On this day in Pro Wrestling history on November 26, 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ LIVE on PPV from the Richfield Coliseum in Richfield Township, Ohio.
The pay-per-view had the tagline “The Biggest Event Since WrestleMania III!”.
This was also the night when the World Wrestling Federation went head-to-head with their competition, when their first ever Survivor Series event LIVE on PPV went up 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 results from Survivor Series 1987:
– 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
– 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
– 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
– Survivor Series elimination match: André the Giant, Butch Reed, King Kong Bundy, One Man Gang & Rick Rude def. Bam Bam Bigelow, Don Muraco, Hulk Hogan, Ken Patera & Paul Orndorff
NWA Starrcade 1987: Chi-Town Heat aired LIVE on PPV from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.
This was the 5th out of 18 annual ‘Starrcade’ events that aired between 1983 and 2000.
The first 5 Starrcades (1983-1987) were promoted by Jim Crockett Promotions, while Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (who bought JCP in 1988) promoted all the ones that followed (1988-2000).
Below are the results:
– Eddie Gilbert, Larry Zbyszko & Rick Steiner wrestled Jimmy Garvin, Michael Hayes and Sting to a 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: Nikita Koloff def. Terry Taylor
– NWA World Tag Team Championship: Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard (c) def. The Road Warriors via DQ
– Steel Cage – NWA United States Heavyweight Championship: Dusty Rhodes def. Lex Luger (c)
– Steel Cage – NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair def. Ron Garvin (c)
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