WWE Survivor Series Results, November 21, 2010 - WWE's top star, John Cena, is storyline "fired" after the result of tonight's main event at the Survivor Series PPV. Cena, as special referee for WWE champion Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett, counted a pinfall for Orton to allow him to retain the WWE Title. It also meant he was "fired" from WWE due to Barrett not capturing the WWE Title.
After an even, back-and-forth match, the finish was set up when Barrett shoved Cena following a nearfall. Cena then pushed Barrett back and Orton dropped Barrett with the RKO. Cena counted two, paused, then counted to three for the pinfall.
WWE announcer Matt Striker missed the stipulation and shouted, "Cena is free!" Cole then corrected him, "Cena is fired." After the finish, Nexus was cleared from ringside after trying to attack Orton and Cena. The men then embraced center ring and Orton left the ring.
As the PPV was set to go off the air, Cena was spotlighted as he left the ring. Then, Cena did a victory lap that WWE showed on the PPV broadcast. Cena saluted the crowd a final time before leaving to conclude the event ten minutes before the top of the hour.
The storyline of Cena being "fired" will lead to follow-up Monday night on Raw with Randy Orton still WWE champion and Wade Barrett unsuccessful in capturing the WWE Title.
WWE Survivor Series 2010 Results:
1. Daniel Bryan defeated Ted DiBiase in a very good opener to remain United State Champion. Bryan was on offense for most of the match and at one point connected with a suicide dive onto DiBiase who was ringside at that point. DiBiase finally had a comeback but Bryan withstood it before landing a side suplex off the top rope. He followed up with the LeBell Lock a moment later and DiBiase tapped out.
After the match, Bryan was walking up the ramp to the back at stopped at the top of the stage to wave to the crowd. The Miz then ran out and cracked him in the back of the head with the Money in the Bank briefcase.
The Miz then went to the ring while cohort Alex Riley accompanied him. He then ripped on the Miami Heat (the show is taking place in south beach) and put both Randy Orton and Wade Barrett -- who are facing each other in the main event -- on notice, saying that he is tired of carrying around that briefcase.
2. John Morrison defeated Sheamus with the bully getting his comeuppance here. Sheamus has been the bully for weeks, beating up on Santino Marella with Morrison coming to the rescue. In the match, Morrison more than held his own with the former world champion. Sheamus tried to connect with a Brough Kick but missed and Morrison was able to capitalize, hitting a kick off the middle rope to the head and then a shining wizard for the pin.
3. Dolph Ziggler defeated Kaval to retain the Intercontinental Championship. A good back and forth, hard-hitting match between the two. Ziggler took a kick in the face that gave him a bloody nose. The two exchanged a bunch of pin attempts throughout the match. Kaval went for a cradle but Ziggler reversed it and held on to his trunks for the victory.
4. Team Mysterio (Rey Mysterio, Big Show, MVP, Kofi Kingston, and Chris Masters) beat Team Del Rio (Alberto Del Rio, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, and Tyler Reks) in a Survivor Series elimination match. Del Rio left the match fairly early on after the Big Show cracked him with his knockout punch and he was helped to the back. Everyone expected him to come back at the end of the match but he never did. The match came down to Mysterio and Show against Swagger and McIntyre. Mysterio eliminated Swagger with a splash off of Show's shoulders and then McIntyre was defeated shortly thereafter after receiving a chokeslam from the giant.
5. Natalya defeated Layla and Michelle McCool in a handicapped match to become the Divas Champion. A quick match with Natalya getting McCool to tap out to the Sharpshooter. After the match, the former champions were beating up Natalya until Beth Phoenix made her long-awaited return from a knee injury to make the save and celebrated with the new champion.
6. Kane and Edge finished with a double pin in their World Heavyweight Championship match. Before the match began, Edge brought a wheelchair down to ringside. Paul Bearer never showed for the match with the Big Red Machine wondering where he was at one point. Kane hit a chokeslam but Edge was able to kick out. He then went for a Tombstone Piledriver but Edge slipped out and hit a spear. Both men were laying on the mat as Edge put his arm over Kane and Kane did the same. The referee counted the pin and ring announcer Tony Chimel announced that the Edge was the new champion. Wrong. The referee said it was a draw and Kane retained the title. Afterwards, Edge got Kane in the wheelchair and pushed him through the ringside barricade near the timekeeper.
7. Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater defeated Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov to remain the WWE Tag-Team Champions. Nexus members David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris were ringside during this one and got involved. Santino was about to use his cobra move on Slater before he got distracted, allowing Slater to hit a big move and score the pin.
After the match, the GM chimed in with Michael Cole reading a message from him, reminding everyone that Nexus is banned during the main event and will be suspended if they interfere. He told the group to leave the ringside area and they did just that.
8. Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett to retain the WWE Championship with John Cena as the special referee. The finish saw Barrett hit his Wasteland move and made the cover but Orton was able to grab the ropes at the count of two. That did not sit well with Barrett who began barking at Cena. He then pushed Cena who pushed him back and right into an RKO from Orton who made the cover. Cena counted one, two and then paused before bringing his hand down one more time and giving Orton the victory. Cena then threw off his referee shirt before the members of Nexus came to the ring and went on the attack. However, Orton and Cena were able to fight them off. Cena then grabbed the championship and gave it to Orton followed by a hug between the two. The stipulation going into the match was that Cena would be fired from the company if Barrett didn't win the title. Other than the announcers mentioning this, nothing else was done. So, we'll have to wait until "Raw" on Monday night to see the follow up.