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10 Worst Survivor Series Events Ever, Ranked

Survivor Series is one of the "big four" WWE pay-per-views, along with WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, and SummerSlam.

Over the years, fans have been treated to plenty of wonderful memories and spectacular matches on the Survivor Series stage. It marks the one time of the year where we get to see superstars from both brands compete against one another all in a single night.

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But even though we've seen a plethora of great matches over the years, WWE fans have unfortunately had to witness some terrible and extremely anti-climatic Survivor Series pay-per-views.

Here is a look at the 10 worst Survivor Series shows in WWE history.

10 Survivor Series 2015

This event could have been a whole lot better if Seth Rollins, unfortunately, hadn't suffered an ACL tear several weeks earlier. In WWE's defense, they basically had to change up the main event picture entirely after his injury.

WWE held two semifinal matches to determine who would square off for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Roman Reigns wound up defeating Dean Ambrose in the main event to become the new champion. However, Sheamus came out and cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to become the new champion, which left a sour ending on a mediocre show.

At least we got to see the Brothers of Destruction reunite in a match against The Wyatt Family?

9 Survivor Series 1999

Fans were excited to see Steve Austin go up against The Rock and Triple H in the main event for the WWE Championship. But the Texas Rattlesnake needed surgery on his neck, so in the storyline, he was hit by a vehicle and taken away in hospital.

That set the stage for an unimpressive and lackluster event. Though Triple H, Big Show, and The Rock put on a pretty good show in the main event (won by Big Show), everything else was pretty disappointing.

There weren't any true "wow" moments that stole the show. Obviously, Austin's absence hurt, but it was a silly decision by WWE to hype him up for the show despite knowing that he wouldn't wrestle in it.

8 Survivor Series 1991

This event belonged on the comedy channel more than anything else.

The 1991 Survivor Series event featured only six bouts on the card - with four of them being elimination tag matches. They included campy characters like The Mountie, Earthquake, IRS, and Typhoon.

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Undertaker would defeat Hulk Hogan to become the new World Heavyweight Champion, but the match quality wasn't exactly terrific. But it at least marked one of the early moments in his rise to main event status.

7 Survivor Series 2010

The card was full of promising and intriguing matches, but the execution of the event was quite terrible. Edge and Kane fought to a draw in their World Heavyweight Championship match, which was quite the insult to fan intelligence.

Randy Orton and Wade Barrett squared off in the main event, but this match was a giant disappointment - with the Viper emerging victorious. There was also the ridiculous storyline that saw John Cena get "fired" since Barrett had lost. That obviously didn't end up being the case, so what was the point of adding that stipulation?

6 Survivor Series 2006

Let's see here. A couple of eh-okay five-on-five tag team matches, a Mr. Kennedy vs. Undertaker showdown that didn't really impress much and oh, an anti-climatic main event match.

Batista faced King Booker for the World Heavyweight Championship. The stipulation said that if the former had lost, he wouldn't be able to challenge Booker T for the championship again. That made it obvious that Batista would win.

There were so many future Hall of Famers working this show: Triple H, Shawn Michaels, King Booker, Batista, Randy Orton, Kane, Randy Orton, and John Cena. But somehow, WWE found a way to bore us more than excite us.

5 Survivor Series 2016

Aside from an exciting 5-on-5 Team Raw vs. Team SmackDown match, there weren't really any high-quality bouts to enjoy here.

The main event between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg (wrestling his first WWE match in 12 years) ended in just 1:26, with the Beast Incarnate getting squashed. Sure, it was a nice nostalgic moment for the long-time Goldberg fans, but you can't stay it was a top-tier main event showdown.

Oh, and Survivor Series lasted four hours, which is simply way too long for a non-WrestleMania pay-per-view. This simply wasn't necessary

4 Survivor Series 1997

If you move aside the excellent Steve Austin-Owen Hart Intercontinental Championship match, then Survivor Series 1997 in Montreal was simply one to forget about forever.

This marked the infamous Montreal Screwjob incident, where Vince McMahon double-crossed Bret Hart in his own country, against real-life foe Shawn Michaels. It's a shame because Hart simply deserved better - and the main event was shaping up to be an all-time classic between two WWE Hall of Famers.

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The Fans in Montreal were utterly disgusted, and so were the many fans who purchased this pay-per-view. It was an ugly moment where backstage politics ruined a special treat for the viewers.

3 Survivor Series 2000

The Rock's match against Rikishi was forgettable, for starters. Most of the mid-card matches failed to impressive as well, although Kurt Angle and Undertaker deserve credit for putting together a fine WWE Championship match.

But the main event between Steve Austin and Triple H is the main reason why we have Survivor Series 2000 this high. They fought for 25 minutes, and the match was taken outside of the ring. With Triple H inside a car, Austin used a forklift to scoop it up before dropping it straight to the ground.

The match ended in a no-contest ruling. So much for an exciting main event between two of WWE's top stars.

2 Survivor Series 2013

This event saw the lowest PPV buys for a Survivor Series event and WWE fans simply picked the right year to save money. The show was a major letdown from start to finish, with zero matches to get fully excited about.

John Cena's World Heavyweight Championship match with Alberto Del Rio went on for way too long. The main event showdown between Randy Orton and Big Show for the WWE Championship was anything but a true "main event" match.

The storylines here lacked overall excitement, and it just looked like WWE was throwing everything together at the last minute.

1 Survivor Series 1994

For starters, the card was way too short with only five matches. And of course, none of them really did much to entertain the fans or viewers from home.

Three of the matches were elimination tag team bouts, none of which really had much more to offer. The Bob Backlund vs. Bret Hart match was full of hype, but the controversial finish left fans with nothing but pure disappointment.

The main event between Yokozuna and The Undertaker? Once again, there was little to enjoy here. Having Chuck Norris as the special guest referee was fun and all, but didn't do much to save this forgettable Survivor Series event. It's simply one that we would just love to erase from our minds for good.

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