Welcome to the latest edition of Four on Four. With the PPV this weekend, we have a Survivor Series theme! As always, we’ve chosen four of the most entertaining and intelligent wrestling fans on Twitter and decided to peer into their minds four questions at a time. Now let’s meet the panel:
Deidre O’Brien: Wrestling fan of over 20 years who lucked into a job as one-third of the staff at www.droptoehold.com, she can either be found there posting about wrestling or live-tweeting shows on her own Twitter (@heinekenrana). If she’s not talking about wrestling, she’s usually either up to no good or asleep.
Follow Deidre on Twitter: @heinekenrana
George E. Boy: Voted most loved Twitter wrestling community personality by the New York Times. Put over by Kevin Steen on PWG All Star Weekend commentary. Great backwards cap.
Follow Georgie on Twitter.
Nick Maniwa: Pro Wrestling’s BFF aka #PapaManiwa. #TeamBestDude. Husband to @jessbeesknees. Co-host of @BNMVS w/ @thereedbentley. Commentator for IWA Midsouth. #RespectDaBiz &#DefendIndyWrestling. You can find him on Tumblr (NSFW at times) and find the #BNMVS on Wrestlefolks.wordpress.com & on the Wrestlefolks iTune feed. New show every week!
Follow Nick on Twitter: @nickmaniwa
Josh Ketch: Wrestling mask collector. Once proposed to Taryn Tarrell with a ring pop. Drove 16 hours to watch the King of Flight Tournament. Winner of Wrestling On Earth’s summer contest.
Follow Josh on Twitter: @xiamhollywoodx
1. What is your all-time favorite Survivor Series moment?
Oh, man. All-time favorite moment is a hard one to choose, but I have to go with Survivor Series 1998: The Rock winning the WWF Championship for the first time; no one expected him to win the Deadly Games tournament, but he beat Mankind, won the then-vacant title, and along with that came the formation of The Corporation the next night. Genius stuff and one of the few matches I’ll watch whenever I get a second.
Shawn Michaels winning the World Title at Survivor Series 2002. You’re talking childhood favorite winning the big one a solid 4 years after retiring “for good.” Perfect moment and a fantastic match.
Honestly, I’m not big on my Survivor Series knowledge. I actually planned to go back and watch every single one leading up to this years and just never got around to it. The most memorable one that led to a lot of great things was the Montreal Screwjob. I guess that would have to be my favorite, as I was a big DX fan and a big Stone Cold vs. Vince fan.
Survivor Series 2008 when Edge came back and won the title left me absolutely speechless. The match was supposed to be HHH vs. Koslov vs. Hardy, until that morning when a story circulated about Hardy being knocked out in a stairwell at his hotel. The match continued on as HHH vs. Koslov until Vickie came out to announce that “he is here” and the match will be a triple threat as promised. Edge’s music hit, he came out with a dope beard like he had been in a ditch for the past couple of months, and no one expected him. It was magic.
Hardy tried to make the save but took out HHH and Kozlov with great chair shots to the head, Edge speared Hardy, and pinned HHH. I just re-watched that clip and it has really stood the test of time. Give it a watch below if you haven’t seen it yet!