History Wrestling / SurvivorSeries

2nd Sep '17 10:28:22 AM JamesAustin
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* OlderHeroVersusYoungerVillain: 2005's event included a match between established WWE star Trish Stratus, and rookie valet Melina.

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* OlderHeroVersusYoungerVillain: OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain: 2005's event included a match between established WWE star Trish Stratus, and rookie valet Melina.
2nd Sep '17 10:27:27 AM JamesAustin
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* SuddenDownerEnding: 2003's Team Austin vs Team Bischoff match suddenly ended with Team Bischoff winning - meaning that Stone Cold was officially out of WWE for good. And this retirement has stuck, save for his occasional one-off reappearances.

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* SuddenDownerEnding: 2003's Team Austin vs Team Bischoff match suddenly ended with Team Bischoff winning - winning[[note]]For some context: After Team Austin lost three members in a row, Shawn Michaels remained the sole Team Austin member facing a 3-on-1 disadvantage against Team Bischoff's remaining members Christian, Chris Jericho, and Randy Orton. Nonetheless, Michaels went on a tear, eliminating Christian and Jericho, only for Orton's Evolution stablemate Batista to interfere and attack him with a Batista Bomb, allowing Orton the final pin.[[/note]] -- meaning that Stone Cold was officially out of WWE for good. And this retirement has stuck, save for his occasional one-off reappearances.
11th Jun '17 12:02:59 PM Gimere
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** {{Wrestling/Lita}} did not have good luck at the ''Survivor Series''. In 2006 she was especially unlucky, as she lost her retirement match.

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** {{Wrestling/Lita}} did not have good much luck at the ''Survivor Series''. In Series'', and 2006 she was especially unlucky, unlucky for her, as she lost her retirement match.



** The following have all been in main events at ''Survivor Series'' who normally would not have had that opportunity: Wrestling/HillbillyJim, Koko B. Ware (1988), Paul Roma (1990), Carlito and Chris Masters (2005).

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** The following have all been in main events at ''Survivor Series'' who normally would not have had that opportunity: Wrestling/HillbillyJim, Koko B. Ware Wrestling/KokoBWare (1988), Paul Roma (1990), Carlito and Chris Masters (2005).



* GimmickMatches: As a sampling:

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* GimmickMatches: As a sampling: In addition to the usual traditional ''Survivor Series'' matches, there's also these examples:



* OlderHeroVersusYoungerVillain: Notable at the 2005 event. The face was now-established WWE star Trish Stratus, and the heel was the rookie valet Melina.

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* OlderHeroVersusYoungerVillain: Notable at the 2005 event. The face was now-established 2005's event included a match between established WWE star Trish Stratus, and the heel was the rookie valet Melina.



** Wrestling/RandyOrton would pull off the same feat in 2003-2005.

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** Wrestling/RandyOrton would pull off the same feat in 2003-2005.
21st Apr '17 2:58:10 PM Berrenta
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* BrokenStreak:

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* BrokenStreak: BrokenWinLossStreak:
19th Mar '17 5:52:49 PM Gimere
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* AllOrNothing: The "winner takes all" match between teams WWF and Alliance during the 2001 event.
* TheArtifact: In 2009 WWE brought in a PPV called Bragging Rights that was about brand warfare - centred around Raw vs Smackdown matches. It even featured a big multi-brand tag match. This made Survivor Series rather redundant as a result. But with the brand split getting dissolved in 2011, Bragging Rights was abandoned.

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* AllOrNothing: The "winner takes all" match between teams Team WWF and Team Alliance during the 2001 event.
in 2001.
* TheArtifact: In 2009 2009, WWE brought in introduced a PPV called Bragging Rights ''Bragging Rights'' that was about brand warfare - centred around Raw vs Smackdown matches. It even featured a big multi-brand tag match. This made Survivor Series match, making ''Survivor Series'' rather redundant as a result. But with the brand split getting dissolved in 2011, Bragging Rights was abandoned.



** {{Wrestling/Lita}} did not have good luck at the ''Survivor Series''. At 2006 she was especially unlucky, as she lost her retirement match.

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** {{Wrestling/Lita}} did not have good luck at the ''Survivor Series''. At In 2006 she was especially unlucky, as she lost her retirement match.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first editions of the event had ''only'' traditional elimination matches happening. What's more is that the event was created to be a Thanksgiving tradition, with the first eight ''Survivor Series'' shows taking place on Thanksgiving Day or Eve. After 1995 this was abandoned.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
** Survivor Series was intended to be a Thanksgiving tradition, with the first eight shows taking place on Thanksgiving Day or Eve. After 1995, this was abandoned.
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The first editions of the event had ''only'' traditional elimination matches happening. What's more is that on the event was created to be a Thanksgiving tradition, with the first eight ''Survivor Series'' shows taking place on Thanksgiving Day or Eve. After 1995 this was abandoned.card.



** 2014's match between Team John Cena and Team Authority was one for the Authority storyline. [[spoiler:[[ShaggyDogStory Or so it was believed]]]].

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** 2014's match between Team John Cena and Team Authority was one for the Authority storyline. [[spoiler:[[ShaggyDogStory [[ShaggyDogStory Or so it was believed]]]].believed]].



** Wrestling/TheBigShow won the WWE championship in this event twice (his first and second in 1999 and 2002 respectively).

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** Wrestling/TheBigShow won the WWE championship in at this event twice (his first and second in 1999 and 2002 respectively).



* JustifiedTitle: The 1998 and 2002 events don't have the traditional 5-on-5 tag team match, but the TournamentArc for the vacant WWF title (1998) and the debut of the Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight title (2002) emphasized the theme of "Survival".

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* JustifiedTitle: The 1998 and 2002 events don't didn't have the traditional 5-on-5 tag team match, matches, but the TournamentArc for the vacant WWF title (1998) and the debut of the Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight title (2002) emphasized the theme of "Survival".
2nd Mar '17 9:04:21 AM Gimere
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Heavily averted at the 2000 event. During a match between Lita and Ivory, the former suffered a nasty cut above the eye and bled heavily throughout the match. Also averted at the 2002 event, where Victoria ended up with a bloody nose during her hardcore match with Trish Stratus.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Wrestling/{{Sting}} to Team Cena]] in 2014.
* BigWhat: Wrestling/JerryLawler let loose one for the ages when [[spoiler:Sting showed up at the end of the 2014 main event]].
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Or in this case, Black Dude Gets Eliminated First:

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Heavily averted at the 2000 event. This is usually played straight, but there have been occasional aversions:
** 2000:
During a match between Lita and Ivory, the former suffered a nasty cut above the eye and bled heavily throughout the match. Also averted at the 2002 event, where match.
** 2002:
Victoria ended up with a bloody nose during her hardcore match with Trish Stratus.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Wrestling/{{Sting}} to Team Cena]] Cena in 2014.
* BigWhat: Wrestling/JerryLawler let loose one for the ages when [[spoiler:Sting Sting showed up at the end of the 2014 main event]].
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Or in this case, the non-lethal variant of Black Dude Gets Eliminated First:



* FourTemperamentEnsemble: If the teams weren't five man/bad bands.
* TheGiant: Team Lesnar [[note]](Wrestling/BrockLesnar, Wrestling/TheBigShow, [[Wrestling/MattBloom A-Train]], Matt Morgan, and Nathan Jones)[[/note]] were hyped up as the physically largest team in ''Survivor Series'' history. Opinions on the team members may vary, but arguably most of them qualify for this trope. Despite which, [[DavidVersusGoliath they fell to a relatively]] smaller team consisting of Wrestling/KurtAngle, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]], [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] and Wrestling/JohnCena.

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* FourTemperamentEnsemble: If When the teams weren't aren't five man/bad bands.
* TheGiant: Team Lesnar [[note]](Wrestling/BrockLesnar, Wrestling/TheBigShow, [[Wrestling/MattBloom A-Train]], Matt Morgan, and Nathan Jones)[[/note]] were hyped up as the physically largest team in ''Survivor Series'' history. Opinions on the team members may vary, but arguably most of them qualify for this trope. Despite which, [[DavidVersusGoliath they fell to a relatively]] relatively smaller team team]] consisting of Wrestling/KurtAngle, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]], [[Wrestling/BobHolly Hardcore Holly]] and Wrestling/JohnCena.



* NearVillainVictory: Team Cena vs. Team Authority in 2014. Wrestling/DolphZiggler was making his last stand the betrayal of the Big Show had reduced his team to just him. Everytime he tried to get an edge over Seth Rollins, Triple H would take out a referee. When Zigger kicked out of a pin by a crooked ref, Trips Pedigreed him and laid Rollins arm for the victory. When all seemed lost... [[spoiler: the Stinger appeared.]]

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* NearVillainVictory: Team Cena vs. Team Authority in 2014. Wrestling/DolphZiggler was making his last stand the betrayal of the Big Show had reduced his team to just him. Everytime he tried to get an edge over Seth Rollins, Triple H would take out a referee. When Zigger kicked out of a pin by a crooked ref, Trips Pedigreed him and laid Rollins arm for the victory. When all seemed lost... [[spoiler: the Stinger appeared.]]



** Wrestling/DolphZiggler pulled this off in both 2012 and 2014[[spoiler:(the latter with some help from Sting)]].

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** Wrestling/DolphZiggler pulled this off in both 2012 and 2014[[spoiler:(the 2014 (the latter with some help from Sting)]].Sting).



** The 1998 event, which had [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] winning his first ever WWE championship but making a FaceHeelTurn to [[DealWithTheDevil join]] Wrestling/TheCorporation.
** The 2003 event which has Undertaker being buried alive by Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Stone Cold losing his Raw GM position.
** The 2014 event which shows the WWE debut of Wrestling/{{Sting}}.

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** The 1998 event, which event had [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] winning his first ever WWE championship but making a FaceHeelTurn to [[DealWithTheDevil join]] Wrestling/TheCorporation.
** The 2003 event which has had Undertaker being buried alive by Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Stone Cold losing his Raw GM position.
** The 2014 event which shows had the WWE debut of Wrestling/{{Sting}}.
22nd Feb '17 8:31:19 AM Gimere
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** Wrestling/BethPhoenix in 2008, who is the first (and so far only) woman to pull this off.

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** Wrestling/BethPhoenix in 2008, who is the first (and so far only) woman to pull this off.2008.
14th Feb '17 12:17:08 PM fearlessnikki
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Heavily averted at the 2000 event. During a match between Lita and Ivory, the former suffered a nasty cut above the eye and bled heavily throughout the match. Also averted at the 2002 event, where Victoria ended up with a bloody nose during her hardcore match with Trish Stratus.



** {{Wrestling/Lita}} did not have good luck at the ''Survivor Series''. At 2006 she was especially unlucky, as she lost her retirement match.
* {{Corpsing}}: At the 2007 event, during the Divas match, {{Wrestling/Melina}} slipped and fell off the apron as she was doing the splits. She was a {{Heel}} at the time but immediately broke character to burst out laughing.



* ADayInTheLimelight: The following have all been in main events at ''Survivor Series'' who normally would not have had that opportunity: Wrestling/HillbillyJim, Koko B. Ware (1988), Paul Roma (1990), Carlito and Chris Masters (2005).

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* ADayInTheLimelight: ADayInTheLimelight:
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The following have all been in main events at ''Survivor Series'' who normally would not have had that opportunity: Wrestling/HillbillyJim, Koko B. Ware (1988), Paul Roma (1990), Carlito and Chris Masters (2005).(2005).
** The 2008 and 2009 Divas matches saw perpetual {{Jobber}} Wrestling/JillianHall getting to PPV for some of the only times in her career.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first editions of the event had ''only'' traditional elimination matches happening. What's more is that the event was created to be a Thanksgiving tradition, with the first eight ''Survivor Series'' shows taking place on Thanksgiving Day or Eve. After 1995 this was abandoned.



* OlderHeroVersusYoungerVillain: Notable at the 2005 event. The face was now-established WWE star Trish Stratus, and the heel was the rookie valet Melina.



* SuddenDownerEnding: 2003's Team Austin vs Team Bischoff match suddenly ended with Team Bischoff winning - meaning that Stone Cold was officially out of WWE for good. And this retirement has stuck, save for his occasional one-off reappearances.



** A few events in the 2000s would have Raw vs Smackdown themed matches with faces and heels teaming together.

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** A few events in the 2000s would have Raw vs Smackdown themed matches with faces and heels teaming together. This concept was revived in 2016 with the brand split being reinstated.
11th Feb '17 5:11:15 PM fearlessnikki
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* TheArtifact: In 2009 WWE brought in a PPV called Bragging Rights that was about brand warfare - centred around Raw vs Smackdown matches. It even featured a big multi-brand tag match. This made Survivor Series rather redundant as a result. But with the brand split getting dissolved in 2011, Bragging Rights was abandoned.



** At the 2009 Divas match, {{Wrestling/Layla}} was the first to be eliminated.



* CurbStompBattle: The Divas match at the 2014 show saw none of the faces being eliminated from their team.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Hardcore Holly to Brock Lesnar at the 2003 PPV. This actually led to him being disqualified (and therefore eliminated) before the match had even really started.



** 2000 had {{Wrestling/Chyna}} team with Billy Gunn, Road Dogg and K-Kwik in the first (and to this date only) intergender Survivor Series match.
** 2002's event is the only Survivor Series PPV to not feature a traditional elimination match. It did however have an elimination tables match, triple threat elimination tag match and the first ever Elimination Chamber.



* TeethClenchedTeamwork: In many occasions when EnemyMine just won't work. Can sometimes tear teams apart.

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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: TeethClenchedTeamwork:
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In many occasions when EnemyMine just won't work. Can sometimes tear teams apart.


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** A few events in the 2000s would have Raw vs Smackdown themed matches with faces and heels teaming together.
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