The 1993 Survivor Series main event was the climax of a rivalry wisely built during months and, of course, The All Americans (Lex Luger, Undertaker, Steiner Brothers) defeated the evil Foreign Fanatics (Yokozuna, Ludvig Borga, Quebecer Jacques and Crush).
This match was the culmination of what the Survivor Series concept has been created for. The scenario was perfect: The United States of America vs. The World, in an ultra-patriotic feud.
It all started when Lex Luger, with his new All American gimmick, slammed the 600-pound Yokozuna aboard the US Intrepid in a fourth of July special event held by the WWF.
At Summerslam, Luger defeated Yokozuna, the reigning WWF Champion but the Title didn't change hands because it was via count-out. Following the match, Ludvig Borga, with his anti-American gimmick picked on Luger backstage.
The Native American Tatanka was scheduled to battle along Luger and The Steiner Brothers, but, in September, he was viciously attacked by Borga and Yokozuna. Severely injured, he never made it to the Survivor Series and he was later replaced by The Undertaker.
In the months leading to the Survivor Series, the Steiners Brothers were feuding with The Quebecer, a French-Canadian team composed of Jacques and Pierre.
Few days before the pay-per-view, Luger injured Quebecer Pierre who was replaced by Crush who betrayed his country by joining Mr Fuji and the Foreign Fanatics.
With "The Thanksgiving Tradition All Americans Wait For" as catch phrase for the event was typical of the ultra-patriotic promotional tactic at the time and the fans became crazy. When The Undertaker was announced as Tatanka's replacement, the crowd went nuts when he opened his signature long coat to reveal an American flag.
If the match itself wasn't that great, the showdown was awesome.