Coming this October is the 26th edition of Survivor Series. A PPV made famous with 5-on-5 tag matches, Controversies, debut of the elimination chamber, and so much more. To celebrate this PPV, and WWE choosing not to bring an end to its history, lets figure out which Survivor Series from 1987 to 2011 hosted the best main event.
Out of the 25 Survivor Series PPVs, I took the last match from the card to be that show's main event and randomly matched them together. Due to the awkward number, this is how it will be broken down for matches. The byes will always be selected randomly and once a year gets a bye, it will not be allowed another one.
1st Qualifying Round: 12 matches, 1 bye
2nd Qualifying Round: 6 matches, 1 bye
Quarter Finals: 3 matches, 1 bye
Semi-Finals: 2 matches total
Finals: 1 on 1 for best main event in Survivor Series History
The Tournament Breakdown (today's vote is only for 2003 vs 2005)
2005 (66.67%) defeated 2003 (33.33%)
2000 vs 1989
1999 vs 2007 Vote Down Below
1991 vs 2008
2010 vs 1987
2002 vs 1998
1988 vs 1995
2009 vs 1996
2011 vs 2006
2001 vs 1992
2004 vs 1990
1993 vs 1994
1997 gets the bye in the first round
Survivor Series 2000/No Disqualification
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H
The Austin/Hunter feud is one of those legendary feuds that will probably get a DVD one day. The great mystery of who orchestrated Austin getting ran over by a car was eventually revealed to be Triple H. Unfortunately for Austin, he would find this out after taking a sledgehammer to the face from Triple H himself. The two finally collided in a No DQ Match where both Austin and Hunter took full advantage of. Everything from chairs to stairs to interference was seen. Even with Triple H using the Radicals to his advantage, Steve Austin still pushed through but didn’t win. Neither did Triple H. The match would eventually be ruled a no contest due to how extreme it turned into but by the end of the night, one could argue that Steve Austin was the one standing tall after using a forklift to destroy Triple H’s car.
Survivor Series 1989/4-on-4 Survivor Series match
The Ultimate Warriors (The Ultimate Warrior, The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) and Jim Neidhart)
vs. The Heenan Family (Bobby Heenan, André the Giant, Haku and Arn Anderson)
Before James Brian Hellwig legally changed his name to Warrior, used twitter for incoherent rants, and sat around complaining at home, James Brian Hellwig was known as the Ultimate Warrior known for incoherent rants on the microphone, and complaining back stage and led a Survivor Series team back in 1989. Known as the Ultimate Warriors, Ultimate Warrior stood by with Shawn Michaels, Marty Jannetty, and Jim Neidhart. On the other side was the Heenan Family (or as I like to call them The Bobby Bunch), led by the famous manager/announcer/wrestler Bobby Heenan along with Andre the Giant, Haku, and Arn Anderson. Towards the end of the match Ultimate Warrior found himself the uncooperative pairing of Anderson and Heenan. Due to not being able to work together, Warrior was able to pick them both off one by one for the big win after a Gorilla Press Slam on both stars.
The 2003 vs 2005 poll