This year the WWE celebrates the 20th anniversary of the first ever Survivor Series. Here is a look back at some of the best and worst moments from Survivor Series 1987.
Best Matches of Survivor Series 1987
Team Savage vs. Team Honkytonk – At the time the Macho Man Randy Savage and the Honkytonk Man were in a heated feud over the Intercontinental Title and Honkytonk Man even threatened Miss Elizabeth. The Macho Man Randy Savage and his teammates Ricky Steamboat and Jake Roberts easily took care of team Honkytonk.
Team Hulk Hogan vs. Team Andre – 1987 was the year of the epic Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant feud. At Wrestlemania Hulk Hogan pinned Andre the Giant and the Survivor Series match would be the first meeting between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant since the Wrestlemania match. Hulk Hogan would be eliminated, but by countout and Andre the Giant’s team would win.
Worst Matches of Survivor Series 1987
Tag Team Match – The tag team Survivor Series match featured 10 tag teams, five on each side for a total of 10 vs. 10. There were way too many people on the ring apron and it was very distracting.
Women’s Match – The 5 on 5 women’s match at Survivor Series had some high points but overall the match was very slow and too long.
Best Performers at Survivor Series 1987
Rick Rude – In the main event of Survivor Series 1987 there were a ton of hulking large wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, King Kong Bundy and One Man Gang. It was Rick Rude’s job to bring the workrate to the match and Rick Rude bumped around the ring like nobody’s business.
Jumping Bomb Angels – The women’s match at the 1987 Survivor Series was pretty slow but it always picked up when one of the Jumping Bomb Angels were in the ring. The Jumping Bomb Angels were like the Rockers of the women’s division and had aerial moves that none of the other women did.
Bam Bam Bigelow – Hulk Hogan might have been the team captain but Bam Bam Bigelow was the star in the main event. Down 2 wrestlers to 3 Bam Bam was triple teamed but eluded Andre the Giant to get the hot tag to Hulk Hogan. Hulk Hogan ruined it by getting eliminated and Bam Bam then had to take on three men bigger than him by himself. Bam Bam Bigelow single handedly eliminated One Man Gang and King Kong Bundy but couldn’t defeat Andre the Giant.
Worst Performers at Survivor Series 1987
Bolsheviks – The Bolsheviks were useless in the tag team Survivor Series match. They really should have cut some of the teams out.
Ron Bass – Honkytonk Man’s Survivor Series team as a whole was pretty lousy but Ron Bass was the worst of the worst.
Best Moments at Survivor Series 1987
Jumping Bomb Angels win – The Jumping Bomb Angels added life to the women’s match and the upset win got a good reaction from the crowd.
Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant – It didn’t end with either man pinning the other but the main event helped add to the feud between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant.
Worst Moments at Survivor Series 1987
Tag Team Ending – The tag team Survivor Series match had several great teams like Demolition, the Hart Foundation, Strike Force and the British Bulldogs. So why did the match end with the last three teams being the Islanders, the Killer Bees and the Young Stallions?
Moolah weighs 161 – Never ask a woman her weight and definitely never announce it to the crowd. The announcer said that the Fabulous Moolah weighed in at 161 pounds. I don’t know if it’s true or not but Moolah sure didn’t seem pleased.