Survivor Series (1991)

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Survivor Series (1991)
Survivor Series 1991.jpg
Promotional poster featuring Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker
Tagline(s)The Gravest Challenge
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PromotionWorld Wrestling Federation
DateNovember 27, 1991
Attendance17,500
VenueJoe Louis Arena
CityDetroit, Michigan
Pay-per-view chronology
Battle Royal at the Albert HallSurvivor Series (1991)This Tuesday in Texas
Survivor Series chronology
Survivor Series (1990)Survivor Series (1991)Survivor Series (1992)
 
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Survivor Series (1991)
Survivor Series 1991.jpg
Promotional poster featuring Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker
Tagline(s)The Gravest Challenge
Information
PromotionWorld Wrestling Federation
DateNovember 27, 1991
Attendance17,500
VenueJoe Louis Arena
CityDetroit, Michigan
Pay-per-view chronology
Battle Royal at the Albert HallSurvivor Series (1991)This Tuesday in Texas
Survivor Series chronology
Survivor Series (1990)Survivor Series (1991)Survivor Series (1992)

Survivor Series (1991) was the fifth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on Thanksgiving Eve, November 27, 1991 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. It was the first Survivor Series to feature a singles match of any kind, with The Undertaker challenging Hulk Hogan for the WWF Championship.

Results[edit]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes
Dark matchChris Chavis defeated KatoSingles match07:44
1Ric Flair, The Mountie, Ted DiBiase and The Warlord (with Mr. Perfect, Jimmy Hart, Sensational Sherri and Harvey Wippleman) defeated Roddy Piper, Bret Hart, Virgil and Davey Boy SmithFour-on-four Survivor Series elimination match122:48
2Sgt. Slaughter, Jim Duggan, The Texas Tornado and Tito Santana defeated Col. Mustafa, The Berzerker, Skinner and Hercules (with Mr. Fuji and General Adnan)Four-on-four Survivor Series elimination match214:19
3The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) defeated Hulk Hogan (c)Singles match for the WWF Championship12:45
4The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) and The Beverly Brothers (Beau and Blake Beverly) defeated The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) and The Bushwhackers (Luke Williams and Butch Miller)Four-on-four Survivor Series elimination match323:06
5The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) and Big Boss Man defeated The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) and Irwin R. Schyster (with Jimmy Hart)Three-on-three Survivor Series elimination match415:21
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Survivor Series elimination matches[edit]

1

Elimination No.WrestlerTeamEliminated byElimination moveTime
1Davey Boy SmithTeam PiperRic FlairPinfall after a top rope Axe Handle10:55
2The WarlordTeam FlairRoddy PiperPinfall after interference from Hart17:00
3DiBiase, The Mountie, Hart, Piper & VirgilTeam Piper & FlairNoneAll disqualified while brawling inside the ring. Flair was ejected from the ring during the melee by Piper and was therefore not disqualified.22:48
Survivor:Ric Flair (Team Flair)

2

Elimination No.WrestlerTeamEliminated byElimination moveTime
1Col. MustafaTeam MustafaSgt. SlaughterPinfall after a Clothesline07:57
2HerculesTeam MustafaTito SantanaPinfall after an El Paso de Muerte12:05
3SkinnerTeam MustafaSlaughterPinfall after a Schoolboy13:31
4The BerzerkerTeam MustafaJim DugganPinfall after an Irish Whip/Clothesline Combo14:19
Survivors:Duggan, Tornado, Santana and Slaughter (Team Slaughter)

3

Elimination No.WrestlerTeamEliminated byElimination moveTime
1LukeTeam Rockers/BushwhackersKnobbsPinfall after a Flying Clothesline05:21
2ButchTeam Rockers/BushwhackersBeau BeverlyPinfall after a Shaker Heights Spike (Flapjack/Facebuster combo)10:13
3Beau BeverlyTeam Nasty Boys/Beverly BrothersShawn MichaelsPinfall with a Back Slide
4Shawn MichaelsTeam Rockers/BushwhackersKnobbsPinfall with a roll-up.19:41
5Marty JannettyTeam Rockers/BushwhackersSagsPinfall with a small package.23:06
Survivors:The Nasty Boys & Blake Beverly (Team Nasty Boys/Beverly Brothers)

4

Elimination No.WrestlerTeamEliminated byElimination moveTime
1Big Boss ManTeam Big Boss ManIRSPinfall after being hit with a metal briefcase06:23
2TyphoonTeam IRSHawkPinfall after being hit accidentally with a metal briefcase09:55
3EarthquakeTeam IRSNoneCountout after escorting Typhoon to the dressing roomn/a
4IRSTeam IRSAnimalPinfall after a Flying Clothesline15:21
Survivors:The Legion of Doom (Team Big Boss Man)

Aftermath[edit]

Due to Ric Flair's involvement in the events leading to The Undertaker's WWF World Heavyweight Championship victory over Hulk Hogan, a rematch was immediately signed for the This Tuesday in Texas pay-per-view event, contested December 3 at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. WWF president Jack Tunney was present at ringside to make sure there was no outside interference. During the match, Flair once again attempted to interfere on The Undertaker's behalf, but – in a chaotic series of events that saw Tunney get knocked out – Hogan was able to pin The Undertaker after throwing ash from manager Paul Bearer's urn in his eyes. The following weekend, Jack Tunney vacated the WWF Championship due to the controversial finishes of the last two matches between Hogan and Undertaker, and put the title up for grabs at the 1992 Royal Rumble. Meanwhile, Hogan and Flair began wrestling in a series of matches that had been highly anticipated since the late 1980s.

Dissension had been brewing for weeks between Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty of the Rockers, and at their Survivor Series match the two argued after Jannetty caused Michaels to be eliminated by accidentally slamming one of the Nasty Boys into him. In a segment of Brutus "the Barber" Beefcake's "Barber Shop" talk show segment taped December 2 and aired several weeks later, the two aired their grievances before seemingly resolving to stick together and work through their difficulties. However, Michaels superkicked Jannetty and threw him through a plate-glass window that was part of Beefcake's set, cementing Michaels' heel turn. A feud was commissioned, but Jannetty was fired in January 1992, shortly before their first match was to take place; the two eventually met in a series of matches in 1993, when Jannetty returned. However, for Michaels, the "Barber Shop" segment and the superkick jumpstarted a career that would skyrocket exponentially, and during the 1990s and 2000s he became one of the biggest superstars in professional wrestling history.

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