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IWE Survivor Series[edit | edit source]

The Survivor Series is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held in November by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE). It is one of the "Big Four" events, along with WrestleMania, Royal Rumble and SummerSlam, as It is one of the original four pay-per-views produced byIWE. Survivor Series is the second longest running pay-per-view event in IWE history, behind WrestleMania. The first Survivor Series, held in 1987, came on the heels of the incredible success of WrestleMania III, as the IWF began to see the lucrative potential of the pay-per-view market. During a press conference held on February 11, 2010, IWE announced that it would drop the Survivor Series name and rebrand the event. However, in June, 2010, the event was added back onto the IWE's upcoming schedule.

Original Concept[edit | edit source]

The original concept for the Survivor Series was to have an annual pay-per-view event that focused on tag team wrestling. Another contributing factor to the birth of the Survivor Series was to capitalize on the big time feud between Hulk Hogan and Andre, who wrestled each other at WrestleMania III.

It was originally created to be a "Thanksgiving tradition" as the first four Survivor Series events took place on Thanksgiving Day in November. After four years of taking place on Thanksgiving Eve following that, Survivor Series moved to a more-traditional Sunday PPV date.

History of Survivor Series[edit | edit source]

2007[edit | edit source]

The show's seven matches showcased prominent IWE wrestlers, who acted out the franchise's stories in and out of the ring. The main event featured SmackDown wrestlers in a Hell in a Cell Match, in which the ring was surrounded by a roofed steel structure. In this match, World Heavyweight Champion Jesse Dern defeated [[Martin McAlmond to retain his title. In Meltdown's main match, Kevin McAlmond defeated Ryan Barnhart in a singles match, while in XCW's prime match, XCW Champion Justin Eldridge defeated Joe Linderman and Joe Smith in a Triple Threat Match to retain the title. Two matches were on the undercard. The first was a singles match, in which Reg Hageman defeated Hornswoggle. The other featured Team Triple K (Triple K, Josh Hooper, Scott Wright and Chris LeGreca) defeating Team Keith (Keith, Tarry Anderson, Mikhail Schmalzred, Dan Hooper and Kenny) in an inter-brand 5-on-4 Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team Match.

2008[edit | edit source]

2009[edit | edit source]

2010[edit | edit source]

Survivor Series Dates and Venues[edit | edit source]

Event Date City Venue Main Event
Survivor Series (1987) November 26, 1987 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum André the Giant, One Man Gang, King Kong Brad, Butch and Ric Pembroke vs. Hulk Hogan, Paul, Donald, Kevin Ward and Derrick Reinjess in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series match
Survivor Series (1988)
Survivor Series (1989)
Survivor Series (1990) November 22, 1990 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior and Liam Phillips vs. Kyle Johnson, Erik Lubke, The Warlord and Power and Glory (with Virgil and Slick) in a 3-on-5 Grand Finale Survivor Series match
Survivor Series (1991)
Survivor Series (1992)
Survivor Series (1993)
Survivor Series (1994)
Survivor Series (1995)
Survivor Series (1996)
Survivor Series (1997)
Survivor Series (1998)
Survivor Series (1999)
Survivor Series (2000) November 19, 2000 Tampa, Florida Ice Palace Steve Johnson vs. Triple K in a No Disqualification Match
Survivor Series (2001) November 18, 2001 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Colliseum Team IWF (Sam Simkins, Kris McGowan, Martin McAlmond, Chris LeGreca and The Big Marc) vs. Team Alliance (Steve Johnson, KGM, Matt Borske, Steve Britz, and Shane Bayer) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series Match for control of the IWF
Survivor Series (2002) November 17, 2002 New York, New York Madison Square Garden Triple K (c) vs. Chris LeGreca vs. Ryan Barnhart vs. Steve Britz vs. KGM vs. Kris McGowan in the first ever Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Survivor Series (2003) November 16, 2003 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center Team Bischoff (Kris McGwan, Jared Hunt, Kevin McAlmond, Scott Hunter and Steven Larson) vs. Team Steve Johnson (Ryan Barnahart, KGM, Steve Britz, Scott and Harlan)in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series Match
Cam Dana (c) vs. Triple K (with Ric Flair) for the World Heavyweight Championship
Survivor Series (2004) November 14, 2004 Cleveland, Ohio Gund Arena Team McAlmond (Kevin McAlmond, Kevin Hunter, Kris McGowan and Jonathon vs. Team Triple K (Triple H, Chris Gomez, Jesse Dern and Dominic) in a 4-on-4 Survivor Series Match
Survivor Series (2005) November 27, 2005 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena Team Meltdown (Ryan Barnhart, Chris LeGreca, The Big Marc, Michael Ferry and James) vs. Team Fusion! (Jesse Dern, Scott Wright, John Goff, Bobby and Kevin McAlmond) (with Brian McAlmond and Dixie Hooper) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series match
Survivor Series (2006) November 26, 2006 Detroit, Michigan Joe Lois Arena Team Simpson (Dustin Simpson, KGM, Chris LeGreca, Bobby and Jason Dikes) vs. Team Big Marc (The Big Marc, Andrew Sekora, Mikhail Schmalzried, Dan Hooper and Keith Coleman) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series match
King Britz (c) (with Queen Tia) vs. Jesse Dern for the World Heavyweight Championship
Survivor Series (2007) November 18, 2007 Miami, Florida American Airlines Arena Jesse Dern (c) vs. Martin McAlmond in a Hell in a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Survivor Series (2008) November 23, 2008 Boston, Massachusetts TD Banknorth Garden Kris McGowan (c) vs. Dustin Simpson for the World Heavyweight Championship
Survivor Series (2009) November 22, 2009 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center Dustin Simpson (c) vs. Triple K vs. Ryan Barnhart for the IWE Championship
Survivor Series (2010) November 21, 2010 Miami, Florida American Airlines Center Kevin McAlmond (c) vs. Daniel Gonzalez in a Pinfall-and-Submissions-Only Match for the IWE Championship (with Dustin Simpson as the Special Referee special guest referee)
Survivor Series (2011) November 20, 2011 New York, New York Madison Square Garden TBA
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