Survivor Series made its debut in 1987, becoming the second annual WWE PPV after WrestleMania, and has been a November tradition ever since. In three decades since it was created, Survivor Series has seen more than its share of huge debuts, spectacular matches, and events which changed the course of wrestling forever, making it one of the most important parts of WWE history. With that in mind, we’ve gathered up some of the greatest moments to ever happen at WWE’s second-oldest PPV, so that you can enjoy a trip down memory lane.
13. 1994 – Backlund Wins
Bob Backlund defeating Bret Hart in a shocking upset to win the WWF Championship at Survivor Series 1994 was important for a few reasons. First of all, it set a record for most time between World Title wins that has not yet been surpassed, with Backlund’s previous reign ending in 1983, an astounding 3985 days earlier. Secondly, it lasted a whole three days, at which point Backlund lost the title in eight whole seconds to Diesel, at a live event in Madison Square Garden. This transitional reign kicked off WWF’s “New Generation” era, with Diesel at the forefront, and is generally considered a low point for the company in nearly every respect, as Diesel became known as the lowest-drawing WWF champion in company history, eventually dropping the belt back to Bret Hart a year later, once again, at Survivor Series.