Survivor Series 1990
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In 1987 when the Survivor Series pay per view was born it brought something new to the landscape of wrestling. The concept was simple, "teams of five strive to survive." That was the motto in the early days. I miss those first four years of the event. Tag teams, women, and even the world champion was involved in the five on five or four on four elimination matches. (Although in '91 Hulk Hogan defended the title against the Undertaker) The first two years, it was five tag teams vs. five tag teams. I think in 1992 when they basically gutted the concept they hurt the Survivor Series forever. I don't believe it's been the same since then. But I digress.
|Ready for battle|
Survivor Series 1987
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|Mr. Fuji gets demolished|
|Piper's Team vs. Flair's Team|
In closing, besides the lack of elimination matches at the Survivor Series, I also miss the cool team names. Team Orton, Team Foley, Team Ziggler are just not creative at all. The Rude Brood, Roddy's Rowdies, and The Enforcers at least showed a little creativity from the writers.
What are your favorite moments from this November tradition?