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On this date in WWF history: Survivor Series is born

On November 26, 1987, World Wrestling Federation (WWF) debuted Survivor Series, one of the promotion's "Big Four" events, along with WrestleMania, Royal Rumble and SummerSlam.

And no 80's pay-per-view would be complete without its top draw, a veiled Hulk Hogan, who teamed himself up with bland personalities and stiff workers just to make sure he wasn't overshadowed -- which also explains why he was constantly blocking the camera in their silly promo (above).

Full line-up and results from the inaugural Survivor Series, after the jump.

Team Savage (Randy Savage, Jake Roberts, Ricky Steamboat, Brutus Beefcake, and Jim Duggan) (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Team Honky Tonk (The Honky Tonk Man, Hercules, Danny Davis, Ron Bass, & Harley Race) (with Bobby Heenan and Jimmy Hart).

Elimination # Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1A Jim Duggan Team Savage Harley Race Countout 4:11
1B Harley Race Team Honky Tonk Jim Duggan Countout 4:11
2 Ron Bass Team Honky Tonk Brutus Beefcake Pinfall after a high Knee Lift 5:18
3 Brutus Beefcake Team Savage The Honky Tonk Man Pinfall after the Shake Rattle 'N' Roll 6:53
4 Danny Davis Team Honky Tonk Jake Roberts Pinfall after a DDT 11:12
5 Hercules Team Honky Tonk Randy Savage Pinfall after a Savage Elbow 16:19
6 The Honky Tonk Man Team Honky Tonk Himself Countout 18:56
Survivors: Team Savage (Randy Savage, Jake Roberts, and Ricky Steamboat)


Team Moolah (The Fabulous Moolah, Rockin' Robin, Velvet McIntyre, and the Jumping Bomb Angels (Itsuki Yamazaki and Noriyo Tateno) defeated Team Sherri (Sensational Sherri, The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin) (with Jimmy Hart), Donna Christanello, and Dawn Marie).

Elimination # Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Donna Christianello Team Sherri Velvet McIntyre Victory Roll Pin 1:57
2 Dawn Marie Team Sherri Rockin' Robin Running Crossbody Pin 4:10
3 Rockin' Robin Team Moolah Sensational Sherri Vertical Suplex 6:50
4 Fabulous Moolah Team Moolah Judy Martin Double Clothesline 10:52
5 Sensational Sherri Team Sherri Velvet McIntyre Victory Roll Pin 14:54
6 Velvet McIntyre Team Moolah Leilani Kai Electric Chair Drop 17:20
7 Leilani Kai Team Sherri Itsuki Yamazaki Flying Crossbody Pin 18:31
8 Judy Martin Team Sherri Noriyo Tateno Flying Sitout Clothesline 20:10
Survivors: Team Moolah (Jumping Bomb Angels)


Team 1: Strike Force (Tito Santana and Rick Martel), The Young Stallions (Paul Roma and Jim Powers), The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques and Raymond), The Killer Bees (Jim Brunzell and Brian Blair), and the British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and Dynamite Kid) defeated Team 2: The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart), The Islanders (Haku and Tama), Demolition (Ax and Smash), The Bolsheviks (Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov), and The New Dream Team (Greg Valentine and Dino Bravo) (with Jimmy Hart, Bobby Heenan, Mr. Fuji, Slick, and Johnny V.).

Elimination # Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Boris Zhukov (Bolsheviks) Team #2 Tito Santana Flying Forearm 1:44
2 Jacques Rougeau (Rougeau Bros.) Team #1 Ax Missed Diving Crossbody, Pin 5:29
3 Smash (Demolition) Team #2 None Disqualification 9:11
4 Tito Santana (Strike Force) Team #1 Jim Neidhart Pinfall 12:05
5 Dynamite Kid (British Bulldogs) Team #1 Haku Savate Kick 20:00
6 Greg Valentine (New Dream Team) Team #2 Paul Roma Diving Sunset Flip 24:00
7 Bret Hart (Hart Foundation) Team #2 Jim Brunzell Roll over 31:00
8 Tama (The Islanders) Team #2 B. Brian Blair Sunset Flip 37:00
Survivors: Team #1 (Killer Bees and Young Stallions)


Team André (André the Giant, One Man Gang, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed, and Rick Rude) (with Bobby Heenan and Slick) defeated Team Hogan (Hulk Hogan, Paul Orndorff, Don Muraco, Ken Patera, and Bam Bam Bigelow) (with Oliver Humperdink).

Elimination # Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Butch Reed Team André Hulk Hogan Pinfall following leg drop 3:00
2 Ken Patera Team Hogan One Man Gang Pinfall following A double clothesline 8:00
3 Paul Orndorff Team Hogan Rick Rude Pinfall with a rollup after interference from Bundy 10:00
4 Rick Rude Team André Don Muraco Pinfall following powerslam 11:00
5 Don Muraco Team Hogan One Man Gang Pinfall following 747 Splash 13:00
6 Hulk Hogan Team Hogan None Countout after Bundy and the Gang prevented Hogan from reentering the ring 16:00
7 King Kong Bundy Team André Bam Bam Bigelow Pinfall following Slingshot Headbutt 18:00
8 One Man Gang Team André Bam Bam Bigelow Pinfall following missed top rope 747 Splash by One Man Gang 21:00
9 Bam Bam Bigelow Team Hogan André the Giant Pinfall following Butterfly Suplex 22:00
Survivor: Team André (André The Giant)


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