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Ep. 13: Survivor Series Flashback 1987-89

November 9th, 2016

This is the first episode in a special WWE Survivor Series retro series looking at the entire history of the event as we lead into this year's event in a couple of weeks. This week's first show is presented here free, in its entirety. Future broadcasts of Survivor Series flashback will be presented exclusively to Top Rope Nation Patreon supporters. You can show your support and gain access to these shows for as little as $1.00/month by going to

On this episode, Ryan and Kyle break down all the history surrounding the creation of the Survivor Series. If you don't know the history of pro wrestling in the mid 1980s, this is a must-listen in order to educate yourself. We talk Jim Crockett Promotions vs. Vince McMahon and how the changing landscape created the first edition of the Survivor Series when McMahon went head to head with Starrcade. 

Following our breaking down of all the information surrounding the event's inception, Ryan and Kyle talk about and review the first three Survivor Series events, 1987 to 1989. 

Our standard editions of Top Rope Nation will return next week, November 16, discussing all of the latest current events in pro wrestling. The second episode of Survivor Series flashback (1990-1995) will be posted at