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PW Boards Ultimate Survivor Series Tournament

  • 05-05-2019 5:09pm
    Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭

    Hello and welcome! It's been ages since a PW Tournament has been held so I reckon it's high time we get back on it. This competition is going to feature everyone's favorite Thanksgiving Big 4 PPV known as Survivor Series. Over the years it's delivered some shocking moments, debuts, wrestlecrap and screwjobs and we're gonna narrow it down from 32 to just one to see which event can truly be considered the Ultimate Survivor Series.

    As always, the random number generator will be in effect pitting each year's event against another in single elimination fashion. It will take 3 votes for a given choice to progress and all votes should have reasons for being cast.

    Round 1 shall begin shortly so come on in and get involved!



  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    Our first bout sees two earlier editions square off. Let's see which event takes the initial edge in this battle for supremacy.
    Survivor Series 1992


    *Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship

    *Mr Perfect and Randy Savage vs Razor Ramon and Ric Flair

    *Big Bossman vs Nailz in a Nightstick on a Pole match


    Survivor Series 1988


    *The Powers of Pain, The Rockers, The British Bulldogs, The Hart Foundation and The Young Stallions vs Demolition, The Brain Busters, The Bolsheviks, The Fabulous Rougeaus and The Conquistadors

    *André the Giant, Dino Bravo, Mr. Perfect, Rick Rude and Harley Race vs Jake Roberts, Jim Duggan, Ken Patera, Scott Casey and Tito Santana

    *Hercules, Hillbilly Jim, Koko B. Ware, Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage vs Akeem, Big Boss Man, Haku, The Red Rooster and Ted DiBiase

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,968 ✭✭✭✭chopperbyrne


    One of my all time favourite Heenan calls in the Shawn/Bret match.


    Heenan: I tell you this McMahon, Michaels is ahead on points. The ref should just award him the win now.

    Flabbergasted Super Face Vince: Ahead on points! What the? He can't just.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    Pretty crazy that Bret and Shawn had a World Title match that early on. The more infamous one obviously came a few years later. Shawn was also reigning IC champion here if I recall. They also tussled a year later in a Survivor Series Tag match in the 1993 edition too. Talk about intrinsically linked.

    If I were going on wrestling ability, I'd give 92 the edge with the likes of Bret vs Shawn and then Savage, Flair and Perfect in a tag scramble but I feel the 1988 captures the spirit of the event better. I enjoyed seeing the masses of teams on the apron, that 20 man tag is quite a sight to behold, and that's not including the managers present either.

    For that reason, I vote 88

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd

    92 for me simply for the level of talent in display and that early Bret v Shawn match

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88

    92 by far 88 was a clusterf

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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    We finally get a decisive vote! Maybe we can pick up steam a bit from here hopefully! Let's check out our next match up.
    Survivor Series 1998


    *14 Man ''Deadly Game'' Tournament to determine a new WWE Champion
    Undertaker, Kane, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, HHH, Goldust, Ken Shamrock, X-Pac, William Regal, Mankind, Big Bossman, Jeff Jarrett, Al Snow and ???


    Survivor Series 2010


    *Team Mysterio (Big Show, Chris Masters, Kofi Kingston, Montel Vontavious Porter and Rey Mysterio)
    Team Del Rio (Alberto Del Rio, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger and Tyler Reks)

    *Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett for the WWE Championship with John Cena as Special Referee

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,959 ✭✭✭diusmr8a504cvk

    '98 is a no-brainer, loved the tournament

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,968 ✭✭✭✭chopperbyrne

    '98 easily. One of the best PPVs of that year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88

    98 was absolutely one of my favorite ppvs ever

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    Clean sweep for Vince Russo's pièce de résistance. Next up we have 2000's vs 2010's.

    Survivor Series 2005


    * Triple H vs Ric Flair Last Man Standing match

    *John Cena vs Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship

    *Team SmackDown! (Batista, Bobby Lashley, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio) vs Team Raw (Big Show, Carlito, Chris Masters, Kane and Shawn Michaels)


    Survivor Series 2012


    *Big Show vs Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Championship

    *Team Ziggler (Alberto Del Rio, Damien Sandow, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler and Wade Barrett) vs Team Foley (Daniel Bryan, Kane, Kofi Kingston, The Miz and Randy Orton) (with Mick Foley)

    *CM Punk vs John Cena vs Ryback for the WWE Championship

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88

    2005 was great mainly for trips/ric and hbk performance in the interbrand match

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    I agree that the interbrand match was savage. The build up was great with the parking lot scrap.

    2012 had the little matter of these guys debuting though...


    I think I'd go with 2005 but both had their merits.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    2005 goes through via 24 hour count out rule. I'll soldier on and see if the next match brings up an interesting pairing :o

    Survivor Series 2000


    *The Dudley Boyz and The Hardy Boyz vs Edge & Christian and Right to Censor

    *The Rock vs Rikishi

    *Kurt Angle vs The Undertaker for the WWE Championship

    *Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Triple H in a no disqualification match


    Survivor Series 2002


    *Bubba Ray Dudley, Spike Dudley and Jeff Hardy vs 3 Minute Warning and Rico
    in a Tables Elimination match

    *Brock Lesnar vs Big Show for the WWE Championship

    *Triple H vs Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho vs Booker T vs Rob Van Dam vs Kane
    in an Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,968 ✭✭✭✭chopperbyrne

    Was 2002 the first Elimination Chamber match?

    If so, I'll go for that, as every Chamber match after got worse.

    Shawn was only back recently and took some really stiff bumps on the grated floor.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    Was 2002 the first Elimination Chamber match?

    It was. SS 2002 was also home to Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner's return in Madison Square Garden where he bet the snot out of Matt Hardy and Christopher Nowinski and then said ''Gimme a f*ckin' mic!'' to which you could hear Jerry Lawler going ''uh-oh!''. Other highlights were Heyman screwing Big Show out of the title and the Dudley Boys reuniting after the brand split to a massive ovation in New York. A great show.

    2002 gets my vote.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,959 ✭✭✭diusmr8a504cvk

    For all the reasons above, 2002 gets my vote.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    2002 hammers 2000 without breaking a sweat. Could be a dark horse. It's an era clash up next
    Survivor Series 2006


    *Team DX (Triple H, Shawn Michaels, The Hardy Boyz and CM Punk)
    vs Team Rated-RKO (Edge, Randy Orton, Johnny Nitro, Mike Knox and Gregory Helms)

    *Mr. Kennedy vs The Undertaker in a First Blood match

    *John Cena, Kane, Bobby Lashley, Rob Van Dam and Sabu
    vs Big Show, Finlay, Montel Vontavious Porter, Test and Umaga

    *Batista vs King Booker for the World Heavyweight Championship


    Survivor Series 1989


    * The King's Court (Randy Savage, Canadian Earthquake, Dino Bravo and Greg Valentine)
    vs The 4x4s (Jim Duggan, Bret Hart, Ronnie Garvin and Hercules)

    *The Hulkamaniacs (Hulk Hogan, Jake Roberts and Demolition)
    vs The Million Dollar Team (Ted DiBiase, The Warlord, The Barbarian and Zeus)

    *The Rude Brood (Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect and The Fabulous Rougeaus)
    vs Roddy's Rowdies (Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka and The Bushwhackers

    *The Ultimate Warriors (The Ultimate Warrior, Jim Neidhart and the Rockers
    vs The Heenan Family (Bobby Heenan, André the Giant, Haku and Arn Anderson)

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,968 ✭✭✭✭chopperbyrne

    89 for living the gimmick.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88

    06 as i remember it no memory of 89 whatsoever

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    It's gotta be 2006 for me. I loved that DX vs RKO match especially as comedy Shawn was at his best and it was a real coming out party for CM Punk. He got a massive reaction in the same ring as a hot Hardys team and a very over DX.

    Also enjoyed the 3 way cross branded survivor series teams, very random but it worked.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd

    I'm picking 06 mainly for the reason that i've actually seen it, whereas i havent seen the 89 one.

    But man, i've a feeling, had i watched it, with that lineup, i'd be choosing that

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    Hulkamania era Survivor Series takes a back seat in this match. Our next bout is a tussle between two recent enough shows so they should be fresh in the memory.

    Survivor Series 2015


    *The Usos, The Lucha Dragons and Ryback vs King Barrett, Sheamus and The New Day

    *The Brothers of Destruction vs The Wyatt Family

    *Semi Finals of Tournament for the vacant WWE Championship
    • Semi 1 Roman Reigns vs Alberto Del Rio
    • Semi 2 Kevin Owens vs Dean Ambrose


    Survivor Series 2009


    *Team Miz (Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Jack Swagger, The Miz and Sheamus)
    vs Team Morrison (Evan Bourne, Finlay, John Morrison, Matt Hardy and Shelton Benjamin)

    *Team Kingston (Christian, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, MVP and R-Truth)
    vs Team Orton (CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase and William Regal)

    *The Undertaker vs Big Show vs Chris Jericho for the World Heavyweight Championship

    *John Cena vs Triple H vs Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88

    09 for the last 2 matches really enjoyed seeing those and some great moments in them

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    Probably 2009 just because it had better Elimination tag matches

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,968 ✭✭✭✭chopperbyrne

    09 for me too, just a better overall card.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    2009 goes through to Round 2. Our next bout features probably the most controversial event of all time.
    Survivor Series 2008


    *Team HBK (Shawn Michaels, The Great Khali, Rey Mysterio and Cryme Tyme)
    Vs Team JBL (John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Kane, John Morrison, The Miz and MVP)

    *Team Orton (Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, Mark Henry, Shelton Benjamin and William Regal
    vs Team Batista (Batista, CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, Matt Hardy and R-Truth)

    *Triple H vs Edge vs Vladimir Kozlov for the WWE Championship

    *Chris Jericho vs John Cena for the World heavyweight Championship


    Survivor Series 1997


    * Team Canada (The British Bulldog, Jim Neidhart, Doug Furnas and Phil Lafon) vs Team USA (Goldust, Marc Mero, Steve Blackman and Vader)

    * Kane (with Paul Bearer) vs Mankind

    * Ken Shamrock, Ahmed Johnson and The Legion of Doom
    vs The Nation of Domination (Faarooq, Rocky Maivia, D'Lo Brown and Kama Mustafa)

    * Owen Hart vs Stone Cold Steve Austin for the Intercontinental Championship

    * Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    It's gotta be 97 for me. Screw Job aside, I liked the match. Good brawl and had great heat with the crowd. Also really liked the faction warfare type matches on the card. We had Kane's first showcase match and the Owen/Austin saga too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd

    100% 97. Loved everything the WWF did back then. Pretty good card too

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,956 ✭✭✭✭Omackeral

    1997 goes through with a time limit victory.

    It's a battle of the 90's now as Hulkamania takes on The New Generation in our next bout.

    Survivor Series 1994


    * The Bad Guys (Razor Ramon, 1-2-3 Kid, The British Bulldog and The Headshrinkers
    vs The Teamsters (Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Jeff Jarrett, Jim Neidhart, Owen Hart)

    * The Royal Family (Jerry 'The King' Lawler, Cheesy, Queasy and Sleazy)
    vs Clowns R' Us (Doink the Clown, Dink, Wink and Pink)

    * The Million Dollar Team (Bam Bam Bigelow, King Kong Bundy, Tatanka and The Heavenly Bodies
    vs Guts and Glory (Lex Luger, Adam Bomb, Mabel and The Smokin' Gunns)

    * Bret Hart vs Bob Backlund in a Submission match for the WWE Championship

    * The Undertaker vs Yokozuna in a Casket match with Chuck Norris as Special Guest Referee


    Survivor Series 1990


    * The Warriors (The Ultimate Warrior, L.O.D. and The Texas Tornado)
    vs The Perfect Team (Mr Perfect and Demolition)

    * The Million Dollar Team (Ted Di Biase, The Honky Tonk Man, Greg Valentine, The Undertaker)
    vs The Dream Team (Dusty Rhodes, The Hart Foundation and Koko B Ware)

    * The Visionaries (Rick Martel, Power & Glory and The Warlord)
    vs The Vipers (Jake Roberts, Jimmy Snuka and The Rockers

    * The Hulkamaniacs (Hulk Hogan, Big Bossman Jim Duggan and Tugboat)
    vs The Natural Disasters (Earthquake, Dino Bravo, The Barbarian and Haku)

    * The Alliance (Tito Santana, Nikolai Volkoff and The Bushwhackers)
    vs The Mercenaries (Sgt. Slaughter, Boris Zhukov and The Orient Express)

    Ultimate Survivors Match Hulk Hogan, Tito Santana and The Ultimate Warrior
    vs Rick Martel, Ted DiBiase, Power & Glory and The Warlord

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,553 ✭✭✭Blue_Dabadee

    I go with 94 because of Chuck Norris.