Today In History (11/17): The Rock Debut, Rick Rude Jumps To WCW, Elimination Chamber Debut, Shibata


Katsuyori Shibata (born November 17, 1979) turns 37

Mercedes Martinez (born November 17, 1980) turns 36
WATCH: (Mercedes Martinez vs. April Hunter)
WATCH: (Mercedes Martinez vs. Athena (aka Ember Moon))

WCW Main Event: November 17, 1991

Steve Austin (c) (w/ Lady Blossom) defeats Tracy Smothers to retain the WCW World Television Championship

WWF Survivor Series: November 17, 1996
at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York

- Free for All: Jesse James, Aldo Montoya, Bob Holly, and Bart Gunn defeated The Sultan, Justin Bradshaw, Salvatore Sincere, and Billy Gunn (w/ The Iron Sheik and Uncle Zebekiah) in a Four-on-four Survivor Series elimination match (10:46)
- Doug Furnas, Phil Lafon, Henry Godwinn, and Phineas Godwinn (with Hillbilly Jim) defeated Owen Hart, The British Bulldog, Marty Jannetty, and Leif Cassidy (w/ Clarence Mason) in a Four-on-four Survivor Series elimination match (20:41)
- The Undertaker defeated Mankind (WATCH HERE)
- Marc Mero, Rocky Maivia, Jake Roberts, and The Stalker (w/ Sable) defeated Crush, Jerry Lawler, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, and Goldust (w/ Marlena) in a Four-on-four Survivor Series elimination match (23:44) (WATCH HERE)
- Bret Hart defeated Steve Austin
- Faarooq, Vader, Fake Razor Ramon, and Fake Diesel (w/ Clarence Mason) fought Flash Funk, Jimmy Snuka, Savio Vega, and Yokozuna to a no contest in a Four-on-four Survivor Series elimination match
- Sycho Sid defeated Shawn Michaels (c) (w/ Jose Lothario) to win the WWF Championship (WATCH HERE)

WWF Monday Night RAW: November 17, 1997
at the Civic Complex in Cornwall, Ontario

- Jerry "The King" Lawler defeated Marc Mero (w/ Sable) by disqualification
- The New Age Outlaws defeated Los Boricuas by disqualification
- In a six-man tag team match, Max Mini, Mini Tauras, and Mini Nova and El Torito, Tarantula, and Batallion fought to a no-contest.
- Scott Taylor defeated Eric Shelley
- Vader and Goldust (w/ Luna) fought to a no-contest
- Dude Love defeated Rocky Maivia by disqualification

WCW Monday Nitro: November 17, 1997
in the The Crown in Cincinnati, Ohio

- Meng (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Glacier
- Alex Wright (w/ Queen Debra) defeated Steve McMichael by DQ
- Rey Misterio Jr. defeated Chris Jericho
- Diamond Dallas Page defeated Villano V (w/ Villano IV)
- Eddie Guerrero (c) vs. Dean Malenko ended in a Double Count Out in a WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match
- Saturn (c) defeated Scotty Riggs to retain the WCW Television Championship
- Lex Luger defeated Curt Hennig (c) by DQ in a WCW United States Championship Match
- The Giant defeated Scott Hall via disqualification

S.A.T., Red & Quiet Storm vs. Backseat Boyz, Chris Hamrick & Donnie B. – SMV's Best on the Indies: November 17, 2001

WWE Survivor Series: November 17, 2002
from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

- Jeff Hardy, Bubba Ray Dudley and Spike Dudley defeated 3-Minute Warning (Rosey and Jamal) and Rico in an Elimination Tables match
- Billy Kidman defeated Jamie Noble (c) (w/ Nidia) to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
- Victoria defeated Trish Stratus (c) in a Hardcore match to win the WWE Women's Championship (WATCH HERE)
- The Big Show defeated Brock Lesnar (c) (w/ Paul Heyman) to win the WWE Championship
- Los Guerreros (Eddie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero) defeated Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit, & Edge and Rey Mysterio (c) in a Triple Threat Elimination match to win the WWE Tag Team Championship
- Shawn Michaels defeated Triple H (c), Booker T, Rob Van Dam, Kane, and Chris Jericho in a Elimination Chamber match to win the World Heavyweight Championship

WWE Monday Night RAW: November 17, 2003
at the SE Texas Arena in Beaumont, Texas

- Booker T defeated Mark Henry (w/ Theodore Long)
- Garrison Cade & Mark Jindrak defeated La Resistance (Rene Dupree & Rob Conway)
- Rob Van Dam (c) defeated Ric Flair by DQ to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley) (c) defeated Scott Steiner & Test (w/ Stacy Keibler) to retain the World Tag Team Championship
- Eric Bischoff & Molly Holly defeated Lita & Matt Hardy in an Inter-Gender Tag Team Match
- Val Venis (w/ yard & Lance Storm) defeated Rico (w/ Miss Jackie)
- Evolution (Batista, Randy Orton & Triple H) (w/ Ric Flair) defeated Goldberg in a Three On One Handicap Match

WWE Monday Night RAW: November 17, 2008
at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

- Kelly Kelly defeated Victoria
- Batista defeated Manu (w/ Cody Rhodes)
- John Morrison & The Miz defeated Rey Mysterio & Shawn Michaels
- JBL & Kane defeated Cryme Tyme
- Matt Hardy vs. William Regal ended in a double countout
- Randy Orton defeated CM Punk in a Lumberjack Match

TNA iMPACT!: November 17, 2011
in the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida

- Robbie E (w/ Rob Terry) (c) defeated Devon (w/ D'Angelo Dinero) to retain the TNA Television Championship (WATCH HERE)
- Brian Kendrick & Jesse Sorensen defeated Austin Aries & Kid Kash (WATCH HERE)
- Mickie James defeated Angelina Love and Brooke Tessmacher and Madison Rayne and ODB and Rosita and Sarita and Tara and Velvet Sky and Winter in a TNAW Women's Knockout Title #1 Contendership Gauntlet Match (WATCH HERE)
- Crimson & Matt Morgan defeated Mexican America (Anarquia & Hernandez) (w/ Rosita & Sarita) (c) to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship (WATCH HERE)
- Garrett Bischoff (w/ Sting) defeated Gunner (w/ Eric Bischoff & Ric Flair) (WATCH HERE)

WWE Monday Night RAW: November 17, 2014
at the Berglund Center Coliseum in Roanoke, Virginia

- Luke Harper (w/ Seth Rollins, Jamie Noble & Joey Mercury) defeated Dolph Ziggler (c) to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya) defeated Adam Rose (w/ The Bunny) by submission (WATCH HERE)
- Ryback defeated Cesaro (WATCH HERE)
- Rusev (w/ Lana) defeated Heath Slater by submission (WATCH HERE)
- Dean Ambrose turns the tables on Bray Wyatt (WATCH HERE)
- Sheamus vs The Big Show ended in a No Contest (WATCH HERE)
- Grumpy Cat meets The Miz (WATCH HERE)
- Brie Bella defeated Nikki Bella (WATCH HERE)
- Goldust & Stardust & The Miz & Damien Sandow defeated The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) & Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) (w/ El Torito) (WATCH HERE)

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