WWE Survivor Series is a professional wrestling pay-per-view produced under the WWE banner. The PPV is usually held in November. The Survivor series was created by Vince McMahon in 1987. After WWE WrestleMania, WWE Survivor Series is the second longest-running pay-per-view event in the history of professional wrestling. Survivor Series together with WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, and SummerSlam became the 'Big Four' WWE (then WWF) pay-per-views.
The 2023 edition of Survivor Series: WarGames took place on November 25 live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. The event marked the return of WWE Legends R-Truth, Randy Orton and CM Punk. This was Orton's first apperance since May 2022 and Punk's first apperance on a WWE programming since Royal Rumble 2014.
WWE Survivor Series Event History
After the success of WrestleMania III, Vince McMahon created the concept of the first Survivor Series which was held in 1987. The main event of the first edition of Survivor Series was between Hulk Hogan and André the Giant. Originally Survivor Series became a "Thanksgiving tradition" with the first eight Survivor Series events taking place on either Thanksgiving Day (1987–1990) or Thanksgiving Eve (1991–1994). Since 1995 Survivor Series has been held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving (except for the 2005 and 2006 events, which again, were held after Thanksgiving).
Survivor Series 2023 Results
|Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair, Shotzi, and Becky Lynch vs. Damage CTRL (Bayley, Asuka, Iyo Sky, and Kairi Sane)
|Women's WarGames match
|Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair, Shotzi, and Becky Lynch
|Gunther (c) vs. The Miz
|WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
|Gunther (c) by submission
|Dragon Lee vs. Santos Escobar
|Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Zoey Stark
|Women's World Championship Match
|Rhea Ripley (c)
|Seth "Freakin" Rollins, Cody Rhodes, Jey Uso, Sami Zayn and Randy Orton vs. Finn Bálor, Damian Priest, "Dirty" Dominik Mysterio, Drew McIntyre and JD McDonagh
|Men's WarGames Match
|Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn and Jey Uso
Women's WarGames Match
At Crown Jewel 2023, Iyo Sky defended her WWE Women’s Championship against Bianca Belair. Her Damage CTRL members had been helping her. Towards the end of the match, a new but familiar face helped Sky retain the title. It was Kairi Sane who made her return to WWE to assist her former friend and joined Damage CTRL.
The next night, Belair, Flair, and Asuka competed against Damage CTRL. In the match, Asuka turned on her partners and instead joined the faction. Shotzi joined the other side in response. Damage CTRL was ready for WarGames with four members because Dakota Kai was out due to an injury. The fourth member of the other team was soon announced to be Becky Lynch. At the event, it was the team of Lynch, Belair, Shotzi and Flair that took home the victory. The match lasted for over 33 minutes and was a worthy opener to a nail-biting PPV.
Gunther (c) vs. The Miz - Intercontinental Championship Match
Gunther was supposed to be a guest on an episode of Miz TV when the latter was interrupted by Gunther's Imperium partners. Gunther still appeared and stated that he did not respect The Miz. Miz took it as an insult and claimed that Gunther's title only got relevance because The Miz had held it in the past. On the November 6 episode of RAW, The Miz won a Fatal-4 Way match to become the number one contender for the title. At WarGames, both Gunther and The Miz gave in their all to get their beloved Intercontinental Championship. However, the brute force of Gunther was too much for the A-Lister to handle, as he ended up tapping out to him after giving a tough fight for almost thirteen minutes.
Dragon Lee vs. Santos Escobar
At Fastlane 2023, Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar were helped by a returning Carlito, who joined The Latino World Order that night. A few weeks later, Rey Mysterio defended his WWE United States Championship against Logan Paul at WWE Crown Jewel. Towards the end of the match, Paul tried to use brass knuckles but was stopped by Escobar.
However, Escobar tried to chase one of Paul’s goons and kept the knuckles in the ring, which Paul used to knock Mysterio out and win the match. On the next SmackDown, Carlito blamed Escobar for the loss. While Mysterio tried to calm things down, it was too late. Later that night, The former NXT Superstar let out his frustration on Mysterio. A match between Escobar and Carlito was then fixed for WarGames. On the November 24 episode of SmackDown, Escobar brutally attacked Mysterio and Carlito, leaving the latter unable to compete at WarGames. SmackDown General Manager then replaced an injured Carlito with Dragon Lee, who went on to face Escobar at Survivor Series. At the event, while Lee gave in his all for the victory, Escobar's experience and vengeance was too much for anyone to handle as he handed Lee a defeat in just seven minutes.
Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Zoey Stark - Women's World Championship Match
Rhea Ripley won the Women's World Championship in April 2023 and since then has run riot on the women's roster, crushing everyone in her way. She defended her title at Crown Jewel in a Five-way match which also involved Zoey Stark. On the next RAW, Stark won a battle royal to become the number one contender for the title, setting up a match at Survivor Series. At the event, Ripley and Stark went to hell and back in a nine-minute contest. In the end, it was Ripley who won the contest.
Men's WarGames Match
The Judgment Day has been in a feud with the likes of Cody Rhodes, Sami Zayn, Jey Uso, Seth Rollins, and Kevin Owens for the past many months. While Owens went to SmackDown in the meantime, the rest stars continued to feud against the group. On the November 6 episode of RAW, their daily fights converted into vicious brawls between the eight superstars. Frustrated, RAW General Manager Adam Pearce came out to announce that these stars would now face each other at WarGames in the eponymous match. On the October 13 episode of Monday Night RAW, Drew McIntyre joined The Judgment Day and became a member of the Men's WarGames match. In response, Team Rhodes invited a WWE legend to join their team, who was revealed to be Randy Orton on the November 20 episode of RAW.
At the event, Finn Balor and Seth 'Freakin' Rollins began the match while Orton was nowehere to be seen. Balor was followed by McDonagh, Priest, McIntyre and Mysterio. Rollins was followed by Zayn, Uso, and Rhodes before the cage was empty. When the timer for the last entrant went off, it was Rhea Ripley who came running to the ring with Priest's MITB briefcase. While she was about to cash in it for Priest, Orton's theme song played and he thwarted their attempt of stealing the title. Soon, Orton and company packed things up and Rhodes pinned Priest for the victory. After the match, The Cult of Personality played and CM Punk made his return to WWE after almost a decade.
Survivor Series WarGames 2023 Date and Time
The 2023 edition of the WWE Survivor Series aired from the All-State Arena in the Chicago Suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. It took place on Saturday, November 25, falling in line with WWE's practice of organizing its Premium Live Events on Saturdays, a pattern it has been following since last year. It was the second consecutive Survivor Series to feature the WarGames match. The start timing of the event in different countries were as follows:
- USA: 8 PM ET / 5 P.M. PT (Saturday, November 25)
- India: 5:30 A.M. IST (Sunday, November 26)
- Australia: 11 A.M. AEDT (Sunday, November 26)
- United Kingdom / Ireland: 1 A.M. BST (Sunday, November 26)
- Japan: 9 A.M. (Sunday, November 26)
- Saudi Arabia: 3 A.M (Sunday, November 26)
Survivor Series 2023 Stadium
The 2023 Survivor Series or Survivor Series WarGames took place at the All-State Arena in the Chicago Suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. It was the third time the Survivor Series will take place at this stadium after 1989 and 2019. The Allstate Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena and is home to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. Built at a cost of $20 Million, the arena can accommodate around 17000 to 19000 fans at once.
Where to watch Survivor Series 2023?
For the fans of WWE in the USA any PPV event is not available on the WWE Network as the service has stopped in the country since 2021. As the Survivor Series is also a PPV event, WWE Network is not a choice for the viewers in the USA. Fans can tune in to Peacock TV to stream the superstars taking on each other in WarGames.
Elsewhere, Survivor Series WarGames has been streaming on PPV and on WWE Network since 2015 and will continue to do so. So, fans can watch WarGames 2023 via WWE Network in most countries. Fastlane 2023 is the first edition in the event's chronology to stream on Binge in Australia. Indian fans can stream the event on Sony Sports Network or on the SonyLIV app.
Survivor Series 2023 Tickets - Prices, Where to buy?
The tickets for Survivor Series 2023 went on sale on July 21 on WWE's official partner Ticketmaster. The seating capacity of the arena is around 17000 to 19000 fans for a pro-wrestling event and thus, willing fans had to act quickly to get their seats booked for the much-anticipated event. The price of the ticket ranged from as low as $39 to as high as $550.
WWE Survivor Series Best Matches Ever
|Most Memorable Match
|Survivor Series (1987)
|André the Giant, One Man Gang, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed, and Rick Rude vs. Hulk Hogan, Paul Orndorff, Don Muraco, Ken Patera, and Bam Bam Bigelow in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match
|Survivor Series (1988)
|Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Hercules, Koko B. Ware, and Hillbilly Jim vs. Akeem, Big Boss Man, Ted DiBiase, Haku, and The Red Rooster in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match
|Survivor Series (1989)
|The Ultimate Warriors (The Ultimate Warrior, The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty), and Jim Neidhart) vs. The Heenan Family (Bobby Heenan, André the Giant, Haku, and Arn Anderson) in a 4-on-4 Survivor Series elimination match
|Survivor Series (1990)
|Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, and Tito Santana vs. Ted DiBiase, Rick Martel, The Warlord, Hercules, and Paul Roma in a 3-on-5 Grand Finale Survivor Series elimination match
|Survivor Series (1991)
|Big Boss Man and The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) vs. Irwin R. Schyster and The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) in a 3-on-3 Survivor Series elimination match
|Survivor Series (1992)
|Bret Hart (c) vs. Shawn Michaels for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
|Survivor Series (1993)
|The All-Americans (Lex Luger, The Undertaker, and The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner)) vs. The Foreign Fanatics (Yokozuna, Crush, Ludvig Borga, and Quebecer Jacques) in a 4-on-4 Survivor Series elimination match
|Survivor Series (1994)
|The Undertaker vs. Yokozuna in a Casket match with special guest referee Chuck Norris
|Survivor Series (1995)
|Diesel (c) vs. Bret Hart in a No Disqualification match for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
|Survivor Series (1996)
|Shawn Michaels (c) vs. Sycho Sid for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
|Survivor Series (1997)
|Bret Hart (c) vs. Shawn Michaels for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
|Survivor Series (1998)
|Mankind vs. The Rock in a tournament final for the vacant WWF Championship
|Survivor Series (1999)
|Triple H (c) vs. Big Show vs. The Rock in a Triple Threat match for the WWF Championship
|Survivor Series (2000)
|Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H in a No Disqualification match
|Survivor Series (2001)
|Team WWF (The Rock, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, Kane, and Big Show) vs. Team Alliance (Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle, Booker T, and Shane McMahon) in a Winner Takes All 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match
|Survivor Series (2002)
|Triple H (c) vs. Booker T vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kane vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Shawn Michaels in an Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship
|Survivor Series (2003)
|Goldberg (c) vs. Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship
|Survivor Series (2004)
|Team Orton (Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, and Maven) vs. Team Triple H (Triple H, Edge, Batista, and Gene Snitsky) in a 4-on-4 Survivor Series elimination match
|Survivor Series (2005)
|Team Raw (Shawn Michaels, Kane, Big Show, Carlito, and Chris Masters) vs. Team SmackDown (Batista, Rey Mysterio, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Bobby Lashley, and Randy Orton) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match
|Survivor Series (2006)
|King Booker (c) vs. Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship
|Survivor Series (2007)
|Batista (c) vs. The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match for the World Heavyweight Championship
|Survivor Series (2008)
|Chris Jericho (c) vs. John Cena for the World Heavyweight Championship
|Survivor Series (2009)
|John Cena (c) vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship
|Survivor Series (2010)
|Randy Orton (c) vs. Wade Barrett for the WWE Championship with special guest referee John Cena
|Survivor Series (2011)
|John Cena and The Rock vs. Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth)
|Survivor Series (2012)
|CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena vs. Ryback in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship
|Survivor Series (2013)
|Randy Orton (c) vs. Big Show for the WWE Championship
|Survivor Series (2014)
|Team Cena (John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Erick Rowan, and Ryback) vs. Team Authority (Seth Rollins, Kane, Mark Henry, Rusev, and Luke Harper) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match
|Survivor Series (2015)
|Roman Reigns (c) vs. Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (Sheamus' Money in the Bank contract cash-in)
|Survivor Series (2016)
|Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar
|Survivor Series (2017)
|Team Raw (Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Finn Bálor, Samoa Joe, and Triple H) vs. Team SmackDown (Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Shinsuke Nakamura, and John Cena) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match
|Survivor Series (2018)
|Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan
|Survivor Series (2019)
|Becky Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Shayna Baszler in a triple threat match
|Survivor Series (2020)
|Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
WWE Survivor Series 2022 WarGames
The 2022 edition, will take place on November 26th, 2022. Both RAW and SmackDown Superstars will compete on the show. The event is branded as WarGames and will feature a couple of matches inside the eponymous structure, which won't focus on the brand supremacy concept of Survivor Series. The 36th edition of the event is scheduled to take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, the first event in the chronology to be held on that day.
|Women's WarGame Match
|Bianca Belair, Asuka, Becky Lynch Alexa Bliss, and Mia Yim defeated Damage CTRL, Nikki Cross, and Rhea Ripley
|AJ Styles defeated Finn Balor
|SmackDown Women's Championship Match
|Ronda Rousey (c) defeated Shotzi Blackheart
|Triple Threat Match for U.S Championship
|Austin Theory (c) defeated Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley
|Men's WarGame Match
|The Bloddline defeated The Brwaling Brutes, Kevin Owens and Drew McIntyre
Survivor Series WarGames was headlined by a WarGames match between Team Rhodes (Cody Rhodes, Jey Uso, Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn & Randy Orton) and The Judgment Day (Drew McIntyre, Damian Priest, Finn Balor, Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh) which Team Rhodes won.
Yes, the 2023 edition of Survivor Series will continue to feature the WarGames match.
The Survivor Series will take place at the All-State Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
Survivor Series 2023 will take place on November 25, 2023.
Yes, Randy Orton will return at Survivor Series 2023. He will join Team Rhodes and wage war against The Judgment Day in the main event of the night.
Yes. CM Punk made his return to WWE at Survivor Series: WarGames.