MATCH : Team Austin v Team Bischoff


EVENT : Survivor Series 2003

VENUE : American Airlines Arena, Dallas, Texas

DATE : 16th November 2003

STIPULATION : 10 Man Elimination Match

BACKGROUND : One of the biggest feuds of 2003 in WWE was between General Managers Steve Austin and Eric Bischoff. Eric Bischoff had been running Monday Night Raw for some time but he was then forced to share his authority with 'Stone Cold' which lead to disagreements between the pair. Both men agreed to a traditional 5 v 5 Survivor Series elimination match with the winner getting sole control of the show to end all the squabbling. Austin picked Booker T, Rob Van Dam, Shawn Michaels and The Dudley Boyz whilst Eric Bischoff's team consisted of Chris Jericho, Christian, Randy Orton, Mark Henry and Scott Steiner. So who would gain the upper hand and become sole GM at Raw?...

MATCH REVIEW : This is a very underrated match that consists of 10 big name personalities with the added highlight of Austin on the outside. Shawn Michaels plays a great role as ultimate under dog that unfortunately gets screwed in the end. This is a fantastic elimination match that tells a wonderful story and keeps you invested for the whole 27 or so minutes. Was good to see Randy Orton get the rub also as his star was beginning to shine in the WWE. Match of the Year candidate almost definitely!