WWF debut for Flash Funk, who had wrestled the final match of his original ECW run as 2 Cold Scorpio the night before at ECW November to Remember 1996. He wore a red and yellow outfit so that Jim Ross could take a shot at Hulk Hogan by saying, "The red and yellow never looked so good at the Garden."
The Vader/Faarooq/Fake Razor/Fake Diesel-Yokozuna/Savio Vega/Flash Funk/Jimmy Snuka match was Snuka's one-match return after a 3-year absence, the debut of the original Nation of Domination and the only Survivor Series elimination match in history to have no survivors.
The trivia item below may give away important plot points.
Shawn Michaels lost the WWE title in the main event at this show, held at Madison Square Garden. The next time Survivor Series took place in the same arena, six years later, Michaels would win his forth World title, in the show's main event.