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Daily Pro Wrestling History (11/17): The Rock debuts at WWF Survivor Series 1996

Sid Vicious, The Big Show and Shawn Michaels all won WWE championships on this day as well.
Rock Debut


Kansas City, Kansas:

- World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated Ernie Dusek 2 falls to 0

- Joe Dusek vs. Mike Sharpe went to a draw

- Ben Sharpe defeated Ben Morgan

- Karl Davis defeated Babe Zaharias


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Richard Brown defeated Dr. Lee Grable to win the Central State title

- Gene Stanlee defeated Bobby Lane


Denver, Colorado:

- Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch defeated The Crusher & Billy Robinson in 2 out of 3 falls

- Wahoo McDaniel defeated Ivan Koloff

- Superstar Billy Graham defeated George Scott

- Lani Kealoha (Jimmy Snuka) defeated Larry Hennig by DQ


Fort Worth, Texas:

- Lance Von Erich & The Dingo Warrior (Ultimate Warrior) defeated Matt Borne & Master Gee to win the World Class Championship Wrestling Tag Team Titles

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Tracy Smothers defeated Dennis Hall

- Boy Tony defeated The Killer via forfeit

- The Ninja defeated Pat Tanaka

- The Rock n' Roll RPMs vs. Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto went to a draw

- Paul Diamond defeated Tojo Yamamoto

- Jeff Jarrett & Billy Joe Travis defeated The Sheepherders (Boyd & Bigfoot) to win the Southern Tag Team Titles

- Giant Hillbilly defeated Goliath to win the CWA Super Heavyweight Title

- Big Bubba defeated Jerry Lawler via DQ

Fayetteville, North Carolina:

- Don Kernodle defeated John Savage

- Bill Dundee defeated Tony Zane

- The Barbarian defeated Keith Patterson

- Jimmy Valiant defeated Rick Rude via DQ

- Manny Fernandez defeated Wahoo McDaniel in a Texas Death Match

- Brad Armstrong and NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Big Bubba, Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey via DQ


Greensboro, North Carolina:

- Arachnaman defeated Mike Graham

- Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip

- Bobby Eaton defeated the Diamond Studd

- Dustin Rhodes defeated Thomas Rich

- Big Josh & WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman defeated Richard Morton & Terrence Taylor

- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko via DQ

- WCW World Champion Lex Luger defeated Bill Kazmaier

- WCW US Champion Sting defeated Cactus Jack in a steel cage match


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Osamu Nishimura defeated Devon Storm

- Doink (Mike Maraldo) defeated Abbuda Singh (Boo Bradley)

- Cowabunga The Ninja Turtle (Mark Curtis) defeated Jim Cornette

- Johnny Gunn defeated Derek Domino

- SMW Champ The Dirty White Boy defeated Scotty Flamingo

- Tracy Smothers defeated Chris Candido in a ladder match

- The Rock n' Roll Express defeated SMW Tag Champs The Gangstas via DQ


WWF Survivor Series | Madison Square Garden:

- Bart Gunn, Jesse James, Aldo Montoya & Bob Holly defeated Billy Gunn, Justin Bradshaw (w/ Zebekiah), The Sultan (w/ the Iron Sheik) & Salvatore Sincere in an elimination match

- Doug Furnas, Phil LaFon, Henry & Phineas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) defeated Marty Jannetty, Leif Cassidy, WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (w/ Clarence Mason) in an elimination match

- The Undertaker defeated Mankind

- Marc Mero (w/ Sable), Barry Windham, Rocky Maivia & Jake Roberts (sub. for Mark Henry) defeated WWF IC Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Goldust (w/ Marlena), Crush & Jerry Lawler in an elimination match

- Bret Hart defeated Steve Austin

- Savio Vega, Yokozuna, Flash Funk & Jimmy Snuka vs. Farooq (w/ Clarence Mason), Vader (w/ Jim Cornette), Razor Ramon II & Diesel II to a draw in an elimination match

- Sid Vicious defeated Shawn Michaels to win the WWF World Heavyweight Title


Columbus, Ohio:

- Duane Gill defeated Christian for the WWF Light Heavyweight Title


WWE Survivor Series | New York City:

- Billy Kidman defeated Jamie Noble to win the Cruiserweight Title

- Victoria defeated Trish Stratus in a hardcore match to win the WWE Women's Title

- Big Show defeated Brock Lesnar to win the WWE World Title

- Eddie & Chavo Guerrero defeated Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. and Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit in a three-way elimination match to capture the Smackdown WWE World Tag Titles

- Shawn Michaels defeated Triple H, Chris Jericho, Kane, Booker T and Rob Van Dam in the Elimination Chamber to win the World Heavyweight Title


Orlando, Florida:

- Matt Morgan & Crimson defeated Mexican America to win the TNA World Tag Team Titles


NXT Takeover WarGames | Los Angeles, California:

- Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno

- Shayna Baszler defeated Kairi Sane to keep the women’s title in a two out of three falls match

- Aleister Black defeated Johnny Gargano

- NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa defeated Velveteen Dream to retained the title

- Ricochet, Pete Dunne & War Raiders defeated Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish