• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (November 17, 1996) – WWF Survivor Series 1996
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 17, 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF Survivor Series 1996’ LIVE on PPV from the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.
This pay-per-view featured the WWF in-Ring debut of The Rock, then known as Rocky Maivia, as well as Yokozuna’s last ever WWF match.
Here are the results:
– Survivor Series elimination match: Doug Furnas, Henry O. Godwinn, Phil Lafon & Phineas I. Godwinn defeated The British Bulldog, Leif Cassidy, Marty Jannetty & Owen Hart
– The Undertaker defeated Mankind
– Survivor Series elimination match: Jake Roberts, Marc Mero, Rocky Maivia & The Stalker defeated Crush, Goldust, Jerry Lawler & Hunter Hearst Helmsley
– #1 contender: Bret Hart defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin
– Survivor Series elimination match: Fake Diesel, Faarooq, Fake Razor Ramon & Vader vs. Flash Funk, Jimmy Snuka, Savio Vega & Yokozuna ended in a no contest
– WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Sycho Sid defeated Shawn Michaels (c)
• Vince McMahon’s Reaction To “Big Dog” Segment On SmackDown
As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown, King Corbin brought out a “Big Dog” to mock “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns.
You can watch it below:
According to Wrestlingnewsco, Vince McMahon was happy with this segment.
WWE’s creative team wrote this segment to impress Vince McMahon, as Vince loves segments like this and eventually ensure that their jobs are safe:
“Remember, the writers are trying to make Vince happy. If he’s happy then it means that jobs are safe. Vince has always been a fan of segments that parody his wrestlers. As long as Vince is around, you will always see segments like that one.”
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