Survivor Series 1991 was the fifth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It took place on Thanksgiving Eve, November 27, 1991 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. It was the first Survivor Series to feature a singles match of any kind, with The Undertaker challenging Hulk Hogan for the WWF Championship.


Due to Ric Flair's involvement in the events leading to The Undertaker's WWF World Heavyweight Championship victory over Hulk Hogan, a rematch was immediately signed for the This Tuesday in Texas pay-per-view event, contested December 3 at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. WWF president Jack Tunney was present at ringside to make sure there was no outside interference. During the match, Flair once again attempted to interfere on The Undertaker's behalf, but – in a chaotic series of events that saw Tunney get knocked out – Hogan was able to pin The Undertaker after throwing ash from manager Paul Bearer's urn in his eyes. The following weekend, Jack Tunney vacated the WWF Championship due to the controversial finishes of the last two matches between Hogan and Undertaker, and put the title up for grabs at the 1992 Royal Rumble. Meanwhile, Hogan and Flair began wrestling in a series of matches that had been highly anticipated since the late 1980s.

Dissension had been brewing for weeks between Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty of the Rockers, and at their Survivor Series match the two argued after Jannetty caused Michaels to be eliminated by accidentally slamming one of the Nasty Boys into him. In a segment of Brutus "the Barber" Beefcake's "Barber Shop" talk show segment taped December 2 and aired several weeks later, the two aired their grievances before seemingly resolving to stick together and work through their difficulties. However, Michaels superkicked Jannetty and threw him through a plate-glass window that was part of Beefcake's set, cementing Michaels' heel turn. A feud was commissioned, but Jannetty was fired in January 1992, shortly before their first match was to take place; the two eventually met in a series of matches in 1993, when Jannetty returned. However, for Michaels, the "Barber Shop" segment and the superkick jumpstarted his career that would continue to grow during the 1990s and 2000s.


Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Survivor Series elimination matches

Elimination Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Davey Boy Smith Team Piper Ric Flair Pinfall after a top rope Axe Handle 10:55
2 The Warlord Team Flair Roddy Piper Pinfall after interference from Hart 17:00
3 DiBiase, The Mountie, Hart, Piper & Virgil Team Piper & Flair None All disqualified while brawling inside the ring. Flair was ejected from the ring during the melee by Piper and was therefore not disqualified. 22:48
Survivor: Ric Flair (Team Flair)
Elimination Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Col. Mustafa Team Mustafa Sgt. Slaughter Pinfall after a Clothesline 7:57
2 Hercules Team Mustafa Tito Santana Pinfall after a Flying Forearm 12:05
3 Skinner Team Mustafa Sgt. Slaughter Pinfall after a Schoolboy 13:31
4 The Berzerker Team Mustafa Jim Duggan Pinfall after a Irish Whip/Clothesline Combo 14:19
Survivors: Duggan, Tornado, Santana and Slaughter (Team Slaughter)
Elimination Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Luke Team Rockers/Bushwhackers Knobbs Pinfall after a Flying Clothesline 5:21
2 Butch Team Rockers/Bushwhackers Beau Pinfall after a Shaker Heights Spike (Flapjack/Facebuster combo) 10:13
3 Beau Team Nasty Boys/Beverly Brothers Shawn Michaels Pinfall with a Back Slide
4 Shawn Michaels Team Rockers/Bushwhackers Knobbs Pinfall with a roll-up. 19:41
5 Marty Jannetty Team Rockers/Bushwhackers Sags Pinfall with a small package. 23:06
Survivors: The Nasty Boys & Blake Beverly (Team Nasty Boys/Beverly Brothers)
Elimination Wrestler Team Eliminated by Elimination move Time
1 Big Boss Man Team Big Boss Man IRS Pinfall after being hit with a metal briefcase 6:23
2 Typhoon Team IRS Hawk Pinfall after being hit accidentally with a metal briefcase 9:55
3 Earthquake Team IRS None Countout after escorting Typhoon to the dressing room
4 IRS Team IRS Animal Pinfall after a Flying Clothesline 15:21
Survivors: The Legion of Doom (Team Big Boss Man)
Sid Justice was supposed to be part of the match, but couldn't compete due to injury. Randy Savage was going to take Sid's place, but due to the "snake bite" incident the weekend before the pay-per-view, both Savage & Roberts were removed from the match.

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