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This Day In Wrestling History – November 17th‏



Events

In 1996, WWF Survivor Series was held in New York City

– The Undertaker defeats Mankind
– Marc Mero, Rocky Maivia, Jake Roberts & The Stalker defeat Crush, Jerry Lawler, Hunter Hearst Helmsley & Goldust in a Survivor Series Match with Maivia as the sole survivor
– Bret Hart defeats Steve Austin
– Sycho Sid defeats Shawn Michaels to win the WWF Title

In 2002, WWE Survivor Series, also held in New York City, was only the second SS event not to feature a traditional Survivor Series Match, though it did feature several elimination-style matches

– Billy Kidman defeats Jamie Noble to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– Victoria defeats Trish Stratus in a Hardcore Match to win the WWE Womens Title
– The Big Show defeats Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Title
– Los Guerreros (Eddie & Chavo) defeat Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit and Edge & Rey Mysterio in a Triple Threat Elimination Match to win the WWE Tag Team Titles
– Shawn Michaels defeats Triple H, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, Kane & Chris Jericho in an Elimination Chamber to win the World Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1971 – Jose Lothario defeats Johnny Valentine to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1978 – Ray Candy defeats Ernie Ladd by forfeir to win the TSW North American Title

1986 – Lance von Erich & The Dingo Warrior defeat Matt Borne & Master Gee (subbing for Buzz Sawyer) to win the WCCW World Tag Team Titles

1998 – on Raw, Gillberg defeats Christian to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title. This reign would last around 18 months, a record that would not be broken

Birthdays

Happy birthday to TNA wrestler Jay Bradley (33), 2-time WSU Champion Mercedes Martinez (33), New Japan regular Katsuyori Shibata (34) and former WWF regular Ed Moretti (56)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former Mid-Atlantic stars ‘Nightmare’ Ted Allen (58) and Johnny Weaver (78)

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2 Responses

  1. Jake Allen says:

    I don’t know if it’s worth mentioning, but the 2002 SS was the first ever Elimination Chamber match

  2. Hunter says:

    2002 Survivor Series also had 3 Min Warning v Bubba Ray, Spike, and Jeff Hardy in an Elimination 6-Man Tables Match with Devon making an appearance for a Dudley Boyz Reunion.

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