This event was also the first Survivor Series not to feature the traditional Survivor Series elimination-style tag team match, although the notion of survival is apparent in the knockout tournament.
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The ending to this match was a reference of the 1997 Survivor Series (the first of many times the company would intentionally rehash the Montreal Screwjob), with The Rock trapping Mankind in the sharpshooter and Vince McMahon ordering for the bell to be rung, despite the fact that Mankind did not submit. See more
This is quite the auspicious way to start off this tournament to determine a new WWF champion. Duane Gill, a uh... perennial preliminary competitor... has been hand-selected by the owner of this company to face Mankind in this 1st round match-up.
The home video release shows The Rock walking through the backstage area, after winning the WWF Title, then cutting a short promo on what a sucker Mick Foley and the rest of the fans were for believing in him. See more
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Written by Jim Johnston See more