• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 23, 1989) – WWF Survivor Series 1989
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 23, 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF Survivor Series 1989’ LIVE on PPV from the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois.
The pay-per-view had the tagline “The WWF Thanksgiving Night Tradition!”.
This was the 3rd annual ‘Survivor Series’ event since it started in 1987.
Here are the results:
– Survivor Series elimination match: The Dream Team (Dusty Rhodes, Brutus Beefcake, Red Rooster & Tito Santana) defeated The Enforcers (Big Boss Man, Bad News Brown, Rick Martel & Honky Tonk Man)
– Survivor Series elimination match: The King’s Court (Randy Savage, Earthquake, Dino Bravo & Greg Valentine) defeated The 4x4s: (Jim Duggan, Bret Hart, Ronnie Garvin & Hercules)
– Survivor Series elimination match: The Hulkamaniacs (Hulk Hogan, Jake Roberts & Demolition) defeated The Million Dollar Team (Ted DiBiase, Powers of Pain & Zeus)
– Survivor Series elimination match: The Rude Brood (Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect & Fabulous Rougeaus) defeated Roddy’s Rowdies (Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka & Bushwhackers)
– Survivor Series elimination match: The Ultimate Warriors (Ultimate Warrior, Jim Neidhart & Rockers) defeated The Heenan Family (Bobby Heenan, André the Giant, Haku & Arn Anderson)
• Backstage Reaction To Samoa Joe’s Commentary Work On RAW
As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, former United States Champion Samoa Joe worked as a commentator.
Joe filled in for Dio Maddin, who is currently selling Brock Lesnar’s attack.
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE officials were really impressed with Joe’s work on commentary:
“A bright spot on the show was the work of Samoa Joe in the Dio Maddin spot as an announcer. He was fresh, quick, and got everything over with a no-nonsense delivery. We were told that everyone recognized how good Joe is.”
Joe is currently out of action with a broken thumb.
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