CM Punk & Daniel Bryan def. The Wyatt Family via Disqualification
The confidence of champions and some well-honed teamwork propelled CM Punk & Daniel Bryan to triumph at Survivor Series against Erick Rowan & Luke Harper. With Bray Wyatt himself joining the fray, though, all the braggadocio in the world wasn’t enough to save the two former WWE Champions from suffering the wrath of The Wyatts … and a few others as well.
Bray’s presence quickly galvanized Harper & Rowan into a new level of brutality, and for a while it looked like the former WWE Champions’ gooses were well and cooked until Punk came in to take control. Bryan tagged back in against Harper to reclaim the momentum when things turned sour, but the official lost control of the bout when all three Wyatts stormed the ring and ruled a Disqualification win for the dream team.
The night wasn’t quite over, though, as The Wyatts laid waste to Punk and hauled a beaten Bryan off to parts unknown. The Straight Edge Superstar gave chase but didn’t get far before Roman Reigns trucked him with a massive spear, following up with a Triple Powerbomb from the aid of his fellow Shield-mates that left Punk down for the count and then some.
CM Punk & Daniel Bryan def. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
Thanksgiving may be days away, but after not only surviving, but prevailing in, a dangerous brawl against The Wyatt Family at WWE’s fall classic, The Best and The Beard have plenty to be thankful for.
Despite competing at an immense size disadvantage and having to contend with the ringside presence of Bray Wyatt, the potent combination of CM Punk & Daniel Bryan dealt a huge loss to Luke Harper & Erick Rowan at the 27th annual Survivor Series.
At just under 17 minutes, Punk hit the GTS on Harper to score the winning pinfall. Though the victory was undoubtedly gratifying to The Second City Saint and WWE’s “Yes!” man, it was anything but easy.
For weeks, the wicked trio’s sneak attacks have decimated the popular Superstars, with The Eater of Worlds blaming their actions on “the devil” and urging Punk and Bryan to “run.” The Wyatt Family laid out Punk & Bryan as recently as two days ago on SmackDown, but on the Survivor Series Kickoff, The Best in the World made clear that he and Bryan were not afraid of their opposition but, rather, eager to scrap.
And what a scrap it was. To the sounds of the sold-out T.D. Garden chanting “Yes!” and “This is awesome!” the contrasting styles — Harper and Rowan’s ferocious fisticuffs, and Punk and Bryan’s technique — played out in an evenly fought contest. Sitting in his trademark rocking chair, Wyatt watched on as his lurching monsters mauled their smaller opponents in the early goings, despite Punk and Bryan’s best efforts to strike and move.
The Best and The Beard did land a series of double-team maneuvers, including a double dropkick and an homage to The Hart Foundation’s Hart Attack, but a savvy distraction by Rowan gave Harper time to regain composure and drop Punk with a massive boot to the face.
From there, the Wyatt Family members’ backwoods brawling style took over in impressive form.