10 Overlooked WWE Survivor Series Classics

Remember when matches used to have stakes? Man, what a time...

9. Shelton Benjamin Vs. Christian (2004)

Shelton benjamin christian survivor series 2004

After a series of breakout performances against Triple H, Ric Flair and Randy Orton in the spring of '04, Shelton Benjamin won his first major singles title by beating Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho at Taboo Tuesday (after being selected as Y2J's opponent via a fan vote). 

His first major test came in the form of Christian, a former Intercontinental Champion in his own right and someone who was looking to regain momentum after having sat on the shelf with an injury during the summer. 

Both are great workers and did their best to steal the show, Benjamin's athleticism impressing but Captain Charisma using his ring savvy to counter it. 

The two went back and forth and dug deep into their respective arsenals, Christian hitting a reverse Tornado DDT and Impaler while Benjamin unleased a Springboard Blockbuster and Slingshot Reverse Suplex, all of which registered only two counts. 

In the end, Benjamin eked it after seeing off interference by 'Problem Solver' Tyson Tomko and catching Christian with an Exploder Suplex. 

Just a solid, exciting wrestling match and a great showcase for two perennially underutilised performers. 

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