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Survivor Series 2015 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by WWE. It took place on November 22, 2015 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, the first time the state has hosted the event. The twenty-ninth event under the Survivor Series chronology, this edition celebrated The Undertaker's 25-year tenure in WWE, which began at the 1990 Survivor Series.

Nine matches took place at the event, with one being shown on the pre-show. In the main event, Roman Reigns defeated Dean Ambrose to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Sheamus then cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and defeated Roman Reigns to win the title from him.


Survivor Series featured professional wrestling matches that involved wrestlers from pre-existing feuds, plots, and storylines that played out on WWE's primary television programs. Wrestlers portrayed villains or heroes as they followed a series of events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

At Hell in a Cell, Seth Rollins defeated Kane to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The following night on Raw, eight superstars that were victorious at Hell in Cell competed in singles matches and the winners faced each other in a Fatal 4-Way match, with the winner becoming #1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series, in which Roman Reigns won. However, on November 5th, Rollins suffered multiple knee injuries in a live event in Dublin, Ireland, therefore the match was cancelled and the title vacated, with a tournament set for Survivor Series to crown a new champion.

On the November 2 episode of Raw, Paige defeated Becky Lynch, Brie Bella and Sasha Banks in a Fatal 4-Way match to earn a Divas Championship match against Charlotte at Survivor Series.

At Hell in a Cell, The Wyatt Family attacked The Undertaker after he lost to Brock Lesnar in a Hell in a Cell match and carried him out of the arena. The following night on Raw, Kane confronted The Wyatt Family, but was attacked and also carried out of the arena. On the November 9th episode of Raw, The Undertaker and Kane returned and attacked The Wyatt Family. On the November 12th episode of SmackDown, Bray Wyatt challenged The Brothers of Destruction to a tag team match at Survivor Series against two handpicked members of The Wyatt Family, which they accepted.

On November 17, it was announced on that a Five-on-five traditional Survivor Series elimination tag team match would take place at the event.

On the October 22 episode of SmackDown, Tyler Breeze made his WWE debut and attacked Dolph Ziggler. On the October 29 episode of SmackDown, after Ziggler defeated The Miz, Breeze attacked Ziggler. On the November 2 episode of Raw, Breeze distracted Ziggler during Ziggler's match with Kevin Owens, allowing Owens to get the victory. On the November 19 episode of SmackDown, after Breeze defeated Zack Ryder, Ziggler attacked Breeze. Later in the show, it was announced that Ziggler would face Breeze at the event.

ISIS threat

On November 21, 2015, the FBI announced that they were investigating an alleged threat by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant at the event. The FBI released the statement, "The FBI is aware of reports of an alleged threat that includes an Atlanta, Georgia venue and event. While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time. We have, however, made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to keep our community safe." International Business Times reported that the hacker group Anonymous were responsible for uncovering the information. WWE released a statement claiming that the show will go on as scheduled.

Match Preview

Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del RioPreview
Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin OwensPreview
Charlotte vs. PaigePreview
Dolph Ziggler vs. Tyler BreezePreview
The Brothers of Destruction vs. The Wyatt FamilyPreview


Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Survivor Series elimination matches

Elimination # Wrestler Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Viktor Goldust Pinned after a snap scoop powerslam 0:30
2 Konnor Bubba Ray Dudley Pinned after an Uranage 5:27
3 Neville The Miz Pinned after a Bo-Dog from Dallas and a Skull Crushing Finale 8:40
4 The Miz Goldust Pinned with a Schoolboy 9:05
5 Bo Dallas Titus O'Neil Pinned after a Clash of the Titus 17:20
6 Stardust D-von Dudley Pinned after a 3D 18:10
Survivors: Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley, Titus O'Neil & Goldust

Elimination # Wrestler Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 King Barrett Sin Cara Pinned after a Senton bomb 8:00
2 Jimmy Uso Xavier Woods Pinned after a Backbreaker hold, diving attack combination from Woods and Kingston 9:25
3 Sin Cara Sheamus Pinned after a Brogue Kick 10:45
4 Big E Jey Uso Pinned after a Uso Splash 11:32
5 Kofi Kingston N/A Left with Big E after he was eliminated N/A
Xavier Woods
6 Sheamus Ryback Pinned after a Shell Shock 17:33
Survivors: Ryback, Kalisto & Jey Uso

Tournament brackets

  First Round
Raw (Nov 9)
SmackDown (Nov 12)
Raw (Nov 16)
Survivor Series (Nov 22)
Survivor Series (Nov 22)
 Roman Reigns pin  
 Big Show 11:50  
   Roman Reigns pin  
   Cesaro 20:23  
 Cesaro pin
 Sheamus 15:30  
   Roman Reigns pin  
   Alberto Del Rio  
 Alberto Del Rio pin  
 Stardust 9:04  
   Alberto Del Rio pin
   Kalisto 10:05  
 Kalisto pin
 Ryback 12:00  
   Roman Reigns pin
   Dean Ambrose 9:01
 Titus O'Neil pin  
 Kevin Owens 7:11  
   Kevin Owens pin
   Neville 10:45  
 Neville pin
 King Barrett 14:10  
   Kevin Owens pin
   Dean Ambrose  
 Dolph Ziggler pin  
 The Miz 5:01  
   Dolph Ziggler pin
   Dean Ambrose 16:45  
 Dean Ambrose pin
 Tyler Breeze 11:05  

Other on-screen talent

Pre-show Panel
Ring announcer

See also

DVD release

External links

Survivor Series 2015 previews

Charlotte v PaigeBrothers of Destruction v The Wyatt FamilyDean Ambrose v Kevin OwensRoman Reigns v Alberto Del RioDolph Ziggler v Tyler Breeze

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2015 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-views

Royal RumbleTakeover IVFast LaneWrestleManiaExtreme RulesPaybackTakeover VElimination ChamberMoney in the BankThe Beast in the EastBattlegroundTakeover VISummerSlamNight of ChampionsLive from Madison Square GardenTakeover VIIHell in a CellSurvivor SeriesTLC: Tables, Ladders, & ChairsTakeover VIII

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