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On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 26, 1987) – Survivor Series VS Starrcade

On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 26, 1987) - Survivor Series VS Starrcade

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 26, 1987, the World Wrestling Federation went head-to-head with their competition, when they ran their first ever Survivor Series event LIVE on PPV against the NWA’s annual Starrcade, which was also LIVE on PPV that night.

Vince not only ran directly against the National Wrestling Alliance’s biggest show of the year, he also told several PPV providers, that they would not be allowed to show WrestleMania IV, if they would even feature this year’s Starrcade.

Survivor Series 1987 was main evented by a 5 on 5 elimination match featuring Team Hogan vs Team André, while Starrcade 1987 had Ric Flair trying to regain his NWA World Heavyweight Championship from champion Ron Garvin.

Here are the Survivor Series results:

• 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match
Brutus Beefcake, Jake Roberts, Jim Duggan, Randy Savage & Ricky Steamboat def. Dangerous Danny Davis, Harley Race, Hercules, The Honky Tonk Man & Ron Bass

• 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match
The Fabulous Moolah, The Jumping Bomb Angels, Rockin’ Robin & Velvet McIntyre def. Dawn Marie, Donna Christanello, The Glamour Girls & Sensational Sherri

• 10-on-10 Survivor Series tag team elimination match
The British Bulldogs, The Killer Bees, The Fabulous Rougeaus, Strike Force & The Young Stallions def. The Bolsheviks, Demolition, The New Dream Team, The Hart Foundation & The Islanders

• 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination match
André the Giant, Butch Reed, King Kong Bundy, One Man Gang and Rick Rude def. Bam Bam Bigelow, Don Muraco, Hulk Hogan, Ken Patera and Paul Orndorff

And here are the Starrcade 87 results:

• Eddie Gilbert, Larry Zbyszko & Rick Steiner vs. Jimmy Garvin, Michael Hayes and Sting – time-limit draw

• UWF Heavyweight Championship
“Dr. Death” Steve Williams (c) def. Barry Windham

• Skywalkers match
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express def. The Midnight Express

• NWA and UWF World Television Championship – Unification match
Nikita Koloff def. Terry Taylor

• NWA World Tag Team Championship
Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard (c) def. The Road Warriors via DQ

• Steel Cage match – NWA United States Heavyweight Championship
Dusty Rhodes def. Lex Luger (c)

• Steel Cage match – NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Ric Flair def. Ron Garvin (c)

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