Destruction before Survival?

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November 13, 2009

SHEFFIELD, England -- Jolly Old England was transformed into a ferocious festival of aggressive assaults as the knights and rogues of SmackDown clashed just nine days before Survivor Series.

World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker def. Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho (PHOTOS | WATCH)
For the first time ever, the self-proclaimed "best at what he does" went one-on-one with The Phenom. And in the climatic finish of an absolutely brutal battle that kept the United Kingdom on the edge of their seats from the start, Undertaker ultimately reigned supreme with the dreaded Hell's Gate. When Jericho's partner-in-gold, Big Show, attacked after the bell, the double-team drew the Big Red wrath of The Deadman's brother, Kane.

As a result, Mr. McMahon revealed that next week, Jericho and The Big Show will face the reunited Brothers of Destruction. (WATCH)

What effect will the monumental main event have on the Survivor Series Triple Threat Match just 48-hours later? (Match preview)

Survivor Series Contract Signing between Rey Mysterio and Batista turns volatile (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Batista demanded that in addition to the standard Survivor Series match contract, Rey Mysterio must sign a "Hold Harmless Agreement," preventing legal action against The Animal for anything he might do to his former comrade-in-arms when they meet at the Nov. 22 pay-per-view. After reluctantly signing it, The Ultimate Underdog proceeded to flip the signing table over onto Batista, adding insult to injury as he stepped onto it while making his exit. (Match preview)

Intercontinental Champion John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler ended in a double count-out (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Blinded by the pure intensity of battle, Dolph Ziggler hurled both himself and The Guru of Greatness off the top turnbuckle and out onto the floor. The impact of the fall assured than neither Superstar would be able to answer the official's count.

The WWE Universe later learned that Morrison and Ziggler will return to settle things next week during a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match, with The Friday night Delight's prestigious Intercontinental Championship once again on the line.

Who will walk into their Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team Match with the gold around their waist? (Match preview)

CM Punk def. R-Truth (PHOTOS | WATCH)
One week after a fast count by aggravated WWE official Scott Armstrong cost CM Punk his match against R-Truth, The Straightedge Superstar overcame the rapping Superstar with a little help from his surroundings. As R-Truth was escaping the GTS and attempting a counter pinfall, The Second City Saint suddenly dropped down upon him, clutching the ropes to secure his three-count, just outside the official's view.

What effect will Punk's victory have on the momentum of Team Kingston vs. Team Orton at Survivor Series? (Match preview)

Natalya def. Mickie James (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Thanks to the treacherous actions of Women's Champion Michelle McCool and Layla, Natalya triumphed over Mickie James. Just as it looked as if Mickie was gaining the upper hand over The Hart Dynasty Diva, the devious duo appeared, proceeding to destroy Mickie's ring attire. Natalya used the distraction to lock in the excruciating Sharpshooter, giving her opponent no choice but to submit.

How will things continue to heat up as Team Mickie prepares to face Team Michelle at Survivor Series? (Match preview)

Drew McIntyre vs. Finlay ended in a double disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Two weeks after McIntyre viciously attacked Finlay before the bell, the Superstar that Mr. McMahon personally signed to SmackDown continued his rampage through Friday nights. After the official stopped his return match with Finlay because neither Superstar would separate at his command, The Belfast Brawler attempted to call on his fateful shillelagh. However, McIntyre quickly countered with an effective kick, delivering a menacing shillelagh assault of his own.

Could McIntyre's aggression be the difference when Team Morrison meets Team Miz at Survivor Series? (Match preview)

Beth Phoenix def. Local Athlete (PHOTOS | WATCH)
For the third week in a row, "The Fabulous Firebird" decimated a local competitor, showing the full measure of her dominance before finishing off her unlucky prey with the earth-shattering Glam Slam.

Will The Glamazon's superiority lead Team Michelle to definitive success against Team Mickie at Survivor Series? (Match preview

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