With This Ring #5: Survivor Series

In this edition of With This Ring, Ryan and Cindy discuss some of the greatest Survivor Series matches in history. They have a quick rundown of the history of the event starting as a move against Starrcade and trying to capitalize on Hulk/Andre, talk about how the style of match was different from other events and how much the Invasion flopped. They discuss how 20 guys in a match, and more importantly, 18 guys on the apron are probably too many people while Cindy gets really excited about Paul Roma’s ass. The pair also look at how often Survivor Series matches had high stakes, including can Steve Austin stun people? Also, Sting’s debut and Cindy not understanding what that means. Plus, looking at NXT’s first version of War Games, while looking forward to our own journey to War Games which was a few days away at the time. Come for Paul Roma’s ass and stay for discussions about how the American Airlines Arena bathrooms originally faced the streets. 

Strike Force, Young Stallions, Killer Bees, British Bulldogs & Rougeau Brothers vs. Islanders, Demolition, Hart Foundation, Bolsheviks & New Dream Team – Survivor Series 1987

Chris Jericho, The Rock, Kane, Undertaker & Big Show vs. Steve Austin, Rob Van Dam, Booker T., Kurt Angle & Shane McMahon – Winner Takes All Match – Survivor Series 2001

Chris Jericho, Christian, Mark Henry, Randy Orton & Scott Steiner vs. Booker T, Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley, Rob Van Dam & Shawn Michaels – Survivor Series 2003

John Cena, Big Show, Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan & Ryback vs. Kane, Luke Harper, Mark Henry, Rusev & Seth Rollins – Survivor Series 2014

Undisputed Era vs. Sanity vs. AOP & Rodrick Strong – War Games Match – NXT Takeover: War Games

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