Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Apr 2012
Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Survivor Series 1997 (All first-time watches)
The Headbangers and The New Blackjacks vs Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and Godwinns (Elimination Match) *1/2
DOA vs Truth Commission **
British Bulldog, Phil LaFon, Doug Furnas and Jim Neidhart vs Vader, Steve Blackman, Goldust and Marc Mero ***1/4
Kane vs Mankind **1/2
Legion Of Doom, Ken Shamrock and Ahmed Johnson vs Nation Of Domination ***
Owen Hart (c) vs Steve Austin (Intercontinental Championship) **
Bret Hart (c) vs Shawn Michaels (WWF Championship) ****
Thoughts: Decent PPV, with a lot of average and slightly above average stuff. However there's not really any essential stuff outside the main event. Austin/Hart was a glorified squash, as his neck meant he culdnt take any sort of bumps ):. Kane/Mankind was a pretty fun brawl, and Kane looked like a total monster. The rest... Meh.
Then there's the main event. First of all, the bad. 2 flag choke spots and HBK driving the flagpole into Harts throat, and no DQ? Hmm. Also, HBK's overselling detracted from the match as a whole. On the other hand, the pre-match brawl was great, there was some solid technical wrestling, and the finish was historic... Must see match for me.
Overall PPV rating: 6/10