Survivor Series teams built with WWE Hall of Famers – Part 2

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24: Wrestlers and tag team partners Triple H (L) and Shawn Michaels pose during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24: Wrestlers and tag team partners Triple H (L) and Shawn Michaels pose during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

Now that we’ve gone through the main course, it’s time for the leftovers.  But these leftovers are very good, as we’ll look at five more Survivor Series teams consisting of all Hall of Fame wrestlers.

The first team is from Survivor Series 1991: Team Duggan.

The team led by Jim Duggan (2011) was a unique collection of wrestlers that had all styles of wrestling covered.  With team members Sgt. Slaughter (2004), Texas Tornado (2009) & Tito Santana (2004).  They fought a unique team led by Colonel Mustafa.

What we would see on this night was history being made.  Duggan’s team would be only the second team in Survivor Series history where all members of the team survived.  A feat that was rarely achieved and was just dominance led by a real tough guy.

The second team is also from Survivor Series 1991: Team Boss Man.

This team was very interesting in that it was a three-man team.  Without a fourth team member, the Big Boss Man (2016) & the Legion of Doom (2011) had their backs against the wall.  However, there was something in the air on this night.

Facing IRS & the Natural Disasters, Boss Man & Legion of Doom went into battle in the first-ever three-on-three elimination match.  Boss Man would be the first man eliminated from the match, but the match took a weird turn.

After Typhoon was accidentally hit by the briefcase from IRS, Earthquake left with Typhoon leaving IRS in a two-on-one situation.  Hawk & Animal would end up winning the match after Boss Man made sure that IRS wouldn’t leave.  It was a rush on that night for the Boss Man & the Legion of Doom.

The third team is from Survivor Series 1999: Acolytes & Dudley Boyz.

During the popularity of the Attitude Era, Survivor Series matches still existed but weren’t as big as they once were.  The Acolytes (Bradshaw, 2020 & Faarooq, 2012) teamed up with the Dudley Boyz (2018) to face Godfather, D’Lo Brown & the Headbangers.  You would think this would be an easy win for the four fighters and brawlers.

Unfortunately, the team couldn’t exist to work together.  After going up four to two, the team would implode in front of everybody as they would fight each other.  They would end up losing the match which made us wonder what could’ve been if the team could work together.

The fourth team is from Survivor Series 2003: Team Austin.

In 2003, Stone Cold Steve Austin retired from wrestling and became a co-general manager on Raw.  However, his job was on the line at Survivor Series, and he needed five men that would help him keep his job.  The team he got together with was incredible.

Austin’s team was made up of Booker T (2013), the Dudley Boyz (2018), Rob Van Dam (2021) & Shawn Michaels (2011).  This team of five fought Team Bischoff in one of the biggest matches in Survivor Series history.

Michaels would end up being the last member of the team and was in a three-on-one situation against Chris Jericho, Christian & Randy Orton.  Michaels would fight back getting the match down to him and Orton before outside interference would be the downfall of Michaels and Team Austin losing.

While the team lost, this tremendous team is a part of one of the best matches in Survivor Series history almost twenty years later.  The team might have lost the match but won with dignity and resilience.

The fifth and final team is from Survivor Series 2006: Team WWE Legends.

Ric Flair (2008) was at an interesting point in his career when he went to the Survivor Series to face the Spirit Squad.  He would get together a team of legends to help him out.  With members Dusty Rhodes (2007), Ron Simmons (2012) & Sgt. Slaughter (2004) they were ready to teach the young cheerleaders a thing or two about wrestling.

In the end, Flair would be the sole survivor of the match.  The teachers took the students to school on that night.  On this night you had a Hall of Fame team years before all the members of the team would end up in the WWE Hall of Fame.

The Survivor Series has a rich history and tradition of wrestlers being able to showcase their talents.  Some teams are more forgettable than others, but a few teams are remembered for either the right or wrong reasons.

However, an even fewer number of teams have the honor of being a Hall of Fame team.  How many more teams will be completed in the next several years?  Only time has the answer to that question.