When Survivor Series was created in 1987, the pay-per-view mainly focused on elimination matches.
As years went by, the concept slowly disappeared, and regular singles and tag team matches came into play.
That didn’t mean the elimination matches were dropped; they just weren’t that special, in the eyes of the WWE.
As the 26th-annual Survivor Series approaches, Ryback is set to challenge for the WWE Championship in a triple-threat match. This is his first Survivor Series and he's already in the main event, going for the big one.
I decided to look back at other wrestlers who had the chance to walk into Survivor Series to win a World Championship for the first time.
*To be included on the list, a wrestler couldn’t have been a World Champion before a match at Survivor Series.