It wasn’t the greatest Survivor Series ever but in the end two new WWE Champions were crowned as Sheamus took his golden opportunity to successfully cash in Money in the Bank to win his fourth world championship.
The show opened with both semi-finals as Roman Reigns was first up to defeat Alberto Del Rio in a solid opening match which was better than I anticipated but still it was nothing special.
Reigns predictably got the win when he dodged an aerial attack from the United States Champion and followed up with a spear. If he caught him in mid-air with a spear would have been a bit more exciting.
Dean Ambrose then knocked off Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens in the match of the night to set up a final with his best friend but I was left wanting more from these two men.
Owens never disappoints when he was ring the ring but for me, this match lacked a bit of spark. I was expecting great things from this match but I was slightly disappointed as Ambrose secured the win with Dirty Deeds.
The main event was set as Roman Reigns battled Dean Ambrose in the finals in the first meeting between the two men and I think working a double shift took its toll on both men as this main event was a big disappointment.
It was a decent match but nothing to main event standards of the second longest running pay-per-view in WWE history. The fact that the Divas match was longer than the main event sums it up. Main events should be at least 15-20 minutes.
I was expecting Triple H to come out to interfere in the match with Ambrose or Reigns turning on the other and I was slightly underwhelmed when Reigns hit a second spear on the Lunatic Fringe to become WWE Champion for the first time.
I knew this was not going to end like this and after Reigns nailed Triple H with a spear, Sheamus levelled Reigns with a brogue kick, cashed in his Money in the Bank and after a second brogue kick, Sheamus left Atlanta the new WWE Champion.
It would not have been my first choice to end Survivor Series but it was a great ending to an otherwise disappointing pay-per-view but while Reigns reign was short-lived, I expect him to reclaim the title from Sheamus at the TLC pay-per-view in three weeks.
Survivor Series was also a night that we celebrated 25 years of The Undertaker as he teamed with brother Kane to defeat the duo of Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper in Tag Team action.