Survivor Series 2021 took place on Sunday, Nov. 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as live fans returned to one of WWE's signature events for the first time in two years. Champion vs. champion clashes headlined the event, as Universal champ Roman Reigns took on WWE champ Big E, and Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch renewed old tensions just weeks after swapping the Raw and SmackDown women's champions following the 2021 WWE Draft.
There were also more cross-branded matches between secondary champions, as well as the return of men's and women's traditional 5-on-5 elimination Survivor Series matches.
Long considered one of WWE's "big four" pay-per-view events on the WWE Network, Survivor Series came into existence in 1987, and is the second-longest running WWE PPV event behind WrestleMania.
Here's everything you need to know about the show, and the history it follows in the footsteps of.
Survivor Series 2021 results | Recap
5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match: Bianca Belair was the sole survivor as Team Raw (Belair, Carmella, Liv Morgan, Rhea Ripley & Zelina Vega) def. Team SmackDown (Natalya, Sasha Banks, Shayna Baszler, Shotzi & Toni Storm)
Omos won a 25-man Battle Royal
5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match: Seth Rollins was the sole survivor as Team Raw (Rollins, Austin Theory, Bobby Lashley, Finn Balor & Kevin Owens) def. Team SmackDown (Drew McIntyre, Happy Corbin, Jeff Hardy, Sheamus & Xavier Woods)
The 2020 edition of Survivor Series took place on Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The 34th edition of Survivor Series happened inside the "WWE Thunderdome", with virtual fans transported into the arena via video message board, as part of a highly stylized production that the WWE has set up in lieu of having fans in attendance due to COVID-19 considerations.
After including NXT in the mix in 2019, Survivor Series returned to a Raw vs. SmackDown format for 2020, with corresponding champions going up against one another in a series of inter-promotional matches. The match format that Survivor Series has become famous for -- elimination tag team matches -- once again featured prominently with both men's and women's 5-on-5 bouts.
Survivor Series 2020 results | Recap
The Miz won a dual-brand battle royal
Survivor Series highlights
When 'The Rock' made his WWE debut
On Nov. 17, 1996, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made his first appearance in the WWE at the Survivor Series.
The 2019 edition of Survivor Series took place on Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Allstate Arena, in the suburbs of Chicago. It was the 33rd edition of Survivor Series, and for the first time in the event's history, most of the matches pitted the superstars of Raw and SmackDown against NXT and one another in a series of inter-promotional matches. The match format that Survivor Series has become famous for -- elimination tag team matches -- once again feature prominently.
Survivor Series, like WWE's other three signature pay-per-views (WrestleMania, Royal Rumble and SummerSlam) has become a four-day run of consecutive shows in the same city. SmackDown kicked off the weekend on Friday, followed by NXT TakeOver: War Games III (Saturday), Survivor Series (Sunday) and Raw (Monday).
Survivor Series 2019 results | Survivor Series 2019 recap
(c) - defending champion | bold - sole survivor(s)
Tag team battle royal
Bobby Roode & Dolph Ziggler def. The OC, Forgotten Sons, The Revival, The Street Profits, Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins, Breezango, Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado), Imperium (Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel) and Heavy Machinery (Otis & Tucker)
NXT cruiserweight championship
Lio Rush (c) def. Akira Tozawa and Kalisto
5-on-5-on-5 women's Survivor Series elimination match
Team NXT (Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Io Shirai, Toni Storm & Bianca Belair) def. Team Raw (Charlotte Flair, Natalya, Asuka, Kairi Sane & Sarah Logan) and Team SmackDown (Carmella, Dana Brooke, Sasha Banks, Lacey Evans & Nikki Cross) vs.
Adam Cole (c) def. Pete Dunne
5-on-5-on-5 men's Survivor Series elimination match
Team SmackDown (Roman Reigns, Mustafa Ali, Braun Strowman, King Corbin, and Chad Gable) def. Team Raw (Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton & Ricochet) and Team NXT (Tommaso Ciampa, WALTER, Keith Lee, Matt Riddle & Damian Priest)
Cheap Heat: What the hell, Jim Cornette?
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NXT TakeOver: War Games III results
War Games: Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox & Dakota Kai def. Shayna Baszler, Io Shirai, Bianca Belair & Kay Lee Ray
NXT championship No. 1 contender - Triple Threat
Pete Dunne def. Killian Dain and Damian Priest
Finn Balor def. Matt Riddle
War Games: Tommaso Ciampa, Dominic Dijakovic, Keith Lee & Kevin Owens def. The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong)
WWE Survivor Series PPV history
St. Petersburg, FL (ThunderDome)
Los Angeles, CA
Raw vs. SmackDown: Universal champion Brock Lesnar def. WWE champion Daniel Bryan
5-on-5 Survivor Series match: Team Raw (Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor Samoa Joe and Triple H) def. Team SmackDown (Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Bobby Roode, Shunsuke Nakamura and John Cena) (Strowman and Triple H sole survivors)
Toronto, ON, Canada
Grudge match: Goldberg def. Brock Lesnar
WWE championship: Roman Reigns def. Dean Ambrose* (Sheamus cashed in Money in the Bank and defeated Reigns for the title after the scheduled main event)
St. Louis, MO
5-on-5 Survivor Series match: John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Erick Rowan & Ryback def. Seth Rollins, Kane, Mark Henry, Rusev & Luke Harper
WWE championship: Randy Orton (c) def. Big Show
WWE championship: CM Punk (c) def. John Cena and Ryback
New York, NY
Tag team showcase: John Cena & The Rock def. The Miz & R-Truth
WWE championship: Randy Orton (c) def. Wade Barrett
WWE championship: John Cena (c) def. Triple H and Shawn Michaels
World Heavyweight Championship: John Cena def. Chris Jericho (c)
Hell in a Cell match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Batista (c) def. The Undertaker
World Heavyweight Championship: Batista def. King Booker (c)
5-on-5 Survivor Series match: Team SmackDown (Batista, Rey Mysterio, JBL, Bobby Lashley & Randy Orton) def. Team Raw (Shawn Michaels, Kane, Big Show, Carlito & Chris Masters)
4-on-4 Survivor Series match: Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho & Maven def. Triple H, Edge, Batista & Snitsky
World Heavyweight Championship: Goldberg (c) def. Triple H
New York, NY
Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Shawn Michaels def. Triple H (c), Chris Jericho, Kane, Rob Van Dam and Booker T
5-on-5 Survivor Series match: Team WWF (The Rock, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, Kane & Big Show) def. The Alliance (Steve Austin, Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle, Booker T & Shane McMahon)
No DQ: Steve Austin vs. Triple H ended in a no contest (when Austin dropped a car with Triple H inside using a forklift)
Triple threat match for the WWF championship: The Big Show def. Triple H (c) and The Rock
St. Louis, MO
WWF championship tournament final: The Rock def. Mankind
Montreal, QC, Canada
WWF championship: Shawn Michaels def. Bret Hart (c)
New York, NY
WWF championship: Sycho Sid def. Shawn Michaels (c)
No DQ match for the WWF championship: Bret Hart def. Diesel (c)
San Antonio, TX
Casket match: The Undertaker def. Yokozuna
4-on-4 Survivor Series match: The All-Americans (Lex Luger, The Undertaker, Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) def. The Foreign Fanatics (Yokozuna, Crush, Ludvig Borga & Quebecer Jacques)
WWF championship: Bret Hart (c) def. Shawn Michaels
3-on-3 Survivor Series match: Big Boss Man, Hawk & Animal def. IRS, Earthquake & Typhoon
3-on-5 "Grand Finale" Survivor Series match: Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior & Tito Santana def. Ted DiBiase, Rick Martel, The Warlord, Hercules & Paul Roma
4-on-4 Survivor Series match: The Ultimate Warriors (Ultimate Warrior, Shawn Michaels, Marty Jannetty & Jim Neidhart) def. The Heenan Family (Bobby Heenan, Andre the Giant, Haku & Arn Anderson)
5-on-5 Survivor Series match: Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Hercules, Koko B. Ware & Hillbilly Jim def. Akeem, Big Boss Man, Ted DiBiase, Haku & The Red Rooster
5-on-5 Survivor Series match: Andre the Giant, One Man Gang, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed & Rick Rude def. Hulk Hogan, Paul Orndorff, Don Muraco, Ken Patera & Bam Bam Bigelow
Survivor Series 2018 results
The 2018 edition of Survivor Series took place on Sunday, Nov. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. It was the 32nd edition of Survivor Series, and most of the matches pit superstars from Raw and SmackDown against one another in a series of inter-promotional matches. The match format that Survivor Series has become famous for -- elimination tag team matches -- once again featured prominently with one women's 5-on-5 elimination match, one men's 5-on-5 elimination match and a third featuring a handful of tag teams from Raw and SmackDown facing off. There was also a cruiserweight championship match featured on the card.
Survivor Series, like WWE's other three signature pay-per-views (WrestleMania, Royal Rumble and SummerSlam) has become a four-day run of consecutive shows in the same city. NXT TakeOver: War Games II kicked off the action on Saturday night, followed by Survivor Series (Sunday), Raw (Monday) and SmackDown (Tuesday).
* - indicates Kickoff show match | Bold name - indicates sole survivor(s) | (c) - indicates champion defending title
* Ten-on-ten tag team elimination match: Team SmackDown (The Usos, The New Day, SAnitY, Gallows & Anderson, The Colons) def. Team Raw (Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (Captains), The Revival, B-Team, The Ascension, Lucha House Party)
NXT TakeOver: War Games II results
Tommaso Ciampa (c) def. Velveteen Dream
Two-out-of-three falls for the NXT women's championship
Shayna Baszler (c) def. Kairi Sane
Aleister Black def. Johnny Gargano
4-on-4 War Games match
War Raiders (Hanson & Rowe), Ricochet and Pete Dunne def. Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong)
Matt Riddle def. Kassius Ohno
WWE Survivor Series archive
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Cheat Sheet: Cross-branded champions clash across the board
Cheap Heat: Previewing Survivor Series and Goldberg on WWE24
Charlotte wins SmackDown women's title, SmackDown falls to Raw's counter-siege (SmackDown, Nov. 14)
The build to TakeOver: War Games intensifies (NXT, Nov. 8)
AJ Styles gets shock win, shakes up Survivor Series in Manchester (SmackDown, Nov. 7)
War Games triple threat match set for TakeOver (NXT, Nov. 1)
Halloween brings gimmicks galore, but Drew Gulak continues to shine (205 Live, Oct. 31)
SmackDown struggles to balance dual Survivor Series and internal stories (SmackDown, Oct. 31)
Enzo Amore gets himself DQ'd to keep cruiserweight belt (205 Live, Oct. 24)
SmackDown waits for a Raw retaliation that's yet to come (SmackDown, Oct. 24)
Photo Gallery: Best of Survivor Series 2016
Photo Gallery: Best of NXT TakeOver: Toronto
NXT TakeOver: War Games took place the night before Survivor Series (Saturday, Nov. 18) in Houston. It marked the first instance of a War Games match since WCW closed its doors in 2001.