Every TJR WWE Survivor Series Review Listed in Order: 1987 to Present Day

Every TJR WWE Survivor Series Review Listed in Order: 1987 to Present Day

This post is a resource that will have a listing of every Survivor Series review that I have done. I reviewed them all a few years ago, but I didn’t really have a place on the website where they were listed in order in a manner that’s easy to find. I’m going to include some of the posters/VHS/DVD covers as well although I’m not going to put all of them in because then there’s a lot of images. In addition to that, I’ll list the date of the show, my rating out of 10, the best/worst match and most memorable moment in most cases.

In 2019, I put together a list of the 10 Best Survivor Series Elimination Matches Ever and also the 10 Worst Survivor Series Elimination Matches.

 

Survivor Series 1987 – November 26 (Hulk Hogan, Paul Orndorff, Don Muraco, Ken Patera and Bam Bam Bigelow vs. André the Giant, One Man Gang, King Kong Bundy, Rick Rude and Butch Reed in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series match)

Rating: 5/10

Best Match: Team Strike Force vs. Team Hart Foundation (***1/4 out of 5) – A long match that may have been better if they cut out ten minutes.

Worst Match: Team Fabulous Moolah vs. Team Sensational Sherri (**1/4) – It was hard for the crowd to get into it early, but the Jumping Bomb Angels were the highlight.

Most Memorable Moment: Hulk Hogan’s elimination – He rarely lost any match at this point in his career. It was a big deal to see him eliminated by countout.

 

Survivor Series 1988 – November 24 (The Mega Powers – Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan, Hercules, Koko B. Ware and Hillbilly Jim vs. Big Boss Man, Akeem, Ted DiBiase, Haku and The Red Rooster in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series match)

Rating: 6/10

Best Match: Team Powers of Pain vs. Team Demolition (***1/4)

Worst Match: Team Ultimate Warrior vs. Team Honky Tonk Man (**)

Most Memorable Moment: Mr. Fuji costing Demolition their match.

 

Survivor Series 1989 – November 23 (The Ultimate Warriors (The Ultimate Warrior, Jim Neidhart and The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty)) vs. The Heenan Family (The Colossal Connection (Andre The Giant and Haku), Arn Anderson and Bobby Heenan) in a 4-on-4 Survivor Series match)

Rating: 4/10

Best Match: The Rude Brood vs. Roddy’s Rowdies (**1/2)

Worst Match: The Hulkamaniacs vs. Million Dollar Team (*1/2)

Most Memorable Moment: Andre the Giant getting eliminated in under 30 seconds.

 

Survivor Series 1990 – November 22 (Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan and Tito Santana vs. Ted DiBiase and The Visionaries (Rick Martel, The Warlord and Power and Glory (Hercules and Paul Roma)) in a 3-on-5 Handicap Survivor Series match)

Rating: 3/10

Best Match: The Million Dollar Team vs. The Dream Team (***)

Worst Match: The Mercenaries vs. The Alliance (1/2*)

Most Memorable Moment: The debut of The Undertaker. I’ll always remember how scary looking he was from the first time we saw him.

 

Survivor Series 1991 – November 27 (Big Boss Man and The Legion Of Doom (Hawk and Animal) vs. Irwin R. Schyster and The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) in a 3-on-3 Survivor Series match)

Rating: 4/10

Best Match: Team Flair vs. Team Piper (***1/4)

Worst Match: Team Slaughter vs. Team Mustafa (DUD)

Most Memorable Moment: Undertaker wins the WWE Title. It was a crappy match, but definitely the most memorable part of this show.

 

Survivor Series 1992 – November 25 (Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels)

Rating: 5.5/10

Best Match: Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels (****1/4 – The first Survivor Series match at four stars or higher.)

Worst Match: Undertaker vs. Kamala in a Coffin Match (-*)

Most Memorable Moment: Hart countering a Michaels move with the Sharpshooter to win the main event.

 

Survivor Series 1993 – November 24 (The All Americans (Lex Luger, The Undertaker and The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner)) vs. The Foreign Fanatics (Yokozuna, Ludvig Borga, Jacques Rougeau and Crush) in a 4-on-4 Survivor Series match)

Rating: 3/10

Best Match: Team Razor Ramon vs. Team IRS (***)

Worst Match: Team Bigelow vs. Four Doinks (-*)

Most Memorable Moment: Owen Hart freaking out after he lost.

 

Survivor Series 1994 – November 23 (The Undertaker vs. Yokozuna in a Casket match)

Rating: 2.5/10

Best Match: The Bad Guys vs. The Teamsters (**3/4)

Worst Match: The Royal Family vs. Clowns R Us (-**)

Most Memorable Moment: Owen Hart costs Bret Hart the WWE World Title.

 

Survivor Series 1995 – November 19 (Bret Hart vs. Diesel)

Rating: 8/10

Best Match: Bret Hart vs. Diesel (****1/2)

Worst Match: Goldust vs. Bam Bam Bigelow (*1/4)

Most Memorable Moment: Bret Hart’s table bump; Hart winning the WWE World Title. I cheated and picked two moments from the same match.

 

Survivor Series 1996 – November 17 (Sycho Sid vs. Shawn Michaels)

Rating: 8.5/10

Best Match: Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (***** – The first five-star match in Survivor Series history.)

Worst Match: Team Faarooq vs. Team Savio (1/2*)

Most Memorable Moment: Sid wins the WWE World Title after using a camera as a weapon. I could have picked something from Hart/Austin because it’s an all-time great, but I thought for a moment, the cheap title win by Sid was more memorable.

 

Survivor Series 1997 – November 9 (Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart)

Rating: 4.5/10

Best Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart (***1/2)

Worst Match: The Truth Commission vs. DOA (-*)

Most Memorable Moment: The ending, of course. Bret Hart losing the WWF Title by screwjob caused by Vince McMahon. One of the most memorable moments in WWE history.

 

Survivor Series 1998 – November 15 (The Rock vs. Mankind)

Rating: 8/10

Best Match: Mankind vs. Steve Austin (***1/4)

Worst Match: The Rock vs. Big Boss Man (1/4*)

Most Memorable Moment: Shane McMahon with the middle fingers to Steve Austin; Rock wins WWE Title after Vince tells timekeeper to ring the bell. I couldn’t pick just one. Both were huge.

 

Survivor Series 1999 – November 14 (Big Show vs. Triple H vs. The Rock)

Rating: 4/10

Best Match: Too Cool and The Hollys vs. Edge & Christian and The Hardy Boyz (***1/4)

Worst Match: Debra, Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young & Tori vs. Ivory, Jacqueline, Terri Runnels & Luna (-*)

Most Memorable Moment: Steve Austin getting run over by a car in the parking lot.

 

Survivor Series 2000 – November 19 (Steve Austin vs. Triple H in a No Disqualification Match)

Rating: 5.5/10

Best Match: Steve Austin vs. Triple H (***1/2)

Worst Match: Hardcore Holly vs. William Regal (1/2*)

Most Memorable Moment: The car stunt was a unique way to end the main event match.

 

Survivor Series 2001 – November 18 (Team WWF (The Rock, Chris Jericho, The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane) and Big Show) vs. Team Alliance (Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, Booker T and Shane McMahon) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series match)

Rating: 8/10

Best Match: Team WWE led by The Rock vs. Team Alliance led by Steve Austin (****1/2)

Worst Match: Women’s Six Pack Challenge won by Trish Stratus (*1/4)

Most Memorable Moment: The Rock pins Austin to win the main event for Team WWE.

 

Survivor Series 2002 – November 17 (Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Kane vs. Booker T vs. Chris Jericho in a 6-man Elimination Chamber match)

Rating: 9/10

Best Match: Elimination Chamber for the World Heavyweight Championship (****1/2)

Worst Match: Big Show vs. Brock Lesnar (*)

Most Memorable Moment: Shawn Michaels wins the World Heavyweight Championship. Other cool moments included Lesnar’s F5 on Big Show, D-Von reuniting with Bubba and Jeff’s Swanton Bomb through a table.

 

Survivor Series 2003 – November 16 (Goldberg vs. Triple H)

Rating: 5.5/10

Best Match: Team Bischoff vs. Team Austin (****1/4)

Worst Match:  Vince McMahon vs. The Undertaker (1/2*)

Most Memorable Moment: Batista causing Shawn Michaels to lose the match for his team as Orton got the pinfall.

 

Survivor Series 2004 – November 14 (Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho and Maven vs. Triple H, Batista, Edge and Gene Snitsky in a 4-on-4 Survivor Series match)

Rating: 5/10

Best Match: Spike Dudley vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Billy Kidman vs. Chavo Guerrero (***1/2)

Worst Match:  The Undertaker vs. Heidenreich (*)

Most Memorable Moment: Orton hits two RKOs in under two minutes to beat two top guys.

 

Survivor Series 2005 – November 27 (Team Raw (Shawn Michaels, Big Show, Kane, Carlito and Chris Masters) vs. Team SmackDown (Batista, Rey Mysterio, Bobby Lashley, Randy Orton and John Bradshaw Layfield) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series match)

Rating: 6.5/10

Best Match: Triple H vs. Ric Flair (****)

Worst Match: Teddy Long vs. Eric Bischoff (-*)

Most Memorable Moment: The Undertaker showing up at the end of the show in a casket and going after other wrestlers around Randy Orton.

 

 

Survivor Series 2006 – November 26 (Batista vs. King Booker)

Rating: 4.5/10

Best Match: Team Cena vs. Team Big Show (***)

Worst Match: Team Flair vs. Spirit Squad (*1/2)

 

Survivor Series 2007 – November 18 (Batista vs. The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match)

Rating: 7/10

Best Match: Randy Orton vs. Shawn Michaels (****)

Worst Match: Great Khali vs. Hornswoggle (-*)

Most Memorable Moment: Edge showing up during the Hell in a Cell match to prevent The Undertaker from winning the World Title.

 

Survivor Series 2008 – November 23 (John Cena vs. Chris Jericho)

Rating: 5.5/10

Best Match: Team Orton vs. Team Batista (***1/4)

Worst Match: Team Phoenix vs. Team McCool (*)

Most Memorable Moment: Edge wins the WWE Title in a very cheap way.

 

Survivor Series 2009 – November 22 (John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels)

Rating: 6/10

Best Match: Cena vs. Michaels vs. Triple H

Worst Match: Team Mickie vs. Team Michelle (*1/2)

Most Memorable Moment: Cena hitting Michaels with the Attitude Adjustment on Triple H to retain the WWE Title.

 

 

Survivor Series 2010 – November 21 (Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett in a No Countout No Disqualification match)

Rating: 5.5/10

Best Match: Team Mysterio vs. Team Del Rio (***1/4 out of five)

Worst Match: Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel vs. Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov (3/4*)

Most Memorable Moment: Orton hits Barrett with RKO after a shove from Cena.

 

Survivor Series 2011 – November 20 (The Rock and John Cena vs. The Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth))

Rating: 7/10

From this point on most of the reviews are live, so I didn’t format the same way as the previous shows with the Best Match, Worst Match and Memorable Moment listings.

 

Survivor Series 2012 – November 18 (CM Punk vs. John Cena vs. Ryback)

Rating: 7/10

 

Survivor Series 2013 – November 24 (Randy Orton vs. Big Show)

Rating: 5/10

 

Survivor Series 2014 – November 23 (Team Cena (John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Ryback and Erick Rowan) vs. Team Authority (Seth Rollins, Kane, Rusev, Luke Harper and Mark Henry) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series match)

Rating: 6/10

Most Memorable Moment: Sting’s WWE debut!

 

Survivor Series 2015 – November 22 (Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns)

Rating: 6/10

Most Memorable Moment: Sheamus cashes in Money in the Bank to become the WWE Champion.

 

Survivor Series 2016 – November 20 (Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar)

Rating: 7.5/10

Most Memorable Moment: Goldberg defeating Brock Lesnar in under two minutes.

 

Survivor Series 2017 – November 19 (Team Raw (Kurt Angle, Triple H, Finn Bálor, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe) vs. Team SmackDown (Shane McMahon, John Cena, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series match)

Rating: 7.5/10

 

Survivor Series 2018 – November 18 (Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan)

Rating: 7/10

 

Survivor Series 2019 – November 24 (Bayley vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Becky Lynch)

Rating: 7.25/10

 

Survivor Series 2020 – November 22 (Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre and The Undertaker’s “Final Farewell)

Rating: 7.25/10

 

That’s all of them for now.