As I've stated previously, I was a huge fan of The Undertaker growing up. So when he was booked against WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan in a title match at Survivor Series 1991, I was ecstatic. I liked Hogan alright -- I even wrote him a letter when Earthquake squished him on Brother Love's set -- but 'Taker was my guy and I wanted to see him as champ.
The rest of the card was pretty forgettable. A handful of dreadful elimination matches only delayed the true payoff which was the "Dead Man" taking on the immortal "Hulkster" and his legion of Hulkamaniacs.
So in honor of tonight's (Nov. 20) Survivor Series card, I present my favorite awesome moment in the event's history. 20 years ago The Undertaker won his first world title and did so in nefarious fashion in keeping with his underhanded character at the time. Credit goes to RIc Flair for the assist.
Take a look.
I was livid -- LIVID -- when Jack Tunney announced an immediate rematch nine days later during a special Tuesday pay-per-view (PPV) in Texas creatively named "This Tuesday in Texas."
I knew that Hogan would end up winning the title back -- because he always won -- and sure enough, he did. But I still love this moment, "The Hulkster" can never take that away from me!
Also, it answers an age-old question for me: the past tense of piledrive is piledrived, not piledrove. Gorilla Monsoon said it himself and that's as good as law.
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