And then there were three
MANCHESTER, England -- With Survivor Series just two days away, Last Rites were administered, twin Divas were in action and one extreme Superstar earned himself a place at the championship table.
Jeff Hardy def. WWE Champion Triple H (Non-Title) (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Jeff Hardy reigned supreme over WWE Champion Triple H in a non-title match thanks in part to a distraction by Vladimir Kozlov. After Hardy hurled himself out of the ring and onto Kozlov, The Game attempted to suplex him back in. However, the Charismatic Enigma quickly countered and rolled the champion up for the important victory. After the match, the Moscow Mauler attacked -- leaving both Superstars writhing in pain at his feet. As a result of his win, Hardy has earned himself the opportunity to join the WWE Championship Match at Survivor Series, making it a Triple Threat Match. (Full story)
Undertaker gives Big Show his Last Rites (PHOTOS)
As Undertaker was delivering "Last Rites" to Big Show in preparation for their Casket Match at Survivor Series (Full story), The World's Largest Athlete decided to make an appearance at ringside -- accompanied by SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero. However, Vickie Guerrero was somehow transported into the ring, allowing The Deadman to throw her into the casket and close the lid. Big Show then sacrificed Chavo, hurling the self-proclaimed "Mexican Warrior" into The Phenom's clutches in order to get Vickie to safety. Undertaker Tombstoned Chavo and closed the casket as a message to his Survivor Series opponent.
(Journey to Death Valley for Undertaker's Survivor Series Scourge)
Brie and Nikki Bella def. Natalya & Victoria (PHOTOS)
The Bella Twins picked up their first win as a tag team on SmackDown. After Victoria hit the Widow's Peak on one of the twins, the other stopped the pin by dropkicking the former Women's Champion. When Natalya charged into the ring to retaliate, the referee returned the third-generation Diva to her corner. The fresh Bella twin used that opportunity to pull a switch, changing places with her half-conscious sister to pick up the win.
The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson def. WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo (Non-Title) (PHOTOS)
As Primo attempted to beat The Brian Kendrick, Ezekiel Jackson stormed into the ring and delivered a hard kick to the head. When Carlito responded to the aggression on his brother, Jackson picked the Caribbean Superstar up and threw him out of the ring like a rag doll. He then dragged Kendrick to their corner and made the tag himself. Jackson proceeded to slam Primo into the mat and pick up the win for his team.
The Miz & John Morrison def. Jesse & Festus (PHOTOS)
Just when Festus was gearing up to finish off The Miz, John Morrison suddenly rang the bell, returning the Corn-fed Colossus to his catatonic state while the match was still going on. This allowed the self-proclaimed Chick Magnet to hit Festus with the Reality Check, giving "The Dirt Sheet" co-stars another huge triumph.
Local athlete def. Montel Vontavious Porter (WATCH | PHOTOS)
The Great Khali once again came down to the ring during MVP's match. This time, when the Ballin' Superstar turned to face him, the local athlete that was facing MVP rolled him up for the pin. After the bell, a furious MVP swung at the Punjabi Playboy, who responded by knocking him out with one shot. As a result of the loss, MVP once again failed to earn his incentive bonus.
ECW Champion Matt Hardy & R-Truth def. United States Champions Shelton Benjamin & Mark Henry (PHOTOS)
After Matt Hardy took down both the World's Strongest Man and WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas outside the ring, R-Truth scored the victory by hitting the Gold Standard with his brutal Corkscrew Elbow/Axe Kick combination to pick up the victory.