Survivor Series is the third biggest show of the year. That’s my opinion. You take all of the memorable moments of a WrestleMania, the traditional stipulation match that the Royal Rumble boasts, stick them in a blender together and you get the thing that sends WWE off for its winter hibernation – you know, the part of the year when absolutely nobody watches.
Survivor Series’ birth was a bit of a WTF Moment in its own right, as Vince McMahon needed an event to go head-to-head with Starrcade. The WTF Moment of it all wasn’t the inception of the show itself, it’s that fact that Vince told any cable companies that if they aired Starrcade over his shiny new show, they wouldn’t be offered the chance to air the following year’s WrestleMania. I think Chandler Bing would normally say “WHOOOOOOPA” right about now…
Being the third biggest event in WWE’s calendar, those fabled double crooked letters have provided us with many a memorable moment over the past 31 years – many of them shocking as they were epic. We’re going to focus on the more shocking moments in the following list, ranging from unexpected returns, baffling debuts, and absolute nonsense happening in a match. Here are the 10 biggest WTF Moments in Survivor Series history…
10. The Cerebral Numpty
I still don’t know whether to crap or wind my watch a year removed from this bemusing finish happening – and I don’t even know what to crap or wind my watch even means. I’ve just heard Stone Cold Steve Austin mention it on a number of occasions.
Towards the end of last year’s traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series tag team match, Triple H thought to himself ‘bloody hell, I’m not the centre of attention here. A member of the current generation is threatening to steal my spotlight. MY Spotlight?! How dare he! PASS THE SHOVEL!’
It was all going so well until The Game thought he had to mess with every single person watching last year’s show, including a certain Monster Among Men who didn’t come out of this looking good whatsoever.
- Kurt Angle turned on and buried – WrestleMania feud set up in the process as HHH seemingly had turned his back on Raw and align with SmackDown Live.
- And then rather bewilderingly, Shane McMahon turned on and buried – an awkward Christmas 2017 dinner in the offing.
That’s the Triple H show, everybody. Why can’t the wholesome father figure we see in NXT stay that way on the main roster?