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

Rock Debut

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Kansas City, Kansas:
- World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz beat Ernie Dusek 2 falls to 0
- Joe Dusek and Mike Sharpe drew 
- Ben Sharpe beat Ben Morgan
- Karl Davis defeated Babe Zaharias 


Kansas City, Kansas:
- In a match for the Central State title: Richard Brown defeated Dr. Lee Grable to win title 
- Gene Stanlee defeated Bobby Lane


Denver, Colorado:
- Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch beat The Crusher & Billy Robinson in 2 out of 3 falls
- Wahoo McDaniel beat Ivan Koloff 
- Superstar Billy Graham beat George Scott 
- Lani Kealoha (Jimmy Snuka) beat Larry Hennig by DQ


Fort Worth, Texas:
- Lance Von Erich & The Dingo Warrior (Ultimate Warrior) defeated Matt Borne & Master Gee (subbing for Buzz Sawyer) to win the World Class Championship Wrestling Tag Team Titles

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Tracy Smothers beat Dennis Hall
- Boy Tony beat The Killer via forfeit
- The Ninja beat Pat Tanaka
- The Rock-n-Roll RPMs DDQ Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto
- Paul Diamond beat Tojo Yamamoto
- Jeff Jarrett & Billy Joe Travis beat The Sheepherders (Boyd & Bigfoot) to win the Southern Tag Team Titles
- Giant Hillbilly beat Goliath to win the CWA Super Heavyweight Title
- Big Bubba beat 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 disqualification
- Manny Fernandez defeated Wahoo McDaniel in a Texas Death Match
- Brad Armstrong, NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Big Bubba, Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey via disqualification


Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Arachnaman pinned Mike Graham
- Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip
- Bobby Eaton pinned 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 Zbyzsko via disqualification
- WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Bill Kazmaier
- WCW US Champion Sting defeated Cactus Jack in a steel cage match


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Osamu Nishimura pinned Devon Storm
- Doink (Mike Maraldo) pinned Abbuda Singh (Boo Bradley)
- Cowabunga theNinja Turtle (Mark Curtis) pinned Jim Cornette
- Johnny Gunn pinned Derrik Domino
- SMW Champ The Dirty White Boy pinned Scotty Flamingo
- Tracy Smothers beat Chris Candido in a "ladder" match
- The Rock-n-Roll Express beat 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/ Zebakiah), the Sultan (w/ the Iron Sheik) & Salvatore Sincere in an elimination match 
- Doug Furnas, Phil LaFon, Henry & Phinneas 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 (The Rock's WWF TV debut match)
- Bret Hart defeated Steve Austin
- Savio Vega, Yokozuna, Flash Funk & Jimmy Snuka (mystery partner) fought 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 capture the Cruiserweight Title
- Victoria defeated Trish Stratus in a hardcore match to capture the WWE Women's Title
- Big Show defeated Brock Lesnar to capture 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 capture the World Heavyweight Title


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


NXT Takeover War Games: Los Angeles, California:
- Matt Riddle pinned Kassius Ohno
- Shayna Baszler beat Kairi Sane to keep the women’s title in a 2/3 fall match
- Aleister Black pinned Johnny Gargano
- Tommaso Ciampa retained the NXT title beating Velveteen Dream
- Ricochet & Pete Dunne & War Raiders beat Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish