Here’s a stat for you, maths fans. Survivor Series was 3 hours, 26 minutes long. Goldberg beating Brock Lesnar took approximately 1 minute 25 seconds. That means Goldberg and Brock’s main event took up just 0.7% of the entire show.
The quickly eliminated Kofi Kingston shared Lesnar’s pain on Twitter:
It’s okay Brock. Damn near same thing happened to me earlier….
But that does mean there’s 99.3% of Survivor Series that everyone has kind of forgotten about.
One of the scarier bits came when Shane McMahon was caught mid-air by a Roman Reigns spear when attempting a coast-to-coast. Shane’s head appeared to hit the mat very hard, and he looked as though he was knocked out of it. Presumably this was meant to be Shane’s elimination from the match, but he got his shoulder up when Reigns pinned him – a kickout he probably wasn’t meant to do, especially as the referee quickly announced Shane was unable to continue, where he was helped to the back by medical personnel.
Although WWE haven’t announced anything about Shane’s condition yet, something else happened at ringside that might give away how serious the situation was.
Randy Orton – McMahon’s fellow Team Smackdown member, but who is currently a heel under Bray Wyatt’s bewitching spell – was spotted breaking character and calming Shane’s son down at ringside. The Viper confirmed as much on Twitter:
“I’m a father. I know what it’s like to have your kids ringside when s*** goes sideways…”
Randy turned from heel to face OUTTA NOWH-no you’re right…this is serious. No jokes.
Survivor Series was set up to have WWE landscape changing consequences, with the Cruiserweight division potentially going to Smackdown and the Intercontinental Title maybe going to Raw – but neither happened. Apparently the decision to put the IC belt on The Miz for the 900th episode of Smackdown Live was a last minute change, and mostly done so Sami Zayn would be facing a heel at Survivor Series. Dolph Ziggler is expected to have a rematch for the belt at the Smackdown pay-per-view TLC, where he’ll win the title back.
But there was one big WWE title change at the weekend. At NXT Takeover: Toronto on Saturday night, Samoa Joe made history by becoming the first ever two-time NXT champion. He celebrated the win with a hashtag…
“I never lied to you… #AndNew”
Which Triple H seemed intent on getting to trend worldwide:
“A man of great discipline with one goal on his mind can be a very dangerous thing… #AndNew #NXTTakeOver @SamoaJoe”
What did you think of the Survivor Series show as a whole? Tell us how it went past much quicker than Summerslam in the comments below.