Five worst matches in WWE Survivor Series history
In the pulsating realm of WWE, Survivor Series has been a battleground for epic clashes, showcasing the pinnacle of athleticism and storytelling. Yet, for every show-stealing performance, there exists a collection of matches that didn’t just miss the mark but landed far off the target, leaving fans bewildered and wanting more. Today, we embark on a journey through the annals of Survivor Series to dissect the five matches that stand out as colossal misfires.
Survivor Series is often a platform for dream matchups and intense rivalries, but not all pairings result in magic. From the peculiar to the downright disappointing, these bouts etch their own peculiar chapters in the history of this pay-per-view extravaganza. Whether it’s the bizarre dance-off between the towering Great Khali and the diminutive Hornswoggle or the shocking brevity of Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar, each match has left an indelible mark on the memories of fans, albeit for all the wrong reasons.
As we unravel the stories behind these less-than-stellar encounters, it becomes evident that even in the grand spectacle of WWE, missteps can happen. Join us as we revisit the cringe-worthy, the perplexing, and the downright disappointing matches that turned Survivor Series from a triumph to a collective head-scratcher.
Here, are the top 5 Survivor Series worst matches
5. Ronda Rousey vs. Shotzi (2022)
In a surprising turn of events, Ronda Rousey’s clash with Shotzi at Survivor Series 2022 left fans wanting more. Despite Rousey’s dominance and a decisive win, the match failed to ignite the spark expected from a championship bout. While Rousey’s prowess was evident, the lack of a compelling narrative left this encounter languishing in the shadows of better Survivor Series moments.
4. Team Raw vs. Team SmackDown – Men’s 5-on-5 Elimination Match (2017)
The 2017 Men’s 5-on-5 Elimination Match had all the ingredients for a classic, but the execution fell flat. The bout, featuring Team RAW vs. Team SmackDown, descended into chaos with questionable in-ring decisions. Network glitches, miscommunications, and an overabundance of interference left fans more bewildered than entertained.
3. Randy Orton vs. Big Show (2013)
Sometimes, a match fails to capture the audience’s attention, and Randy Orton vs. Big Show in 2013 was a prime example. The slow-paced encounter failed to generate excitement, and the lackluster finish left fans questioning the decision-making behind pitting these two formidable competitors against each other.
2. Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar (2016)
Promising to be a clash of titans, Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series 2016 left much to be desired. The anticipation was high, but the match itself was shockingly brief. In a mere 86 seconds, Goldberg annihilated Lesnar, leaving fans bewildered by the lack of substance in a showdown between two wrestling powerhouses.
1. The Great Khali vs. Hornswoggle (2007)
In 2007, Survivor Series presented a match that could only be described as a colossal mismatch – the towering Great Khali against the diminutive Hornswoggle. While WWE is known for its eclectic matchups, this one veered into the absurd. The audience witnessed an awkward dance between the giant and the leprechaun, leaving fans wondering how such a pairing made it to a pay-per-view event.