Counting Down The All Time Championship Matches In Survivor Series History
Survivor Series Championship Gems
As we are fast approaching the 2012 Survivor Series, not only are we getting ready to experience the Thanksgiving classic, but we are also getting ready for a bit time world championship match as well. WWE Champion CM Punk vs Ryback vs John Cena in a triple threat match for the WWE Championship. John Cena has been nursing a shoulder injury for the past couple of months and is also involved in an angle with AJ (shocker) and Vicki Guerrero. However, this isn't stopping Cena on his focus to once again claim ownership of the WWE Championship. Ryback on the other hand, had his championship dreams taken from him as he was screwed out of winning the WWE title at the "Hell In A Cell" PPV due to referee Brad Maddox. Ryback is looking for redemption for that ill fated night. This is the main focus on Sunday. The WWE Championship. Traditionally, the WWE Championship match at survivor series has raised a lot of eye brows in the past and left us with something to talk about for days on end. The most remembered and talked about WWE Championship match, hands down is from the 1997 WWF Survivor Series pitting Shawn Michaels vs Bret "The Hitman" Hart, in what would be known as "The Montreal Screwjob" which changed the wrestling world forever. So needless to say, the WWE Championship has a very strong lineage at Survivor Series. In honor and recognition of this topic, this is a list compiled of the top 10 Championship matches in Survivor Series History. Please enjoy! Maurice D. Proffit is a Writer For Rant Sports
#10.) Stratusfaction Gets Hardcore!
(2002) Trish Stratus (champion) vs Victoria for the WWE Womens Championship in a Hardcore Rules match (Winner: Victoria: New Champ)
#9.) Six Of The Best In The Garden. Guerreros Shine!
(2002) Eddie Guerrero and Chavo vs Edge and Rey Mysterio vs Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle (champions) for the WWE Tag Team Championship in a triple threat Tag team elimination match (Winners: Eddie and Chavo, new champs)
#8.) It Takes Some Hart To Stop An 18 Wheeler
(1995) Bret “The Hitman” Hart vs "Big Daddy Cool" Diesel (champion) for the WWE Championship (Winner: Bret Hart, New Champ)
#7.) Its All About The Benjamins Baby!
(2004) Shelton Benjamin (champion) vs Christian for the WWE Intercontinental Championship (Winner: Shelton Benjamin, retains)
#6.) The Animal Finally Overcomes The Dead Man
(2007) Batista vs The Undertaker (champion) for the World Heavyweight Championship in a Hell In a Cell match (Winner: Batista: New Champ)
#5.) The Dudleys Bring Unity To The WWF and WCW Tag Belts
(2001) WCW Tag Team Champions The Dudley Boys vs WWF Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boys in a Tag Team Unification championship steel cage match (Winners: The Dudley Boys, New unified Champions)
#4.) Some Punk Steals Gold From A Millionaire In The Garden
(2011) CM Punk vs Alberto Del Rio (champion) for the WWE Championship (Winner: CM Punk, New Champion)
#3.) Hart vs Michaels: The Saga Begins.
(1992) Bret “The Hitman” Hart (champion) vs Shawn Michaels (Intercontinental Champion) for the WWF Championship (Winner: Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Retains)
#2.) The Golden Triangle
(2009) John Cena (Champion) vs Shawn Michaels vs Triple H for the WWE Championship in a Triple Threat Match (Winner: John Cena, retains)
#1.) SID. Master And Ruler Of The World
(1996) Sycho Sid vs Shawn Michaels (champion) for the WWF Championship (winner: Sid, New Champion)