Team Hogan vs. Team Andre the Giant (WWF Survivor Series ’87)

The 25th annual WWE Survivor Series event took place last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  While keeping tabs on the match results on numerous wrestling websites, I started thinking about all of the classic matches from Survivor Series’ past.  All of that thought ended with my knowledge of the very first Survivor Series on Thanksgiving Night of 1987.

In 1987, fresh off the heels of Hulk Hogan defeating Andre the Giant to retain the then-WWF Championship at WrestleMania III that March, the rivalry between the two superstars continued.  The result of the increased interest and popularity of the rivalry resulted in the WWE creating a new event in November to capitalize on it. The event would be called “Survivor Series,” and would be centered around a series of elimination-style tag team matches.  The match above is the main event from the 1st annual Survivor Series on November 26th, 1987, as Hulk Hogan and his team competed with Andre the Giant and his team.


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