WWE, the largest wrestling promotion in the world, is famous for organizing various Premium Live Events throughout the year for its huge fanbase. One of those events is the Survivor Series, also known as Survivor Series: WarGames.
The Survivor Series is a pay-per-view event produced by WWE since 1987. In addition to that, it is also among the five biggest events produced by the Stamford-based promotion in a year. The other four are Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, Money in the Bank, and SummerSlam.
Meanwhile, the Survivor Series has been credited by many to feature several top-level matches and interesting segments. However, besides that, the PPV event is also famous for one more thing, which is the debut of WWE Legends.
Here are the WWE stars who made their debut at Survivor Series PLE
Debuts in wrestling have always been special; however, the Survivor Series Premium Live Event produced by WWE marked the debut of several superstars who later went on to create milestones in the world of wrestling.
4. The Undertaker
The Undertaker made his onscreen debut at the 1990 Survivor Series, which took place on November 22, 1990. At the event, The Undertaker teamed up with Ted DiBiase, Greg Valentine, and The Honky Tonk Man. The team of The Deadman then defeated the team of Dusty Rhodes, Bret Hart, Koko B. Ware, and Jim Neidhart in a 4-on-4 Survivor Series match.
Following that, The Undertaker became one of the most legendary pro wrestlers of all time. He showcased excellent skills inside the ring and entertained the fans while performing in WWE for three decades. It is mentionable that his retirement from pro wrestling also took place at a Survivor Series event, i.e., Survivor Series 2020.
3. The Rock
Another WWE legend who made his debut at the Survivor Series PPV event is The Rock. His onscreen debut occurred at the 1996 Survivor Series, which took place on November 17, 1996. At the event, The Rock debuted with the name of Rocky Maivia.
At the event, The Rock teamed up with The Stalker, Marc Mero, and Jake Roberts. The team of Dwayne Johnson defeated the teams of Triple H, Goldust, Crush, and Jerry Lawler in a 4-on-4 Survivor Series elimination match. This was when The Rock first stepped foot in WWE, and the rest became history.
2. The Shield (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose)
Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose also made their onscreen main roster debuts at Survivor Series 2012. The event took place on November 18, 2012, and the trio debuted with the name ‘The Shield‘.
Reigns, Rollins, and Ambrose made their debut during the Triple Threat match between CM Punk, John Cena, and Ryback. The Shield came out through the crowd and created havoc in the main event of the night. Since then, the three Superstars have made a huge name for themselves in the world of pro wrestling.
1. Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle also made his in-ring debut at Survivor Series 1999, which took place on November 14, 1999. The debut of the WWE legend was a simple one, as he faced Shawn Stasiak in a singles match. Not only that, he also bagged a victory against his opponent.
However, while his debut was simple, his run in WWE was extraordinary. He channeled exceptional skills inside the ring and won several championships. In fact, he has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, he has now taken his retirement from pro wrestling, but his legacy will last forever.
With that, these are the names of the WWE legends who impressed the world with their debuts at the Survivor Series pay-per-view event. Meanwhile, there are several editions of the PLE that are yet to come. It will be really interesting to see which blockbuster debuts take place at the upcoming Survivor Series events.