.

Winner: Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes

That was a really good Survivor Series match.

It looks like Hardy won’t be in the match, which means he might be.

5. Koslov vs. HHH

HHH is making Koslov wrestle and 2 minutes in, the crowd is chanting, “Boring!”

I think I heard a TNA chant.

HHH hit the pedigree on Koslov and that lead Vickie to come out and change the match to become a triple threat. Edge comes out with a unibomber beard. He speared HHH. Jeff Hardy comes out and grabs a chair and tries to hit Edge. He misses and hits HHH instead. Edge spears Hardy and pins HHH and is the new champ.

Winner: Edge

6. Chris Jericho vs. John Cena

Cena got a pretty good pop coming out with his new AWA inspired shirt and hat. I kind of like that hat.

The story of the match is that Cena is scared to do all his moves, including going to the top rope to do the leg drop. He hesitated and Jericho got up. Jericho is going for his head and neck.

They’re working the old Hogan matches where the heels have the upper hand for most of the match. Jericho keeps putting on the full nelson to test out Cena’s neck.

Cena started to do his moves but Jericho got out of the 5 knuckle shuffle. He then put on the walls of Jericho and put his knee in the back of his neck. Then he put on the full walls. Cena reached the ropes and then hit a desperation FU. The crowd is very into this match. Jericho kicked out. Cena got his confidence back and went to the top and hit the leg drop. But Jericho blocked the FU and hit the code breaker for a 2 count. Jericho hit two clotheslines, but then missed the third and Jericho put on the STFU. Jericho got out and rolled him into a small package. Cena switched it but instead of trying to pin him, he dead-lifted him into FU position, hit the move and pinned him. Cena is the new champ. The match wasn’t fantastic, but it did tell a great story. Jericho should get a ton of credit for how the story was told. Cena’s going to have to put a spinner on that belt now.

Winner: John Cena

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