WWF Survivor Series 1993
by Scrooge McSuck
The series continues. After the ridiculous idea of ditching the concept of Survivor Series matches for the 1992 event, we're back to tradition here, and well, it's an interesting card, to say the least. 1993 was a weird year for the WWF, with the phasing out of guys from the Hulkamania area and the introduction and pushes of some seriously goofy cartoon characters. Two Survivor Series matches have some interesting participants, and we also have a Tag Team Title Match!
- Live, from the Boston Garden in Boston, MA, it's the 7th Annual Survivor Series, with Bobby Heenan and Vince McMahon calling the action most of the match, as well as Jim Ross and Gorilla Monsoon for Radio WWF. This would be the last PPV with Bobby Heenan, sadly.
- Razor Ramon (Captain), Marty Jannetty, 1-2-3 Kid, Randy Savage vs. Irwin R. Schyster (Captain), Adam Bomb, Diesel, Rick Martel:
An interesting cast, to say the least. Mr. Perfect was originally scheduled to be a part of the team captained by Ramon, but he hasn't been seen on T.V. for a few weeks and before the match, Ramon announced he decided not to show up, and so we get as a suitable replacement, the Macho Man Randy Savage. Outside of Ramon/I.R.S., I don't think any of these people had issues (Diesel/Perfect would've been one pairing, but, you know...). Ramon and Martel start with shoving and slapping. Martel quickly applies a wristlock, and Ramon just as quickly counters into a hammerlock. Whip to the corner is reversed, and Ramon rolls through a cross body attempt for a two count. Irish whip, and Ramon throws Martel over his head for another two count. Ramon with several atomic drops and clotheslines. Bomb tags in and over-powers Ramon to the displeasure of the crowd. Bomb applies a side headlock, and a shoulder block puts Ramon down on his ass. Because we really need it, it's a test of strength challenge, and Bomb easily wins that one, too. Ramon fights back before getting booted to the chest. YAWN! Ramon boots Bomb this time and suplexes the big man over for a two count. Martel accidentally elbows Bomb on the pinfall break-up, and now the heels are all getting in each others faces. The Kid comes in for the first time and applies a headlock. Shoulder block attempt, and Bomb makes him go splat. The Kid tries a sunset flip, but Bomb powers him back up into a choke, and slams the Kid back down. Diesel tags in and manhandles the Kid. Diesel with a gut-wrench suplex, followed by a big boot. Irish whip, and the Kid somehow takes Diesel over with a head scissors. Savage tags in to a big pop, and comes off the top with an axehandle. Savage nails everything walking and cleans house of the baddies. Savage with a slam on Diesel, heads to the top rope, and connects with his signature elbow for the three count at 10:17, eliminating Diesel.
Martel attacks Savage from behind and chokes away on him in the corner. Whip across the ring, and Savage with a back body drop. I.R.S. tags in for the first time and knees Savage in the midsection. Irish whip, and Savage comes off the ropes with a cross body for a two count. Savage with a series of clotheslines. Ramon tags in and he hammers away on the arm of Irwin before applying a wristlock. Martel with a knee to the back of Ramon from the apron, and now the heels are finally in control. Martel comes in with an axehandle, followed by a back breaker. Bomb tags in and puts Ramon down with a back elbow. Ramon continues to take a generic beating. I.R.S. with a snapmare, elbow drop, and leg drop for a two count, then he goes to the reverse chinlock. Irish whip, and Ramon comes back with a knee lift. Whip across the ring is reversed, but Ramon boots Irwin, and in comes Savage again. I.R.S. greets him with a knee. Irish whip, and Savage returns the favor with a boot to the face, and a running high knee. Savage drops IRS across the top rope, and here comes Crush. Savage haults whatever is is doing, and goes to yell at him. Savage remains in the ring, though, but is quickly rolled up by I.R.S. because of the distraction, and Savage is gone at 16:46.
Now that he's eliminated, Savage sprints for the locker room, after Crush, but Crush must have that magic ninja powder Mr. Fuji owns, and disappears. Back in the ring, and Jannetty is taken down with a back suplex from Adam Bomb. Choking across the top rope, and Bomb stomps away. McMahon accidentally calls Adam Bomb "Diesel", for whoever cares. Martel tags in, and right out of I.R.S.' book, applies an abdominal stretch, with extra leverage. Whip to the corner, but Martel posts himself. Ramon and I.R.S. get the tags, with Ramon taking control. Whip across the ring, and Ramon plants I.R.S. with a chokeslam. Razor's Edge time, and I.R.S. is surprisingly eliminated at 19:46. Crowd enjoys that one.
Martel attacks from behind and hammers away on Ramon in the corner. Ramon shrugs that off though, and here's Adam Bomb to attack. Ramon tries the Razor's Edge on Martel, but I.R.S. runs in and bashes Ramon with his briefcase, knocking Ramon out of the ring. No one bothers to help him, and the heels are slightly smarter than we thought, allowing Ramon to be counted-out at 20:42.
The Kid and Martel lockup, with Martel taking control. Irish whip is reversed, and Martel cartwheels out of harms way. The Kid applies a side headlock, takes Martel over with a japanese arm drag and applies an armbar. Adam Bomb tags in and pounds on the Kid. Irish whip, and the Kid trips him up. Criss-cross, and the Kid dropkicks Bomb out of the ring, and follows with a suicide dive attempt. Bomb catches him, though, and slams the Kid onto the arena floor. Back in the ring, and Bomb connects with his slingshot clothesline from the apron. Whip to the corner, and we get the signature over-sell from Da' Kid. Bomb misses a charge and the Kid rolls him up for two. The Kid with his signature kicks and spinning heel kick takes Bomb down. Martel tags in and drops an elbow across the back of the Kid, then follows with a suplex for a two count. Martel heads to the middle rope, but jumps into a fist from the Kid. Jannetty gets the hot tag, and he unloads with rights. Irish whip and diving back elbow from Jannetty, followed by a running knee lift. Whip to the corner, and Jannetty introduces Martel to the buckle 10 times. Jannetty with a snapmare for a two count. Irish whip, and a double back elbow from Jannetty and the Kid. Whip to the corner is reversed, but the Kid sunset flips Martel for the three count at 25:49. Jannetty tags in, and sunset flips Bomb for another three count at 25:58, making Jannetty and the Kid the Survivors of the match. **3/4 Not a great match, nor was it as entertaining as it used to be from when I was younger. Still, there weren't too many dead spots, almost all of the falls were not cop-outs, save for one, and the crowd was really into it.
- Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Bruce Hart, Keith Hart (w/ Stu Hart) vs. Shawn Michaels, The Black Knight, The Blue Knight, The Red Knight:
You're probably thinking, what the hell is this match? For most of the summer, Bret Hart had been feuding with Jerry Lawler, for various reasons, mostly because Lawler had been bad-mouthing Bret's family. So to settle the score, Bret recruits brothers Owen and the retired Bruce and Keith to face Lawler and "three knights". Oh, but you're saying "why is Shawn Michaels listed in the match?" and I'd respond with "I don't know." I heard Lawler was in legal trouble or something, and Shawn is a near last-minute replacement, just for the sake of making the match a little bit more watchable. The Knights are just masked guys dressed like, you guessed it, knights. From memory, I think Red is Barry Horowitz, Blue is Greg Valentine, and Black is Jeff Gaylord (other rumor under the mask is Glen Jacobs, a.k.a Kane, but the body doesn't match him, this guy appears to be 6'6" at best). Oh, and Ray Combs comes out to do introductions and join the broadcast team. Damn, that was a mouthful before the match. For some reason, Bret is wearing Owen style tights (singlet with shorter trunks), but at least he's still got the hot pink. I guess it's to show family unity. Stu Hart is wearing a Bruins jacket to suck up to the Boston crowd.
Owen and Shawn start it out, but Shawn wants some of Bruce. The Hart brothers oblige, and Bruce comes in and gets caught in a headlock. Irish whip, and Bruce avoids a double team, causing Shawn and Red Knight to collide. Lockup into the corner, and Bruce nails all the Knights, then avoids a Shawn high knee. Bruce with an arm drag take over, and in comes Keith to work the arm. Irish whip to escape, and Shawn ends up on top with a boot to the chest. Keith blocks a suplex though, and rolls Shawn up for a two count. Drop toe hold by Keith, and he goes back to the armbar. Shawn takes Keith down with a slam and tags out to the Red Knight, who misses an elbow and gets caught in an armbar. Owen tags in and applies a wristlock. Owen does his signature escape routine, but a rake of the eyes stops him. Irish whip, and Owen takes over Red Knight with a series of arm drags and a dropkick. Black Knight tags in and gets taken over with arm drags, as well. Blue Knight tags in, looking especially like who he really is under the mask, in terms of body structure. He rakes the eyes of the Hitman and nails a series of forearms. Irish whip, and Bret catches a boot and connects with an atomic drop. Bret with an inverted version next and a clothesline for a two count. Keith tags in and goes back to working the arm. Fireman carry takeover by Keith, and Bruce tags in to work... the arm. Irish whip, and Shawn with a knee to the back of Bruce. Shawn tags in and connects with a back breaker. Shawn with a series of elbows to the lower back of Bruce, and in comes Red Knight with an axehandle from the middle rope. Red Knight with a double underhook suplex for a two count. Black Knight tags in and punts Bruce in the chest and clubs him to the ground. Bruce wth a back slide on the Black Knight for a two count. Shawn tags in and stomps away on Bruce some more. Back in the ring, and Bruce comes off the ropes with a clothesline. Black Knight tags in, as does the Hitman. Bret hammers away on the Knight and takes him down with a roll up for a two count. Small package by Bret for another two count. Bret with a back breaker and elbow drop for another two. Owen tags in and connects with a spinning heel kick for two. Hell breaks loose, but the Harts win that war. Bruce with an avalanche in the corner on the Black Knight, and Owen finishes him off with a missile dropkick for the three count at 10:46.
Red Knight comes in and quickly gets worked over by Owen. Bret tags in for a wish-bone attack on the poor guy. Bret with a series of elbows across the knee of the Red Knight, and here comes Keith to do some work of the knee, as well. This just goes on for what seems like forever. Bruce tags back in, and guess what he does? You guessed it, he does nothing and tags out to Bret, who continues to punish the Red Knight's junk. Keith comes in and gets booted into the turnbuckle. Red Knight with a snapmare, but he misses a knee drop. Keith recovers and applies a figure-four, which is broken up by Shawn. Blue Knight tags in and hammers away on Keith for about 5 seconds. Irish whip is reversed, and Keith gets tripped up, allowing some double teaming from the heels. Valen... I mean Blue Knight quickly goes to working the arm. Shawn tags in, and my attention is diverted to watching Doug try and become a bartender on King of Queens while Kokomo plays. God, I love that song, even if it's damn cheesy. Oh, back to the match, and Keith is still getting whooped. He gets double teamed by the Knights, but it's just too damn boring. Red Knight slingshots Keith's throat under the bottom rope, and here comes Big Blue to punish some more. Blue Knight with a hammerlock and slam to Keith... and then I guess he doesn't know what to do. Shawn tags in, and comes off the top rope, missing a splash. Bret tags in and hammers on the Red Knight. Irish whip is reversed, but Bret catches him in mid-air and slams Red down. Sharpshooter time, and Red Knight submits at 18:03.
Blue Knight with a clothesline to Bret, followed by some stomping. Bret gets dumped out of the ring, and are you telling me he's that hurt, already? Shawn comes off the apron with an axehandle, then dumps him back in the ring, where Blue Knight takes him over with a suplex for a two count. Blue with a meassured up elbow for another two count. At ringside, Stu is giving Keith a sensual massage. Shawn tags in and stomps away on Bret's arm. Irish whip, and Shawn connects with a diving elbow for a two count, then goes to the reverse chinlock. Bret escapes with elbows, but gets put down with a knee to the midsection. Blue Knight tags in and drops a headbutt for a two count. Whip to the corner, but Bret recovers to boot Blue Knight and comes off the middle rope with a clothesline. Owen tags in and connects with a dropkick. Owen with mounted punches in the corner, followed by a scoop slam and elbow drop. Shawn gets taken out of commission, by STU, and a cross body from Owen doesn't hurt. Blue Knight gets nailed with a cross body press from the top rope, and the sharpshooter from Owen is enough to make the Blue Knight submit at 23:41, leaving Shawn by himself.
Bret attacks Shawn from behind and tosses him into the ring, where Owen waits with a cocked-fist. Owen with an atomic drop, and every Hart gets their shots in. The match would've been so much better with Lawler involved, in a non-technical wrestling way. It makes more sense, I mean. Bruce comes in and quickly runs into a Shawn elbow. Shawn decides to choke away instead of going for the pin. Shawn with his signature super kick, but BRUCE kicks out at two, so you know that isn't his big move, yet. Irish whip, and Bruce boots him and tags out to Bret. Bret connects with an inverted atomic drop and whips Shawn to the corner, complete with over-sell. Bret slingshots Shawn into the ring post, then drops an elbow for a two count. Russian leg sweep by Bret for another two count. Shawn rakes the eyes on a back breaker attempt. Owen tags in as Bret wanders on the apron, blindly. Then it happens... an Irish whip knocks Bret off and into the security rail, and Shawn rolls Owen up for the three count at 27:13. Owen is only slightly pissed off, right now.
Back in the ring, and Bruce takes Shawn's head off with a clothesline for a two count. Irish whip, and Bruce applies a sleeper hold. Shawn escapes, ramming Bruce into the turnbuckle. Irish whip, and a collision knocks both men out. Keith tags in and applies an abdominal stretch. Very poorly. Shawn escapes with a hip toss, but now it's Bret's turn to pummel Michaels. Whip to the corner, and Shawn gets booted into the air and crotched across the top rope. Bret with a single leg trip, but Shawn squirms away like a rape victim, and runs away for the count-out at 30:54, leaving Bret, Bruce, and Keith Hart as the Survivors. Post-match celebration is interrupted by Owen, who yanks Bret from the ropes and gets into a shoving match. Words are exchanged, and Owen just won't stop whining to Bret, no doubt blaming Bret for his elimination earlier. The seeds have been planted... * Match was pretty damn crappy, save for a few spots here and there. Why make this a half-an-hour when it could've easily been done in about half the time.
- SMW Tag Team Championship Match:
Rock N' Roll Express © vs. The Heavenly Bodies (w/ Jim Cornette):
Que? What the hell is THIS doing on the Survivor Series? I know there was a working relationship between SMW and WWF because of Cornette, but featuring them on a PPV, above the mason-dixon line? And then it's in Boston? And we've seen the RnR Express on WWF T.V., what, TWICE, in the months leading up to this, both times on All-American Wrestling, a show no one (but me) watched or gave a crap about? And in one of those matches they lost to Well Dunn!? Sorry, ranting. Same goes for the Heavenly Bodies. Outside a appearence on Raw and at SummerSlam, in a losing effort, we suddenly see them again on PPV, again fighting for a Tag Title, and with what background? Just for the hell of it? I'm sure on SMW TV, it was explained pretty good, but here, everyone is blindfolded and in the dark, watching two teams with no heat putting on a southern style tag match for a title no one knows about.
Anyway... everyone brawls to start, with the Bodies taking control of that siutation, but Morton manages to turn the tide by slingshotting both DelRay and Prichard over the top and to the floor. Morton with a suicide dive to both men, and now it's time for the hees and Cornette to regroup and talk strategy. Back in the ring, and we've got Gibson and DelRay going at it. Gibson takes over DelRay with a head scissors and follows with an elbow drop, and here comes Prichard, who gets taken over with an arm drag by Morton. The heels get worked over in the corner and the Express continue to control the action. Prichard gets worked over for a little bit by the Champions. Prichard with a rake of the eyes and he tags out to DelRay, but the Express won't let the advantage slip away, and send the Bodies out of the ring, once again. After a little bit of stalling, Prichard takes Morton down with a powerbomb. Prichard with a scoop slam, and DelRay flips in ontop of Morton for a two count. DelRay drops drops an elbow on Morton, and it's time to get funky with the Gigolo! Morton gets dumped out of the ring, and DelRay nails him with a moonsault, but the crowd is just dead for the match. Back in the ring, and Morton kicks out at two. Prichard comes in and connects with a powerslam for a two count. Prichard connects with a flying clothesline for another two count. More super-double-teaming, as DelRay hits a leg drop while Prichard holds Morton in place, and yes, that gets a two count, as well. Morton counters a powerbomb with a head scissors, but DelRay tags in Prichard to prevent Morton from tagging. Irish whip, and Morton with a small package on Prichard for a two count. Prichard pounds away on Morton, and DelRay comes off the top rope with a moonault, again for two. Irish whip, and Morton nails both men with DDT's at the same time, and now everyone is down, except for one man... Robert Gibson! He gets the hot tag and nails everything in site. Gibson with an enziguri to Prichard, and now it's a all out brawl! Prichard dumps Morton over the top rope, but it's not a Disqualification Gibson! It's WWF rules here! Everyone continues to do their own thing, and the video I'm watching is apparent in fast forward mode. The Express continue to dominate, but Cornette's tennis racket comes into play. DelRay snags it, bashes Gibson, and Prichard moves the cover for the three count at 13:35. Oh well, that was that. **1/2 Match wasn't that bad (it was good, actually), but the dead crowd sucked all the life out of it, and it's just hard to enjoy a match when the crowd couldn't give two tenths of a shit about it. This result would never be mentioned again, the Bodies would continue to just show up randomly, and the next appearence by the RnR Express would be in 1998 during the terrible NWA storyline.
- Men on a Mission & The Bushwhackers vs. Bam Bam Bigelow, Bastion Booger, The Head Shrinkers (w Luna & Afa):
This is a lovely matching, isn't it? The gag here is that the babyface team was advertised (and pictured) as "Four Doinks", but in a swerve, we get the Bushwhackers and M.O.M. dressed up in Doink make-up. Hilarious! That was sarcasm, by the way. You can't imagine how shallow the roster is when the Bushwhackers make it on a PPV, despite not being very active on WWE television for the better part of the last 5 months. At least M.O.M. were getting pushed, but that's not saying I want to see 'em wrestle, either. Mabel is officially the SCARIEST FUCKING CLOWN EVER! And Oscar's rapping skills rank somewhere around mine. 98% of the "rap" consists of "yeah." For some unexplained reason, the BOSTON crowd chants "We Want Doink." Another reason to hate these people. Booger starts by hammering on Luke. Booger with a terrible splash, and Luke returns the favor with some butt biting. Samu tags in and works over Luke. Samu taunts the Doink's too much, and a water balloon pops in his face, allowing Luke to roll him up for the three count at 3:00.
Fatu comes in and no-sells a headbutt attempt. Fatu with a suplex, followed by a headbutt. Booger tags back in and drops a fat-ass leg across the chest of Butch. Bigelow tags in for the first time and clobbers Butch in-between taunts of the crowd. Booger back in with a scoop slam, but he won't make the cover after an ass-drop. Booger eats a banana instead, then goes for it again, but this time it misses (although dropping to your knees really SHOULDN'T hurt that much, you would think). The Bushwhacker battering ram connects, and Mabel drops a leg for the three count at 6:02.
Fatu hammers away on Luke with the remains of a turkey, and yet there's no Disqualification called! Mo comes in illegally and rides a scooter around the ring. Bigelow with a dropkick to the back of Mo to make me happy, and Fatu comes off the top with a splash. He gets up from a cover, then slips on a banana peel, allowing Butch to roll him up for the three count at 9:34. Yes, that actually happend. Bigelow comes in and pounds away on everyone until a dog pile from all the Doinks pins him to the canvas to end this nonsense at 10:58. DUD Of course. A bad comedy match from start to finish, now let's never speak of it again. Post-match, Bobby Heenan is complaining about the mess in the ring, particularly the turkey carcass, and makes a Jeffrey Dahmer reference.
- The All-Americans (w/ Paul Bearer) vs. The Foreign Fanatics (w/ Johnny Polo, Mr. Fuji, Jim Cornette):
(Lex Luger, The Undertaker, Rick & Scott Steiner vs. Yokozuna, Ludvig Borga, Quebecer Jacques, Crush)
Finally, the main event of the evening. The storylines here are a little flubbed. Original All-American Tatanka had been feuding with Borga, who ended Tatanka's undefeated streak, while the Quebecers and Steiners had issues still, so the inclusion of Crush as Pierre's replacement makes him an odd man out. Luger and Yokozuna were still "technically" at odds, and the Undertaker is also "Crush"ing it, tonight, with no real feud since the Giant Gonzalez thing fizzled. Everyone gets individual intros, so the pre-match stuff takes FOREVER to get done. After five years of debating, we finally have Scott Steiner starting the match out with Jacques. Jacques offers a handshake, so Scott returns with a crude gesture. Irish whip and Scott takes Jacques over with a belly-to-belly suplex for a two count. Wristlock applied, and in comes Rick. Jacques runs like a girl, and quickly tags out to Yokozuna. Yokozuna with a rake of the eyes and clubbering blows. Irish whip, and Rick comes off the ropes with a series of Steinerlines. A shoulder tackle eventually sends Yoko to the outside. Back inside, and Yoko takes Rick to his corner, where a beating takes place. Borga quickly dumps Rick to the outside, on top of a near by camera man. Rick comes off the top with a clothesline for a two count, but looks to have landed awkwardly. Borga with a series of blows to the midsection, followed by a slam. Borga misses an elbow drop, allowing Rick to hobble to the corner and climbs the ropes. Borga blows a powerslam counter, but it's still enough to pin Rick Steiner at 5:06. I'm guessing there was a minor injury there, cause that whole exchange seemed rather rushed.
Scott is back in the ring with Jacques, and Jacques takes control with a side headlock. Irish whip to escape, and Scott with a press slam, throwing Jacques onto Crush. Crush comes in, despite no tag actually being made. Crush with a rake of the eyes and a headbutt. Irish whip, and Scott catches Crush in a double underhook for a suplex. Steinerline puts Crush on his back for a quick two count. Irish whip is reversed, and Crush nails Scott with a crescent kick to the face. Suddenly, Randy Savage returns, being held back by WWFG Officials and Bart Gunn. Crush, in the mean time, press slams Scott Steiner over the top rope, to the floor. Crush continues hammering away on Steiner with a series of kicks to the midsection, then follows with a leg drop. Crush continues to control, with such terrifying stuff as a headbutt and step-over toe hold. We're more than 10-minutes in, and we've yet to see either Luger or Undertaker in the match. Savage, once again, is trying to run afoul of the match, and this time Scott dropkicks Crush to the outside. Crush goes for Savage, rather than back in the ring, and gets Counted-Out in the process, at around 11:34. Talk about a lame way to be eliminated. Savage gets dragged away again, after smashing Crush's face into the security rail.
Back in the ring, and Scott Steiner is being mauled in the corner by Yokozuna and Borga. Jacques applies one of his famous, yet terrible, reverse chinlocks. Irish whip, and Jacques connects with a diving back elbow for a two count. Jacques connects with a piledriver, for another two count. Irish whip is reversed, and Scott with a fist to the midsection Irish whip, and Scott with a press slam. Luger FINALLY gets the tag in, and to say he's fresh would be an under-statement. Luger scoops up Jacques and slams him down, then comes off the second rope with a LOADED elbow drop for the three count at 14:05.
Borga comes in to get it on with... Scott Steiner? Yeah, that's smart. The guy who's worked the entire match is going to come back in? Borga calls Luger out on his pussy-ness, to my delight. Borga hammers away on Steiner with his signature blows. Bobby Heenan makes reference to Batman to explain how Savage keeps breaking into the arena, after several ejections. Whip to the corner, and Borga with an avalanche and stiff-as-fuck clothesline. Borga to the top rope, but Steiner pops up quick, and takes Borga over with a suplex. So that's where Kurt Angle ripped that spot from. That only gets a two count, though. Yokozuna with a scoop slam, but he misses an elbow drop. Irish whip, and Scott tries for the Frankensteiner, but that misses. Yokozuna with a leg drop for a three count at 16:56, and we're down to a house show main event, now.
Yokozuna bitch slaps Luger and drops him on his ass after a staredown. Yoko chokes Luger across the middle rope, then plants him with a scoop slam. Yokozuna bounces off the ropes, missing a splash. Has he EVER hit that spot? Luger hammers away with rights, followed by clotheslines. Yokozuna drops Luger with a clothesline of his own, and in comes Borga to unload on Luger, who over-sells like crazy. That would be bad over-sell, in comparison to, say, Curt Hennig's good over-selling. This gets so boring, Heenan starts making dead jokes about the Undertaker, who hasn't moved an inch since the match started, I don't think. Luger continues to place the face-in-peril, but nothing really of note is going on. Whip to the corner, but Luger manages to avoid an avalanche. Undertaker gets the cold hot tag and hammers away on Yoko. Irish whip, and Undertaker takes him down with a DDT. The crowd finally wakes up, by the way. Undertaker gets nailed by Borga from the apron, allowing Yokozuna to take him over with a belly-to-belly suplex. Undertaker sits up, of course. Yokozuna with a clothesline, followed by a leg drop as Undertaker tries to sit up again. Yokozuna drags the carcass to the corner, and we know what time it's for. Banzai drop, but Yokozuna doesn't make the cover, and goes up for another round. Undertaker sits up though at the last second, and well, Yokozuna is dicked, you'd assume. Irish whip and flying clothesline from the Undertaker, and the action spills outside. Taker eats ring steps, but no-sells and rams Yokozuna in return. Both men end up being counted-out at 23:26. This would set up the Royal Rumble '94 encounter, by the way.
Back in the ring, and Borga drops an elbow on Luger for a two count. Irish whip, and Borga connects with a side suplex, again for a two count. Borga with a delay-vertical suplex a la Davey Boy Smith, and that gets two, as well. Irish whip, and Borga with a powerslam. Two count you say? Of course! Borga with a series of clotheslines for yet ANOTHER two count. Luger counters a suplex and takes Borga over with one of his own. Irish whip, and Luger comes off the ropes for a double clothesline spot. Jim Cornette hops on the apron to distract the referee, allowing Fuji to hand Borga his salt bucket for a cheap shot. LAME! Borga rolls over and covers for a two count. Luger America's Up and hammers away on Borga. Irish whip and a fist to the midsection, followed by a DDT. Irish whip, and Luger with a back elbow for a two count. Irish whip, and Luger takes Borga over with a powerslam for another two count. Irish whip, and Luger comes off the ropes with the loaded forearm, and that's enough for the three count at 27:56, making Lex Luger the Sole Survivor of the match. Afterwards, he celebrates with Santa Claus, just for the hell of it. ** Not a good match, not a bad match. Some parts were decent, some dragged. The cop-out eliminations of three of the main participants is kind of annoying, and it could've used to have a few minutes trimmed to cut down on the boring spots. Still, not the most offensive thing I've seen on these Survivor Series PPV's.
Final Thoughts: Well, this show seems to go to hell after the opening match. The Hart Family match is ruined by the fact the main antagonist of the feud wasn't in the match, the Tag Title Match, while good, was a heatless yawner for the most part, the Doinks match was a disgrace to wrestling, and the main event was a little lack-luster. Overall, I'd say the show isn't worth tracking down. Recommendation to Avoid.