On the September 3 SmackDown, The Ascension aligned themselves with Stardust by attacking Neville before their match, thus forming the faction The Cosmic Wasteland, or also known as "The Astral Alliance". Stardust defeated Jack Swagger on the September 11 episode of Superstars. At Night of Champions, Stardust and The Ascension defeated Neville and The Lucha Dragons in a six-man tag team match in the pre-show. Stardust made an appearance at NXT TakeOver: Respect as Cody Rhodes with his brother Dustin to congratulate Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe on winning the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament. on the Survivor Series 2015 Kickoff, The Cosmic Wasteland (Stardust, Konnor, and Viktor), The Miz, and Bo Dallas were defeated by The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley), Neville, and Titus O'Neil and the returing Goldust in a Five-on-five traditional Survivor Series elimination tag team match.