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SURVIVOR SERIES RETRO: LOOKING BACK AT EVERY SURVIVOR SERIES PPV

By Matt Shalk, Buck Woodward & Mike Johnson on 2010-11-20 09:00:00

SURVIVOR SERIES 1994

November 23, 1994

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Arena: Freeman Coliseum

Attendance: 10, 000

RESULTS:

The Bad Guys: WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon, "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith, The 1-2-3 Kid, & The Headshrinkers (Fatu & Seone) defeated The Teamsters: WWF Tag Team Champions Diesel & Shawn Michaels, Jeff Jarrett, Owen Hart, & Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart in a team elimination match. Captain Lou Albano and Afa the Wild Samoan accompanied The Headshrinkers to ringside.

Eliminations: Diesel pinned Headshrinker Fatu following a Jackknife power bomb. The Jackknife power bomb also marked the end for the 1-2-3 Kid and Headshrinker Seone. Diesel hit the British Bulldog with a big boot outside the ring, and the Bulldog was counted out. Shawn Michaels accidentally hit Diesel with Sweet Chin Music, prompting Diesel to chase Michaels down the aisle and into the backstage area. The remaining Teamsters attempted to stop Diesel, and the entire team was counted out, ending the match and giving the win to The Bad Guys.

Survivor: Razor Ramon

Following the match, Shawn Michaels exited the arena , dropping his WWF Tag Team Championship belt and abandoning his claim to the championship in the process.

The Royal Family: Jerry "The King" Lawler, Cheesy, Sleazy, & Queasy defeated Clowns 'R Us: Doink the Clown, Dink, Pink, & Wink in a team elimination match.

The announcers reviewed the match rules, and stated that it must be midget vs. midget or non-midget vs. non-midget at all times, which really makes no sense considering this is an elimination match. I mean, once either Doink the Clown or Jerry Lawler is eliminated, there is technically no way for their team to still win the match. But I digress…

Eliminations: Jerry Lawler pinned Doink the Clown after rolling through a high crossbody and grabbing a handful of tights. Cheesy eliminated both Wink and Pink. Sleazy pinned Dink to win the match for his team.

Survivors: Jerry "The King" Lawler, Cheesy, Sleazy, & Queasy

Following the match, all six of the midgets united against Jerry Lawler. Lawler tried to escape, but Doink returned and hit Lawler in the face with a pie.

Bob Backlund defeated WWF Champion Bret "Hitman" Hart in a submission match to win the WWF Championship. The match ended when Backlund locked Hart in the cross face chicken wing and Helen Hart, who was seated in the front row with Stu Hart, literally threw in the towel to submit on Hart’s behalf. Owen Hart accompanied Bob Backlund to ringside. "British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith accompanied Bret Hart.

The Million Dollar Team: Tatanka, King Kong Bundy, Bam Bam Bigelow, & The Heavenly Bodies (Tom Pritchard & Jimmy Del Ray) defeated Guts & Glory: Lex Luger, Mabel, Adam Bomb, & The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) in a team elimination match. "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase accompanied Tatanka, King Kong Bundy, & Bam Bam Bigelow to ringside. Oscar accompanied Mabel.

Eliminations: Mabel pinned Tom Prichard following a crossbody off the second rope. Bam Bam Bigelow and Mabel ended up on the outside, and Mabel is counted out. Bam Bam Bigelow hit a moonsault and pinned Adam Bomb. Lex Luger pinned Jimmy Del Ray after hitting him with his loaded forearm. Tatanka eliminated Bart Gunn. King Kong Bundy landed a big splash on Billy Gunn and made the pin. Lex Luger pinned Tatanka with a small package. King Kong Bundy pinned Lex Luger following a big splash to win the match for his team.

Survivors: King Kong Bundy & Bam Bam Bigelow

The Undertaker defeated Yokozuna in a "Casket Match."

Paul Bearer accompanied the Undertaker to ringside. Mr. Fuji and Jim Cornette both accompanied Yokozuna. Chuck Norris was the "Special Enforcer" for the match, and helped stop interference by King Kong Bundy, Bam Bam Bigelow, Irwin R. Schyster, and Jeff Jarrett.

NOTES: Vince McMahon & Gorilla Monsoon did commentary for the event. Todd Pettingill handled interviews. Howard Finkel was the ring announcer. Bob "Spark Plugg" Holly defeated Kwang the Ninja in a non-televised match prior to the pay-per-view. The theme of the pay-per-view was "It’s time to meet your maker…," and promotional materials for the event featured the Undertaker....This was the last Survivor Series to air on Thanksgiving Eve. Beginning the following year, the pay-per-view would move to the now familiar Sunday night timeslot.

Buck Woodward: A dark day in wrestling history, the beginning of the Kevin Nash/Diesel face push. If only we had known then what kind of monster was being created. ... Bob Backlund gets a lot of flak over his WWF run here, but I actually loved his match with Bret Hart. ... This was probably the most famous of the many "Undertaker is dead" angles. ... The team elimination matches really did nothing for me on this show. ... Wrestling was not doing well at this point. Thankfully, ECW was starting to gain momentum.

Mike Johnson: The weird thing about that Owen Hart finish with the Hart vs. Backlund match was that the issue between the Hart brothers was pretty much dead at this point since Bret had won 99% of the matches. It was odd that they went back to it....The mixed tag with Lawler and Doink was among the worst matches in the PPV's history, although it was just for laughs....This was a weird time period where WWF was trying to market the shows around a different celebrity every month. For this show it was Chuck Norris, who took out Jeff Jarrett with a superkick during the match. Maybe we'll see that rematch in TNA?

 


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