TJR Retro: WWE Survivor Series 1992 Review (Hart vs. Michaels)

Change. That’s the word that comes to mind when thinking of the sixth WWE Survivor Series event in 1992. The company underwent a lot of big changes because the old guard like Hulk Hogan were moving on (he did appear at the next WrestleMania) and so were some other guys from that era. Meanwhile, Bret Hart was elevated from an Intercontinental Championship level to winning the WWE World Title for the first time in September 1992.

Another big factor with this show were the changes in the roster. There was a steroid trial going on that put a lot of WWE names in the newspapers. It meant that the company got rid of some of their bigger guys that were obviously steroid users. I’m not going get into the whole thing, but it had a big impact on this show as well as the struggles that the company had to endure from 1992 to around 1996 or so.

One of the big matches advertised for this show was Randy Savage and Ultimate Warrior vs. Ric Flair and Razor Ramon. In fact, they were on the poster for this show. The match didn’t happen as advertised because Warrior was suspended for steroid use. It was a big thing behind the scenes because the company was counting on him since Hogan was clearly near the end of his run with the company. Warrior’s presence was needed for star power more than anything. Warrior was replaced by Mr. Perfect, who turned face by going against his buddy Ric Flair. I’ll get into that more when I get to the match.

The main event featured the WWE Champion vs. the Intercontinental Champion with only the WWE Title on the line. The reason for that is because Davey Boy Smith was the IC Champion, but he was fired for steroid use. He dropped the IC Title to Shawn Michaels on Saturday Night’s Main Event a few weeks before this show. Originally it was going to be Smith vs. The Mountie for the IC Title, but The Mountie left the company prior to this show as well. Michaels was already announced for the WWE Title match, so that meant no IC Title match on this show. Both Smith and Mountie (Jacques Rougeau) returned to WWE at later dates.

There was also change with the card in terms of the format of the matches. The previous five years had Survivor Series elimination matches for the full card except for 1991 with the Hogan/Undertaker WWE Title match. This show was more of a regular PPV event with only one Survivor Series elimination match. It was likely done because WWE felt the format of a whole show with elimination matches was too repetitive, which I would agree with.

The show took place on a Wednesday night on Thanksgiving Eve.

As always, I’m using WWE Network to review the show. If you think there is something missing, blame them.

This was the poster they used to advertise for the event.

However, after Ultimate Warrior was removed they changed it for the VHS release.

WWE Survivor Series

Richfield (Cleveland), Ohio

November 25, 1992

The show began with the announce team of Vince “WHAT A MANEUEVER” McMahon and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan giving us a rundown of the card.

The Headshrinkers (Samu & Fatu w/Afa) vs. High Energy (Owen Hart & Koko B Ware)

Pre-match notes: High Energy were the faces here. Fatu was later known as just Rikishi and he is cousins with Samu. Afa is Samu’s dad. This is Owen’s first Survivor Series using his own name. He appeared as the Blue Blazer before.

Samu shoved Owen down early. Good exchange running the ropes that ended with Owens hitting a cross body block and two dropkicks. Dropkick by Ware. Fatu tagged in for the heels, Ware did double noggin knocker that the Headshrinkers no sold and Afa ended up hitting Ware in the back while the ref wasn’t looking. That led to the heels working over Ware in their corner for a few minutes. Running clothesline by Fatu on Ware. More quick tags by the heels, who wrestled barefoot. Ware got a sunset flip on Fatu for a two count and then Fatu came back with a standing side kick. There was a close-up shot of Afa eating some turkey. Thanks for that. Samu missed a corner splash on Ware in the corner, Ware moved and the crowd went wild as Hart got the hot tag. Dropkicks by Owen on both guys followed by a back body drop. Owen with a cross body block off the top for a two count on Samu as Fatu made the save. Owen with a spinning heel kick sent Fatu out of the ring. Samu whipped Owen in and hit a powerslam. Fatu tagged in and hit a Samoan Splash off the top to win the match at the 7:40 mark.

Winners by pinfall: The Headshrinkers

Analysis: **1/4 A basic tag match with the heels working on Ware for most of it, Owen’s comeback was full of (high) energy, but then he was finished off easily. I thought it should have taken a few more moves to beat Owen at the end there. It was okay as an opening match.

Nailz was interviewed by Sean Mooney in the locker room. He needs a translator even though he speaks English. It’s like he had marbles in his mouth. What a terrible promo by an awful performer.

Big Boss Man did a promo with Mean Gene Okerlund prior to their match.

Nightstick on a Pole Match: Big Boss Man vs. Nailz

Pre-match notes: Nailz, the heel, was a prisoner that Boss Man arrested. Nailz was out of jail seeking revenge. There’s a Nightstick on a pole. The guy that gets the nightstick gets to use it. Nailz wrestled in a prison outfit while Boss Man wrestled in a cop outfit.

They brawled early on with a lot of punches. Boss Man threw great punches. Nailz grabbed him before he could get the nightstick and slammed Boss Man off the top rope. Nice mullet hair for ref Mike Chioda as Nailz applied a chinlock. Boss Man with a shoulder block and then missed a splash. Heenan: “What a dummy!” He ripped Boss Man for not going for the stick. Nailz climbed up the turnbuckle, but Boss Man tripped him up to knock him down for the crotch bump. They did an awful double clothesline that didn’t look good. Boss Man climbed up to grab the nightstick much to the delight of the crowd. Boss Man hit Nailz in the head with the nightstick. Crowd popped huge for this because legally using a weapon in a match was so rare. Nailz came back with a punch, then nightstick to the throat and nightstick shot to the back. Boss Man punched him, threw him in the ropes and hit the Boss Man Slam to pin him at 5:44.

Winner by pinfall: Big Boss Man

Post match, Boss Man hit Nailz with another nightstick shot to the face.

Analysis: 1/2* That was terrible, but you can’t deny the crowd response when Boss Man got that nightstick. That shows that the storyline worked well in that regard. It was still a bad match with very few actual wrestling holds. It was more of a personal brawl, but it still wasn’t good.

The tag team of Ric Flair and Razor Ramon were interviewed by Mean Gene backstage. They aired the clip of Randy Savage introducing his new perfect partner on Prime Time Wrestling. It’s Mr. Perfect. It led to Perfect saying he’ll be his partner while Bobby Heenan was mad about it and slapped Perfect. Heenan begged Perfect to not team with Savage, so Perfect dumped water on Heenan. The heels went on with their promo about beating Savage and Perfect.

Tatanka vs. Rick Martel

Pre-match notes: Tatanka was the face and he was undefeated at this time. Martel was the heel still doing The Model gimmick, but he had lost momentum by this point in his career.

Back body drop by Tatanka followed by a few dropkicks. Lots of stalling by Martel as he went to the floor, then went back in the ring and Tatanka sent him back out of the ring. Martel came back with a stun gun move dropping the neck of Tatanka across the top rope. Headblock by Martel. The crowd was looking at somebody coming from the aisle. Tatanka hit another suplex. It’s Doink The Clown in the aisle making some balloon animals. Another headlock by Martel. There were a couple of small moves and then another headlock by Martel. Tatanka fought back to his feet with a lefty clothesline. Martel missed a shoulder tackle in the corner, which sent him shoulder first into the ring post. Backslide by Tatanka gets two followed by an arm drag. Doink made his way down to the ring. Martel tossed Tatanka over the top to the floor. Back in the ring, Martel kept working on the back while Heenan said this was a great match, which was a lie. Tatanka came back with a lot of chops, a body slam and then a chop off the top rope. Tatanka hit the Papoose To Go Samoan Drop slam for the win after 11:07 of action.

Winner by pinfall: Tatanka

Analysis: *1/4 Boring match. The crowd reactions for Tatanka were strong and Martel was a good heel, but the match didn’t get going. The long headlocks by Martel nearly put me to sleep even when I’m not even tired. Giving them 11 minutes was a bad move. They should have had half that if this was the match they were going to do. Both guys were better in the ring than what they did in this performance.

Randy Savage and Mr. Perfect were interviewed by Sean Mooney in the locker room. They spoke for a few minutes with Savage saying that Perfect knew Flair and Ramon so well so he was the perfect partner for him.

Flair and Ramon made their entrance. Savage and Perfect entered after them.

Randy Savage & Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair & Ramon

Pre-match notes: This was a big match and arguably the main event of the show to a lot of people. Savage and Perfect were the faces while Flair and Ramon were the heels. Ramon was early in his WWE career. Perfect was out of action for over a year before this due to back injuries. It was rare to see him in a face role, but he was a big enough star that the fans bought into it well.

Flair and Ramon are both wearing purple gear, so they are color coordinated at least. Ramon and Perfect started early with Perfect using his veteran savvy to get the advantage. Heenan was freaking out on commentary because he was against Perfect for turning face against Flair. Flair tagged in, Perfect nailed him with punches, a back body drop, a dropkick and more punches. Perfect sent Flair into the corner to do his corner bump and Savage tagged in with a double axehandle to the back of Flair. Savage with punches for both heels. Running clotheslines by Savage. Cheap shot by Ramon to the back of Savage while the referee was looking at Perfect, so the heels took control. Quick tags from Ramon and Savage as they worked on Flair. Ramon with an abdominal stretch in the corner on Savage. Flair threw Savage over the top to the floor. Single leg crab by Ramon on Savage to continue the isolation. Perfect stepped off the apron and started to walk to the back. Perfect walked back to the ring. The heels did a great job of double teaming Savage. When Savage did a backslide on Flair for two, Vince did his “1-2-he got him…no he didn’t get him” reaction on commentary. Ramon did a Chokeslam like move on Savage for a two count as Perfect made the save. Inside cradle by Savage on Ramon gets two, but the heels were still in control. Flair with a clothesline after sending Savage into the corner. Flair went to the top rope, so Savage slammed him off.

Perfect with the hot tag against Ramon with the crowd going wild. Perfect tossed Ramon across the ring and did the flipping necksnap move. Atomic drop by Perfect followed by a knee lift. Perfect knee lift on Flair as well. Savage and Flair brawled on the floor with Flair hitting Savage in the head with a chair shot. It was a light shot, but still to the head. Ref didn’t see it. Perfect back body drop and clothesline sent Flair out of the ring again. Perfect ran the ropes and knocked the referee out of the ring. Perfect fought out of the Razor’s Edge with a back body drop. Perfect Plex connects for Perfect on Ramon, but there was no referee. A second referee went to count, but Flair broke up the pin. Perfect Plex on Flair gets two as Ramon broke it up with Heenan pointing out Ramon was the legal man. The referee called for the bell. The match went 16:38.

Winners by disqualification: Randy Savage & Mr. Perfect

After the match was over, Flair put Perfect in the Figure Four Leglock. Ramon grabbed the steel chair, but Savage saved Perfect. Perfect hit Flair in the throat with the chair, then he hit Perfect in the back with the chair and hit Flair with the chair to the back. The official announcement was that Flair and Ramon were disqualified. After the match, Perfect and Savage did a double high five in the ring. The crowd went wild for this because they loved it while Heenan was mad about it.

Analysis: ***1/4 It was a pretty good tag match with a finish I didn’t like. Considering the talent of all four guys, it could have been an even better match. Savage took a beating for about ten minutes and then the crowd was into it when Perfect tagged in. I thought the faces should have got the win whether it was rollup or hitting a finishing move. I understand why they booked it this way because they probably didn’t want to have Ramon lose and the Flair/Perfect story was just getting started. I just think it would have been a better match with a different ending. As I said, the crowd was going wild for it, especially when Perfect battled Flair. Two months after this, Perfect beat Flair on Raw and that was it for Flair in WWE until he came back in 2001.

Ric Flair and Razor Ramon were backstage as Mean Gene interviewed them. They talked trash about Perfect and Savage.

Yokozuna (w/Mr. Fuji) vs. Virgil

Pre-match notes: Yokozuna was a massive 500 pound heel that was new to the company and a star on the rise. This was Yokozuna’s PPV debut. Virgil lost a lot of his momentum after his feud with Ted Dibiase a few years earlier.

Yoko with shoulder tackles. Virgil with three dropkicks stunned Yokozuna, but he didn’t go down. Yoko crushed him with a standing thrust kick to the head. Belly to belly suplex by Yoko. Virgil came back with a double axe thrust to the chest, but Yoko caught him with a sidewalk slam. Leg drop by Yoko. Yoko missed a corner charge, Virgil went for a rollup, but Yoko sat on top of him. Running splash by Yoko in the corner. Banzai Drop by Yoko finishes it off at the 3:34 mark.

Winner by pinfall: Yokozuna

Analysis: * A short match to put over Yokozuna in an impressive fashion. As I said earlier, it was Yoko’s PPV debut, so they wanted him to look impressive. Two months later, Yoko won the Royal Rumble.

Randy Savage and Mr. Perfect were interviewed by Sean Mooney in the locker room. Perfect had turkeys for Ramon and Flair while he had a little chicken for Heenan. Savage and Perfect said they were the perfect tag team. Back on commentary, Heenan was freaking out about it.

Survivor Series Elimination Match: The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) and The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) vs. Money Inc. (Ted Dibiase and Irwin R. Schyster) and The Beverly Brothers – Beau Beverly and Blake Beverly – (w/Jimmy Hart and The Genius)

Pre-match notes: The heels are Money Inc & Beverly Brothers with Money Inc holding the Tag Team Titles at the time. The faces are Nasty Boys and Natural Disasters. The rules for the match are that if one team member is eliminated then both guys on the team are out. That’s not the rule that they used in other years, but they did it this year.

Typhoon started with Blake with a hip toss and a backbreaker. Bearhug by Earthquake. Beau jumped on Earthquake’s back so Earthquake put both Beverly Brothers in the corner. Typhoon splash in the corner and then Earthquake with a splash in the corner as well. Powerslam by Earthquake. Knobbs hit a clothesline on Blake leading to Vince busting out his WHAT A MANEUVER~! line. Sags worked against Beau with Sags hitting a pumphandle move, which led to Vince saying “what a wrestling maneuver” while saying he wasn’t sure what he did, but it was effective. Double underhook suplex by Beau on Sags. Dibiase was unable to suplex Sags, so Sags turned it into a suplex on his own. Double clothesline by Money Inc as Schyster was in there for the heels. Sags nailed arm drags on Schyster and Hart distracted him, so Schyster got a cheap shot. Beau was in there with a leg drop on Sags for two. Blake hit a neckbreaker on Sags for two as the heels continued to work over Sags. They did a double shoulder tackle collision spot. Earthquake got the hot tag against Beau with a back elbow, clothesline for Dibiase, clothesline for Schyster and all eight guys were in the ring with the faces knocking the heels out of the ring. Beau jumped on Typhoon’s back, so Typhoon dropped down to squash him. Earthquake hit his running splash to eliminate Beau.

Beverly Brothers eliminated by Earthquake

Double team back body drop by Money Inc on Earthquake gets two. Fans chanting “Irwin” to upset Schyster. The heels worked over Earthquake for a few minutes. Dibiase stunned Earthquake with a clothesline, but Earthquake didn’t go down. Dibiase nailed an elbow smash off the middle ropes for a two count. Earthquake got a boot up to block a Dibiase attack leading to a Typhoon tag against Schyster. Typhoon with clotheslines for both guys as well as a running splash for two as Dibiase made the save. Nasty Boys double clothesline sent Dibiase out of the ring. Dibiase tripped up Typhoon when he ran to the ropes, so Schyster dropped an elbow to the head and pinned Typhoon with his foot on the rope.

Natural Disasters eliminated by Schyster

Sags went after Schyster, did a ROLLUP OF DEATH~! and covered for the pinfall to eliminate him. The match went 15:50.

Money Inc eliminated by Nasty Boys

Survivors: The Nasty Boys

Post match, Nasty Boys teased going after former manager Jimmy Hart, but they couldn’t get him. Hart left with Money Inc and the tag titles.

Analysis: ** It was an average tag match. I thought the finish could have been done better, but the result was fine. When there are champions in one of these matches they don’t need to go over because it’s a way to elevate somebody else.

There was a shot of Mr. Perfect, Savage and Tatanka talking to fans on the Superstar Line.

To set up Undertaker vs. Kamala, there was a clip of SummerSlam when Kamala attacked Undertaker after the match and Undertaker chased after him. Following that match, Undertaker and Paul Bearer scared Undertaker with a casket. Clips were shown of Undertaker making “Kamala’s Coffin” for their Survivor Series match. Undertaker said Kamala wouldn’t survive Survivor Series and said he would rest in peace.

Kamala’s manager Harvey Wippleman introduced Kamala with his handler Kim Chee. There was a fan dressed as Paul Bearer in the front row and when they showed him, Vince just said: “Hahahaha.”

The Undertaker and Paul Bearer made their entrance with the coffin.

Coffin Match: The Undertaker (w/Paul Bearer) vs. Kamala (w/Kim Chee & Harvey Wippleman)

Pre-match notes: This was the first one of these matches in WWE and they called it a “Coffin Match” although we would come to know these as Casket Matches over the years. The winner of the match is determined by pinfall and then he has to put the other guy in the coffin. Undertaker is the face and Kamala is the heel.

Kamala was freaked out immediately. He bailed to the floor early on. Undertaker stalked him outside the ring. Back in the ring, Undertaker did the rope walk and hit Kamala across the back with a bunch. Lefty clothesline by Undertaker. Kamala got in some chops on Undertaker followed by a clothesline that sent Undertaker over the top to the floor. Kamala sent Undertaker into the steps at ringside. Vince was going over the top talking about the beating Undertaker was taking. Kamala hit Undertaker in the back with a chair shot. Three body slams by Kamala led to Undertaker sitting up. A third slam kept Undertaker down, so Kamala hit a splash. Another splash by Kamala. There’s a third splash from Kamala. Bearer was on the apron with the apron, so Kim Chee tripped him up. Kamala kicked the urn away, Kim Chee threw it to him and Kamala didn’t want it because he was freaked out. Undertaker hit Kamala in the head with the urn. Undertaker pinned him at the 5:27 mark.

Winner by pinfall: The Undertaker

Post match, Undertaker and Bearer had to seal up Kamala in the urn. Heenan was freaking out saying Kamala will never get out of there. Undertaker drove nails into the coffin, which is not exciting television. Undertaker’s music played as he celebrated the win.

Analysis: -* Awful match. That’s a minus star, which is pretty rare for me, but I feel like it’s appropriate. This ended their feud much to the delight of most sane people because their matches were bad. It took Undertaker a few more years to have better matches and of course he had many great matches. Kamala rarely had good matches.

The Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels was interviewed by Sean Mooney. Mooney talked about no Sensational Sherri because Michaels pulled her in front of him to avoid getting hit by a mirror and she was out injured. Michaels claimed he didn’t do that even though he did. Michaels pointed out that he beat British Bulldog for the IC Title and it was Bulldog that beat Bret Hart at SummerSlam 1992. Michaels said that only Hart’s title is on the line while Shawn’s title is not. He said he’d leave the building as the World and IC Champion.

Shawn Michaels, the Intercontinental Champion, made his entrance.

Bret Hart, the WWE Champion, was interviewed by Mean Gene Okerlund. Bret won the title about two months before this. Okerlund noted how Hart was open to a challenge from anybody and has beat them all. Hart talked about how it took him a long time to get this far. He spoke about how he’s survived 8.5 years in WWE, clawing his way to the top and it didn’t matter who it was because he went through tag teams and Intercontinental challenger. He’s proud to be the WWE Champion. Hart talked bout how Michaels is a great wrestler with a lot of great moves and he respects him, but tonight we’ll find out who will survive as the WWE Champion.

Analysis: I like hearing from both guys right before the match. That’s what they should do these days too.

There was a loud ovation for Bret Hart, who walked out in his customary pink and black along with the WWE Title around his waist.

WWE World Championship: Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels

Pre-match notes: Michaels is the heel that’s holding the IC Title while Hart is the face holding the WWE Title. As mentioned a few times, only Hart’s WWE Title was on the line.

Slow start to the match as both guys battled for control. The first five minutes featured a lot of basic stuff like wrist locks and headlocks. Hart leveraged Michaels out of the ring to counter a hammer lock. Hart with a running cross body block, Michaels kicked out and Hart came back with a sunset flip for two. Back to an armbar for Hart. Heenan mentioned how well conditioned they are, so Vince plugged ICOPRO. Hard clothesline by Hart gets two. Michaels finally got some offense in with a stun gun move where he draped the throat of Hart across the top rope. Hart went for a shoulder tackle in the corner, but Michaels moved and Hart hit the post. Michaels whipped Hart into the corner for Hart’s patented sternum first turnbuckle bump. Long headlock from Michaels. When Hart got back up, Michaels pulled him down by the hair. Dropkick by Michaels and then a backbreaker. Another chinlock by Michaels. Hart got back to his feet and hit a swinging neckbreaker. Michaels applied a front facelock to wear down Hart more. Hart fought out of it, hit double boot in the corner and a bulldog. Elbow off the middle rope missed for Hart as Michaels got a two count.

Michaels nailed a running back elbow for a two count. Heenan freaked out saying that Michaels had him. Another front facelock for Michaels. Hart got back to his feet and did an inside cradle for two. Belly to back suplex by Hart with Michaels taking a big bump off of it. Michaels ran the ropes, Hart caught him and did the slingshot into the ring post. Michaels took a huge bump off that move. Hart tossed Michaels across the ring and sent him into the turnbuckle. Back body drop by Hart gets a two count. Hart with a Russian legsweep for two and then a backbreaker. Elbow drop off the middle ropes by Hart gets two. Those are some of his signature moves. Hart nailed Michaels with a superplex while Hart was on the middle ropes, which was good for a two count. Sleeper by Hart, so Michaels drove him back to squash the ref in the corner. Michaels leveraged Hart out of the ring while the ref was back on his feet. Michaels sent Hart back first into the ring post. Michaels with a body slam on the floor. Back in the ring, Michaels whipped Hart into the turnbuckle for a two count. Back body drop by Michaels gets a two count. Hart rollup for two. Michaels came back with a Superkick. It was not known as Sweet Chin Music at this point, but that’s what he hit. Michaels hit his Teardrop Suplex (that was his finisher most of the time in those days) for a two count. Whip into the ropes, Hart nailed a forearm that tied up Michaels in the ropes. Hart missed an attack that sent him crashing into the ropes. Michaels jumped off the middle rope, Hart caught him and applied his Sharpshooter submission. Michaels gave up to give the submission win to Hart at the 26:40 mark.

Winner by submission: Bret Hart

Analysis: ****1/4 A clean win for Hart as expected. Michaels had a lot of chances to win near the end of the match, but Hart kept kicking out. I like how the first Sharpshooter attempt by Hart is what won him the match. He didn’t go for the move a lot. He went for it once and that was enough to win. This was Michaels’ first singles match in the main event of a PPV. He proved that he belonged with a very good performance. I liked his aggressiveness as a heel, his ability to bump was always a strength and he reminded us that he had a very bright future. Hart was known as the Excellence of Execution because he made everything look so easy. When he worked with somebody as quick as Michaels he could work a more aggressive style and I thought that he was at his best that way. They obviously had a more famous match at Survivor Series five years later, but this one still holds up well 24 years later.

Post match, Hart celebrated with the WWE Title. Heenan put over the fact that Michaels was so close to winning.

Santa Claus walked down to ringside with a bag of gifts. Hart hugged him. There was some “snow” dropping down from the ceiling. That’s how the show ended.

The show had a run time of 2 hours and 31 minutes.

FIVE RANDOM THOUGHTS

– This was a two-match show with the main event and the Flair/Ramon vs. Savage/Perfect tag match as the featured bouts. It would have been nice if the tag match had more of a clean finish so that it would stand out more.

– I haven’t watched that Hart vs. Michaels in a long time. It was damn good even though people didn’t buy into the idea of Michaels winning the match. They still told a good story while having an awesome match as a sign of things to come for the rest of the 1990s with those two guys in prominent roles.

– They tried to make the show stand out with the first “Nightstick on a Pole” match and the first Coffin Match on the same show. I thought both matches sucked, but at least WWE deserves credit for trying some different things.

– It was obvious that WWE had really high hopes for Yokozuna. Winning the Royal Rumble two months after this showed that. The roster was pretty thin at the top, so that’s why they needed him as a star on the rise.

– In the opening, I mentioned the change in the roster and how they got rid of a lot of steroid heavy guys. After watching the show, it’s pretty obvious to see how much change there was. Plenty of fat guys as well as two average sized guys main eventing. It was a good change for match quality, but there was a lack of the star power as well.

 

OPINIONS

Best Match: Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels

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.

 

FIVE STARS

1. Bret Hart

2. Shawn Michaels

3. Mr. Perfect

4. Ric Flair

5. Randy Savage

 

Show rating (out of 10): 5.5

The two good matches carried this show to an average level. To date, Hart vs. Michaels was the best Survivor Series match ever, so that certainly helped it.

 

Matches With Ratings ****+ (out of 5*) and higher:

Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels – 1992 (****1/4)

 

RANKING SURVIVOR SERIES REVIEWS (on 1-10 scale)

Survivor Series 1988 (Team Mega Powers vs. Team Twin Towers) – 6

Survivor Series 1992 (Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels) – 5.5

Survivor Series 1987 (Team Hogan vs. Team Andre) – 5

Survivor Series 1991 (The Undertaker vs. Hulk Hogan) – 4

Survivor Series 1989 (The Ultimate Warriors vs. Heenan Family) – 4

Survivor Series 1990 (Ultimate Warrior & Hulk Hogan in the Grand Finale) – 3

 

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