Top five youngest competitors at WWE Survivor Series
In the illustrious history of WWE‘s Survivor Series, the annual event has been a melting pot of memorable battles, unexpected twists, and, intriguingly, the emergence of young talents. These budding stars, despite their tender ages, etched their names into the annals of Survivor Series, leaving an indelible mark on the grand stage. In this exploration, we delve into the narratives of the top five youngest WWE competitors who dared to step onto the big stage, bringing youth, vigor, and a promise of greatness.
5. Hornswoggle (2007): 21 years and 54 days
In 2007, the unconventional Hornswoggle, WWE’s youngest Cruiserweight Champion at 21 years and 54 days faced an uphill battle at Survivor Series. Paired against the formidable Great Khali, a former World Heavyweight Champion, Hornswoggle found himself in a David vs. Goliath scenario.
Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds and a disqualification due to outside interference, Hornswoggle’s participation highlighted the diversity of talent and storytelling within WWE’s Survivor Series, emphasizing that size and age were not insurmountable obstacles.
4. The 1-2-3 Kid (1993): 21 years, 4 months, and 11 days
Before Sean Waltman achieved Hall of Fame status as a two-time inductee with DX and the nWo, he was known as The 1-2-3 Kid. Waltman made his Survivor Series debut at the age of 21 years, 4 months, and 11 days in 1993. As part of Team Razor alongside wrestling luminaries like Razor Ramon, Randy Savage, and Marty Jannetty, The 1-2-3 Kid showcased his potential by eliminating Rick Martel. This early exposure foreshadowed Waltman’s remarkable career trajectory.
3. Kelly Kelly (2007): 20 years, 10 months, and 3 days
Survivor Series 2007 witnessed the inclusion of a young and green Kelly Kelly, aged 20 years, 10 months, and 3 days. Engaged in a historic 10-diva tag team match, Kelly Kelly’s participation marked a pivotal moment for women’s wrestling. Although her involvement was brief, her team’s victory propelled her into an impressive 3-0 unbeaten record at Survivor Series, setting the stage for her subsequent ascension in the women’s division.
2. Kenny Dykstra (2006): 20 years, 8 months, and 10 days
Kenny Dykstra, a member of the Spirit Squad, found himself in the Survivor Series spotlight at the age of 20 years, 8 months, and 10 days. Despite being part of a talented squad that held the Tag Team Championship, Kenny faced the seasoned Team WWE Legends in 2006. While the Spirit Squad’s efforts fell short, Kenny’s early exposure to the Survivor Series environment hinted at the potential that would define his career both inside and outside the ring.
1. JoJo (2013): 19 years, 8 months, and 14 days
JoJo, known for her role as a ring announcer on Raw from 2016-2018 and a member of Total Divas, made an unexpected transition from the microphone to the squared circle at Survivor Series 2013. At a mere 19 years, 8 months, and 14 days, JoJo created history by becoming the first person under the age of 20 to compete in the Survivor Series.
While primarily untrained as an in-ring competitor, JoJo’s courage was on full display as she joined the Total Divas team against the formidable True Divas, led by WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee. Despite the odds stacked against her, JoJo’s historic participation paved the way for future young talents in the women’s division.
As we reflect on the youthful contributions to Survivor Series, these competitors, though young in age, left an enduring impact on the WWE universe. Their early experiences in the Survivor Series crucible served as stepping stones, propelling them toward future success and cementing their places in the rich tapestry of professional wrestling history. In the grand tradition of Survivor Series, these emerging stars stood tall, promising a future where youth would continue to be a driving force in the ever-evolving landscape of WWE.