Survivor series is one of the few WWE PPV events that have maintained that legacy for being the most loved WWE shows over the past few decades. From Elimination battles to those fiery feuds, this monthly event has dazzled everyone with the sheer WWE Experience it has brought for the WWE fans globally. Moreover, being a fan, you must have witness some of the most memorable matches in the Survivor series event and here we brings you the Top 10 most exciting ones out of them.
The Rock vs. Mick Foley aka Mankind (1998)
This was one of the most revolutionary matches in regards to the evolution of the famous Corporation stable which included the WWE CEO Vince McMahon and his son Shane alongside. It was the Rock vs the Mankind (currently Mick Foley) and amongst the both, Mankind use to enjoy most of their support from the audience while Rock was infamous for being just a baby faces in the ring.
Finally it was the Rock who managed to win the bout with the support of acting referee Shane McMahon and WWE CEO Vince McMahon and that further kick started the formation of the famous alliance between the trios that led to bigger storylines in the coming Attitude era.
Tag team Elimination match featuring 10 teams (1988)
It was for the very first time that there was an event in the Survivor series featuring 10 teams of 2 players each fighting for the TAG TEAM title. It was about which involved The Rockers, the Hart Foundation, the British Bulldogs, the Powers of Pain and the Young Stallions vs. Demolition, the Brain busters, the Bolsheviks, the Conquistadors and the Fabulous Rougeaus
The Match was staged in a five on five format and included five elite tag team against the other five with “Not so Impactful” players. Finally, there match was won by the team of the Barbarian and the Warlord after all the hassles and tussles at the ring side and is still been remembered as one of the only matches including 10 tag teams alongside.
Diesel vs. Bret Hart for the WWE championship (1995)
Diesel can be reckoned as one of the most impactful wrestlers this WWE arena has ever witnessed and when he met Bret hart for the WWE championship in a “No Disqualification” match, the temperature surged around the arena. Moreover, it was the time when Diesel was making a place for himself in the WWE arena after that world record WWE championship victory against Bob Buckland in just 8 seconds.
The match ended with Bret hart claiming the victory on a pitfall and eventually putting his hands once again on the coveted WWE championship but it left Diesel with all the frustration and went on to bomb down hart several times in the process.
Traditional four vs four Survivor series elimination tag team match (1990)
This was the Debut match of the Undertaker and also paved the way for the legacy to come for the phenom in the WWE arena. The Match was been staged as a traditional four-vs-four Survivor Series elimination tag team match, the WWE audience got amazed after seeing the 7 foot 300 pounds Undertaker coming in to the ring alongside the Million Dollar man, Ted DiBiase with Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine against the Dream Team of Dusty Rhodes, Koko B. Ware, Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart.
Eventually, Ted Dibiase’s team emerged victorious but that match registered its place in the history books as the start of the Dead man’s career.
Randy Orton vs Shawn Michaels (2007)
This match between the heartbreak kid and Randy Orton would be remembered for the stipulation which didn’t allow Michaels to use his Signature Super kick. Still he went on to use different other moves like sharpshooter, angle lock, cross face and many others, before finally going down to the Viper on an RKO after he stopped himself of attempting a super kick once again.
Team Alliance vs Team WWE in a “Winner takes all” match (2001)
It was that time of the year when both WWE and Extreme wrestling were fighting for becoming the only Dominant power in the Professional Wrestling world and to get the same done in the most impactful manner, a match was staged between the Team WWE consisting of The Rock, Undertaker, Kane, Jericho and Big show was against the team Alliance of Stone cold, Kurt angle, booker T , RVD and Shane McMahon.
Although Team WWE claimed the victory, it was one hell of match to be remembered for ages as the fans witnessed some of the most exciting moves and finished all along during this ‘ All Star “ extravaganza.
Shawn Michaels vs Bret hart for WWE championship (1992)
It was yet another Epic battle in a “Champions vs Champions “match which featured two of the most iconic WWE superstars around i.e. Shawn Michaels and Bret hart. Although Michaels was still establishing himself as a season campaigner but he still made a name for himself in the WWE roster in such short stint.
The match witnessed all the back and forth action from both Hart and Michaels and it all came down to the end when Hart eventually claimed the victory on a pin fall over a hard fought “Heart Break kid”.
The Evolution of Elimination chamber match (2002)
It was the first time when the famous Elimination chamber concept was introduced in WWE and the match staged in a manner which ultimately saw Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Booker T vs. Kane vs. Chris Jericho battling it out against each other.
Eventually, it was the HBK who won and after beating down the Triple H in the final bout and this was also the last time Michaels held the WWE championship.
Stone Cold vs Bret Hart (1996)
This was the match which saw the best out of both Hart and Stone cold. Both the wrestlers went to extreme to make the best out of each other vulnerabilities but finally it was Hart, who was been able to beat Stone cold in a hard fought battle.
The match also hold great importance in Stone cold’s career as he went on to make his mark in the year afterwards.
Shawn Michaels vs Bret hart ( 1997)
This could well be quoted as one of the most controversial matches in the WWE history which featured two of the greatest legends of the game. Moreover, both Bret hart and Michaels were involved in personal issues before getting into this match and that was something, which put more fire into the battle.
Eventually, Bret hart tapped out and still retained his belt even though HBK pinned down him on a sharpshooter and this was something which gave it more air towards the controversy.