In Highlight Reel, 3MB will look at funny and interesting wrestling videos
Survivor Series, the WWE’s fall classic Pay Per View, originally aired on Thanksgiving nights. Even though this tradition has stopped, you can still watch wrestling on Thursday nights! TNA Wrestling still airs its weekly show, and the Thanksgiving episode sometimes features a Turkey Bowl where the loser of the match has to wear a Turkey Suit. The WWE,, in addition to showcasing videos of the Gobbledy Gooker, has posted full length matches from Survivor Series past, including one of our favorites: WWF Champion Bret Hart versus Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels for the WWF Championship from Survivor Series 1992.
1992 was a breakout year for both these future Hall of Famers. Bret won the WWF Championship on October 12, 1992 (aka Canadian Thanksgiving) after spending the year redefining the Intercontinental Championship. He lost the title to The British Bulldog, his opponent and brother-in-law, at SummerSlam 1992 in the greatest SummerSlam match of all time. Shawn Michaels, meanwhile, emerged as a singles star, after dispensing of former tag team partner Marty Jannetty rather infamously. Re-christened “The Heartbreak Kid,” Michaels went on to capture the Intercontinental Championship from the British Bulldog. And by the mathematical properties of Wrestling, If Bulldog beat Bret, and Shawn beat Bulldog, then Shawn could beat Bret, right?
Wrestling logic can be dis-proven sometimes. Bret was the victor and, in the spirit of the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving parade, closed out the Pay Per View with Santa Claus!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!