A giant takes an underdog's spot as championship contender and interweaving bad blood highlights the lineup for WWE Survivor Series 2013.
The TD Garden in Boston, Mass., plays hosts to the 27th annual Survivor Series. The pay-per-view begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Big E Langston defends the Intercontinental Championship for the first time, fans get two traditional elimination bouts and The Wyatt Family can make two marquee stars its biggest prey yet. A pay-per-view that has been criticized for a lack of buildup offers some intriguing matches along with a number of blase ones.
"How I Feel" by Flo Rida is the official song for WWE's latest big event, one where Superstars will look to become champions, settle scores or simply survive.
Live Stream Info
Fans have no shortage of options on how to legally stream the pay-per-view. They can order the show from their local cable companies or watch all the action on a variety of devices.
Survivor Series will be available via Google Play, the Amazon app store or similar programs for viewing on smart devices. Otherwise, all the tag matches and title bouts can been on Samsung Smart TVs, on XBOX console or through the Playstation Network.
Booker T, Bret Hart and Mick Foley will appear on a panel of all Hall of Famers, beginning 30 minutes before show time. Expect to hear these three former world champs offer their take on the biggest matches as well as their Survivor Series memories.
The kickoff match pits The Miz and Kofi Kingston against each other.
On Monday's Raw, the two entered their match as partners and exited as enemies. Miz turned his back on Kingston, apparently reverting back to his days as a heel.
The two men who fought over the Intercontinental Championship not long ago go to battle once more, each looking for momentum and Kingston looking for revenge.
- Curtis Axel vs. Big E. Langston (Intercontinental Championship)
- Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Rey Mysterio and The Usos vs. The Shield and The Real Americans (Elimination)
- AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka, Summer Rae, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Aksana and Alicia Fox vs. JoJo Offerman, Eva Marie, Natalya, The Funkadactlys and The Bellas (Elimination)
The brand-new IC champ defends against the man he took the title from on the Nov. 18 edition of Raw. Langston overpowered Axel in his long-awaited championship match. Can he do it again at Survivor Series?
For him to have his celebration continue past the event, Langston will need to ride his explosive offense past the former "Paul Heyman guy" once more.
Two traditional tag team elimination matches accompany that title match. The tag team champions join the returning Mysterio and The Usos in a fight against their two rival teams.
There will be a bevy of talent in this one as Antonio Cesaro, Seth Rollins, Goldust and others look to take each other out. It may not be the 12-man elimination bout many fans expected after the brawl that ended the Nov. 11 episode of Raw, but it's sure to be a show-stealing clash.
Nearly the entire Divas division will get a chance to impress in a crowded elimination bout.
Total Divas cast members face off against the rest of the division. Foes Kaitlyn and AJ will join forces against the women featured on the E! reality show.
- CM Punk and Daniel Bryan vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
- John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio (World Heavyweight Championship)
- Randy Orton vs. Big Show (WWE Championship)
The Wyatt Family has outnumbered and ambushed Punk and Bryan on several occasions. The odds will be evened, at least in theory, at Survivor Series.
Harper and Rowan's size and power combats Bryan and Punk's speed and skill. Bray Wyatt will lurk on the outside as usual, sure to get up from his trademark rocking chair and get physically involved at some point. This is a huge opportunity for Harper and Rowan, going up against two of the company's biggest stars.
Del Rio gets a shot to win back the title he's had for most of 2013.
His opponent is working with an injured arm and Del Rio is a master of injuring his foes' arms. Cena looks to survive despite the bad wing as he did at Hell in a Cell and the Raw afterward that saw Damien Sandow cash in his Money in the Bank contract on him.
Will Cena's reign continue, helping to restore the prestige of the world title or does "Mexico's Greatest Export" win it for the third time?
The event's marquee matchup is Big Show taking on Orton for WWE's ultimate prize.
Orton has benefited from Shawn Michaels' boot, Triple H's pedigree and Big Show's fist in recent championship matches. Triple H says that "The Viper" is on his own this time around.
Big Show forced his way into this position thanks to a lawsuit he had against WWE for mistreating him. He looks to make the most of the bargain and walk away with Orton's title.
With no assistance from The Authority, Orton must use his viciousness, speed advantage and the dangerous RKO to keep the giant from his gold.
After several clashes between Bryan and Orton in the main event, WWE goes in another direction. Will it mean better buyrates or does Survivor Series follow the path of Night of Champions and Battleground into mediocrity?