WWE’s 2011 Survivor Series pay-per-view opens up with a video focusing on tonight’s main event with WrestleMania 28 opponents The Rock and John Cena teaming up. We’re live from a sold out Madison Square Garden in New York City as the pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us to the 25th annual Survivor Series pay-per-view. Cole is joined by Booker T and Jerry Lawler.
John Laurinaitis comes out and introduces himself to us. Laurinaitis tells us that tonight is also his 10th anniversary of being in WWE. Laurinaitis tells us to enjoy the show and walks off.
WWE United States Title Match: John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring for tonight’s opener and out comes John Morrison to a nice reaction. Out next comes the WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero at his side. The bell rings and they go at it. Dolph takes Morrison down and taunts him. A “We Want Ryder” chant breaks out from the crowd and Cole talks about Zack Ryder’s petition. They lock up again and Morrison goes behind to tie Ziggler up. Morrison takes Ziggler to the mat by his arm as the Ryder chants continue. Ziggler takes Morrison to the corner and works him over as a “boring” chant starts up. Ziggler dropkicks Morrison and shows off.
Morrison tries to make a comeback but Ziggler slams him to the mat by his hair. Ziggler pushes and kicks Morrison around as Vickie laughs from ringside. Ziggler slaps Morrison. Morrison pushes him back into the corner and beats him down until the referee pulls him off. Morrison charges but Ziggler catches him with a slam for 2. Ziggler goes for the sleeper but Morrison pushes him off. Morrison makes a comeback now with clotheslines and a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Ziggler takes advantage of the referee and rolls Morrison up for 2. Morrison counters a hold and hits a springboard kick to the head for a close 2 count. They go back and forth until Dolph locks the sleeper. Morrison breaks it but Dolph locks it again. Morrison rolls out and hits a tornado DDT on Ziggler. Another 2 count as Vickie put Dolph’s foot on the bottom rope.
The referee orders Vickie to the back and she screams the entire way. Ziggler counters suplexes from Morrison for a roll up. They trade several pin attempts. Morrison misses another springboard kick and Ziggler hits the big leg drop for another close 2 count. More back and forth. Morrison goes for Starship Pain but Ziggler puts his knees up. Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
– After the match, Vickie Guerrero comes back out to the ring to celebrate with Ziggler. Vickie takes the mic and asks everyone to excuse her so Dolph can speak. Ziggler takes the mic and talks about how people think he’s just showing off. Ziggler says he backs it up every night as the Ryder chants begin. Ziggler says Ryder isn’t here tonight. Ziggler says it’s not showing off if you’re really, really good at what you do. Ryder’s music interrupts his and out comes Ryder running to the ring. Ziggler beats Ryder down as he enters the ring and the crowd boos. Ryder fights back and they go crazy. Ryder hits the Ruff Ryder, sending Ziggler fleeing from the ring. Ryder gets the crowd to fist pump with him before heading to the back.
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