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  • Billing Displacement: Survivor Series 2003 featured Team Anglenote  vs. Team Lesnarnote , Team Austinnote  vs. Team Bischoffnote , and Goldberg vs. Triple H. Featured on the poster and the DVD box? Shane McMahon!
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  • Creator Backlash: Paige went on record to disown the match she was in at the 2014 event - namely the decision to have all the faces survive. The crowd sided with her as a result, despite being the heel, because she was the sole survivor.
  • Deleted Scene: The British Bulldogs' elimination from the Team Strike Forcenote -Team Hart Foundationnote  match at Survivor Series 1987 was not included on the VHS release. For the record, Haku pinned Dynamite after a kick to the head after Dynamite had missed a diving headbutt.
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  • Fan Nickname: 2019's even has been dubbed "NXT Takeover: Survivor Series" due to NXT being involved in the Pay-Per-View for the first time.
  • Long-Runners: It's been around since 1987.
  • Shout-Out: In the 2019 event, Corey Graves said that the Fiend looked like something out of Tom Savini's worst fears. Appropriate, since Bray Wyatt had the mask created by Savini's students at his workshop.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Sgt. Slaughter's Iraqi heel act at Survivor Series 1990 is very dated today, though Sarge did a good job on his promo and getting the drama across.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The pay-per-view itself was in the chopping block and planned to be revamped as a new PPV in 2010 (speculated to have been the long requested WarGames PPV).
    • Over the years, there have been a ton of substitutions for the elimination matches:
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    • For the 1992 event, the main event tag match was going to be the Ultimate Maniacs ("Macho Man" Randy Savage and The Ultimate Warrior) taking on Ric Flair and Razor Ramon, while "The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith was scheduled to defend the WWF Intercontinental Championship against The Mountie. But, Warrior and Bulldog were both fired for having purchased human growth hormone from a pharmacy in the United Kingdom, while Mountie straight-up quit. As a result, Savage ended up teaming with Mr. Perfect, while Bulldog dropped the IC Title to Shawn Michaels on Saturday Night's Main Event.
    • Seth Rollins was supposed to defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against former teammate Roman Reigns at the 2015 event, but an injury at a live event in Dublin, Ireland forced him to vacate the title and a tournament took place to crown a new champion instead, with the semi-finals and finals taking place at the actual event. When the tournament brackets showed that Reigns and his former teammate/current best friend Dean Ambrose were in opposite blocks, it became fairly obvious which match the company was going for as a replacement. Reigns would win the match, only for Sheamus to cash-in and win the title off him.

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