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The 2000 Survivor Series event was a far cry from the traditional eight or ten man elimination style matches of yesteryear. Only two of the matches on the card were of this nature, one with Right To Censor and Edge and Christian taking on The Dudley Boyz and The Hardy Boyz in a poor match, and another encounter featuring the Radicalz (Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Perry Saturn and Eddie Guererro) taking on a broken down DX in Billy Gunn, Roaddog, Chyna and K-Kwik.
The two main events of the night was the Rock taking on Rikishi in a dissappointing match following all the hype about who framed Rock in running over Stone Cold Steve Austin, and a strong finish was had by Austin himself when he took on Triple H in what unfortunately ended up a no contest with a ridiculous angle.
This event was one of the worse Survivor Series matches in recent years, and if you havent seen it - you don't want to.
Oh my god this was bad, Survivor Series 99 was one of the worst WWF events ever. The card is almost totally devoid of anything touching a good match. The worst thing about it was the fact Stone Cold Steve Austin was suppost to be in the main event but injured himself 10 days before Survivor Series, the WWF knew he couldn't compete but didn't bother to tell the fans until the night of the event when the fans had already paid their hard earned cash to watch Stone Cold- not The Big Show. Here is a summary of all the matches. I'd give more detail but i don't want to spoiler it for you. The Acolytes and The dudleys VS D-Lo, The Godfather and The Headbangers Not a bad opener but no cracker Kurt Angle (his debut) vs Shawn Stasiak This one was a very boring scientific match and Kurt was not up to his usual standard. Val Venis, Steve Blackman, Gangrel and Mark Henry VS The Britsh Bulldog and The Mean Street Pose My God this was very bad indeed Mae Young, Tori, Deborah and Moolah VS Ivory, Luna, Jackie and Teri This has to be one of the most terrible matches of all time. Kane VS X-Pac One of the better matches on the card but still pretty poor. The Big Show VS Big Boss Man, Albert, Mideon and Viscera Worst match of the night (that IS saying something) Chris Jericho VS Chyna Not too bad, Jericho manages to carry Chyna to a half decent contest. The Hollys and Too Cool VS Edge and Christian and The Hardys Best Match of the night but what do you expect from such brillaint performers New Age Outlaws VS Mankind and Al Snow Very Poor by Al Snows and Mankinds standards The Big Show VS Triple H VS The Rock This wasn't too bad due to The Rock and Triple H but The Big Show drags it down a few notches. Overall, this is a terrible, terrible card and the last WWF video i'd reccomend to anyone.
Do yourself a favour, avoid like the plague.
Survivor Series was one of the very first Pay-Per-Views ever released. Along with Royal Rumble, Summerslam, a little later King Of The Ring, and of course, the granddaddy of 'em all, Wrestlemania, WWF had 5 Pay-Per-Views a year, excluding one off English events such as UK Rampage. After it's debut in 1987, Survivor Series quickly became a favourite amongst wrestling fans. It's concept was completely different to any other PPV and that appealed to many fans. Traditionally held every year on the American holiday of Thanksgiving (that went out in 1994), the concept was that in each match 4 wrestlers would go against each other in a tag team match of sorts. It was the good guys Vs the bad guys, good facing off against evil. Each team would have a captain, generally a well known wrestler who received the most "heat" (a wrestling term for crowd reaction) and he would have 3 other wrestlers on his team to fight with. When a wrestler was either pinned, forced to submit, counted out or disqualified, then he would be eliminated from his team. This carried on until there was a whole team eliminated. The format was a huge success and helped Survivor Series become one of the most successful WWF events. It was refreshing for both fans and wrestlers alike, as all of the other PPV's were filled with one on one matches which often didn't mean anything, Survivor Series' format made for a little bit of variety, and seemed a godsend every time November rolled on. If it seemed so good then, the special format would indubitably be received even better now, when we have 12 months of one on one squash matches. But in the early nineties, even though the format was still going strong, WWF decided to alter it, effectively ruining it in the process. As if every other PPV and Television show wasn't enough time to show title matches, they were introduced to Survivor Series in 1991, surely this would just lead to other mono v mono matches be
ing introduced. Unfortunately yes, and that made for perhaps the worst Survivor Series of all time, in 1992 there was not a single traditional Survivor match-up. Instead we were treated to mediocre one on one displays by Virgil and Koko B.Ware... not a perfect alternative! This outing was the end of the Survivor Series tradition, although they have tried to resurrect the old format several times, working in 1995, which ironically was one of the best Survivor Series' ever. Why? Simply because the card was filled with Survivor matches, leaving room for two single matches which was acceptable in this case as one featured the debut of highly controversial wrestler, Goldust and the other was the title match between Bret Hart and Diesel, one of the best matches in history. But generally, Survivor Series is an opportunity lost. From 1996 to present day, Survivor Series has been recognised as the event where controversy is rife. The most controversial event of all time was in 1997, and it featured the highly anticipated title re-match between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. Bret was due to leave the WWF in a few weeks hence, and Vince McMahon took it upon himself to "screw" Bret. For the whole story, read my Shawn Michaels opinion. In the following years, WWF have always played on this controversy theme, and something unexpected or shocking always seems to happen, eg. Stone Cold Steve Austin being "ran over" by a car driven by Rikishi in 1999, The Rock joining Vince McMahon's corporation in 1998 and Sycho Sid hitting Shawn Michaels' manager Jose Lothario with a television camera, causing him to have a heart attack in 1996. Survivor Series can be good and bad, but you will always feel as if you have been given your moneys worth by buying the video, with the obvious exception of 1992! For all you lovely dooyooers, I will know take a small trip down memory lane and review each Survivor Series, hopefully enabling you to make the r
ight choice. Most of the videos can now only be found via the official website of Silver Vision, but good luck in finding them anywhere else! Survivor Series 1987 You will be very lucky to find this anywhere now. The only place where I know of finding it is on silvervision.co.uk (there is a link on my profile), but it really is worth spending £15 for a slice of WWF history. Most fans will not have even heard of many of the wrestlers that feature here, but if you buy it then you will see what wrestling was like in the late eighties, vastly different from how it is now! Wrestlers featured are Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, Harley Race and Ken Patera, as well as many more. This is certainly worth a look. 6/10. Survivor Series 1988 The second annual Survivor Series is a true classic, although the video is not that great. The reason being that there is awful editing, cutting all interviews that took place between match ups and in some cases actually cutting out bits from matches. There is a superb match, which is completely unedited and it is the biggest Survivor match of all time, in this there is not 4 on each team, there is 10! It is a mass brawl that sees Demolition and the Powers Of Pain swap heel/face roles which is played out brilliantly. Sadly though, the editing spoils this, give it a miss. 4/10. Survivor Series 1989 This enstallment is completely dominated by the appearance of Zeus, who is in a match featuring Hulk Hogan, Ted Dibiase, Jake Roberts. This makes the video seem like one big trailor the movie "No Holds Barred" which stars Hogan and Zeus. That match in particular is dire, but the rest of the Survivoir matches are of a high standard. Not one of the best, do not buy it unless you get an uncontrollable urge. 6/10. Survivor Series 1990 This is perhaps the synonymous Survivor Series event and really is a must have. Including all of the usual Survivor matches, there is a specia
l "Survivor Grand Final" which is a Survivor match pitting all of the winning wrestlers against each other, an idea which I felt should have been continued, but was never used again. That match alone is a good enough reason to buy this, but if you need any more encouragement then I shall tell you that this is the event which features the debut of The Undertaker, you are not an Undertaker fan if you do not own this. A superb event, buy it now! 8/10. Survivor Series 1991 The event that was to bring the downfall of this great event, this is the first Survivor Series to feature a non Survivor match, a World title match between Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker. The saving grace for this event is that the actual Survivor matches are all superb, including a great performance from Ric Flair in his first of two Survivor Series appearances. If you have £15 spare, then this should be bought, but otherwise maybe you should leave this well alone! 7/10. Survivor Series 1992 I have said it before and I shall say it again, an absolutely pathetic excuse for a PPV, which shouldn't be allowed to bear the Survivor Series name. The matches are awful, and the main event is worse. Razor Ramon, who was nothing more than a mid carder at the time, participated in a tag team main event, teaming with Ric Flair to take on Mr. Perfect and Randy Savage in a lame outing which received less crowd response than a Sunderland goal at St. James' Park. Please, if you are any kind of wrestling fan, do not event think about buying this. 2/10. Survivor Series 1993 Two years too late, this is as traditional as they come. All Survivor matches on this video, which surely must be a good thing? Well, the thought was there, and in theory it should have been a superb event, and a must have video. But, due to poor booking, the matches are a disappointment, and this is probably the most forgetful event of all time, nothing particularly happens, wi
th the exception of a tussle between brothers Bret and Owen Hart that would be the catalyst for a legendary feud. Unfortunately this probably put WWF off bringing back the traditional format, what a lost chance. 5/10. Survivor Series 1994 Undoubtedly one of the better Survivor Series', this had all of the ingredients for success. Some terrific Survivor matches and a controversial title match, what more is needed?! The video is a must have if not for the superb commentary from the one time only trio of Vince McMahon, Jim Ross and the late Gorilla Monsoon. WHEN you get this video, make sure you don't blink during the first match, if you do then you will miss it! A great video, will take pride of place in any collection. 9/10. Survivor Series 1995 In a year when WWF first introduced a Pay-Per-View each month, they needed Survivor Series to be special. Special it was. Bret Hart and Diesel put on a wonderful wrestling match which many say is the best of all time. My favourite part of this video is another Survivor match that I think should be contested every year. A wildcard match. WWF picked four face wrestlers (good guys) and four heel wrestlers, and put them altogether in one Survivor match. The results are magnificent as deadly rivals find themselves having to work together for the sake of their team, which by the end of the match, doesn't mean a whole lot! This brought some much needed magic back to Survivor Series. 9/10. Survivor Series 1996 After the brilliance of the previous two years, I suppose we were due for a bad Survivor Series. This was it. There are three Survivor matches, the rest of the card would not look out of place on a normal weekly show. There are a couple of bright spots on the horizon though, Rocky Maivia, who would turn into The Rock makes his debut, and we are treated to a wrestling clinic by Bret Hart and Steve Austin, at a time when Austin was just beginning to transform into
the biggest star in the history of wrestling. If it was not for then, then there would be no reason to buy this video. At the majestic setting of Madison Square Garden, this was a let down. 6/10. Survivor Series 1997 The most controversial wrestling event in history, this video features the "screwing" of Bret Hart in his home country of Canada. The partisan crowd are obviously rooting for Canada, which gives a different take on the wrestling world. At a time when Steve Austin was a huge fan favourite, he was hearing boos from the Canadian crowd for their home boy Owen Hart. Whatever else you want, put it on hold, and buy this video. The matches are nothing extraordinary, but the climax of the Hart/Michaels match is the most infamous happening in wrestling history. This must be bought. 10/10. Survivor Series 1998: Deadly Game Tagged with a special caption that refers to the title tournament that takes over this yearly event. I have complained about no Survivor Series matches in the past, but this is getting stupid. The whole video is a tournament to crown a new World Champion. The matches are dull in the early rounds as the wrestlers who know they are going through to the later stages do not put much of an effort in. To cap things off, the ending of the video is a sly, tasteless dig at last years conclusion which leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Do not buy this video. 1/10. Survivor Series 1999 This will be remembered for all of the wrong reasons. The main event was heavily advertised to be a Triple Threat match between The Rock, Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin for the World title. Just prior to the event, Stone Cold was told that he couldn't compete due to a recurring neck injury that would put him out of action for about a year. WWF needed to work out a reason in the storylines why Stone Cold couldn't compete. So they had him run down by a car. It was poorly done, and looked like the rush
job that it was. Big Show eventually took the place of Austin but the whole event was completely over shadowed by the Austin incident, making the restless crowd virtually forget about some very good matches. 6/10. Survivor Series 2000: The Rules Have Changed Another year, another caption. In this case, a caption that doesn't make any sense whatsoever! This event is completely over hyped, and has just been released over here. If you are tempted to buy this, then I will just say that there are a selection of good matches, but the good are outnumbered by the bad. Do not feel that you should buy this for convenience just because it is for sale in your local Woolworths, buy an older video which is much better. This event's only saving grace is that there are a few Survivor matches which are hopefully a sign of things to come. Not the worst Survivor Series ever, but the ending of the main event is straight out of a comic book and should never have happened. You don't want to find out. 7/10. Are you feeling nostalgic? If you are not, then I have obviously failed with this opinion. Hopefully you now know what Survivor Series to buy, I have given you as much information as I can, make the right choice! *Cha Ching*, Smark.
A very very poor pay per view, which advertised the main event as a triple threat with Rock, HHH and Stone Cold Steve Austin, but the paying fans were screwed out of seeing the biggest WWF superstar ever Stone Cold Steve Austin, through a hit and run car accident. The undercard was very poor, including the likes of the Headbangers and The Mean Street Posse. Overall a very poor Pay per view, dont buy it. The tag titles match pitted The New Age Outlaws against Al Snow & Mankind, this was a very poor match and what are they doing to Mankind????/
Just one of the many ppv of the wwf calander, Survivor Series. Some of the WWFs great moments have happened at this event. The Undertaker made his debut; Bret Hart Lost his last match in the wwf when vince mcmahon screwed him out of the wwf and the rock won his first ever wwf title. Although not as good as the royal rumble or Wrestlemania, Survivor series has made its mark in the WWF as one of the best ppv's in the year.
Survivor Series is an annual event hosted by the WWF that has kind of lot its way over the years. At the start it was teams of 4 against teams of 4 in an elimination rules contest where if an individual was pinned he would be sent back to the dressing room, with the possible scenario of 4 on 1 always at the back of the viewers mind. At present it is just a regular 1 vs. 1 filled pay-per-view that doesn't often use the traditional Survivor-rules matches. Some of the WWFs greatest moments occured at the Survivor Series: The Undertaker made his debut; a year later at the next Survivor Series he beat Hulk Hogan for the WWF Title - something that would put in to action the plan of destruction for Hulkamania; Bret Hart was screwed out of the WWF in his last ever match; The Rock won his first WWF Title. As you can see the Survivor Series is an important part of the WWF calender, though the most shocking and controversial moments always seem to be in one on one matches.
Personally, this in my opinion is the worst WWF PPV in a while both before and since it origanally took place.From Shawn Stasiak even wrestling on a PPV to the Big Slow winning the WWF title the whole event sucks. No-one seems to rise to the occasion, not the Rock, Mick Foley, the Hardy Boys, no-one. They must have been on the beer the night before to put in the performances they did. And to finish the event off - guess what? Someone gets screwed at the Survivor Series out of the title. Not too preditable! Please, don't waste money on this tape. The greatest hits of Hulk Hogan probably tops this vid.
After all the hype the WWF gave this event, it was a total let down. Survivor series is normally four man teams fighting each other with a single pin fall eliminating a member of a team until one team is eliminated altogether. At first it was Triple H defending against The Rock and Stone Cold, but it ends in a way that fans were disappointed with. The only match of any quality was Chris Jericho against Chyna for the Intercontinental Title. Apart from that it featured matches that were not developed by the WWF on shows, and made no real sense. Good to rent, not one to buy