He debuted at Survivor Series 1990 and the stipulation for the event was the survivors of each match will represent their team in the main event. Thus Taker did not advance. However if a wrestler debuted today and they get eliminated by count out in their first match, would fans raise all hell or be willing to accept the finish? Granted back then we got much more fuck finishes, more DQ's and count outs. Nowadays people get worked up by a match finishing via rollup. Are fans different or not?