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WWE.com fielded some quick comments from Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Aaron Rowand, who (along with free-agent catcher Ben Davis) was among the sold-out Wachovia Center crowd in attendance enjoying Survivor Series Sunday night. A long-time WWE fan himself, Rowand was in awe at what he saw from his ringside seat.

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Going into Survivor Series, many wondered if the team of DX, The Hardys & CM Punk was the greatest assemblage of talent ever. Live in Philadelphia, that quintet certainly sent a message to any doubters, becoming the first quintet ever to survive a Traditional Survivor Series Match intact when they pitched a shutout in defeating Team Rated-RKO.

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Backstage at Philadelphia's sold-out Wachovia Center, Lita reiterated the promise she made on last Monday's Raw: that she would defeat Mickie James at Survivor Series, and one-up Trish Stratus by retiring as "the greatest Women's Champion ever." Too bad she wasn't expecting for her career to end on her back, for Mickie to lighten her of the Women's Championship—or for Cryme Tyme to lighten her of rather-personal belongings.

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In a traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match, WWE Champion John Cena delivered an FU to the 517 pound ECW World Champion Big Show to take the win along with Bobby Lashley. It took the combined power of both Cena and Lashley to finally wear down the seven-foot Big Show.

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In an exciting match pitting old school vs. new school, WWE Legend Ric Flair emerged as soul survivor against Kenny, Johnny, Mikey and Nicky of the Spirit Squad. Flair was aided by fellow WWE Legends Sgt. Slaughter, Dusty Rhodes and Ron Simmons in the traditional Survivor Series Match.

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When SmackDown visited Philadelphia last January, Batista was forced to relinquish the World Heavyweight Championship due to injury. At Survivor Series, his 10-month odyssey to regain the gold ended in the same arena. In front of a sold-out crowd of 17,893 raucous WWE fans at the Wachovia Center, the Animal conquered King Booker to once again reign as World Heavyweight Champion.

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Heading into a huge Traditional Survivor Series Match with his brother, DX and CM Punk, Matt is planning to use the atmosphere the Hardy Boyz generate to help bring his team to victory.

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Tonight inside Philadelphia's Wachovia Center, CM Punk sat in the soon to be filled arena and shared his thoughts on his big night.

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Since the dramatic separation of their tag team nearly five years ago, Matt and Jeff Hardy have taken their talents to the singles ranks, where they have successfully navigated their way to countless accolades and Championships. For some WWE fans though, the last five years haven't quite been the same as the days of Team Xtreme.

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Fueled by an intense rivalry, Mr. Kennedy and Undertaker are looking to settle a score with a First Blood Match at Survivor Series.

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Since the dramatic separation of their tag team nearly five years ago, Matt and Jeff Hardy have taken their talents to the singles ranks, where they have successfully navigated their way to countless accolades and championships. For some WWE fans though, the last five years haven't quite been the same as the days of The Hardys.

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Survivor Series has evolved over the years, but there has been one constant: the Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match. At the first event in 1987, the entire card was made up of these matches. The rules were simple: two teams of five did battle in an Elimination Tag Team Match; when a Superstar was pinned, made to submit, disqualified or counted out, he or she was eliminated. The match continued until one team was completely eliminated, with the remaining opponents being declared the winners.

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Survivor Series a HR for Phillies' Rowand

WWE.com fielded some quick comments from Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Aaron Rowand, who (along with free-agent catcher Ben Davis) was among the sold-out Wachovia Center crowd in attendance enjoying Survivor Series Sunday night. A long-time WWE fan himself, Rowand was in awe at what he saw from his ringside seat.

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DX, CM Punk, Matt & Jeff Hardy def. Rated-RKO), Johnny Nitro, Gregory Helms & Mike Knox (Traditional Survivor Series Match)

Going into Survivor Series, many wondered if the team of DX, The Hardys & CM Punk was the greatest assemblage of talent ever. Live in Philadelphia, that quintet certainly sent a message to any doubters, becoming the first quintet ever to survive a Traditional Survivor Series Match intact when they pitched a shutout in defeating Team Rated-RKO.

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Mickie James def. Lita (new Women's Champion)

Backstage at Philadelphia's sold-out Wachovia Center, Lita reiterated the promise she made on last Monday's Raw: that she would defeat Mickie James at Survivor Series, and one-up Trish Stratus by retiring as "the greatest Women's Champion ever." Too bad she wasn't expecting for her career to end on her back, for Mickie to lighten her of the Women's Championship—or for Cryme Tyme to lighten her of rather-personal belongings.

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John Cena, Kane, Lashley, Sabu & RVD def. Big Show, Test, MVP, Finlay & Umaga (Traditional Survivor Series Match)

In a traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match, WWE Champion John Cena delivered an FU to the 517 pound ECW World Champion Big Show to take the win along with Bobby Lashley. It took the combined power of both Cena and Lashley to finally wear down the seven-foot Big Show.

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Ric Flair (captain), Dusty Rhodes, Sgt. Slaughter & Ron Simmons vs. Kenny (captain), Johnny, Nicky & Mikey

In an exciting match pitting old school vs. new school, WWE Legend Ric Flair emerged as soul survivor against Kenny, Johnny, Mikey and Nicky of the Spirit Squad. Flair was aided by fellow WWE Legends Sgt. Slaughter, Dusty Rhodes and Ron Simmons in the traditional Survivor Series Match.

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Batista def. King Booker (new World Heavyweight Champion)

When SmackDown visited Philadelphia last January, Batista was forced to relinquish the World Heavyweight Championship due to injury. At Survivor Series, his 10-month odyssey to regain the gold ended in the same arena. In front of a sold-out crowd of 17,893 raucous WWE fans at the Wachovia Center, the Animal conquered King Booker to once again reign as World Heavyweight Champion.

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U.S. Champion Chris Benoit def. Chavo Guerrero

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Mr. Kennedy def. Undertaker (First Blood Match)

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A magical moment

Heading into a huge Traditional Survivor Series Match with his brother, DX and CM Punk, Matt is planning to use the atmosphere the Hardy Boyz generate to help bring his team to victory.

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CM Punk's big night

Tonight inside Philadelphia's Wachovia Center, CM Punk sat in the soon to be filled arena and shared his thoughts on his big night.

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Animal heads for South Philly

Since the dramatic separation of their tag team nearly five years ago, Matt and Jeff Hardy have taken their talents to the singles ranks, where they have successfully navigated their way to countless accolades and Championships. For some WWE fans though, the last five years haven't quite been the same as the days of Team Xtreme.

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Who will draw first blood?

Fueled by an intense rivalry, Mr. Kennedy and Undertaker are looking to settle a score with a First Blood Match at Survivor Series.

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Return of The Hardys

Since the dramatic separation of their tag team nearly five years ago, Matt and Jeff Hardy have taken their talents to the singles ranks, where they have successfully navigated their way to countless accolades and championships. For some WWE fans though, the last five years haven't quite been the same as the days of The Hardys.

Read Full Story»

Striving to Survive

Survivor Series has evolved over the years, but there has been one constant: the Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match. At the first event in 1987, the entire card was made up of these matches. The rules were simple: two teams of five did battle in an Elimination Tag Team Match; when a Superstar was pinned, made to submit, disqualified or counted out, he or she was eliminated. The match continued until one team was completely eliminated, with the remaining opponents being declared the winners.

Read Full Story»