The 15 greatest Survivor Series teams ever

#15 Team SmackDown (Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, JBL, Batista & Bobby Lashley)

Opposition: Team Raw (Shawn Michaels, Kane, Big Show, Carlito & Chris Masters)

Blue-brand loyalty coursed through the veins of the Batista-led Team SmackDown in 2005, as the five-man ensemble put aside their individual differences long enough to overcome an imposing Team Raw. Underscoring SmackDown’s shocking cohesiveness were several key eliminations that stemmed from tandem efforts. For example, Rey Mysterio pinned Big Show after a deluge of high-impact finishing moves executed in succession, including JBL’s Clothesline from Hell, Mysterio’s 619, Orton’s RKO and, finally, a springboard senton by The Ultimate Underdog.

Watch Survivor Series 2005 on WWE Network | Team SmackDown topples Team Raw

Orton outlasted Team Raw’s HBK to become the match’s sole survivor, but despite what may appear to have been a singular accomplishment, there’s no denying that Team SmackDown only earned the “W” thanks to their teamwork. They may not have liked each other, but that didn’t stop them from gelling as a team. — JOHN CLAPP