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Survivor Series results and undertakers farewell

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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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Kelechi Iheanacho Sends Leicester To First FA Cup Final Since 1969

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Leicester City book their place in the FA Cup final against Chelsea as Kelechi Iheanacho’s second-half strike seals Wembley win over Southampton

Leicester City have reached their first FA Cup final since 1969 after Kelechi Iheanacho’s strike saw off Southampton at Wembley.

The striker converted from close range in the 55th minute after good work from Jamie Vardy set him up during a counter attack.

It is the fifth time the Foxes have reached the FA Cup final and they will now face Chelsea next month after the Blues defeated Manchester City in the other semi-final on Saturday.

Iheanacho’s strike was the 14th he has scored in this competition since 2015 and no player – not Sergio Aguero or Harry Kane – has scored more FA Cup goals during that time. The cup has become his playground.

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David de Gea ‘could leave Manchester United on loan’

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Manchester United could reportedly loan out goalkeeper David de Gea ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.

The 30-year-old was between the sticks for his team’s Europa League clash with Granada on Thursday night but appears to have dropped behind Dean Henderson in the pecking order at Old Trafford.

Henderson is expected to start Sunday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur, with De Gea set to drop back down to the bench.

The Spain international has recently been linked with a move away from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side, but he still has more than two years left to run on a lucrative contract at Old Trafford.

According to ESPN, Man United are unlikely to find a buyer for De Gea in the upcoming market and could therefore decide to loan him out for the 2021-22 season.

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The former Atletico Madrid youngster has made 435 appearances for the 20-time English champions in all competitions, including 30 outings during the current campaign

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NXT takeover stand and deliver results 7th April 2021

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NXT takeover stand and deliver results 7th April 2021

Here are the results for the NXT takeover pay per view

Zoey Stark vs. Toni Storm (Pre-show): Stark continued to impress as she has in a series of matches with stop stars, hitting some nice early moves, including a good-looking springboard missile dropkick. Storm took over the match after the strong start, using some power offense with snap suplexes and a body slam, but before she could capitalize, Stark hit a superplex from the second rope to start a comeback. A half-nelson suplex set up a running knee for the first convincing near fall of the match. Stark continued to keep up the pressure until Storm hit a series of German suplexes before going for Storm Zero, which was countered awkwardly by Stark into a small package for the victory.  (NXT takeover)

Pete Dunne vs. Kushida: An exchange of submission attempts opened the match as both men were attempting to establish their technical superiority early. Kushida had a small edge in the grappling until the action spilled outside where Dunne hit an X-plex onto the ring apron. Dunne brutally went after the arm of Kushida for a brief run, but Kushida fired up and ran the length of the entrance ramp for a kick. After an exchange of strikes, Dunne went back to work on the arm — and the fingers — of Kushida.

The action continued to flow back and forth, with Dunne’s aggression being met by Kushida blow-for-blow. Kushida hit a superplex while holding his Hoverboard Lock, switching to an armbar, but Dunne managed to get a foot on the ropes for a break. Kushida continued going for Dunne’s arms, locking in another Hoverboard Lock and then switching arms with the hold when Dunne reached the ropes. Dunne went back to the fingers, softening up Kushida for a kick to the head and Bitter End to bring the match to a close.

Leon Ruff vs. Isaiah “Swerve” Scott vs. Bronson Reed vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Dexter Lumis vs. LA Knight (Gauntlet Eliminator for North American championship opportunity): Scott jumped Ruff before the match, getting off to an early advantage when they were the first two men in. Ruff eventually hit a cutter on Scott, springboarding off the announce table to hit the move. That wasn’t enough to keep Scott down, as he continued to blitz Ruff with big moves until Ruff countered a top rope powerbomb into a rana before Reed entered the match. Reed ran wild until hitting a double-German suplex on Scott and Ruff. Grimes came into the match and paid off Scott to help him go at the other competitors. During Lumis’ entrance, Scott was able to quickly pin Ruff to take him out of the match. Lumis delivered suplex after suplex until running into Reed with the two big men exchanging strikes and neither getting the upper hand. Knight made his entrance as the final man into the match and soon pinned Lumis as Lumis had Grimes locked in Silence. Reed eliminated Knight moments later after a senton, leaving Scott, Reed and Grimes as the final three in the match. (NXT takeover)

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Grimes and Scott teamed up against Reed, but Reed shrugged off strikes from both men until the temporary alliance fell apart and Scott rolled up Grimes with a handful of tights — reversing Grimes’ own attempt to grab Scott’s tights in a pin — for the elimination. Reed went to the top rope, but Scott caught him with a kick and then slammed Reed from the top rope onto the ring apron. Scott followed up with a 450 splash for a near fall. Reed fired up through a trio of House Call kicks from Scott before hitting Tsunami for the victory.

NXT UK Championship — WALTER (c) vs. Tommaso Ciampa: Ciampa looked to try to neutralize WALTER’s strength with speed early but eventually snapped and blitzed WALTER with a flurry of strikes. That only served to anger the champion, leading him to deliver a series of titanic chops. WALTER tried to deliver another chop as Ciampa was leaned on the announce table, but Ciampa moved out of the way, causing WALTER to chop through a portion of the table. Ciampa tried to take advantage of the now-injured hand of WALTER but ran into a big boot. When WALTER had trouble locking in submissions due to not being able to use any strength in his grip, he resorted to delivering more big kicks to the face of Ciampa. Ciampa delivered clothesline after clothesline, trying to take WALTER off his feet, sending the champion stumbling before falling into the ropes where Ciampa’s clotheslines continued until WALTER delivered a chop. Ciampa came right back with yet another clothesline, finally driving WALTER to the mat. After another flurry of offense, Ciampa hit the Fairy Tale Ending for a near fall.

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WALTER came back with an attempt at a choke before a German suplex and lariat for a two count of his own. Ciampa continued his incredible performance, blasting WALTER with strikes and forcing the big man to turtle up. Another strike exchange followed shortly after before WALTER focused in on the neck of Ciampa with a series of stomps and powerbombs, again resulting in a near fall. Walter hit another suplex and a big chop, this time putting Ciampa down for the three count, retaining his title.  (NXT takeover)

Tag Team Championship — MSK vs. Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Legado Del Fantasma: This match was for the vacant title. Pure fire from the jump with everyone in the match flying around the ring at full speed. Every team in the match got early spots to shit, with Grizzled Young Veterans taking the early action before MSK took over and Legado del Fantasma finally took control with simultaneous dives and then a pair of Van Terminators (without the chair) on Nash Carter for a near fall. Legado continued their run of control by continuing to take the fight to Carter until he finally made a tag to Wes Lee, who took out all four men on the other teams before a huge dive and a series of backflips into a Pele kick to the back of James Drake’s head. (NXT takeover)

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Zack Gibson finally involved himself to take out Lee, holding his hand inside the turnbuckle pad so Drake could deliver a dropkick to the already inured hand. Gibson locked up Lee’s hand and Lee was ready to tap until Carter was able to crawl through a Drake choke to grab his partner’s hand. Things broke down to GYV vs. MSK, with Lee hitting a double cutter and then a twisting blockbuster while Carter had Gibson lifted up to score the win and take home the titles.

Women’s Championship — Io Shirai (c) vs. Raquel Gonzalez: Gonzalez used her power early, forcing Shirai to have to resort to slick defensive maneuvers and quickness, hitting a rana and then taking the fight to Gonzalez in the corner. Gonzalez caught a Shirai stomp and tried to reverse the momentum but found herself on the outside, getting knocked to the floor after a Shirai asai moonsault. Gonzalez was finally able to slow down the champ by driving her into the ring post before going back to the ring where she began to toss Shirai around the ring.

Every time it seemed Gonzalez had Shirai on the defensive, the champion would find a way to counter and launch into her own high impact offense, including a Code Red for a near fall. Gonzalez caught Shirai on the top rope and tried to walk her to the center of the ring for a chokeslam, but Shirai managed to counter and roll into a crossface, forcing Gonzalez to crawl to the ropes for the escape. Shirai followed up with a moonsault from the top rope onto the entrance ramp. Shirai wandered out of the ring area before appearing on top of the giant skull that made up the set background on the ramp, hitting a diving crossbody onto Gonzalez. (NXT takeover)

Gonzalez refused to stay down, coming back to hit a chokeslam outside the ring and throwing the champion in for a near fall. Moments later, Gonzalez managed to hit a big lariat and then another chokeslam to score the pinfall and win the belt.

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