Boots to Backsides: Top 10 WWE Survivor Series Victories of All-Time (Video)

Micheal Robinson@nyyrobinsonSenior Analyst IINovember 15, 2011

Boots to Backsides: Top 10 WWE Survivor Series Victories of All-Time (Video)

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    It is that time of the year again...

    It is time for turkey, all of the stuffing, football and never forget about, WWE Survivor Series.

    We are less than a week away from the 25th annual showing of one of the original WWE pay-per-views, the Survivor Series.

    This years event is being built around the in-ring return of The Rock, as he will team up with John Cena to face The Miz and R-Truth.

    This year's event is sure to please and add to the legacy of this extraordinary event.

    With all of the history that has taken place at Survivor Series, you can't help to think back at all of the big moments and huge victories at this event.

    I will try my best to break down my top ten Survivor Series victories of all time.

10. Survivor Series 1999: Big Show Defeated Triple H, The Rock

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    In the fifth Survivor Series in a row that the WWE Championship changed hands, the Big Show defeated The Rock and current champion Triple H in a triple threat match.

    With the help of Vince McMahon as he hit Triple H with the title, Big Show was able to claim the victory with a chokeslam as McMahon played ref and counted the three.

    This was also Big Show's first of only two WWE Championship reigns.  His other wouldn't come until 2002, which also happens to be at Survivor Series.

9. Survivor Series 2009: John Cena Defeats Triple H, HBK

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    John Cena successfully defended his WWE Championship against Triple H and Shawn Michaels.

    Cena defied the odds in this match as he ducked Sweet Chin Music and then hit the attitude adjustment on Michaels and proceeded to pin Triple H in a great sequence of moves.

8. Survivor Series 2002: Shawn Michaels Wins First Elimination Chamber Match

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    WWE legend Shawn Michaels defeated the likes of Triple H, Rob Van Dam, Booker T, Kane and Chris Jericho to win the first ever Elimination Chamber match.

    On this night he would win his fourth and last World Heavyweight Championship.

    The bloody and short-haired Michaels countered his buddy Triple H's Pedigree and nailed Sweet Chin Music to gain the victory and add to his list of incredible moments at Madison Square Garden.

7. Survivor Series 1990: The Million $ Team Defeats the Dream Team

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    In a match that featured legends such as Bret Hart, Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase and Dusty Rhodes to name a few, the debut of The Undertaker would be the lasting moment of this match.

    While the Undertaker would eventually be eliminated in this match, his captain Ted DiBiase would go onto win the match for his team.

    The debut of The Undertaker would be the talk of the wrestling world following this event, and rightfully so.

6. Survivor Series 1992: Bret Hart Defeats Shawn Michaels

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    Five years prior to Shawn Michaels's controversial victory over Bret Hart at the 1997 Survivor Series, Hart retained his title against Michaels in this contest at the 1992 Survivor Series.

    In a classic back and forth bout Michaels would eventually give in to the Sharpshooter as Hart celebrated with Santa as snow fell in the ring.

    A cheesy ending, but an amazing match that I remember watching when it was live. 

5. Survivor Series 1996: Bret Hart Defeats Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    In a No. 1 contenders match for the WWE Championship in the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, Bret Hart defeated Steve Austin on this night.

    Hart countered Austin's Million Dollar Dream sleeper hold, and fell back on Austin to get the roll up and the victory, ending a nearly half-hour long match.

4. Survivor Series 1987: Team Andre Defeated Team Hogan

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    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) in the main event of the inaugural edition of Survivor Series.

    Hogan was counted out, causing somewhat of an upset victory for André's team on this night.

    André pinned Bam Bam Bigelow to secure the victory for his team. 

3. Survivor Series 1991: The Undertaker Defeats Hogan for the WWE Championship

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    With the help of the Nature Boy Ric Flair, The Undertaker won his first WWE Championship and defeated the mighty Hulk Hogan.

    Just a year prior, The Undertaker made his debut in the WWE at the 1990 Survivor Series.

    This has to be one of the biggest wins and matches in the legendary career of The Undertaker.

2. Survivor Series 1997: HBK Defeats Bret Hart for the WWE Championship

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    Unless you are living under a large rock or just started watching wrestling, you know about the Montreal screw job.

    On this night, Shawn Michaels defeated his longtime nemesis Bret "Hitman" Hart for the WWE Championship.

    However, it wasn't just under any normal circumstances that HBK won on this night.

    Hart was "screwed" out of the WWE Championship, in Canada of all places, and he wouldn't return to the WWE until 13 years later. 

1. Survivor Series 1998: The Rock Defeats Mankind for the WWE Championship

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    It was at the 1998 Survivor Series that The Rock landed his first WWE Championship.

    A tournament was held for the title on this night to determine the undisputed champion.

    The Rock defeated Mankind for the vacant title and proceeded to join forces with Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon in the Corporation stable in a heel turn.

    This would be the first of nine major championships for The Rock in his WWE career.