My Second Survivor Series Tribute: 1996-2002
Hello ladies and fellows. Last time I made an article about the Survivor Series from 1987 to 1995.
This time my article is about Survivor series 1996-2002.I believe that nothing can be compared to the prime times of Survivor Series but we also had the chance to witness some good matches during the 96-02 period (Alliance vs WWE, etc).SOOO...LETS GET STARTED
Survivor Series 1996
Survivor Series 96 took place at Madison Square Garden and the main event was a singles match beetwen two of the best wrestlers of all time: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Bret "The Hitman" Hart.
We also had the chance to watch a fantastic match for the WWF title between HBK and Sycho Sid. Bret Hart managed to defeat Austin and Sycho Sid won the title from Shawn.
Survivor Series 1997
This one took place at the Molson Centre in Montreal and the main event was a 4 on 4 survivor series elimination match between Team Canada (British Bulldog, Jim the Anvil Neidhart, Phil Lafon and Doug Furnas) and Team USA (Vader ,Goldust, Marc Mero and Steve Blackman).
Team Canada defeated Team USA after British Bulldog last eliminated Vader.
That night we also had a memorable match with Shawn Michaels defeating Bret Hart for the WWF title.
Survivor Series 1998
It took place at Kiel Center and its main focus was a tournament named Deadly Game.
There were a lot of great matches at the tournament such as Kane vs Undertaker, Rock vs Undertaker, Mankind (Mick Foley) vs Al Snow.
The final was between two of the greatest wrestlers ever The Rock and Mankind. The Rock defeated Mankind in a 17-minute match by submission. This tournament featured a lot of great wrestlers such as Goldust, Kane, Ken Shamrock, X-Pac and Steven Regal.
Survivor Series 1999
Survivor Series 1999 took place at Joe Louis Arena at Detroit. The main event was a triple-threat match for the WWF title between The Rock ,Triple H and Big show.
The winner and the new WWF champion was none other than the BIG SHOW!
Before this match, the Big Show had also defeated Prince Albert, Viscera, Big Boss Man and Mideon in a 4-vs.-1 elimination match in less than 2 minutes!
Survivor Series 2000
It took place at the Ice Palace in Florida and the main event was a NO-DQ match between Triple H and Steve Austin.
Stone Cold defeated Triple H and also at that night Kurt Angle defended his title against the Deadman!
Survivor Series 2001: The Invasion
Place: Greensboro Colliseum Main event: a 5 vs. 5 winners take all match beetwen Team WWF (Rock, Chris Jericho, Kane, The Undertaker and Big Show) and The Alliance (Steve Austin , Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle, Booker T and Shane O Mac ).
It was one of the greatest main events of all time: The winning team was Team WWF after the Rock pinned Stone Cold. It is important to write all the eliminations for this one:
Shane O Mac pins Big show :0
Chris Jericho pins Shane O Mac
Rob Van Dam pins Kane
Kurt Angle pins The Undertaker
The Rock pins Booker T
Chris Jericho pins Rob Van Dam
The Rock makes Kurt Angle to submit
Stone Cold pins Chris Jericho
The Rock pins Stone Cold
Survivor Series 2002
Survivor Series 2002 took place at the great Madison Square and the match that caught my attention was the Elimination Chamber of RAW for the World Heavyweight Championship.
The superstar that participated in the chamber were: Rob Van Dam, Booker T, Shawn Michaels,Triple H, Kane and Chris Jericho. The winner was Shawn Michaels after he last eliminated Triple H.