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Survivor Series results and undertakers farewell

Benjamin Ukpabi



Survivor Series results and undertakers farewell

Dual Brand Battle Rayale (men)

five men in the match, with Hardy and Elias having an active storyline; they may have figured to be the final two, but Hardy managed to eliminate Elias. Hardy was out next, leaving Miz, Gable and Dominik Mysterio. Miz appeared to have been eliminated but had barely reentered the ring before being knocked to the floor by Mysterio. Mysterio and Gable had an extended “final two” segment before Mysterio scored the elimination. As Mysterio celebrated, Miz slid back in the ring to score the win. WWE leans a little heavy on the false elimination these days, including very recently running the finish with Lana, so that knocks some points off for creativity. Otherwise, a battle royal is a battle royal and it’s hard to get too much or too little out of it. The Miz wins the battle royal by eliminating Dominik Mysterio. (Survivor Series)

Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match — AJ Styles, Keith Lee, Braun Strowman, Riddle & Sheamus (Raw) vs. Kevin Owens, Jey Uso, King Corbin, Seth Rollins & Otis (SD): After the initial run with everyone getting in early offense, Rollins asked to be tagged in after Sheamus entered for Team Raw. Rollins turned and said to his corner, “For the greater good.” He then kneeled and allowed Sheamus to hit him with a Brogue kick and was the first man eliminated. The middle of the match got a big segment with Otis and Lee doing some beef spots, with big collisions and power clashes in one of the more interesting bits in the match. Owens would hit stunners on almost all of Team Raw before Styles hit him with a Phenomenal Forearm for the elimination. A Riddle twisting senton on Corbin scored an elimination moments later, giving Raw the five-on-two advantage. Otis had a nice run of suplexes, but he was next out after a running powerslam from Strowman, leaving Uso alone against the entire Raw team. Uso was about to hit a splash on Styles when Styles’ bodyguard pulled him from the ring, allowing Lee to get a blind tag, catch Uso coming off the top rope and hit a Spirit Bomb for a clean sweep for Team Raw. Raw had the stronger story for their team coming into the event, so it seemed inevitable they would win, but to get the clean sweep was a surprise — and a welcome one at that. That the match remained compelling as it was clear the sweep was coming is a nice bonus. Team Raw def. Team SmackDown 5-0. (Survivor Series)

Tag team champions — New Day (Raw) vs. Street Profits (SD): New Day entered with Big E, all three wearing Gears of War costumes in support of their appearance in the video game. The Profits cut a backstage promo about the importance of appearing on Survivor Series, with Montez Ford doing a fantastic job of making the team come across as more amped up than usual. Kofi Kingston hit a big early dive on Ford, with Angelo Dawkins ducking out of the way only to be hit by Xavier Woods coming off the apron. New Day worked a bit of a heel style, taunting a bit more frequently and isolating Ford with some grinding offense and adding a bit of a needed edge to the pairing of babyface teams. The eventual hot tag to Dawkins let the Profits hit their own strong comeback stretch, with Ford kicking off Dawkins’ body to hit a Sliced Bread as a highlight. Kingston and Woods cut the comeback off, hitting the Midnight Hour on Ford for a two count. After New Day had worked Ford’s ribs over throughout the match, he was unable to get the pin on Kingston after hitting his frog splash. Dawkins used a blind tag to get into the match, lifting Woods onto his shoulders and scoring the pin after Ford came off the top rope with a blockbuster. This was an excellent tag match with convincing near falls, big moves and work that meant something. Not only was Ford unable to get the pin after the splash because of the rib work, but he wasn’t the man to score the pin after coming off the top again for the finish. Working over a body part and having that carry weight through the rest of the match is rare in modern wrestling, but always appreciated. Street Profits def. New Day via pinfall.

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Midcard champions — Bobby Lashley (U.S., Raw) vs. Sami Zayn (Intercontinental, SD): Zayn spent a lot of the early match yelling at The Hurt Business, who accompanied Lashley to surround the ring during the match. Zayn had a fair amount of early success, but every time Lashley was able to get the upper hand, he dominated with his power offense. Zayn claimed to have vertigo after a delayed suplex by Lashley, using the distraction for a roll-up that only got a one count. He then attempted to get any Hurt Business member to hit him for the disqualification. When that didn’t work, Zayn tried to get Lashley counted out after ramming him into the ring post. Shelton Benjamin stopped Zayn from exposing the turnbuckle behind the ref’s back as every attempt at a shortcut didn’t work out. Zayn ran into MVP on the outside, claiming to have been tripped and calling for the disqualification. MVP threw Zayn back into the ring as the ref was distracted. As Zayn complained to the ref about MVP’s involvement, Lashley locked up the Hurt Lock for the win. This was as good as could be expected from the pairing, making Zayn seem like a threat while being unable to use his tricks when outnumbered. Bobby Lashley def. Sami Zayn via submission.  (Survivor Series)


Women’s champions — Asuka (Raw) vs. Sasha Banks (SD): Banks tried for a Banks Statement early, then in retaliation, Asuka tried to lock up the Asuka Lock at her earliest opportunity. Banks hit a Backstabber moments later but settled for a two count when she couldn’t grab the Banks Statement in the normal sequence of her moves. Banks focused a lot of her offense on Asuka’s arm, hitting armbreakers and armbars before locking in an octopus hold. Asuka came back with some heavy strike-based offense, eventually hitting a hip attack to knock Banks from the ring apron to the floor. Both women were nearly counted out after some more back-and-forth action on the floor, but they simultaneously beat the count. With both women hurt and tired, Banks hit another Backstabber, again only getting a two count. Banks tried to come off the top rope, Asuka got her knees up but Banks rolled her through to lock in the Banks Statement. Again, Banks could not finish off the Raw champion. After a series of pin exchanges, Banks caught Asuka coming off the ropes and scored the win with a jackknife pin. The final stretch got a little bit sloppy in the pins not going smoothly, but these two are always a good pairing in the ring and this showing was no different. Sasha Banks def. Asuka via pinfall.

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(Survivor Series)

Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match — Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Lacey Evans, Peyton Royce & Lana (Raw) vs. Bayley, Natalya, Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan & Ruby Riott (SD): After the standard Survivor Series match opening stretch, Lana tagged herself in as Jax’s back was turned. This was after earlier segments where Jax and Baszler demanded Lana not be tagged into the match. Jax tagged herself back in, and the team made Lana stand on the ring steps where she was unable to tag herself back in. The first elimination of the match was a shock as Bayley was eliminated by Royce, who was forced to tap to Natalya’s Sharpshooter moments later for her own elimination. Natalya locked Baszler in the Sharpshooter but was dropped by Evans’ Woman’s Right for the elimination. Baszler locked up the Kirifuda Clutch on Riott, who tried to spin back into a pinning combination but was ultimately choked out, leading to her own elimination. With that elimination, it was Evans, Baszler, Jax and Lana left for Raw and just Morgan and Belair for SmackDown. Evans was out after a crucifix bomb by Morgan. Belair was the last woman standing for SmackDown after Jax eliminated Morgan with a Samoan Drop. Belair gave a good run when trapped in the ring with Jax and Baszler before Jax took over briefly. Baszler tagged herself in as Belair knocked Jax from the ring and Belair managed to climb to her feet as Baszler had her locked in the Kirifuda Clutch. Belair got her arm over the bottom rope but Baszler didn’t release the hold, getting disqualified despite Belair going unconscious. Belair and Jax battled outside the ring, with both women ultimately being counted out. This meant that Lana was the sole survivor despite spending almost the entire match standing on the ring steps out of tagging range. The finish was clever in getting Lana the sole survivor spot without having her pull off any sort of actual in-ring miracle. Also of note: Jax was held back from the referees and did not deliver the customary Samoan Drop through the announce table to Lana. Team Raw def. Team SmackDown with Lana as the sole survivor.


World champions — Roman Reigns (Universal, SD) vs. Drew McIntyre (WWE, Raw): McIntyre and Reigns went strength-for-strength early until McIntyre was able to drop Reigns with a big shoulder tackle, forcing Reigns to roll out of the ring and gather his composure. Things quickly broke down into a brawl with both men landing big strikes until Reigns was able to get the upper hand and drive McIntyre from the ring. Reigns maintained a methodical pace, grinding on McIntyre with strikes and chinlocks to keep McIntyre from getting into his usual explosive rhythm. McIntyre made his initial comeback by tossing Reigns across the length of the cage with a belly-to-belly suplex and setting up for a Future Shock DDT, only to end up taking a Samoan Drop from Reigns. McIntyre ducked a Superman Punch and hit a big spinebuster for a two count. Reigns ate a headbutt from McIntyre and fired back with a big kick to the face. As the action went back and forth, McIntyre managed to hit the Future Shock and get another two count. Reigns came back moments later with a Superman Punch but McIntyre didn’t go down to the strike and set Reigns flying with another belly-to-belly. Reigns almost hit a spear, but McIntyre rolled through and locked in a kimura for a near submission before Reigns grabbed the bottom rope. As the action spilled outside, Reigns hit two Samoan Drops on the announce table, the second sending McIntyre through the table. He followed up by driving McIntyre through the barricade with a spear. That would only get a two count, as would the follow-up spear counter to the Claymore shortly after. Reigns ran in for another spear but McIntyre countered with a Claymore. Reigns, however, collided with the referee, sending him spilling from the ring. Jey Uso ran in, was taken out by McIntyre and Reigns hit the WWE champion with a low blow. Uso also hit a superkick before Reigns locked in a guillotine choke. McIntyre tried to stand up in the choke but ended up going out in the hold, giving Reigns the victory. This was an outstanding match — a near-perfect example of WWE’s big-match style with two massive, talented men. The finish wasn’t likely to be clean with little aside from bragging rights on the line, so the finish was set up to protect McIntyre, which is entirely acceptable under the circumstances. Roman Reigns def. Drew McIntyre via submission with a guillotine choke. (Survivor Series)

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The Undertaker’s Final Farewell: Shane McMahon, The Big Show, JBL, Jeff Hardy, Mick Foley, The Godfather, The Godwins, Savio Vega, Rikishi, Kevin Nash, Booker T, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Triple H and Kane all entered the ring to start the segment, with each getting a full entrance. A video package then aired recapping the career of The Undertaker before Vince McMahon delivered a brief message about The Phenom’s contributions to the company before introducing The Deadman himself. Undertaker made a slow, elaborate ring walk in full costume. Undertaker stated that after putting so many people to rest, it was now his time to rest in peace. As he posed in the ring, a hologram image of Paul Bearer was shown as the bell tolled. After rising from his knee, Undertaker performed his trademark throat slash and left the ring, making his final walk up the ramp before pausing at the top to throw his fist up one last time.

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Smackdown Friday results 15th Jan 2021

Benjamin Ukpabi



Smackdown Friday results 15th Jan 2021

Here are the results for WWE smackdown

Jey Uso vs. Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown

Back on SmackDown, the match was underway and Uso had the upper hand early as he wailed on Nakamura in the corner before hitting a slam for a near fall. Nakamura locked in a chin lock and sent him into the corner with some kicks before Cesaro made his way to the ring. (Smackdown Friday results)

Nakamura drove Uso into the ring post and after a short break, Cesaro was on commentary and Uso resumed control of the match. Cesaro announced his Royal Rumble entry and said that he planned to eliminate Daniel Bryan.

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Nakamura came back in with a knee strike and took back control before taking a boot to the face. Uso hit a Samoan Drop for a near fall and then another with a neck breaker.

Shinsuke set up for the Kinshasa but Uso countered with a superkick. Uso went for a dirty pin but the referee caught him and broke the count. Shinsuke rolled Uso up and then hit the Kinshasa as he was arguing with the ref and picked up the win on SmackDown.

Result: Shinsuke Nakamura def. Jey Uso (Smackdown Friday results)

Liv Morgan vs. Natalya on SmackDown

Billie Kay was now an unofficial member of the Riott Squad and came out with them before joining the commentary team.

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Natalya started off strong and taunted Liv before Morgan came back with some kicks in the corner but was driven into the turnbuckles. Natalya was about to get the pin but Morgan managed to roll her up.

Tamina was at ringside on SmackDown and Billie joined her before being chased into the ring. The distraction caused Natalya to pick up the win on Morgan with a roll-up.

Result: Natalya def. Liv Morgan

Apollo Crews vs. Sami Zayn on SmackDown


After an altercation on SmackDown with the referee, Zayn got the exploded suplex in the corner but Apollo caught him with a rollup and a handful of tights to get the pin.

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Result: Apollo Crews def. Sami Zayn (Smackdown Friday results)


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“I’m The Happiest Man On Earth, I Fulfilled My Dream” – Footballer, Odion Ighalo

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The Nigerian and Manchester United Striker Odion Ighalo says he is the happiest person in the world and has also fulfilled his dream of playing for Manchester United.

Odion Ighalo has not featured for the club since this year, and he is also open to join America football league, the MLS and hinted on joining  David Beckham’s Inter Miami.

Ighalo told ESPN “It was a good one and a tough one, before I came to United I never thought I would play”.

“I’m a Reds fan.

If you ask anybody where I grew up, we fight because of Manchester United. We quarrel and argue. So when my team didn’t do well they would start to insult and argue with me and I cried. I can tell you I’m the happiest man on earth for my dream to come true, I fulfilled my dream.

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“I remember the night my agent called me to tell me Manchester United wanted me, it was 10 or 11pm. Shanghai time. I was under my bed naked, I didn’t sleep until daybreak.

“I don’t care about a pay cut, I just want go to Manchester United because this is my dream. I was under my bed shivering and walking around my room and I did not sleep until 6am.

“I’m fulfilled as a football player, if I don’t achieve anything from now when I finish my career I am fulfilled.”

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Wrestling: WWE NXT Results 14th Jan 2021

Benjamin Ukpabi



Wrestling: WWE NXT Results 14th Jan 2021

Here are the results from yesterday’s WWE NXT matches

Blackheart vs. Candice LeRae w/ Indi Hartwell
Blackheart quickly takes LeRae down to start the match, but she misses a splash against the ropes. Blackheart counters a neckbreaker and kicks her back before connecting with a cross-body block for a one count. Blackheart applies an arm bar and rolls LeRae around the mat. LeRae fights the hold before getting a foot on the bottom rope. LeRae boots her back and goes to the second rope, but Blackheart pulls her off, snapping LeRae’s neck off the top turnbuckle. Blackheart picks up a two count. Blackheart applies a modified wristlock before transitioning to a hammerlock. LeRae fights up and drives her into the corner. LeRae takes her down and puts her on the apron. Blackheart punches her back, and they’re fighting on the apron with the ring post between them. Blackheart pulls her into the ring post, knocking LeRae onto the steps. LeRae gets up, and Blackheart hits a flying knee off the steps. (Wrestling)

Indi Hartwell gets in Blackheart’s face. LeRae gets in the ring and distracts the referee while Hartwell pulls her off the apron. LeRae hits a baseball slide followed by a springboard cross-body to the floor.


LeRae sidesteps Blackheart to drive her into the turnbuckle before hitting a dropkick. LeRae follows up with a low superkick for a near fall. LeRae goes to the ropes, but Blackheart kicks her feet out. LeRae quickly takes her down and applies a Gargano Escape. Blackheart counters out with a roll-up for a two count. Blackheart powers LeRae up and hits a swinging facebuster. Blackheart hits a running high knee in the corner followed by another DDT. Blackheart goes to the top rope. Hartwell gets on the apron, but Blackheart punches her away. LeRae quickly scales the ropes and hits a super spinning neckbreaker for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Candice LeRae (wrestling)


Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic 1st Round Match
Ever-Rise (Matt Martel and Chase Parker) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (Zack Gibson and James Drake)
Zack Gibson locks up with Matt Martel to start the match. Martel slaps Gibson in the back of the head and backs up. Chase Parker tags in, so Gibson kicks him down. James Drake tags in and hits a headlock takeover. Parker fights up and whips him off, dropping down twice, but Drake still fights back with a hip toss. They lock up, and Parker wrenches the arm. Drake rolls through, but Parker pulls him down by the hair. Parker kicks away at him and knocks him out of the ring. Parker shouts that Ever-Rise rules. Gibson holds an irate Drake back and gets him to calm down.

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Gibson tags in and locks up with Parker. Gibson takes Parker down and punches Martel on the apron. Drake tags in and dropkicks Parker in the leg. Gibson hits a low dropkick to Parker and jumps off Drake to dropkick Martel off the apron. Drake talks trash and punches Parker to the corner. Drake applies a headlock and punches him before hitting a bulldog. Drake punches Parker out of the ring and tags Gibson in. Gibson grabs Parker at ringside, and the Grizzled Young Veterans hit a plancha/backbreaker combo. Gibson gets Parker in the ring and hits a back suplex. Gibson goes for a single leg crab, but Parker fights it. Drake tags in and hits a spinning wheel kick for a two count. Gibson tags back in and kicks away at Parker. Drake tags in, but Parker fights them off. Drake stops Parker from tagging Martel and holds him back. Parker punches him, but Drake won’t let go. (Wrestling)

Martel eventually tags in and punches away at Drake. Martel knocks Gibson down and punches Drake. Martel chops Drake before sending him to the corner. Drake rolls up the turnbuckle and lands on his feet. Martel hits a belly-to-belly overhead suplex before clotheslining Gibson on the apron. Martel follows up with a big clothesline on Drake. Ever-Rise goes for a double-team on Drake, but Gibson blocks it. Ever-Rise still hits a double-team spear on Drake, but Gibson breaks it up. Ever-Rise takes Gibson down. Martel is the legal man, but Drake pulls Parker out of the ring. Martel attacks Gibson, so Drake dropkicks him. Gibson tags in, and they hit Ticket to Mayhem for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Grizzled Young Veterans


Non-Title Match
NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano w/ Austin Theory vs. Dexter Lumis
Gargano angrily holds the caricature up and rips it up in Lumis’ face. Lumis coldly punches him down and boots him in the face. Lumis hits a Lou Thesz Press and punches away at Gargano. Gargano avoids an avalanche and rolls him up, but Lumis rolls through and scares Gargano with a stare. Gargano gets out of the ring, and Lumis crawls after him. Lumis avoids a kick and punches Gargano. Gargano fights back and goes for a dive off the apron, but Lumis uppercuts him into the ring. Gargano punches Lumis getting on the apron. Lumis goes to the top rope, but Gargano cuts him off and goes for a superplex. Lumis fights it and punches him down to the mat. Lumis goes for a senton bomb off the top rope, but Gargano moves. (Wrestling)

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Theory distracts Lumis again, giving Gargano an advantage. Lumis fights out of One Final Beat. Lumis then locks in Silence. Theory gets on the apron, so Lumis attacks and applies Silence. Gargano rolls Lumis up, also bringing Theory into the ring. Gargano picks up the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Johnny Gargano

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic 1st Round Match
Jake Atlas and Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. MSK (Wes Lee and Nash Carter)
It’ll be Nash Carter starting against Jake Atlas. They lock up, and Atlas hits a headlock takeover. Carter grapevines the head, but Atlas kips up. Atlas hits an arm bar takedown. Atlas avoids an attack and hits a back elbow for a two count. Scott tags in, but Carter quickly takes him down. Carter sends him into the ropes, drops down and leapfrogs him, and hits a springboard twisting cross-body for a two count. Wes Lee tags in and wrenches Scott’s arm. Lee takes Atlas down, but Scott distracts. (Wrestling)


Atals and Scott go for a double-team superplex. Carter rips Atlas off the ropes to the floor. Lee then knocks Scott to the mat. MSK hit a modified Hart Attack for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: MSK

Xia Li w/ Boa vs. a local talent
Li immediately punches the woman down and connects with a spin kick for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Xia Li (wrestling)

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Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic 1st Round Match
Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango) vs. Undisputed ERA (Adam Cole and Roderick Strong) w/ Kyle O’Reilly
It’ll be Adam Cole starting against Tyler Breeze. They lock up, and Breeze applies a side headlock. Cole whips him off, but Breeze shoulder blocks him down. Breeze leapfrogs him and they both tease superkicks. They back up and regroup. Breeze’s back is covered in cupping bruises. They lock up and exchange waistlocks. Cole takes him down, but Breeze fights up. They’re at a stalemate again.

Roderick Strong and Fandango tag in. They do a test of strength, and Strong takes Fandango down. Strong wrenches the arm and cinches it in. Fandango fights up and takes Strong down. Fandango hits a back body drop and drops some knees on Strong’s shoulder. Fandango hits a spinning wheel kick for a two count.


Strong and Fandango tag in. Strong takes Fandango down and hits a backbreaker. Strong then attacks Breeze with forearms and slams him onto Fandango for a near fall. Cole tags in. Strong hits a gutbuster, and Cole follows up with a big knee for a near fall. Fandango ducks a Last Shot and kicks Cole away. Breeze tags in and runs into a pump kick. Cole goes for a suplex, but Breeze knees him. Breeze knees him in the midsection and hits an inverted backstabber for a near fall. Breeze dropkicks Strong, grabs Cole, tags Fandango, and hits a catapult. Fandango follows up with a slingshot elbow, but Strong breaks it up. Breeze knees Strong, and Cole superkicks him. Cole pump kicks Fandango, and Fandango turns him inside out with a clothesline. (Wrestling)

Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan, and Danny Burch assault O’Reilly at ringside. They pull him into a scaffold, but Finn Bálor runs down to cut him off. They fight Bálor off, and Dunne forearms O’Reilly in the injured jaw. Dunne then kicks O’Reilly’s head into the barricade.

Cole looks concerned. Fandango superkicks Cole and puts him on the top rope. Strong kills Breeze with a huge kick. Fandango counters out of Panama sunrise and comes off the top rope, but Cole superkicks him out of midair for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Undisputed ERA (wrestling)

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