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November 17, 1996 - New York, New York
Madison Square Garden

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* Denotes match 'survivor.'
Free-For-All Match - Survivor Series Match
Bart Gunn*
Bob Holly
Jesse James
Aldo Montoya
def. Billy Gunn
The Sultan
Savatore Sincere
Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw
via Pinfall (10:46)
Notes: Sultan caused Montoya to submit at 3:55, Bart pinned Sincere at 6:55, Bradshaw pinned Holly at 8:35, James pinned Bradshaw at 8:46, and Sultan at 9:44, Billy pinned James at 9:59, and Bart pinned Billy at 10:46 for the win.

Match #1 - Survivor Series Match
Philip LaFon*
Doug Furnas*
"The Godwinns"

(Henry O. Godwinn & Phineas I. Godwinn)
w/Hillbilly Jim
def. Owen Hart
The British Bulldog
"The New Rockers"

(Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy)
w/Clarence Mason
via Pinfall (20:39)
Notes: Henry pinned Jannetty at 8:11, Hart pinned Henry at 8:18, Bulldog pinned Phineas at 9:03, LaFon pinned Cassidy at 13:49, LaFon pinned Bulldog at 17:21, and Furnas pinned Hart at 20:39.

Match #2
The Undertaker def. Mankind
w/Paul Bearer
via Pinfall (14:51)
Notes: Undertaker thought he was Batman or something, and descended from the ceiling wearing some sort of bat wings. There's a reason you never see that on highlight reels. It sucked. Anyway, Paul Bearer was locked in a cage suspended over the ring. When 'Taker pinned Mankind, the cage was lowered but the Executioner came and saved him from the Undertaker.

Match #3 - Survivor Series Match
"Marvelous" Marc Mero
The Stalker
Rocky Maivia*
Jake "The Snake" Roberts

def. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Jerry "The King" Lawler

via Pinfall (23:42)
Notes: Roberts pinned Lawler at 10:00, Goldust pinned Stalker at 12:44, Mero pinned Helmsley at 19:18, Crush pinned Mero at 20:29, Crush pinned Roberts at 20:52, Maivia pinned Crush at 23:12, and Maivia pinned Goldust at 23:42 for the win. Sunny joined commentary, and she and Vince were flirting. Not that I can blame him, Sunny looked as hot as she ever has.

Match #4
Bret "Hitman" Hart def. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin via Pinfall (28:33)
Notes: Hitman showed Steve Austin a thing or two. Austin had the Million Dollar Dream slapped on, but Bret did his kick-off-the-turnbuckle-into-a-pin maneuver. Quite a good match for the two, I must say.

Match #5 - Survivor Series Match
Razor Ramon 2
Diesel 2

w/James E. Cornette, The Nation
DRAW Flash Funk
Savio Vega
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
via DQ (9:42)
Notes: Diesel pinned Vega at 8:29, Snuka pinned Diesel at 9:25 after flying off the tope rope. Diesel 2 ran in with a chair, and then chaos ensued and at 9:42 everyone was DQed.

Match #6 - WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Sycho Sid
def. Shawn Michaels
w/Jose Lothario
via Pinfall (20:00)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Sid said that he would do anything to win the title, and he meant it. He grabbed a TV camera, but instead of hitting Shawn, he turned and clocked Jose Lothario. Jose did his best "I'm having chest pains!" look and rolled around on the floor, distracting Michaels. In Shawn trying to get out of the ring and Sid trying to keep him in the ring, Hebner got knocked down. Shawn made it to Jose, but Sid picked up the TV camera again and this time nailed Shawn with it. One powerbomb later, Sid was the new champion! After shoving some EMTs off of Jose for some reason, Shawn crawled away on his hands and knees. I have to go to MSG one of these days. New York fans are my kind of fans. It was fantastic seeing the crowd turn on Michaels and cheer for Sid.

Commentary:Vince McMahon and Jim Ross
w/Kevin Kelly, Dok Hendrix
Spanish: Carlos Cabrera, Hugo Savinovich
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel
Referees/Officials:Jack Doan, Harvey Whippleman, Mike Chioda, Earl Hebner, Tony Chimel, Mark Yeaton, Dave Hebner, etc.

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