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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

1949

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

1956

Kansas City, Kansas:

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

- Gene Stanlee defeated Bobby Lane

1972

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

1986

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

1991

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

1994

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

1996

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

1998

Columbus, Ohio:

- Duane Gill defeated Christian for the WWF Light Heavyweight Title

2002

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

2011

Orlando, Florida:

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

2018

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