This day in Pro Wrestling history: 25th November
31 years ago on this day, WWE executed its first screw job – No, it wasn’t in Montreal, but at Madison Square Garden and the dispute would be over the Women’s title, held by Wendi Richter.
Oddly enough, the two protagonists from the most famous screw job – Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels - would also have a match on the same day, in the year Survivor Series was made ‘Perfect’.
Read on to see how Hart, Michaels, Richter, The Fabulous Moolah and Curt Hennig made November 25 memorable in pro wrestling history.
#1 Mr Perfect steps into the main event at Survivor Series – 25th November 1992
Survivor Series 1992 would be one of the messiest PPVs ever produced by the WWE.
The advertised main event was the Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage against Razor Ramon and Ric Flair. However, Warrior would leave the company before the PPV, and the WWE was forced to turn heel ‘Mr Perfect’ Curt Hennig, face, to fill in for Warrior.
The move would not affect the match negatively as Mr Perfect more than made up for the Warrior’s absence and would receive a solid push in the company. This would culminate in a loser leaves town match, against his former ally, Ric Flair, who was leaving for WCW. Perfect would win the match and Flair wouldn’t return to the company for 18 years.