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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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  • Long-Runners: It's been around since 1987.
  • 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:
      • 1987:
      • Billy Graham was originally advertised to be on Hulk Hogan's team, but had to pull out due to a hip injury and was replaced by Don Muraco.
      • 1988:
      • Jim Brunzell replaced Don Muraco on the Ultimate Warrior's team.
      • Scott Casey replaced B. Brian Blair, who had originally replaced the Junkyard Dog, on Jake Roberts' team.
      • 1989:
      • Bad News Brown replaced Akeem on the Big Bossman's team, the Enforcers, due to Akeem being injured.
      • Earthquake replaced Barry Windham on Randy Savage's team, the King's Court, as Windham left the WWF to return to WCW.
      • Bobby Heenan replaced Tully Blanchard on André the Giant's team, the Heenan Family, because Blanchard had failed a drug test on the morning of the PPV and was fired from the WWF.
      • 1990:
      • Haku replaced Rick Rude on Earthquake's team, the Natural Disasters, as Rude had left the WWF after a money dispute.
      • Boris Zhukov replaced Akeem on Sgt. Slaughter's team, the Mercenaries, due to Akeem leaving for WCW.
      • 1991:
      • Sgt. Slaughter and Tito Santana respectively replaced Jim Neidhart and Ricky Steamboat on Jim Duggan's team, due to Neidhart being injured by Ric Flair and the Beverly Brothers, and Steamboat leaving the WWF to go back to WCW.
      • Hercules replaced Big Bully Busick on Col. Mustafa's team, due to Busick being released from his contract the morning of the PPV.
      • 1993:
      • Randy Savage replaced Mr. Perfect on Razor Ramon's team, as Perfect had suffered a back injury prior to the PPV.
      • Shawn Michaels replaced Jerry Lawler in the Family Feud against the Hart Brothers (Bret, Owen, Bruce, & Keith), due to Lawler being charged with rape towards a teenage girl (who later admitted to making up the story).
      • For the main event, The Undertaker replaced Tatanka on Lex Luger's team, the All-Americans, while Crush replaced Quebecer Pierre on Yokozuna's team, the Foreign Fanatics, as Tatanka and Pierre were (kayfabe) injured respectively by Yokozuna and Luger.
      • 1995:
      • Bob Holly replaced Avatar on Marty Jannetty's team, the Underdogs, while The 1-2-3 Kid replaced Jean-Pierre LaFitte on Skip's team, the Bodydonnas.
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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 injury 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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