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The very first Survivor Series event took place way back in 1987. Originally, the concept was very simple. Teams of 4 or 5 men/women would band together and attempt to eliminate – one-by-one – their opponents. Whomever was left standing at the end would be declared a survivor. If only a single person was left remaining, they would be decreed a ‘Sole Survivor’, something which was designed to put them over.
As the years progressed, the then-wwf moved away from the team-based premise and started presenting more standard matches on the Pay-Per-View. 1992 marked the first time the show didn’t finish with a traditional Survivor Series elimination match. Instead, Bret Hart faced Shawn Michaels in a singles bout to close out the show.
- Jamie Kennedy
Submission holds are an integral part of professional wrestling, despite how it changes over time. Some of the greatest wrestlers of all time, such as Bret Hart, Kurt Angle, Bob Backlund, Daniel Bryan and many others, have relied on such holds as their finishing maneuvers, instead of the usual grapple moves or strike attacks.
Some submission holds are simple, holding one part of the body and stretching it as much as possible. Others are a bit more complex, and require both user and victim to be in specific positions for the hold to work perfectly.
In a previous article on WhatCulture.com, a fellow writer submitted what they considered the deadliest submission holds ever:
That list contains many well-known submission holds that will not be seen on this list. They are: the Ankle Lock, Camel Clutch, Last Chancery, Iron Claw, Stepover Toehold, Crossface, Bearhug, Figure-4 Leglock, Sleeper Hold, »
- Alexander Podgorski
Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Big Daddy Cool has had a remarkable career. Kevin Nash’s name is synonymous with controversy, even as recently as last month when his name made headlines in mainstream media for an arrest related to a family dispute. Over the course of his career, Big Sexy has been called many unflattering names for various reasons by small-minded wrestling fans and bitter wrestlers alike.
But one name he should be called is “Hall of Famer.”
The former WWE Champion and five-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion may have his detractors, but there is no question that he belongs in the WWE Hall of Fame beside many of the legends who have already been immortalised with the honor. The combination of being an intelligent and charismatic individual has allowed Nash to forge a prominent place in the wrestling business that has endured for over twenty years. »
- Eric Delgado
The 1993 Royal Rumble was a bit of a transitional event for WWE. The roster was very different from a year earlier because some of those guys were on short term deals while others were gone because WWE had to clean house due to the steroid investigation trial they were involved in.
It was a year where Bret Hart walked into the show as the WWE Champion. A year earlier he was in the Ic Title picture. He won the WWE Title for the first time in September 1992 and the company was ready to build around him as the new WWE Champion.
Yokozuna went into the Royal Rumble match as a heavy favourite. He only debuted in WWE a few months earlier and had one PPV match before the Rumble. Just based on his size, people just knew he was going to be a big deal in WWE.
- John Canton
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