Novembers to Remember

Posted: November 4, 2005 in Favorites

Now, it is Novemeber. The month preceding to the month of Jesus, Presents, My Birthday and the End. – The end of the year. But, in this time, we have put the Halloween stuff in the boxes for next October and now starting up for the holidays. Already, I am seeing christmas stuff up early in stores! That’s interesting. Also, this month is about giving thanks, or Thanksgiving. And don’t forget about the turkey, NFL Football, and the unoffical start of the christmas season. Plus, we cannot forget our Veterans. Every November 11th, this day is set aside for the Men and Women who made sacrifies to defend this country. So when you see a vet, tell them thanks. Also, with me being a wrestling fan, November means one thing: Survivor Series.  Remember back in the day when Survivor Series was an annual Thanksgiving Eve Tradition? I mean, you get home, and you order the pay-per-view, and you watch. That simple. I can recall some Survivor Series events of The Undertaker defeating Hulk Hogan and winning his first title in 1991 in Detroit. (BTW, Ric Flair helped) Also, in 1992, there was The Undertaker beating Kamala in the first ever Casket Match, plus, Yokozuna made his debut, and it was the first time that Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels first met in a Champion vs Champion Match. This year also marked Bret’s first title run as WWE Champion. Between 1993-1994, remember the Doinks?, also the all-americans, and the beginning incident of Owen Hart beginning to turn heel? Plus, there was a rematch of the Undertaker/Yokozuna feud, with Chuck Norris in a casket match, and Bob Backlund suprising everyone by beating Bret Hart in a Submission Match for the title. Sadly for Bob, his title reign was short lived. Between 1995-1997, the survivor series had a match which was my favorite which involved a wildcard match, in which Shawn Michaels team beat Dean Douglas’ team. The wildcard match pitted the heels and faces on the same side against each other. Plus The Undertaker’s team of the Darkside defeated Jerry Lawlers team of the Royals 4-0, and it was also the first time that the women’s division had their teams on their own from Japan. Remember the name of Goldust. He also made his debut at the Series in ’95. In November of ’97, the Montreal Incident took place that year in which at the time Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart faced each other for the last time, this time Bret was leaving the WWE to go to WCW. When Shawn locked the sharpshooter on to the Hitman, Earl Hebner gave the signal to ring the bell and to stop the match. (Actually, it was Vince McMahon’s idea) Man, the crowd was upset in disbelief. For the first time, this spelled doom for the city because the Bell Centre, (formally called the Molston Centre), will always be the site where the Montreal Screw Job of 1997 took place. Now, it has been 8 years, and I think the Hitman and Vince moved on from the incident.
This year the survivor series will take place in Detroit once again. Will the Undertaker show up and wreak havoc on the Ortons?, (BTW, this will be the Deadman’s 15th Anniversary in the WWE) Will Raw and Smackdown do damage, How will John Cena and Batista represent? Would the GM’s of Bischoff and Long fight in the ring, Does Vince and the Family have a new plan to thart the foundation of the WWE? I’ll guess we’ll never know.

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